Taiwan bakery chain caught in crossfire of tensions with China

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Chinese netizens call for boycott of 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery after visit from Taiwan president The 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery Cafe in Shanghai, China. Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters A popular Taiwanese bakery chain has become the latest victim of worsening tensions between China Läs mer…

'Stress is just huge': New Zealand's foreign buyers ban brings home scale of crisis

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; New Zealand Homebuyers hope new law will allow market to cool, helping those consigned to a life of insecurity The dream of home ownership in New Zealand is just that for many people, says minister David Parker. Photograph: PatrikStedrak/Getty Images/iStockphoto At 55, Gem Pritchard Läs mer…

Malaysia scraps 'fake news' law used to stifle free speech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Malaysia Critics say legislation was deployed during Najib Razak’s time in office to silence criticism A commuter walks past an advertisement ti discourage ‘fake news’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law, the first country in Läs mer…

Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Indonesia Amnesty says more than 30 killings directly linked to street crime crackdown Indonesian police and military special forces take part in an anti-terrorism drill ahead of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph: Tatan Syuflana/AP Police in Jakarta have killed dozens of Läs mer…

Fewer barbs across Korean border as South scales back fence

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; North Korea Army inspects 300km of barbed wire in demilitarised zone with a view to taking it down The barbed wire fences are a potent reminder of the division between North Korea and its southern neighbour. Photograph: Lee Hae-yong/AP South Korea appears likely to Läs mer…

Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Censorship More than 1,000 employees sign letter calling on executives to review ethics and transparency Google employees have signed a letter calling on a review of transparency at the company. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting against Läs mer…

China is 'rapidly' expanding bomber training, probably for US strikes – Pentagon

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; China Report finds spending on defence by Beijing exceeded $190bn in 2017 as China seeks to expand its global influence A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea Photograph: Liu Rui/AP China’s military has expanded its bomber operations Läs mer…

Director Peter Weir testifies for James Ricketson in Cambodian court

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Cambodia ‘He’s an artist, don’t misunderstand him,’ Weir says of filmmaker accused of spying Peter Weir and Alexandra Kennett, partner of James Ricketson’s son, after Weir testified in James Ricketson’s trial. Photograph: Suy Se/AFP/Getty Images Acclaimed Australian director Peter Weir has told a Cambodian Läs mer…

There’s no need for New Zealand-style xenophobia to curb UK house prices | Guy Shrubsole

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Housing There’s no need for New Zealand-style xenophobia to curb UK house prices Guy Shrubsole To get to the root of our housing crisis let’s look closer to home rather than scapegoating foreign owners ‘The New Zealand government’s ban on overseas nationals buying Läs mer…

China to send delegation for US talks to avert trade war

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Chinese economy New round of talks to take place in Washington ahead of threatened $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese goods US tariffs aim to pressure American firms to relocate production back home Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images A Chinese trade delegation will visit the Läs mer…

Nauru hunger strike: 12-year-old boy at imminent risk of dying

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nauru Island staff report a looming children’s health crisis ahead of Pacific Islands Forum Nauru’s health crisis includes a 14-year-old boy with severe muscle wastage. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images A 12-year-old refugee boy on hunger strike on Nauru for more than a fortnight is Läs mer…

Jailed for abortion: the 15-year-old girl failed by Indonesia

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Women’s rights and gender equality Global development A baby found buried in Jambi led to a six-month sentence for the teen who was raped by her brother The case has rocked the small village of Pulau, an isolated community in the Indonesian province of Läs mer…

Kim Jong-nam murder trial: two suspects await key Malaysia court ruling

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Malaysia Judge to decide today if there is enough evidence against Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, are accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader. Photograph: Daniel Chan/AP A Malaysian Läs mer…

Diversity of responses to Israel boycott movement | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Israel Diversity of responses to Israel boycott movement Readers react to a long read article on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement Anti-Israel protest in Cape Town, South Africa on 15 May 2018. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA Thanks so much for running Nathan Thrall’s comprehensive Läs mer…

Bill banning sale of homes to foreigners attacked in New Zealand parliament – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Play Video 0:43 The New Zealand government passed legislation on Wednesday which bans most foreigners who do not live in the country from buying existing homes, in an attempt to bring down house prices ‘Tenants on our own land’: New Zealand bans sale of Läs mer…