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Kenny Li’s garment factory works on a tight schedule: while factories usually have a month or two to make thousands of T-shirts for a brand, Li only has five days, as required by his client Shein, a mysterious Chinese online retailer that is helping to re-shape the global fashion industry. On top of the short lead time in production, Li is told to develop 100 to 200 new designs for consumers on Shein to choose from, even though Li’s factory only has one designer. Shein also makes it clear that d
Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley and the richest city in southern Guangdong province, has imposed new requirements on pandemic control measures, allowing companies in the hi-tech hub to impose no-pay leave for employees who refuse to take Covid-19 tests and prohibit them from entering workplaces. The city’s Human Resources and Social Security Bureau released that policy last week as part of the local government’s zero-tolerance approach to sporadic coronavirus infections. Employers need not pay
Despite an early morning downpour last Friday, dozens of people formed a snaking line outside a nondescript clinic in Bedok, a residential district in eastern Singapore. They were mostly made up of senior Singaporeans and Chinese nationals who were eager to register for the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. Sun Yan Hui, a 50-year-old Harbin native, was one of them. She had taken a day off work just to queue for the vaccine as she expected it would be in high demand. “I am from China and I love my countr
North American moviegoers again showed their love of action comedies this weekend as new release "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" shot to the top of the box office, taking in an estimated $11.7 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported.
Taiwan will continue to offer services in Hong Kong and have exchanges with the city despite political pressure from Beijing, the island’s top official in charge of relations with mainland China said on Monday. Chiu Tai-san, head of the Mainland Affairs Council, said that instead of closing its operations in the city, Taiwan would keep some of its services going, including those related to travel, immigration, trade, the economy, education and culture. Taiwan recalled all but one of its official
A Vancouver businesswoman has launched a lawsuit to recover about US$200,000 she says was lost when a scheme to thwart Chinese money control laws went awry. But the four defendants deny that the funds lost by plaintiff Sarah Wu ended up in their hands after what they said was an attempted “illegal currency smuggling operation” to get money out of China and into Canada. Instead, they said, the money “appears to have been taken or confiscated by an unknown third party or government actor”.Do you h
Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday he will not allow nuclear negotiations for the sake of negotiations, in his first news conference since winning election last week.
Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by people wanting to relocate, but in fact it faces an acute workforce shortage.
Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group Holding are among the top 10 most valuable brands in the world as Chinese consumer internet companies continue to mature despite antitrust scrutiny and intense competition at home. Kantar, a London-based data and consulting company, published its annual BrandZ report on Monday, evaluating 18,500 brands in 51 markets around the world, ranking the top 100 using a calculation based on the financial value of the parent company and the ability of the brand to grow s
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday told a journalist who questioned his frequent refusal to wear a mask to "shut up" and called Globo Group, the country's largest media conglomerate, "shitty."
China’s central bank recently ordered banks, including four state-owned commercial banks, and leading mobile payments provider Alipay to cut off all transactions linked to bitcoin, stepping up its clamp down on cryptocurrencies in the country. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Agricultural Bank of China, China Construction Bank and the Postal Savings Bank of China were among financial companies that attended a regulatory discussion organised by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)
An American lawyer working in Hong Kong was convicted of assaulting a policeman on Tuesday when he intervened in a confrontation between the officer and members of the public during political unrest two years ago.
In spite of the pandemic, there are currently a number of record jobs available in Singapore. The post Job Vacancies Is At A Record High While Job Vacancy To Unemployed Ratio Has Increased From 0.75 To 0.96. Here’s What The Statistics Is Telling Us About Singapore’s Employment Market appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.
Sweden's government was toppled on Monday after Stefan Lofven became the country's first prime minister to lose a no-confidence vote, meaning he can now either resign or trigger a snap election.
Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city for foreign workers, a survey showed on Tuesday.
More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday about China's actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet -- triggering a fierce backlash from Beijing.
The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that Washington had "wrong" expectations for dialogue with Pyongyang and was facing "greater disappointment", state media reported.
India recorded its highest-ever daily vaccination count on Monday as it opened up free shots to all adults.
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Three appeal court judges have unanimously upheld the Hong Kong justice minister’s decision to exclude a jury from the trial of the first person charged under the national security law. Tuesday’s ruling at the Court of Appeal means Tong Ying-kit, whose three-week trial on secession and terrorism charges begins on Wednesday, will appear before a trio of High Court judges hand-picked by the city leader to oversee proceedings connected to the Beijing-imposed legislation. Chief Judge of the High Cou