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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): Solar photovoltaic system specialist Solarvest Holdings Bhd has entered into an underwriting agreement with M&A Securities Sdn Bhd in conjunction with the initial public offerin...
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 21): The mechanism for targeted petrol subsidies for the bottom 40% income group will be announced in two weeks, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin N...
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HONG Kong actress Sharla Cheung is the latest celebrity to publicly voice her support for China following rumours alleging that she is a part of a movement pushing for Hong Kong independence, China Press reported.
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SYDNEY, Aug 21 — Asian shares fell today as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with US President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade wa...
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SYDNEY: Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his trade war with China.
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SYDNEY (Aug 21): Asian shares fell on Wednesday as fresh worries about a global recession led investors to dump risky assets, with U.S. President Donald Trump showing no signs of backing down in his t...
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PUTRAJAYA: The targeted fuel subsidy for RON95 petrol will be announced in two weeks after the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry finalises the details, says Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades.
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SINGAPORE is "very important in terms of the pipeline driving innovation", said Micron president and chief executive officer Sanjay Mehrotra, with reference to the talent needed to drive the Smart Man...
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Its existence has been rumoured for quite some time and has finally been confirmed by the company a few days ago.
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Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail PUTRAJAYA: The mechanism for targeted petrol subsidy for the B40 (lower income) group would be announced in two weeks, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs M...
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PUTRAJAYA: The mechanism for targeted petrol subsidy for the B40 (lower income) group will be announced in two weeks, according to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nas...
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PETALING JAYA: The United States cannot use Hong Kong as a bargaining chip in the current US-China trade negotiations as it will not be able to influence Beijing's decision, according to China's Global Times.
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PETALING JAYA: Kronologi Asia Bhd’s net profit rose 12.47% to RM5.06mil on the back of a 28.78% jump in revenue to RM52.07mil for its second quarter ended June 30.This was achieved through a combination of higher contributions from Hong Kong, Taiwan and India operations, and a maiden contribution from the recent Sandz Solutions acquisition.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia was the only market among the regional Asian markets to end in the red on Monday on continued foreign fund selling despite a firmer economic outlook.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Kronologi Asia Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 rose 12.7% year-on-year to RM5.06 million from RM4.5 million on the back of higher contribution from H...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Orders from Apple Inc have been a boon to semiconductor players, due to the popularity of the company’s iPhone over the last decade, but with the declining sales of the smartphone, inv...
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Liew (seated at centre), flanked by Bishop John (on her left) and William, with members of the organising committee.
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A GRANDMOTHER in Thailand’s Udon Thani province called the police when her grandson refused to wake up for school, China Press reported.
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KUCHING: The Malaysian Pepper Board (MPB) is rebranding dozens of downstream value-added pepper products to boost domestic sales and penetrate export markets.
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Young people in Southeast Asia (SEA) face a relentless challenge to upgrade their skills as technology disrupts job markets, according to research released yesterday by the World Economic Forum and S...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): West Asian, Central Asian, African and ASEAN countries are seen as the best prospects for Malaysian exporters to expand their markets, as they bear the brunt of global trade slo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — West Asian, Central Asian, African and Asean countries are seen as the best prospects for Malaysian exporters to expand their markets, as they bear the brunt of global trade s...
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Indonesian food and beverage chain Goola received its first institutional funding of US$5 million from local venture capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures.
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Are Malaysians friendly? I do think we are quite friendly but now all of us should believe we are very friendly.
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PETALING JAYA: Keep on smiling, Malaysians. Kuala Lumpur emerged as the second friendliest city in the world, according to Big 7 Travel.
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Chinese social media users directed their fury at online retailer Amazon.com today, after discovering T-shirts on its website sporting slogans that support anti-government protesters in Hong Kong.
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TAIPEI, Aug 13 — Taiwan’s Foxconn, which makes smartphones for Apple and other brands, reported a 2.5 per cent fall in quarterly profit today, a slightly smaller decline than analysts’ expected.
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BEIJING, Aug 13 — Austrian jewellery company Swarovski apologised today for “hurting the feelings” of Chinese people after calling Hong Kong a separate country on its website, becoming the lates...
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After spotting the Xperia 1 on SIRIM’s database, we have received information from a source close to the matter that the Sony Xperia 1 will be announced officially in Malaysia very soon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s population is ageing.
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KLANG: ACE Market-listed Tri-Mode System (M) Bhd, which hopes to grow into a regional integrated logistics service provider, sees its new joint venture (JV) in Vietnam as timely.
