Stand News, Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy news outlet, said it would close after national security police officers raided its headquarters, marking the latest step in a government crackdown on independent media and opposition activists.

More than 200 officers descended on Wednesday morning on Stand News, a news site known for its critical coverage of government policies. Police arrested six people, including current and former senior executives, for alleged “conspiracy to publish seditious publication” under British colonial-era laws.

Police said they used a search warrant to seize journalistic materials and that the government had frozen about HK$61m (US$8m) of Stand News’s

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In July, manufacturing of motor automobiles was up 19.3{a00992e75bc495ea7e9745b098f3f138b8cf6d67249c60a4da776aa7f16eb553} from the previous month. Not only is domestic manufacturing down, imports have been negatively affected by limits to transport capability and production weak spot overseas. The manufacturing component of commercial manufacturing was up 1.4{a00992e75bc495ea7e9745b098f3f138b8cf6d67249c60a4da776aa7f16eb553} from the earlier month and was up 7.4{a00992e75bc495ea7e9745b098f3f138b8cf6d67249c60a4da776aa7f16eb553} from a 12 months earlier. Notably, output of business gear was up 2.8{a00992e75bc495ea7e9745b098f3f138b8cf6d67249c60a4da776aa7f16eb553} from the previous month and was up 9.7{a00992e75bc495ea7e9745b098f3f138b8cf6d67249c60a4da776aa7f16eb553} from a 12 months earlier. This bodes … Read More

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele speaks during a ceremony to lay the first stone of Chivo Vet, a veterinary hospital financed with the gains El Salvador has obtained from its bitcoin operations, in Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador November 1

By Sarah Kinosian

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A former senior Salvadoran anti-corruption prosecutor said President Nayib Bukele’s government shut down his unit’s investigation into its alleged negotiations with violent street gangs to help expand its power, as the United States steps up pressure on the Central American country over those talks.

    German Arriaza, who headed an anti-corruption

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Tokyo and Beijing have agreed to set up a military hotline, according to Japanese officials, creating an emergency communication mechanism to defuse potential crises over disputed islands and the Taiwan Strait.

The Japanese defence ministry said the governments agreed to set up the link by the end of 2022 during a two-hour phone call on Monday between Nobuo Kishi, defence minister, and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe.

The ministers agreed on the “timely establishment” of a hotline between the two militaries, the Japanese defence ministry said, in order to improve the effectiveness of the maritime and aerial communication mechanism, a

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FSDC discusses IBC, stressed assets, financial inclusion – The Indian Express

FSDC discusses IBC, stressed assets, financial inclusion.


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The city at the centre of China’s worst Covid-19 outbreak in almost two years has tightened lockdown measures and launched another round of mandatory testing for its 13m residents in an effort to extinguish the virus.

Health authorities in Xi’an, the provincial capital of central Shaanxi province, said 150 locally transmitted cases had been discovered on Sunday, down slightly from Saturday. But they said they expected the number of infections to rise as a fourth round of testing for the entire population kicked off on Monday.

Zhang Yi, director of Shaanxi province’s centre for disease control and prevention, told state

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