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Op-Ed: China - Australia relationship goes very sour after Tweet

Sydney - The relationship between Australia and China has gone from good to lousy to irritating to insufferable over the last year or so. Adding a lot of heat, a Tweet from a Chinese official has made things officially extremely sensitive.

Op-Ed: Why is China antagonizing the world? The Cold War is getting icy.

Beijing - As though the United States’ many woes and faux pas weren’t enough - The other prehistoric make-everything-worse douchebag in the global equation, China, is acting downright strange. “Mixed messages” hardly covers it.

Op-Ed: Getting ugly - Cyberattack by China on Australia is too much

Canberra - Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced that Australia has been targeted by a “state actor” in a very large-scale cyberattack. The attack focused on political parties, businesses, institutions, and organizations.

Op-Ed: Australia — It’s such fun doing business with China, not very

Sydney - After the 80% tariffs, China has now descended to name calling. Nothing like Maoist-era rhetoric to really help things along We’ve been called “dogs of the US” by the Global Times, China’s answer to the Daily Express.

Op-Ed: Yes, your phone is a risk to your security and your rights

Sydney - The Surveillance Society is having a great time tracking and demonstrations and individual protestors. So much data collection is instant, too, in real time. It’s called “location collection”, and it’s a real risk to personal rights and safety.

Op-Ed: Defecting Chinese spy in Australia — A big mess in progress

Sydney - A Chinese spy who claims to have managed espionage activities in Australia has really stirred up a hornet’s nest of anti-Chinese responses. His testimony so far has confirmed many suspicions. The big question is what to do about it.

Op-Ed: US-China trade war hits its final, possibly fatal, level

Sydney - The US-China trade war has finally extended to consumer goods. That’s lousy news for consumers and importers as real costs rise. The China/US range of things to clash about has simply been extended to the sole positive aspect of the relationship.

Op-Ed: Counting protestors with A.I. changes the game forever

Hong Kong - One of the most common tactics in protests is to underrate or overrate the numbers in big protests. Artificial intelligence may have just put an end to that, as information from a trial of A.I. head counts in Hong Kong shows.

Hong Kong court rejects bail for fugitive wanted in India

Hong Kong - A fugitive wanted by Indian police for crimes ranging from a jailbreak to financing terrorism was denied bail in Hong Kong Friday, where he is charged with a multi-million dollar robbery.

Trump tariffs fuel sell-off in steel and aluminium firms

Hong Kong - Steel and aluminium producers across Asia sank Friday on news of Donald Trump's controversial tariffs, though some analysts said the long-term effects on the sector might not be as bad as thought.

Very rare Qing Dynasty bowl seen topping $25 mn at auction

Hong Kong - An extremely rare Qing Dynasty bowl -- one of only three known to exist -- is expected to fetch US$25.6 million and could even break the record for Chinese ceramics, auction house Sotheby's said Thursday.Measuring 14.

China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu

Hong Kong - China has confirmed the first human case of H7N4 bird flu, prompting Hong Kong to issue a health warning for those travelling to the mainland during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.

Feng shui masters predict claws out in Year of Dog

Hong Kong - As the Chinese zodiac switches into the Year of the Dog later this week, Hong Kong feng shui experts predict anything but a walk in the park for global leaders.

Hong Kong police probe deadly bus accident

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police said Sunday they were investigating a deadly bus accident that left 19 people dead and scores more injured, with the bus driver arrested for dangerous driving.

19 dead, 60 hurt as Hong Kong double-decker bus overturns

Hong Kong - The driver of a double-decker bus that overturned in Hong Kong killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 60 was arrested on Saturday evening for dangerous driving, police said.

At least 18 killed, 50 injured as bus topples over in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The driver of a double-decker bus that toppled over in Hong Kong killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50 others on Saturday evening has been arrested for dangerous driving, police said.

Hong Kong cardinal says Vatican deal with China 'evil'

Hong Kong - A war of words between a Hong Kong bishop and the Vatican escalated Friday with the outspoken Cardinal Joseph Zen calling the Pope's warming ties to Communist China "evil".

British double murderer loses Hong Kong appeal bid

Hong Kong - A British banker jailed for life for the horrifying murder of two Indonesian women at his upscale Hong Kong apartment in a cocaine-fuelled rampage has had his appeal rejected, a court ruled Friday.

Illegal South African abalone flowing into Hong Kong: report

Hong Kong - Illegally poached abalone from South Africa is pouring into Hong Kong where the gastronomic gastropods are a traditional and expensive banquet favourite, a new study warned Friday.

Trump 'seeking nuclear war' with new policy: NKorean institute

Hong Kong - US President Donald Trump is "seeking nuclear war" through a controversial new push to revamp America's nuclear arsenal, an institute attached to North Korea's foreign ministry said Tuesday.
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