Midday Dispatch – Corporate and Financial News

Inbound tourist trips in Malta, for the first five months of 2019 amounted to 929,979, an increase of 2.8 per cent over the same period Read more

China’s economy slows down

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since the early 1990s in the second quarter, official figures showed.

In the three months to June, the … Read more

Huawei planning extensive layoffs in the United States


Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is planning extensive layoffs in the United States as the Chinese telecoms equipment company grapples with its U.S. blacklisting, the … Read more

Midday Dispatch – Corporate and Financial News

Donald Trump has launched a stinging attack on cryptocurrencies, including Facebook’s proposed Libra coin, and warned that the social media network might be subject to … Read more

Chinese warship heads toward U.S.-Australia war games


Australian defense officials said they were tracking a Chinese surveillance ship that is expected to position itself just outside of its territorial waters to … Read more

Chinese Muslim children being separated from their families in Xinjiang


The BBC reports that China is deliberately separating Muslim children from their families, faith and language in its far western region of Xinjiang, according … Read more

Fears protests could worsen in Hong Kong as police make arrests

There is concern in Hong Kong that the situation could worsen after police arrested more than a dozen people following protests earlier this week.

Weeks … Read more

Journalists’ investigation reveals that Chinese border police are secretly installing surveillance apps on visitors’ phones

Chinese border police are secretly installing surveillance apps on the phones of visitors and downloading personal information as part of the government’s intensive scrutiny of … Read more

Protesters force their way into Hong Kong’s legislature

Update: Hong Kong police are using tear gas outside the Legco building, Verna Yu reports from the ground.

“The scene outside Legco is filled with … Read more

Photo Story: Protests continue in Hong Kong

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China and US agree to resume trade talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump on Saturday agreed to resume trade talks, following a high-stakes meeting on the sidelines of the G20 … Read more

Tension between the Vatican and China

The Vatican has told bishops and priests in China that they must follow their own consciences in deciding whether to register with the government, and … Read more

Cambodian court charges builders and site manager after deadly collapse of building over the weekend

A court in Cambodia said Tuesday that four Chinese nationals have been charged with crimes related to a building collapse that killed 28 construction workers … Read more

Cartoon – Tienamen

First published in De Volkskrant, The Netherlands, June 18, 2019

By Schot

Via Politico

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Corporate Midday Dispatch – Financial and Corporate News Roundup

Less than 15 per cent of Malta’s debt is held by non-residents, in stark contrast with the situation in other member states. Eurostat on Friday … Read more

Fresh wave of protests in Hong Kong

Several hundred people rallied in Hong Kong on Friday after the expiry of a deadline protesters set for the government to completely scrap a controversial … Read more

Chinese President arrives in North Korea for two-day visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he’s expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un … Read more

Deaths and injuries reported 6.2 Earthquake hits Southern China

A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed twelve people and injured 125, officials and news reports said.

The … Read more

Chinese President to make a state visit to North Korea this week – ‘Explosion’ minutes after announcement causes small “earthquake”

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on … Read more

Pressure continues on HK leader Carrie Lam to resign

Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s most prominent student activist, upon his release from prison has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free … Read more

Huge turnout for ‘black rally’ in Hong Kong to demand resignation of the territory’s leader


Channel News Asia reports that tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand … Read more

Messaging service Telegram the victim of a cyberattack

Messaging platform Telegram has said it was hit by a powerful cyberattack that coincided with protests this week in Hong Kong.

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov … Read more

China blocks websites, internet accounts


Chinese authorities launched a new campaign to clean up its internet, amid a fresh wave of censorship by Beijing blocking more foreign media websites … Read more

Hong Kong postpones debate of controversial bill (Updated)

UPDATED: Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong where anger at a new extradition bill has spilled over into … Read more

New deadly China-made ecstasy-like drug, feared to have spread in Britain

A new ecstasy-like drug produced in China that has been linked to at least 125 deaths is feared to have spread to Britain, the National … Read more