Month: December 2019

Investment in Hong Kong’s industrial buildings falls by half as protests, US-China trade war dampen sentiment

Investment in Hong Kong’s logistics and industrial property declined by more than half in the third quarter of the year, as a period of worsening social unrest crimped domestic consumption and dampened sentiment. Data from Real Capital Analytics, which tracks deals worth at least US$10 million, show that investment in industrial buildings came to US$719.9…

No time to die: most Hongkongers don’t know enough about end-of-life care services

Almost 80 per cent of Hongkongers have no idea where to obtain end-of-life care services, a think tank’s survey has found, highlighting the inadequate resources and education devoted to the city’s rapidly ageing population.Typically for terminally ill people who wish to stop receiving life-saving treatment if they are expected to die within the next six…

‘Some people in Hong Kong may not like mainlanders’: how six months of protest hit China’s cross-border travellers

Over the summer, Fran Xie agonised over whether it would be safe for her 10-year-old daughter to start school in Hong Kong as she had planned.The 38-year-old, who lives across the border in Guangzhou, used to visit the city every month but said the unrest had alerted her to the fact that “some people in…

Lebanese protesters flood central Beirut, clash with police for a second night

Lebanese protesters clashed with police Sunday for the second consecutive night near parliament on the eve of much-delayed consultations to form a new cabinet needed to fix a deepening economic crisis.The renewed clashes in Beirut came as Interior Minister Raya El-Hassan ordered security forces to open a “rapid and transparent” inquiry after dozens were wounded…

UK opposition chief Jeremy Corbyn apologises for general election wipeout

Britain’s main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised Sunday for waging a disastrous campaign that handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month.But the veteran socialist defended his radical platform and blamed the media for helping to cause his century-old party’s worst finish since before World War…

Five held in China over scam to convince people to hand over cash in return for ‘frozen civil war trillions’

Police in eastern China have detained five people on suspicion of carrying out a scam that aimed to convince people to part with their money in return for a share of trillions of US dollars that have been frozen since the defeated Nationalist forces fled the mainland at the end of the civil war.Officers found…