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  • Carrie Lam Says Hong Kong Not Becoming A Police State

    15th October 2019 – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said today that “it’s totally irresponsible and unfounded” to suggest the semi-autonomous Chinese territory is becoming a police state as her government grapples with protests now in their fifth month. In a spirited defense of Hong Kong’s 30,000-strong police force and her handling of the protests […]


  • Rohingya Want Safety Guarantee Before Repatriation To Myanmar

    23rd August 2019 – None of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar yesterday, demanding they first be guaranteed safety and citizenship. “Not a single Rohingya wants to go back without their demands being met,” Bangladesh refugee commissioner Abul Kalam told reporters. More […]


  • Indian Spacecraft Launched Last Month Orbiting Moon

    20th August 2019 – An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits. The Indian Space Research Organization said it successfully maneuvered Chandrayaan-2, the Sanskrit word for “moon craft,” into lunar orbit, nearly a month after it left Earth. […]


  • Hong Kong Mooncakes Carry Protest Movement Slogans

    19th August 2019 – A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city’s pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message. At Wah Yee Tang, the traditional Chinese harvest festival treat comes with a twist: slogans opposing the city’s Beijing-backed government and promoting Hong Kong’s unique identity that have become popular rallying […]


  • UK Economy Shrinks For First Time Since 2012

    12th August 2019 – The British economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment and firms reduced their stockpiling after Britain’s departure from the European Union was postponed, official figures showed today. The decline is set to raise alarm that Brexit uncertainty is increasingly […]


  • 7-Eleven To End Mobile Payment Service In September

    1st August 2019 – The operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan said Thursday it will end its mobile payment service “7pay” in late September, only three months after its launch, after hundreds of customers suffered as a result of unauthorized access to their accounts. Seven & i Holdings Co. admitted at a press conference it […]


  • Japan To Abolish Fukushima Daini Nuclear Plant

    31st July 2019 – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. officially decided Wednesday at a board meeting to abolish the Fukushima Daini nuclear complex near the Daiichi plant crippled by the March 2011 disaster. It means that all 10 nuclear reactors in the northeastern prefecture, including the six at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, will be […]


  • Boris Johnson To Pressure EU To Give Ground On Brexit

    29th July 2019 – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to pressure the European Union to give ground on Brexit by intensifying preparations for the U.K. to leave the bloc in three months without a divorce deal. As the government’s new “no-deal” crisis committee met today, businesses warned that there is no way to […]


  • China Trade Surplus Soars As Exports Rise

    10th June 2019 – Chinese exports edged up in May, surprising markets, but analysts say the rebound is likely to be short-lived given higher U.S. tariffs and slowing global growth. China’s monthly trade surplus jumped 78% to $41.7 billion, as exports rose 1.1% to $213.8 billion and imports fell 8.5% to $172.2 billion, the Chinese customs […]


  • Pig Supply Farms Possibly Hit By African Swine Fever

    5th June 2019 – Since the outbreak of African swine fever in mainland China, Hong Kong has been suffering from a shortage of live pigs. Chan Kin-yip, vice president of the Federation of Hong Kong Agriculture Association (FHKAA), and Lam Wing-yuen, president of the Hong Kong Livestock Industry Association (HKLIA), said unconfirmed reports indicate that no […]


  • China Seeks Asian Support In US Trade Fight

    23rd May 2019 – China is seeking support from Russia and from its Central Asian neighbors in its escalating tariff fight with the U.S., while also stepping up protests against moves to penalize its technology sector. Speaking yesterday at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kyrgyzstan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said representatives of […]


  • Japan Postpones Sales Of New Huawei Smartphones

    22nd May 2019 – Two major Japanese mobile phone service operators said today they will postpone sales of new smartphone handsets produced by Huawei Technologies Co. after Washington effectively banned U.S. firms from exporting components to the Chinese tech giant. KDDI Corp. and SoftBank Corp. have both said they will put off sales of Huawei’s […]