China

Why PR chiefs are running communist party branches at China tech firms

Why PR chiefs are running communist...

March 22

BEIJING — Some major internet companies in China are appointing mid-ranking public relations and human resources specialists to head their Communist Party committees as they try...

Food safety authority orders Hong Kong supermarket to pull baby formula from shelves for low iodine levels

Food safety authority orders Hong...

March 22

HONG KONG — Traders in Hong Kong have been urged not to sell a French brand of infant baby formula after it was found to contain iodine levels below the legal minimum requirement.

Shanghai fishermen find headless, finless whale carcass

Shanghai fishermen find headless,...

March 22

SHANGHAI — The carcass of a 20-tonne whale has been found in a harbour in Shanghai just a week after a pregnant sperm whale died off China’s southern coast.

3% trip rebates for Hong Kong trains while retaining price mechanism as dissent grows over fee rise

3% trip rebates for Hong Kong trains...

March 22

HONG KONG — After spending a year reviewing the way Hong Kong’s railway system sets ticket prices, the Hong Kong government has rejected public demands for an overhaul and...

Long-time HK villagers fight threat of eviction

March 22

HONG KONG — Ms Ko Oi-sum’s simple village home on the north-western edge of Hong Kong is surrounded by trees planted by her mother — she dries the leaves to make tea, espousing...

QR code scams rise in China, putting e-payment security in spotlight

QR code scams rise in China, putting...

March 21

HONG KONG — It may look harmless enough, with its random pattern of tiny black squares on a white grid, but the next time you scan one of China’s ubiquitous QR codes, you could...

China uses 'negative lists' to screen candidates ahead of key congress

China uses 'negative lists' to screen...

March 21

BEIJING — Holding a foreign passport or expressing doubts about Communist Party policies are among the behaviours that could get candidates disqualified from 2,300 coveted seats...