France and Britain agree to strengthen coastal patrols in crackdown on illegal migration

France and the United Kingdom have agreed to deploy more police and invest in detection technology on the French coast to try to stop boats carrying illegal migrants from reaching British shores, they said in a joint statement on Tuesday.France will double police numbers on its northern coast, between the cities of Boulogne and Dunkirk and around the port of Dieppe, as well as reinforce air patrols, in a bid to target small boats attempting the dangerous Channel crossing.Britain will help fund…

France and Britain agree to strengthen coastal patrols in crackdown on illegal migration
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Will China’s cybersecurity review of IPOs close the door on tech firms raising funds in New York?

Will China’s cybersecurity review of IPOs close the door on tech firms raising funds in New York?
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China’s requirement for a cybersecurity review of virtually all foreign initial public offerings (IPOs) ...

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US State Department says No 2 official could still meet with Chinese counterparts

US State Department says No 2 official could still meet with Chinese counterparts
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The US State Department suggested on Tuesday that a trip to China by Deputy ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 05:12:12 +0800

Has the Delta variant curbed the effectiveness of lockdowns in ‘zero coronavirus’ economies like Australia and Hong Kong?

Has the Delta variant curbed the effectiveness of lockdowns in ‘zero coronavirus’ economies like Australia and Hong Kong?
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Each time Covid-19 has flared up, Australia’s major cities have used strict lockdowns to ...

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Donald Trump ally and fundraiser Tom Barrack charged with acting as a foreign agent for UAE

Donald Trump ally and fundraiser Tom Barrack charged with acting as a foreign agent for UAE
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Tom Barrack, the founder of private equity from Colony Capital and a former top ...

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Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles to face rape and sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein transferred to Los Angeles to face rape and sex assault charges
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Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been serving a 23-year prison sentence for ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 03:12:05 +0800

Boris Johnson’s aides plotted to oust him, claims ex-adviser Dominic Cummings, as he alleges PM had cavalier attitude towards coronavirus killing elderly

Boris Johnson’s aides plotted to oust him, claims ex-adviser Dominic Cummings, as he alleges PM had cavalier attitude towards coronavirus killing elderly
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Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has launched new attacks on the British Prime ...

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China and America must work together to tackle climate change, says US envoy John Kerry

China and America must work together to tackle climate change, says US envoy John Kerry
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US climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 01:34:02 +0800

Olympics: Who can beat American gymnast Simone Biles? Only Simone Biles

Olympics: Who can beat American gymnast Simone Biles? Only Simone Biles
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Simone Biles arrived at the Tokyo Olympics – having not lost an all-around competition ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:52:47 +0800

US defence chief to visit security partners Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam in bid to show commitment to Southeast Asia

US defence chief to visit security partners Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam in bid to show commitment to Southeast Asia
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US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to visit the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:43:06 +0800

German workers race to provide aid, Covid-19 vaccines in flood areas in bid to prevent health emergency

German workers race to provide aid, Covid-19 vaccines in flood areas in bid to prevent health emergency
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Red Cross volunteers and emergency services in Germany deployed emergency standpipes and mobile vaccination ...

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Gender equality: China will give female scientists priority in recruitment and research funding, provided they meet the mark

Gender equality: China will give female scientists priority in recruitment and research funding, provided they meet the mark
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Female researchers will be given priority for talent recruitment and research funding grants, provided ...

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China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives

China is pushing its own coronavirus lab leak theory in latest battle of narratives
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Call it a tale of two laboratories: the Fort Detrick Research Institute of Infectious ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 23:30:11 +0800

Indian parliament in uproar over report Modi administration spied on opponents, media

Indian parliament in uproar over report Modi administration spied on opponents, media
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India’s parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:37:12 +0800

What are the hacking accusations against China?

What are the hacking accusations against China?
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The United States and its allies have accused China of hacking a Microsoft email ...

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Chinese cities face power outages as economic rebound, heat put grids under pressure

Chinese cities face power outages as economic rebound, heat put grids under pressure
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Chinese cities have been warned there could be power outages ahead as the system ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:13:48 +0800

Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s air power as new fighter aircraft is unveiled

Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s air power as new fighter aircraft is unveiled
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With much fanfare, Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 21:44:50 +0800

China confirms all citizens can now have third child amid policy change confusion

China confirms all citizens can now have third child amid policy change confusion
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China’s top health authority has confirmed that all mainland citizens can now have a ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:41:32 +0800

Cathay Pacific’s London pilot base facing shutdown, with 100 jobs under Hong Kong carrier at risk

Cathay Pacific’s London pilot base facing shutdown, with 100 jobs under Hong Kong carrier at risk
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Cathay Pacific is proposing the closure of its London pilot base, placing nearly 100 ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:40:19 +0800

Watch: Jeff Bezos, Earth’s richest person, blasts off into space

Watch: Jeff Bezos, Earth’s richest person, blasts off into space
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Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, and three crewmates soared high above the Texas ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:10:27 +0800

National security law: Hong Kong was never endangered by motorcyclist’s alleged terrorist plot, defence argues as trial closes

National security law: Hong Kong was never endangered by motorcyclist’s alleged terrorist plot, defence argues as trial closes
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Hong Kong was never endangered by the alleged terrorist plot of a man who ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:04:18 +0800

US-China tech war: who is the little-known Chinese firm in the crosshairs of US for alleged cyberattacks?

