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Huawei's research lab in Dongguan City, China is on fire
Fire Breaks Out At Huawei's 5G Antenna Research Lab.
The lab is allegedly the site for where the tech giant conducts testing for 4G and 5G antennas related to Huawei's base station business, sources told Reuters.
The building was under construction at the time of the blaze. Videos from social media show thick black smoke pouring from the research lab.
The fire comes at a critical time for Huawei, as it has continued to supply components for 5G infrastructure to many European nations, much to the Trump Administration's chagrin.
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Bookings for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations in Hong Kong to open on Wednesday
Priority residents to be the first in the city to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs the following Wednesday.
Bookings canceled as vaccine death scares off jab receivers
A medical director of a community vaccination center said nearly half of the Sinovac appointments today have been canceled, after the news of a 63-year-old man who received the ...
Leung Chun-ying won't rule out comeback
Former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, among the most vocal supporters of Beijing’s moves to tighten control over the territory, did not rule out a return to his former post in...
HK Tourism Board to roll out second "Free Tour” program along with "Staycation Delights”
In order to boost local consumption, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will launch a new round of “Free Tour” program, along with a new Spend-to-Redeem program called “Staycation Deli...
University slips are showing
Top local universities, including the University of Hong Kong, have slipped in the latest QS World University Ranking by subjects after unrest rocked campuses.
Gulps of concern about eatery cleaners
Modest-sized eateries will face difficulties in designating workers to handle newly imposed anti-virus control measures, a catering association claimed yesterday.
Staycation bonus to spend at shops
The Tourism Board will launch a discount program for 20,000 Hongkongers to spend a staycation in more than 100 local hotels.
Four activists resign from Civic Party
Jeremy Tam Man-ho, Alvin Yeung Ngok-kiu, Kwok Ka-ki and Lee Yue-shun have announced their resignations from Civic Party.
Three virus tests before attending Beijing’s congresses
Stringent health and security measures are in place before the two sessions kick start in Beijing tomorrow.
FBI Pushing Tech Firms to Write Own Backdoors Into Encrypted Messaging Apps, Director Tells Congress
The US has on spurious grounds banned Chinese tech firms for ostensibly placing surveillance backdoors into their technology on behalf of the Chinese government. However, the he...
Hong Kong House Costs a Record $2 Million a Year to Rent
Hong Kong’s luxury property market has set another record, as its recovery from the pandemic gathers steam.
SoundCloud to Become First Music Platform With 'Fan-Powered' Artist Payments
German-based SoundCloud music platform said on Tuesday it introduced a new payment system under which independent artists will gain royalties based on the number of their actual...
Japanese Billionaire Seeks Crew for ‘Fun’ Trip Around the Moon
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has kicked off a global contest to select eight crew members to join him on a private SpaceX flight around the moon in 2023, the first such m...
FATF Seeks Financial Sector Input on Proliferation Financing Guidance
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) launched a public consultation on Monday seeking public- and private-sector feedback on pending guidance that would task financial institu...
Britain's financial watchdog must act faster in fraud cases, says boss
Britain’s financial watchdog must act faster on scams, its chair said on Monday as he announced that senior officials face pay cuts and no bonuses following criticism of the reg...
Suspected ‘money mule’ arrested as part of probe into €1.1m fraud
A 22-year-old man who was arrested today is suspected of storing over €120,000 in his bank account which was stolen by an organised crime gang in a €1.1m fraud.
How Twitter Was Used To Defend Saudi Crown Prince Role In Khashoggi Case
Such tweets were part of broad effort by Saudi accounts, working in both English and Arabic, to shape the public narrative around the role of the crown prince in Khashoggi's kil...
This Week, the Best Dressed Stars Indulged in Flights of Fancy
Last night’s Golden Globes festivities revived red carpet fashion, but celebrities eschewed Old Hollywood glamour in the days leading up to the ceremony.
Lukstudio Draws on Open-Air Market Aesthetics for a Modern Grocery in Changsha, China
A trip to the grocery store is hardly as enticing as one to an outdoor market, but design firm Lukstudio set out to challenge this notion.
Google won't use other web tracking tools after phasing out cookies
Alphabet Inc’s Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it sa...
South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information
Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users in South Africa with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from the countr...
Parler sues Amazon again, after dropping original lawsuit
Parler, a social media app popular among right-wing groups, filed a new lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc of trying to destroy its business following the Jan. 6 storming of the U....
Google promises to drop personalised ad tracking
Google has promised not to develop any new way of tracking individual users for adverts once it phases out its current method.
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