Shenzhen Open: Simona Halep stuns Katerina Siniakova to clinch 16th WTA title

Shenzhen Open: Simona Halep stuns Katerina Siniakova to clinch 16th WTA title

Romanian Simona Halep poses with the trophy after beating Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova in Shenzhen on Saturday. PIC/AFP World No.1 Simona Halep fired a warning to her Australian Open rivals on Saturday, beating Katerina Siniakova in three sets to win the Shenzhen Open. The Romanian saw off the reigning champion from the Czech Republic 6-1, […]

US Approves $1.42 billion Arms Deal for Taiwan

US Approves $1.42 billion Arms Deal for Taiwan

The United States will sell Taiwan approximately $1.42 billion in arms, which the Trump administration detailed to Congress on Thursday, said a Department of State spokesperson. “The administration had formally notified Congress of seven proposed defense sales for Taiwan. It’s now valued about $1.42 billion,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters, according to the Reuters news […]

Baptist University student cuts short Guangzhou internship due to phone threats

Baptist University student cuts short Guangzhou internship due to phone threats

A Chinese medicine student who took part in a recent protest against a Mandarin graduation requirement at Baptist University was forced to cut short his internship at a mainland hospital after staff received calls threatening his personal safety. Andrew Chan Lok-hang, a fifth-year student who arrived in Guangzhou on Saturday for a one-year internship at […]

Hong Kong, Singapore to Collaborate on DLT Trade Finance Platform

Hong Kong, Singapore to Collaborate on DLT Trade Finance Platform

Hong Kong’s banking regulator and de facto central bank has announced a new collaboration with Singapore aimed to digitize trade finance using distributed ledger technology (DLT). Making the announcement today at a fintech event, the CEO of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Norman Chan Tak-lam, said the joint project with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) […]

Air China suspends flights between Beijing, Pyongyang

Air China has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programmes. An official in the company’s Beijing-based press office, who did not give his full name, said on Wednesday that flights were suspended because “business was […]