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Samsung Pay is now available in Sweden, UAE, Hong Kong, and Switzerland.

Samsung Pay is now live in 16 markets around the world. After landing in India last month, Samsung Pay is now heading to four new markets. The digital payments service is now available in Sweden and the United Arab Emirates — its first foray into the Nordics and the Middle East respectively — and has gone up for ...

- Android Central - US

AFC charges Chinese club Guangzhou over political banner.

CHINESE giants Guangzhou Evergrande will be disciplined after a political banner was unfurled by fans during a game in Hong Kong, Asia's football governing body said Thursday. The banner was held up during Evergrande's 6-0 AFC Champions League win over Hong Kong's Eastern on Tuesday. The Asian Football Confederation ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

MuveAcoustics's new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone in India.

New Delhi, April 27 MuveAcoustics, a brand by Hong Kong-based consumer electronics company Zeeva, on Thursday launched a new over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone -- Evoke MA-1999FB -- in India. At Rs 12,999, the headphone comes loaded with Bluetooth 4.0 and multi-device pairing capability.

- Yahoo! News - US

BI nabs man wanted for economic crimes in China.

A Chinese national wanted for economic crimes in his country was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as he was about to leave the Philippines. The Bureau of Immigration apprehended Weng Wenmin, 51, just before he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong last Tuesday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the The ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Hong Kong Protest Organizers Arrested Ahead of Expected Visit by China’s President.

Pro-democracy activists said the arrests were part of a recent crackdown intended to quell protests before an expected July visit by President Xi Jinping of China.

- International NY Times - US

Stephenson Harwood promotes four to partner in reduced round.

Stephenson Harwood has promoted four lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, with three in London and one in Hong Kong. The post Stephenson Harwood promotes four to partner in reduced round appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

- The Lawyer - US

AFC charges Guangzhou for fans' 'British Dogs' banner.

HONG KONG - China's Guangzhou Evergrande have been charged by the Asian Football Confederation after their fans unfurled a banner with the words 'Annihilate British Dogs' during their Asian Champions League match against Hong Kong's Eastern on Tuesday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Hong Kong: 9 democracy activists nabbed over 2016 protest - parties.

HONG Kong police arrested nine democracy activists on Thursday over a November protest outside Beijing's representative office in the city, opposition parties said, in what one of the activists said was a campaign to stifle opposition. The post Hong Kong: 9 democracy activists nabbed over 2016 protest - parties appeared ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Longer cruise vacations to sail out of Shanghai.

ROYAL Caribbean International will prolong its cruise trip duration and add nine new destinations including Tokyo, Kyoto and Boracay next year, it announced in Shanghai as it released its development strategy for 2018 and 2019. Cruise liners of Royal Caribbean will continue to make Shanghai, Tianjin, Hong Kong and Shenzhen ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Tech firms drive Shanghai's demand for premium office space.

SHANGHAI is expected to surpass Hong Kong as the largest office market in China within a few years' time with total Grade A space reaching 11 million square meters by 2020, international real estate services provider JLL said in a latest report. The city's central business district is set to receive approximately 1.1 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Hong Kong widens crackdown as police arrest more activists over anti-China protests.

Critics say the arrests are aimed at stifling those who oppose the China-controlled government.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Chinese banks, brokers eye robo advice for edge on competition

HONG KONG - China's wealth management industry is preparing for a boom in automated investment advice and trading programs, or "robo-advisors", as brokerages, banks and insurers look for a cheaper way to increase revenue from retail clients.

- Reuters - US

Hong Kong activists arrested over protest against Basic Law interpretation by Beijing

A total of nine Hong Kong activists, including members of political groups Demosisto and the League of Social Democrats, were rounded up on Thursday morning for their alleged participation in a protest over Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law last year. According to Demosisto, police arrested the activists at ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Showers to give way to sunny weekend in Hong Kong before rain returns

Hong Kong will experience a see-sawing in weather patterns in coming days as it transitions from rain to fine weather over the weekend and back to wetter conditions next week. Several millimetres of rain were recorded over Hong Kong and Lantau islands on Thursday morning as a trough of low pressure affected the coast of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s Women’s Foundation seeks new CEO, with Su-Mei Thompson to step down after eight years as its head

The Women’s Foundation is seeking a new chief executive officer, with Su-Mei Thompson to step down as CEO in September after eight years in the role. The board of governors of the foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong, announced her departure on Wednesday and said the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

EU presses for Hong Kong electoral reform after ‘politically challenging’ 2016

The EU has urged Hong Kong to kick-start electoral reform, saying that would give the government greater legitimacy to tackle the city’s social and economic challenges. That call was at odds with the opinion of Wang Zhenmin, the legal chief for the central government’s liaison office, who last Saturday rejected ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong widens crackdown, arrests 9 more activists

Police detained the activists for their apparent involvement in an anti-China protest last year.         

