Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra delivered a tearful closing statement to a Bangkok court on Tuesday, saying she did not act dishonestly in a multi-billion dollar rice subsidy scheme and that she was being politically persecuted.
India has said that it intends to further liberalize the visa regime in a bid to attract more tourists and businesses to the country.
According to a Food and Health Bureau paper submitted to lawmakers yesterday,the government will provide financial resources, including operational costs, for the scheme to be implemented. But the regulatory body will have to operate on a self-financing basis.
Hong Kong’s top official made clear on Tuesday the government had no plan to reinstate a multiple-entry visa scheme for Shenzhen residents, days after a tourism association quoted him as saying the government was ready to do so if Hongkongers stopped mistreating visitors from the mainland.
"We started off with a cable car ride, and then we went to see the dolphin show," Chow Yong, 82, was thrilled when speaking of her Ocean Park trip with two other elderly friends of her. "Two dollars for a single journey. It's dirt cheap!"
Cross-border e-commerce has been one of the few bright spots of the Chinese economy since its inception. In 2014, this specific trade category has amounted to 71.8 billion USD in terms of volume according to MOFCOM.
Budget increases to HK$75 billion but as a percentage of total government expenditure has dropped from 24.5 per cent in 2005 to 21.5 per cent, says Ip Kin-yuen
Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday found the former director of supply in Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras guilty of money laundering and racketeering.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Tuesday that the Individual Visit Scheme for tourists from the Chinese mainland is not expanding and the government is seeking to tighten it up.
Portugal's golden visa scheme attracted 101 million euros (125 million U.S. dollars) in November, the Portuguese Confederation of Construction and Real Estate (CPCI) revealed on Thursday.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Monday met with Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov in Beijing.The two sides exchanged views o
Some 25,000 Japanese people rallied on Wednesday in Tokyo, calling for peace and protection of Japan's Constitution, including the war-renouncing Article 9, as the coun
Author: Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan, Founding Chair GSRRA, Sinologist (ex-Diplomat), Editor, Analyst, and Non-Resident Fellow of CCG (Center for China and Globalizatio
Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger said on Sunday he had asked the president to relieve him of his duties, after ministers' resignations weakened his cabinet that i
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate end to violence in Sudan after meeting Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye in Bujumbura,
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan on Saturday sent a congratulatory message to Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Charles' coronation.I
Energy ministers from nine European Union (EU) countries agreed on Thursday to turn the Mediterranean region into a green energy hub.At their meeting in Valletta, the c
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on Thursday said China is willing to bring China-India relations back to a healthy and stable development track in
Airline passengers have been told to expect flight disruption in Germany after security staff staged a one day strike at Berlin International Airport. The industrial ac
A senior Chinese diplomat on Wednesday called for efforts to strive for a comprehensive cease-fire so as to create a favorable environment for the political process in
The G7 Summit has issued a joint statement and other documents, making claims about "economic coercion" that allude to China. According to a global opinion poll conduct
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President Tayyip Erdogan led in the first round of Türkiye's most pivotal election in decades on Monday, but failed to secure the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a
Mexican president asked his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden to stop the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from funding groups hostile to his governm
Military expenditure in Europe has seen its sharpest year-on-year rise in at least 30 years due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, according to a report recent
U.S. President Joe Biden and top lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to further talks aimed at breaking a deadlock over raising the $31.4 trillion U.S. debt limit, with just th
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On Saturday, gathering at the Senda Park in central Hiroshima, Japan, people from the U.S., the Philippines and South Korea joined local demonstrators and held banners
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced in a recent report that global tourism, in terms of tourist arrival numbers, has rebounded to 80 percent