Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clash with BBC over story about naming of new daughter

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have clashed with the BBC over the version of events that led to the naming of their daughter.Harry and Meghan's lawyers have written to the corporation after a BBC story claimed the queen had not been asked about naming their baby Lilibet, which was the monarch's childhood family nickname.It has been widely reported that Harry and Meghan did consult the queen before the name of their baby, who was born in California on Friday, was announced.But an article on the…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clash with BBC over story about naming of new daughter
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Drowned migrants get ‘dignified’ burial in Tunisia cemetery

Drowned migrants get ‘dignified’ burial in Tunisia cemetery
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A cemetery in southern Tunisia for migrants who drowned crossing the Mediterranean in the ...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang
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Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a three-day tour of the northwestern province of Qinghai ...

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 01:00:00 +0800

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff joins German coronavirus vaccine appeal

Baywatch star David Hasselhoff joins German coronavirus vaccine appeal
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Former Baywatch television star David Hasselhoff is appearing in a video released by the ...

  • Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:26:19 +0800

Hong Kong justice minister lobbies for her solicitors to qualify for senior counsel rank, amid concerns over extending the appointments to non-barristers

Hong Kong justice minister lobbies for her solicitors to qualify for senior counsel rank, amid concerns over extending the appointments to non-barristers
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Hong Kong’s justice minister is lobbying for her department’s legal officers to qualify for ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:41:23 +0800

Indonesian McDonald’s outlets closed over Covid-19 fears after being overrun by BTS meal orders

Indonesian McDonald’s outlets closed over Covid-19 fears after being overrun by BTS meal orders
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More than a dozen Indonesian McDonald’s outlets were temporarily closed on Wednesday over virus ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:36:55 +0800

Chinese firms may be able to hit back at foreign partners under new anti-sanctions law

Chinese firms may be able to hit back at foreign partners under new anti-sanctions law
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Tensions between China and the US may worsen with Beijing expected to pass a ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:30:00 +0800

Hong Kong Gay Games needs more support, lawmaker Regina Ip says as event struggles to find venues

Hong Kong Gay Games needs more support, lawmaker Regina Ip says as event struggles to find venues
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A lawmaker has urged the Hong Kong government to throw more support to the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:16:17 +0800

Delta coronavirus variant has 60 per cent transmission edge over Alpha, UK expert says

Delta coronavirus variant has 60 per cent transmission edge over Alpha, UK expert says
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The Delta coronavirus variant of concern, first identified in India, is believed to be ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:10:35 +0800

Thousands of wild animals were sold at Wuhan markets in months before Covid-19 outbreak, new report finds

Thousands of wild animals were sold at Wuhan markets in months before Covid-19 outbreak, new report finds
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Thousands of wild animals were sold in markets in the Chinese city of Wuhan ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0800

Hong Kong still faces many political, social problems in the future despite national security law safeguards and electoral system overhaul, ex-city leader CY Leung says

Hong Kong still faces many political, social problems in the future despite national security law safeguards and electoral system overhaul, ex-city leader CY Leung says
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Former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying on Wednesday said the city would still ...

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White House drops Trump orders seeking to ban TikTok, WeChat

White House drops Trump orders seeking to ban TikTok, WeChat
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The White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular ...

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Britain slams Oxford University students for removing ‘colonial’ queen portrait

Britain slams Oxford University students for removing ‘colonial’ queen portrait
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The UK government has criticised graduate students at the University of Oxford who removed ...

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Indonesia inching closer to Beijing, if South China Sea doesn’t ‘blow up’ ties

Indonesia inching closer to Beijing, if South China Sea doesn’t ‘blow up’ ties
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The establishment of a high-level dialogue between Indonesia and China will bring the two ...

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China inflation: surging factory prices seen nearing peak with no ‘lasting strong demand’ for commodities

China inflation: surging factory prices seen nearing peak with no ‘lasting strong demand’ for commodities
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Despite hitting its highest point since the 2008 global financial crisis, the inflation rate ...

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Joe Biden touts ‘tight’ US-Europe ties as he embarks on diplomatic marathon

Joe Biden touts ‘tight’ US-Europe ties as he embarks on diplomatic marathon
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Joe Biden left on the first foreign trip of his presidency on Wednesday, touting ...

