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USA: Police looting, citizens shooting
Few Police officers took the opportunity and loot shops with luxury goods. In other incident few citizens took the opportunity and shoot police forces.
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China's Xi declares victory in ending extreme poverty
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country has achieved the "miracle" of eradicating extreme poverty.
Former US Olympic Coach Geddert Commits Suicide After Facing Sexual Abuse Charges
Ex-US Olympic coach John Geddert faced 24 charges for allegations of sexually and physically abusing his former female gymnasts. The charges were announced earlier in the day by...
Biden's CIA Nominee William Burns Says, China Would Be Biggest Focus If Confirmed
Veteran US diplomat William Burns said China was the main challenge the country faces, echoing views stated by Joe Biden and other top officials of his administration.
European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
Luc Rivet - As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the corona...
China Denies That US Diplomats Were Required To Take Anal Swab Tests For Covid
US media outlet Vice on Wednesday cited a State Department official as saying that the test was given in error and that China had said it would stop using the swabs for testing ...
EU Leaders Agree to Introduce Vaccination Certificates, They Will Be Ready Within 3 Months
The concept of vaccination certificates was rolled out as an idea that could facilitate travel between the countries of the bloc during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
University in Hong Kong cuts ties with student union for bringing school into ‘disrepute’
Chinese University slams executive committee members of student union over ‘false allegations’ against the institution that it says may be in breach of national security law.
British Property Tycoon Emerges as Investor in Alleged Art Scam
The British entrepreneur who built up property company Dawnay Day before it collapsed amid the global financial crisis may be encountering trouble with a more recent investment ...
Number of homes expected under Hong Kong land-sale plan falls to 11-year low
Development chief says this year’s programme will yield only 6,000 flats for the private sector.
BitcoinPaperWallet ‘Back Door’ Responsible for Millions in Missing Funds, Research Suggests
It was just past midnight on Jan. 7, 2021, when “Nick Wendell” (a pseudonym) lost half a million dollars in bitcoin.
Union threatens industrial action over KMB plan to cut working hours
Changes to contracts will result in workers’ monthly pay being cut by one-third, from HK$18,000 to HK$12,000, union says.
Checking the Bitcoin Box
In December, FinCEN issued a regulatory proposal that sought to impose new record-keeping and reporting requirements on virtual currency transactions.
Loyalty, not love, key to ‘patriots governing Hong Kong’: political heavyweight
Tam Yiu-chung, the city’s sole delegate to China’s top legislative body, was offering his interpretation of recent calls from Beijing for a political overhaul of the city.
Tax abuse and money laundering is trapping billions in poverty, says UN
Billions of people around the world are being trapped in poverty by systemic tax abuses, corruption and money laundering, according to a UN commission report calling for a globa...
500,000 flight tickets up for grabs after pandemic stabilizes, for free
Members of the public might be able to win themselves free flight tickets, having dibs on a total of 500,000 flight tickets prepared by the Airport Authority Hong Kong for a raf...
Land sale program offers fewer homes
The 15 residential sites in the 2021-2022 land sale program will only offer some 6,000 units, which is lower than last year.
World auditors voice concern at access to Cyprus cash-for-passport records
A grouping of world auditors say they are concerned that the Cypriot government is limiting examiners’ access to records from an axed citizenship-for-investment scheme that crit...
BioNTech vaccines to land in HK this Saturday
The first batch of European BioNTech/Fosun Covid-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in Hong Kong this Saturday morning at the earliest, according to reports.
Ex-Privatbank CEO Named as Suspect in $5.5 Billion Fraud Case
Ukraine said three former senior managers at the country’s biggest bank are suspects in a $5.5 billion fraud, signaling efforts to bring criminal liability in the long-standing ...
'Youngsters not to blame for mistrust'
Youngsters can't be blamed for not trusting the central government and the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, as most Hongkongers do not understand the mainland system, Execu...
U.S. Congress worries crypto used to fund domestic terrorism, Capitol insurrection
A U.S. Congress subcommittee is investigating if domestic extremists are turning to cryptocurrency as a source of funds for their activities.
Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant records five more Covid infections
The Centre for Health Protection said today that the Tsim Sha Tsui K11 restaurant cluster has seen five more people tested preliminary positive, with so far 11 affected.
U.K.’s Financial Crimes Agency Wants Companies to Invest in Compliance
The U.K.’s major economic crimes investigative agency has taken steps to emphasize the need for companies to invest in programs and procedures designed to prevent wrongdoing, it...
Taiwan rejects residency permit for pro-China HK producer
The application of pro-China Hong Kong movie producer Charles Heung Wah-keung and his son to stay in Taiwan on a dependent visa has been rejected, Taiwan’s National Immigration ...
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