Thursday,  May 13,  2021

Tsai reassures Taiwanese amid 'no joke' outbreak
Taiwan's leader has sought to reassure the public that the government is capable of withstanding a Covid-19 outbreak after 16 local cases were detected. "The challenge at this moment is still severe. Please be alert and follow the guidelines," President Tsai Ing-wen cautioned in televised remarks...
New iBond bonanza targets up to $20b
Victor Zhong The government will launch the eighth batch of inflation-linked retail bonds - also known as iBonds - according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The scale of the three-year iBonds is HK$15 billion, with a minimum interest rate of 2 percent, the authority said yesterday. The...

Allegiance bill breezes through
Michael Shum The Legislative Council has passed a bill requiring all district councillors to pledge allegiance to Hong Kong and uphold the Basic Law, with the oath-taking set to take place next month. The Public Offices (Candidacy and Taking Up Offices) amendment bill was passed with 40 in favor....




















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