This housing project is challenging the status quo by creating spaces for refugees.
This housing project is challenging the status quo by creating spaces for refugees.
The race to become PM Lee's successor appears to be down to Ong Ye Kung, Lawrence Wong, Chan Chun Sing.
A female civil servant and another woman, both 36, were charged on Wednesday (14 April) for allegedly leaking the daily updates of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Singapore before their official release last year.
Authorities are investigating alleged violations of coronavirus social-distancing rules at the headquarters of the Scout Association of Hong Kong in Kowloon, where a banquet of more than 100 people was held – five times greater than the legal limit. The Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department conducted a joint investigation of the 25-storey Hong Kong Scout Centre on Austin Road in Jordan on Monday, a spokesman from the Home Affairs Department said. He said the person responsible for the centre’s clubhouse had reportedly allowed a banquet with more than 20 participants on Saturday, adding that another banquet with over 100 guests took place the same day. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Restaurant, bar owners angry and disappointed over requirements for lifting restrictions Existing social-distancing regulations allow for a maximum of 20 guests for the large dinners. The investigation was triggered by news reports that a former deputy Kowloon regional commissioner hosted a retirement banquet at the centre’s Chinese restaurant Yue Cuisine, which involved 34 tables with at least 100 guests on Saturday night. The spokesman urged those who attended the banquet or anyone who had details of the event to contact the Home Affairs office at 2881 7498. “Depending on the progress of the investigation, the OLA may consider further legal action, including listing the persons concerned as wanted or instigating prosecution,” he added. Hong Kong residents will be allowed to dine out in larger groups, access travel privileges under ‘vaccination bubble’ incentives The office will also continue to take stringent enforcement action and step up inspections at clubhouses in various districts. The Post has contacted the association for comment. Persons responsible for venues allowing more than 20 people at a banquet could be subject to a maximum fine of HK$50,000 and imprisonment for six months under Prevention and Control of Disease regulations. Those suspected of violating the ban on group gatherings can face a maximum fine of HK$25,000 and six months’ jail, though may also be allowed to discharge their liability by paying a fixed penalty of HK$5,000.This article Hong Kong coronavirus: Scout Association headquarters in Kowloon investigated for allegedly hosting banquet with more than 100 guests first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
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HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 14 April 2021 - The China-Australia bilateral relationship deteriorated sharply over 2020, with China imposing both formal and informal trade restrictions on a number of Australian exports, including coal, barley, beef, wine, cotton among others. However, Coface expects that Australia's GDP to be back to 2019 level as soon as this year. But there are growing concerns that an escalation of bilateral tensions will see China hardening its stance towards Australia and possibly start targeting Australian services exports, particularly in tourism and education which could see 2% of Australia's GDP at risk. The reasons for bilateral tensions between China and Australia The China-Australia bilateral relationship is multi-facet, ranging from national security, economics and trade to foreign policy and domestic politics. Trade relations between China and Australia deteriorated when Australia's Anti-Dumping Commission extended anti-dumping duties on Chinese stainless steel sinks on 28 February 2020 following an investigation into Chinese aluminium extrusions. Between March and July last year, there were a further eight anti-dumping actions against Chinese products, such as steel. On 19 April 2020, Australia pushed for a call for an investigation into the origins of coronavirus, adding to pressure on China over its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak. During May 2020, China imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Australian barley imports into China, citing investigations that started in 2018. China subsequently imposed tariffs on other Australian exports, such as wine, as well as formal and informal bans on products ranging from beef and timber to cotton and coal. A resilient Australian economy With China taking more than one-third of Australia's total exports, rising trade tensions are seen as a potential threat to Australia's economic outlook. However, iron ore, the mainstay of Australian exports to China, has been spared in the ongoing trade dispute, due to a lack of suitable alternatives. Meanwhile, despite China's trade action, the Australian economy continued a solid recovery from the pandemic, registering two consecutive quarterly GDP growth in the second half of 2020 as business conditions move towards normality following an easing of containment measures. Bilateral relations may worsen further Chinese trade restrictions so far have a muted impact on the broader Australian economy due to two main factors: first, the ability of some affected sectors to find alternative markets, such as Saudi Arabia for barley, and Southeast Asian countries for cotton, and second, top exports such as iron ore and natural gas were not targeted by China. With both sides interpreting the dispute through the lens of national sovereignty, the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. We expect Australia's GDP to be back to 2019 level as soon as this year. Future development of China-Australia tensions will be closely monitored by Asian countries for guidance as to the extent of economic damage potentially suffered should they be caught in a similar situation. Furthermore, amid the ongoing strategic competition and political differences between the US and China, Asian countries will be hard-pressed if they are forced to choose between the two sides. The full study is available here.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-steel-china-idUSKCN0XK05C Coface: for trade With 75 years of experience and the most extensive international network, Coface is a leader in trade credit insurance and adjacent specialty services, including Factoring, Debt Collection, Single Risk insurance, Bonding and Information services. Coface's experts work to the beat of the global economy, helping ~50,000 clients, in 100 countries, build successful, growing, and dynamic businesses across the world. Coface helps companies in their credit decisions. The Group's services and solutions strengthen their ability to sell by protecting them against the risks of non-payment in their domestic and export markets. In 2020, Coface employed ~4,450 people and registered a turnover of €1.45 billion. www.coface.com COFACE SA. is listed on Compartment A of Euronext Paris. ISIN Code: FR0010667147 / Mnemonic: COFA
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 27 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wednesday (14 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,719.