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Three Malaysians will now be taking part in Sing! China 2019, the latest addition being Nicole Lai, China Press reported.
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I feel sorry for Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his government.
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Yang Mi smiles on the red carpet at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards.
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Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China’s sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan...
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KUALA LUMPUR • The number of dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all-time high for the period from January to Aug 3, hitting nearly 80,000 cases and 113 deaths reported.
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 10 — The effect of Typhoon Lekima yesterday, caused damage to 329 schools and educational institutions in Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Pahang and Terengganu.
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Typhoon Lekima has caused an estimated RM20 million in damages to 329 schools and learning institutes in the northern states.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 10): A lack of understanding of the tourism industry has “devastated” Yong Tai, CEO and executive director Datuk Wira Boo Kuang Loon told The Edge Malaysia.
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Hundreds of flights were cancelled and a million people were evacuated from their homes as the third-largest typhoon on record in China hit the east of the country, state-run China Central Television ...
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GEORGE TOWN: Clean up efforts are underway in the northern region following a storm that swept through Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all time high, hitting nearly 80, 000 cases and 113 deaths reported from January till Aug 3.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue fever cases in Malaysia reached an all time high, hitting nearly 80, 000 cases and 113 deaths reported from January until Aug 3.
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TAIPEI, Aug 9 — Taiwan’s tech giant Foxconn admitted today that school interns had worked overtime and night shifts at a factory in China, blaming “lax oversight” by local management.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — Amazon pledged today to investigate claims of worker abuse at a factory in China after labour activists said students as young as 17 were put on night shifts and legal overtime...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): AirAsia will cancel a number of flights today to and from Kochi, India, due to flooding at and the temporary closure of the Cochin International Airport.
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The articles on the leading Taiwan newspaper’s website were gushing about a new Chinese government programme to lure Taiwanese entrepreneurs to the mainland.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has sued the son of former Prime Minister Najib Razak over RM37.6 million (S$52 million) in unpaid taxes from 2011 to 2017, state news agency Berna...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): AirAsia will cancel and reschedule a number of flights to and from Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport today and tomorrow in anticipation that Typhoon Lekima will disrupt flig...
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China’s weather bureau issued a red alert early today as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast, after forcing flight cancellations in Taiwan and shutting markets and...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): Malton Bhd shares fell 1.98% this morning after the firm said its joint venture unit could be on the brink of losing its qualification to bid for the construction of a superstruc...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus on Friday (Aug 9) may include Malton Bhd, ECM Libra Financial Group Bhd, Khee San Bhd, Advance Synergy Bhd, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Malton Bhd’s joint venture (JV) unit could be on the brink of losing its qualification to bid for the construction of a superstructure above the airport express train station l...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Malton Bhd’s joint venture (JV) unit could be on the brink of losing its qualification to bid for the construction of a superstructure above the airport express train station l...
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 8 — Penang should start creating its own brand of products for the world market instead of counting on foreign businesses to shore up its investments, state executive councillor Dat...
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COMMENT | Many years ago, I attended a luncheon with Pua Khein-Seng, one of the founders of the USB drive.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): Enest Group Bhd, which debuted on the LEAP market of Bursa Malaysia this morning, is planning to export its bird nest products to Dubai and New Zealand in the near future.
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KUALA LUMPUR: People who want to travel will travel, and hence the departure levy on all passengers departing Malaysian airports effective Sept 1 is not expected to impact sales at the upcoming Malays...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): People who want to travel will travel, and hence the departure levy on all passengers departing Malaysian airports effective Sept 1 is not expected to impact sales at the upcomin...
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Personal finance platform CompareAsiaGroup has raised US$20 million in a series B1 funding round led by information services provider Experian.
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AFTER a false start, China-based edible oil producer XingHe Holdings Bhd will finally be embarking on its first venture outside the Chinese mainland by acquiring a prawn farm in Tawau, Sabah, for RM10...
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SUBANG: Airbus Helicopters Simulation Centre Sdn Bhd aims to provide a total of 2,100 hours training simulation time per annum, following the addition of a Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ full flight simulator a...
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The flows of trade that nourish Asia’s economies are losing vigour.
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The US government has determined that China is manipulating its currency, and will engage with the International Monetary Fund to eliminate unfair competition from Beijing, US Treasury Secretary Steve...
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MALAYSIAN plastics and furniture manufacturing company SWS Capital Bhd has exercised its option to purchase a majority 51% share in the drone and robotics technology firm MATA Aerotech Sdn Bhd, propel...
