Hackers offer data on 1 billion Chinese after alleged leak

Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history. In a post on the online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to sell nearly … Read more

Chinese-Canadian tycoon who vanished set for trial, embassy says

Billionaire Xiao Jianhua went missing in Hong Kong in 2017. Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua, who went missing in Hong Kong five years ago, was due to go on trial in China on Monday, the Canadian embassy in Beijing said. China-born Xiao, known to have links to China’s Communist Party elite, has not been seen in … Read more

What’s in store for the Philippines after Marcos’ win?

Video Duration 24 minutes 50 seconds 24:50 From: Inside Story Ferdinand Marcos Jr. won the presidency more than 30 years after his father was pushed from power. Ferdinand Marcos Junior has been inaugurated as president of the Philippines. His father was the controversial leader Ferdinand Marcos Senior, who was forced out of office in a … Read more

Asia’s manufacturing slows, adding to global recession fears

Factory activity slows or declines in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan amid supply disruptions and rising costs. Asia’s manufacturing activity stalled in June as many companies were hit by supply disruptions caused by China’s strict COVID-19 lockdowns, while sharp economic slowdown risks in Europe and the United States reinforced fears of a global recession. While … Read more

As China tightens grip, Hong Kong’s luster as ‘world city’ dims

Hong Kong, China – German entrepreneur Joseph loved his life in Hong Kong. When not tending to his logistics company, he would enjoy strolls along the waterfront promenade, weekend brunches in the upscale Soho district and foot and back massages to relieve the daily stresses of life. But less than two years after setting up … Read more

China’s factory, services activity rebounds after decline

Official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rises in June after sliding during previous three months. China’s factory activity snapped three months of decline in June, as authorities lifted a strict lockdown in Shanghai, buoying growth in production and new orders, while a rebound in the services sector pressed on. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) … Read more

China’s President Xi to visit Hong Kong for anniversary

Xi will attend several events including the inauguration of Hong Kong’s next leader on Friday, deputy police chief has said. Hong Kong police have confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the city this week for the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule. Xi will attend several official events … Read more

ICC prosecutor to reopen Philippines ‘drug war’ investigation

At least 6,117 suspected drug dealers were killed in police encounters up to April 2021, according to government data. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said he would seek to reopen an investigation into killings and other suspected human rights abuses during former Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs”. According to … Read more