Hong Kong Chief Executive Lam on Trade, Artificial Islands, Property Market, Autonomy
03 April 2019 | 3:55 pm
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam discusses the trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, how the negotiations have impacted Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s trading status with the U.S., property prices, the housing market, Hong Kong’s autonomy and her outlook for the Greater Bay area.
February 9, 2023
March 26, 2023
April 1, 2023
May 27, 2023
The EU has been negotiating an economic partnership agreement with Indonesia for almost 7 years. Talks this week present new opportunity for a breakthrough.
Washington and Ottawa have agreed to revise a pact to reduce the surging number of asylum seekers. Biden will push for Ottawa's increased defense expenditure.
The UK is the first new member and European country to join CPTPP, which is made up of 11 Pacific nations including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is heading to China this week to meet with Xi Jinping, the leader of Brazil's most important trade partner. Lula will be accompanied by a delegation of over 200 businesspeople. We take a look at what's behind the record flow of exchanges between Beijing and Brasilia last year.
As sanctions cut off major Russian banks from much of the West's payment systems, finding ways to pay for the crude India imports from Russia has become a challenge.
Employee unions are making a lot of noise as the world around them changes. But is this really a renaissance for employees in a time of high inflation, a worker shortage and artificial intelligence?
Rights groups hope that forthcoming EU legislation will protect workers and the environment in the rest of the world, particularly Asia. But some are worried that it will have a negative impact on trade and business.
The US has signed a trade deal with Taiwan against vehement opposition from China. The move comes as Beijing has been stepping up pressure to intimidate the self-ruled island, which it sees as its own.
The European Commission hopes that pushing ahead long-brewing trade deals with Latin American governments can boost the EU.
Global tech leaders and industry giants have descended on the French capital for the seventh edition of VivaTech, Europe's largest trade fair for new technology. Artificial intelligence (AI) is taking centre stage this year. French President Emmanuel Macron announced €500 million ($543 million) in new funding to "create champions" in AI and praised projects targeting French speakers, as concern grows about Silicon Valley firms fuelling English-language domination of AI systems.
Kenya is a major exporter of food and drink products, with around 20% of its overall exports sent to the EU. The deal was just seven months in the making, thus becoming one of the fastest Brussels has ever struck.
Accompanied suicide – a form of assisted suicide – has been exempt from punishment in Germany since 2020. The Bundestag is working on a law covering the practice. Will the country become a pioneer in end-of-life choice?
1 hour ago
A year ago, Giorgia Meloni's radical right-wing Brothers of Italy party was the biggest winner in Italian parliamentary elections. What has she achieved in her first year in office?
1 hour ago
The French president said military cooperation with the West African nation would end and France's soldiers stationed there would return home by the end of the year.
2 hours ago
The UN chief has called it an epidemic of coups. In Africa, since 2020, military officers have seized power, or attempted to do so, in numerous sub-Saharan countries. Just in the last two and a half months, soldiers in Gabon announced a takeover of power, while in Niger, members of the presidential guard detained President Mohamed Bazoum and announced that they were seizing power.
2 hours ago
In Nigeria, the first West African comic art exhibition is opening eyes, hearts and minds to a new way of looking at heroes.
5 hours ago
Fentanyl addiction is a scourge that's sweeping the United States. This dangerous synthetic opioid, 50 times stronger than heroin, is imported from Mexico by drug cartels. With the arrival of fentanyl, the cartels no longer needed to grow opium or rely on rural communities to produce it. Fentanyl is lightweight, discreet and easy to produce and transport. It can be passed off as a harmless pill, which explains the high number of deaths from overdoses.
5 hours ago
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was taken into custody in 2019, after India revoked Kashmir's autonomous status. Farooq gave a speech at a mosque following his release, where he said he aims for peace in Kashmir.