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Above, Lion Dance during New Year's Eve celebration, Feb 18, 2015, in Chinatown, Philadelphia.
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Australian mint seeks HK$4.95 million in identity fraud claim against Hong Kong company
The Australian government on Tuesday demanded that a Hong Kong company repay its royal mint HK$4.95 million, an amount remitted by mistake due to online identity fraud last May. The Canberra-based Royal Australian Mint claimed in a writ filed at the city’s High Court that the identity of its CEO Ross MacDiarmid was stolen at the time to place orders via email for purchasing new mint machines and equipment from vendors in Hong Kong and Britain. Those emails – sent to the acting chief...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:00:37 +0800


New phone app can measure sperm count and quality
Men may soon be able to measure their own sperm count and quality at home, using a smartphone app developed by scientists. In early tests, designed to clip onto a smartphone, the gadget detected abnormal sperm samples with an accuracy of 98 per cent. In more than 40 per cent of cases where couples struggle to conceive, the underlying fertility issue is linked to sperm abnormalities, but the researchers said that social stigma and lack of access to testing meant than many men never seek...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:34:07 +0800


Tourists trapped in London Eye during terror attack
Tourists were stuck in mid-air on the popular London Eye attraction for around an hour on Wednesday following a suspected terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament. Visitors on the London Eye, a 135 metre (443 foot) high big wheel, were later evacuated after the attack, in which five people were killed, including a police officer who was stabbed and the suspected assailant, who was shot dead by officers. The London Eye has a clear view over the area. “At present we are...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:15:30 +0800


Belgians mark anniversary of deadly terror attacks with silence
Belgium fell silent Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Islamic State suicide attacks in Brussels that killed 32 people, on a day of emotional ceremonies aimed at showing the heart of Europe is still beating. A sombre King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Prime Minister Charles Michel, led ceremonies at Zavantem airport and Maalbeek metro station to commemorate the victims at the exact moments the bombers struck. But the uncertainty Europe still faces one year on was...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:30 +0800


Scotland suspends independence vote after London terrorist attack
Scottish lawmakers suspended their vote for a second independence referendum on Wednesday following the suspected terrorist attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London. The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh was just hours away from a landmark decision to ask the British government for permission to review Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom. The ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) was expected to gain approval for its separatist ambitions with support from the Green Party,...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:15:15 +0800


Chinese tourists spark surge in visitors to British Columbia
The tourism industry is “booming” in British Columbia, according to provincial government data that showed increases in visits from several different countries with the number from China showing the biggest increase. Overall, tourist visits grew more than 9 per cent year-over-year in January. The biggest boost came from China; visits from that country increased almost 56 per cent. This was followed by increases in visitors from Australia (up 37 per cent), Mexico (up 37 per cent) and...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:04:49 +0800


Chinese elders’ immigration applications bog down in Hong Kong, and families in Canada wonder why
The sad reality of Canada’s heavily burdened immigration system is that those facing the longest wait for the processing of their applications are often those with the least time to spare. And despite attempts to reform a system facing big backlogs and heavy demand, elderly parents and grandparents applying to join relatives in Canada under the family reunion scheme now face worse delays than ever, with average processing times stretching to more than six years. Now, a group of...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:00:30 +0800


Senior NSA official suggests North Korea was behind US$951 million heist from Bangladesh’s central bank
A senior National Security Agency (NSA) official appeared to confirm that North Korean computer hackers were behind a multimillion-dollar heist targeting Bangladesh’s central bank last year. Computer hackers attempted to steal US$951 million, but only got away with US$81 million, some of which was later recovered. After the theft, security firms quickly pointed the finger at North Korea. Other experts disputed that finding. But on Tuesday, NSA deputy director Rick Ledgett appeared to...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:25:12 +0800


New British school to enter what will become a very crowded Hong Kong primary sector
A prestigious British international school will open its doors to kindergarten and primary school students in Hong Kong next year,offering “state-of-the art” facilities dedicated to sports, performing arts, languages and science and technology. Shrewsbury International School, which is being built in Tseung Kwan O, is a sister school of the original founded in Britain in 1552. It counts the father of evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin, among its famous alumni. New international...

