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Tencent wins approval to distribute Nintendo Switch video game in China

China’s biggest game publisher Tencent Holdings has received approval to distribute a Nintendo Switch game on the mainland, paving the way for the Japanese video game maker to bring its latest console to the world’s biggest gaming market.Tencent has been given permission to distribute Nintendo’s “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” game, according to an announcement on the website of Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism on Thursday.Nintendo has submitted a request to the Chinese… Source link

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Soho China wins libel case against Chinese blogger for claiming that its Zaha Hadid-designed Wangjing project is bad feng shui

Pan Shiyi, the founder of Soho China and an outspoken property developer with 20 million followers on his blog posts, has won a libel suit against a Chinese blogger who alleged that the bad feng shui in one of Soho’s projects is bad for tenants.Zhuhai Shengun Internet Technology, which operates a blog called “S. Shengunju. S”, was ordered by the Beijing Chaoyang District Court to apologise to Pan, and pay Soho 200,000 yuan (US$29,800) in compensation. The blog wrote that Pan’s Wangjing Soho… Source link

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SCMP wins Citi’s 2019 Journalistic Award with story about Sichuan’s cockroach farm, complete with swallowing a deep-fried insect

South China Morning Post has won Citi’s 2019 Journalistic Excellence Award with its story about a facility in Sichuan province that farms 6 billion cockroaches for medicinal and environmental use. Liu Yujing’s article, first published in June 2018, involved a visit to Xichang, where the insects are being bred in a two-storey building to be turned into ulcer-curing drugs. Six tonnes of cockroaches are killed with heat, and their extracts turned into 600,000 bottles of healing potion every day… Source link

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VIB wins two international digital banking awards – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  MyVIB mobile banking application. — VNS Photo HÀ NỘI  — Vietnam International Bank (VIB) has won two international digital banking awards from The Asset, making it the first bank in Việt Nam to receive the awards for three consecutive years.   The awards aim to honour finance institutions and technology companies that achieve outstanding results in developing and applying digital technology in the Asia Pacific region (including Japan and Australia). The Asset is a widely recognised business news and research organisation, delivering authoritative, unbiased and independent coverage on Asia’s financial industry. Since its launch…

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Hong Kong stock exchange wins ‘collaboration’ pledge as securities chiefs meet in Beijing

Hong Kong’s newly-appointed securities regulator on Tuesday vowed to work more closely with his mainland Chinese counterpart following their first meeting, as the city’s bourse seeks to attract mainland capital and companies to strengthen its global influence.Tim Lui Tim-leung, who became the chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in October, visited the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) in Beijing and met with chairman Yi Huiman for the first time on Monday, during… Source link

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Bảo Việt wins Asia’s most transparent report award – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Bao Viet Holdings has won Asia’s Most Transparent Report award presented by CSRWorks International. – VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Bảo Việt Holdings, a Vietnamese financial and insurance service group, has been honoured as the firm with the most transparent financial report in Asia by the Singapore-based sustainability services provider CSRWorks International. Among the 17 categories of the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2018 (ASRA), Bảo Việt’s report was nominated in four categories – Asia’s Best Sustainability Report (Stand-alone), Asia’s Most Transparent Report, Asia’s Best Materiality Reporting…

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Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper which alleged he helped bribe UN official

A Chinese-Australian billionaire businessman on Friday won a high-profile defamation case against a newspaper that alleged he was co-conspirator in a plot to bribe a top United Nations official, amid fears of Beijing meddling in domestic politics.Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, was ordered to pay Chau Chak Wing A$280,000 (US$199,000) in damages after a judge at the Federal Court of Australia ruled that the 2015 article was defamatory.“The natural and ordinary meaning of… Source link

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Sun Hung Kai Properties wins Tai Po land parcel at auction for HK$6.31 billion

Sun Hung Kai Properties won a residential parcel in Tai Po for a higher-than-expected HK$6.31 billion (US$804 million) on Friday, its second successful government land tender in a month. The price translates to HK$6,646 per square foot, 69 per cent higher than the previous site in the area which sold for HK$3,932 per square foot in 2016 to Sino Land but still 8.8 per cent lower than the peak of HK$7,284 per square foot paid by Sino Land in 2009 for the site now home to Mayfair by The Sea…

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Veggie ‘meat’ start-up backed by Nasa wins financing from tech moguls and Silicon Valley climate fund

A Chicago-based biotechnology company working with Nasa to develop a new form of plant-based protein fit for supporting space exploration has received US$33 million from venture capital firms, including an energy tech fund backed by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Jeff Bezos. The funding will support the development and commercialisation of the animal protein alternative, according to Sustainable Bioproducts co-founder and chief executive Thomas Jonas. The climate-friendly protein is a product of research into extremophile organisms that live in Yellowstone National Park’s volcanic springs. “That work led to the development…

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MP Sun Xueling’s fire safety video narrated in fluent Hokkien wins praise, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A two-minute Facebook video on fire safety tips by MP Sun Xueling has been receiving praise after she posted it on Thursday (Jan 31). In the video, the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and National Development gives fire safety tips to prevent home fires – in fluent Hokkien. The video focuses on three messages – not to stand too close to the stove when cooking, not to leave cooking unattended and to ensure there are no smoldering embers before disposing of lighted materials. Online comments praised her…

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