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Thai volunteers aid COVID patients in need of care, testing

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — As Thailand‘s medical system struggles beneath a surge of coronavirus cases, ordinary people are helping to plug the gaps, risking their own health to bring care and supplies ...

Online sales of COVID test kits banned in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public has been warned against purchasing rapid testing kits for the coronavirus from online sellers, with fines of up to NT$2 million (US$72,000). The recent spike...

Meituan raises $10 bln for self-driving cars, drone delivery

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese food delivery giant Meituan raised nearly $10 billion in a sale of convertible bonds and additional shares and plans to invest those funds in developing and expanding delivery...

Founder of Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo departs

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Huang, founder of the Chinese e-commerce firm Pinduoduo, stepped down as chairman Wednesday just as the company’s annual user base surpassed that of rival Alibaba. ...

Closer look by Beijing at group buying and big tech

HONG KONG (AP) — China is ramping up its scrutiny of the practice of community group buying, summoning some of the nation's largest tech companies for discussions as part of an anti-monopoly push. ...

Thailand's CP Group buying Tesco's Thai, Malaysian stores

BANGKOK (AP) — British supermarket chain Tesco has agreed to a $10.6 billion deal to sell all its stores in Thailand and Malaysia to companies belonging to the CP Group, Thailand's biggest conglomerat...

AP Exclusive: NC election fraud probed long before 2018 race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spe...

Bituan.Com to Be Online This Month; Pioneers in Group Buying of Digital Assets

SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--Bituan.com, a distributed digital asset trading network co-invested by authoritative capitals such as Manzi Fund, Huaying Capital, Three O’clock Communi...

Cereal success: How an online startup conquered a niche market

Taiwan’s e-commerce sector recorded a brief downturn in the first six months of 2017 before experiencing a dramatic rebound in the second half of the year. Many e-commerce companies logged impre...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 29 The Dallas Morning News on how Houston needs assistance after providi...

AC Milan sale moves closer to completion as Li arrives

MILAN (AP) — The delayed sale of AC Milan moved a step closer to completion after the leader of the group buying the club arrived in the Italian city. Yonghong Li flew in on Wednesda...

Private investment group buying Neustar in $1.83B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital is buying Neustar in a deal valued at approximately $1.83 billion. Neustar Inc. provides communications clearing...