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Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing?
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — SWS Capital has exercised its option to purchase a 51 per cent stake in drone and robotics technology firm, Mata Aerotech Sdn Bhd for RM4.73 million.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 5): Foreign selling of Malaysian equity on Bursa Malaysia accelerated significantly to RM601.2 million last week from RM53.5 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investme...
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(From left) Dr Hu, Siew Haw, Chiong Won, Lau and STGA Sibu branch chairman Lawrence Tiong at the press conference.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia should capitalise its strong position in Asean to garner more trade with China as the country with 1.3 billion population opens up its suburban and rural market for more commerc...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Malaysia should capitalise its strong position in Asean to garner more trade with China as the country with 1.3 billion population opens up its suburban and rural market for mo...
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IPOH, Aug 2 — State Tourism and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing today explained that the use of the English and Chinese language instead of Bahasa Malaysia in the official poster of the Pera...
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticised China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries.
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Aug 2 — German insurer Allianz today reported rising profits in the second quarter thank to a windfall in its life insurance arm, allowing it to confirm its outlook for the full y...
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TAIPEI, Aug 2 — Taiwan’s Foxconn is exploring the sale of its upcoming US$8.8 billion (RM36.5 billion) display panel factory in China, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as demand for t...
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Global blockchain incubator LongHash, backed by the Singapore government, said its first batch of blockchain startups have raised a total of US$9.7 million, following its 12-week program that ran from...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Goodyear Malaysia today announced the appointment of Alex Ng as its managing director.
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Taiwan’s president on Thursday rebuked China over a ban on individual permits for its visitors to the self-ruled island, saying the move aimed to manipulate coming presidential elections amid height...
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HONG KONG, Aug 1 ― Asian factory activity contracted further in July, fuelling worries that a Sino-US trade war and a slowdown in China could tilt the world towards a global recession, which central...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 31): Frontken Corp Bhd's net profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 rose 36.8% to RM16.52 million from RM12.08 million a year earlier, due to improved performances by the...
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Wong (standing) speaking at the press conference while holding up previous news reports as evidence of their claim.
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TAIPEI/HONG KONG (July 30): Taiwan issued its first virtual banking licences to three consortiums led by Taiwan and Japanese investors, its financial authorities said on Tuesday, following moves by re...
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Taiwan issued its first virtual banking licenses to three consortiums, Reuters reported. Licenses were granted to Line Financial Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom’s Next Commercial Bank, and Rakuten Interna...
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Wanted, a referral-based recruiting platform in South Korea, has raised an additional US$9 million in new funding, following its US$9.8 million raise in a series B round in 2017.
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Earlier today, NVIDIA announced that it was adding 10 more RTX Studio notebooks to its list of professional notebooks.
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China has launched military exercises in the disputed South China Sea near Taiwan, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting local media on Monday.
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Online food and grocery service Honestbee has appointed Lay Ann Ong to serve as the company’s CEO effective July 15.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29):  Foriegn funds sold RM53.4 million of Malaysian equities on Bursa Malaysia, from a net outflow of RM6.9 million the prior week, according to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd Re...
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FOR more than four decades, the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry in Malaysia has flourished.
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LONDON (July 26): Glencore has started a new copper concentrates blending facility in Taiwan to mix clean material with ores containing high levels of arsenic, three sources familiar with the matter s...
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Commercial pig farms have to step up their biosecurity measures to prevent the African swine fever disease from occurring in Sarawak, said Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas.
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A FATHER in Chiayi city, Taiwan, was so unwilling to give his daughter away that he started wailing during the traditional wedding tea ceremony, bringing tears to family members and the online communi...
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TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp announced on Friday a second Vision Fund aimed at investing in AI technology, saying it has secured memoranda of understandings (MOUs) for about $108 billion from companies including Apple and Microsoft.
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Salesforce, a leading cloud business solutions company in the US, has partnered with Alibaba to bring its services to the Greater China region amid an increase in demand for cloud solutions as compani...
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KUCHING, July 25 — Sarawak minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah today commended his state Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry’s newest intern Violet Yong for her curiosity and ke...
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The US military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washingto...
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China's defence ministry warned today that it was ready for war if there was amove toward Taiwan's independence.It also accused the United States ofundermining global stability and denounced its arms...
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The highly anticipated new smartphone developed by Asus's Republic of Gamers department lives up to expectations.
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Network attached storage (NAS) vendors are urging consumers that own a NAS to ensure that their security protocols are up-to-date and passwords strong.