An incredible moment caught on camera at the Center of Serengeti National Park.
An incredible moment caught on camera at the Center of Serengeti National Park.
Local actor Terence Cao was charged on Tuesday (2 March) over a gathering of 13 individuals, including other celebrities, at his condominium unit in October last year.
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Former US president Donald Trump lashed out at China on his return to the national political stage on Sunday, calling it a “tremendous economic threat” to the United States and criticising the Biden administration for rejoining the World Health Organization. He also suggested, without evidence, that President Joe Biden would give concessions to the Chinese government because of his personal interests. “We believe in standing up to China, shutting down outsourcing, bringing back our factories and supply chains, and ensuring that America, not China, dominates the future of the world,” Trump said, delivering the closing address of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. “Companies that leave America to create jobs in China and other countries that have ripped us off for years should not be rewarded. They should be tariffed, fined and punished. They should not be rewarded. That’s what the Biden administration is doing.” The former president did not elaborate, or offer any evidence to support the accusation, although he recycled a conspiracy theory that Biden was beholden to Beijing as a consequence of his son’s former business ventures in China. Although he stopped short of declaring a 2024 run for re-election, Trump’s 90-minute address closely resembled a campaign speech, parroting many familiar grievances, ranging from immigration and pro-transgender policies to international treaties and wind turbines. “With your help we will take back the House, we will win the Senate, and then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House,” Trump said, before goading the crowd: “I wonder who that will be. Who, who, who will that be?” “Ultimately, we always win,” said Trump, who used the widely watched platform to falsely claim he was the rightful winner of November’s election. Explainer: What is the US-China trade war? Of the numerous rounds of booing that Trump elicited from his supporters during his grievance-laden speech, some of the loudest were reserved for the WHO, from which the Trump administration exited over claims of a pro-China bias. “They really are puppets for China,” Trump said, calling the Biden administration’s decision to rejoin the body a “horrendous surrender”. And of the cheers from the indoor, largely maskless crowd, some of the loudest came when Trump said of the coronavirus: “As I call it, the China virus.” Trump’s framing of the new administration as being cosy with Beijing was at odds with a number of indications that Biden does not plan to substantively relax the aggressive stance towards China that has emerged in Washington over the past four years. Addressing senators at her confirmation hearing on Thursday, United States Trade Representative nominee Katherine Tai called tariffs a “legitimate tool” to countering China and said that the country must still deliver on the commitments laid out in the phase one trade deal Washington and Beijing signed in January 2020. The Biden administration has also endorsed a determination made by the Trump state department that China’s treatment of Uygurs and other ethnic minority groups in the country’s far west constitutes “genocide” and “crimes against humanity”. US-China trade deal: Washington unlikely to relent on Beijing’s commitments And this week, Biden announced a 100-day review of US supply chains to shift production of critical technologies away from countries that did not “share our interests”, a move widely seen as targeting China. Biden’s commerce department also recently signalled that it would move ahead with a China-focused, Trump-era rule that would block certain technology-related business transactions on national security grounds. Speaking on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earlier on Sunday about the administration’s plans to rally a multilateral front to counter China, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said there was “power in numbers,” and called on other countries to take steps to prevent technology flowing to China that could be used “for the repression of people” there. Yet despite the hawkish start to the administration’s approach to China, Republicans have continued to amplify the rhetoric of Trump’s re-election campaign claiming that Biden is incapable of holding Beijing to account. “They’re going to cave to China,” Donald Trump Jnr said at CPAC on Friday. Beyond speakers, the conference’s agenda also featured a number of China-focused discussion panels, including one named “China Subverts America” and another called “Corporate America Surrendering to China”. Biden orders review of US supply chains’ reliance on overseas producers Trump’s return to the national political stage on Sunday came after weeks out of the spotlight. Banned from posting on all major social media networks, Trump has surfaced only for a handful of television interviews and to issue statements blasting various political opponents, including Congressional Democrats and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Congressional Republicans were divided as to whether CPAC should have given a stage to the former president, in the wake of his repeated and disproved claims that the November election was stolen from him owing to widespread voter fraud – a conspiracy theory that motivated supporters to violently storm the Capitol on January 6. “I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party, or the country,” the House’s No 3 Republican, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, told reporters when asked whether Trump should be speaking at CPAC.More from South China Morning Post:United States’ Conservative Political Action Conference puts its focus on ChinaChina’s fiscal risks ‘extremely severe’, former finance minister warns ahead of key meetingsDonald Trump supporters want to ‘blow up’ US Capitol during Joe Biden speech, police chief warnsThis article Donald Trump says China ‘ripped us off for years’, hints at 2024 run for presidency first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
About one third of the roughly 150 ships owned by companies controlled by Singapore tycoon Lim Oon Kuin and his family have been sold as part of efforts to repay billions of dollars of debt owed to creditors, two sources told Reuters. Accounting firm Grant Thornton, court-appointed supervisor of Xihe Holdings, put up several vessels for sale through shipbrokers in September last year. Xihe Holdings is owned by the Lim family and held the bulk of their fleet.
Almost 90,000 police cameras have been installed in Singapore with "many more" to be placed islandwide, said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament on Monday (1 March).
Alexandra Wong disappeared for more than a year into mainland China's opaque judicial system because she joined Hong Kong's democracy rallies.
