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Hong Kong: Apple Daily staff treat ‘every day like it is our last’ as leaders appear in court

Newspaper staff gather outside court ahead of appearance of editor-in-chief Ryan Law and chief executive Cheung Kim-hung Two executives from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily have appeared in court, charged with collusion after authorities deployed a sweeping national security law to target the newspaper critical of Beijing.Editor-in-chief Ryan Law and chief executive Cheung Kim-hung are accused of colluding with foreign forces to undermine China’s national security over a series of articles...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Apple Daily, Ryan Law, Cheung Kim


Australia takes China to WTO over its trade sanctions on Australian wines

Coalition says despite going to the World Trade Organization it ‘remains open to engaging directly with Beijing to resolve the issue’Australia is lodging a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization over China imposing anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exports, the federal government announced on Saturday.The decision follows “extensive consultation with Australia’s winemakers”, it said, adding: “Australia remains open to engaging directly with China to resolve this issue.” Continu...
Tags: Australia, China, International Trade, Australia news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, World Trade Organization, WTO


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Less than 2% of US millionaires' taxes returns get audited - here's how increasing IRS funding could change that and net billions more in tax revenue

Audit rates of millionaires have steadily decreased over the last decade. Alex Wong/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway discusses the global vaccine rollout and upcoming US antitrust legislation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Optimists are overrated. With Big Tech, COVID-19, o...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hayden Christensen, UK, Putin, Congress, Senate, China, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Beijing, Commission, Darpa, Cia


Roaring success at Euros for ‘psychic’ Thai lion

Bangkok (AFP) – Move over Paul the Octopus, Thailand has a new claimant to the football forecasting crown: Boy the “psychic” lion, who has so far correctly called four Euro 2020 matches. Boy, a five-year-old white lion who lives at a zoo in northeast Thailand, makes his predictions by grabbing meat marked with national flags from a wire above his pen. His oracular exploits recall cephalopod Paul, the salty seer who achieved global fame by correctly predicting eight 2010 World Cup matches from h...
Tags: Japan, England, Sweden, Wales, Australia, France, Scotland, Germany, US, Spain, Sport, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Rome, Thailand, Beijing


Olympic Swimming Trials: Caeleb Dressel wins, but Simone Manuel fails to advance

By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Caeleb Dressel locked up his spot for Tokyo, where he’s expected to be one of the biggest stars in the Olympic pool. Simone Manuel got left behind. In the biggest surprise yet at the U.S. swimming trials, the defending Olympic women’s champion in the 100-meter freestyle stunningly failed to advance from the semifinals Thursday night. Manuel, who tied for the gold at the Rio Olympics to become the first Black female ever to win an individual swi...
Tags: Sports, Georgia, Sport, Barcelona, Beijing, Budapest, Soccer, Olympics, Arizona, Tokyo, Omaha, Bob, Michael Phelps, Swimming, Ryan Murphy, Rio


Police Detain Eight Employees of China Gas Unit After Deadly Pipeline Blast

BEIJING (Reuters) - Eight employees at a China Gas Holdings unit have been detained by local police following a fatal gas pipeline explosion on...
Tags: Beijing, Reuters Eight, China Gas Holdings


Exclusive-Pacific Undersea Cable Project Sinks After U.S. Warns Against Chinese Participation

By Jonathan Barrett and Yew Lun TianSYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) - A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea...
Tags: Beijing, Jonathan Barrett, Yew Lun TianSYDNEY, Reuters A World Bank


Employees at a Beijing office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents

Canon's “smiling face recognition” requires a positive expression to print documents. Canon Information Technology Canon Information Technology has a "smile recognition" feature in its face-scanning tech. Office employees must smile in order to access the office or book conference rooms for meetings. The technology is part of a larger trend of employers monitoring and regulating workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. For employees at Canon Information Technology'...
Tags: Amazon, Office, Careers, Trends, Beijing, Ai, Offices, Facial Recognition, Canon, Weibo, Reuters, Tech Insider, Workplace Surveillance, DOMINICK REUTER, Canon Information Technology, Canon China


Employees at a Chinese office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents

