HK Alliance leaders in court, accused of subversion

Three leaders of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China appeared in West Kowloon Court on Friday charged under the national security law. Lee Cheuk-yan, Chow Hang-tung and Albert Ho are accused of inciting subversion of state power, as is the alliance itself. For years,...

Baanx Acquires Stake in Major US Fintech Bank

LONDON, Sep 6, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - Baanx, the fast-growing B2B2C "Better than a Banking Platform" specialising in fintech services & lending, becomes the third-largest shareholder in the United States regulated Maxwell State Bank in a multi-million-dollar deal to enhance cybersecurity and banking access to communities throughout...

We could be next, but we’ll keep going: HKJA

The chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), Ronson Chan, said on Wednesday he's concerned that his group could be next after the pro-democracy Professional Teachers' Union decided to disband a day earlier. But both the HKJA and the Confederation of Trade Unions – whose fate is also uncertain...

Overstatement to say HK is a police state: official

Civil Service Secretary Patrick Nip said on Thursday that it would be an "overstatement" to say that Hong Kong has become a police state. The recent appointments of former officers John Lee and Chris Tang as chief secretary and security secretary respectively have spurred further claims from government critics that...

Nothing wrong with HK being a police state: lawmaker

A pro-Beijing lawmaker has dismissed concerns about the promotion of two officials with law enforcement backgrounds to senior positions in the SAR administration, saying if Hong Kong is now a police state then so be it. Security Secretary John Lee has been appointed as Hong Kong's new chief secretary –...

Amplifying Her Voice

BERMUDA, Jun 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - You are cordially invited to join us for this Global Virtual Summit celebrating men who have empowered the voices of women & girls around the world as we discuss new paradigms in reshaping the global digital economy and celebrate the...

US deputy secretary of state visits Cambodia

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, walks with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Ruth Sherman, left, prior to their meeting at the Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 29, 2021. (OZAN KOSE / POOL / AP) PHNOM PENH - US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman arrived in Cambodia on...

“IN MOMS WE TRUST” Global Virtual Summit

US, May 4, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - You are cordially invited to join us for this Global Virtual Summit celebrating the voices of women & girls around the world as we discuss new paradigms in reshaping the global digital economy and celebrate the launch of The State...

Lawmakers pass bill allowing Putin to run for two more terms

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the coronavirus disease vaccines production via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on March 22, 2021. (ALEXEY DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW - Russia's lower house of parliament the State Duma approved a bill on Wednesday, enabling...

Tanzania swears in Hassan as first female president

Tanzania's Vice-President Samia Suluhu gives an address to heads of state and members of the public on Sept 14, 2019. (PHOTO / AFP) NAIROBI - Tanzania’s new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her COVID-19...