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CIFI’s contracted sales grew significantly by 36% YoY to record high of RMB30.98 billion in December 2020

Full year contracted sales reached RMB231 billion, up approx. 15% YoY ; Achieved about 100.4% of full year sales target (RMB230 billion) HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 8 January 2021 -  In Decemb...

Mexico's top diplomat discusses migration with US official

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top diplomat said Wednesday he discussed immigration policy with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national security adviser, Jake Sullivan. Fore...

Kim vows to bolster North Korea's military at party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen the country's military defenses in a speech at a major ruling party meeting that provides insights into his priorities amid...

North Korea holds its biggest political event amid crises

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has opened the first full congress of its ruling party in five years, with leader Kim Jong Un admitting his previous economic development plans have failed. The c...

Regulators get plan for undoing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding the work that was done for the multistate natural gas projec...

Taiwan addresses water shortages following unusually dry year

Experts suggest that water-saving and management, as well as environmental protection, should be the priority as Taiwan is in the process of adopting several measures to cope with water shortages foll...

Dick Thornburgh, ex-governor and US attorney general, dies

Dick Thornburgh, who as Pennsylvania governor won plaudits for his cool handling of the 1979 Three Mile Island crisis and as U.S. attorney general restored credibility to a Justice Department hurt by ...

Economy reaching adulthood: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The prediction that Taiwan’s economy will grow by 3.83 percent next year shows that it will “reach adulthood” following four years of transformation, Pre...

Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Coronavirus restrictions that have limited his public appearances. Warning signals for his country's fragile economy, which has been battered by pandemic-related border closi...

Kashmir elections: A rebuff to Narendra Modi's government?

The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of seven political parties that is pro-India but favors self-governance in Kashmir, won 112 out of a total of 280 seats in District ...

Nepal in political turmoil after PM calls for new elections

Nepal has plunged into a political crisis and renewed instability after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari dissolved parliament on Sunday at the request of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and announced gener...

India: Anti-Modi alliance wins majority in Kashmir vote

An alliance of parties in Indian-administered Kashmir, opposed to the government's policies in the region, has won a majority of seats in local elections. The elections are the first since the In...

Anti-Modi Kashmiri alliance wins majority of seats in polls

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An alliance of pro-India political parties in Kashmir has won a majority of seats in local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous stat...

$250M facility to help NJ lead offshore wind power industry

New Jersey is doubling down on its drive to dominate the offshore wind energy supply chain in the U.S., adding a $250 million facility to build the huge poles supporting wind turbines to a second plan...

Pakistan: Social media curbs shrink free speech space

Umair Khurshid, a baker in Islamabad, says his cakes business has grown exponentially over the past few years, thanks to social media platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. Khurshid relie...