channelnewsasia.com
channelnewsasia.com
CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
0 reviews
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
0 reviews
RECENT ARTICLES
NO RATING
US businesses in China face uncertainty as White House bans WeChat

US businesses in China face uncertainty as White House bans WeChat

HONG KONG: As Tencent assesses how its business might be impacted by a U.S. decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become unintended casualties due to their heavy reliance on the app, experts said.U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday unveiled sweeping bans on U.S. transactions with owners of WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, which his administration has called "significant threats".It's not clear to what extent the executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, would impact WeChat's business and whether Tencent's large fleet of...

channelnewsasia.com
in 32m
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
US blacklists Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, other officials

US blacklists Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, other officials

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday (Aug 7) imposed sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, as well as the city's current and former police chiefs and eight other officials for their role in curtailing political freedoms in the territory.The sanctions were imposed under an signed last month to punish China for its moves against dissent in Hong Kong and are the latest action by his administration against Beijing in the run-up to his November re-election bid.As well as Mrs Lam, the sanctions target Hong Kong Police commissioner Chris Tang and his predecessor Stephen Lo; John...

channelnewsasia.com
in 1h
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

KARACHI, Pakistan: At least 30 people were injured in a grenade attack on a rally in Karachi on Wednesday (Aug 5), as Pakistan marked the first anniversary of India's revocation of Kashmir's semi-autonomy.The wounded were rushed to different hospitals, where one was in a critical condition, an official from the provincial health department said.“A grenade was lobbed in the rally, causing several casualties,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters.The attack was claimed by Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, a separatist outfit that has become active in the past months.In June, four...

channelnewsasia.com
2d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Singapore's dengue cases reach a record 22,403, surpassing 2013 high

Singapore's dengue cases reach a record 22,403, surpassing 2013 high

SINGAPORE: Singapore's tally of dengue cases this year reached a record 22,403 on Wednesday (Aug 5), the highest recorded in a single year.With nearly five months to go before the end of the year, the number of dengue cases has surpassed the 22,170 recorded in 2013, which was the previous largest dengue outbreak in Singapore.In all, 20 people have died from dengue this year as of Aug 2, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). The youngest victim was 25 years old, while the oldest was 92 years old.Eighteen of the victims had worked or lived in active dengue clusters. MOH declined to provide...

channelnewsasia.com
Chew Hui Min
2d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles: UN report

North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons programme and several countries believe it has "probably developed miniaturised nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles," according to a confidential UN report.The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said the countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea's past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturised nuclear devices. Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.The interim report, seen by Reuters, was submitted to...

channelnewsasia.com
4d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Microsoft talks to buy TikTok's US operations spark ire in China

Microsoft talks to buy TikTok's US operations spark ire in China

WASHINGTON: A potential shotgun wedding to Microsoft for TikTok's US operations provoked an outcry on Monday (Aug 3) on Chinese social media as well as criticism from a prominent Chinese investor in TikTok owner ByteDance.The US tech giant formally declared its interest on Sunday after President Donald Trump, who has cited national security risks posed by the Chinese-owned short video app, reversed course on a planned ban and gave the two firms 45 days to come to a deal.The proposed acquisition of parts of TikTok, which boasts 100 million US users, would offer Microsoft a rare opportunity...

channelnewsasia.com
5d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Expect 'lengthy' COVID-19 pandemic, WHO warns

Expect 'lengthy' COVID-19 pandemic, WHO warns

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Saturday (Aug 1) warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.The committee "highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic", the WHO said in a statement, and warned of the risk of "response fatigue" given the socio-economic pressures on countries.The panel for the fourth time over the coronavirus crisis, half a year on from its Jan 30 declaration of a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)...

channelnewsasia.com
6d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
More than 60 people killed by bootleg alcohol in Indian state

More than 60 people killed by bootleg alcohol in Indian state

NEW DELHI: More than 60 people have died after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in the Indian state of Punjab, officials and reports said.The victims died in three districts of the northern state and police have arrested 10 people, the officials said.Hundreds of people die every year in India from poisoned alcohol made in backstreet distilleries which sells for as little as 10 rupees (US$0.13) a litre.An official told AFP that 11 people had died in Gurdaspur district. Press Trust of India news agency and other media said Saturday the illicit booze had claimed 53 lives in neighbouring Amritsar...

channelnewsasia.com
6d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces delay to Sep 6 elections as COVID-19 cases spike

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces delay to Sep 6 elections as COVID-19 cases spike

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Friday (Jul 31) that elections for the city legislature will be postponed from Sep 6 due to a spike in coronavirus cases, dealing a major blow to the city's pro-democracy opposition. The new date has been set for Sep 5, 2021.Lam said the decision was the hardest choice she had made in the last seven months, but said it was aimed at safeguarding people's health.The decision is supported by the central government, she added.Her announcement came after 12 pro-democracy candidates were disqualified from running for perceived subversive intentions...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 31
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Russia pledges reciprocal steps after EU sanctions for alleged cyberattacks

