Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky to meet Joe Biden at White House in August

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Quint Forgey on politico.com on July 21, 2021.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet US President Joe Biden next month in Washington, the White House announced on Wednesday.The news of Zelensky’s White House visit, scheduled for August 30, comes at a delicate moment in the alliance between Washington and Kyiv, as the United States nears a deal with Germany on the controversial Nord Stream 2…

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky to meet Joe Biden at White House in August
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Families of Surfside building collapse victims to receive US$150 million in compensation, judge rules

Families of Surfside building collapse victims to receive US$150 million in compensation, judge rules
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Victims’ families and those who suffered losses in the collapse of a 12-storey oceanfront ...

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Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on Venice film festival jury

Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on Venice film festival jury
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Director Chloe Zhao, fresh off her Nomadland best film win at this year’s Academy ...

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Night shifts, racial hostility: Hong Kong student from ethnic minority community reveals extra DSE exams challenges

Night shifts, racial hostility: Hong Kong student from ethnic minority community reveals extra DSE exams challenges
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Ajab Khan was working up to four hours a day after school delivering food ...

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US senators introduce legislation to strengthen defence ties with Taiwan

US senators introduce legislation to strengthen defence ties with Taiwan
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A group of US senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would strengthen defence ties ...

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Britain irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules, straining tensions

Britain irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules, straining tensions
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The British government said on Wednesday that post-Brexit trade rules it negotiated with the ...

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Indian boy dies of bird flu in country’s first such case of human death

Indian boy dies of bird flu in country’s first such case of human death
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India reported what could be its first case of human death due to bird ...

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China appoints Afghanistan special envoy as it prepares to play greater role after US troop withdrawal

China appoints Afghanistan special envoy as it prepares to play greater role after US troop withdrawal
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China has appointed Yue Xiaoyong, a veteran diplomat with experience in the US and ...

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Hong Kong girl who accused father of rape says family members stopped her from ‘telling the truth’

Hong Kong girl who accused father of rape says family members stopped her from ‘telling the truth’
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A Hong Kong girl has testified against five of her family members for using ...

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Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban urges people to vote against LGBT law in referendum

Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban urges people to vote against LGBT law in referendum
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Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday said a referendum would be held to ...

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Hong Kong must boost global image in arts and culture, tap into Chinese heritage instead of local focus: state officials

Hong Kong must boost global image in arts and culture, tap into Chinese heritage instead of local focus: state officials
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Senior Beijing officials have urged Hong Kong to improve its international image on the ...

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Beijing blasts Tencent, Alibaba and other tech firms for allowing distribution of ‘soft child porn’ emoji sticker packs

Beijing blasts Tencent, Alibaba and other tech firms for allowing distribution of ‘soft child porn’ emoji sticker packs
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Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group Holding are among several tech companies on the receiving ...

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Will Nepal’s new ‘pro-India’ prime minister hit reset on its China ties?

Will Nepal’s new ‘pro-India’ prime minister hit reset on its China ties?
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After months of political uncertainty, Nepal had a change of leadership last week in ...

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Singapore court rules in favour of liquidating Hyflux in sign saga ending

Singapore court rules in favour of liquidating Hyflux in sign saga ending
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A Singapore court on Wednesday ruled in favour of liquidating Hyflux Ltd, following a ...

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Tokyo Olympics: Japan’s Suga to meet Jill Biden, WHO chief Tedros ahead of opening ceremony

Tokyo Olympics: Japan’s Suga to meet Jill Biden, WHO chief Tedros ahead of opening ceremony
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will meet US First Lady Jill Biden on Thursday ...

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Coronavirus: flights cancelled after cluster of cases at Chinese airport

Coronavirus: flights cancelled after cluster of cases at Chinese airport
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More than 500 flights were cancelled at a major airport in eastern China on ...

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China aged care abuse: man who died from unknown cause was beaten and tied to a wheelchair by his carer, video reveals

China aged care abuse: man who died from unknown cause was beaten and tied to a wheelchair by his carer, video reveals
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The case of a 68-year-old man who was allegedly slapped in the face and ...

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China’s yuan internationalisation strategy needs ‘persistent, strong foreign demand’

China’s yuan internationalisation strategy needs ‘persistent, strong foreign demand’
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China should focus on increasing the soft power of the yuan as part of ...

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US hackers attacked thousands of servers in China, news report claims

US hackers attacked thousands of servers in China, news report claims
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China has fleshed out its accusation that the US was behind a number of ...

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Domestic worker seeks HK$170,000 from Hong Kong boss over alleged sexual harassment

Domestic worker seeks HK$170,000 from Hong Kong boss over alleged sexual harassment
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A domestic worker has filed a HK$170,000 (US$21,870) sexual harassment claim against her employer ...

