“Fight on!”: Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai released in Hong Kong

In images broadcast live on Facebook by his own reporters, he told staff to continue filing the kind of unvarnished dispatches that have infuriated China and pro-Beijing politicians in Hong Kong.

Is War in the Air? US Anti-China Bellicosity May Push the World Over the Edge, Prof Warns

“China certainly doesn’t want a war”, Hu writes. “My suggestion is that under no circumstances should the Chinese military fire the first shot. But I am confident that China will be well prepared to fire a second shot as a response to the first shot. On core interests, China will not back off”. The topic […]

Investors in talks with firms to diversify China exposure in supply chain, funding

supply chain or fundraising, four people aware of these discussions told ET.“This sentiment against China is not a gimmick, it’s here to stay,” said a venture capitalist at a toptier fund based in Bengaluru.For consumer brands and electric mobility startups, this would largely mean finding alternative supply chain channels in India for manufacturing components and […]

Feature: Painting the mountains green in NW China’s Gansu

Besides, with the help of irrigation projects and scientific plantation, the survival rate of saplings has gradually improved. But Wang never lowered down his guard, especially during fire seasons in winter and spring. “A fire could burn down an entire forest within a few minutes and ruin years of hard work,” he said.

The Latest: Most of Singapore foreign labor cleared of COVID

Authorities have ordered mask wearing in public settings, restrictions on indoor dining and other social distancing measures in a bid to stem its latest outbreak. Those measures appear to have been successful in bringing numbers down from the more than 100 new daily cases reported at the end of last month.

Shares mostly lower in Asia after retreat on Wall Street

The Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 22,821.28, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged 0.2% lower to 24,841.00. In South Korea, the Kospi slipped 0.1%, to 2,417.12. The Shanghai Composite index lost 53 points to 3,287.13. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.5% to 6,110.70.

India supera los 2,3 millones de contagios de coronavirus

El primer ministro, Narendra Modi, tuvo el martes una videoconferencia con los principales cargos electos de 10 estados que, juntos, registran el 80% del total de casos del país. En la reunión, Modi instó a los mandatarios a aplicar de forma rigurosa las estrategias de contención, vigilancia y rastreo de contactos para reducir la tasa […]

‘Respect science’ and ‘hard work’ enable Chinese to control epidemic: The New Yorker

NEW YORK — “Respect science” and “hard work” are two core values conveyed by Chinese education. These values, together with the effective guidance of the government, enabled the Chinese people to win the war against the epidemic, according to an article published Monday on The New Yorker.

Column: How herding and inertia cork volatility in perilous time

The net effect, Barth reckoned, is lower average volatility with more frequent but temporary spikes; negative term premia in bond markets along with rising equity risk premia; a vanishing ability to generate benchmark-beating – or “alpha” – returns; and a shift toward private assets and venture capital while handing more liquid portfolios to passive or […]

All of the shops that have gone into administration since the coronavirus lockdown

Phil Reynolds, joint administrator and partner at FRP, said: “The Covid-19 lockdown has put incredible pressure on businesses across the leisure sector, so it has been important to work as quickly and as decisively as possible in an extremely challenging business environment to secure a sale which ensures the future of the Carluccio’s brand in […]