US-China tech war: who is the little-known Chinese firm in the crosshairs of US for alleged cyberattacks?
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Long-simmering tensions between Washington and Beijing flared up again on Monday, as four mainland ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:00:22 +0800

Hong Kong’s latest Silver Bond in strong demand, say banks, after government lowered age threshold to 60

Hong Kong’s latest Silver Bond in strong demand, say banks, after government lowered age threshold to 60
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Hong Kong’s senior citizens rushed to subscribe to the latest batch of inflation-protected bonds ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 19:59:28 +0800

Malaysia’s ‘empty syringe’ incidents may fuel Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, experts say

Malaysia’s ‘empty syringe’ incidents may fuel Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, experts say
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Malaysia’s Health Minister Adham Baba on Tuesday said residents who received improperly administered Covid-19 ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 19:45:19 +0800

US military planes’ Taiwan visits signal new tactic to Beijing, analysts say

US military planes’ Taiwan visits signal new tactic to Beijing, analysts say
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The United States’ deployment of military aircraft to Taiwan in recent weeks is a ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 19:30:17 +0800

A Chinese father and daughter are in critical condition after e-bike they were riding explodes

A Chinese father and daughter are in critical condition after e-bike they were riding explodes
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Chinese people donated more than 2 million yuan (US$262,000) since Sunday to support a ...

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India looks to East Asia, Middle East in hunt for mango buyers

India looks to East Asia, Middle East in hunt for mango buyers
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India is on the hunt for mango buyers across East Asia and the Middle ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:30:18 +0800

Record algal green tide swamps Chinese port city of Qingdao

Record algal green tide swamps Chinese port city of Qingdao
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China’s eastern port city of Qingdao is experiencing the region’s worst ever algae infestation, ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:28:14 +0800

Coronavirus: Hong Kong delays plan to ease rules on arrivals and will focus on reopening mainland Chinese border, sources say

Coronavirus: Hong Kong delays plan to ease rules on arrivals and will focus on reopening mainland Chinese border, sources say
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The government has postponed its controversial plan to allow fully vaccinated people from places ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:18:22 +0800

China, the Philippines and a missed opportunity in the South China Sea

China, the Philippines and a missed opportunity in the South China Sea
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History is often subjective and biased because it largely depends on interpreting the past ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 18:04:01 +0800

Indonesia’s Makassar unveils coronavirus isolation facility aboard passenger ship Umsini

Indonesia’s Makassar unveils coronavirus isolation facility aboard passenger ship Umsini
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In the Indonesian city of Makassar in South Sulawesi province, there is a hive ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:50:55 +0800

Beijing calls out Amazon, ByteDance, NetEase for violating users’ rights in latest crackdown

Beijing calls out Amazon, ByteDance, NetEase for violating users’ rights in latest crackdown
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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has called out apps made by ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:00:06 +0800

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble: late August review for quarantine-free Covid-19 deal as city state grapples with outbreak

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble: late August review for quarantine-free Covid-19 deal as city state grapples with outbreak
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The much-delayed travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will be subject to further ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:00:04 +0800

Hong Kong economy gathers steam, unemployment drops to 5.5 per cent as city gets Covid-19 situation under control

Hong Kong economy gathers steam, unemployment drops to 5.5 per cent as city gets Covid-19 situation under control
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Hong Kong’s unemployment rate dropped sharply to 5.5 per cent for the three-month period ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:57:40 +0800

Habitat loss puts the squeeze on China’s growing wild elephant herd

Habitat loss puts the squeeze on China’s growing wild elephant herd
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Under a footbridge in southwest China’s Yunnan province, a lone female elephant makes a ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:16:46 +0800

Louis Vuitton, Porsche drop Kris Wu over date-rape allegation, days after Chinese consumer brands did the same

Louis Vuitton, Porsche drop Kris Wu over date-rape allegation, days after Chinese consumer brands did the same
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Global luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Porsche have joined several Chinese consumer brands in ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:54:51 +0800

India’s true coronavirus death toll may be 10 times the official tally, new report claims

India’s true coronavirus death toll may be 10 times the official tally, new report claims
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India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:29:11 +0800

