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  1. After months of deadlocked talks and the indictment of the prime minister, Israel moved Wednesday to its third election in 12 months, a first in the history of the Jewish state.The elections is likely to deepen polarisation and fuel deep dissatisfaction with politicians that have been unable to form a government in a year.Rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, neck and neck with centrist...
  2. Shenzhen, home to several Chinese technology giants, is also the birthplace of most of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Bay Area, befitting the city’s reputation as China’s Silicon Valley.The southern Chinese metropolis had 30, or nearly 38 per cent, of the 80 fastest-growing companies in the bay area (GBA) between 2015 and 2018, according to the inaugural SCMP-Statista Growth...
  3. When mainland China suspended the transport of all live pigs to Hong Kong following the city’s first confirmed case of African swine fever, frenzied shoppers swamped the city’s wet markets.They knew that any subsequent shortage would be a big problem because, as one shopper at Mei Foo wet market put it, “any respectable Chinese household needs pork bone to make soup at least twice a week”.Pork...
  4. North Korea’s ballistic missile tests have been “deeply counterproductive” and risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace, US Ambassador Kelly Craft said Wednesday.She told the UN Security Council that the US is “prepared to be flexible” and remains ready to take concrete, parallel steps with North Korea toward an agreement.But “its continued ballistic missile testing is deeply...
  5. As the US House of Representatives moves closer to impeaching Donald Trump, larger questions loom in the Senate, where the president may be headed for a rare conflict with his Republican allies over how any trial will be conducted.The House Judiciary Committee is due to meet at 7pm on Wednesday (12am GMT) to consider formal articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his power by trying to...
  6. This is the second article in a three-part series looking at the outlook for Hong Kong’s dollar peg system under the city’s current political turmoil.US legislation that paves the way for diplomatic action and sanctions again Hong Kong could potentially threaten the city’s exchange rate peg and long-term status as a financial centre, analysts said.The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,...
  7. Canadians have soured on China, according to a poll released Wednesday, as a diplomatic crisis over tit-for-tat detentions of a Chinese tech executive and two Canadians drags into a second year.Two-thirds of 1,499 respondents surveyed in recent weeks by Angus Reid said they had an unfavourable view of Canada’s second-largest trading partner, up from 51 per cent in 2018.Nine out of 10 said they...
  8. China’s bitcoin miners now control two-thirds of the crypto network’s processing power, research showed on Wednesday, a growing share that is likely to benefit the country’s miners.Miners in China control 66 per cent of global “hashrate”, a measure of the power of computers hooked up to the bitcoin network that dictates their ability to produce new coins, according to a report by digital asset...
  9. Archaeologists working in Indonesia say they have discovered the earliest artwork that depicts a story. It is a tale told in red pigment on a cave wall. The scene, in the scientists’ interpretation, shows supernatural people hunting wild animals.People living on the island of Sulawesi drew this image of pigs and horned animals as long as 44,000 years ago, according to a study published Wednesday...
  10. Bougainville moved a step closer to becoming an independent nation on Wednesday after results from a referendum showed an overwhelming majority want the province to cut its ties with Papua New Guinea.More than 176,000 of the 181,000 voters who took part in the two-week referendum that concluded Friday supported independence, with about 3,000 choosing greater autonomy under Papua New Guinea, the...