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Digital Activists Take Aim at Video Game Companies Over China Censorship

A leading U.S. digital rights organization is joining the battle against top video game companies that might seek to censor gamers for expressing support for Hong Kongers who’ve been protesting Chinese influence over the past 27 weeks.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Video Games, Blizzard, Umbrella Revolution, Free Speech, Hong Kongers

Apple Sells Out Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong to Appease Chinese Government

Apple removed a smartphone app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong late Wednesday in the tech giant’s latest capitulation to China’s authoritarian government. The app,, allowed users to see Hong Kong police movements via crowdsourced information as cops in the region continue to brutalize the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets, Hong Kong protests, New Cold War, Chinese Government, Daryl Morey, Carrie Lam, President Trump, Concentration Camps, Uyghurs, Uyghur

Tim Cook Explains Why Apple Sold Out Hong Kong Protestors, Doubles Down

Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained why his company decided to succumb to China’s pressure and remove an app that was being used by Honk Kong pro-democracy protestors. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Tim Cook, Hong Kong protests, Honk Kong

Blizzard's Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren't Neutral

On Monday night, professional Hearthstone player and Grandmasters tournament competitor Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai gave an interview. At the end of his interview, Chung expressed support for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, reciting a protest slogan and wearing a mask associated with the activists who have taken to…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Science, China, Blizzard, Tencent, Chung, Hearthstone, Ng Wai

Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics

If you paid attention to ESPN channels yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after…
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Nba, Espn, Houston Rockets, Highly Questionable, Sports Media, Daryl Morey, High Noon, Sportscenter, Around The Horn

Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Hong Kong Support, Pulls Prize Money

Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, a pro Hearthstone player from Hong Kong, ended a stream earlier this week with a statement of support for those engaged in months-long protests against local police and government. As a result of this, Blizzard has ruled that he violated competition rules, and have handed out a heavy…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Blizzard, Kotaku Core, Chung, Hearthstone, Ng Wai, Blitzchung

Stephen A. Smith Pauses Between Bootlicks To Tell Daryl Morey To Grow Up

Ahead of his radio program this afternoon, Stephen A. Smith clearly thought long and hard about Daryl Morey’s , the , and the large-scale implications of all of the above on relationships between China and U.S.-based…
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Basketball, Stephen A Smith, Media Meltdowns, Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey

Hong Kong Announces Ban on Masks and Face Paint That Helps Protesters Evade Facial Recognition

The Hong Kong government has banned masks and face paint in its latest attempt to stop the pro-democracy protests that have been raging since June. The new “emergency” order was announced by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam at a press conference today and will go into effect at midnight local time, 12:00 pm ET.Read more...
Tags: Security, Hong Kong, Science, Privacy, China, Masks, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Protests, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Hong Kong protests, Carrie Lam, Veby Mega Indah, Glory To Hong Kong

He Never Intended To Become A Political Dissident, But Then He Started Beating Up Tai Chi Masters

On a recent Thursday evening in August, a 40-year-old MMA gym owner in Beijing named Xu Xiaodong activated his VPN, hopped over the Chinese government’s internet firewall, and began his first-ever live YouTube broadcast. He wanted to talk about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, in which hundreds of thousands of…
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Tai Chi, Beijing, Vpn, MMA, Fl, TLDR, Xu Xiaodong

At Least 70 Countries Have Engaged in Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds

In Vietnam, citizens were enlisted to post pro-government messages on their personal Facebook pages. The Guatemalan government used hacked and stolen social media accounts to silence dissenting opinions. Ethiopia's ruling party hired people to influence social media conversations in its favor.Despite increased efforts by internet platforms like Facebook to combat internet disinformation, the use of the techniques by governments around the world is growing, according to a report released Thur...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Science, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Beijing, New York Times, Oxford, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Venezuela, Oxford University, Vietnam, Bahrain

Alibaba Seeks to Avoid Uber and Lyft’s Fate in Tech IPO Party

The Chinese e-commerce giant has two things going for it that could help as it preps a potential second listing in Hong Kong: a profitable business and a history of returns for stock investors. The company is considering seeking about $20 billion from a first-time share sale in Hong Kong, people with knowledge of the matter said this week.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Alibaba, Tech IPO Party

Alibaba Weighs Raising $20 Billion Through A Second Listing

Alibaba aims to file a listing application in Hong Kong confidentially as early as the second half of 2019, the people said. A Hong Kong offering may have the benefit of tightening Alibaba’s ties with Beijing, in addition to the money raised. A successful deal will rival AIA Group Ltd.’s 2010 IPO as Hong Kong’s largest-ever share sale, a triumph for a city that’s ceded many of China’s largest corporations to U.S. exchanges.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Beijing, Alibaba, AIA Group Ltd