- USA TODAY - US

Nine Pro-Democracy Activists Have Been Arrested in Hong Kong

Thursday marks the second time opposition figures have been arrested in Hong Kong in as many days

- TIME Magazine - US

Force Protection Video Reports on Recent China and Hong Kong Visit

PRESS RELEASE: Force Protection Video Equipment , which is engaged in the development, manufacture and sales of body worn cameras and accessories, announced today that representatives of the company recently attended theAsia...

- VentureBeat - US

Hong Kong police arrest more political activists: parties

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police arrested nine democracy activists on Thursday over a November protest outside Beijing's representative office in the city, opposition parties said, in what one of the activists said was a campaign to stifle opposition.

- Reuters - US

Asian stock slip as investors mull Trump tax plan

HONG KONG — Asian shares slipped Thursday as investors digested the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul, and economic and corporate reports. Investors also were awaiting a policy statement from the Bank of Japan that's expected…

- Billings Gazette - US

Police arrest nine more democracy activists in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, April 27 — Nine democracy activists were arrested in Hong Kong today over an anti-Beijing protest, according to campaign groups, in the latest swoop by police as protesters say they are being persecuted. Concerns are growing that...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hong Kong officials urged to establish effectiveness of using Putonghua to teach Chinese before policy introduced to all schools

Hong Kong’s Audit Commission has urged the Education Bureau to establish the effectiveness of using Putonghua to teach Chinese language before making it mandatory for all primary and secondary schools in the city. According to the latest report by the commission on the bureau’s HK$8 billion Language Fund, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong street lamps to get an energy-saving switch after officials see LEDs in a new light

Hong Kong street lights will be progressively replaced with a more energy-efficient light-emitting diode system, officials have confirmed. U-turning on its previous position that LEDs were not cost effective, the Highways Department on Wednesday said the technology had matured considerably. “Coupled with the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong woman who travelled to South America becomes first imported Zika case of the year

A 31-year-old woman has been confirmed to be Hong Kong’s first imported Zika virus case this year, prompting the government to implement emergency mosquito control measures. The patient, who was in a stable condition on Wednesday, was receiving treatment in an isolation ward in the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong couple jailed for mistreating their child, who became acutely dehydrated

Two drug-addicted parents were each jailed for 14 months by a court on Wednesday for underfeeding their baby so severely that he developed life-threatening levels of acute dehydration and weighed just over 10 pounds at the age of five months. The sentence means their third child will be born in custody, while the boy ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong activists arrested over protest against Basic Law interpretation by Beijing

At least eight Hong Kong activists, including members of political groups Demosisto and the League of Social Democrats, were rounded up on Thursday morning for their alleged participation in a protest over Beijing’s interpretation of the Basic Law last year. According to Demosisto, police arrested the activists at ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong investigating imported case of Zika virus infection

THE Center for Health Protection of Hong Kong is investigating an imported case of Zika virus infection, in which a young woman who has been to South American countries got infected, the health department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said Wednesday. The female patient, aged 31, with good past health, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Hong Kong woman loses $1.87 million in phone scam

A 42-year-old Hong Kong housewife has become the biggest phone deception loser this year as she was conned out of more than HK$10 million by scammers posing as mainland police officers.Her case emerged after 11 people were...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hong Kong woman loses $1.87 million in phone scam

A 42-year-old Hong Kong housewife has become the biggest phone deception loser this year as she was conned out of more than HK$10 million (by scammers posing as mainland police officers.Her case emerged after 11 people...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers charged with unlawful assembly

The Pro-independence Hong Kong activists and lawmakers disqualified for their anti-China protest during their swearing-in ceremony last year were today arrested and charged with 'unlawful assembly' and attempted forced entry into a Legislative Council of the Hong

- Phayul.com - IN

Children living in Hong Kong’s poorer districts more likely to face abuse, or get into accidents, study says

Hong Kong children living in low-income districts are most at risk of abuse or getting into accidents, according to the latest report by a university in the city. University of Hong Kong researchers found a growing number of children were seeking emergency services over the past decade and more. Children from larger ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Few ship calls, low passenger spending: Hong Kong cruise terminal needs to boost usage, auditor says

Is Hong Kong’s much-hyped cruise terminal a white elephant of an underused facility that resembles a ghost town more than the bustling hub for luxury tourism it was billed as? That was the kind of picture painted by the city’s official auditor on Wednesday as it revealed that few ships were anchoring at the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s next leader Carrie Lam spent HK$2m in wages for election campaign team

