Last-minute climate deal agreed at COP26

Britain's President for COP26 Alok Sharma speaks at a press conference at the close of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on Nov 13, 2021. (BEN STANSALL / AFP) Negotiators agreed on a climate deal at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26,...

WHO warns vaccine alone won’t end pandemic

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a bilateral meeting with Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset (not in frame) before signing a BioHub Initiative with a global COVID-19 Pathogen repository in the Spiez laboratory, on the sideline of the opening of the 74th World...

Quad vs. ASEAN: The Conundrum in Southeast Asia

The Americans have been spearheading the Indo-Pacific policy efforts for a while. This is in view of the Chinese assertion along land and maritime boundary disagreements. Along with this factor, China’s overall challenge to the US’ position as a unipolar hegemon also got the Americans startled. The Trump administration began the...

HK people live long because not many smoke: study

University of Hong Kong researchers say they've found that the territory's low smoking rate is the most important reason why Hongkongers typically live longer than people from other high-income places. Since 2013, Hong Kong has had the longest life expectancy in the world. In 2020, it was 82 for men...

Russia’s coronavirus cases surpass 7m mark

A couple wearing a face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sit in a subway car in Moscow on August 16, 2021. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) LONDON / ADDIS ABABA / MOSCOW - Russia's coronavirus cases tally hit 7 million on Sunday, with the country reporting 18,645 new infections in...

Govt tightens quarantine arrangement for 16 countries

The government on Monday announced tighter quarantine arrangements for people arriving in Hong Kong from 16 countries, including the United States, citing the threat from the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant. Officials said 15 countries will be upgraded from medium risk to high risk, meaning travellers have to be vaccinated...

Developed countries urged to honor climate commitments

This file photo shows United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attending a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not in frame) following their talks in Moscow on May 12, 2021. (MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP) UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on developed...

Big countries’ tax deal to reveal rift in Europe

Flags of the European Union flutter in front of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on March 10, 2021. (ARMANDO BABANI / AFP) A global deal on corporate tax looks set to bring to a climax a deep-seated European Union battle, pitting large...

HK recognises 10 vaccines for reduced quarantine

The government says it will recognise 10 different coronavirus vaccines for Hong Kong residents to be allowed shorter quarantine periods when they return from overseas. From Wednesday, the quarantine period will be cut from 14 days to seven for fully vaccinated travellers flying in from "low-risk" countries such as Australia,...

NATO members ramp up defense spending after pressure from US

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference to presents the Alliance's 2020 annual report in Brussels, Belgium March 16, 2021. (YVES HERMAN / POOL / AFP) North Atlantic Treaty Organization members boosted expenditures last year, with 11 countries meeting a defense-spending target championed by the US. The...

Wai Hung Intends to Build Approximately 1 Million Smart Parking Spaces in Nine Countries in the MiddleEast Countries With Total Contract Sum Reaches Over HK$100 Billion

HONG KONG, Mar 9, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Wai Hung Group Holdings Limited ("Wai Hung" or the "Group") (stock code: 3321) is pleased to announce that Wai Hung Hong Construction Engineering Limited ("WHHCE"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Investment...