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More Chinese provinces report cases linked to Beijing clusters
BEIJING: The Chinese capital reported on Monday (Jan 24) new local COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day as flare-ups persisted ahead of the Winter Olympics Games in February, while four provinces found infections linked to clusters in Beijing. The Beijing municipality reported six new domesticall
1 hour ago | Channel News Asia
UMNO president Ahmad Zahid ordered to enter defence on corruption, money laundering charges
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s High Court has ordered United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to enter his defence on 47 charges of corruption, bribery and money laundering.
2 hours ago | Channel News Asia
Beijing warns of heavy air pollution during Winter Olympics
BEIJING: Beijing warned Monday (Jan 24) that heavy air pollution is likely during the Winter Olympics, but said emergency plans were in place to ensure the Games are not disrupted by smog. The Chinese capital declared "war on pollution" after winning the Olympics bid in 2015, shutting down dozens of coal p
3 hours ago | SCMP
Man pleads guilty to abducting 4-year-old Australian Cleo Smith
An Australian man pleaded guilty on Monday to a charge of abducting a 4-year-old girl from an outback campsite, the Western Australia justice department said, speeding up the resolution of a case that shocked the country.Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, pleaded guilty to a charge of forcibly taking a child under 16 during a court appearance via video link from a maximum-security prison in Perth, said a department spokesman.He was charged in November with kidnapping Cleo Smith after she went missing…
3 hours ago | Channel News Asia
China's former banking regulator official expelled from Communist Party
BEIJING: Cai Esheng, a former senior official of China's banking regulator, has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party for corruption, the country's anti-graft watchdog said on Monday (Jan 24). China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) found Cai had seriously violated the party's
3 hours ago | Channel News Asia
Some Hong Kong civil servants to work from home as COVID-19 spreads
HONG KONG: Hong Kong will take steps from Tuesday (Jan 25) to cut the number of civil servants working in their offices, as it battles a spate of COVID-19 infections in the run-up to the busy Chinese New Year holiday. Daily cases hit an 18-month high of 140 on Sunday, as a weekend surge in infections linke
4 hours ago | Tech in Asia
EthAum names 15 startups in latest cohort
Its Plug-in USASEAN initiative is a market access program that links post-revenue startups to potential customers and investors.
4 hours ago | BBC
Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ash fall and tsunami
The latest update from the Tongan government confirms the scope of damage and the arrival of aid.
4 hours ago | Channel News Asia
Indonesia announces safe travel corridor for visitors from Singapore to enter Batam and Bintan
JAKARTA: Indonesia is opening a safe travel corridor allowing people from Singapore to travel to Batam and Bintan, said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Monday (Jan 24).
4 hours ago | Tech in Asia
Vietnam’s Appota Group backs NFT game project
Slime Royale combines gameplay and the decentralized financial model, allowing players to earn money through the game.
4 hours ago | BBC
Australian Open: Navratilova blasts Peng Shuai T-shirt ban
Australian Open organisers asked a spectator to remove a T-shirt mentioning the Chinese player.
4 hours ago | BBC
Taliban begin talks with western officials in Oslo
The talks, set to last three days, will cover human rights and the humanitarian crisis in the country.
5 hours ago | SCMP
Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay resigns from Genting Hong Kong as cruise company heads for liquidation
Malaysian casino magnate and billionaire Lim Kok Thay has resigned from insolvent cruise and shipbuilding concern Genting Hong Kong, days after the company filed to wind up its business in one of the biggest stumbles by a cruise operator since the pandemic began.Lim, who owns 76 per cent of Genting Hong Kong, stepped down as chairman, CEO and executive director of the company with effect from January 21, it said in a stock exchange filing. Au Fook Yew also resigned as deputy CEO and president…
5 hours ago | Tech in Asia
Alibaba, Tencent’s SEA investment spree in 2021
Tencent joined 3x more funding rounds in 2021 than 2020, and the company and its rival Alibaba are increasingly playing ball with investors in SEA.
5 hours ago | Channel News Asia
Sparking a green revolution begins at home
Many cite cost and inconvenience as the top reasons for not living sustainably. In the third instalment of a 12-part series on sustainability, we look at how making simple changes to our daily routine can help the environment.
6 hours ago | SCMP
Malaysia must shift from ‘jungle warfare’ to keep eye on Chinese boats, militants as maritime threats rise
Malaysia’s security threats are now coming from the sea, including incursions into its waters by Chinese coastguard ships and by armed gunmen, but the country remains stuck on “jungle warfare” with security resources concentrated on Peninsular Malaysia, according to analysts and a former deputy defence minister.In recent years, Chinese coastguard ships have regularly entered Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea, off the eastern states of Sarawak and Sabah.In February…
6 hours ago | Tech in Asia
🇮🇩 gov’t bank set to enter digibank space via acquisition
In December last year, a representative from OJK said that Sea Group would also join the deal.
6 hours ago | BBC
Cleo Smith: Man pleads guilty to kidnapping Australian girl
The four-year-old girl was taken from a campsite and held in a locked house for 18 days.
7 hours ago | SCMP
Tencent’s WeChat blocks Australian prime minister, lawmaker says, alleging Chinese government interference
The popular Chinese messaging application WeChat appears to have blocked access to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s account, leading one senator to call for a parliament-wide boycott of the service.Senator James Paterson, chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, said on Monday the prime minister’s team had been having trouble accessing the WeChat account for months. It was finally taken out of the government’s control in early January despite formal…
7 hours ago | Channel News Asia
‘Indah dan bernilai budaya’: Komunitas Indonesia Graveyard gali sejarah di makam-makam tua
JAKARTA: Banyak orang menghindari pekuburan, menganggapnya sebagai sebagai tempat hantu bersarang dan latar kejadian-kejadian seram yang bersinggungan dengan alam lain. Namun, ada pula orang-orang seperti Ruri Hargiyono yang senang mengunjungi makam-
7 hours ago | SCMP
Former US diplomat Ted Osius’s new book offers a ringside seat to Vietnam’s reconciliation with America – and an insight to its future with China
In the annals of reconciliation between two former warring nations, Vietnam today stands out as one of the United States’ most critical partners in the Asia-Pacific. America is the Southeast Asian country’s largest export market and one of its closest security partners in the face of China’s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea.Hostilities and distrust remained palpable between Washington and Hanoi when the war ended in 1975, but through yeoman efforts by diplomats, military officers,…
9 hours ago | BBC
Beijing 2022 vs 2018: Two Olympics and two very different Chinas
In 2022, the mood, the host government's attitude, and global expectations are all very different to 2008.
9 hours ago | SCMP
In Solomon Islands, a calm after riots, but suspicions of China linger
Calm has returned to the Solomon Islands almost two months after anti-government riots shook its capital of Honiara.A Chinese trader living in the Solomons said the streets were now safer and many Chinese had been able to reopen businesses that were looted and burnt during the unrest.“Most of us have been able to return home, and we are now less afraid as the law and order situation appears to be under control,” said the trader from China’s southern Fujian province.Parliamentarians who were…
9 hours ago | BBC
Srikanth Bolla: The blind CEO’s £48m company which nearly didn’t happen
As a teenager, blind businessman Srikanth Bolla sued an Indian state to study maths and science.
10 hours ago | BBC
How will Tonga's broken internet cable be mended?
What does its breakage tell us about the problems of getting coverage to remote areas?
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