Author: BakChiZai

Grand Cinema in Hong Kong’s Elements mall to close at the end of February after more than 11 years in business

Hong Kong’s biggest cinema will close next month when its lease comes to an end, it has been announced. “Due to the expiry of our lease, the Grand Cinema will cease operating on February 28, 2019,” the cinema announced on its website. “Thank you for your continued support in the last 11 years.” The Grand…

China’s cyber police launches new campaign targeting apps that obtain personal information illegally

China will vet the privacy policies of the country’s most popular apps as part of a new campaign designed to crack down on the illegal gathering of personal information. China’s cyberspace authority announced on Friday a joint internet clean-up campaign with three other regulatory agencies, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The one-year…

Canada’s ambassador to China says he ‘misspoke’ about Sabrina Meng Wanzhou’s ‘strong’ case against extradition

Canada’s ambassador to China has sought to retract comments suggesting politics would play a role in the potential extradition to the United States of Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, adding another setback to weeks of tension between the two countries. John McCallum said in a statement on Thursday that he “misspoke” earlier this week when…

Pope in Panama urges world’s youth, leaders to end corruption and build bridges, not walls

Pope Francis on Thursday demanded public officials live simply, honestly and transparently as he opened a visit to a Central America that has been rife with corruption scandals and is now coping with political upheaval in nearby Venezuela. Francis did not mention the Venezuela crisis during his first remarks in Panama after a meeting with…

More trains for Lunar New Year holiday on high-speed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, says MTR Corporation

Hong Kong’s high-speed cross-border rail link will increase train services during the Lunar New Year holiday to cope with the influx of mainland Chinese tourists as the railway continues to battle with lacklustre passenger numbers. From January 31 to February 11, there will be a total of 190 trains provided every day to and from…

Pakatan Harapan bickering a sign of Malaysia’s new democracy: Asia’s youngest minister, Syed Saddiq

Malaysia’s newly-minted Pakatan Harapan government may appear at times to be dysfunctional – but robust arguments between politicians are a sign of democratic progress, says Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. “This is a new government, and with a new government comes a new practice where we air our opinions and we…