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3Novices:Chinese securities watchdog’s ex-chief: adopt global investing rules to quieten critics of infrastructure plan

China should step up its efforts to adapt its investment and financing projects to international standards to quell overseas criticism of its Belt and Road Initiative, a former head of China’s securities watchdog said on Wednesday in Washington.
Xiao Gang, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a policy advisory body, and a former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, also said belt and road investment built solely around Chinese funds…
January 24, 2019 at 03:45AM http://bit.ly/2Wej7Zx
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3Novices:What does winning the US-China trade war look like for Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

This story is part of an ongoing series on US-China relations, jointly produced by the South China Morning Post and POLITICO.
The United States and China have just five weeks to come up with a deal that both nations can hail as “wins” in their closely watched trade war, and they’re each asking the other for major concessions heading into the next round of talks in Washington next week.
But what does “winning” actually look like for US President Donald Trump and…
January 24, 2019 at 03:34AM http://bit.ly/2DuH0oa
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3Novices:‘Trust me, you need this’: how China’s live-streaming KOL stars are changing the face of business

Tucked away in the basement of an unremarkable commercial centre in downtown Guangzhou, a booming southern Chinese city, is an important “factory”. It doesn’t produce shoes or shirts, or anything you might expect; it churns out influential live-streaming celebrities.
Hifan Multi-Channel Network is only a few years old but already is one of the top five multimedia companies in the city. With only 40 members of staff, it has created a stable of about 100 live-streaming…
January 24, 2019 at 03:31AM http://bit.ly/2S2uTqF
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3Novices:‘Trust me, you need this’: how China’s live-streaming KOL stars are changing the face of business

Tucked away in the basement of an unremarkable commercial centre in downtown Guangzhou, a booming southern Chinese city, is an important “factory”. It doesn’t produce shoes or shirts, or anything you might expect; it churns out influential live-streaming celebrities.
Hifan Multi-Channel Network is only a few years old but already is one of the top five multimedia companies in the city. With only 40 members of staff, it has created a stable of about 100 live-streaming…
January 24, 2019 at 03:31AM http://bit.ly/2S2uTqF
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3Novices:‘Are my children next?’ Michael Cohen delays House testimony, citing fears for family’s safety after threats from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, has postponed his testimony to Congress citing concerns for his family’s safety.
Cohen’s family, including his wife, children and in-laws, encouraged him to postpone the appearance after calls by Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to investigate Cohen’s father-in-law, according to Cohen’s lawyer and spokesman Lanny Davis.

Kevin Corke, @FoxNews “Don’t forget, Michael Cohen has already…
January 24, 2019 at 03:26AM http://bit.ly/2MwpDGM
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3Novices:Nancy Pelosi tells Donald Trump his State of the Union speech is officially delayed until government shutdown ends

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told US President Donald Trump on Wednesday that he may not deliver a State of the Union speech in the chamber of the House of Representatives until the 33-day-old partial government shutdown has ended.
Responding forcefully to a letter from the president earlier in the day in which he essentially dared her to disinvite him, Pelosi said in a letter to Trump that the House would not consider a measure authorising the speech for now.

“Again, I look forward to…
January 24, 2019 at 02:23AM http://bit.ly/2S4Z9Bh
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3Novices:In ‘mind-boggling’ remarks, Canada’s ambassador to China John McCallum says Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou has ‘strong case’ against extradition

Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested last month in Canada, has a “strong case” against extradition to the United States, Canada’s ambassador to China said in extraordinary comments broadcast here Wednesday.
Critics said John McCallum’s comments were tantamount to offering legal advice to Meng and undermined the independence of Canada’s judicial process. A former ambassador to China called them “mind-boggling”.

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January 24, 2019 at 12:48AM http://bit.ly/2CF5UzU
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