Bureaucrats increasingly judged on what they do after work

For Chinese bureaucrats, getting a promotion isn’t just tied to their performance on the job - it’s increasingly about how well they behave in their leisure time.

Amazon to shut down part of its Chinese e-commerce business

In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to

Korea tensions | North says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

North Korea said yesterday that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded

Mongolia | Genghis Khan’s biggest fan is testing democracy

It’s hard to escape Genghis Khan in Mongolia. The 13th century conqueror has donated his name to the capital’s airport, a hotel, a central

UK | Monty Python celebrate ‘Life of Brian,’ honor ailing Jones

Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic “Life of Brian” are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones.

Offbeat | Gambler sets another one-day winnings record on ‘Jeopardy!’

A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on “Jeopardy!” James Holzhauer won USD131,127 during a show aired yesterday , breaking

This Day in History | 1956 Prince Rainier marries Grace Kelly

Prince Rainier III of Monaco has married the American film actress Grace Kelly. The religious ceremony follows yesterday’s civil ceremony held in the throne room in the

Opinion | Juventus’ failure linked to Italy’s ‘catenaccio’ past

Nearly 70 years after the tactic was invented, Italian clubs are still struggling to shed their “catenaccio” past. Juventus has come in for harsh criticism over its

Football | Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

MAN CITY 4, TOTTENHAM 3 More than two minutes into stoppage time, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling slid across the field and puffed his chest

World briefs

GENETICS Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited

The Buzz | ‘Giant lion’ fossil found in Kenya museum drawer

A new species of giant mammal has been identified after researchers investigated bones that had been kept for decades in a Kenyan museum drawer, BBC reported.

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren yesterday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a

Bizcuits | Mass confusion

Las Vegas Sands Ltd released their first quarter results after share markets closed in the US Wednesday. Industry media writers and analysts offer us interesting insight and some

Lambert & Lambert | A spy story

  * Movies: Little * Books: The Risk of Us by Rachel Howard * Music: I Like It Down Here by Will Kimbrough * Food: A Touch of Zen     DOWNLOAD

‘Little’ heralds big-time arrival of Marsai Martin

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in “True Grit,” we’ve been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. To name just a few: Anya Taylor-Joy

Gorgeous novel explores adopting a foster child

With breathtaking brevity, Rachel Howard’s debut novel, “The Risk of Us,” illuminates the joys, challenges, fears and frustrations of adopting a foster child. And while she delves

Songs are the stars as Will Kimbrough focuses on South

Given the opportunity to showboat, a masterful guitarist using Kickstarter to finance an album might be expected to let ‘er rip on the record. Not Will

Exclusive | Mysterious operative haunted Kaspersky critics

Keir Giles’ first thought was that the man’s cheap-looking suit didn’t seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the

Taste of Edesia | A Touch of Zen

On a side street just steps away from the Regency Art Hotel in Taipa, Zen by Maquette is a beautiful small cafe located among colorful buildings. Those

Friday, April 19, 2019 – edition no. 3274

* Chui: All ready for gaming tender by 2022 * Seeking justice at the Legislative Assembly * Now: installing cameras in taxis is illegal * Monty Python celebrate ‘Life of Brian’   DOWNLOAD

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