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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said challenging China in the South China Sea will only lead to violence, and that he will only do so if Beijing drills for oil in the disputed waters.
A 90-year-old woman living in a mansion on The Peak was conned out of about HK$250 million (US$32 million) by criminals impersonating mainland officials, making her the biggest known victim of a phone scam in Hong Kong. Police arrested a 19-year-old university student late last month in connection with the crime and officers froze bank accounts containing HK$9 million, but the phone scammers have made off with the rest. Officers from the Central district crime squad began investigating after receiving a report from the victim last month.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. According to the force, the woman received a call from a man claiming to be a mainland law enforcement official in July last year. “She was told her identity was used in a serious criminal case in mainland China,” a police source said. “She was then instructed to transfer her money to designated bank accounts to investigate whether the cash was the proceeds of crime. “She was promised that all the money would be given back to her after the investigation.” The source said the student allegedly went to the woman’s home on Plunkett’s Road on The Peak in July and gave her a mobile phone to communicate with the con artist. Police arrest three after victim loses HK$69 million in huge phone scam As instructed, the woman transferred a total of HK$254.9 million through 11 transactions into three accounts between August and January, according to police. The source said one of the fraudsters accompanied the victim to a bank in Central to make one of the transactions. The woman later realised it was a scam and contacted police. Officers from the Kowloon East regional crime unit are handling the case. A 65-year-old woman living in Yuen Long was duped out of HK$68.9 million last October after being accused by phone fraudsters of being involved in money laundering activities on the mainland. Police last week arrested three men in connection with this case. Reports of phone scams rose 18 per cent to 200 in the first quarter of 2021, from 169 over the same period last year. Phone fraudsters pocketed HK$350 million this year. In 2020, police handled 1,193 cases of phone scams in which swindlers netted a total of HK$574 million. Telephone fraud is a trans-jurisdictional crime and swindlers usually make their calls from outside Hong Kong, according to police. More from South China Morning Post:Hong Kong police arrest three after victim loses HK$69 million in huge phone scamOver HK$8 billion from scam victims laundered through Hong Kong bank accounts in 2020: police sourcesHong Kong con artist jailed for 1½ years for duping 80 people out of HK$120,000 in mask scam amid Covid-19 pandemicRamp-and-dump investment scammer wanted by Hong Kong authorities after jumping bail and fleeing cityHong Kong gang cons 67 women out of HK$3 million in fake jobs and investment scamThis article 90-year-old woman living in mansion on The Peak conned out of US$32 million in Hong Kong’s biggest phone scam first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Plans for a Super League announced by 12 of European football's most powerful clubs plunged the game into an unprecedented crisis on Monday as the UK government threatened to invoke competition law to block a breakaway.
The US State Department on Monday branded as an "unprovoked escalation" reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports.
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China is not likely to shy away from retaliating against Japan over the Taiwan issue but it is expected to take security rather than economic measures, according to analysts. Tensions have escalated after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga discussed China-related issues with US President Joe Biden on Friday during talks at the White House. The two leaders called for “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”, the first reference to Taiwan – which Beijing claims as its territory – in a joint statement in over 50 years. They also said they would counter China’s “intimidation” in the Asia-Pacific region. After accusing Japan and the US of sowing division over the weekend, Beijing on Monday said the two countries were inciting “group confrontation”.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. “The US and Japan advertise freedom and openness on the surface, but in fact they gang up to form small groups and incite group confrontation, which is the real threat to regional peace and stability,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said. “China demands that the US and Japan stop interfering in China’s internal affairs,” he said, adding that it would “take all necessary measures to defend its sovereignty, security and development interests”. Li Jiacheng, a research fellow with the Charhar Institute, a foreign policy think tank in Hebei, said any Chinese measures targeting Japan were likely to be in the area of security. “For instance, China could send military aircraft into Japan’s air defence identification zone, or send public service vessels to the Diaoyu Islands … in a bid to exert deterrent pressure on Japan,” Li said. “China may also strengthen its military deployment around Taiwan.” Relations between Beijing and Tokyo were already strained over the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea, which Japan controls and calls the Senkakus. Li also said Tokyo could have taken the position on Taiwan to get a security commitment from the US on the Diaoyus. “China is unlikely to take major economic action against Japan at present as China is pushing for the RCEP to come into force – a regional trade agreement that excludes the US,” Li said. “Japan is a RCEP signatory, plus China still wants to join the CPTTP