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'Naughty' elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in southwest China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a minibus and a sedan Saturday afternoon.




'Naughty' elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in southwest China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a minibus and a sedan Saturday afternoon.




'Naughty' elephant damages two vehicles in SW China
A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in southwest China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a minibus and a sedan Saturday afternoon.




AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced on Monday a $250 million loan for a natural gas project in Beijing, the bank's first such investment in China, to help cut coal use and improve air quality in the capital area.




AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced on Monday a $250 million loan for a natural gas project in Beijing, the bank's first such investment in China, to help cut coal use and improve air quality in the capital area.




AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced on Monday a $250 million loan for a natural gas project in Beijing, the bank's first such investment in China, to help cut coal use and improve air quality in the capital area.




Algerian boy, 12, wins Shenzhen talent contest
A 12-year-old Algerian boy was crowned winner of the eighth Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition on Sunday.




Algerian boy, 12, wins Shenzhen talent contest
A 12-year-old Algerian boy was crowned winner of the eighth Shenzhen Expats Chinese Talent Competition on Sunday.




Asia's tallest wooden pagoda destroyed
The 16-story structure was said to be the tallest wooden pagoda in Asia. No casualties were reported in the incident. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.




Asia's tallest wooden pagoda destroyed
The 16-story structure was said to be the tallest wooden pagoda in Asia. No casualties were reported in the incident. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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Hong Kong’s Fung Group restores historic Hamada soy sauce factory in Japan, aims to grow condiments venture into business worth up to US$1 billion
Nearly three years after a severe earthquake wreaked havoc across Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture, on Kyushu island, the 200-year-old Hamada soy sauce factory has finally been restored.Unveiling the repaired building on Monday was Hamada’s majority owner Victor Fung Kwok-king, the Hong Kong supply chain veteran and group chairman of the privately owned Fung Group, who is eyeing a slice of the multibillion-dollar condiments market.Why is Japan so obsessed with being on time?Through his Heritage…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:10 +0800


Hong Kong’s proposed tax break of US$7,650 will encourage additional retirement savings, say top pension providers
Hong Kong’s biggest pension players – HSBC, Manulife, Prudential and AIA – said the government’s proposed law change to offer up to HK$60,000 (US$7,650) in tax incentives will encourage additional savings for retirement.“This is the first time Hong Kong is using tax incentives to encourage voluntary retirement contribution,” said Edward Moncreiffe, chief executive of HSBC Life (International).He said that Singapore saw an increase in voluntary pension contribution after tax incentives were…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:00:07 +0800


‘Moving aggressively’, US states investigate Hyundai and Kia over vehicle fires
A group of US states is investigating Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp for potential unfair and deceptive acts related to reports of hundreds of vehicle fires, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said on Monday.The South Korean carmakers have recalled more than 2.3 million vehicles since 2015 to address various engine fire risks in a series of recalls. In November, Reuters reported that federal prosecutors had launched a criminal investigation into Hyundai and Kia to determine if…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:31:57 +0800


Greater Bay Area creates uncertain future for China’s largest fabric market and its 100,000 employees
Inside a small and dark cramped apartment buildings in Lujiang, a lively and gritty urban village in the city of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, Li Hua and other female migrant workers in their 40s are often found sewing beads and plastic diamonds onto skirts and talking through their worries about the uncertain future of their shabby hidden workshop, where they have been living and working for years.Zhongda wholesale fabric market has found itself in trouble…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:30:07 +0800


Canada’s top civil servant Michael Wernick to quit as Justin Trudeau faces his biggest political crisis
The head of Canada’s federal bureaucracy said on Monday he was quitting over his role in handling a corporate corruption case that has gripped the country, dealing another blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he battles the biggest political crisis of his tenure.Polls suggest that Trudeau’s Liberals – who a few months ago looked certain to be re-elected in October – are now at risk of losing power to the official opposition Conservatives.Trudeau has been on the defensive since February 7…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:43:47 +0800


More disruption for commuters as MTR service between Central and Admiralty on Tsuen Wan line remains suspended after crash
Commuters in Hong Kong can expect more disruption on Tuesday as the MTR Corporation has announced that train services between Central and Admiralty on the Tsuen Wan line will remain suspended after a collision on Monday morning left two badly damaged trains stuck in a tunnel.An MTR spokesman told reporters at around 4am on Tuesday that services have been suspended between the two stations for the repair works near Central station. He said commuters heading to Central could switch to the Island…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:08:42 +0800


Democrats seek probe of ex-massage parlour owner Cindy Yang, who allegedly sought access to Donald Trump
This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Kyle Cheney on politico.com on March 18, 2019.A former massage parlour owner who reportedly arranged in a separate business access for clients to US President Donald Trump should be investigated as a potential counter-intelligence threat, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday.The Democratic leaders endorsed the probe into Li “Cindy” Yang following a similar call…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:00:11 +0800


Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns as studio investigates report that he offered acting roles for sex
Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as the head of Warner Bros as one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios investigates a report that he improperly helped an actress obtain roles at the studio.He is the latest in a line of executives to lose their jobs in the media business after accusations of improper conduct or sexual harassment.A lot has been written about me over the past week, most of it conjecture and here-say, and except for an initial statement made to The Hollywood Reporter, I have remained…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:17:59 +0800


This ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ just sold for a world record US$1.4 million in bidding war between Chinese buyers
A racing pigeon has been sold for a world record €1.25 million (US$1.4 million) as a result of prices being driven sky-high by a craze for bird racing among an elite group of Chinese enthusiasts.Joël Verschoot, 63, from Ingelmunster in West Flanders, Belgium, said his bird, Armando, was born to be a champion but he had never dreamed of such a huge sum being paid for it.“The two Chinese had told me in advance that they absolutely wanted Armando,” he said. “But I didn’t see this coming. This is a…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:27:49 +0800


Shutting the gates of academia: American universities cut ties to Huawei and Confucius Institute
As US government efforts to restrict American academia’s ties to two Chinese organisations gather steam, many of the country’s best schools have done just that.Huawei Technologies, the private global Chinese tech giant, and Confucius Institute, a Beijing-linked body that promotes China’s language and culture, have been targeted by US lawmakers and numerous federal departments for very different reasons, but the American government believes both undermine its interests.Huawei, which now makes…

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:00:06 +0800
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New Zealand mosque massacre fueled by social media hate speech
The attack which killed at least 49 Muslims could not have happened without support and planning on social media.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:28:24 +0000


Analysis: China’s Silk Road Eyes G7 Nations
Italy could sign an MoU on joining the One Road, One Belt initiative when Xi Jinping visits Rome March 20.

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:48:44 +0000


China-Russia ties to enter ‘new stage’
Trade between BRICS allies China and Russia has continued to surge since 2016.

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:39:16 +0000


South African economy reaps benefit of weak rand
Household consumption expenditure growth was steady at 1.1 per cent in the fourth and third quarters.

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:04:25 +0000


Russia selling advanced weapons to US allies
The S-400 can engage all types of aerial targets including aircraft and VLO (Very Low Observable) craft.

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:25:53 +0000


China, US edge closer to trade deal
March 1, absent a deal, the US raises tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 to 25%.

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:33:59 +0000


South African Budget aims to revive growth by addressing Eskom woes
Ramaphosa wants to reach a ranking of 50 by 2022 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index.

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:43:08 +0000


Russia: No new Syria offensive
Russia hosted Iranian and Turkish presidents in Sochi; the three countries all have military forces in Syria.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:39:00 +0000


Mining Indaba participants are moving from inaction to action
Exploring multi-commodity mineral deposits feeds increasing industrial demand created by innovations in batteries.

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:56:45 +0000


Coal is largest revenue generator in South African mining industry
Exxaro’s plans highlight the positive attitude of mining executives.

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:23:45 +0000
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Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China
The proposed budget, which contains a 6 percent increase, covers expenses as diverse as spy satellites, cyberweapons and the C.I.A.’s network of overseas spies and informants.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:02:40 GMT


Nielsen Warns Against ‘Cyberthugs and Hackers’
Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, said the U.S. was not prepared for the current generation of threats and declared cybersecurity her top priority in a speech at George Washington University on Monday.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:56:13 GMT


A Forgotten Italian Port Could Become a Chinese Gateway to Europe
Despite American objections, Italy is set to become the first Group of 7 nation to participate in Beijing’s vast One Belt, One Road infrastructure project.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:57:07 GMT


President Trump Takes Aim at Huawei
The United States targets fifth generation wireless technology from China.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:12:29 GMT


Trade Fight With China Enters Overtime, With Tariffs a Costly Sticking Point
Although much remains unsettled before an April goal, one thing is clear: The Trump administration wants to hold the threat of tariffs over Beijing.

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 18:49:41 GMT


U.S. Campaign to Ban Huawei Overseas Stumbles as Allies Resist
The Trump administration’s effort to ban Huawei from overseas wireless networks has suffered from questions over whether the Chinese telecom company poses a threat.

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:05:56 GMT


Why China Silenced a Clickbait Queen in Its Battle for Information Control
Ma Ling was one of China’s most popular bloggers. Then she became a target in President Xi Jinping’s campaign to purge popular voices that the Communist Party finds threatening.

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 13:04:17 GMT


As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling
With China no longer accepting used plastic and paper, communities are facing steep collection bills, forcing them to end their programs or burn or bury more waste.

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:00:10 GMT


You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You
Trade wars, budget showdowns or anything else that scares people can spiral into a recession, the economist Austan Goolsbee says. It’s happened before.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:33:47 GMT


China’s Premier Acknowledges Economic Slowdown, Promising Tax Cuts
Responding to concerns raised by the United States and its allies, the premier also denied Beijing asks Chinese companies to engage in overseas spying.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:05:22 GMT
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Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.