is your go-to online destination for comprehensive coverage of major news across Asia. From politics and business to culture and technology, we bring you the latest updates, deep analyses, and critical insights from every corner of the continent. Featuring exclusive interviews, high-quality photos, and engaging videos, we keep you informed on the breaking news and significant events shaping Asia. Stay connected with us to get a 24/7 update on the most important stories and trends. Our daily updates ensure that you never miss a beat on the happenings in Asia's diverse nations. Whether it's a political shift in China, economic development in India, technological advancements in Japan, or cultural events in Southeast Asia, has it covered. Dive into the world of Asian news with us and stay ahead in understanding this dynamic and vibrant region.


  • Owner: SNOWLAND s.r.o.
  • Registration certificate 06691200
  • 16200, Na okraji 381/41, Veleslavín, 162 00 Praha 6
  • Czech Republic

Smile more? First, give Hongkongers something to be happy about

So smile more everyone, and the tourists will come. Granted, it’s about extending a warm welcome to visitors. And it’s true that it begins with something as simple as a smile. When you’re genuinely smiling out of happiness, and someone asks you for directions, for example, you’re unlikely to walk away.

However, smiling, by itself, can be a superficial act. As World Smile Day suggests, making it a point to smile on one particular day serves as a reminder of the importance of spreading happiness, kindness and positivity through simple acts. But therein lies the point: smiling is an expression of true positivity.

And just last week, I for one found it hard to smile after reading a survey by Schroeder’s that found the average Hongkonger faces a HK$2.4 million (US$307,298) gap between their expected post-retirement expenses and the money available in their pension funds.

So again, when it comes to raising Hongkongers’ level of happiness, we have a long way to go.

Alice Wu is a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia Pacific Media Network at UCLA