trade agreement led by Japan.” The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed in November but still needs to be ratified by at least six Association of Southeast Asian Nations and three non-Asean members to take effect. China is Japan’s largest trading partner, accounting for 22 per cent of Japanese exports and 26 per cent of its imports last year, compared to the United States at 18 per cent of exports and 11 per cent of imports, respectively. Trade data from Japan’s finance ministry shows its overall exports jumped 16.1 per cent in March, thanks to a surge in exports to China worth 1.63 trillion yen (US$15 billion), the highest level since trade records began in 1979. Professor Chen Youjun, head of the regional economics department at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, said it was not unusual for Japan and the US to make a joint statement. “The key is whether there will be any substantial follow-up action,” Chen said. Song Luzheng, an international relations researcher at Fudan University in Shanghai, said Japan would only be following the US “on the surface”. “I doubt whether it inwardly wants to confront China with the US, given that China will always be in Asia, but the US presence may not. Japan has neither the guts nor the strength to confront China,” Song said. “But if Japan makes substantive moves, China will definitely take countermeasures and fight back hard.” Li said the strengthening US-Japan alliance signalled the urgency for China to unite with neighbouring countries such as Russia, South Korea and North Korea to put pressure on Japan, while Song held that China still needed to maintain good relations with Japan. Additional reporting by Catherine Wong and Sarah ZhengMore from South China Morning Post:China trade: imports help Japan’s exports post largest monthly gain since late 2017China accuses US and Japan of sowing division after Biden and Suga vow to counter ‘intimidation’Biden, Suga call for ‘peace and stability across Taiwan Strait’This article China may hit back against Japan over Taiwan issue but economic action unlikely, analysts say first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Global efforts to arrest climate change and keep Earth liveable will fail without a jumbo-sized effort from India to halt emissions growth that could wipe out ambitious carbon reduction targets elsewhere.
Smartphone shipments in China saw robust growth that was higher than the worldwide average in the first quarter of 2021, as Chinese brands Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo grabbed three of the top five spots in global rankings, according to new data from market research firm Strategy Analytics. Shipments to the Chinese market rose 35 per cent year on year, compared with 24 per cent around the globe. The growth spurt, driven by healthy demand from consumers swapping out ageing devices and a strong push on 5G handsets from Chinese vendors, was the highest since 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi held third place among global vendors for the second quarter in a row, trailing Samsung and Apple in the first and second place respectively. The market share of the Beijing-based and Hong Kong-listed company, now at 15 per cent, was up 10 per cent from a year ago. 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. “[Xiaomi] maintained strong momentum in both India and China, and the expansion in Europe, Latin America and Africa also started to bear fruit,” Linda Sui, director of smartphone research at Strategy Analytics, said in the report. Oppo, excluding its subsidiaries Realme and OnePlus, remained the fourth-largest global smartphone vendor with a market share of 11 per cent. It was followed by Vivo, Oppo’s sister brand also owned by Guangzhou-based gadget behemoth BBK Electronics, whose shipments jumped 85 per cent year on year. The three Chinese vendors together sold 124 million smartphones, accounting for 37 per cent of the global smartphone market, according to Strategy Analytics. Meanwhile Huawei Technologies Co, the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor in 2020, fell out of the top five as it continues to grapple with draconian restrictions imposed by Washington that limit its access to US technologies. Chinese smartphone vendors have been jostling at home and abroad to snatch Huawei’s market share with new 5G devices. In March, 16 new 5G handset models were released in China. A total of 27.5 million 5G smartphones were sold that month, accounting for more than 76 per cent of all mobile phones shipped in the country, according to a report published last week by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Despite the double-digit growth in smartphone shipments last quarter, the global chip shortage that is affecting the smartphone industry could put a dent in some businesses in the coming months, said Strategy Analytics’ Sui. “Chip shortages and supply-side constraints did not have a significant impact in the first quarter among the top five brands, but were and will be a concern for smaller vendors over the next few quarters,” Sui said. More from South China Morning Post:Oppo, Xiaomi rise in smartphone rankings, filling the Huawei void left by US sanctionsXiaomi’s CEO aims to be No.1 smartphone vendor in Europe, edging out Huawei, over next few yearsHuawei plummets as Apple becomes world’s No 1 smartphone seller on China boostHuawei said to cut smartphone output by 60 per cent in 2021 as US sanctions biteHuawei expected to drop to seventh globally in smartphone production amid US sanctions: reportThis article Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo among top five global smartphone brands as Huawei fades out first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Singapore authorities on Tuesday (20 April) announced the tightening of border measures for travellers from India as well as relaxing those for those arriving from Hong Kong and with recent travel history to the UK and South Africa.
