The entry restriction and suspension of airport transit services, announced by the HKSAR government on March 23 as enhancements to its anti-epidemic measures, took effect at 00:00 a.m. on March 25 local time and were at the time to be implemented tentatively for 14 days, ending on April 7. … [Read more...] about HKSAR gov’t to extend entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents from overseas
Au Nok-hin, then a member of the HKSAR Legislative Council, was convicted by Kowloon City Magistrates' Court of attacking a police constable and a police superintendent with a loudspeaker in the small hours on July 8, 2019 in Yau Ma Tei area of Kowloon. … [Read more...] about Former lawmaker convicted of assaulting police officers in Hong Kong
Beijing cannot be happy with Luckin’s founders Lu Zhengyao and Qian Zhiya. Investors are even dumping shares in Hong Kong-listed CAR, where Lu is chairman and Qian was once chief operating officer. Shares in other U.S.-listed Chinese firms could end up as collateral damage. Locals are rushing to use their Luckin coffee coupons while they are still honoured. Investigators have named the chief operating officer as the primary suspect. The buck might not stop there. (By Pete Sweeney) … [Read more...] about Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Luckin Coffee, NMC Health
Beijing: China stepped up border control measures on Monday as the number of imported coronavirus cases rose sharply to 951 while the asymptomatic cases also surged, raising fears of a second wave of the COVID-19 infections, mainly from Chinese returning home from abroad despite drastic containment efforts. A health official in Beijing warned that the Chinese capital, Beijing, will probably remain under long-term coronavirus epidemic control. Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission (NHC) told the media on Monday that 951 imported cases have been reported till Sunday as China airlifted more of its nationals from different countries currently struggling to cope up with Covid-19 spread. Mi said the pressure brought by imported cases on China continues to increase, especially those from neighbouring countries. His remarks followed reports of 20 imported infection cases in Suifenhe, a Chinese port city -- with a population of 70,000 bordering China and Russia, on … [Read more...] about China faces new wave of coronavirus infections as number of imported cases rise sharply
BEIJING (Sputnik) – The ban will be introduced gradually, starting from March 31, 2017 and should be fully enforced across the entire territory of China by December 31, 2017, the council said in a statement posted on its website. The ban aims to protect elephants, as thousands of them are slaughtered annually for their ivory. The new measure will apply to all trading, including internet sales and street markets. … [Read more...] about Ivory Trade in China to Be Fully Prohibited in Coming Year
The Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Bronx Zoo, said it wanted to test Nadia "out of an abundance of caution," hoping to ensure "any knowledge we gain about COVID-19 will contribute to the world's continuing understanding of this novel coronavirus." … [Read more...] about Coughing tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus, a ‘first case of its kind’ in U.S.