Main Street: “Trump is testing the norms of objectivity in journalism,” said the New York Times in 2016. Four years later an update for press coverage: Joe Biden must never be asked a tough question. Image: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
Main Street: “Trump is testing the norms of objectivity in journalism,” said the New York Times in 2016. Four years later an update for press coverage: Joe Biden must never be asked a tough question. Image: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
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Cathay Pacific had almost sold out a few weeks worth of tickets for its Hong Kong-Singapore flights, it told analysts ahead of the launch of the now-postponed service, underscoring the financial setback for the carrier.The airline revealed the strong performance of the travel bubble in a closed-door briefing with the investor community last Friday, a day before the route’s opening was delayed, and gave an update on its 2020 financial performance as the year end nears.“The demand on our Singapore travel bubble flights is overwhelming,” Ronald Lam Siu-por, Cathay’s executive director, said. “In the next few weeks our flights are pretty much full. There is also a quota of 200 passengers per flight due to the limited capacity and high demand, our flights are pretty much sold out in the next few weeks.”Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.On the eve of Sunday’s inaugural flight, the Hong Kong government postponed the quarantine-free travel corridor for two weeks as the fourth wave of coronavirus infections triggered a sharp rise in local, and untraceable, cases.Officials had previously agreed that if untraced Covid-19 infections in either city exceeded five on a rolling seven day average, the bubble would be suspended for two weeks. That was breached on Sunday, when Hong Kong reached 5.29.A Post review of Hong Kong’s third wave of cases, and the impact on the seven-day average, showed that once the “exceeding five” threshold was breached on July 13, it took 50 days before the rate finally dipped below the number, raising the risk of a longer postponement.Passengers would get refunds if requested, leaving the airline unable to realise large sums of much-needed cash as revenue from advanced bookings, but they could also keep that money through free rebookings or offering travel vouchers.Bloomberg Intelligence said in a research note the travel bubble route was worth an estimated HK$93 million in revenue to Cathay, and could lower the amount of money it was losing by up to 6 per cent.Separately, the airline warned its full-year financial results would be “extremely poor”, according to finance chief Martin Murray. Travel bubble: Singapore adds on-arrival test for Hong Kong travellersCathay lost HK$9.87 billion in the first half of 2020, which included a HK$2.47 billion impairment on 16 aircraft unlikely to be flying again before they are retired. The airline said impairments were likely to increase at the year end.Adding to the expected annual loss was a HK$3.5 billion restructuring charge related to the redundancy of 5,900 staff and closure of Cathay Dragon.Cathay Pacific revealed it had already begun the process to maintain most of Dragon’s routes, especially in mainland China, and it had gained back some routes already.“We have already launched applications with different authorities in Hong Kong and overseas to make sure we secure the necessary approval to continue to some of the Cathay Dragon destinations,” Lam said.The carrier has secured passenger and cargo rights to Kuala Lumpur, Fukuoka, Kaohsiung, and Hanoi so far.Cathay Pacific has increased the number of planes parked overseas to 83, or 45 per cent of its passenger aircraft, up from two-fifths. The airline had a fleet of 235 planes pre-pandemic.The airline said it would retire 29 this year, a considerable increase from just 10 previously envisaged before the virus. Five planes would be retired in 2021.Next year’s outlook remained challenging, the company said, as it inches towards restoring flights. The airline will operate less than half of its capacity compared to 2019 levels throughout next year.The two-week delay to the travel bubble was “not significant”, Andrew Lee of Jeffries said, as it viewed the framework to launch quarantine-free travel to be expanded by Hong Kong to 10 other countries in 2021. Cathay wants 20 pilots to volunteer for cargo flights in anticipation of busy 2021He also raised the airline’s net loss this year to HK$22 billion from HK$17.2 billion, after factoring in a higher-than-expected restructuring charge and more impairments.“Management noted [second half] losses would be larger than [the first half], which we had already modelled as the larger loss in 2020 was due to higher exceptional losses. We estimate 2021 pre-exceptional losses narrowing as passenger capacity increases and cargo remains a bright spot, with vaccines to be transported via air,” said Lee in a research note.Cathay Pacific has been hit among the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic. With no domestic services to rely on, more than 90 per cent of the airline’s international flight capacity due to border closures. The airline’s daily passenger volume collapsed by 99 per cent to carry 1,500 customers daily.The airline, also the fifth largest cargo airline in the world, said it had launched a task force with partners like the Airport Authority to be ready to help get vaccines moving.The airline is one of a handful of carriers to be globally certified for handling such sensitive, temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products.Shares in Cathay Pacific slumped as much as 6.6 per cent on Monday.More from South China Morning Post: * Coronavirus: passengers’ hopes dashed as Hong Kong-Singapore air travel bubble put on hold after Covid-19 surge * Cathay Pacific seeking 20 pilots to temporarily boost cargo operation in anticipation of busy 2021This article Cathay Pacific says demand for Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble flights was ‘overwhelming’, before Covid-19 fourth wave forced delay first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