Moscow's military build-up on the border with Ukraine is even bigger than in 2014 when Russia invaded Crimea, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, describing the deployment as "very seriously concerning."
China’s top economic planner has warned that the impact of Covid-19 and increased political risks in countries taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative are among the main challenges the multibillion-dollar project faces in the next five years. A report by the National Development and Reform Commission outlining the country’s development over the course of its new five-year plan also identified what Beijing regards as the key problems and tasks the infrastructure project faces. “Belt and road construction is facing an increasingly complex geopolitical environment,” the report said.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. It identified changes to global governance and trade systems, the ongoing rivalry between China and the US, and growth in emerging markets as the most important factors affecting the project. While China was the only major economy to grow last year, the report said domestic financial and construction companies taking part in the scheme still faced challenges. “Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the world economy is in recession and under increasing pressure. The foundation of our country’s economic recovery is not yet steady. Some local governments and enterprises have certain difficulties in their economic and financial situation, the resources they can put in to the Belt and Road Initiative will be affected,” the latest document from the NDRC said. “However, the pandemic’s impact on the economy is only short term and is under control overall. This will not change the great development potential,” the document added. “Some BRI countries have long term high geopolitical risks and certain regions have seen an escalation in conflict,” the report said, without specifying which countries. What is China’s Belt and Road Initiative all about? “The pandemic has made these risks greater. International trade conflicts and the pandemic caused countries to compete for strategic materials and the distribution of resources”. The report added that the pandemic has hit trade and investment in some belt and road countries, although the report said this would increase their need to sign up for the project. The initiative, which was first introduced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, has prompted warnings by Western countries that Beijing is trying to use it to expand its geopolitical influence and catch developing countries in a “debt trap” by lending large sums that will draw foreign governments into Beijing’s political orbit. Beijing has repeatedly denied the debt trap accusation and says it only wants to foster trade and connectivity through global infrastructure building. The project has faced multiple hiccups, however, and the pandemic has adversely affected about 40 per cent and seriously affected about a fifth of belt and road projects, according to a survey last year by China’s foreign ministry. The projects affected include the US$6 billion Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway extension on the Indonesian island of Java. The line, built by a consortium of Chinese and Indonesian companies, was originally expected to be operational by early next year, but Reuters reported that it has now been delayed by two years. China has overseen more than US$700 billion in contracts and investment in 139 since 2014, according to a Moody’s report published in November. The National Development and Reform Commission said that to meet these challenges the Belt and Road Initiativeshould prioritise existing schemes and increase its relevance to the “international and regional development agenda”. China looks to recreate ancient Silk Road with network of African ports “[There is a need to] push forward the development strategies and strengthen implementation with countries that are comparatively more willing to cooperate, and implement agreements that have been signed,” the report said. The NDRC also said that efforts to internationalise the yuan should continue at a “steady and careful” pace by “steadily pushing forward dual-currency cooperation” with participating countries. The Belt and Road Initiative is seen by China as a useful platform to push forward its long-term goal of turning renminbi into a reserve currency used for international trade, investments and payments, and the project’s massive loan and investments deals also involve currency swap agreements.This article China’s Belt and Road Initiative faces increased political risk in participating countries, report warns first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
