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China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Asian markets are mixed at the start of the trading week as investors weighed good economic news from China against the rising numbers of new coronavirus cases.

Asian markets begin week in mixed territory 

The Nikkei index in Tokyo finished Monday’s trading session with a 2.2% gain. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is down 0.7% in late afternoon trading, while Shanghai’s Composite index is up 1.4% after a private survey showed Chinese manufacturing activity rose in July.
United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app.

Donald Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to seal TikTok deal

President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app.

ByteDance, Microsoft offer White House a deal to keep TikTok in the U.S.

China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security.

German firms in China do not expect business to recover until 2021

German companies in China do not expect business to return to pre-pandemic levels until next year, according to an advocacy paper published on Wednesday by the German Chamber of Commerce in China.
The giant Olympic rings are seen in the dusk at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 22, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-File Photo

Qatar join race to host 2032 Olympic Games

Qatar will seek to host the 2032 Olympic Games, it said on Monday, joining a crowded field and raising questions about scorching summer temperatures and underwhelming attendances at past events.
The trial of two former French spies suspected of sharing secrets with China opened in a Paris criminal court Monday, behind closed doors for reasons of national security.

China tells US to close consulate in Chengdu in growing spat

China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades.
An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane loaded with medical donations to Africa for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and the Alibaba Foundation, departs for Khartoum, Cairo, Asmara and Djibouti from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane catches fire at Shanghai airport, no casualties

An Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 777 cargo plane caught fire while loading cargo at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Wednesday, the airline said, adding that fire has been contained and none of the crew or ground staff were harmed.
The Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme.

Chinese football gets go-ahead after 2,000 negative virus tests

The Chinese Super League is poised to kick off on Saturday as planned after all players registered negative for coronavirus as part of a vast testing programme.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets rise on fresh vaccine hopes, eyes on earnings

Asian markets rose Monday, recovering some of the losses at the end of last week, as investors followed a strong performance on Wall Street fuelled by hopes for a coronavirus vaccine, though a spike in infections around the world capped gains.
U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday, referring to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input.

Elon Musk: Tesla ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomous driving

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday, referring to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input.
The Chinese government on Thursday said it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland.

China records more cases as second wave of coronavirus continues

The Chinese government on Thursday said it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland.
Guangzhou Evergrande’s head coach Fabio Cannavaro celebrates with his players and after winning the Chinese Super League last season. They will now be able to begin their delayed title defence from July 25

Chinese football season to begin July 25 after five-month virus delay

The Chinese Super League season will begin on July 25 after the coronavirus pandemic delayed it by five months, the country’s football association said on Wednesday.
Champions League winner Rafael Benitez and former Barcelona star Paulinho have arrived back in China after being locked out by coronavirus, but now face 14 days’ quarantine and an indefinite wait for the season to begin.

Rafa Benitez, Paulinho back to China and into coronavirus quarantine

China is now battling a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the capital Beijing, having seen the number of reported deaths and infections decline markedly in recent weeks.
Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to a reduced number of visitors and with enhanced health measures after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced it to close in late January.

Hong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break

Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to a reduced number of visitors and with enhanced health measures after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced it to close in late January.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Manchester United close to extending Odion Ighalo loan deal

Manchester United are close to agreeing a loan extension for former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo, Sky Sports reports.
During a session with the club's media, Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was surprised to receive a call from legend Andy Cole.

Shanghai Shenhua softens stance on possible Odion Ighalo loan extension

Manchester United have been handed in a boost in their bid to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal at the club, with Shanghai Shenhua softening their stance over the Nigerian’s return.
Nurses wearing protective gear start their shift to care for coronavirus patients. JUNG YEON-JE-AFP via Getty Images

China’s ground zero reports coronavirus infections

China reported a new cluster of coronavirus cases in Wuhan Monday after a month without fresh infections at the pandemic’s global epicentre, as a northeastern city was placed under lockdown.

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