Jurgen Klopp's transfers could tilt the title Liverpool's way this season

Uefa Champions League winning former Liverpool winger Vladimir Smicer believes Jurgen Klopp’s transfer dealings have been the key to club’s fine start to the Premier League season and may be enough to launch a long-overdue title tilt. The Czech, who was in Hong Kong as part of his ambassadorial duties with Liverpool, said not losing …

Getting out the vote: Asian-Americans a target group for US midterm election

As the United States braces for what Democrats and Republicans alike are calling the most critical midterm elections in decades, voter turnout will be crucial. At 6 percent of the US population, Asian-Americans don’t yet constitute a major national voting bloc. But they may well make a difference in local races. One such race is …

Moana Halloween costumes: actress says it's OK for kids everywhere to dress up

Auli’i Cravalho, the Hawaii-born actress who voices the title character in the hit Disney film Moana , is encouraging fans of all ethnicities to dress as her character for Halloween. The 17-year-old told People she thinks Moana is a leading lady that represents bravery and self-discovery. Those are traits to be celebrated, no matter who …

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge offers opportunities for trade and logistics

Hong Kong’s trade and logistics sectors are raring to be the first winners from the cross-border mega bridge when it starts operating this week, as organisers put the finishing touches to the multibillion-dollar project to be opened by President Xi Jinping on Tuesday morning. They expect travel time between Zhuhai and Kwai Chung port in …

Hong Kong playwright Yan Pat-to denied entry to Macau on grounds of

Award-winning Hong Kong playwright Yan Pat-to was denied entry to Macau on the grounds of jeopardising public security and order on Monday evening, after he was detained for two hours. The reason given in the entry refusal notification issued by the Macau Immigration Department to Yan was that “there are strong references that [Yan] intended …

Is Beijing tightening its control over Hong Kong? State Council office's

Is Beijing tightening its control over Hong Kong? This is a haunting question, but the answer depends on who is talking. Even more so recently after the government banned a pro-independence party and refused to renew a veteran British journalist’s work visa after he chaired a controversial talk at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club by the …

New China import expo to show country's eagerness for foreign investment amid

More than 160 Hong Kong businesses will take part in the inaugural China International Import Expo next month, with the country’s biggest trade fair of the year poised to demonstrate the country’s eagerness for foreign investment amid its economic stand-off with the US, the city’s minister has said. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward …

Naomi Osaka accepts Creed 2 premiere 'date' with Michael B Jordan thanks to

As birthday presents go, getting invited to a Hollywood film premiere by your celebrity crush must be high up there, and for Naomi Osaka it was a reality. It all started for the US Open champion – who turned 21 this week in Singapore while preparing for her first WTA Finals – when she received …

'There will be fireworks,' says Angela Lee ahead of One Championship title

Angela “Unstoppable” Lee is coming back bigger and badder than ever as she steps up to face One Championship’s world strawweight champion Xiong “The Panda” Jingnan on the Heart of a Lion card in Singapore on November 9. That’s the promise from Asia’s mixed martial arts queen before the biggest test of her career. “This …