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China's Ministry of Education said on Wednesday that it had begun implementing a campaign to stop paid after-school tutoring services provided by teachers working for public primary and middle schools. China issued sweeping rules last week that bar for-profit after-school tutoring in core school subjects, in an effort to boost the birth rate by lowering family living costs. The new rules threaten to decimate China's $120 billion private tutoring industry and triggered a heavy selloff in shares of tutoring companies traded in Hong Kong and New York, including New Oriental Education & Technology Group and Koolearn Technology Holding Ltd.
Lee was unrattled by Biles' withdrawal in the team competition on Tuesday, and now she has a chance to represent her community on a global stage.
International calls mounted Wednesday for the release of a Sri Lankan human rights lawyer and the repeal of anti-terror laws used to detain him for 15 months.
Banijay France has acquired French music entertainment producer DMLS TV as it expands its local footprint. DMLS TV has access to some of France’s top artists and musical entertainment shows, such as “La Chanson Secrète” (The Secret Song), “La Chanson Challenge” (The Celebrity Song Challenge) and “Duos Mystères” (Mystery Duets). The company set up some […]
Spain’s San Sebastian Festival, the most important film meet in the Spanish-speaking world, has unveiled the 13 title lineup of its 2021 New Directors lineup, which includes awaited debuts such as Argentine Mara Pescio’s “That Weekend” and Spaniard Javier Marco’s “Josephine” plus Jeonju Fest double winner “Aloners.” Here are the titles. More details to come: […]
Nissan reported a 114.5 billion yen ($1 billion) profit for the April-June quarter as its sales and profitability improved, especially in the U.S. market. The Japanese automaker says it expects to return to profit for the fiscal year through March 2022, with a 60 billion yen ($545 million) profit. “We have delivered a strong performance in the first three months of our new fiscal year,” said Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida.
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Six journalists will soon be summoned. This article, MAEPS doctors questioned about journalists not protest: police, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
A prominent Chinese pig farmer who was detained after praising lawyers during a crackdown on legal activists by President Xi Jinping’s government was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison on charges of organizing an attack on officials and other offenses. Sun Dawu, chairman of Dawu Agriculture Group, was among 20 defendants who stood trial in Gaobeidian, southwest of Beijing in Hebei province. Sun also was fined 3.1 million yuan ($480,000), the People's Court of Gaobeidian said in a statement.
LONDON (Reuters) -Singapore's sovereign wealth fund has joined the Fortress-led private equity consortium making a recommended offer for the British supermarket group Morrisons, the companies said on Wednesday. Britain's fourth largest supermarket has agreed to a takeover led by SoftBank-owned Fortress Investment Group, valuing it at 6.3 billion pounds ($8.8 billion). Two other private equity groups, CD&R and Apollo, have also shown interest.
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has said she is "very concerned" over a possible government plan to allow fully vaccinated travellers from the US and EU to enter the UK without the need to quarantine. The opposition frontbencher warned: "This is reckless from the government. They promised an international vaccine passport, we haven't seen that materialise.".
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — AirAsia Group boss Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has defended the airline against sexism allegations after a video of its Thailand chief executive officer (CEO) Tassapon Bijleveld...
LONDON (Reuters) -Companies listed on Britain's stock market should aim for women to make up at least 40% of their boards or explain why this has not been achieved, the Financial Conduct Authority said on Wednesday. Investors are increasingly putting their money into companies that meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives, including cutting carbon emissions or a more diverse workforce. The FCA also proposed that at least one senior position, such as company chair, chief executive or chief financial officer, be held by a woman, and that at least one board member should be from a non-white ethnic minority background.
The roof of a St Simon’s Church in Glasgow, Scotland, collapsed into flames as the building was engulfed by a fire in the early hours of July 28.Officials said over 30 firefighters were deployed to fight the blaze on Bridge Street, after the alarm was raised at 2:40 am. Nearby residents were evacuated.This footage, posted by David Lynass on July 28, shows the moment the roof succumbed to the raging fire.Local media reported that St Simon’s Church is Glasgow’s third oldest Catholic Church. Credit: David Lynass via Storyful
Erik Matti’s new original six-part Philippines series “On The Job” will premiere on HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan in September and will also air later on the region’s HBO channel. Select episodes from the series will screen in competition at the Venice Film Festival in September, the only Asian title in […]
Australia's biggest city, Sydney, has extended its COVID-19 lockdown for another four weeks after a stay-at-home order failed to slow infections.The country's most populous state New South Wales reported 177 new cases for Tuesday. At least 46 of the new cases were people active in the community before being diagnosed, raising the likelihood of transmission.NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned of tougher policing to stamp out non-compliance and added that police would boost enforcement of wide-ranging social distancing rules.In Sydney's southwest, reactions to the lockdown extension were mixed:"It's alright but it's a bit hard for everybody else, you know, but Gladys is doing a good job, she is.""There's a lot of people out there that have lost their jobs and paying off houses, paying off a lot of things and to say 'You know what, let's extend it a month', like, cases are always going to be going up and down but there's got to be other ways."The extension turns what was initially intended to be a "snap" lockdown but has turned into one of the country's longest since the start of the pandemic, and may spark the second recession in two years, according to economists.Opinion polls have showed slipping support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government amid criticism of a slow vaccination roll-out that has been blamed on changing regulatory advice and supply shortages.The current outbreak was sparked by an unmasked, unvaccinated airport driver.
A Turkish-born American believed to be behind a secret messaging application that has been linked to Turkey’s failed 2016 military coup arrived in Istanbul last month where he turned himself in to authorities, the state-run news agency reported Wednesday. Anadolu Agency said David Keynes, the alleged license holder for the ByLock messaging app who was wanted in Turkey, was taken into police custody at Istanbul’s main airport on June 9.
Today’s results are another demonstration of why Jes Staley was right and his former bête noire Edward Bramson was wrong.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Selangor Police Chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed today sought to clarify the midnight questioning of contract doctors on duty at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang...
KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said today a viral video that showed members of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia women’s wing dancing has indicated a breach of...