Kamala Harris: biography, net worth, husband Douglas Emhoff and path to vice-presidency

Kamala Harris made history with her election as Joe Biden's vice-president, becoming the first woman, first black American and first Asian-American to win the second highest US office. Here's what we know about her.BiographyKamala Harris, 56, was born on October 20, 1964 in Oakland, California to immigrants to the United States. Her father Donald Harris came from Jamaica and her mother Shyamala Gopalan came from India.Her parents met as doctoral students at the University of California,…

Kamala Harris: biography, net worth, husband Douglas Emhoff and path to vice-presidency
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‘Married' at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing

‘Married' at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing
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As honeymoons go, they do not get much briefer than this, but when the ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:37:05 +0800

How China is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern military

How China is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern military
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As regional tensions rise, a more assertive China has set a goal of turning ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:34:54 +0800

UK launches ‘Space Command', but what will it do?

UK launches ‘Space Command', but what will it do?
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The UK is stepping up its space ambitions for both military and commercial purposes, ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:32:51 +0800

US-China relations: Two-day virtual conference features stellar speaker line-up

US-China relations: Two-day virtual conference features stellar speaker line-up
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Former diplomats, including Hong Kong elder statesman Tung Chee-hwa and other high-profile analysts, will ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 12:01:06 +0800

Zappos ex-CEO Tony Hsieh's death ruled ‘accidental' as house fire investigated

Zappos ex-CEO Tony Hsieh's death ruled ‘accidental' as house fire investigated
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The death of retired Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh was ruled “accidental” and related to ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:40:22 +0800

Hong Kong's largest pay TV operator i-Cable to lay off 40 newsroom staff

Hong Kong's largest pay TV operator i-Cable to lay off 40 newsroom staff
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Hong Kong's biggest pay TV operator is to lay off 40 newsroom staff with ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:36:32 +0800

Coronavirus: Asia's grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice

Coronavirus: Asia's grounded pilots spark airline safety fears over lack of flying practice
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On September 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the ...

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China says it will spend US$15 billion over five years to fix ‘sick and dangerous' dams

China says it will spend US$15 billion over five years to fix ‘sick and dangerous' dams
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Beijing plans to spend 100 billion yuan (US$15.2 billion) over the next five years ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:00:47 +0800

RCEP: What is it so special about the trade deal and how will it impact Asia-Pacific?

RCEP: What is it so special about the trade deal and how will it impact Asia-Pacific?
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Hong Kong police sports club attacked with nine petrol bombs, triggering search for three suspects

Hong Kong police sports club attacked with nine petrol bombs, triggering search for three suspects
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A Hong Kong police sports club was attacked with nine suspected petrol bombs early ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:19:36 +0800

China manufacturing sentiment hits highest level in nine years in November

China manufacturing sentiment hits highest level in nine years in November
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China's manufacturing activity extended its strong growth in November, according to data released on ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:51:15 +0800

China gave Covid-19 vaccine to North Korea's Kim Jong-un, US analyst says

China gave Covid-19 vaccine to North Korea's Kim Jong-un, US analyst says
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China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his family with an experimental ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:33:06 +0800

Scott Atlas resigns as Donald Trump's coronavirus adviser

Scott Atlas resigns as Donald Trump's coronavirus adviser
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One of President Donald Trump's favoured coronavirus advisers who sparked controversy over his comments ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:17:21 +0800

In Thailand, Muslim lesbians tackle stereotypes by playing soccer

In Thailand, Muslim lesbians tackle stereotypes by playing soccer
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Anticha Sangchai did not come out to her family until she was 30 and ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:00:11 +0800

History shows the dangerous folly of Carrie Lam's unopposed governance

History shows the dangerous folly of Carrie Lam's unopposed governance
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In the midst of Hong Kong's worst crisis in living memory, what should leaders ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:30:06 +0800

China pivots to state-corporate partnerships in drive for technology self-reliance

China pivots to state-corporate partnerships in drive for technology self-reliance
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As Beijing doubles down in its contest with the US for technological leadership, it ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:00:25 +0800

Online to Orchard Road: why some Singapore e-retailers are opening physical shops amid the coronavirus pandemic

Online to Orchard Road: why some Singapore e-retailers are opening physical shops amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Even in an atypical year for retailers, Jay's business has taken an unusual trajectory. ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:00:23 +0800

China tightens export rules for sensitive tech, boosts power to retaliate against foreign sanctions

China tightens export rules for sensitive tech, boosts power to retaliate against foreign sanctions
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China's broadly defined export control law came into effect on Tuesday, expanding Beijing's arsenal ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 08:00:20 +0800

Joe Biden gets first look at Donald Trump's President's Daily Brief

Joe Biden gets first look at Donald Trump's President's Daily Brief
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Joe Biden on Monday got his first look as president-elect at the President's Daily ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:23:43 +0800

Deadline passes for US firms to cut Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps goods from supply chains

Deadline passes for US firms to cut Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps goods from supply chains
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The deadline has passed for American entities to comply with human rights sanctions and ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:22:07 +0800

Kimchi clash: China, South Korea netizens in online showdown over origin of cabbage staple

Kimchi clash: China, South Korea netizens in online showdown over origin of cabbage staple
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China's efforts to win an international certification for pao cai, a pickled vegetable dish ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:00:21 +0800

Hong Kong's MPF has much to do to close gap between reality and pensioners' aspirations even as it tops HK$1 trillion in value

Hong Kong's MPF has much to do to close gap between reality and pensioners' aspirations even as it tops HK$1 trillion in value
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Hong Kong's Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) has a long way to go in meeting ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 07:00:18 +0800

Coronavirus: US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas' as pandemic super-surge looms

Coronavirus: US predicts ‘vaccines before Christmas' as pandemic super-surge looms
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Hopes for a first wave of vaccinations before the end of 2020 received a ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 06:21:06 +0800

Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours'

Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours'
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Chinese scientists have built what they claim is a revolutionary plane engine for Mach ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 06:00:19 +0800

Is Joe Biden's budget pick Neera Tanden a ‘sacrifice to the confirmation gods'?

Is Joe Biden's budget pick Neera Tanden a ‘sacrifice to the confirmation gods'?
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Neera Tanden, US President-elect Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:59:09 +0800

Canadian Mountie at centre of Meng Wanzhou extradition storm was elite officer in Hong Kong

Canadian Mountie at centre of Meng Wanzhou extradition storm was elite officer in Hong Kong
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The Canadian Mountie cut an eye-catching figure, his red serge tunic standing out among ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:55:13 +0800

How property-hungry Chinese millennials and shadow banking could fuel a financial crisis

How property-hungry Chinese millennials and shadow banking could fuel a financial crisis
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China's household debt has surged again after the Covid-10 pandemic was brought under control ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:15:05 +0800

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy slams ‘six years of slander' at corruption trial

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy slams ‘six years of slander' at corruption trial
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy complained on Monday of being the victim of six ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 03:49:39 +0800

US and EU should join forces to check China's influence in Africa, Indo-Pacific, Republican senator proposes

US and EU should join forces to check China's influence in Africa, Indo-Pacific, Republican senator proposes
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Cooperation between the United States and European Union is “all the more important” in ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 03:11:08 +0800

France's Emmanuel Macron retreats over police protection law after clashes

France's Emmanuel Macron retreats over police protection law after clashes
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President Emmanuel Macron is backing away from plans to make it harder to film ...

  • Tue, 01 Dec 2020 02:23:10 +0800