The report's concern about the disqualification of LegCo candidates and incumbent members ignored the constitutional and legal requirement for people in public office, notably legislators, to uphold the oath they made in swearing allegiance to the HKSAR and upholding the Basic Law, the government said. … [Read more...] about HKSAR gov’t refutes groundless remarks in British report on Hong Kong
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To relieve the pressure on public hospitals, the community treatment facility at the AsiaWorld-Expo will resume operation on Wednesday, mainly to admit patients who are relatively young, with mild symptoms and are able to live independently, as well as those tested positive preliminarily. Enditem … [Read more...] about Hong Kong tightens social distancing measures with 80 new COVID-19 cases recorded
Axis Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, surging around 4 per cent, followed by M&M, HDFC Bank, ITC, SBI, ICICI Bank, Maruti, Kotak Bank and Sun Pharma. … [Read more...] about Markets surge to lifetime highs; Nifty breaches 13,000-mark
In history, accidental events often play a special role in bridging gaps between countries, such as the famous ping pong diplomacy in the early 1970s. After a US athlete happened to board the Chinese athletes' bus during a tournament in Nagoya, Japan, in 1971, the American table tennis team received a surprise invitation from their Chinese colleagues, which opened the door for exchanges, and provided an opportunity of rapprochement when both China and the US were adjusting their diplomatic strategies. … [Read more...] about Can diplomat’s heroic act melt ice of China-UK ties?
India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was reflecting a changed evaluation of the Quad when he described it recently as having become 'central in the landscape ahead'. He projected the Quad as essential to ensuring a multipolar Asia without which one could not sustain a multipolar international order. … [Read more...] about China pushes India into bear hug with Quad