A couple have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering their five-year-old daughter three years ago in what a Hong Kong judge described as one of the worst cases of child abuse and a crime marked by “extreme cruelty”. The husband and wife were also on Tuesday given concurrent jail terms for two counts of child cruelty, to which they had admitted, for the ill-treatment and neglect of the girl and her then eight-year-old brother. The children were both found with about 130 injuries after the girl died of septicaemia on January 6, 2018. The 29-year-old father, a transport worker, and the 30-year-old stepmother, a housewife, each received 9½ years for child cruelty, just shy of the maximum 10 years.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. The woman’s 56-year-old mother, an accounting clerk, was jailed for five years on two counts of the same cruelty charge, for neglecting the children while the five-month-long abuse was happening in her flat. The case is believed to be the first instance of fatal child abuse that resulted in a murder conviction with a life sentence in the city. Sentencing at the High Court, Mr Justice Albert Wong Sung-hau said the case was one of “extreme cruelty” involving both physical and psychological abuse inflicted upon the children for a prolonged period, with deliberate efforts made to conceal the “extensive and some very serious injuries” that he described as dreadful. Wong said the step-grandmother was also guilty of serious neglect, noting she had failed to take the children to the doctor and had acted selfishly in a way that amounted to “acquiescence or connivance to the conducts of the other two defendants” when she might have been the siblings’ “only hope”. “What [the parents] did on [the girl] ranks as one of the worst cases of its kind,” the judge said. “If [the grandparent] had not neglected the girl, her death could have been avoided.” Child abuse in Hong Kong escalating because of pandemic: expert Wong also quoted from the Bible as he addressed the stepmother, who had identified as Christian. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness,” he read from the Book of John. But the stepmother did not react. In the public gallery, a man shouted “savages”, while another cried out: “You should be ashamed of yourselves.” Dozens of people arrived at the court building hours ahead of the afternoon hearing to queue for seats. The judiciary had earlier arranged for a bigger courtroom and after it filled up, the rest of the crowd was sent into a lobby where the proceedings were shown via live telecast. Outside court, police displayed two pink slippers, a pair of scissors and a 47cm-long rattan stick that were used in assaulting the children. A single report can protect children from further harm Chief Inspector Ko Mei-yee, case investigator The senior police officer whose unit handled the investigation welcomed the sentences, which she believed would act as a deterrent. Chief Inspector Ko Mei-yee said corporal punishment was not an acceptable way to teach or punish children and parents should seek professional help if they found themselves in need. She also urged people to step forward if they knew of child abuse. “A single report can protect children from further harm,” Ko said. The trio were convicted by a High Court jury last week following a month-long trial filled with heartbreaking testimonies revealing how the siblings were punished, assaulted and deprived of basic life necessities such as food and access to professional medical treatment, even as their wounds festered and affected daily functions such as sitting and walking. Derek Lai Kim-wah, senior assistant director of public prosecutions, said the chronic abuse was a significant cause of the girl’s death because it weakened her immune system’s ability to fight the salmonella infection that eventually killed her. That was reflected by the experts’ finding of the change in the girl’s thymus – a vital organ responsible for the production of white blood cells that fight salmonella – which had been reduced to its smallest size, despite it generally being at its largest in children her age, in response to toxic stress. The court also heard how their schools had noticed some of the signs of abuse. Their handling of the case has renewed debate on how children could be better protected and prompted the government to revise measures and guidelines, as well as to provide more social workers for schools. The judge issued a gag order barring the identification of the family members and schools involved, to protect the siblings and their then seven-year-old stepsister, who was not abused. In mitigation, lawyers for the couple had argued the abuse was “not the worst of its kind” given that it had happened in the course of disciplining the children. They said the parents did not know how to seek outside support, while noting that there had also been “moments of joy” in the family. Hong Kong child murder case began with romance, ended in nightmare But the judge countered on Tuesday: “Such episodes were just a few glimpses of consolation in the miserable period of life of the two children.” Charity Save the Children Hong Kong said it was deeply concerned about the “horrific” case and noted the sentencing served as a reminder that child abuse would not be tolerated. “We must do whatever we can as a community to ensure children’s safety and prevent future cases from occurring,” chief executive officer Carol Szeto said. She urged all parties to offer long-term, holistic care and support to the boy to help him recover from the traumatic experience. The group also called on the government to establish a mandatory reporting system for professionals who interact with children, outlaw corporal punishment and provide educational programmes on positive parenting.More from South China Morning Post:Did Hong Kong’s schools and system fail girl, 5, murdered by parents in horrific child abuse case?Girl’s murder exposes the failings of system in Hong KongFive months of ‘hell’: Hong Kong child murder case began with a romance, ended in a nightmareThis article Hong Kong couple sentenced to life in prison for murdering daughter, 5, in horrific child abuse case first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
In 2018, after former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury, Britain said it had identified two Russian agents seen wandering through the sleepy English town.
