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An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

Feb. 21, 2024 23:49 PM EST

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and...

Stock market today: Asian stocks mixed after Tech stocks pull Wall Street lower with focus on Nvidia

Feb. 20, 2024 23:06 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after technology stocks led Wall Street broadly lower on Tuesday, with investors waiting for chipmaker Nvidia's quarter earning report. The report, which will come out later in the day, will put stock markets in Hong Kong, China...

Stock market today: Asian shares trade mixed after Wall Street was closed for a holiday

Feb. 19, 2024 22:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were trading mixed Tuesday a day after Chinese markets reopened from a long Lunar New Year holiday. Wall Street trading was closed Monday in the United States for President's Day. Investors were generally turning less optimistic because of expectations...

After fallout in China, Messi insists politics had nothing to do with missing game in Hong Kong

Feb. 19, 2024 11:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Lionel Messi made another conciliatory gesture to fans in Hong Kong and mainland China on Monday by releasing a video on social media to explain why he didn't play in an exhibition match this month, and insisted that there were no political reasons behind his decision. ...

Hong Kong customs arrests 7 in a $1.8 billion money laundering case linked to transnational crime

Feb. 16, 2024 03:51 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officials have arrested seven people linked to the territory's largest ever money laundering case, involving about 14 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.8 billion) some of it linked to a scam case in India. The seven local residents, aged between 23...

Palestinians living in US will be shielded from deportation, the White House says

Feb. 14, 2024 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday announced that Palestinians living in the U.S. will be shielded from deportation as the Israel-Hamas war continues, citing “significantly deteriorated” conditions on the ground in Gaza. Palestinians will be covered under what’s...

Anger over Messi's absence in Hong Kong game spreads: Argentina friendly in mainland China canceled

Feb. 09, 2024 19:40 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — An Argentina soccer friendly in China next month was canceled on Friday in more fallout from Lionel Messi failing to play in a club exhibition match in Hong Kong. World Cup champion Argentina, captained by Messi, last month scheduled a tour of China during the...

Stock market today: Asian shares are mostly higher as S&P 500 nears the 5,000 level for the 1st time

Feb. 08, 2024 00:32 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Share were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after the S&P 500 neared the 5,000 level for the first time. Hong Kong’s benchmark fell while Shanghai advanced after China replaced its top stock market regulator. Tokyo surged 2% on strong corporate earnings. ...

Alibaba approves an additional $25 billion share buyback as its revenue disappoints

Feb. 07, 2024 23:42 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding on Wednesday approved an additional $25 billion authorization to its share buyback program, after reporting lower-than-expected sales revenue for the last quarter of 2023. The company’s Hong Kong-traded shares...

Messi plays and has chances but Vissel Kobe beats Inter Miami 4-3 on penalties in a friendly

Feb. 07, 2024 19:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — After leaving fans disappointed in Hong Kong, Lionel Messi put in a 30-minute appearance in Tokyo on Wednesday in Inter Miami's latest exhibition match in Asia — although he still left some supporters wanting more. Messi came off the bench for the final half hour,...