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HK female flight attendants to fight back against bad behaviour

Hong Kong: Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers – but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment.

Hoping for change: Fung, who works for a European airline, taking a break in Hong Kong. — AFP

Surprise goldfish in a bowl

WHEN Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng Wanzhou appeared on Wednesday in a Vancouver courtroom, clad in an unbranded green tracksuit, the moment was witnessed by a single reporter from the local Vancouver Sun newspaper who happened to notice her name on the hearings list that morning.

Uncertain future: In this courtroom sketch, Meng sits beside a translator during a bail hearing in Vancouver. She faces extradition to the US on charges of trying to evade US sanctions on Iran. – AP

Probe on far side of moon

BEIJING: China launched a rover destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.

Exploring new terrain: A Long March 3B rocket taking off with the rover that is  destined to land on the far side of the moon. — AFP

A slice of German life in the Land of Morning Calm

AS a nurse from South Korea working for decades in Germany, Madam Suk Sook-ja always missed her hometown. So when she heard about South Korea building a retirement village for migrants like her on Namhae, an island off the country’s southern tip, she jumped at the opportunity to return home.

Cultural exchange: Madam Suk helped to start an annual beer festival, modelled after the German beer festival Oktoberfest, in Dogil Maeul. — The Straits Times/ANN

A case of I ‘heart’ Asean

PERHAPS it doesn’t have the same traction as “I Love New York” but the sign “I SEOUL YOU” is seen almost everywhere in the South Korean capital.

Heart and soul: “I SEOUL YOU” is a slogan to project the South Korean capital as a relationship-oriented brand. — SEOUL METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT

Tech travels in Vietnam

WHAT’S the best way to explore a city from a local point of view?

Connecting resources: Young Vietnamese tourism businesses are tapping into technology to boost the countrys tourism industry.

Younger Huawei daughter: ‘I’m just a normal girl’

JUST last month, the reclusive Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei made headlines by appearing in French lifestyle magazine Paris Match with his younger daughter and current wife.

Arresting Yao: ‘My daily life is actually pretty boring compared to this.’

Man held after allegedly offering 8-year-old girl money to go to his home in Hong Kong


Suspect, 21, remains in custody over loitering allegations, as officers investigate his motives
Police lay in wait for man before midnight as he headed to work at service station

China gender and sexuality centre shuts down as censorship chill spreads


‘Winter arrives’ for advocacy non-profit founded by women’s rights activist
Crackdown continues against fledgling #MeToo movement

Chinese students left high and dry as bluetooth shower system fails to deliver hot water


Users say new app-based payment system not only does not work but also puts their phones at risk of water damage
And cost of taking a shower has risen fivefold, others complain

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