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Coronavirus: Tokyo cases surge two days before Olympics open; Saudi Arabia bans travel to Indonesia

Coronavirus: Tokyo cases surge two days before Olympics open; Saudi Arabia bans travel to Indonesia
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Tokyo’s coronavirus cases surged to a six-month high on Wednesday, with the Olympic host ...

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Buddhist charity buys millions more BioNTech vaccine doses for Taiwan

Buddhist charity buys millions more BioNTech vaccine doses for Taiwan
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Millions more Taiwanese residents are expected to receive at least one vaccine shot against ...

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China offers baby bonuses, with births on track for new low in 2021

China offers baby bonuses, with births on track for new low in 2021
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China will roll out a range of support to encourage couples to have more ...

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Apple supplier Foxconn puts Zhengzhou workers on leave amid worst flooding in Henan province in a century

Apple supplier Foxconn puts Zhengzhou workers on leave amid worst flooding in Henan province in a century
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Foxconn Technology Group has given tens of thousands of workers a day off at ...

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Devastating China floods caused by Typhoon In-Fa’s airflow hitting area of high pressure, say experts

Devastating China floods caused by Typhoon In-Fa’s airflow hitting area of high pressure, say experts
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The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou was hit by devastating floods as the result ...

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BTS to return to UN as South Korea’s special envoy for post-Covid world

BTS to return to UN as South Korea’s special envoy for post-Covid world
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K-pop boy band BTS has just received a rare non-musical title – South Korea’s ...

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US brand apologises after claiming it ‘improved’ Chinese congee for the Western palate

US brand apologises after claiming it ‘improved’ Chinese congee for the Western palate
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A US company selling pre-packaged congee has apologised to the Asian Americans and Pacific ...

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Coronavirus: India’s doctors, judges fight to prevent third wave as states push ahead with religious gatherings

Coronavirus: India’s doctors, judges fight to prevent third wave as states push ahead with religious gatherings
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India’s doctors and judges are fighting a lonely battle to prevent a third wave ...

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‘Gross interference’: China hits back at Japan’s defence take on Taiwan

‘Gross interference’: China hits back at Japan’s defence take on Taiwan
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China has accused Japan of grossly interfering in its internal affairs after Tokyo for ...

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Forbes China names Alibaba founder Jack Ma country’s most generous entrepreneur in 2020, as tech giants top charity list

Forbes China names Alibaba founder Jack Ma country’s most generous entrepreneur in 2020, as tech giants top charity list
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Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, was the most generous Chinese ...

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China flood survivors tell of rising water and last goodbyes as disaster claims 18 lives and displaces thousands more

China flood survivors tell of rising water and last goodbyes as disaster claims 18 lives and displaces thousands more
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For those trapped in submerged underground trains as Tuesday’s horror unfolded in the central ...

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China’s yuan bond market could attract US$400 billion a year over next decade, IIF research shows

China’s yuan bond market could attract US$400 billion a year over next decade, IIF research shows
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Foreign flows to China’s local currency government bond market could balloon to US$400 billion ...

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US, Japan and South Korea present united front against North Korea despite rift between Asian allies

US, Japan and South Korea present united front against North Korea despite rift between Asian allies
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US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Wednesday said Washington, Tokyo and Seoul ...

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Floods in central China: Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and Meituan rush to support relief efforts with cash and services

Floods in central China: Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and Meituan rush to support relief efforts with cash and services
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China’s largest tech companies, including Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings, are rushing to ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:10:57 +0800

Philippine charity helps drug war dead families find permanent burial site as cemetery leases expire

Philippine charity helps drug war dead families find permanent burial site as cemetery leases expire
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Rodzon Enriquez’s skeletal remains are pulled out of a coffin-sized tomb in Manila and ...

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Jeff Bezos’ space guests describe short, crowded experience: ‘not quite enough room’

Jeff Bezos’ space guests describe short, crowded experience: ‘not quite enough room’
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Blue Origin rocketed its first passengers to the edge of space on Tuesday. Roughly ...

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Pakistani Taliban may be behind bus attack that killed 9 Chinese, analysts say

Pakistani Taliban may be behind bus attack that killed 9 Chinese, analysts say
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The Pakistani Taliban could be responsible for last week’s bus attack in the country ...

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Thai protest art: risk of police harassment, prison and online trolls makes artists more subtle in their works

Thai protest art: risk of police harassment, prison and online trolls makes artists more subtle in their works
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As pro-democracy protests in Thailand roll on through a second year of military crackdowns ...

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Anthony Fauci, Senator Rand Paul trade charges of lying in clash over coronavirus origins

Anthony Fauci, Senator Rand Paul trade charges of lying in clash over coronavirus origins
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Republican Senator Rand Paul and senior US government scientist Anthony Fauci angrily assailed each ...