US president-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state is seen as a moderate and someone Beijing could work with, Chinese analysts say, as China watches for clues on the future direction of the relationship.Biden announced on Monday that he has nominated Antony Blinken, his foreign policy adviser, to be America’s top diplomat.Analysts say the choice could lead to a change in tack on Washington’s China policy, which has seen worsening tensions between the world’s two largest economies under President Donald Trump, as they head towards what some call a “new Cold War”.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Jia Qingguo, an international relations professor at Peking University, said Blinken may be an official China can work with to stabilise relations.“But whoever is appointed the next secretary of state will be better than the current one,” Jia said, referring to Mike Pompeo, a China hawk and target of frequent attacks in Beijing’s state media outlets.“China is not expecting a pro-China secretary of state. China expects someone who can deal with US-China relations in a sensible way that serves US interests,” he said. “As long as it’s done in a sensible way, there are plenty of issues the US could work on with China that will suit both of their interests.”Blinken would be likely to bring Washington back to its post-war international strategy of advancing American interests by maintaining a world order that is favourable to the US – which would mean a more predictable China policy than under Trump, he said.Lu Xiang, a US affairs specialist with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said Blinken as secretary of state would be a positive move for Beijing.“With his experience, Biden is likely to make some important decisions on foreign policy,” Lu said. “Blinken is not a charismatic or provocative type, but he’s a pragmatic type … if he gets confirmed, I will personally see it as good news.”Blinken, 58, is a long-time adviser to Biden, including as his top aide on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as national security adviser from 2009 to 2013, while Biden was vice-president.As Barack Obama’s deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017, Blinken met top Chinese diplomats including Yang Jiechi, now a Politburo member and the Communist Party’s top diplomat, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.He also met Tsai Ing-wen at the State Department headquarters in 2015, when she was a presidential candidate – she was elected Taiwan’s leader in 2016. Amid warming relations between the US and Taiwan, Hsiao Bi-khim, the island’s representative in Washington, spoke with Blinken by phone last week to congratulate Biden on his election win. US admiral’s undercover visit to Taiwan certain to annoy ChinaBlinken said earlier that Biden would engage China from a “position of strength” and focus on restoring US democracy and its relations with allies.He has also acknowledged the bipartisan view of China as a major challenge, and pledged to get US allies on board to confront Beijing on issues such as trade practices.“When we’re working with allies and partners, depending on who we bring into the mix, it’s 50 or 60 per cent of GDP. That’s a lot more weight and a lot harder for China to ignore,” he said during a July event at the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank.At the same event, he also named climate change as “a number one priority” in foreign relations under Biden. During his campaign, Biden said climate change was a key area for cooperation with Beijing.However, Blinken, like others on Biden’s foreign policy team, has more experience in the Middle East than US-China relations, according to Lu.“Blinken and [Jake] Sullivan contributed a lot to the Iran nuclear talks in open negotiation and the back-door diplomacy before it,” said Lu, referring to the Obama administration’s deal with Iran in 2015, which Trump pulled out of in 2018.“It remains to be seen if that experience will be useful for US-China ties,” he said.Sullivan, a State Department veteran, is Biden’s nominee for national security adviser.But Lu also noted Blinken’s hawkish remarks on technology, and his reference to China as a “techno-autocracy”.“We have to do a much better job in leading, coordinating, working with the other techno-democracies to make sure that we carry the day and not China,” Blinken said during an interview with CBS News in September.More from South China Morning Post: * Don’t assume US-China relations will get better under Joe Biden, government adviser warns * China supports European push for ‘strategic autonomy’, Wang Yi says * Joe Biden will nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state * Joe Biden’s foreign policy picks signal shift from Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ approach * China’s Wang Yi heads to Tokyo to ‘test the waters’ with Japan PM Yoshihide SugaThis article US-China relations: Biden’s pick for secretary of state seen as ‘someone Beijing can work with’ first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
