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Jack Ma: A look back at the Alibaba founder on 60 Minutes in 2014
Jack Ma told 60 Minutes about his relationship with the Chinese government and what he would do if the government asked for Alibaba’s user data.
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Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration
Hong Kong budget: targeted measures for residents and return to growth predicted
Minister unveils HK$5,000 digital voucher spending scheme, increase of stock transaction stamp duty, tax cut and interest-free loans for jobless.
These are the Canadians who say they will never return to Hong Kong
Dual citizens in Canada who fear Hong Kong’s national security law navigate a complicated legal and emotional landscape. Some have not been back for years, while others fled fea...
Hong Kong a safer city with security law in place, minister tells UN officials
Security minister John Lee addresses side event webinar of United Nations Human Rights Council, and says residents’ rights and freedoms are guaranteed under legislation.
Union protest, word of resignations as new RTHK boss takes helm
Patrick Li, former deputy secretary for home affairs, replaced veteran journalist Leung Ka-wing, who left six months before his contract ended.
Civil service chief backs senior official accused of ignoring Lennon Walls
Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip says promotion mechanism for government workers is robust, urging critics to base accusations on facts.
FATF Says It Is Open to Amending Crypto Travel Rule Guidance
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is open to amending the “travel rule,” its guidance for cryptocurrency exchanges and companies providing crypto services.
$130,000 lost in latest bank con
A 29-year-old man was conned out of HK$130,000 after clicking on a malicious hyperlink sent via SMS asking him to reset his online banking account.
FED President Classifies Digital Dollar as High-Priority Project
Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve (FED) president, treats the digital dollar as a “high priority project.” Powell confirmed in a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee tha...
Canadians lashed on visa plan and genocide move
Canadian politicians and media have smeared China and misled people about Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the Winter Olympics, Beijing's embassy in Ottawa claimed in a weekend broadside .
Just ONE dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine slashes Covid hospitalisations for over-80s by 80%, English study says
A single dose of the Pzifer or AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 cuts the hospitalisation rate of those aged 80 years and older by 80 percent, Public Health England (PHE) off...
Hongkongers stuck in Britain just want to know when they can come home
Immigration Department says it has received about 840 requests for help, but authorities feel strict measures are needed to prevent import of virus variants.
Ex-BBC producer who supplied drugs for VIP sex parties jailed
A former BBC radio producer who sold crystal meth to friends for VIP sex parties has been jailed for 21 months.
Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy Jailed In Corruption Case
A French court on Monday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of corruption and influence peddling, handing him a three-year prison sentence of which two years ...
Bitcoin surges 8% amid Citi comments, China region mining ban
The price of bitcoin surged 8% on Monday after logging its worst weekly performance since March 2020 last week. The move higher follows an upbeat note from Citi and news of a ba...
Rampant bullying on clubhouse
For some, social media could be a good way to hang around, except for others, it’s a business, or associate degree shake reality. As “anti-reality” because it could appear, soci...
Celebrities Whose Style Has Completely Transformed Since the '90s
With great fame comes a seriously upgraded look.
Design Ideas for Bringing Sexy Back to the Bedroom
Luxe linens and ambient lighting turn your sleep space into a romantic retreat.
Oxford University COVID-19 Lab Reportedly Hacked by Cyber Gang
Researchers have been scrambling to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. So far, the deadly virus has infected more than 113 million people worldwide and...
Health Secretary Matt Hancock and NHS Sued Over £23.5 Mln Contract With US Data Firm Linked to CIA
Palantir was set up in 2003 by German-born tech billionaire Peter Thiel and four business associates. It specialises in storing big data and allowing corporations and government...
Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis'
More than six million people have become "accidental savers" during the pandemic by keeping jobs while facing fewer outgoings, a report has said.
Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world
As pharmaceutical giants ramp-up production in the race to vaccinate the world, one firm has shot into the lead.
Cryptocurrencies: Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade
More cryptocurrency trading goes on in Nigeria than almost anywhere else in the world, reflecting a loss of faith in more traditional forms of investment, as Ijeoma Ndukwe reports.
Bitcoin extends retreat from record high to hit lowest in 20 days
Bitcoin dropped 6.39% to $43,165.78 on Sunday, losing $2,944.20 from its previous close.
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