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Hong Kong faces brain drain of highly skilled mainland Chinese arrivals, Baptist University study warns

Hong Kong faces brain drain of highly skilled mainland Chinese arrivals, Baptist University study warns
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New arrivals to Hong Kong from mainland China are increasingly well educated and highly ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:23:51 +0800

Lab leak or nature? Debate heats up on the origins of Covid-19 virus

Lab leak or nature? Debate heats up on the origins of Covid-19 virus
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The virus causing Covid-19 has spread around the globe and killed more than 3.5 ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +0800

US-China tech war: American tech bill locks Huawei on Washington’s trade blacklist as the company plays up its cybersecurity credentials

US-China tech war: American tech bill locks Huawei on Washington’s trade blacklist as the company plays up its cybersecurity credentials
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A bill aimed at bolstering America’s technological power to counter China, which was passed ...

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South China Sea: Philippines’ Duterte, boxer Pacquiao feud over foreign policy

South China Sea: Philippines’ Duterte, boxer Pacquiao feud over foreign policy
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stoked a feud with boxer Manny Pacquiao by criticising ...

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China says it supports cultural exchanges with Japan after academics branded ‘traitors’

China says it supports cultural exchanges with Japan after academics branded ‘traitors’
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Beijing on Wednesday said it supported cultural exchanges with Japan, after Chinese academics who ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:16:35 +0800

Hong Kong property manager ordered to do 240 hours of community service for trashing national, regional flags in drunken state

Hong Kong property manager ordered to do 240 hours of community service for trashing national, regional flags in drunken state
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A Hong Kong property manager has been given 240 hours of community service for ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:16:59 +0800

Coronavirus: Singapore should expect gradual reopening, experts say

Coronavirus: Singapore should expect gradual reopening, experts say
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As Singapore approaches the end of a month-long period of tightened social distancing measures, ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:05:25 +0800

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts
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Hong Kong Airlines informed staff on Wednesday it would launch a wide restructuring but ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:31 +0800

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts

Hong Kong Airlines launches wide restructuring bid, grounds A320 fleet but holds off on job cuts
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Hong Kong Airlines informed staff on Wednesday it would launch a wide restructuring but ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:31 +0800

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’
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European companies have expressed alarm about a new Chinese anti-sanctions law, saying they are ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy
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The number of newly registered chip-related companies in China more than tripled in the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’

European businesses express alarm over China’s anti-sanctions law that could turn companies into ‘sacrificial pawns’
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European companies have expressed alarm about a new Chinese anti-sanctions law, saying they are ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy

New Chinese semiconductor firms have tripled in 2021 as Beijing and Washington jockey over technological supremacy
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The number of newly registered chip-related companies in China more than tripled in the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0800

Hong Kong man’s legal fight over late husband’s funeral faces fresh challenge

Hong Kong man’s legal fight over late husband’s funeral faces fresh challenge
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The Department of Justice has made a rare application to the High Court to ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:57:20 +0800

Australian PM Morrison calls for WTO reform to punish ‘economic coercion’, in veiled reference to China trade dispute

Australian PM Morrison calls for WTO reform to punish ‘economic coercion’, in veiled reference to China trade dispute
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an overhaul of global trade rules ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:13:39 +0800

Coronavirus controls pushing China’s southern container ports to limit, sending freight rates soaring

Coronavirus controls pushing China’s southern container ports  to limit, sending freight rates soaring
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Capacity at major ports in China’s southern manufacturing hub is being pushed to the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:30:00 +0800

Calls mount for release of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker family from Australia detention

Calls mount for release of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker family from Australia detention
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The plight of a Sri Lankan Tamil couple and their two young daughters who ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:20:30 +0800

Top Chinese university under fire for using sex to sell school

Top Chinese university under fire for using sex to sell school
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One of the top universities in China is under fire for using women to ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0800

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese government poised to allow local spectators to attend

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese government poised to allow local spectators to attend
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Japan is leaning towards allowing domestic spectators at the Tokyo Olympics despite the Covid-19 ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:33:22 +0800

