Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key by-elections

Blow for Hong Kong democrats in key by-elections

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s democracy camp failed to claw back all their lost seats on Monday (Mar 12) in controversial by-elections as the city’s pro-Beijing establishment further cements its grip. Sunday’s vote was triggered after Beijing forced the disqualification of six rebel lawmakers who had swept to victory in citywide elections in 2016. Four of the […]

Hong Kong Regulator: We’ll ‘Continue To Police’ Crypto…

Hong Kong Regulator: We’ll ‘Continue To Police’ Crypto…

Hong Kong’s financial regulator vowed to keep “policing” cryptocurrency and ICO markets Friday during a fresh warning to potential investors. In an announcement from the territory’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), CEO Ashley Alder said that following a vetting of exchanges and ICO providers for compliance, “market professionals” should also play their role in ensuring […]

How Hong Kong exported the Chinese laundry around the world

How Hong Kong exported the Chinese laundry around the world

In the days before the widespread introduction of domestic washing machines, when average family sizes were much larger than they are today, laundry was an arduous chore. An entire day every week was usually set aside as “washing day”. Bedsheets, towels, heavy-duty work clothes and other bulky items were placed in a large water-filled metal […]