China 

China should continue using food imports as chip in US trade talks, says former leading agriculture negotiator

China should diversify its imports to secure the food supply for its 1.4 billion people, but should continue to use purchases of US farm products as a “countermeasure” in the trade negotiations, according to a former leading agriculture negotiator.Cheng Guoqiang, who was part of China’s agriculture negotiations team that led to the country joining the World Organisation in 2001, joins a chorus of voices who say that Beijing should never compromise on food security in trade talks with Washington… Source link

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese handicraft-makers display goods at UK’s leading international design-led event – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Trần Ngọc An (third of left), Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK, visits a Vietnamese booth displaying products made of bamboo at the Top Drawer fair held in London from September 8-10. VNS Photos Bồ Xuân Hiệp LONDON — As many as 20 leading Vietnamese manufacturers of handicrafts and fashion accessories for the first time are showcasing their products at one of UK’s leading international design-led events held in London from September 8-10. Vietnamese goods displayed at the Top Drawer fair include a wide range of indoor furniture, handicrafts and interior furnishing and accessories, among other products.…

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Global 

US must concede final 20 per cent to agree trade war deal with China, leading Chinese expert says

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump could reach a deal to end the ongoing trade war by their next scheduled meeting in November, but only if Washington is able to drop the final 20 per cent of American demands currently on the table which are impossible for Being to agree to, according to a leading Chinese expert.China has already agreed to 80 per cent of demands for a trade deal, but the final portion of Washington’s demands are seen by Beijing as an infringement on… Source link

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Investors are leading the climate change charge towards zero emissions and cleaner fuels while governments lag behind

After Donald Trump’s election as president in November 2016, Columbia Law School’s “Silencing Science Tracker” began compiling reports of federal, state, and local government efforts to suppress scientific research, and has documented hundreds of such incidents, largely the suppression of information about climate change. Photo: Greenpeace Source link

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‘Brexit fatigue’ spurs buying and selling of London homes, leading to asking prices posting their first annual increase in two years

Asking prices for London homes showed their first annual increase since 2017 this month, as the Brexit-battered market started to show signs of life.New seller prices were up 1.3 per cent from a year earlier, property website Rightmove Plc said in a report published Monday. They eased just 0.1 per cent on the month, the smallest decline for any August since 2006.Rightmove said a shortage of supply is helping to underpin prices, with the number of new sellers down almost 11 per cent on the year… Source link

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Central needs upgrades to foster better connectivity for both people and cars, even as Admiralty takes over as leading hub

During Hong Kong’s early colonial period, Central was the centre of the city’s administration. One of the lasting legacies of 150 years of British rule is that Central remains Hong Kong’s financial hub, containing not only the headquarters of all the city’s leading banks, but also its financial regulatory authorities – the Monetary Authority, the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong stock exchange.But all cities change over time. Following completion of the Shatin-Central Link… Source link

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam plans to become leading digital economy in ASEAN by 2030 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Việt Nam will become the leading digital country and economy in the ASEAN region by 2030. — Photo cafebiz.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will become the leading digital country and economy in the ASEAN region by 2030 and allow testing of new technologies in the digital economy. This is one of the proposals in a draft project on national digital transformation by the Authority of Information Technology Application (AITA) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). The ministry assigned AITA to develop the project and submit it…

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New York takes back its crown as the world’s leading IPO hub in first half

New York looks to be taking back its title as the world’s top IPO market, as Hong Kong slipped to third place for the first half of the year after missing out on some blockbusters.According to data from Dealogic and EY, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq have attracted a total of 118 listings so far this year, raising a combined US$33.6 billion.Hong Kong has raised just US$8.9 billion during the first six months of the year. Last year the city’s bourse had replaced New York as the top…

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Singapore 

$40m kitty set up for 5G trials to fuel Singapore’s goal of leading in digital economy, Digital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A $40 million kitty has been set up to accelerate the development of next-frontier 5G applications to support Singapore’s ambition to lead in the global digital economy. One of the key uses of 5G here is in smart port management, where an operator can remotely control driverless cranes and trucks to load and unload containers, or remotely inspect machines using driverless drones. Port operator PSA International has appointed Singtel and M1 to conduct trials for this purpose, and the telcos are the first to have received a grant…

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China 

China’s leading scientists advised to keep a low profile in their work as US steps up pressure on tech firms

The top economic aide to China’s President Xi Jinping has told researchers at the country’s leading scientific institution to keep a “low profile”and stay down to earth.The comments by Vice-Premier Liu He were published on the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Monday but Friday’s visit was not reported in state media.His visit came amid a deepening “technology war” with Washington restricting exports of key components to China while Beijing blamed the US for trying to impede… Source link

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