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China’s elite Tsinghua University is now screening visitors using facial recognition

The prestigious college in Beijing has made it compulsory for individuals to have their faces scanned before being allowed on campus

Tsinghua University said on social media that it introduced the new system over the weekend “for security purposes”, though did not elaborate. — SCMP

Hong Kong men looking for sex on WeChat, scammed out of HK$10mil in six months

Fraudsters increasingly turning to bitcoin as a way of getting money from victims, and avoiding detection, according to sources

Clamp and surgical gauze left inside two surgery patients in Hong Kong hospital

Department of Health wants explanation for why it was not promptly notified about incidents as required by code of practice

Company apologises for supplying Hong Kong secondary school uniforms containing toxic chemicals

Company says it did not know about substance and that it bought material from registered shop about 12 years ago

Homeless man finds his way back to family after 16 years living on the streets of southern China

A volunteer from a Guangdong charity helps brothers reunite

28 Uber drivers become largest group convicted in Hong Kong, hit with fines of up to HK$4,500

Ride-hailing service remains illegal in the city and a number of drivers have been successfully prosecuted

Tik Tok hits 500 million global monthly active users as China social media video craze continues

Tik Tok, Douyin’s overseas version, was the most downloaded non-game app in the Apple app store globally in the first quarter of 2018

The craze for short videos shows no signs of abating in China if Tik Tok's continued popularity is anything to go by. — SCMP

Ethnic groups profit from green economy

BEIJING: Hainan has long impressed visitors with its enchanting tropical sea views and quality hotels at its coastal resorts.

Sweet income: Beekeeper Jiang Shanhai showing the harvest from his farm in Qiongzhong, Hainan province. — China Daily/Asia News Network

Final body in Thai boating disaster found

PHUKET: Thailand has recovered the last body after a boating accident killed dozens of Chinese tourists this month off the southern resort island of Phuket.

No fast-tracking of citizenship for four rescued from cave

CHIANG RAI: The chief of Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district has emphasised that Thai citizenship will be granted based on the law, and no exemptions will be made for four of the footballers rescued from the cave who are stateless citizens.

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