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Temasek’s $245 million FTX loss ’caused reputational damage’ to Singapore, says deputy prime minister Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said the state sovereign wealth fund’s investment loss of $275 million in collapsed crypto exchange FTX is “disappointing and has caused reputational damage” to the city-state. But the investment loss does not mean the governance … Read more

Huge Warning For Indian Navy In US Dossier On China After NDTV Report

China’s Djibouti base has a pier which can base aircraft carriers, submarines and warships. High-res here New Delhi: China may station aircraft carriers, large warships and submarines in its first overseas military base in Djibouti, a move that would have profound security ramifications for the Indian Navy. Details of the base feature in the US … Read more

Jiang Zemin, who guided China’s economic rise, dies

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003 and led the ruling Communist Party for … Read more

China vows to ‘resolutely crack down’ as protests continue

China threatened to “resolutely crack down” on “hostile forces” as historic protests continued overnight — including wild street battles with riot cops clad in hazmat suits. Communist Party leaders gave the ominous warning without directly mentioning the nationwide rallies, the largest show of dissent in the 33 years since protests in Tiananmen Square ended in … Read more

China COVID protests die down, but political resentment remains Protests News

Bill was standing with a group of people mostly in their 20s when a young woman started to lead the chanting. “Give me liberty, or give me death,” she shouted, her voice cracking at one point. Others followed her lead, repeating the chant, and raising sheets of blank paper, a defining symbol of the latest … Read more

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the largest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. The statement from the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission released late Tuesday comes amid a massive show … Read more

China to punish internet users for ‘liking’ posts in crackdown after zero-Covid protests

Hong Kong CNN Business — Internet users in China will soon be held liable for liking posts deemed illegal or harmful, sparking fears that the world’s second largest economy plans to control social media like never before. China’s internet watchdog is stepping up its regulation of cyberspace as authorities intensify their crackdown on online dissent … Read more

Brexit Britain trapped in the middle as US and EU go to war on trade – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — Three years after leaving the EU to chart its own course, Britain finds itself caught between two economic behemoths in a brewing transatlantic trade war. In one corner sits the United States, whose Congress in August passed the Biden administration’s much-vaunted $369 … Read more

China warns of ‘crackdown’ after weekend of widespread zero-Covid protests

China’s top security body called for a “crackdown” against “hostile forces” on Tuesday, after a weekend of protests in major cities opposing Covid lockdowns and demanding greater political freedoms. The stark warning came after security services were out in force across China following demonstrations not seen in decades, as anger over unrelenting lockdowns fueled deep-rooted … Read more

China launches 3 astronauts to new space station

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Three astronauts lifted off to China’s nearly completed space station on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the country’s long-term presence in space. It’s a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has … Read more