Catholic cardinal, others arrested over Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG (AP) — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two other people have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as another sign of the erosion of Beijing’s rights in the city. The arrests further … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tesla halts most production at Shanghai factory, sales plummet in April

Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at the carmaker’s factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Plant will produce less than 200 cars on Tuesday – memo Factory halted work due to supply issues – sources China’s COVID policies … Read more

Hong Kong drops to 148th place in the world press freedom index | Press Freedom News

Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom in Asia, has fallen to 148th place in Reporters Without Borders’ annual press freedom index, a drop of nearly 70 places in a single year. The steep descent is the result of new national security legislation imposed in 2020 and the revival of colonial-era anti-sedition laws dating … Read more

Hong Kong drops to 148th place in the world press freedom index | Press Freedom News

Hong Kong, once a bastion of press freedom in Asia, has fallen to 148th place in Reporters Without Borders’ annual press freedom index, a drop of nearly 70 places in a single year. The steep descent is the result of new national security legislation imposed in 2020 and the revival of colonial-era anti-sedition laws dating … Read more

Hong Kong eases COVID rules for crew, lifts overseas travel alert

A Cathay Pacific plane takes off at the airport, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Hong Kong, China March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will shorten mandatory hotel quarantine for passenger crews to three days from seven, … Read more

US and European stocks rise amid mixed earnings; The euro at its lowest since 2017

FILE PHOTO – A stockbroker works at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as markets react to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Major U.S. and European stock indexes rose in choppy trading on … Read more

Chinese capital in race to detect COVID cases and avoid Shanghai distress

Second round of COVID tests in Chaoyang district Beijing reports 46 new cases since 4 p.m. Tuesday Shanghai’s month-long lockdown nightmare drags on BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 27 (Reuters) – Millions of people in Beijing took their second COVID-19 test of the week on Wednesday as the Chinese capital tried to prevent an outbreak numbering in the … Read more

From Amman to Zurich, the winners of the 2022 Forbes Travel Guide Star Award

Jravel has made a comeback. All of these delayed openings and canceled holidays, conferences and festive getaways have given hotels and resorts plenty of time to improve their services, rejuvenate their facilities and redesign a better experience for guests. As travelers return to their favorite properties this summer – or search for new ones – … Read more

Beijing to test $20m for COVID to avoid Shanghai lockdown misery

Beijing expands mass testing to almost entire city Residents flock to supermarkets to stock up on food and supplies Frustration erupts in Shanghai after month-long lockdown BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 26 (Reuters) – Three-quarters of Beijing’s 22 million people lined up for COVID-19 tests on Tuesday as authorities in the Chinese capital raced to stamp out a … Read more