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US, Germany near deal on Russia Nord Stream 2 pipeline, upsetting Ukraine

US, Germany near deal on Russia Nord Stream 2 pipeline, upsetting Ukraine
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The United States has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany over a controversial Russia-to-Europe ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:06:15 +0800

Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope captures colliding galaxies image after mystery glitch

Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope captures colliding galaxies image after mystery glitch
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The Hubble Space Telescope has returned to operational status after a nearly month-long mysterious ...

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National security law: list of Apple Daily arrests grows as police detain executive editor-in-chief

National security law: list of Apple Daily arrests grows as police detain executive editor-in-chief
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Lam Man-chung, executive editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Apple Daily newspaper, was arrested by Hong ...

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Mali strongman, leader of two coups, survives knife attack

Mali strongman, leader of two coups, survives knife attack
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Malian strongman Colonel Assimi Goita survived an assassination attempt at a mosque in Bamako ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:05:15 +0800

France’s Emmanuel Macron, 13 other heads of states, among potential Pegasus spyware targets

France’s Emmanuel Macron, 13 other heads of states, among potential Pegasus spyware targets
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French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of ...

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Tokyo Olympics: ‘revolutionary’ technology promises to be a game-changer for fans at home, broadcasters say

Tokyo Olympics: ‘revolutionary’ technology promises to be a game-changer for fans at home, broadcasters say
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Our Tokyo Trail series looks at key issues and athletes in the run-up to ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:00:16 +0800

Britain will permanently deploy 2 warships in Asian waters after aircraft carrier visits in September

Britain will permanently deploy 2 warships in Asian waters after aircraft carrier visits in September
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Britain on Tuesday said it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:56:53 +0800

13 dead, 100,000 displaced as heaviest rains in 1,000 years hit central China

13 dead, 100,000 displaced as heaviest rains in 1,000 years hit central China
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Floods in one of China’s most populous regions have killed 13 and displaced 100,000 ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:52:41 +0800

Quirky China: unconscious man ‘wakes’ for curry, women-only carriages ‘unfair to men’, manhole covers stolen, sold to get hostess cash

Quirky China: unconscious man ‘wakes’ for curry, women-only carriages ‘unfair to men’, manhole covers stolen, sold to get hostess cash
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A police suspect who pretended to be unconscious for three days and endured a ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:15:21 +0800

Hongkongers heading to UK under BN(O) visa scheme undeterred by end of stamp duty holiday, surging home prices

Hongkongers heading to UK under BN(O) visa scheme undeterred by end of stamp duty holiday, surging home prices
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The end of a stamp duty holiday and surging home prices are unlikely to ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30:22 +0800

Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations

Goodbye district councils? Hong Kong’s area committees set to replace local bodies reeling from wave of resignations
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Twenty months after losing the district council seat he held for eight years, Hong ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30:18 +0800

How safe is US ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon to find out

How safe is US ‘nuclear football’? Pentagon to find out
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The Pentagon’s watchdog said on Tuesday it would evaluate the safety protocols surrounding the ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:43:32 +0800

China’s athletes determined to win gold at Tokyo Olympics despite Covid-19 challenges

China’s athletes determined to win gold at Tokyo Olympics despite Covid-19 challenges
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As the countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games enters its final days, many Chinese ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:30:17 +0800

New Territories homes lose their discounts to Kowloon as Hong Kong’s longest subway line closes distances and narrows price gaps

New Territories homes lose their discounts to Kowloon as Hong Kong’s longest subway line closes distances and narrows price gaps
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Hong Kong’s New Territories, the area south of the city’s border with China, is ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:30:13 +0800

Coronavirus: more than a quarter of patients in Hong Kong this month were fully vaccinated, and with most imported, experts question plan to halve quarantine times

Coronavirus: more than a quarter of patients in Hong Kong this month were fully vaccinated, and with most imported, experts question plan to halve quarantine times
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More than a quarter of Covid-19 patients in Hong Kong this month had been ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:00:32 +0800

‘Gig workers of all trades, unite!’ China’s state trade union calls for branches for gig economy workers

‘Gig workers of all trades, unite!’ China’s state trade union calls for branches for gig economy workers
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China’s gig economy workers employed by online platforms, including deliverymen and ride hailing drivers, ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:00:30 +0800

EU plans agency to crack down on flow of dirty money after banks hit by wave of scandals

EU plans agency to crack down on flow of dirty money after banks hit by wave of scandals
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The EU on Tuesday said it will set up a stand-alone agency to crack ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 06:55:25 +0800

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

France and Britain agree to strengthen coastal patrols in crackdown on illegal migration
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France and the United Kingdom have agreed to deploy more police and invest in ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 06:28:59 +0800

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) ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 06:00:20 +0800

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 ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 05:00:19 +0800

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 ...

  • Wed, 21 Jul 2021 04:12:45 +0800

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