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Outlook.com Premium is now available in six more regions before price hike.

Previously exclusive for US customers, Outlook.com Premium is now available in Canada, UK and Northern Ireland, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and Ireland. This comes before the March 31 price hike.

- Neowin.net - US

As Chinese state-backed firms invest in cutting edge US startups, DoD white paper distributed to WH says US govt failing to protect critical tech, sources say .

New York Times: As Chinese state-backed firms invest in cutting edge US startups, DoD white paper distributed to WH says US govt failing to protect critical tech, sources say  —  HONG KONG — When the United States Air Force wanted help making military robots more perceptive, it turned to a Boston-based ...

- Techmeme - US

Does the universe have a rest frame?.

Washington DC Mar 23, 2017 Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. Donald Chang from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China, attempts to elucidate whether the universe has a resting frame. The results have recently been published in EPJ Plus. To answer this ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

China through the eyes of Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol's personal photographs from his trip to Beijing and Hong Kong in 1982 are arguably the most famous holiday snaps of all time.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Li Ka-shing says Hong Kong property rebound could last years.

HONG KONG, March 23 — Hong Kong's richest man signalled that the property rebound that's been pushing up prices in the world's most expensive housing market could persist for as long as two years as growing demand outweighs government...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asia markets enjoy small recovery after big losses.

HONG KONG, March 23 — Most Asian markets edged up and the dollar saw a small recovery today as investors tracked a bounce in New York, with focus now on a crucial congressional vote on US healthcare reform later in the day. However, the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

I Am Not Madame Bovary tops Asian Film Awards.

Chinese film I Am Not Madame Bovary took home three awards at the 11th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, winning best film, best cinematographer and best actress. Winner Fan Bingbing, who plays a woman accused of adultery, said it was her favourite role to date. Even though playing the role was challenging, I had an ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Australian mint seeks HK$4.95 million in identity fraud claim against Hong Kong company.

The Australian government on Tuesday demanded that a Hong Kong company repay its royal mint HK$4.95 million, an amount remitted by mistake due to online identity fraud last May. The Canberra-based Royal Australian Mint claimed in a writ filed at the city’s High Court that the identity of its CEO Ross MacDiarmid ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Past is not prologue: young conductor Liu Sha takes the Hong Kong stage with music about humanity not politics.

Chinese orchestral music is coming of an age that is inclusive of other cultures and reflects humanity and aesthetics rather than politics, one of China’s leading young conductors has said. Liu Sha, resident conductor of the Beijing-based China National Traditional Orchestra since 2002, will make his debut with the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Joshua Wong, 20-year-old 'Umbrella' rebellion leader, decries rigged Hong Kong election.

Joshua Wong, leader of the 2014 pro-democracy movement, said China squelches political freedom.         

- USA TODAY - US

Brazil's government says meat industry may lose 10 percent market share.

By Maria Carolina Marcello and Brad Brooks BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - A police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices has badly damaged the reputation of Brazil's meatpacking industry and could wipe more than 10 percent off its global market share, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday. Maggi, a ...

- Sify - IN

China Private Education IPO Climbs 9% Upon Hong Kong Listing

Latest in series of education industry IPOs welcomed by investors

- Forbes.com - US

Art for art's sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative

Hong Kong sees a creative surge when Art Basel comes to town, but there's a push for a more permanent change to the visual landscape of the city better known for its business than its art scene.

- The Daily Star - LB

Pro-democracy activist decries fixed Hong Kong election

Joshua Wong, leader of 2014 'umbrella' movement, said China squelches political freedom.         

- USA TODAY - US

Hong Kong home prices, driver of CK Property’s earnings, to remain buoyant, Li Ka-shing says

Residential property prices in Hong Kong, already the world’s costliest urban centre to live in, will remain buoyant over the next two years because the supply of land and new homes cannot keep up with demand, said Li Ka-shing, the city’s wealthiest man and chairman of one of its biggest builders of apartments ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s graft-buster to investigate Carrie Lam over museum deal, lawmaker says

Hong Kong’s anti-graft agency has launched an investigation into chief executive candidate Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s role in a deal to build a version of Beijing’s Palace Museum in the city, according to lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching. During a Legislative Council debate on Hong Kong’s tourism ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

No names, but Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing drops heavy hint he backs Carrie Lam as next leader

Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, broke his silence on Wednesday to express support for leading chief executive contender Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor without naming her, saying he would vote for a candidate trusted by Beijing. The remarks by the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings came a week after his younger son ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

New British school to enter what will become a very crowded Hong Kong primary sector

A prestigious British international school will open its doors to kindergarten and primary school students in Hong Kong next year,offering “state-of-the art” facilities dedicated to sports, performing arts, languages and science and technology. Shrewsbury International School, which is being built in Tseung Kwan ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong's Hottest Fake News Headlines Target Refugees, Foreign Domestic Workers

Hong Kong's increase in fake news prompted media activists to create the Facebook page Kau Yim to verify important information and identify fake news.