Canon's “smiling face recognition” requires a positive expression to print documents. Canon Information Technology Canon Information Technology has a "smile recognition" feature in its face-scanning tech. Office employees must smile in order to access the office or book conference rooms for meetings. The technology is part of a larger trend of employers monitoring and regulating workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. For employees at Canon Information Technology'...
Tags: Amazon, Office, Careers, Trends, Beijing, Ai, Offices, Facial Recognition, Canon, Weibo, Reuters, Tech Insider, Workplace Surveillance, DOMINICK REUTER, Canon Information Technology, Canon China


LinkedIn told a China expert remove all mention of the Tiananmen Square massacre from his profile or they would block it in China

"Tank man," a protester who stood in front of a column of tanks and became an enduring image of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. AP Photo/Jeff Widener LinkedIn told a writer his profile has "prohibited content" and would be be blocked in China. Jojje Olsson's profile mentioned the Tiananmen Square massacre, an event China works to suppress. LinkedIn told Insider that it needs to enforce Chinese censorship to provide "value" to users there. See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Google, Politics, Media, China, Censorship, US, Trends, Linkedin, Bbc, Beijing, News UK, Jeff Weiner, Airbnb, Taipei Taiwan, Tiananmen Square, Agence France Presse


Chinese crew enters new space station on 3-month mission

By SAM McNEIL | Associated Press JIUQUAN, China — Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China’s new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country’s ambitious space program. Their Shenzhou-12 craft connected with the space station module about six hours after taking off from the Jiuquan launch center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. About three hours later, commander Nie Haisheng, 56, followed by Liu Boming, 54, and space rookie Tang Hongbo, 4...
Tags: News, China, Russia, Sport, World news, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Cctv, Mars, Communist Party, Soviet Union, GAO


‘Worst of times’: Hong Kong media defiant amid police crackdown

Apple Daily hits back after executives arrested in second raid on pro-democracy paper’s newsroomApple Daily’s journalism has ruffled feathers since its establishment in 1995. A populist Hong Kong tabloid owned by Jimmy Lai, a pro-Trump media mogul and now jailed activist, the paper is fond of sensational crime stories, celebrity gossip, and investigations into government scandals and corruption. It’s a vocal supporter of the pro-democracy movement, a thorn in the side of police, and has become a...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Trump, Lai, Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai


Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy Newspaper Apple Daily in Latest Crackdown by Beijing

Hong Kong police raided the offices of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Thursday, arresting five executives and seizing 38 computers, according to a new report from the news outlet itself. Police warned the public against sharing specific articles from the newspaper online without actually saying which articles…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Law, Beijing, John Lee, Hong Kongers, Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai, Steve Li, Ryan Law, Next Digital, Hong Kong National Security Law, Chinese Law, Detainment Of Hong Kong Residents At Sea By China, In Hong Kong, Hong Kong Law


Factbox: China Launches Seventh Crewed Space Mission Since 2003

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sent three astronauts into low-Earth orbit on Thursday as part of an ambitious plan to build a space station by the end...
Tags: Earth, Beijing, Reuters China


Asia Has Wary Welcome for G7's Answer to Belt and Road

By Bernadette Christina and Aradhana AravindanJAKARTA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A plan by the Group of Seven nations to counter Beijing's Belt and Road...
Tags: Asia, Singapore, Beijing, Road, Reuters, Group of Seven, Bernadette Christina, Aradhana AravindanJAKARTA


TikTok Owner ByteDance's 2020 Revenue Soars, Net Loss at $45 Billion - Memo

BEIJING (Reuters) - TikTok owner ByteDance's total revenue more than doubled last year to $34.3 billion but its net loss widened to $45 billion,...
Tags: Beijing, Reuters, Bytedance


ByteDance Founder Tells Staff He's Shifting Away From CEO's Daily Work -Sources

BEIJING (Reuters) -ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told staff on Thursday that he's already shifting away from chief executive's daily...
Tags: Beijing, Zhang Yiming, Reuters Bytedance


Major Milestones in Chinese Space Exploration

BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched a spacecraft on Thursday carrying three astronauts to the main module of the country's space station, its first...
Tags: Beijing, Reuters China


Southern China's Power Crunch Starts to Ease - State Planner

BEIJING (Reuters) - An electricity crunch in China's southern regions that started in mid-May has been easing, and the situation is expected to...
Tags: China, Beijing, Reuters