Tencent's China Literature Sinks Amid Nation's Content Crackdown

China Literature Ltd., of which Tencent holds a controlling stake, tumbled as much as 10% to a new low at the mid-day break in Hong Kong on Monday, after another of its online sites was targeted for alleged violations. Beijing Jinjiang Networking Technology Co. was put under investigation by local authorities on Thursday for allegedly disseminating obscene information, the China News Service reported last week. The Shanghai city government had ordered China Literature to clean up another websi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Shanghai, Tencent, China News Service, China Literature, China Literature Ltd, Beijing Jinjiang Networking Technology Co

Huawei Supplier Surges in Hong Kong After Canceling NYSE Listing

Shanghai-based SMIC, whose biggest customer is the parent of Huawei Technologies Co., the high-profile subject of a U.S. ban, led gains on the MSCI China Index with a 9.3% rally Monday morning. It was a different story for its ADSs, which tumbled 5.6% on Friday in New York after the firm said its board approved delisting due to considerations including limited trading volume and costs. “The rise in the shares today is mainly due to expectations that U.S. trades in the stock will be funneled ov...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Science, Shanghai, Huawei Technologies Co, SMIC, MSCI China Index, Huawei Supplier Surges, Csc International Holdings Ltd, Zhu Jixiang

Apple Earnings Could Be Cut 29% on China Ban, Says Goldman

While Goldman takes no view on the likelihood of a potential ban, such a restriction would represent 100% of estimated Apple earnings exposure to both mainland China and Hong Kong, assuming some offsetting impact from cost savings in sales and marketing, analysts including Rod Hall wrote in a note. The stock fell 0.5% in U.S. pre-market trading. Goldman believes Intel Corp.’s latest XMM modems for the iPhone are made in the U.S., while Apple’s A-series chips are made in Taiwan and memory and d...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Taiwan, Goldman, Intel Corp, Rod Hall, XMM

Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test

Hong Kong (AFP) - Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Afp

Surveillance Equipment Maker Was One of Most-Loved Chinese Stocks by Foreign Investors

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. dropped to its lowest since Jan. 4 as the U.S. considers curbs on component buying for as many as five Chinese companies, including the surveillance equipment maker and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., according to people familiar with the matter. A blacklisting would heighten a dispute with China that has also brought Huawei Technologies Co. into the line of fire, though sanctions against that company are on hold. Overseas investors hold 8.63% of Hikvis...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Shenzhen, Huawei Technologies Co, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co

Tencent's $66 Billion Wipeout Bodes Ill for Hong Kong Stocks

Tencent has plunged 14% since last month’s high to wipe out $66 billion of value, and selling momentum in the stock is the most intense since October. With the Hang Seng Index closing below the support level of 28,000 on Monday, souring sentiment toward such a heavyweight Tencent makes the gauge more vulnerable to further losses, especially as trade war rhetoric turns more strident. The gauge dropped 0.5% on Tuesday to close at its lowest level since January, with Tencent falling for a fourth ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Tencent

Tencent's $65 Billion Wipeout Bodes Ill for Hong Kong Stocks

Tencent has plunged 14 percent since last month’s high to wipe out $65 billion of value, and selling momentum in the stock is the most intense since October. With the Hang Seng Index closing below the support level of 28,000 on Monday, souring sentiment toward such a heavyweight Tencent makes the gauge more vulnerable to further losses, especially as trade war rhetoric turns more strident.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Tencent

Tencent Beats Estimates, Signaling the Worst Is Behind It

“Missing consensus top-line estimates is not ideal, but the bright spot is growth came where it mattered -- in games, which is their most profitable segment,” said Vey-sern Ling, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. Tencent on Wednesday also began breaking out results from its fledgling fintech division, which houses not just the immensely popular WeChat Pay mobile service but also operations from cloud computing to wealth management. Shares of Tencent rose 0.9% in Hong Kong before earnings w...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Tencent, Bloomberg Intelligence Tencent

Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Nuclear wasteland Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima Eight years on from the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, much of Japan’s Fukushima province remains derelict and deserted. But are the radiation fears stopping people returning misplaced? Rob Gilhooly reports from Tomioka. Pictures by Simon Townsley This article has an estimated read time of 11 minutes There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukush...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England