Russia pledges reciprocal steps after EU sanctions for alleged cyberattacks

MOSCOW: Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday (Jul 31) it would respond with reciprocal measures to European Union travel and financial sanctions against a department of Russia's military intelligence service for alleged cyberattacks."Of course this unfriendly action by the EU will not be left unanswered," the ministry said in a statement, adding that the sanctions were politically-motivated. "In diplomacy everything is reciprocal."In its first-ever sanctions related to cybercrime, the EU targeted the department for special technologies of the Russian military intelligence service, known...

channelnewsasia.com
7d ago
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Nepal to reopen Everest to climbers despite rise in COVID-19 cases

Nepal to reopen Everest to climbers despite rise in COVID-19 cases

KATHMANDU: Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday (Jul 30), to boost the tourism-dependent economy despite rising coronavirus infections.Home to eight of the world’s 14 tallest mountains, Nepal shut down climbing and trekking in March to stem the novel coronavirus, which has so far infected 19,547 people and caused 52 deaths in the country of 30 million."We have reopened mountaineering and will issue climbing permits for the autumn season," tourism department official Mira Acharya said, adding that...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 31
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Pfizer says it will charge other developed countries on par with US for vaccine deals

Pfizer says it will charge other developed countries on par with US for vaccine deals

NEW YORK: Pfizer on Tuesday (Jul 28) said other developed countries would not get a lower price for its coronavirus vaccine than what it will charge the United States under a contract announced last week.The US government agreed to pay nearly US$2 billion to buy enough of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and German biotech BioNTech SE to inoculate 50 million people at a price of US$39 for a two-dose treatment course.That deal likely set a global benchmark for vaccines at about the same price as a seasonal flu shot and could pressure other vaccine makers to set similar...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 28
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Thai students rally over gender rights, uniforms and haircut rules

Thai students rally over gender rights, uniforms and haircut rules

BANGKOK: Dozens of students rallied in Thailand on Wednesday (Jul 29) to demand from the government greater gender rights and an end to what they called outdated curriculum and discriminatory rules on uniforms and haircuts.Onlookers in Bangkok cheered and applauded as students of mixed ages carrying placards and banners and rainbow flags, fans and umbrellas marched to the education ministry in protest at a school system they said was far behind the times. The group included secondary school pupils and some older students.They took aim in particular at rules that prescribe specific hair...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 29
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Thai LGBT activists raise pride flag in rally

Thai LGBT activists raise pride flag in rally

BANGKOK: Hundreds of Thai LGBT activists and allies raised rainbow flags on Saturday (Jul 25) evening as they called for democracy and equal rights, the latest in a series of youth protests calling for the government to step down.Several youth-led demonstrations have sprung up across the country since last week, when thousands of Thai activists defied a coronavirus ban on gatherings and staged one of the largest street rallies since a 2014 military coup.The activists on Saturday danced and sang and performed stand-up comedy sketches making jabs at the government of Prime Minister Prayuth...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 26
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
UK to unveil obesity plan after PM Boris Johnson's near-death experience

UK to unveil obesity plan after PM Boris Johnson's near-death experience

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to roll out a £10 million (US$12.8 million) anti-obesity campaign, including junk food advert bans, following his own brush with death that he partly blamed on his weight.Johnson will announce his "Better Health" campaign on Monday (Jul 27), which is expected to include encouraging doctors to issue "cycling prescriptions" for overweight patients, more segregated cycling lanes and a ban on junk food television ads before 9pm, according to British media reports."COVID-19 has given us all a wake-up call of the immediate and long-term risks of...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 26
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Vietnam bus crash kills 13 on high school reunion trip

Vietnam bus crash kills 13 on high school reunion trip

HANOI: A high school reunion trip in Vietnam took a fatal turn on Sunday (Jul 26) when a bus carrying the alumni crashed and flipped over at a bend on the highway, killing more than a dozen passengers.The nearly 40 passengers on the bus were classmates from Dong Hoi High School who were travelling to visit the area in central Quang Binh province for the 30th anniversary of their graduation.But the driver lost control on a sharp turn on the highway, said state media.At least 13 people were killed, and many more injured."People on the coach said that when the coach was travelling down the...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 26
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
HSBC denies Chinese media reports that it 'framed' Huawei

HSBC denies Chinese media reports that it 'framed' Huawei

BEIJING: HSBC on Saturday (Jul 25) denied Chinese media reports that it had "framed" Huawei Technologies and played a role in the arrest of the chief financial officer (CFO) of the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker.In a statement posted on the bank's Chinese WeChat messaging service account, the London-headquartered lender said it did not participate in the decision of the US Department of Justice to investigate Huawei.The HSBC statement comes a day after China's official People's Daily newspaper published a report accusing HSBC of being an accomplice of the United States and lying...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 25
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
How a Singaporean man went from NUS PhD student to working for Chinese intelligence in the US

How a Singaporean man went from NUS PhD student to working for Chinese intelligence in the US

SINGAPORE: A National University of Singapore (NUS) PhD student who went to Beijing to give a presentation on politics was recruited by Chinese intelligence operatives and went on to work for them, collecting sensitive information about the US military and government.Singaporean Yeo Jun Wei Dickson to using a fake consultancy business in the United States as a front to collect sensitive US information for Chinese intelligence. He entered his plea in federal court in Washington to one charge of operating illegally as a foreign agent.In his plea, Yeo admitted to working between 2015 and 2019...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 25
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Young Thais call for government to resign in night protest

