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China's central bank chief urges IMF to open cash floodgate to fight pandemic

16 Jul 2020

HONG KONG China's top central banker has urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to issue hundreds of billions of dollars of liquidity to its 189 member countries through a general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) despite U.S. objections.

China passes sweeping Hong Kong security law, heralding authoritarian era

01 Jul 2020

HONG KONG/BEIJING Beijing on Tuesday unveiled new national security laws for Hong Kong that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison, heralding a more authoritarian era for China's freest city. | Video

Hong Kong security law paves way for more authoritarian era

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Beijing unveiled sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, symbolically asserting its authority over the city just an hour before the 23rd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong security law paves way for more authoritarian era

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG Beijing unveiled sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, symbolically asserting its authority over the city just an hour before the 23rd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

UPDATE 2-Hong Kong security law paves way for more authoritarian era

30 Jun 2020

HONG KONG, July 1 Beijing unveiled sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, symbolically asserting its authority over the city just an hour before the 23rd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

Taiwan president wins landslide victory in stark rebuke to China

11 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Taiwanese re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen by a landslide on Saturday in a stern rebuke that could fuel further tension with China, which has tried military threats and economic inducements to get the island to accept its rule. | Video

Envy and solidarity from Hong Kong activists as democratic Taiwan prepares to vote

10 Jan 2020

TAIPEI Hong Kong activists and budding pro-democracy politicians have flocked to Taiwan to observe its elections, aiming to bolster exchanges and galvanize an alliance against China's influence.

China's Beijing Kunlun to revisit Grindr IPO

30 Jul 2019

HONG KONG/NEW YORK Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday it would revive plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of popular gay dating app Grindr Inc, after a U.S. national security panel dropped its opposition to the plan.

China considers U.S. rare earth export curbs: Global Times editor

28 May 2019

HONG KONG/BEIJING Beijing is "seriously considering" restricting exports to the United States of rare earths, 17 chemical elements used in high-tech consumer electronics and military equipment, the editor in chief of China's Global Times said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong's NWS Holdings to buy FTLife Insurance for $2.8 billion

28 Dec 2018

HONG KONG Hong Kong's NWS Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy FTLife Insurance Co Ltd for HK$21.5 billion ($2.8 billion) from Chinese financial holding firm JD Group, in the biggest-ever insurance acquisition deal in the Asian financial hub.

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