Nuclear wasteland: Inside the ghost towns of Fukushima

There was a chilling silence in the town of Tomioka in the days after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Shoes were left in porches, half-read newspapers lay abandoned next to cups of tea, long gone cold. As night closed in on the seaside town, lights glared out from a few bare windows, while news of the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant just six miles away drifted from a solitary radio. Nobody was home. Eight years on, little has changed. Before March 11, 2011 – ...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, London, US, United States, Greater Manchester, Tokyo, Fukushima, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Oxford University, Public Health England

Ring a Ring o' Roses: Bubonic plague is much more widespread than you think

It is a disease all British children learn about at school – and one we tend to think of as consigned to the history books. But the plague – which killed some 50 million people in the 12th century when it was known as the Black Death – is still doing the rounds, as the recent death of two people in Mongolia has brought to the fore.  The pair died from bubonic plague after reportedly hunting and eating marmots – large rodents which can carry the plague-causing bacteria, Yersinia pestis. The case ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, India, Africa, United States, South America, Madagascar, Mongolia, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Whitworth, Jimmy Whitworth, London School of Tropical Medicine

Singapore Studying Whether to Allow Digital-Only Banks

“MAS is studying whether to admit such digital-only banks with non-bank parentage,” the financial regulator said in an emailed reply to questions from Bloomberg News. Earlier this year, Hong Kong started issuing virtual banking licenses as a way to shake up retail lenders and compete better with regional economies such as China and India. Among the firms to receive Hong Kong permits, three have partnered with financial institutions such as Standard Chartered Plc, BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. an...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, Singapore, India, Bloomberg News Earlier, Standard Chartered Plc BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd, ZhongAn Online P C Insurance Co Fintech, WeLab Holdings Ltd

Speculation Mounts That Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Is Planning a Token Sale

Apparently, in the case of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, you make plans to raise up to $1 billion from investors to shore up the company’s financials through what’s become known as an initial exchange offering. Twitter is rife with speculation from the likes of noted crypto bull Thomas Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors that Bitfinex’s sale is already oversubscribed. Hong Kong-based IFinex Inc., the parent company that controls Bitfinex and the stablecoin Tether, hasn’t responded to requests...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Fundstrat Global Advisors, Bitfinex, Thomas Lee, IFinex Inc

Singapore May Allow Virtual Banks After Hong Kong, DBS Says

“I see no reason why it would not,” DBS Group Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Piyush Gupta said in an interview with Bloomberg Television, when asked whether the Singapore authorities might issue similar licenses to Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Singapore, Bloomberg Television, DBS Group Holdings Ltd, Piyush Gupta

Xiaomi Chief Appears to Lose 1 Billion Yuan Bet

While the bet didn’t specify a particular measure of revenue, air conditioner maker Gree on Sunday reported revenue of 198 billion yuan for 2018, about 20 billion yuan more than Xiaomi during the same period when the tech firm missed analyst estimates. Xiaomi’s shares have dropped 30 percent since listing in Hong Kong in July. Whether Lei must now make good on his bet with Gree chairwoman Dong Mingzhu is unclear.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Xiaomi, Gree, Dong Mingzhu

Hong Kong Banks Are on an Unusual Hiring Spree

Four ventures that won permits have about 200 people in the city, which may more than double by the time they start operating, said Carol Cheung, a director at headhunter Robert Walters Plc. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority expects the virtual banks to begin offering retail and commercial services within nine months and is processing four more applications. “How often do you see Hong Kong’s most regulated banking industry create something totally new?” said Cheung.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Carol Cheung, Robert Walters Plc

Cryptocurrencies Lose $10 Billion on Tether Cover-Up Allegations

Bitcoin sank 6.4 percent to $5,145.33 at 9:55 a.m. in Hong Kong, while the value of cryptocurrencies tracked by dropped by about $10 billion. Tether, the so-called stablecoin at the center of an investigation by New York’s top cop, declined 1.9 percent to $0.99. The companies behind Tether and Bitfinex, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, engaged in a cover-up to hide the “apparent loss” of $850 million of co-mingled client and corporate funds, New York Attorney Gene...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Science, Letitia James, Bitfinex, Coinmarketcap

Samsung Reportedly Delays Galaxy Fold Launch Events in China

Samsung is reported to have delayed launch events for its troubled, roughly $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, based on reporting by SamMobile and Engadget Chinese editor-in-chief Richard Lai.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Mobile, Hong Kong, Science, Technology, China, Samsung, Smartphones, Shanghai, Consumer Tech, Engadget, SamMobile, Foldable, Richard Lai, Foldable Phones, Galaxy Fold

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