Hong Kong

Backlash Over Hong Kong’s Hamster Cull Shows Dissent Is Still Simmering

The zero-Covid policy seemed relatively uncontroversial with locals until the recent crackdown on pets

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The Crew Of Cathay Pacific Spent 73,000 Nights — Equivalent To 200 Years — In...

Cathay Pacific aircrew had to endure 73,000 nights in COVID-19 quarantine last year.Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto/Getty Images Hong Kong follows a strict Covid-zero policy, requiring quarantines of up to three weeks. Longterm quarantines have been taxing for...
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Hong Kong Officials Order The Killing Of Hamsters And Other Small Animals After A Pet Shop Employee...

Hong Kong officials will destroy 2,000 hamsters, chinchillas and other small animals after tracing an coronavirus outbreak to an employee at a pet shop where 11 hamsters in the shop tested positive. Officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and...

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From Barricaded Playgrounds To Crowded Beaches: Life With Omicron Around The World

The omicron variant is eliciting different government measures. Post reporters in Japan, India, Brazil, Senegal, Israel, France, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the UK share how the countries they cover are responding.
Related topics: Japan, India, Brazil, Senegal, Israel, France, South Africa, United Kingdom

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Cathay Pacific Is Offering Thousands Of Dollars In Bonuses To Pilots Just To Encourage Them To Fly...

Cathay Pacific is offering thousands of dollars in bonuses to incentivize pilots to fly to Hong Kong.JIMMOYHT/Shutterstock Cathay Pacific pilots who fly "closed-loop" flights could make up to HK$96,000 ($12,300) in bonuses. Such flights...
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Hong Kong Residents Hire Private Jets To Take Their Pets Out Of Isolated City

Owners leaving territory pay up to $27,000 for chartered flights as Covid rules limit commercial services

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Google Play Games Are Available On Windows In A Three-country Beta

You can now play Google Play Games on Windows — if you live in the right country. Google has launched a registration-based beta offering access to "popular" Play Games titles on Windows PCs in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. If you...
Related topics: Google, South Korea, Taiwan

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Covid Shall Not Pass! Hong Kong Orders Mass Slaughter Of Hamsters After 11 Positive Tests

Hong Kong is following mainland China's zero-tolerance policy to control the pandemic. It has effectively closed its borders and imposed social restrictions to deal with a surge in COVID-19 infections due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
Related topics: China

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Headlines For January 19, 2022

U.S. Gov't Launches Site to Mail Free COVID Tests, Issues N95 Masks Amid Winter SurgeSonia Sotomayor Tends to SCOTUS Business Remotely After Neil Gorsuch Refuses to Wear MaskJapan Sets New Curbs, Hong Kong Culls 2,000 Exposed Hamsters, as Asian...

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Covid-infected Hamsters In Pet Shop Trigger Animal Cull In Hong Kong

Enlarge / Workers with Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department inspect the Little Boss pet store in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Authorities in Hong Kong are planning to...
Related topics: China, Bloomberg

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China-bashing Gop Senator Bought Stock In Chinese E-commerce Giant -- And May Have Broken The Law:...

Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has been a vehement critic of companies based in Mainland China. But according to CNBC, the Republican senator has been buying stock in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba — which is based not in Taiwan or Hong...
Related topics: China, Cnbc, Taiwan

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Hong Kong Police Switch To Goose-stepping 'to Show Patriotism'

Hong Kong's entire police force will switch from colonial-era British marching drills to the goose-stepping style seen on the Chinese mainland, the city's force said Friday, citing the need to show officers' "patriotism". The stiff-legged marching...
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Hong Kong Has No ‘timeline’ For Easing Tough International Border Controls

Omicron chaos abroad bolsters commitment to zero-Covid policy despite isolation, commerce secretary says

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Two Major Cruise Lines Just Postponed Sailings On 15 Ships — Here Are All The Cruises That Have...

Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship docked in Hong Kong in October 2021.Tyrone Siu/Reuters On Tuesday, Norwegian postponed sailings across 11 cruise ships.  Royal Caribbean has also paused itineraries on four ships as COVID-19...
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Hong Kong 'patriots Only' Legislature Convenes First Session

Hong Kong’s legislature has convened for the first time since elections last month that were held under new legislation ensuring that only “patriots” who have proven their loyalty to Beijing could run as candidates
Related topics: China, Beijing

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Didi Struggles With Hong Kong Ipo Challenges

China’s leading ride-hailing app has begun negotiations — but obstacles are significant
Related topics: Initial Public Offering, China

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Cathay Pacific Hits Back After Airline Blamed For Hong Kong Omicron Outbreak

Carrie Lam orders probe of carrier as her government battles scandal over karaoke party
Related topics: Cathay Pacific, Karaoke

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Evergrande Crisis Highlights Vulnerabilities In China’s Economy

Last week, China Evergrande suspended its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Evergrande is China’s second-largest real estate developer. The company has been in crisis for months, having repeatedly missed interest payments on its debt. Now,...
Related topics: China

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A Fine Line Between Inconvenience And Intrusion On Freedom

As Hong Kong keeps Covid largely at bay, bureaucracy creates absurdities in the strict regime

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Dozens Of Hong Kong Top Officials In Quarantine After Embarrassing 'covid Birthday Bash'

Dozens Of Hong Kong Top Officials In Quarantine After Embarrassing 'Covid Birthday Bash' Beijing is demanding that officials be swiftly punished for what's become known as the Hong Kong Covid birthday party scandal, after last week...
Related topics: China, Beijing

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