A Canadian police officer involved in the arrest of Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou has testified that US authorities never asked for the passwords to her electronic devices – but he still took delivery of them from a border officer on the day of Meng’s arrest.The handover breached Canada’s privacy laws, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has previously heard. Meng’s lawyers have depicted the move as part of a covert evidence-gathering exercise, conducted on behalf of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, as they seek to have Meng’s extradition thrown out on the grounds that her rights were violated.Meng, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was detained at Vancouver’s airport on December 1, 2018, at the request of the US, which accused her of defrauding HSBC by lying about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran – thus putting the bank at risk of breaching US sanctions there. Meng denies the charges.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Gurvinder Dhaliwal, testifying in the extradition case on Monday, said that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) tried to rectify the blunder more than a week after Meng’s arrest, when it asked for the passcodes to be returned. Canadian MPs join campaign to release Meng Wanzhou, citing SinophobiaBut it was too late – they had already been filed with the BC court system, Dhaliwal told Canadian government lawyer John Gibb-Carsley, representing US interests in the case.Dhaliwal said that CBSA officer Nicole Goodman telephoned him and “indicated to me that these codes were given in error to us”.“She was asking if they could get them back, but I said no, you would not be able to get them back yet,” Dhaliwal recalled.But he denied ever using the passcodes to gain access to Meng’s devices, which were seized during the CBSA examination before Meng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport. Nor did he pass them to American law enforcement, Dhaliwal said.The devices included an iPhone, a Huawei phone, an iPad, an Apple laptop and a memory stick.In taking delivery of the passwords from the CBSA, Dhaliwal is a key figure in the Meng legal team’s argument that there was a deliberate attempt to use the pre-arrest border examination to help the US fraud case against Meng.Dhaliwal said that after Meng’s arrest, CBSA officer Scott Kirkland gave him a piece of paper containing Meng’s passwords, along with Meng’s devices. Dhaliwal said he “absolutely did not” ask for the passcodes, although he did not say anything in objection at the time.“I didn’t even think about it. I just put them with the phones,” he said. He said he assumed the note and the devices would eventually be returned to Meng.Kirkland has testified that he obtained the passwords as part of Meng’s immigration examination, but that it was a “heartbreaking” mistake to have given them to the RCMP. Canada border agent ‘falsified account of questioning’, Meng lawyer claimsDhaliwal said on Monday that after the arrest, Meng’s file was transferred to the RCMP’s financial integrity unit because of the case’s complexity. Ben Chang, a staff sergeant in the unit who has since retired, sent Dhaliwal an email saying the FBI had requested information about Meng’s devices.“I just spoke with [FBI] Legat John Sgroi,” Chang wrote to Dhaliwal on December 4, three days after the arrest. “They are requesting the descriptions and lists of the devices (with ESN, make model) we seized from MENG.” ESN refers to electronic serial number.Chang says in an affidavit that he “believes” the FBI requested “identifying information from the electronic devices seized from Ms Meng”.But he also said in the affidavit that “[as] I was never asked for the identifying information by [any] member of the FBI, or any other member of any other United States authorities, this information was never shared”.He is now refusing to testify about the apparent contradiction.Chang moved to the Chinese gambling hub of Macau after retiring from the RCMP in 2019; Canada’s Department of Justice cited “witness safety” when it tried to prevent Meng’s lawyers from seeing notes about an interview with him.In cross examination, Meng’s lawyer Scott Fenton focused on Dhaliwal’s failure to take notes about discussions of the various alternative ways that Meng could have been arrested, such as on the jetway or on the plane, instead of after the hours-long immigration examination.“Did it not occur to you, in the middle of planning this high-profile address, that it might be a good idea to take notes,” Fenton asked. “There were discussions,” Dhaliwal responded.Dhaliwal said he believed the warrant’s order to arrest Meng “immediately” had been complied with. But he told Fenton he had not read the arrest warrant before Meng was detained.Although he said doing so would only have taken him “two seconds”, he believed this task fell on his partner Constable Winston Yep as the primary officer, who would go on to actually arrest Meng.Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes adjourned the hearing until Tuesday morning.The extradition hearings are expected to last well into next year, and appeals could drag out the process for years beyond that. Meng is living under partial house arrest in one of the two houses she owns in Vancouver.Meng’s treatment has infuriated China. Soon after her detention, Beijing arrested Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, and accused them of spying. Ottawa considers the arrests are retaliatory and both men to be victims of hostage-taking.More from South China Morning Post: * Canada feared for safety of Macau-based witness who refuses to testify in Meng Wanzhou extradition case * Retired Canadian police officer refuses to testify at Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearingThis article Canadian officer says US never asked for Meng Wanzhou’s electronic passwords – but he took them ‘without thinking’ first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
An American man who helped drive the global phenomenon known as the Ice Bucket Challenge to tackle a deadly neurodegenerative disease has died at the age of 37, his team said Sunday.
