China on Wednesday urged the United States to end its long-running economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution urging for it to be terminated.
If you had been standing in Statue Square last Wednesday evening, you would have seen something historic. HSBC's headquarters shed its red and white light display for the first time in its 30-year life and replaced it with the rainbow colors recognized internationally to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Next day, the bank's Hong Kong CEO, Anita Fung Yuen-mei, explained why. Speaking to the first Asian Leadership Summit organized here by the New York-based NGO, Out on the Street, she said the rainbow lights were intended as a sign that the bank supported LGBT inclusion.
Authorities at the Macao Special Administrative Region for the first time declared the personal assets of officials and other high-ranking public servants on Saturday in a move to further intensify its anti-graft efforts.
The First Cross-Straits Peace Forum involving think tanks from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan has broken the ice in grassroots political dialogue. Participants hoped the forum will influence policymaking and consultation.
Participants at the first cross-Strait peace forum have suggested the two sides create conditions for meetings between leaders, engage in military exchanges, set up a coordination mechanism for external affairs, and enhance maritime cooperation.