China’s Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula

China's Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems' formula

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” formula of governance, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the global financial hub after wearing in the city’s new leader, John Lee, on Friday. Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July … Read more

Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit

Hong Kong has 'risen from the ashes', China's Xi says on rare visit

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will wear in city’s new leader and mark anniversary Britain and US say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s … Read more

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China’s Belt & Road

US aims to raise $200 billion as part of G7 rival to China's Belt & Road

US President Joe Biden attends a working lunch with other G7 leaders to discuss shaping the global economy at the Yoga Pavilion, Schloss Elmau in Kuren, Germany, June 26, 2022. Kenny Holston/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States aims to raise $200 … Read more

Thousands walk out in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

Thousands walk out in Britain's biggest rail strike in 30 years as Johnson vows to stay firm

More than 40,000 rail workers walk out Government under pressure over cost-of-living crisis Unions say strike may start ‘summer of discontent’ LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of workers walked out on the first day of Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years on Tuesday with passengers facing further chaos as both the … Read more

Protests against India’s new military recruitment system turn violent

Protests against India's new military recruitment system turn violent

LUCKNOW, India, June 16 (Reuters) – Police in northern India fired shots in the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government this week announced an … Read more

Wary of foreign ‘bad manners’, Japan cautiously eases borders to aid tourism

Wary of foreign 'bad manners', Japan cautiously eases borders to aid tourism

The entrance gate to the normally crowded Kiyomizu temple, a favorite location among tourists, is pictured amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kyoto, Japan, July 21, 2020. Picture taken on July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leika Kihara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s easing of a … Read more

Twenty victims found after Nepal air crash, hopes fade for two missing

Twenty victims found after Nepal air crash, hopes fade for two missing

KATHMANDU, May 30 (Reuters) – Hopes were fading in Nepal on Monday of finding any survivors among the 22 people aboard a small plane that crashed into a Himalayan mountainside a day earlier, officials said, with just two people still to be accounted for. Two Germans, four Indians and 16 Nepalis were aboard the De … Read more

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where an Airbus A319 plane of Tibet Airlines caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more