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Authorities in Taiwan are urging the public to buy pineapples and support growers as a ban on imports into mainland China takes effect. Beijing announced the ban on Taiwan’s pineapples on Friday, citing the discovery of pests on the Taiwanese imports “on multiple occasions” since last year. The surprise announcement, which took effect on Monday, has fuelled public resentment on the island. Relations with the mainland have soured since Tsai Ing-wen of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party was elected the island’s president in 2016 and refused to accept the one-China principle.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. To counter the ban, the public and private sectors have been promoting sales of the fruit for local consumption. Tsai has also been trying to reassure farmers in person, heading south to Kaohsiung, one of Taiwan’s pineapple production centres, on Sunday to address concerns. “No need to panic or worry. The government is watching your back,” she said. She promised the farmers that her government would help them open up the global market. She also called on the public, private organisations and government units to support the farmers by buying and consuming local pineapples. On Sunday, other Taiwanese leaders, including Vice-President William Lai and Premier Su Tseng-chang, also went to southern Taiwan, accusing Beijing of trying to use the ban to punish Taiwan. Major retailers, including PX Mart, I-MEI Foods, Largan Precision which supplies smartphone camera lenses to Apple Inc., and online shopping PChome, on Monday said they had either already put in orders for the fruit – ranging from 30 to 10,000 tonnes (9,800 tons) – or would be doing so to help the local farmers. Beijing’s ban attracted strong opposition online. “It is exactly the same as what they did to Australia! China is in the habit of using politics to force others to accept their unreasonable demands,” a Twitter user said, referring to China’s bans on the import of an array of Australian products, including wine, lobsters, beef and timber as their relations deteriorated. Taiwan denies pro-Beijing film producer and son residency visas In a tweet on Friday, Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Beijing was banning Taiwan’s pineapples to “punish farmers in the south”. “Remember #Australia’s #FreedomWine? I urge like-minded friends around the globe to stand with #Taiwan & rally behind the #FreedomPineapple,” he said. Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou said it was understandable the ban had generated ill will on the island because it was announced suddenly during the harvest season and more than 95 per cent of Taiwan’s pineapple exports went to mainland China. He said the two sides signed a farm product inspection and cooperation agreement in 2009 and should put aside their political differences to talk about the issue. The agreement was signed when mainland-friendly Ma was president and adopted a policy to engage Beijing, which considers Taiwan part of its territory that must be returned to its control by force if necessary. The main opposition Kuomintang said it was working with the authorities in the 14 city and county governments it controlled to promote local consumption of the pineapples. Fan Shih-ping, a political-science professor at National Taiwan Normal University, said the ban was, in reality, a political move to increase pressure on Tsai. “But …[it] has served only to fuel the anti-China sentiment and pushed the Taiwanese public further away,” he said. He said the impact on Taiwan’s pineapple farmers would not be very severe because shipments to the mainland accounted for about 12 per cent of total Taiwanese pineapple production and because the Taiwanese government had committed to offer NT$1 billion (US$36 million) to help farmers tackle the issue. Taiwan’s agriculture minister said on Friday Taipei would spend NT$1 billion on marketing Taiwanese pineapples and safeguarding the income of farmers. Beijing blast an ill wind for Taiwan’s cross-strait affairs moderate According to official figures, the island produces about 420,000 tonnes of pineapples a year. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit about 12 per cent were destined for export. Last year, 97 per cent of Taiwan’s pineapple exports were destined for the mainland, with 2 per cent going to Japan and 1 per cent to Hong Kong.More from South China Morning Post:China bans Taiwanese pineapples over biosafety fearsChina’s ban on Taiwanese pineapples leads cross-strait trade into troubled watersThis article China’s ban on Taiwanese pineapples sours sentiment towards Beijing first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Elina Svitolina and Karolina Pliskova take top billing at the Qatar Open which starts Monday under strict Covid-19 safety protocols and without several top stars.
The series is dedicated to inspirational men and women in Singapore leading healthy and active lifestyles. This week: spin instructor Jona Mae De Gollo.
The release of Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi is key to achieving a "long-term peaceful political solution" to the country's current unrest, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in Parliament on Monday (1 March).
The Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been "highly effective" in reducing coronavirus infections and severe illness among elderly people in Britain, with a more than 80 percent reduction in hospitalisation, official data showed Monday.
The largest and oldest power cooperative in Texas is filing for bankruptcy protection, citing last month’s winter storm that left millions without power, and it is unlikely to be the last utility to seek shelter in the courts. Brazos said Monday that it was a “financially robust, stable company” before the Arctic freeze that hit Texas between Feb. 13 and Feb. 19. It said it received excessively high invoices from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, which operates the state power grid, for collateral and the cost of electric service.
Everyone in S'pore is protected by the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.
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Chinese Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou was back in a Canadian court Monday to fight a final round against extradition to the United States, her lawyers challenging the crux of the case -- that she allegedly hid business dealings in Iran.
There are a lot of buzzwords financial advisors and experienced investors use that are crucial to know, and yet is confusing and intimidating to the novice investors.
The Philippines launched its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday, with health workers, soldiers, police and government officials first in line to get donated Chinese jabs despite concerns over their effectiveness.
Britain's Prince Harry, who has blamed press intrusion for contributing to his mother Princess Diana's death in 1997, has told US chat show host Oprah Winfrey he was worried about history repeating itself.
Parts of Singapore experienced slightly hazy conditions with burning smell on Tuesday morning (2 March).