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Incoming HK leaders expect stability through 6 incumbents


The incoming Hong Kong government will strive to improve economic development and rebuild a harmonious society with a new style of governance, chief executive designate Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on Wednesday.

Taiwan export orders up 9.1 pct in May


Taiwan's export orders saw year-on-year growth of 9.1 percent in May, on the back of global economic recovery and strong orders demand for electronic devices, according to data released by the island's economic authority Tuesday.

Taipei 101 lit up for late Taiwan documentary director


Taipei 101, the landmark skyscraper in Taipei, featured a lighting display on Sunday night to pay tribute to acclaimed documentary director Chi Po-lin, who died in a helicopter crash Saturday.

Int'l symposium on Belt and Road kicks off in Macao


The International symposium on Belt and Road and Macao's development kicked off in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Thursday to discuss Macao's role in the construction of the Belt and Road.

Round-the-clock downpour causes huge losses in Taiwan


Heavy rain starting Friday morning in Taiwan has resulted in over 57.5 million new Taiwan dollars (1.9 million U.S. dollars) in agricultural and civilian facility losses as of 5 p.m. Sunday, according to Taiwan's agricultural authorities.

Taiwan court to rule on landmark same-sex marriage case


Judges in Taiwan are due to decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.

5.6-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan


A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan's Taitung County at about 7:12 a.m. Tuesday Beijing Time, according to the measurement of the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Former HK chief executive Donald Tsang jailed 20 months for misconduct


Hong Kong's former Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was sentenced to 20 months in prison here on Wednesday for misconduct while in office.

Long waiting times at Hong Kong public hospitals for mentally ill patients


Low medical manpower coupled with surging demand see wait times of up to more than three years

Hong Kong police turn to Facebook to counter online rumours in major incidents


Prompt use of social media by the force after MTR firebomb attack proved a hit with public and stopped the spread of falsehoods