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Donald Trump says US-China trade talks were ‘very productive’ after briefing
Donald Trump says US-China trade talks were ‘very productive’ after briefing
US President Donald Trump received an update on the US-China trade talks on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal. Trump, at his Mar-a-Lago club, was briefed in (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Threat or joke? Social media post shows Los Angeles skyscraper explode as terrorist-like figure holds IS (...)
Threat or joke? Social media post shows Los Angeles skyscraper explode as terrorist-like figure holds IS (...)
Los Angeles police are investigating a posting on social media that shows a camouflage-clad figure wearing a vest packed with explosives and standing menacingly in front of a Photoshopped explosion at the top of a downtown office tower. Above (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Fake degrees: have Malaysia’s politicians not learnt their lesson?
Fake degrees: have Malaysia’s politicians not learnt their lesson?
Allegations that politicians from Malaysia’s ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition faked their university degrees have raged on social media in recent days, forcing the administration to confront questions about its integrity and (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Slowest economic growth in two years expected amid US-China trade war and weak retail, Hong Kong finance chief (...)
Slowest economic growth in two years expected amid US-China trade war and weak retail, Hong Kong finance chief (...)
Hong Kong’s economy expanded at its slowest pace in two years as the US-China trade war and weak domestic consumption dragged growth down to an estimated 3 per cent last year. On Sunday, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said the (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Saudi Arabia defends free Absher app that allows men to ‘spy on wives’
Saudi Arabia defends free Absher app that allows men to ‘spy on wives’
Saudi Arabia defended a mobile app that allows men in the kingdom to track female relatives after rights groups and a US lawmaker criticised tech giants for offering it. The Absher app provides services for “all members of the society (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
A peace treaty with Japan? No rush, says Russia as US ties complicate Kuril Islands dispute
A peace treaty with Japan? No rush, says Russia as US ties complicate Kuril Islands dispute
Russia has no time-frame for agreeing a post-war peace treaty with Japan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, after he and Japanese counterpart Taro Kono made scant progress in talks. It is a blow for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
MTR Corporation orders contractors to dig up paperwork at every site along Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link (...)
MTR Corporation orders contractors to dig up paperwork at every site along Hong Kong’s Sha Tin-Central rail link (...)
Hong Kong’s beleaguered MTR Corporation has ordered contractors to dig up paperwork at every construction site along the Sha Tin-Central rail link, amid an escalating crisis in the city’s costliest rail project. The Post (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Lawsuit against Chinese port builder in Djibouti highlights risks in Beijing’s plan to expand influence through (...)
Lawsuit against Chinese port builder in Djibouti highlights risks in Beijing’s plan to expand influence through (...)
A lawsuit against China’s main state-owned port builder by the Middle East’s largest port operator in the tiny African nation of Djibouti – to be thrashed out in Hong Kong’s High Court – (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
China says no to Germany’s call for arms control deal with US and Russia
China says no to Germany’s call for arms control deal with US and Russia
China on Saturday rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s appeal to join a cold war-era arms control treaty that the United States accuses Russia of breaching, saying it would place unfair limits on its military. Fearing a nuclear (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Vandals again attack London grave of Karl Marx, founder of Communism
Vandals again attack London grave of Karl Marx, founder of Communism
The memorial of German philosopher Karl Marx has been vandalised in London for the second time in two weeks, the cemetery that manages the site said. The words “architect of genocide”, “terror and (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Meet the Chinese tailor who has luxury clothing alterations all sewn up
Meet the Chinese tailor who has luxury clothing alterations all sewn up
In an old workshop in Hangzhou, a city in eastern China, the labels of luxury brand names like Chanel and Burberry distinguish the clothing that hangs from the racks above the sewing machines scattered around a 20 square metre (215 square foot) (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Heather Nauert withdraws as Donald Trump’s pick for UN ambassador as foreign nanny issue emerges in background (...)
Heather Nauert withdraws as Donald Trump’s pick for UN ambassador as foreign nanny issue emerges in background (...)
Heather Nauert, picked by US President Donald Trump to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Bruno Ganz, who gave masterful performance as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in ‘Downfall’, dead at (...)
Bruno Ganz, who gave masterful performance as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in ‘Downfall’, dead at (...)
Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who portrayed Adolf Hitler in Oscar-nominated film Downfall, died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, his agent said. Ganz had been active in German language theatre, film and television for more than (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Will Thailand’s election turmoil hit China-backed US$54 billion Eastern Economic Corridor?
Will Thailand’s election turmoil hit China-backed US$54 billion Eastern Economic Corridor?
Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor, a 1.7 trillion baht (US$54.2 billion) development heavily reliant on Chinese backing, should emerge unscathed by the kingdom’s pre-election political turmoil, analysts say. Princess (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
Legco ban on photocopying files of Hong Kong immigration chief’s curious 1996 exit is ridiculous, former Government (...)
Legco ban on photocopying files of Hong Kong immigration chief’s curious 1996 exit is ridiculous, former Government (...)
A former director of Hong Kong’s Government Records Service has slammed as ridiculous a ban on the public photocopying government papers in files which detail the mysterious departure of an immigration chief in 1996. The official (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
The eco-fighter who tackles the scourge of rubbish on China’s beaches
The eco-fighter who tackles the scourge of rubbish on China’s beaches
Liu Yonglong, a native of inland China, had long looked forward to travelling to the seaside and contemplating the country’s marine beauty. But when he finally visited Shanghai’s shores more than a decade ago, what he saw (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock
UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday vowed to speak to every EU member state leader “over the coming days”, as she wrote to Conservative MPs to appeal for unity over Brexit. In the letter to her fractious (...)
South China Morning Post - 17 February 2019
New Zealand bans Huawei, China has message for New Zealand
New Zealand bans Huawei, China has message for New Zealand
From offering mobile payment services such as WePay and Alipay to hiring front-desk staff proficient in Mandarin, the New Zealand Chinese Travel and Tourism Association was not short of advice for Kiwi tourism operators on how to benefit from an (...)
South China Morning Post - 16 February 2019
Saudi Arabia's crown prince to visit China
Global Times - 16 February 2019
Tesla guts delivery team to cut costs
Global Times - 16 February 2019



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