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Anti-Asian hatred has no place in London, mayor assures Hongkongers with BN(O) status making move
The mayor of London has assured Hongkongers moving to the city that anti-Asian hate that has surged amid the coronavirus pandemic has no place in Britain's capital, while stressing the importance of helping some new arrivals overcome the language barrier.Sadiq Khan told the Post his top priorities
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Didi and Luckin's New York debacles shed light on corporate liability insurance as shield against class action lawsuits
Didi Global's New York listing debacle is shedding light on a little-known area of insurance that protects corporate directors and officers (D&O) from legal liability, as a number of law firms are soliciting shareholders to sign up for class-action lawsuits in US courts.Class action suits related t
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Made in China, sold on Amazon: Beijing says banned Chinese sellers facing 'growing pains' of cross-border e-commerce
Beijing has acknowledged the challenges of bringing "Chinese solutions" to Western e-commerce platforms after Amazon banned some of the biggest Chinese merchants on the platform for breaking its rules, dealing a heavy blow to China's push into cross-border e-commerce as Chinese sellers increase t
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Coronavirus: China plans to test Wuhan blood samples from before outbreak
China is preparing to test blood samples from the period before its Covid-19 outbreak for evidence of infection, health authorities said on Thursday, a process which could uncover earlier cases of the disease.The research will be conducted in Wuhan, where Covid-19 was first identified in late 2019,
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Tokyo Olympics: who are Hong Kong's main medal hopes at the 2020 Games?
For Hong Kong athletes at the 2020 Olympics, the journey to Tokyo is unlike any path travelled by their predecessors going back to the city's debut at the 1952 Games in Helsinki. And it's not only because of the Covid-19 pandemic that forced the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Game
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Hong Kong must not pay for virtual money crime
Cryptocurrencies have many theoretical advantages over fiat money. They do have, however, many real and practical benefits for speculators, criminal gangs, ransomware hackers and money launderers.In the first case of its kind, Hong Kong customs has shut a local money-laundering syndicate that proces
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: a year late, 'cursed' Games off to strange start at opening ceremony
Our coverage of the opening ceremony is being provided free to all our readers. Please support us on our mission to bring you quality journalism.Despite a year of Covid-19 concerns and controversy, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally taking place, and the Games officially begin tonight with
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Tokyo 2020: Canadian football player Quinn becomes first openly trans athlete to compete in Olympics
Canadian soccer player Quinn has become the first openly trans athlete to compete in an Olympics by starting against host nation Japan in the squad's first group game at Tokyo 2020.Quinn, who came out as non-binary and transgender in 2000 and won an Olympics bronze medal in 2016, clocked in 72 minu
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6 celebrity Olympic wannabes, from Jason Statham to Caitlyn Jenner and even K-pop's Jackson Wang
Before making it big in showbiz, many celebrities dabble in a wide (and often unexpected) range of income-earning activities and odd jobs. That goes as far as a few having professional careers as athletes, with a sprinkling of them being so successful that they tried out for, or even made it all the
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Xi Jinping to lead Tibet 70th anniversary celebrations
After more than a decade, President Xi Jinping returned to Lhasa on Thursday, leading a delegation to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the administrative and religious capital of the Tibet autonomous region.State news agency Xinhua said on Friday that Xi arrived in the city - one of the
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Hong Kong rower Winne Hung's Olympic dream stays alive with repechage chance
Hong Kong's Olympic Games began in the rowing park on Friday morning where Winne Hung Wing-yan narrowly missed out on qualifying from her heat but moves on to the repechage for another chance.The 22-year-old, making her Olympic debut just five years after moving from indoor to outdoor rowing, finis
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Tech scare sends Hong Kong stocks reeling in week as Chinese tutoring firms crash
Hong Kong stocks capped a weekly loss on lingering concerns about Beijing's crackdown against internet-platform companies and as a surge in Delta variant cases clouds global economic recovery outlook. Chinese online education stocks crashed. The Hang Seng Index retreated 1.5 per cent to 27,321.9
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Top 10 richest Olympians of 2021, from Roger Federer to Usain Bolt and Caitlyn Jenner - and who wins the gold medal for the most endorsement deals?
Many Olympic athletes strike it rich, especially those that win gold or at least place on the podium, delivering extra value to their sponsors.Some might assume that most of the top 10 in the world come from the US, but the nationality of the No 1 is much less obvious ...10. Shaun White - US$60 mill
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Tragedy shows Hong Kong needs to be alert in world of worsening weather
The horrific images of people trapped in a subway train being rapidly submerged by floodwaters in the Henan provincial capital, Zhengzhou, will stay with many of us the rest of our lives.Their videos and messages posted online frantically calling for help were quickly heeded and hundreds rescued, bu
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Boys in skirts, China's Olympics flag-bearer, and more
Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team.This article originally appeared in the South China Morn
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Meet Hazel Moder, Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder's teenage daughter who made her red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2021
It looks like actress Julia Roberts, star of Pretty Woman (1990) and Erin Brockovich (2000) among many other films, is finally ready to introduce her only daughter, Hazel Moder, to the world. The gorgeous 16-year-old, who grew up away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, recently hit the red car
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National security law: why the cutting of ties between University of Hong Kong and its student union was long in the making
Billy Fung Jing-en was once the poster boy of radical student activism. The former student union leader of the University of Hong Kong clashed with the institution's management over its hiring decisions and led protests against its governing council.He fought against the council in 2015 over its co
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: a guide to where, when and how to watch the Games in Hong Kong
Despite being marred by pandemic concerns and controversy throughout the past year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are actually happening. The postponed Games will officially kick off with an opening ceremony on Friday night and come to a close on August 8.Forty-six athletes (including two reserves) will r
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Most expensive celebrity engagement rings: Jennifer Lopez got a dazzling pink diamond from Ben Affleck, while Kate Middleton inherited Princess Diana's sapphire stone
Engagement rings are all about show off the depth of your feelings to the love of your life, so only the best, shiniest rock will do. There's possibly no better occasion for a grand piece of jewellery, and nobody does over-the-top romance better than the celebrity set.Let's take a look at some of
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China-US Tianjin meeting comes as both sides adjust to 6 months of Biden
An important US-China meeting this weekend comes at a key moment for the relationship between the two nations as both recalibrate six months into Joe Biden's presidency, according to Chinese experts.US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman is due in the city of Tianjin, about 100km (62 miles) fro
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