Sri Lanka on Wednesday banned 11 Muslim organisations, including the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda, a week ahead of the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday suicide bombings which killed 279 people.
Hong Kong's government on Tuesday said it will be illegal for residents to encourage others to boycott or cast blank ballots in the city's already limited local elections as part of China's drive to ensure only "patriots" govern the finance hub.
A 45-year-old man accused of attacking police with a hammer was subdued after an officer drew his gun and another used pepper spray against the suspect at one of the force’s precincts in the early hours of Tuesday. Two officers suffered minor injuries in the incident, which took place in the car park of Kwun Tong Police Station soon after 12.30am. A video circulating online shows the man carrying a hammer in his right hand and climbing over a barrier at the entrance to the police station’s car park on Lei Yue Mun Road, but the clip does not capture the ensuing alleged attack.Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Hong Kong police officer among 65 arrested in raid on illegal gambling den According to police, as officers approached the hammer-wielding man, he began chasing one of them and attacked him with the tool. “After repeated warnings were ignored, one of the officers drew his service revolver and another policeman pulled out his baton to guard against the man before he was pepper-sprayed and eventually subdued,” a police source said. A sergeant from the patrol subunit of Kwun Tong Police Station suffered injuries to his hand, while his colleague – a constable – sustained a fractured finger. The two injured officers were taken to United Christian Hospital for treatment. Police arrested the man on suspicion of wounding and possession of an offensive weapon. Man shot after car chase in Hong Kong believed to be linked to burglary ring: police An initial investigation showed the suspect, who worked as the driver of a delivery van, had suffered from an unspecified mental illness for about five years and required regular consultations at a public hospital, according to the source. The man lives in a nearby public housing estate. As of midday, the suspect was still being held for questioning and had not been charged. In 2020, police handled 1,049 reports of wounding across the city, a 1.8 per cent increase from 1,030 cases in the previous year.This article Hong Kong police draw gun, deploy pepper spray to subdue hammer-wielding man in station car park first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
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Russia put on a united front with Iran against the United States and Europe Tuesday amid talks in Vienna on bringing Washington back into a troubled 2015 nuclear deal.
Cute cartoon animals have been at the heart of Hong Kong clothing brand Chickeeduck since 1990, displayed on everything from t-shirts and tote bags to baby rompers and pillows.
Chinese regulators have warned 34 technology giants -- including Baidu and Tencent -- to "rectify" any anti-competitive measures, a statement said Tuesday, days after e-commerce giant Alibaba was fined nearly $2.8 billion for abusing its dominant market position.
Some call him Turkey's ultranationalist kingmaker, others see him pulling the strings of the state's security policy.
Saudi Arabia fervently denies involvement in Jordan's royal feud, but the arrest of an advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has stirred unease in Riyadh, which sources say is pushing for his release.
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SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 13 April 2021 - The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) has appointed Truescope to provide media monitoring and/or online analytics services for the Whole of Government in Singapore. The Ministry of Communications and Information called for the public tender in which Truescope and 9 other media intelligence companies responded against incumbent Isentia, which held the exclusivity of the WOG in the previous four years. In the short span of 2 weeks following the award, Truescope was appointed by 6 different public agencies to take up various portfolios of work across the monitoring spectrum. Jason Lee, CEO of Truescope Singapore said: "The strong track record and public affairs experience of the team was critical in instilling confidence in our clients. Coupled with Truescope's next age media intelligence platform that delivers on demand data and insights, we aim to deliver the best possible experience to our valued clients." Truescope Singapore is a joint venture between Dataxet and Truescope. Dataxet was established in 2020 and has previously acquired Sonar and NAMA as part of its strategy in establishing the new age Media Intelligence network in Asia. About TruescopeTruescope is the next generation media intelligence; harnessing hundreds of millions of posts every day to deliver hyper relevant, real time media insights into the stories that influence your brand, reputation, policy or competitors. Truescope combines and transforms data across media types and languages, into a single, coherent, and easily searchable metadata-enriched database. About Dataxet: Dataxet Pte Ltd is a leading integrated data intelligence holding company operating in Asia. Its branded networks provide best-in-class media monitoring services along with localised research and data analytics expertise to deliver accurate, applicable and actionable data insights. https://www.dataxet.com/
A triangle with an exclamation mark has the word "variant" written on it -- a warning that has become increasingly common on wards where coronavirus patients are being treated in the Bavarian hospital in Freising.
Zhang Yiming, the 38-year-old founder of ByteDance, parent of TikTok, is among the world’s richest with a fortune of US$60 billion.