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Huawei pushes 5G in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK: Chinese phone giant Huawei said yesterday it was ready to roll out 5G infrastructure across Southeast Asia, dismissing US warnings its tech could be used to hoover up data…

China in blockchain race with US

BEIJING: China has launched an ambitious effort to challenge the US dominance in blockchain technology, which it could use for everything from issuing digital money, to streamlining a raft of…

Security probe on TikTok

WASHINGTON:The US government has opened a national security investigation into the Chinese-owned video app TikTok, the New York Times reported Friday. The report, citing anonymous sources, said the review by…

Fosun buys Thomas Cook brand

BEIJING: Chinese conglomerate Fosun has snapped up the Thomas Cook brand for £11 million, weeks after the renowned British travel group went bust and left hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers…

China won’t tolerate dissent in HK

BEIJING: China warned yesterday it would not tolerate any challenge to Hong Kong’s governing system, as it laid out plans to boost patriotism in the city and change how its…

19 killed as truck plummets down ravine

MANILA: Nineteen farmers were killed in the mountainous northern Philippines when a truck carrying them and sacks of rice seeds plunged backwards down a deep ravine, police said yesterday. The…

Town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

MIRPURKHAS (Pakistan): Distraught relatives gathered yesterday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the…