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US sanctions on HK, Chinese officials: Impact “may be more symbolic”

Hong Kong -- The United States recently imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and 10 officials from the territory  and China for their role in its national security law, which was passed in June. The announcement on Friday (Aug 7) condemned the...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 11, 2020

As of 8 am, August 11, 2020: World count: 19,958,036 cases, 12,158,075 recoveries, 728,612 deaths There are now a total of 19,958,036 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 5,159,740 infections, followed by Brazil (3,057,470) and India (2,215,074). There...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 10, 2020

As of 8 am, August 10, 2020: World count: 19,734,428 cases, 12,001,537 recoveries, 728,612 deaths There are now a total of 19,734,428 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 5,126,293 infections, followed by Brazil (3,035,582) and India (2,153,010). There...

Coronavirus update for August 7, 2020

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 7, 2020 As of 8 am, August 7, 2020: World count: 18,923,922 cases, 11,436,080 recoveries, 710,916 deaths There are now a total of 18,923,922 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,962,216 infections,...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 6, 2020

As of 8 am, August 6, 2020: World count: 18,635,877 cases, 11,206,409 recoveries, 702,903 deaths There are now a total of 18,635,877 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,898,839 infections, followed by Brazil (2,858,872) and India (1,908,254). There...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 5, 2020

As of 8 am, August 5, 2020: World count: 18,445,787 cases, 11,036,083 recoveries, 691,740 deaths There are now a total of 18,445,787 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,850,114 infections, followed by Brazil (2,808,076) and India (1,855,745). There...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 3, 2020

As of 8 am, August 3, 2020: World count: 17,852,451 cases, 10,598,327 recoveries, 679,794 deaths  There are now a total of 17,852,451 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,740,401 infections, followed by Brazil (2,733,677) and India (1,695,98). There have...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for July 31, 2020

As of 9 am, July 31, 2020: World count: 17,109,335 cases, 10,000,738 recoveries, 668,801 deaths Six months since the World Health Organization declared a public health emergency over the novel coronavirus, there is now a total of 17,109,335 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the...

Professor demands Bilahari Kausikan prove or retract accusations of spy recruitment of Dickson Yeo

Singapore -- Chinese-American academic Huang Jing has denied accusations from retired diplomat Bilahari Kausikan that he recruited Singaporean Dickson Yeo to spy for China. Professor Huang, who now teaches at Beijing Language and Culture University's Institute of National and Regional Studies, has said of Mr Kausikan:...

Guilty of spying for China: Singaporean faces jail of up to 10 years in US

Singaporean Yeo Jun Wei, also known as Dickson Yeo, pleaded guilty in Washington on Friday (July 24) to being an "illegal agent of a foreign power" in the United States. Yeo, 39, will be sentenced on Oct 9 and could be jailed for as...