Hong Kongers reflect on Taiwan, an imperfect exile

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – For Lam Wing-kee, a Hong Kong bookstore owner who was detained by police in China for five months for selling sensitive books about the Communist Party, coming to Taiwan was a logical step. An island just 640 kilometers (400 miles) from Hong Kong, Taiwan is close not just geographically but also … Read more

China’s steel mill owners are in a bad mood as demand takes a hit

Steel mill owners in parts of China are in a bad mood, Beijing-based commodities consultant Simon Wu said. Steel inventories are slowly piling up in the warehouses of the country’s biggest steelmaking hub, the northeastern city of Tangshan, as well as in the provinces of Jiangsu and Shandong, mill owners told Wu, a senior consultant … Read more

‘Cold War mentality’: China’s Xi denounces ‘abuse of sanctions’ | Russia-Ukraine was News

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the world should oppose unilateral sanctions and efforts by some countries to maintain their political and military power – a veiled shot at the United States and its allies over opposition to the war in Ukraine. Xi’s remarks on Thursday at the virtual meeting of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, … Read more

How Singaporean built thriving toy business

“I’m not the best artist. I’m terrible,” said Jackson Aw with a sheepish laugh. That may seem ironic, given how the 32-year-old is the founder and chief executive officer of Mighty Jaxx, a designer toy company from Singapore. But to Aw, acknowledging his own shortcomings has helped him turn his start-up into a multimillion-dollar international … Read more

Leviathan: China’s new navy | Military

The Chinese navy, under instruction from President Xi Jinping, has undergone a modernization and expansion program that is nothing short of spectacular. Friday’s launch of its third and most advanced aircraft carrier, the Fujian, for sea trials underscores just how far it has come, and how fast. The first two carriers, the Liaoning and Shandong, … Read more

Residents say China used health tracker for crowd control

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Angry bank customers who traveled to a city in central China to retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks have been stopped by a health app on their cellphone. Chinese residents are required to have the health app, which displays a code indicating their health status, including possible exposure to COVID-19. … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why is China denying Hong Kong was a UK colony?

BEIJING (AP) – Hong Kong is preparing to introduce new middle school textbooks that will deny the Chinese territory was ever a British colony. China’s Communist rulers say the semi-autonomous city and the nearby former Portuguese colony of Macao were merely occupied by foreign powers and that China never relinquished sovereignty over them. It’s not … Read more

Texas A & M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Leaked audio from TikTok meetings revealed China accessed US user data: report

Fears that China could snoop on TikTok users were confirmed in leaked recordings from internal meetings held by the social media app’s parent company, according to a bombshell report Friday. The recordings revealed that China-based employees of ByteDance repeatedly accessed data tied to US users – raising fresh concerns about TikTok, which once faced a … Read more

Texas A & M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more