#Hong Kong

A video involving a piglet running around a train coach in Hong Kong has gone viral. (Photo credit: Facebook/@wildboardconcerngroup)

  • A clip of a piglet in a subway train is doing rounds on social media
  • The piglet was released back into the wild after officers safely captured the animal
  • The video has received more than 2k views

.Paris, France
.Movement of drug doses to wealthier countries has emerged as the biggest challenge in worldwide vaccination against COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • US has administred 50 million COVID-19 jabs till January
  • EU plans to inoculate 70% of its adult population by the end of 2021
  • Hong Kong and South Korea kicked off mass vaccination on Friday

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In the last two years, Hong Kong's exchange has seen billions pour in thanks to the listings of major Chinese companies such as JD.com. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Nicolas Aguzin will replace Charles Li and take charge in May
  • He will become the first foreigner to head the city's bourse
  • He held various roles during his three-decade tenure at JP Morgan

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Jimmy Lai was arrested in December under the new law (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Lai was arrested on the charges of "colluding with foreign forces"
  • Hong Kong's legal system has a custom of granting bail to those accused of non-violent crimes
  • China's standing committee is the ultimate arbiter of the laws 

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Kuaishou started out in 2011 as a platform for sharing GIFs, or animated images. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Chinese video app company Kuaishou had a $5.4 billion initial public offering
  • A rival to TikTok, its shares surged to HK$338 at the opening, from an IPO price of HK$115
  • Its revenue soared to 40.7 billion yuan ($6.3 billion) in the nine months ending September 2020

.Beijing, China
Hong Kong protesters and Taiwanese supporters march to demand the release of the 12 Hong Kong protesters. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Representative Jim McGovern led the lawmakers
  • The Hong Kong protests amount to "one of the largest mass protests in history," said the letter
  • "This prize would honour their bravery and determination that have inspired the world," they wrote

.London, UK
The visa scheme went live on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Representational/ UnSplash)

  • The scheme allowes anyone with a British National (Overseas) passport and their dependents to apply online for a visa
  • Britain predicts up to 154,000 Hong Kongers could arrive in the country over the next year
  • The scheme would bring an estimated "net benefit" of up to £2.9 billion 

.Beijing, China
Holders of British National (Overseas) passport previously had only limited rights to visit the UK for up to six months. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Britain-issued passport holders from Hong Kong can now apply to live and work in Britain for up to five years
  • They can eventually apply for UK citizenship
  • China said it will not recognise the "so-called BNO passport" as a travel document or ID card

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Sophia the robot was launched in 2016. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @RealSophiaRobot)

  • Hanson Robotics is planning to mass-produce robots by the end of 2021
  • Sophia is one of the four robots that will be rolled out of factories
  • The company is also scheduled to launch a robot this year called Grace

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The Coronavirus pandemic has emerged in one of the most crowded and economically disadvantaged districts of Hong Kong. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The order would bar anyone from leaiving their residence unless they are able to display a negative test result
  • Close to 1,700 police officials would be present to enforce the ban
  • Clusters of COVID-19 infection have emerged within Yau Tsim Mong, a district of the city-state of Hong Kong