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HK regional govt could use French ‘yellow vest‘ tactics

HK regional govt could use French ‘yellow vest‘ tactics

Police officers patrol the departure hall of Hong Kong International airport on Wednesday. Flights were departing the airport largely on schedule, a day after radical protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralyzed the international airport for two consecutive days. Photo: AFP A Chinese mainland scholar cited the measures […]

Paying tribute to war victims

Paying tribute to war victims

People place flowers at the shrine of the Memorial Hall of the Victims in by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, East China‘s Jiangsu Province on Thursday. Activities were held Thursday in Nanjing to commemorate the 74th anniversary of Japan‘s unconditional surrender in World War II. Photo: Xinhua  Newspaper headline: Remembering history […]

Myanmar fighting

Myanmar fighting

Armed government troops cross a bomb damaged bridge outside the compound of the Gote Twin police station in Shan State on Thursday after it was attacked by ethnic rebel groups. At least 14 have been killed in ongoing fighting between Myanmar‘s military and rebels who mounted a series of attacks. […]

Google job search rivals up in arms

Google job search rivals up in arms

A view of Google‘s Beijing offices. File photo: VCG Google‘s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards lacking candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend that anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and profits. In a letter to […]

Trump‘s tariffs mean a less merry Christmas in US

If China plays the card of the holiday economy to hit back on the US in the trade war, Americans may have an unforgettable this year with price hikes for Christmas trees, plastic reindeer, glittery wreaths and even Bibles. US President Donald Trump said earlier this week that he is […]

US tariffs create distortions, failing economies

US tariffs create distortions, failing economies

Illustration: Xia Qing/GT A 21st-century World War III has already begun and it is not a traditional one, where opposite armies and ideologies face each other in a conventional battlefield. This war is economic and asymmetric, and it risks leading to a total collapse of some economies and currencies. This […]

Who is messing with Hong Kong?

Who is messing with Hong Kong?

A rioter waves a US national flag in Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong on August 11. Photo: AFP Some foreign forces have had a hand in what is happening in Hong Kong.  The list includes the US Democratic politician Nancy Pelosi, Senate MajorityLeader Mitch McConnell and Republican senator […]

Irishman, 99, competes at world tango championships in Argentina

A 99-year-old Irishman competing at the World Tango Championships in Argentina has received an ovation for his performance from aficionados at the Buenos Aires venue. “Tango brings me a lot of happiness,” James McManus said. “Dancing is very important socially.” Tango fans in McManus‘ native Ireland raised money for his […]