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Former Hong Kong chief C.Y. Leung does not rule out return to post

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung, among the most vocal supporters of Beijing’s moves to tighten control over the territory, did not rule out a return to his former post in an intervie...

China to overhaul Hong Kong electoral system at annual party congress

China will give itself power to veto any candidate for Hong Kong’s legislature, according to a draft proposal described on Friday by a top Chinese lawmaker that represents a significant blow to ...

EXPLAINER: What to look for at China's annual Congress

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature begins its annual meeting this week with economic growth, climate and a crackdown on political opponents in Hong Kong expected to be on the agenda. CO...

National People's Congress: China plans 'green transformation' of economy

The National People's Congress, China's annual parliamentary event, opens on Friday, March 5, in Beijing. For the second straight year, it will be a mostly virtual event due to the COVID pande...

China, looking post-virus, to push tech autonomy at Congress

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders are shifting focus from the coronavirus back to long-term goals of making China a technology leader at this year's highest-profile political event, the meeting of its ce...

Taiwan-China relations could improve in 2021: China experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Relations between Taiwan and China have a chance of improvement in 2021, though without any major breakthroughs, Chinese experts said Friday (Feb. 26) on the eve of the co...

Taipei department store customer buys NT$54 pen, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the complete list of winners of the November-December edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, which included a...

HK gov't defends Beijing's decision to disqualify pro-democracy legislators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong government backed Beijing's decision to remove four pro-democracy legislators from the Legislative Council on Saturday (Nov. 14), further amplifying the ...

Opinion: Hong Kong's rule of law is at its end

Hong Kong's tentative hold on democracy is in trouble. On Wednesday, four pro-democracy lawmakers — two elected directly by voters and two by unions — were disqualified from the city&#...

Restaurant chains hit by virus file for bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic was the final blow for many restaurant chains, which were already struggling with growth in third-party delivery and consumers’ migration away from shopping malls. On Sunday, ...

China preparing new export control law in response to US entity list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing is preparing a new export control law that would prohibit Chinese companies from doing business with foreign firms on national security grounds. According to Ni...

Fall could bring chill to dining out

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to claim even more lives. ...

Business Highlights

___ US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program...

300 Pizza Huts, mostly dine-in locations, to close

Up to 300 Pizza Hut restaurants will be closed, most of them dine-in locations not well suited for carryout and delivery at a time when millions of people are sheltering and eating at home. ...

Suncity Group Strongly Condemns Unverified Rumours

Advise not to spread any misleading messages and make decision rationally MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 13 July 2020 - In response to the recent rumours circulating on the Internet, Alvin Chau, Chie...