Head of China CDC gets injected with experimental vaccine

BEIJING (AP) — The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention says he has been injected with an experimental coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to persuade the public to follow suit ...

India unveils rules on Chinese firms seeking government contracts amid row

India on Thursday placed new hurdles on companies from bordering nations seeking government contracts, a move largely seen as New Delhi’s latest economic retaliation against China since the dead...

Dorsett Hospitality International partners with Prenetics to provide government-recognised Covid-19 testing to combat the third wave

All hotels will offer COVID-19 tests for just HK$785* HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 July 2020 - As part of Dorsett Hospitality International's ongoing commitment to the local community under...

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___ Wrangling over virus relief persists despite high stakes MIAMI (AP) — The desperate race to corral the coronavirus pandemic is taking on even greater urgency as...

Alibaba-backed Ant Group to go public in Shanghai, Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Ant Group, the online payments arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, announced plans Monday for an initial public stock offering that could become the world’s biggest since the start...

Everledger Platform Update to Boost Post-Pandemic Recovery in The Diamond Industry

New version of its blockchain platform supports demand generation, sustainability and compliance for manufacturers and jewellery retailers, also announces its new bridge funding through the UK governm...

India bans TikTok, WeChat, other Chinese apps over 'security' concerns

Indian officials barred 59 mobile apps, most of them run by Chinese companies, on Monday, saying they were engaged in "activities" that were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of...

India's ban on Chinese apps threatens economic ties with Beijing

India has banned 59 Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok, with authorities saying the apps were used for "activities" that were"prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, se...

German intel warns against giving data to Chinese tech firms

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency is warning consumers that personal data they provide to Chinese payment companies or other tech firms could end up in the hands of China's governme...

SoftBank's Son leaves Alibaba board following Ma's departure

TOKYO (AP) — Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp., said Thursday that he is stepping down from the board of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. ...

HKTDC’s Start-up Express Pitching Contest Showcases Innovative Solutions

Development programme creates opportunities in a volatile economy HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 June 2020 - Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised by the Hong K...

The Latest: India reports nearly 10,000 new virus cases

NEW DELHI: India reported a new rise of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections Wednesday, with a total caseload of 276,583, the fifth highest in the world. The Health Ministry confirme...

Exclusive: US think tank seeks to repeal secret deal and delist Chinese stocks

WASHINGTON (Taiwan News) — A U.S.-based think tank is offering a road map to repeal a secret U.S.-China memorandum of understanding (MOU) that exempts Chinese companies from a mandatory audit pr...

SoftBank racks up losses as Vision Fund investments plunge

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. racked up a loss of 961.6 billion yen ($9 billion) for the fiscal year through March, on red ink related to its Vision Fund investments in...

Alibaba's Jack Ma quits board of Japan's struggling SoftBank

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is stepping down from the board of SoftBank Group Corp., as the Japanese technology company struggles over its risky investments such as office-sharing venture...