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Chinese researchers are conducting a trial to see if mixing Covid-19 vaccines that use different technologies is safe and whether it could boost immunity. A trial began earlier this month to give a first dose of the adenovirus-vectored vaccine made by CanSino Biologics, followed by a protein subunit vaccine produced by Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical, according to a clinical trials registration site run by a department under the US National Institutes of Health. The Jiangsu Centre for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting the trial, with 120 people taking part in the eastern province, and they expect preliminary results in mid-June.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. Similar trials are being carried out in Britain and Russia, and one is planned for Italy, to test whether it is possible to mix vaccines as a way to provide lasting immunity and more flexibility. For now, Chinese health authorities do not recommend mixing vaccines that use different technologies, or sequential immunisation, but the guidelines state that people can be given different brands that use the same technology. Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, sparked controversy when he told a conference earlier this month that authorities were considering allowing mixing to see if it improved the efficacy rates of vaccines. Gao, also a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was involved in developing the protein subunit vaccine with Anhui Zhifei Longcom. He later backtracked, telling state tabloid Global Times that he was speaking generally about a strategy to boost immunity and his remarks should not be taken as a suggestion that Chinese vaccines had low efficacy rates. China has cheaper vaccine technologies joining the race to beat the pandemic The reported efficacy rates of Chinese inactivated vaccines are lower than for some Western jabs. A Sinopharm unit reported a 79 per cent efficacy rate for one vaccine, while another it developed was 72 per cent. A study in Chile showed a third vaccine made by Sinovac was 67 per cent effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 and reduced fatalities from the disease by 80 per cent. That compares to the 94 per cent efficacy reported for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, both of which use mRNA technology. Wallace Lau Chak-sing, chair of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Hong Kong, said it was important to carry out trials to determine whether and how vaccines could be mixed, and he cautioned against direct comparisons of efficacy rates. “Various vaccine trials have been conducted in countries with a different Covid-19 status, at different times and on different study groups,” Lau said. “Different trials use different outcome measures for vaccine efficacy, so the safety and efficacy of various vaccines should not be casually linked.” Virologist Jin Dong-yan, from the same university’s medical school, supported research to see if mixing vaccines could improve efficacy and potentially “help to build up stronger herd immunity”. In addition to combining two vaccines, further research could include using a higher dosage of the inactivated vaccines, or giving a third dose, Jin said. China’s first mRNA vaccine ready for final stage trials overseas The Anhui Zhifei Longcom vaccine is a subunit protein vaccine, meaning it uses purified pieces of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 to trigger an immune response and booster shots are required. The authorities have said three jabs are needed for the Anhui Zhifei Longcom vaccine within six months of the first dose. It is still in phase 3 trials in Pakistan, Indonesia, Ecuador and Uzbekistan but has been authorised for emergency use in China and Uzbekistan. Anhui Zhifei Longcom has yet to report an efficacy rate or any phase 3 trial data. CanSino’s single-shot vaccine uses an adenoviral vector to deliver a virus antigen and trigger an immune response. It had an efficacy rate of 65.7 per cent for preventing symptomatic cases in its interim phase 3 results. It has been approved for emergency use in Pakistan, Chile and Hungary and for conditional launch in China. The CanSino-Anhui Zhifei Longcom trial will test the safety and immunity of healthy participants who are over 18 and have already had a CanSino shot. They will receive the Anhui Zhifei Longcom vaccine 28 or 56 days after the CanSino dose, while a placebo group will be given an influenza vaccine. Of the other trials under way, Russian researchers are mixing two vaccines using adenoviral vectors – Sputnik V, made by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford vaccine. In February, the University of Oxford began testing a combination of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech shot and the trial was recently expanded, with people given the first dose to randomly receive a shot of the same vaccine, the one made by Moderna, a mRNA vaccine, or by Novavax, a subunit protein vaccine which is awaiting approval. Meanwhile, Italian researchers are waiting for regulatory approval to begin a trial to give people who have had the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine a different second shot – either the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or Sputnik V vaccines. Additional reporting by Simone McCarthyMore from South China Morning Post:China seeks to become major global vaccine player in wake of Covid-19 pandemicChile says China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine 67 per cent effective against symptomatic infectionCoronavirus vaccines: China’s CanSino distances itself from blood clot fearsThis article Chinese trial mixes Covid-19 vaccines using different technologies first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.