Young Thais call for government to resign in night protest

BANGKOK: Holding up messages on their tablets and waving their cellphone torches, hundreds of young protesters rallied on Thursday (Jul 23) to demand the Thai government resigns and dissolves parliament, defying a COVID-19 ban on gatherings.A network of student groups called Free Youth joined forces on the outskirts of Bangkok, voicing a raft of complaints against the year-old civilian government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former army chief who ousted an elected government six years ago."We are here to call for a new constitution. Because the current constitution doesn't support...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 24
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Passengers injured after US fighter jet intercepts Iranian commercial plane over Syrian airspace

Passengers injured after US fighter jet intercepts Iranian commercial plane over Syrian airspace

TEHRAN: Several passengers on an Iranian airline were injured on Thursday over Syria after the pilot changed altitude to avoid collision with a US fighter jet, according to Iranian media, but the US military said its F-15 was at a safe distance.The Iranian plane, belonging to Mahan Air, was heading from Tehran to Beirut when the pilot staged a safety maneuver, in an incident that Iran's Foreign Ministry said would be investigated.Tensions have spiked between Tehran and Washington since 2018, when US President Donald Trump exited Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six powers and reimposed...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 24
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Singaporean pleads guilty in US to working for Chinese intelligence

Singaporean pleads guilty in US to working for Chinese intelligence

WASHINGTON: A Singaporean pleaded guilty Friday (Jul 24) to using his political consultancy in the United States as a front to collect information for Chinese intelligence, the US Justice Department said.Yeo Jun Wei, also known as Dickson Yeo, entered his plea in federal court in Washington to one charge of operating illegally as a foreign agent.In the plea, Yeo admitted to working between 2015 and 2019 for Chinese intelligence "to spot and assess Americans with access to valuable non-public information, including US military and government employees with high-level security clearances".It...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 25
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

BEIJING: China said Friday (Jul 24) it had revoked the license for the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu, days after Washington ordered the .The tit-for-tat move is a "legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable measures by the United States", the foreign ministry said in a statement."The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China informed the US Embassy in China of its decision to withdraw its consent for the establishment and operation of the US Consulate General in Chengdu. "The ministry also made specific requirements on the ceasing of all operations and events by the...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 24
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
COVID-19: Face masks compulsory in Malaysia's crowded public spaces, transportation from Aug 1

COVID-19: Face masks compulsory in Malaysia's crowded public spaces, transportation from Aug 1

KUALA LUMPUR: The wearing of face masks in crowded public spaces and on public transportation will be made compulsory starting Aug 1, said Malaysian Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Thursday (Jul 23).Those not wearing masks may face a RM 1,000 (US$235) fine, he said during a media conference on developments concerning the Recovery Movement Control Order in Parliament. Mr Ismail Sabri said the decision was made after taking into account the emergence of new clusters. He said that for now, the ruling will only be enforced on public transportation such as Light Rail Transit (LRT)...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 23
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Nvidia expresses interest in SoftBank's chip company Arm Holdings: Report

Nvidia expresses interest in SoftBank's chip company Arm Holdings: Report

SANTA CLARA, Califorinia: SoftBank Group's chip company Arm Holdings has gathered takeover interest from Nvidia, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday (Jul 22), citing people familiar with the matter.Nvidia and SoftBank did not immediately respond to requests for comment, while Arm declined to comment on the report.SoftBank, which acquired Arm for US$32 billion in 2016, is exploring options including a full or partial sale or a public offering of the British chip designer, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.Last month, the Japanese conglomerate unveiled a series of transactions to...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 23
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
NO RATING
Moderna, Merck say they will not limit price of COVID-19 vaccines to company cost

Moderna, Merck say they will not limit price of COVID-19 vaccines to company cost

REUTERS: Moderna Inc and Merck & Co on Tuesday (Jul 21) told a US Congressional panel that they expect to profit from their coronavirus vaccines once approved, amid concerns the vaccines may not be accessible to all."We will not be selling our vaccine at cost, although it is premature for us as we're a long way from understanding the cost-basis," Julie Gerberding, chief patient officer for Merck, told the House of Representatives subcommittee on oversight and investigations in a virtual, off-site hearing.Merck's has yet to begin human studies of its experimental vaccine, lagging the leading...

channelnewsasia.com
Jul 22
Worthy
Share
Save
Give Tip
Review
AUTHORS
Jalelah Abu Baker

Jalelah Abu Baker

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
CNA Lifestyle

CNA Lifestyle

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Aqil Haziq Mahmud

Aqil Haziq Mahmud

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Davina Tham

Davina Tham

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Michael Yong

Michael Yong

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Jack Board

Jack Board

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Lydia Lam

Lydia Lam

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Matthew Mohan

Matthew Mohan

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating
Chew Hui Min

Chew Hui Min

CRITIC
N/A
No Rating
PUBLIC
N/A
No Rating