From his lavish Cairo apartment overlooking the Nile, Ahmed Kadhaf al-Dam reminisces fondly about the iron-fisted rule of Libya by his cousin Moamer Kadhafi, nearly a decade after his ouster.
Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble was paused on the eve of its debut as Hong Kong saw a jump in infections last week. Caution is understandable, but carries great economic risks.
In his first cabinet appointments, President-elect Joe Biden is signaling that he favors competence and centrism and is not out to please his Democratic Party's left-wing base, although he achieved historic firsts for women and minorities.
An officer revealed Monday Canadian police obtained the security code to Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's Vancouver house -- not merely passcodes to her electronic devices, which defense lawyers allege violated her rights.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has told his French counterpart that Beijing supports Europe’s push for “strategic autonomy”, amid calls for the EU to work with the new US administration to tackle China.Speaking by phone on Friday, Wang said the direction was “in line with Europe’s fundamental and long-term interests”, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement.“China has always upheld the world’s multipolarisation and supported the EU to stand on its own as a pole of the world. This is not a temporary thought of the Chinese side, but a consistent strategic thinking,” he told French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Strategic autonomy is a concept championed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who argues the EU should become more powerful on the world stage and able to operate independently in a wide range of areas, from military operations to industrial policy.During the phone call, Wang also said bilateral ties between the two nations had overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and he praised France for understanding and respecting China’s interests.“The most important factor for China-France relations to brave wind and rain and maintain the momentum of development lies in mutual respect,” Wang said, according to the statement. “Both sides should continue to carry forward this tradition and treat each other’s differences with an open and inclusive attitude, and accommodate each other’s legitimate concerns.”It comes as Europe is divided over whether to distance itself from the United States and pursue a new approach in international affairs. Last week, Le Drian and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for the European Union and the US to “consult each other” to coordinate their approach to China on human rights, digital infrastructure and fair trade.“With [president-elect Joe] Biden, greater transatlantic unity will be possible with regard to autocrats and countries that seek to enhance their power by undermining international or regional order. But a principled approach does not exclude dialogue and cooperation,” they wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.“Under a Biden administration, the compass needle of US foreign policy will continue to gravitate toward China, which we see as a partner, competitor and systemic rival at the same time.”French President Macron has meanwhile called for strategic autonomy in everything from the digital economy to defence to environmental policy. He is supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. But last week he entered into an unusual public row with German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer over whether or not to continue to rely on the US. China-EU investment talks: both sides upbeat in public but quiet doubts in Beijing about Biden effectThe debate also comes as the US has entered a power transition period from President Donald Trump to a Biden administration, which is expected to engage China. Washington has in recent years lobbied European nations to be alert to the “China threat”, including in their 5G networks.International relations expert Shi Yinhong, from Renmin University, said Beijing did not want to see Europe following the US direction towards decoupling from China.“Wang’s remarks can be seen as encouragement for Europe to keep some distance from the US,” Shi said, adding that this could help to ease pressure after recent diplomatic setbacks in Eastern Europe.Slovakia in October joined other Eastern European countries signing declarations with the US aimed at rolling back Chinese influence in 5G telecoms infrastructure.On Saturday, Wang also spoke by phone with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto, a key supporter of Beijing’s 17+1 initiative with Central and Eastern European nations. Wang called for more strategic coordination, exchanges and communication within the 17+1 grouping, which has been criticised as a move to divide Europe.More from South China Morning Post: * European leaders call for unity with US against China * ‘Europe is ready’ to team up with Joe Biden on ChinaThis article China supports European push for ‘strategic autonomy’, Wang Yi says first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
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The Dow soared above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as Wall Street powered to fresh records, fueled by ebbing US political uncertainty that offset worries about spiking coronavirus cases.
Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, buoying the prospects of a relatively cheap, easy-to-store product that may become the vaccine of choice for the developing world. The results are based on an interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca is the third major drug company to report late-stage data for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as the world waits for scientific breakthroughs that will end a pandemic that has pummeled the world economy and led to 1.4 million deaths.
A 52-year-old man who sexually assaulted his daughter in two incidents 10 years apart, has been jailed 20 years.
Taiwan began construction on a fleet of indigenous submarines on Tuesday, the latest move by the out-gunned island to bolster its defences against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing.
Chng Kai Fong, managing director of the island’s Economic Development Board and a former top aide to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, opened up about his mental health struggle during the pandemic at a technology conference held virtually.
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