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Chinese woman arrested trying to buy a baby over the internet

Would-be mother said she had no idea it was illegal and was just following family practice

China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military.

Why stalking, cyberbullying and doxxing are so harmful and what makes people do it

People’s reliance on technology and social media has led to a rise in cyberbullying, doxxing and stalking. It is increasingly common among children and teens. A psychologist and parent offer their takes on the phenomenon.

A new study by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University revealed that more than half of the city’s secondary school pupils have had personal data and photos published on social media and instant messaging apps without their knowledge and consent. — SCMP

Economic cold war between China and US inevitable

Both sides will find it hard to step back in the confrontation over trade and the result will be a world divided in a deja vu of the old cold war days

Why are China and India so interested in the Maldives?

Power balance between the two Asian giants may be about to shift

South Africa to relax visa rules to boost investment, tourism

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa will ease some immigration rules, including agreeing visa waiver agreements with more countries, in an effort to boost investment and tourism, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.

New tariffs drive China shares lower; property firms drop on pre-sale system review

SHANGHAI: China’s stock markets fell on Tuesday, their first trading day after new U.S. and Chinese tariffs on each others goods kicked in on Monday, while property firms plunged on worries that a property pre-sale system may be scrapped.

24-year-old Oyo founder raises US$1bil to fund overseas push

BANGALORE: About US$600mil of the total will be plowed into China where Oyo began operations only 10 months ago. The funding values the startup at US$5bil.

 Ritesh Agarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Oravel Stays Ltd, doing business as Oyo Rooms, poses for a photograph at an Oyo Townhouse in Bengaluru, India. In the past two years, Oyo has expanded beyond India into China, Malaysia, Nepal and Britain.

Maximum pressure on Iran risks regional escalation - German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States' strategy of applying maximum pressure on Iran will not work alone and carries the risk of a regional escalation, Germany's Foreign minister Heiko Maas said.

China congratulates new Maldives president on election win

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday congratulated the new president of the Maldives on his election victory, after opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in the Indian Ocean island nation last week.