- Hong Kong sees influx of Chinese visitors as borders reopen fullyChina ·
February 6, 2023 · 7:26 AM UTC
Tens of thousands of travellers commuted between mainland China and its special administrative region of Hong Kong on Monday, authorities said, the first time in three years that all border checkpoints were reopened fully without COVID-19 restrictions.
- Asia PacificNorth Korean balloon briefly spotted over South Korea, Seoul says
South Korea's military said on Monday it had tracked a North Korean balloon over its territory, but determined it did not pose a threat.
- Asia PacificAustralia trade minister to travel to Beijing to meet counterpart
Australia trade minister Don Farrell said on Monday he had agreed to an in-person meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Wentao in Beijing in the near future, in the latest sign that relations between the two countries are thawing.