US-China relations: Biden’s trade strike force sees US turn to aggressive ‘industrial policy’ to counter Beijing

US-China relations: Biden’s trade strike force sees US turn to aggressive ‘industrial policy’ to counter Beijing
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US efforts to combat unfair trade practices with a new strike force and provide ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:21:22 +0800

Coronavirus: critics ask why Taiwan’s death rate is higher than the global pandemic average

Coronavirus: critics ask why Taiwan’s death rate is higher than the global pandemic average
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Taiwan has reported a rapidly rising death toll in the widening coronavirus outbreak that ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:38:59 +0800

FBI sting reveals plot to smuggle cocaine in bananas to Hong Kong, other crimes globally

FBI sting reveals plot to smuggle cocaine in bananas to Hong Kong, other crimes globally
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One drug trafficker texted another that he had a “job” and a proven way ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:27:47 +0800

Malaysia’s king will meet political leaders as public anger grows over handling of coronavirus pandemic

Malaysia’s king will meet political leaders as public anger grows over handling of coronavirus pandemic
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Malaysia’s king is set to have an audience with political parties beginning on Wednesday, ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:05:56 +0800

Is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un learning to delegate?

Is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un learning to delegate?
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Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader and the bearer of a dizzying array of ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0800

Why China’s youth are ‘lying flat’ in protest of their bleak economic prospects

Why China’s youth are ‘lying flat’ in protest of their bleak economic prospects
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Hu Ai was stuck in traffic with her parents during the Labour Day holiday ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0800

Donald Trump, banned from Twitter, praises Nigeria for banning Twitter

Donald Trump, banned from Twitter, praises Nigeria for banning Twitter
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Former US president Donald Trump has praised Nigeria for banning the social media platform ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:55:41 +0800

India’s Serum Institute, the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, is at the centre of global shortage

India’s Serum Institute, the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer, is at the centre of global shortage
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Around the world, from Bangladesh to Nepal to Rwanda, vulnerable hotspots have been grappling ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:45:00 +0800

Some of America’s uber-rich paid next to no US income tax, report says. Now, the FBI is involved

Some of America’s uber-rich paid next to no US income tax, report says. Now, the FBI is involved
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The US Treasury Department has asked law enforcement authorities to investigate the disclosure of ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:11:04 +0800

IMF says Hong Kong’s financial system resilient to future shocks, cautions property valuations and deep China links as potential risks

IMF says Hong Kong’s financial system resilient to future shocks, cautions property valuations and deep China links as potential risks
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Hong Kong’s financial system remains resilient to future ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:19:18 +0800

Australian PM Scott Morrison will warn of China conflict and renew call for Covid-19 probe as he heads to G7

Australian PM Scott Morrison will warn of China conflict and renew call for Covid-19 probe as he heads to G7
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As deteriorating geopolitical tensions with China spill into trade reprisals, Australian Prime Minister Scott ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:15:00 +0800

China inflation: factory-gate prices hit near 13-year high as manufacturers pass on surging raw material prices

China inflation: factory-gate prices hit near 13-year high as manufacturers pass on surging raw material prices
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Factory-gate prices in China hit a 13-year high in May as manufacturers passed on ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:33:18 +0800

China can level its education playing field by letting non-profit online academies bloom

China can level its education playing field by letting non-profit online academies bloom
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China’s university entrance examinations (gaokao), held earlier this week, are seen by most of ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:15:00 +0800

Quirky China: Nude chat scam hits fully-clothed man, woman gives birth in street, and quadruplets thank hospital for lives

Quirky China: Nude chat scam hits fully-clothed man, woman gives birth in street, and quadruplets thank hospital for lives
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A man in southeastern China was blackmailed by a “nude chat” scam despite the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0800

Coronavirus: the HK$113 million worth of perks and prizes on offer for vaccinated Hongkongers in a summer bonanza of lotteries

Coronavirus: the HK$113 million worth of perks and prizes on offer for vaccinated Hongkongers in a summer bonanza of lotteries
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To help breathe life into Hong Kong’s stagnant Covid-19 jabs campaign, companies have been ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:30:00 +0800

Chinese man arrested after breaking quarantine rules to see Covid-positive parents