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:01:03 +0800


No names, but Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing drops heavy hint he backs Carrie Lam as next leader
Hong Kong’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, broke his silence on Wednesday to express support for leading chief executive contender Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor without naming her, saying he would vote for a candidate trusted by Beijing. The remarks by the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings came a week after his younger son Richard Li Tzar-kai made a similar endorsement and just four days before the 1,194 members of the Election Committee choose the next leader. But Li’s pick appears...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:45:30 +0800
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Alibaba Group expands hub into Malaysia
This will function as a centralized customs clearance, warehousing, and fulfillment facility for Malaysia and the region.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:07:04 +0000


Russian arms more lucrative since Syrian crisis
Russia was the second largest weapons exporter accounting for 23 per cent of all global arms sales in 2016.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:56:10 +0000


China set to hasten process of approving foreign drugs
India and China are expected to consume medicines at a faster rate than any other country over the next five years.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:47:53 +0000


S&P sees ‘better’ growth in BRICS in 2017
But political tensions in South Africa could derail the government's economic growth plans, experts say.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:19:20 +0000


Vodafone announces mega Indian merger
The combined Vodafone-Idea group are set to become India's largest telecom operation with almost 400 million customers.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:47:13 +0000


China, US to work to persuade N Korea take a ‘different course’
Washington had earlier taken on a more aggressive stance following the rocket engine test.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:08:04 +0000


Saudi King signs multi-billion dollar trade deals with China
Saudi Arabia is hoping to sign a free trade deal with China in the coming months.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:47:04 +0000


Russia’s Lukoil calls for more oil cuts
An increase in US shale oil production has kept benchmark oil prices lower than expected.

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:07:52 +0000


Beijing, Manila sign $1.7 billion trade deal
The deal is designed to balance trade between the two countries.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:06:10 +0000


China: Property sales, data shows sturdy economy
Commercial property sales spiked 26 per cent.

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:41:10 +0000
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China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon
Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to invest in early-stage U.S. companies specializing in technology with potential military applications, a new report says.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:07:57 -0500


Airbnb’s Rivals in China Hold Hands in a Nervous New Market
The Silicon Valley firm introduces a new effort in a country where other foreign firms have stumbled — and where rivals offer door locks and advice to worried hosts.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:09:19 -0500


A.I. Expert at Baidu, Andrew Ng, Resigns From Chinese Search Giant
The departure is a blow to Baidu, which has been betting big on artificial intelligence as a foundation to fields like voice recognition and driverless cars.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:57:17 -0500


Making Solar Big Enough to Matter
China’s solar industry is expanding in ways that make it imperative for the United States to up its game.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:52:14 -0500


Printing the Ancient Way Keeps Buddhist Texts Alive in Tibet
A press that uses wooden blocks and dates to 1729 is the embodiment of a hallowed tradition and is one site where the Tibetan language is being preserved.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:30:28 -0500


Autistic Boy’s Death One of Many Linked to Squalid ‘Care Center’ in China
The government moved to address angry questions after a newspaper reported that at least 21 people had died in just a few months at the center for vagrants.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:05:19 -0500


China’s High-Tech Tool to Fight Toilet Paper Bandits
To stop thieves, Beijing authorities have installed dispensers equipped with facial recognition software in public restrooms at a busy tourist site, Temple of Heaven Park.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:48:55 -0500


China’s Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S.
Autos are emerging as a potential point of contention ahead of President Trump’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart, but the industry sees no easy answers.

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:30:32 -0500


Heng on U.S.-China Ties
China’s relationship with the United States remains strained by North Korea‘s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:58:00 -0500


In Beijing, Two Wheels Are Only a Smartphone Away
Beijing, once known as a city of bikes, is returning to its roots. All it takes to obtain one from a bike-sharing service is a few taps on a smartphone.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:37:34 -0500
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Below, lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations on Feb 20, 2015, at the International House of Philadelphia.