Erdogan says 10 Western ambassadors ‘persona non grata’

In this July 20, 2021 photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech following a parade in the northern part of Cyprus' divided capital Nicosia, in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP) ANKARA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he instructed the Turkish foreign minister to declare […]

Civil servants’ geospatial knowledge key to smart city development

Editor’s note: This is the second article of Winnie Tang’s commentary series on the “Remarkable Construction” projects exhibition in Hong Kong. The chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, delivered a new Policy Address on Oct 6 with lots of new initiatives. However, one of her key initiatives proposed […]

AUKUS spurs arms race, puts to test Aussie pledge of nuclear non-proliferation

The AUKUS scheme is another clear manifestation of the US-led allies’ continuous hypocrisy and rivalry against rising China. Since the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia signed the pact in September, the hands in glove of Anglo-Saxon hegemonic heritage have kept rattling world stability and order. The group is facilitating Australia to develop nuclear-powered […]

HK runners pull off marathon clean sweep

Home runners claimed double glory in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday, with victories in both the men’s and women’s races. In the men’s event, Wong Kai-lok came home ahead of Japan’s Masashi Shirotake by the narrowest of margins, with just four seconds separating the pair. The women’s race was more clear-cut, with […]

Singapore to restrict workplace access for unvaccinated people

The Marina Bay Sands beyond Merlion Park in the central business district of Singapore. (BLOOMBERG) MELBOURNE – Singapore said only fully-vaccinated people and those who had recently recovered from the coronavirus will be allowed to enter workplaces from January, while those who haven’t taken the shots must test negative daily before they are granted access. […]

Everyone equal before the law

Pianist Li Yundi. (PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) On Thursday night, well-known pianist Li Yundi was detained by the local police of Chaoyang district, Beijing municipality, for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. According to the official Sina Weibo account of the police, he was caught together with a 29-year-old woman and both confessed their crime. Li is […]