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Why TikTok and WeChat are the new front line in the US-China tech war
The reasons why Donald Trump has banned some Chinese social media apps and the potential implications of the move.
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Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
How will covid-19 change travel?
The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever ...
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine ...
Could Facebook's news row in Australia replicate itself in Europe?
Facebook's move to ban news sites from its platform in Australia was a chilling warning for those who fear the same censorship and democracy blackout could happen in Europe.
Biden will follow Trump’s policy to support Saudi Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
President Biden won’t risk ties to Saudi Arabia by punishing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, administration officials said, despite intelligence ...
HK$5,000 digital voucher scheme aimed at boosting Hong Kong’s economy
Government will distribute handouts via electronic platforms, with adult permanent residents and new arrivals getting HK$1,000 a month for five months.
Judge In Google Case Disturbed That Even "Incognito" Users Are Tracked
The Alphabet Inc. unit says activating the stealth mode in Chrome, or "private browsing" in other browsers, means the company won't "remember your activity."
Hong Kong’s electric vehicle goal ‘most progressive in Asia’, minister says
The city’s target of phasing out new purchases of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2035 will be reviewed every five years to see if it can be brought forward.
Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble unlikely to launch soon
Commerce minister Edward Yau says Hong Kong has yet to reach level where unlinked Covid-19 cases are in ‘comfort zone’.
Huawei’s Meng takes HSBC to court in Hong Kong to seek bank’s papers
The documents lie at the heart of Meng’s defence that she did not mislead HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings with Iran, and that the fraud allegations that form the basis of ...
Customers are reporting credit-card payment crashes at restaurants and stores across the US, including Chick-fil-A and Ikea
Customers are reporting they can't purchase food or products at some places because they're not accepting credit cards.
Hong Kong politicians face five-year election ban for improper oaths
Although planned legislation will not have retroactive effect, district councillors’ past conduct will be taken into account when assessing their pledges, official says.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Only Beijing holds power over Hong Kong chief executive election
Now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Leung reiterates no election for the leadership role is even necessary.
A Canadian Couple Launch a Tiny Home Company With a Clever 268-Square-Foot Dwelling
Connoisseurs of living tiny, Heather and Kevin Fritz started their own design-build business to offer truly custom solutions.
Chinese University move to cut ties with union draws outrage among students, alumni
More than 5,700 students, graduates and staff sign petition accusing CUHK of depriving the body of its rights for political reasons.
Bill Gates: I’d rather invest in vaccines than Bitcoin
Bill Gates says he’d prefer to invest in vaccines than Bitcoin.
Huawei 2020 revenue ticks up despite US sanctions, chairman says
Huawei has repeatedly denied it poses a security risk.
Former Spanish king pays €4.4 million in bid to settle tax situation
The payment marks Juan Carlos I's second attempt to regularise past undeclared income.
Beijing’s national security office in Hong Kong ‘to relocate’
Post also learns HK$8 billion marked for security law may be spent on wages of seconded staff from disciplined services who work on related cases that are separate from agency.
Opinion: Australia's Big Tech crackdown is no model to emulate
Australia's decision to make Google and Facebook pay for news has been hailed by many as a triumph for journalism. The reality is a bit more complicated, though, says Kate Fergu...
Hong Kong Baptist University calls off event featuring photos of 2019 protests
A source says university leaders had become concerned after a pro-Beijing news outlet said the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 ‘incites violence’.
Ban All Big Mergers. Period.
A simple law would stop the U.S. government from rubber-stamping corporate consolidation.
Alibaba is back in Beijing's good books for helping to fix poverty
Jack Ma's tech empire may still be facing tough new regulations in China, but Alibaba seems to have won at least a little bit of favor this week from President Xi Jinping.
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