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TikTok owner ByteDance launches payments in China as it pushes into fintech and e-commerce
ByteDance has launched a new payment service within Douyin, the Chinese version of short-video sharing app TikTok.
Donald Trump wants to create new ‘Patriot Party’
President Trump reportedly wants to create a third party once he leaves office.
United States Declares China Committing "Genocide" Against Uighurs
"I believe this genocide is ongoing, and that we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state," Mike Pompeo said in a statement.
One in five firms linked to spying on staff as they work from home
A surge in secret software used to spy on staff working from home during the pandemic has led to calls for new laws to be brought in against unscrupulous bosses.
Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation warns of losses of HK$4.8 billion in 2020
The losses marked the first time the company has found itself in the red in the two decades since it was publicly listed.
Joe Biden To Unveil Sweeping Immigration Reforms On First Day In Office
Joe Biden "has spoken of the need for a path to citizenship for the individuals who have been in this country for many years, who have contributed to our communities and to this...
Hong Kong developers launch luxury projects as surging stocks create wealth
Wharf (Holdings) and CK Asset are lining up to release their new developments on The Peak and in the Mid-Levels soon, betting on a recovery in Hong Kong’s property market in the...
This Curvaceous Timber and Earth Cabin Blends Into a Japanese Forest
Japanese architect Tono Mirai-a pioneer of “earth architecture”-works with master artisans to craft a holiday retreat for a family from Tokyo.
Hong Kong protests: university heads pressed to get tough on student action
University heads in meeting on campus governance and security issues say they will discipline any student who violates school regulations.
Remembering Pierre Cardin, a Cosmic Wonder
President and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Paula Wallace reflects on the importance of the late designer, whom she called colleague and friend for many y...
Once-bustling Hong Kong district quiet under mandatory Covid-19 testing order
Some residents say they have been taking extra precautions all along given what they see as the inherent risks of living in crowded Yau Tsim Mong district.
Ten domestic helpers held over bank accounts tied to money laundering
Dozens of accounts involved in laundering scheme to clean money that had been swindled online. Officers from Tuen Mun district detain 11 women in raids across city between last ...
Govt to ramp up mandatory testing in Sham Shui Po
Thousands living in Sham Shui Po may be required to undergo mandatory testing after health officials announced that a similar mandatory testing arrangement like in the Yau Ma Te...
Trump's last-day dilemma: stay and go to jail in shame, or flee to heroic exile in Israel
The chances that Donald Trump will remain a free man after today is almost zero, regardless of any evidence of wrong-doing. Whatever is his final decision, President Trump has o...
Lunar New Year fairs to resume flower selling with number of stalls halved
Hong Kong’s health chief has announced that the 15 Lunar New Year fairs in the city will resume flower selling, with the number of stalls halved.
"Like An Underdog Going Through Training...": Signal On Resuming Service
Signal has seen a rise in downloads following a change in WhatsApp's privacy terms, which required users to share their data with both Facebook and Instagram.
Jobless rate climbs to 16-year high
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 6.3 percent in September - November 2020 to 6.6 percent in October - December 2020, the Census and Statistics Department...
Spanish side become first team ever to buy a player with BITCOIN
The striker was unveiled by Spanish third division side DUX Internacional de Madrid, also known as Inter Madrid, after they teamed up with their new cryptocurrency sponsors to m...
Pamela Anderson joins Tucker to talk about potential final day pardons
Actress Pamela Anderson, who became close friends with Julian Assange, says his pardon would be a "defining moment" for President Trump on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.
How Biden can be a global leader
Joe Biden's greatest challenge will be to repair America's reputation—currently the lowest it's been for two decades. How can the new president re-boot America's global leadership?
Iran blames bitcoin miners for blackouts
Iran has launched a crackdown on cryptocurrency miners who it claims are responsible for power blackouts that are blighting the country.
Raab called on to apologise to Queen’s Counsel trying Hong Kong case
British minister Dominic Raab said David Perry was handing Beijing a PR victory in taking up the case, pointing to concerns over the national security law. But former top prosec...
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 caseload jumps to 107; ethnic minority members warned of risks
By taking off masks to eat and socialise, residents of mostly South Asian descent are helping to spread the disease, health authorities say. But NGO worker asks why one group is...
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