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China urged to create digital payments system to counter US sanctions
Prominent economist Liu Xiaochun says China should consider establishing a digital settlement and remittance mechanism as an alternative to the US dollar-dominated SWIFT system.
After Trump bans, Facebook and Twitter see combined $51 billion in losses
Investors react negatively to surprise banishment of sitting president.
China builds hospital in 5 days as COVID-19 cases rise in Beijing
China on Saturday finished a five-day construction project on a 1,500-room hospital as clusters of COVID-19 spread in Beijing and the surrounding provinces. China recently hit a...
France shields Carrefour from takeover in food security battle
Economy minister says Paris is ready to use new investment screening powers.
Five Hong Kong fugitives who fled to Taiwan ‘seeking asylum in the US’
US-based Samuel Chu of Hong Kong Democracy Council says he ‘would be overjoyed to welcome them as they seek asylum’ in the country.
Transitional Style Is the Most Popular Kitchen Design-Here's How to Ace the Look
These bright, no-fuss spaces are the perfect mix of classic meets contemporary.
Covid-19 in old Hong Kong blocks, subdivided flats sparks strategy rethink
A fast-growing outbreak in ageing tenement buildings in Jordan has prompted calls for a more proactive approach.
Police launch probe after video of two men having sex on train goes viral
MTR Corporation says it has no knowledge of the source of the video or when it was filmed, and did not receive any report from passengers.
Celebrity Fashion Designers Have Dominated the 2010s
From Rihanna to Emrata, a host of celebrities have left their comfort zones to create their own fashion collections this decade.
China’s yuan replaces US dollar as most used currency in Greater Bay Area
The yuan replaced the US dollar as the most used currency in transactions in the Greater Bay Area development zone, a local branch of the country’s central bank said.
"So Glad You Exist": Elon Musk's Birthday Wish For Wikipedia
Wikipedia, started by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001, is one of the most popular websites on the Internet.
Beijing’s reprisal against BN(O) scheme down to ‘loyalty test’ for Hong Kong officers
Saga centres on possible action by China to disallow BN(O) passport holders to be in public office in Hong Kong.
Parler Chief, Family In Hiding After Receiving Death Threats: Court Document
Parler, a platform widely embraced by Trump supporters, had earlier launched an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon after the tech giant discontinued its services following last we...
WhatsApp postpones privacy changes, but ‘crisis of confidence has already begun’
Hong Kong experts say the move is unlikely to stem the exodus of users from the app, even if there are ‘not many privacy issues with the new policy’.
James Murdoch, son of Fox News mogul Rupert Murdoch, said news outlets that promoted 'lies' are to blame for US Capitol riot
James Murdoch, who broke with the family empire last year, said, without naming Fox News, that certain news outlets had "unleashed insidious forces."
Activist lawyer: I will continue what I believe I should do
Lawyer Daniel Wong Kwok-tung who was one of the suspects nabbed for allegedly assisting the escape of 12 Hongkongers to Taiwan said he would remain steadfast in his position, af...
What China’s New Digital Currency Tells Us About a Cashless Future
China is testing a digital yuan, aiming to accelerate the replacement of cash and increase state control in a society where digital payments via Wechat Pay and Alipay are alread...
Voters want to stop the second impeachment and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech
Voters want Speaker Pelosi to stop the second impeachment of President Trump and would rather see the punishment of Big Tech for censoring the President, according to a leaked i...
Wuhan a year after Covid struck: 'Everyone wants to reset'
Wang Fan is a young craft beer brewer in Wuhan. When his city became the first in the world to enter lockdown, he volunteered to help support other residents, and documented the...
'Ministry of Truth'| Critics slam Democrat bid to gag social media
Critics blast Democratic Party lawmakers' proposal to regulate the fake news and to the censorship of Donald Trump and his supporters.
U.S.-Canada border closure impacts towns that rely on cross-border traffic
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has extended the border closure between the United States and Canada. The border closure has devastated small towns and businesses that re...
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite...
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild has died of a heart attack
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (57), banker and Chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild holding company, has died of a heart attack.
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