Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000

Talk about your yard sale finds. A small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said yesterday . Microsoft said that a “highly skilled and sophisticated” state-sponsored group

Covid-19 | AstraZeneca’s vaccine arrives in Taiwan

The first batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Taiwan. Taiwan has signed contracts securing 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, 5.05 million doses of the Moderna vaccine and

Covid-19 | Chinese vaccines sweep much of the world, despite concerns

The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a day

Beijing said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a nuclear attack,

Economy | Manufacturing weakens for third month in February

China’s manufacturing recovery weakened for a third month in February as exports and new orders declined, according to two surveys released yesterday. A monthly purchasing managers’ index issued by a prominent

Hong Kong | Pro-democracy activists brought to court

Hong Kong police yesterday brought 47 pro-democracy activists to court on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the national security law imposed on the city by Beijing last year. The

Regulator: China not ready to let Boeing 737 Max fly again

China isn’t ready to join the United States in approving Boeing’s 737 Max to return to flying following a two-year grounding prompted by a pair of fatal crashes, a regulator

Hong Kong | Police charges 47 opposition activists under security law

Hong Kong police charged dozens of opposition activists including Joshua Wong with violating the city’s national security law, taking formal action against them less than a week before China’s highest-profile

US signals it will implement rule curbing China tech threats

The U.S. signaled it currently intends to go ahead with a Trump administration-proposed rule to secure the information-technology supply chain next month, a move that gives the Department of Commerce

China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his

Beijing says Biden bid to shift US supply chains unrealistic

China dismissed efforts to shift U.S. supply chains toward alternative sources as unrealistic, hitting back hours after President Joe Biden signed an order to review how America buys strategic goods. Chinese

UK sanctuary offer for Hong Kong activists is great if you can afford it

In August 2019, Sophia’s hip was broken in clashes with Hong Kong police during a protest against China’s encroaching control over the city. In December that year she was beaten

Hong Kong to spend HKD120B to stabilize virus-ravaged economy

Hong Kong will introduce 120 billion Hong Kong dollars ($15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards economic growth

China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the red planet in the coming months. The China National Space

Official calls for ‘joint efforts’ in China-US trade

China’s commerce minister appealed to Washington for “joint efforts” to revive trade but gave no indication yesterday when tariff war talks might resume or whether Beijing might offer concessions. “Cooperation is

Iran nuclear issue at ‘critical point’: Beijing

Developments surrounding Iran’s nuclear program are at a “critical point” and lifting sanctions on the country is key to breaking the deadlock, China’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments

Government launches operation to capture fugitive grafters

China yesterday launched its anti-corruption operation for this year to capture fugitive graft suspects overseas and recover their illicit assets, Xinhua has reported. Codenamed “Sky Net 2021,” the operation will focus

China says Japan-US security treaty a product of Cold War

China yesterday called the Japan-U.S. mutual security pact a product of the Cold War following U.S. criticism of the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in Japanese-claimed territorial waters over

‘Don’t worry, come forward’: Asian nations get first shots

Many nations in the Asia-Pacific region are rolling out the first shots for COVID-19 this week. Here's a look at major developments: SOUTH KOREA South Korea's top infectious disease experts warned that vaccines

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