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam shrugs off scenes of residents leaving at airport, says city has ‘prosperous future’ ahead

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam shrugs off scenes of residents leaving at airport, says city has ‘prosperous future’ ahead
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Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday brushed off recent scenes at the airport suggesting an ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:02:42 +0800

Hong Kong rescuers, divers search for hiker swept away by water amid No 3 typhoon warning

Hong Kong rescuers, divers search for hiker swept away by water amid No 3 typhoon warning
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A search by Hong Kong emergency personnel, including divers, was under way on Tuesday ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:49:00 +0800

Rockets hit near Afghanistan presidential palace in Kabul

Rockets hit near Afghanistan presidential palace in Kabul
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At least three rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace on Tuesday as Ashraf ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:41:41 +0800

Coronavirus: China reports spike in new Covid-19 cases on its border with Myanmar

Coronavirus: China reports spike in new Covid-19 cases on its border with Myanmar
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China on Tuesday reported the highest daily tally of new confirmed Covid-19 cases since ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:39:38 +0800

Hong Kong has no time for by-elections to fill more than 200 district council seats vacated by opposition: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong has no time for by-elections to fill more than 200 district council seats vacated by opposition: Carrie Lam
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Hong Kong will hold no by-elections to fill the more than 200 seats recently ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:26:48 +0800

Chinese actor Wang Yibo stalked by obsessed fans who placed tracking device on his car, Beijing police say after arrests

Chinese actor Wang Yibo stalked by obsessed fans who placed tracking device on his car, Beijing police say after arrests
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Police in China have arrested two fans who stalked a famous actor by placing ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:07:51 +0800

Global innovation hubs: Hong Kong ranked ninth while Singapore remains No 1 amid coronavirus pandemic

Global innovation hubs: Hong Kong ranked ninth while Singapore remains No 1 amid coronavirus pandemic
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Hong Kong has become more competitive among global tech hubs outside Silicon Valley, but ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:04:00 +0800

Could Britain be sued for reopening and exposing the world to new coronavirus variants?

Could Britain be sued for reopening and exposing the world to new coronavirus variants?
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With most Covid-19 restrictions now lifted in England, the world is watching to see ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:00:15 +0800

China gets rolling with new superfast maglev train

China gets rolling with new superfast maglev train
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The production of the fastest train ever built in China, with a top speed ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:43:05 +0800

China rejects Microsoft Exchange cyber hacking charge, accuses US of ‘massive’ eavesdropping

China rejects Microsoft Exchange cyber hacking charge, accuses US of ‘massive’ eavesdropping
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China has accused the United States of “indiscriminate eavesdropping across the world” while rejecting ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:22:17 +0800

Women set off on haj in Mecca as male ‘guardian’ rule cast aside

Women set off on haj in Mecca as male ‘guardian’ rule cast aside
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Bushra Shah, a 35-year-old Pakistani, says she is realising a childhood dream by making ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:17:01 +0800

Singapore teen charged with murder of 13-year-old schoolmate, remanded for psychiatric assessment

Singapore teen charged with murder of 13-year-old schoolmate, remanded for psychiatric assessment
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A 16-year-old Singaporean boy was on Tuesday charged with murdering a 13-year-old boy who ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:19:41 +0800

Pedro Castillo declared Peru’s president, defeating Keiko Fujimori

Pedro Castillo declared Peru’s president, defeating Keiko Fujimori
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Pedro Castillo, a schoolteacher from a Marxist party, was proclaimed Peru’s president-elect on Monday, ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:15:21 +0800

Chinese health official says he’s had a mix of 3 Covid-19 shots

Chinese health official says he’s had a mix of 3 Covid-19 shots
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China’s top disease control official says he has had a third Covid-19 shot, as ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:00:09 +0800

China loan rate left unchanged despite speculation of further policy easing to support economic growth

China loan rate left unchanged despite speculation of further policy easing to support economic growth
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China kept its benchmark loan rate unchanged on Tuesday despite speculation of further policy ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:35:33 +0800

Malaysia’s food entrepreneurs bank on tech and innovation to survive Covid-19 lockdowns

Malaysia’s food entrepreneurs bank on tech and innovation to survive Covid-19 lockdowns
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Running a restaurant is never easy, but in Malaysia, where eating out is practically ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:30:19 +0800

China digital currency: US athletes should be banned from using e-yuan at 2022 Winter Olympics, senators say

China digital currency: US athletes should be banned from using e-yuan at 2022 Winter Olympics, senators say
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Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn, Roger Wicker, and Cynthia Lummis urged the US Olympic Committee ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:21:07 +0800

In battle over US$2 billion in gold, Britain backs Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president

In battle over US$2 billion in gold, Britain backs Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president
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The British government sought on Monday to prevent Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro from gaining access ...

  • Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:10:09 +0800