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3Novices:Shoppers camp overnight for Hong Kong expo’s HK$1 dishwasher, as leader Carrie Lam drops in for noodles and sausages

Eager shoppers camped outside Hong Kong’s Victoria Park for over 20 hours on Friday and into Saturday for a chance to nab electronics and other discounted items for as little as HK$1 at the opening of the annual Brands and Products Expo.
Even Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who had just landed in the city on Saturday morning after a duty visit to Beijing, wanted in on the action. She dropped in and spent about HK$5,550 on packaged food items including shrimp roe noodles,…
December 16, 2017 at 12:25PM http://ift.tt/2k1ZHph
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3Novices:China’s fallout with Australia: the tip of the iceberg?

As Beijing’s influence in the global economy grows and Washington’s clout recedes under its “America First” policy, political fallouts similar to that between China and Australia are to be expected.
Even before President Donald Trump’s presidency, China was making strides as a world power. The “Belt and Road Initiative”, in which Beijing plans to invest US$1 trillion in the next five years in a New Silk Road that will involve the building of…
December 16, 2017 at 12:18PM http://ift.tt/2Bi1r58
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3Novices:India’s Rahul Gandhi takes over as president of Congress party

India’s Rahul Gandhi took over on Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history.
Fireworks erupted over the party headquarters in New Delhi drowning out the voice of his mother Sonia Gandhi as she handed over the reins of power to her 47-year-old son.
Rahul, wearing a long flowing white kurta, smiled and waved from the dais adorned with posters of…
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3Novices:Austria’s ‘whizz-kid’ Sebastian Kurz announces far-right coalition before becoming world’s youngest leader

Austria’s conservatives and the far-right agreed a coalition deal on Friday, two months after elections that saw the Alpine country move to the right and capping a year of successes for Europe’s nationalists.
The accord between Sebastian Kurz’s People’s Party (OeVP) and the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPOe) announced late on Friday will see Kurz, 31, become chancellor and also the world’s youngest leader.
“We are happy that we have reached this agreement…
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3Novices:How week of chaos inspired Indian tech entrepreneur to set up OkSir app for in-home services

Arun Kapoor was sending his son to school when his car broke down. His domestic helper would usually have helped but she did not turn up for work that day. At the same time his wife was in hospital, pregnant with their second child. It was a hectic week for the Indian technology entrepreneur.
But the chaos had a silver lining – it inspired Kapoor to set up OkSir, his “Uber-style” smartphone app that delivers an array of household services on demand.
“Whenever I needed…
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3Novices:Artist’s daring tribute to late dissident Liu Xiaobo goes on show in China… but only for a day

A French-Chinese artist’s tribute to late Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo survived the first day of a public exhibition in Shenzhen; many would say miraculously.
The miracle proved short-lived, however. By nightfall, authorities had covered the work with a promotional banner. An organiser told the South China Morning Post police were investigating the case as there were “political problems” with the artwork.
The artist Hu Jiamin and his wife, who said they were…
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3Novices:Xi ‘sent a reminder’ to Hong Kong over Beijing’s hard line on city

Xi Jinping’s praise for Hong Kong’s leader learning about the Communist Party congress report was to remind residents of his hardline principles on the city and that its semi-autonomy is contingent on respect for the party, a leading Beijing adviser on Hong Kong affairs said on Saturday.
Lau Siu-kai noted that mainland officials had recently grown less restrained in asserting the party’s authority over the city.
The analysis of Lau, vice-chairman of The Chinese Association of…
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