- Global Voices - US

American Airlines is reportedly investing $200 million in China's largest airline

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines might be spending some serious cash in China. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that American Airlines is reportedly in advanced talks to invest $200 million in China Southern Airlines at a valuation of $10 billion. According to the publication, American's investment ...

- Business Insider - US

China's Tencent fourth-quarter profit jumps 47 percent on payment, cloud revenue surge

HONG KONG - Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online entertainment company, posted a 47 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong growth in new revenue streams such as payment and cloud services.

- Reuters - US

Container shipping lines ordered to testify in U.S. sector probe

LONDON/SINGAPORE - The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday. The world's biggest container group, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk , ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong leader must cooperate with China

HONG KONG, March 22 ― Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing said today he would vote for the candidate who is willing to cooperate with Chinese authorities in the city's upcoming leadership vote. Li, 88, was speaking after his flagship CK...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China's Frayed Perimiter

Howard W. French Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?

- Pulitzer Center - US

Hong Kong fireman dies after rescuing hikers in Ma On Shan

A fireman died yesterday after injuring his head while saving an off-duty police officer and his girlfriend who were trapped below a cliff in Ma On Shan Country Park. Yau Siu-ming, 50, lost his footing and slipped to the floor during the all-night search and rescue that began in the rain on Tuesday night. The principal ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong government comes under fire for not recalling all questionable meat products

The government’s reluctance to recall all questionable meat ­products on sale in the cityhas been greeted with criticism, ­despite the announcement on Tuesday that it was banning the import of all meat from Brazil – the source of a tainted meat scare. Major restaurant and supermarket chains across the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Step-by-step through Li Ka-Shing’s press conference in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post today provided a live blog of the press conference by Hong Kong’s wealthiest businessman Li Ka-Shing, after the announcement of 2016 earnings by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd and Cheung Kong Property Holdings. These are the first sets of full-year financial results by both companies since Li ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘We had to think of our players’ families,’ says Hong Kong tennis after pulling out of Pakistan Davis Cup tie

Hong Kong tennis is praying to avoid a Davis Cup ban after pulling out of next month’s match against Pakistan – with the sport’s chief insisting, “We had to think of the players’ families,” after recent terrorist attacks in the country. Hong Kong’s young team had one of the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong customs set to charge shipping company and captain over transport of Singapore military vehicles without licence

Hong Kong customs is likely to press charges against the shipping company and the captain of the container ship which transported nine Singapore military vehicles into the city from Taiwan in November without a required licence. Shipping company APL is expected to be issued with a summons while the captain of the container ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

University of Hong Kong bans sales of disposable bottled water to help planet

The University of Hong Kong is banning sales of disposable bottled water on its Pok Fu Lam campus to help the environment. All single-use bottles measuring one litre or less will be banned from shops, restaurants, offices and vending machines starting July 1. Bottled water is also expected to disappear from all university ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

More young people joining construction sector, but tough to retain talent, lawmaker says

More young people are joining Hong Kong’s construction sector, with the majority of recent trainees aged under 35, but many do not take up employment in the industry after they complete their training. During a Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday, engineering sector legislator Lo Wai-kwok brought up concerns ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Smuggler from Hong Kong with 1,000 diamonds in his shoes trips up at Shenzhen border

A smuggler keen to evade taxes in mainland China tried to hotfoot it through a Shenzhen immigration control point by stuffing his shoes full of 1,000 diamonds. But customs officials were on their toes and became suspicious when they saw him walking on tiptoe. They pulled him over for an inspection and found the booty under ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘Allow online media access to cover chief executive vote’: journalist groups pen open letter to CY Leung

Twelve journalists’ associations wrote an open letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday, demanding digital media outlets be given access to cover the chief executive election this Sunday. They penned the letter after the government decided that digital outlets including Initium Media, Stand News and Hong ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Kin Pan-gon set to give Hong Kong’s youngsters the chance to shine in friendly against Jordan