Baidu's Apollo Aims to Offer Robotaxi Service to 3 Million Users in 2023

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese tech giant Baidu said on Thursday its smart driving unit Apollo plans to cater to a total of 3 million users in China...
Tags: Beijing, Baidu, Reuters, Robotaxi Service


China's New Home Price Growth Stabilises in May Amid Raft of Cooling Measures

BEIJING (Reuters) -New home prices in China rose in May at the same pace as in April, official data showed on Thursday, but there were signs that...
Tags: China, Beijing, Reuters


China's New Home Prices Grow Slightly in May

BEIJING (Reuters) - New home prices in China rose in May at the same pace as in April, official data showed on Thursday, as a raft of government...
Tags: China, Beijing, Reuters


Hong Kong police arrest editor in chief of Apple Daily newspaper in morning raids

Ryan Law among five directors detained under national security legislation imposed by BeijingHong Kong police have arrested the editor in chief and four directors at the Apple Daily newspaper in the latest blow to the its jailed owner, Jimmy Lai, under the Beijing-imposed national security crackdown.The police national security department said five directors of a company had been arrested on suspicion of collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to endanger national security. Th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai, Ryan Law, BeijingHong Kong


China is set to launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo speak at a press conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China, June 16, 2021. China plans to launch three taikonauts to its new space-station module on Wednesday night. The Chinese astronauts are set to spend three months aboard the Earth-orbiting Tianhe module. It's the third of 11 planned launches to build China's space station, set for completion in 2022. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Css, Earth, Beijing, International Space Station, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, International Space Station ISS


Watch China launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo speak at a press conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China, June 16, 2021. China plans to launch three taikonauts to its new space-station module on Wednesday night. The Chinese astronauts are set to spend three months aboard the Earth-orbiting Tianhe module. It's the third of 11 planned launches to build China's space station, set for completion in 2022. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Css, Earth, Beijing, International Space Station, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, International Space Station ISS


First astronauts blast off for China’s new space station

Hugely prestigious event for China as Beijing prepares to mark 100th anniversary of ruling Communist partyThe first astronauts for China’s new space station have blasted off on the country’s longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power.The trio were aboard a Long March-2F rocket for the Tiangong station, where they will spend three months. It is China’s first crewed mission in nearly five years. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Tiangong


First astronauts to blast off for China’s new space station

Hugely prestigious event for China as Beijing prepares to mark 100th anniversary of ruling Communist partyThe first astronauts for China’s new space station are due to blast off for the country’s longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power.The trio will launch on a Long March-2F rocket for the Tiangong station, where they will spend three months. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Tiangong


Covid live: UK reports 9,055 new cases; South Africa records highest daily cases in five months

UK reports nine deaths amid highest new cases since February; South Africa’s infections jumped by 13,246 on WednesdayFrance and Spain ease mask-wearing as vaccine schemes gather paceNew drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodiesJapan could allow up to 10,000 spectators at Tokyo Olympic eventsUK again excluded from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US addedUK coronavirus updates – live 8.18pm BST US president Joe Biden said China was trying to project itself as a responsible nati...
Tags: UK, China, US, Eu, Spain, World news, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, South Africa, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Hajj, Afp


Hog futures in China tumble to record low amid fears of pork oversupply

Pigs are seen in a pen on the outskirts of Beijing, 27 April 2007. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Hog futures in China tumbled to record lows amid fears of pork oversupply, the Financial Times reported. The slide comes after authorities encouraged farmers to stock up on pork reserves after outbreaks of swine fever. China, the world's top pork producer, has been having trouble with steadying its highly cyclical pork prices since 2018. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Th...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Beijing, Financial Times, Reuters, Dalian, Frederic J Brown, ASF, Isabelle Lee, Dalian Commodity Exchange Hog


Metal prices fall as China says it will release state stockpiles in effort to control a soaring commodities rally

REUTERS/Jayanta Dey Metals prices fell early on Wednesday before paring losses as China ramped up its efforts to rein in soaring commodity prices. The country said it will release state stockpiles of copper, aluminum, and zinc. The move could boost short-term supply and push down prices. Prices of most metals were trading higher Wednesday afternoon, but many, like Copper, have come down in the last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most metal prices in London and S...
Tags: London, China, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Beijing, Shanghai, Aluminum, Zinc, Emily Graffeo, Commodities Rally, Metals Prices, MI Exclusive, Commodities Prices, Copper Prices, China However China