Hacker claims major Chinese citizens’ data theft, starts selling at $280k

BEIJING (AFP) – A hacker claiming to have stolen personal data from hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens is now selling the information online. A sample of 750,000 entries posted online by the hacker showed citizens’ names, mobile phone numbers, national ID numbers, addresses, birthdays and police reports they had filed. Agence France-Presse and cybersecurity […]

China to loosen entry restrictions on US citizens, transit via 3rd country now permitted

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – China will loosen entry restrictions on US citizens, allowing entrance in case of transit via a third country, notices issued late on Friday (July 1) by the Chinese embassy in Washington said, relaxing rules imposed in Beijing’s drive to curb Covid-19. China’s “dynamic Covid zero” policy, which aims to minimise the risk […]

Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd. Announces Financial Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2021

BEIJING, China, July 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PHCF) (“Puhui” or the “Company”), a China-based third-party wealth management service provider with a focus on wealth management services for high net worth (“HNW”) individuals and corporate clients, today announced its financial results for the six months ended […]

US Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2022. (STEFANI REYNOLDS / AFP) WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government's authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that undermines President Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change […]

Thousands gather at all-male meeting to rubber-stamp Taliban rule

KABUL (AFP) – Obedience to the leadership was the most important principle of Afghanistan’s Islamic system, a senior Taliban official said on Thursday (June 30), as thousands of religious scholars gathered in the capital for a men-only meeting to discuss the group’s hardline rule. Officials have provided scant details of the “jirga” – a traditional […]

Australia bets on clean power to avoid another market failure

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – Australia’s biggest grid has released a multibillion-dollar plan to ease its transition away from coal and avoid pitfalls that earlier this month led to the unprecedented step of temporarily taking over the spot power market. An A$12.7 billion (S$12.2 billion) investment in transmission projects would double its value in net market benefits, […]

In first, Nato lays out ‘challenges’ from China

MADRID (AFP) – Nato on Wednesday (June 29), for the first time in its guiding blueprint, said China’s might challenges the alliance and Beijing’s closer ties to Moscow went against Western interests. “The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) stated ambitions and coercive policies challenge our interests, security and values,” Nato’s strategic concept published at a […]