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Vatican and China prepare to renew historic deal, angering US
Pope Francis has reportedly approved a two-year renewal of the deal on the appointment of bishops vetted by the Vatican.
China's state media condemns raids on Chinese journalists in Australia
Raids on Chinese journalists living in Australia are "utterly appalling" and damage relations between the two countries, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said.
The coronavirus may have reached Los Angeles even before China announced its outbreak
A study of patients who came to UCLA clinics and hospitals to be treated for coughs suggests the coronavirus may have been in Los Angeles by Christmas.
Rare White Diamond Up for Auction in Hong Kong
A flawless 102-carat oval diamond will head to auction on October 5 in Hong Kong at Sotheby’s.
A photo from a school in Iran that reopened after 7 months gets netizens talking
The picture, which was shared on Twitter by journalist Farnaz Fassihi showed students sitting inside transparent tents.
Chinese construction giant turns to belt and road to counter uncertainty
Two weeks ago, the US Department of Commerce placed five subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on its Entity List.
Tech stocks slide as Wall Street goes into reverse
Stocks on Wall Street went into reverse on Thursday as shares in the five biggest US companies tumbled.
Hong Kong's richest man holds an $11 billion stake in Zoom that makes up one-third of his total wealth
Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest man, currently holds an 8.6% stake in video-conferencing app Zoom, worth about $11 billion
Ideologically biased Western media distort Belt and Road coverage
Studying the Belt and Road Initiative, after the fact that too few people in the West pay attention to it at all, a more striking disappointment is the fact that the Western med...
'Bitcoin Will Never Ditch You' Ad Dominates Front Page of Major Hong Kong Newspaper
The number of bitcoin ads appearing in major newspapers is growing. The front page of Apple Daily, a major newspaper in Hong Kong, featured a "Bitcoin will never ditch you" ad t...
Japanese doctor who lived to 105 - his spartan diet, views on retirement, and other rare longevity tips
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara had an extraordinary life for many reasons. For starters, the Japanese physician and longevity expert lived until the age of 105. Here's what he preached a...
How do you know when you’re old?
When does someone hit “old age”? And what does it actually mean to be “old”?
Ant Group’s mega IPO will reward staff and early investors, including the businesses of two of Hong Kong’s wealthiest families
The Lis and Tungs invested in Ant Group in the fintech company’s US$14 billion private-equity funding round in 2018 before it filed its dual-listing application on Shanghai’s St...
US’ Mike Pompeo accuses HSBC of maintaining banking relationships with sanctioned officials
Mike Pompeo said HSBC restricted accounts for officials of Apple Daily publisher Next Digital. Pompeo said the restrictions are an example of ‘bullying tactics’ by Beijing
A $300 “Degree” From Google Divides the Tech World
A new route into the industry or a recipe for a generation of ‘disposable developers’? Google’s new scheme splits the crowd.
Google Wants To Disrupt College, With Courses That Replace 4-Year Degrees
Google disrupt the conventional form of higher education. In a new initiative called Google Career Certificates, the tech giant is offering professional courses on job-ready ski...
China working with Azerbaijan on belt and road transport route even as Baku restricts investment
China has used Azerbaijan’s ongoing bilateral negotiations on its World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership to open up access for belt and road projects.
Rise of Chinese AI and quantum computing threatens American military tech, says report for US Congress
However, China’s strength decreases the further the conflict arena is from the mainland: defence expert.
What can we learn from schools that have reopened?
Millions of pupils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are due to return to school within weeks, after months of disrupted education as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
London student 'mind blown' after Taylor Swift's £23k boost to university fund
A student who received a £23,373 donation from Taylor Swift said she was 'mind-blown' that the star helped her reach her dream of going to university to study Mathematics.
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