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Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Prachanart Viriyaraks | Getty Images The Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) and Bangkok Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — …

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Thousands march in Hong Kong against China ‘repression’

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a marked clampdown by the Communist Party on local freedoms. Over the past year, countries such as the United States and Britain …

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Finance execs less confident on China economy: Deloitte

Mounting trade risks are dragging down the the confidence of senior finance officers at companies operating in China, according to the results of a survey by Deloitte released Wednesday. The consultancy polls financial executives twice a year about their attitudes on trade and business for its China CFO Survey. Asked …

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SoftBank mobile unit begins trading on Tokyo Stock Exchange

SoftBank will be replacing its Huawei hardware in its 4G network infrastructure over the next few years and using equipment from Ericsson and Nokia instead, according to Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review. It is also expected to place orders with the two European companies for its 5G networks, the Nikkei reported. …

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Asia Pacific M&A momentum to continue in 2019, says Baker McKenzie

Anthony Wallace | AFP | Getty Images Executives of state-owned China Tower —  Deputy General Manager Gu Xiaomin (L), Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and General Manager Tong Jilu and Deputy General Manager Gao Buwen — raise their glasses during the company’s IPO launch ceremony in Hong Kong on …

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CRISPR scientist says another woman is pregnant with an edited embryo

He Jiankui at the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong KongKin Cheung/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Alice Klein He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, says another may be on the way. Speaking at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of …

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Hong Kong stocks stuck between a ‘rock and a hard place’ for 2019

Hong Kong stocks are closing out a rough year and the outlook for 2019 remains largely negative, according to analysts and investors. Headwinds from a weakening economy in China, the Beijing-Washington trade war, concerns about signs of emerging U.S. weakness and an expected slowdown in local initial public offerings after …

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‘Scientists are now very sure that the babies really were gene-edited’

CRISPR is a powerful technique for editing DNA

CRISPR is a powerful technique for editing DNACARLOS CLARIVAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Clare Wilson This week, news broke of the birth of the first two babies to have had their genes altered as embryos, a genetic change they could pass on to their own children. The use of the powerful …

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Klook entrepreneur says LinkedIn helped him find start-up co-founder

However, he added that LinkedIn should only be the first step. Both those looking for a co-founder, and those who find themselves approached, should make sure they thoroughly vet their prospective partner in person too. “For personality and motivation you’ll need to meet them in person and ensure there is …

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CRISPR scientist says another woman is pregnant with an edited embryo

He Jiankui at the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong KongKin Cheung/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Alice Klein He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, says another may be on the way. Speaking at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of …

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