Hong Kong’s incoming leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor lavished over HK$2 million on her 80-member campaign team in the run-up to the chief executive election on March 26, although it failed to ensure her a smooth ride. Sandra Mak Wong Siu-chun, a PR veteran in charge of publicity, charged an average of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Jail for gang that sold fake brand diapers

FOUR people who made and sold counterfeit Pigeon baby diapers, and forged official stamps and papers to sell baby food have been jailed. Minhang District People’s Court said the ringleader, Zheng He, had set up a fake branch of Japan’s Pigeon Corporation in Hong Kong, and used this to authorize a trade company ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

China’s New Warship

China unveils its second aircraft carrier, but will they stop there? South Korea took its first steps to deploy a controversial missile system. Plus, Hong Kong arrests two disqualified lawmakers. VOA’s Steve Miller has your Asia news, in a minute.

- Voice of America - US

Mainland pair arrested for smashing into Hong Kong development chief’s official car

Police arrested two mainland men on Wednesday afternoon who were thought to have smashed open the Hong Kong development minister’s official car and snatched a computer and government documents from it in Tsim Sha Tsui East. A police source said the two men, who came to the city on two-way permits, were arrested in ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Disqualified pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung charged with unlawful assembly

Two disqualified pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers were charged with unlawful assembly on Wednesday, for trying to force their way into a meeting of the city’s legislature in November. Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching were also charged with attempted forced entry. They are expected to appear at ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

New power deal ‘favourable’ to consumers, Hong Kong environment minister says

Hong Kong’s new deal with its two power companies favours consumers as it strikes a balance between reliable electricity supply, affordability and sustainability, according to the city’s environment minister. Wong Kam-sing said the agreement would curb the firms’ guaranteed earnings and help ease tariff ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Ngong Ping 360 cable car on track for June reopening amid race to beat Hong Kong’s typhoon season

The Ngong Ping 360 cable car, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions, is on track to reopen in June after a five-month closure for rope replacement work. The 5.7km aerial tramway on Lantau Island has been shut since January to replace the cables, which reached the end of their lifespan after a decade of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Big business gave significant donations to Hong Kong chief executive-elect Carrie Lam

Hong Kong’s next leader, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, received a large proportion of her HK$18.7 million in election donations from business leaders and their siblings, in-laws and staff. The chief executive-elect received donations from more than 200 people – many donating HK$100,000 – the limit ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong housewife becomes biggest phone scam loser this year after HK$10 million taken from account

A 42-year-old Hong Kong housewife has become the biggest phone deception loser this year as she was conned out of more than HK$10 million by scammers posing as mainland police officers. Her case emerged after 11 people were scammed out of HK$12.4 million over the four-day Easter holiday and amid repeated police ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong police officers warned not to reveal identity while off duty to settle disputes

The police watchdog has warned officers not to reveal their police identity for personal matters when off duty, as some were found to have used their authority to take advantage during disputes or befriend women. But the Independent Police Complaints Council stressed the problem was not serious as only five or six ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hong Kong’s regulation of charities full of holes, city’s official auditor says

The Hong Kong government’s rules on charities are ridden with loopholes, the latest report by the city’s official auditor has found, with some groups allowed to maintain their tax-exempt status and free land even after conducting non-charitable activity, paying their directors and operating hotels and serviced ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Disqualified Hong Kong lawmakers arrested for trying to barge into legislature

The two used their swearing-in ceremony in October 2016 to stage an apparent protest by inserting anti-China insults into their oaths.

- The Hindu - IN

Asian Streaming Service Viu Expands Local Production

Viu, the multi-territory streaming service operated by Hong Kong's PCCW, is branching further into content production. It will produce original shows for Chinese, Indian and South East Asian markets. Describing Viu Originals as a significant upstream investment,' Viu has partnered with SJS Productions to deliver Song ...

- Variety - US

Hong Kong: Police pick up 2 disqualified lawmakers for 'questioning' - party

HONG KONG police on Wednesday arrested two disqualified pro-independence legislators for unlawful assembly over an effort to force their way into a Legislative Council meeting in November, their political party said. The post Hong Kong: Police pick up 2 disqualified lawmakers for 'questioning' - party appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

HK Exam Highlights CCP's Stance on Democracy

Hong Kong students this month are sitting through the ongoing and notoriously stressful Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exam, the only public exam in the region's

- China Digital Times - CN

Two Pro-Independence Hong Kong Activists Have Been Charged With Unlawful Assembly

The pair were disqualified as legislators late last year

- TIME Magazine - US

Hong Kong Arrests 2 Disqualified Lawmakers Over Oath Fracas

Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over their attempts to barge into the legislature last year in a dispute over their oaths. Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching on Wednesday morning. They were questioned at a police station for several hours before being released on ...

- Voice of America - US

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