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Joe Biden’s Ambitious Tax Plan Faces Reality
President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations. But the fate of Biden’s plan rests largely on whether or not Democrats take control of the Senate.
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Can China Topple Dollar's Dominance With Digital Yuan?
The American reserve currency received a lot of criticism in recent years largely because of the quickness with which Washington slaps sanctions on other countries. All sorts of...
Cryptocurrency A Chinese 'Financial Weapon' Against USD, PayPal's Peter Thiel Says in Bizarre Speech
Speaking on Tuesday at a virtual event on US-China relations for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the major investor in cryptocurrencies and fintech firms made numerous accusations...
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its domi...
Exclusive: China's antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens
China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powerful comp...
Ex-leader CY Leung undecided on running for Hong Kong chief executive
Leung, a vice-chairman of China’s top political advisory body, also says he has not been offered the new role as Election Committee convenor.
London making it easier for Hongkongers to apply for BN(O) visas
New guidelines mean husbands, wives, and children can now apply separately, while children born during process and new partners of BN(O) passport holders are now also eligible.
China Mulls Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines To Improve Efficacy Of Jabs
Authorities have to "consider ways to solve the issue that efficacy rates of existing vaccines are not high", Chinese media outlet The Paper reported.
Queues grow in support of AbouThai
Supporters of the AbouThai retail chain founded by a former customs officer charged under the national security law continue to queue at its outlets after the business was raide...
Airport scare as phones catch fire
Mobile phones and related accessories caught fire on the tarmac of the airport just before they were about to be loaded onto a plane yesterday.
Clubhouse says reports of data breach, which prompted security warning in Hong Kong, are false
CyberNews earlier reported some 1.3 million user records of Clubhouse had been exposed online, prompting Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog to issue a security warning.
Hong Kong schools told to do more to promote national security education
Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says city’s schools had been sent a letter advising them to hold more activities this week, including flag raising ceremonies and playing the...
Ip undecided on election plans
New People's Party leader Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said she hasn't decided if she will switch tracks to join the Legislative Council via the Election Committee constituency, saying...
Hong Kong’s ‘Leave Home Safe’ app records 3.8 million downloads
Information and technology minister Alfred Sit says around 19,000 people have been tested for Covid-19 after being alerted by the app over past two months.
Bay job offers get more than 5,700 takers
More than 5,700 job applications have been filed online with the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme in three months, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong wrote i...
Election reform: banning blank votes would open a Pandora’s box
The two senior officials who ignited a debate last week by raising the possibility of such a ban should have known better. The idea is preposterous: how would you know who had c...
Food prices leave bad taste in mouth
Many people feel they are actually paying more for food than the increase of 2.1 percent in February from January suggested by government figures.
Polls open to pan-dems
Pan-democrats can still stand in elections - just not those who filibuster and oppose the Chinese Communist Party and the country, former chief executive Leung Chun-ying said.
Octopus to install small card readers for free
Octopus Cards Limited will provide a small card reader for small businesses upon new registration, free of charge, according to lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun.
Man died of cardiac arrest 23 days after he took Sinovac jab
A 58-year-old Drainage Services Department contact staffer died of cardiac arrest in his office last Thursday, 23 days after he took the Sinovac Covid-19 jab.
‘Up to 80%’ of people in Sicily refusing AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine over safety concerns
The vast majority of people offered the Oxford/AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine Vaxzevria on the southern Italian island of Sicily are refusing to take it, according to the region...
Big Earrings: A New Trend Directly From London's Punk Style
Turn heads with an artfully-stacked collection of hoops, studs, and charms.
Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for about $16 billion -source
Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications Inc at about $16 billion, according to a source familiar w...
S.Korean battery makers agree $1.8 billion settlement, aiding Biden's EV push
South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co agreed on Sunday to settle disputes over electric-vehicle (EV) battery technology, avoiding a potential setba...
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