Chinese man arrested after breaking quarantine rules to see Covid-positive parents
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A Guangzhou man has been arrested and could face criminal charges for breaking quarantine ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0800

Hong Kong parents and children still have doubts over Covid-19 vaccine, despite government lowering age threshold to 12

Hong Kong parents and children still have doubts over Covid-19 vaccine, despite government lowering age threshold to 12
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Many Hong Kong parents and pupils remain cautious about getting Covid-19 jabs despite the ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:00:00 +0800

Kids’ make-up boom in China driven by parents’ ambition to make their children stars online and on stage

Kids’ make-up boom in China driven by parents’ ambition to make their children stars online and on stage
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At eight years old, Mengmeng is as familiar with eyeshadow and lipstick as she ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:45:00 +0800

Wife of drugs kingpin El Chapo ‘will plead guilty to helping run drugs cartel’

Wife of drugs kingpin El Chapo ‘will plead guilty to helping run drugs cartel’
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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican narcotics kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:32:58 +0800

Three-child policy: China’s median home size may have to grow by a third to 120 square metres to house larger families

Three-child policy: China’s median home size may have to grow by a third to 120 square metres to house larger families
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The Chinese government’s landmark policy to prod couples to have up to three children ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:30:00 +0800

Turkey launches disaster management campaign to save Sea of Marmara from ‘sea snot’

Turkey launches disaster management campaign to save Sea of Marmara from ‘sea snot’
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Turkey vowed to save the Sea of Marmara on Tuesday by launching a disaster ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:13:04 +0800

Hong Kong higher education in ‘rather good health’ despite protests, national security law: British rankings firm

Hong Kong higher education in ‘rather good health’ despite protests, national security law: British rankings firm
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Four Hong Kong universities have dropped in the latest worldwide rankings, with only Chinese ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0800

United States eases travel warning to several countries – including Olympics host Japan

United States eases travel warning to several countries – including Olympics host Japan
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The United States on Tuesday eased its warnings against travel to a number of ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:44:45 +0800

US Senate passes broad US$250 billion legislation to counter and compete with China

US Senate passes broad US$250 billion legislation to counter and compete with China
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In a rare show of bipartisan solidarity in the polarised US Capitol, the Senate ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:36:22 +0800

Could business be caught in the crossfire of China’s ‘legal battle with the West’?

Could business be caught in the crossfire of China’s ‘legal battle with the West’?
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Businesses in China could get caught in the crossfire as the national legislature presses ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:00:22 +0800

Coronavirus: South Korean mayor who boasted of securing 30 million vaccines apologises for nearly falling for fraud

Coronavirus: South Korean mayor who boasted of securing 30 million vaccines apologises for nearly falling for fraud
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A South Korean mayor who had boasted of his city’s ability to secure Covid-19 ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:00:20 +0800

Mini-Lady Liberty statue heads to United States from France for Independence Day

Mini-Lady Liberty statue heads to United States from France for Independence Day
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A replica of the Statue of Liberty, smaller but based on the original plaster ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 05:15:54 +0800

Who are China Communist Party’s ‘No 1 hands’ and why is Xi Jinping reining them in?

Who are China Communist Party’s ‘No 1 hands’ and why is Xi Jinping reining them in?
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This is the ninth in the South China Morning Post’s series of explainers about ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 05:00:09 +0800

Senate report into January 6 US Capitol attack details broad intelligence failures

Senate report into January 6 US Capitol attack details broad intelligence failures
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A Senate investigation of the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol found a ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:37:43 +0800

US and EU to back investigation into origins of coronavirus

US and EU to back investigation into origins of coronavirus
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The United States and the European Union are set to back a renewed push ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 03:54:13 +0800

Police officer admits kidnapping and raping British woman Sarah Everard

Police officer admits kidnapping and raping British woman Sarah Everard
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A British police officer has pleaded guilty to the kidnap and rape of a ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 03:12:16 +0800

Joe Biden’s European diplomatic blitz will have China woven ‘throughout every meeting’

Joe Biden’s European diplomatic blitz will have China woven ‘throughout every meeting’
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While most of Europe’s top leaders rooted for a Joe Biden victory in last ...

  • Wed, 09 Jun 2021 02:12:24 +0800