Most major leagues in Asia allow top tier clubs to sign a maximum of five foreign players, with one spot reserved for a player from an Asian Football Confederation nation. © AP

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  • Veteran Hong Kong cardinal continues to speak out

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    From halal products to flavorists, the fight is on to capture local palates

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    Don't worry if the lights flicker along the way

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    Asia's first female soccer coach shows boys how to win

    History-making young trainer is happy to inspire other females in the sport

  • Agents of Change 2017

    Wang Shu -- Shaping cities and villages of the future

    Acclaimed architect seeks an alternative to gigantic, soulless high-rises

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    Hong Kong property heir hopes to change attitudes in Asia

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  • Asia's women migrant workers turn adversity into advantage

    Fighting spirit helps some discover new skills or use their experience to launch new careers

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