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon will test a mix of experienced naturalised players and young guns in a friendly match against Jordan in Amman on Thursday. The clash is specially arranged to help Hong Kong prepare for another Middle East nation, Lebanon, in the opening match of the 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers five days later in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong home prices, driver of CK Property’s earnings, to remain buoyant, Li Ka-Shing says

Residential property prices in Hong Kong, already the world’s costliest urban centre to live in, will remain buoyant over the next two years because the supply of land and new homes can’t keep up with demand, said Li Ka-Shing, the city’s wealthiest man and one of the biggest builders of apartments and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong tycoon Li chokes up as he reflects on economy

HONG KONG " Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing had an emotional moment Wednesday as he reflected on the weak state of the financial hub's economy.The 88-year-old tycoon appeared to get choked up as he spoke at a news conference...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hong Kong tycoon Li chokes up as he reflects on economy

HONG KONG " Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing has had an emotional moment as he reflected on the weak state of the financial hub's economy.The 88-year-old tycoon appeared to get choked up as he spoke Wednesday at a news conference...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

HK researchers identify mutation in H7N9 virus

A mutation in H7N9 avian flu virus that can enhance the ability of the virus to infect humans was identified by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, which made the finding public on Wednesday. The research team from the university's State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases of and the department of ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Man caught with 1,000 diamonds in shoes

A YOUNG man has been caught trying to smuggle more than 1,000 diamonds into Shenzhen City from neighboring Hong Kong by hiding them in his shoes. Customs officials in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, found 212.9 carats of diamonds in the alleged smuggler's insoles when he passed through Luohu port, which links ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

'HK investors putting money in start-ups, more keen on India'

Hong Kong, March 22 Investors based in Hong Kong are putting more money in start-ups and are increasingly looking at India as an investment option due to its strengths in areas such as information technology, a senior official has said. Jimmy Chiang, Associate Director-General InvestHK, told IANS that investors based in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Artist makes amazingly realistic miniatures of old buildings

From a discarded milk carton on the ground, to slightly worn-out posters, the details on Joshua Smith's models are so realistic it's hard to believe they're not real. Smith, a miniaturist, has been creating tiny intricate models of dilapidated buildings and objects around the world for the past two years. SEE ALSO: Super ...

- Mashable! - US

China's Tencent fourth-quarter profit rises 47 percent on payment, cloud services

HONG KONG - Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online entertainment company, posted a 47 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong growth in new revenue streams such as payment and cloud services.

- Reuters - US

World › Brazil's president: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

President Michel Temer called Brazil's scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment Tuesday as more countries suspended some meat imports from the South American nation. On Tuesday, Hong Kong, Japan and Mexico announced that they were halting at least some Brazilian meat imports. They joined the European Union,…

- Japan Today - JP

In Hong Kong, a Streetcar That Cuts a Path Through Time

The artist Kingsley Ng has turned a tram into a mobile art experience that focuses on the passage of time, in both passengers’ lives and in the history of their city.

- International NY Times - US

Art Basel Hong Kong: Where Commerce and Creativity Meet

Hong Kong has a history steeped in trade — and that serves the lucrative Art Basel brand nicely.

- International NY Times - US

Beyond Art Basel: A Guide for Wanderers

Looking for a breather from Art Basel? Here’s where to eat, drink and explore in and around Hong Kong.

- International NY Times - US

Navigating the Fair: Highlights of Art Basel Hong Kong

What to look for at this year’s event: new artists, galleries, films and photography.

- International NY Times - US

Genting Hong Kong announces new heads of the company and cruise line

Genting Hong Kong Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Colin Au as the Group President of the Company with immediate effect and Mr.

- eTurboNews - US

How a fan heater delivery led Hong Kong authorities to arms and ammunition stash

A man and a woman have been arrested after authorities discovered thousands of bullets and gun components in a number of suspicious parcels and at their premises. Customs officers at Asia Airfreight Terminal in Chek Lap Kok alerted police on Monday after finding about 3,400 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition hidden inside ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong fireman in coma after rescuing hikers in Ma On Shan

A fireman was in a coma on Wednesday morning after saving two hikers trapped below a cliff in Ma On Shan Country Park following an all-night search and rescue. Rescuers, including a government helicopter crew, were still getting the injured man and the hikers off the hillside at noon. The hikers – a man, 32, and a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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