Technology 

Apple, Amazon called out for ‘incorrect’ Taiwan, Hong Kong references

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – One of China’s top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. FILE PHOTO: An electronic screen displays the Apple Inc. logo on the exterior of the Nasdaq Market Site following the close of the day’s trading session in New York City, New York, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said…

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Science 

Make a meal of mealworms, Hong Kong startup says

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pasta prepared with mealworms raised in your own home? The unusual dinner idea could soon be a reality, if Hong Kong entrepreneur Katharina Unger has her way. The 28-year-old is the founder of Livin Farms, a start-up that has been making insect incubators since 2016, and is now working on a compact model to cultivate mealworms it says is suitable for use in kitchens, and in biology classrooms. “In 2050, we’re going to be nine billion people on the planet, so we have to find new…

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Rugby World Cup: Canada beat Hong Kong to secure final place in Japan

Van der Merwe also scored against both Kenya and Germany in the qualification tournament Canada secured the final place at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan after beating Hong Kong 27-10 in their repechage tournament. It means the Canucks have now reached their ninth consecutive World Cup. Hong Kong needed a bonus-point win and to deny their opponents anything from the game if they were to advance. Canada will now go into Pool B for the tournament alongside defending champions New Zealand, two-time winners South Africa, Italy and Namibia.…

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Sports 

Golf: Rai hits course record to surge clear in Hong Kong

(Reuters) – Aaron Rai fired a course-record nine-under-par 61 to surge into a four-shot lead after the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – Scottish Open – Gullane GC, Gullane, Scotland, Britain – July 15, 2018 England’s Aaron Rai reacts during the final round Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough The 23-year-old Englishman took full advantage of perfect scoring conditions for the early starters in Fanling, sinking six birdies in his first nine holes. Three more birdies ensured he bettered the existing…

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Hong Kong Fire Service’s lycra-clad mascot causes a stir

Hong Kong Fire Service’s lycra-clad mascot causes a stir By Sherie Ryder, BBC UGC and Social News Stuart Lau, BBC Monitoring Image copyright Hong Kong Fire Services Department Image caption ‘Anyone’ vows to help inform the public about fire prevention and safety In the world of social media, we can find lots of uplifting stories about heroes and helpers, but we can also find controversy caused by almost anyone. In Hong Kong ‘Anyone’ happens to be a character created for the Hong Kong Fire Service to raise safety awareness. The…

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Raymond Chow: Hong Kong film mogul who discovered Bruce Lee dies at 91

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chow is known as the “godfather” of the Hong Kong film industry The Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow – who introduced martial arts legend Bruce Lee to the world – has died at the age of 91. Their first film together, 1971’s The Big Boss, set new box office records at the time. Chow also had success in the 1980s with films featuring another kung fu star, Jackie Chan. Known as the “godfather” of Hong Kong film, Chow produced more than 600 films before…

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Lifestyle 

Taking the plunge: Hardy Hong Kong swimmers brave busy harbor

Miao Rong Lu, 68, swims in the sea at the Sai Wan Swimming Shed in Hong Kong, China, October 5, 2018. Rong Lu said she has been coming to the swimming shed for 30 years. REUTERS/Hannah McKay HONG KONG (Reuters) – For nearly 30 years, Sandy Lam has been rising early each day for a dip in the sometimes choppy waters off the western edge of Hong Kong island, next to one of the world’s busiest ports. Lam, 68, is part of a tightly-knit community of around 50 mostly elderly…

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Technology 

Hong Kong securities regulator to propose ‘sandbox’ for crypto exchanges

Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, addresses the Pan Asian Regulatory Summit by Thomas Reuters in Hong Kong, China October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) will propose a regulatory regime known as a “sandbox” for crypto exchanges in the Asian financial hub, its Chief Executive Ashley Alder said on Thursday. Regulators around the world have been looking closely at how to oversee digital assets and cryptocurrencies, and whether existing frameworks are sufficient. “Sandboxes” typically…

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Sports 

WTA roundup: Ukrainian teen Yastremska wins Hong Kong

Ukrainian teen Dayana Yastremska cruised past No. 6 seed Qiang Wang 6-2, 6-1 to win the Hong Kong Open in China on Sunday. It’s the first career title for the 18-year-old, who admitted waking up nervous. “Yesterday, I felt very confident that I could win the title, but in the morning, I woke up and I felt a bit too nervous,” Yastremska said, per the WTA. “I trusted myself that I can win, but I didn’t really get deep into those thoughts because I knew that when I go on…

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Hong Kong rejects visa for FT editor Victor Mallet

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Image caption The UK government has demanded an “urgent explanation” of Victor Mallet’s visa rejection Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, sparking concerns from the UK government. Victor Mallet is also vice-president of the city’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC), which upset local and Chinese authorities by hosting a separatist speaker in August. Hong Kong did not explain its visa decision. China is highly sensitive about the territory’s sovereignty. The former British colony was…

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