Coronavirus overshadows Japan’s New Year’s Day festivities

New Year’s Day is the biggest holiday in Japan’s calendar, but this year’s festivities have been subdued following record highs in new coronavirus cases nationwide and calls from the government to stay home.   Japan’s Emperor Naruhito appealed to the public to work together through the pandemic in a videotaped New Year’s Day address to the nation released on Friday.

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NYSE starts process of delisting three Chinese telco companies

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is starting the process of delisting securities of three Chinese telecom companies, after U.S. President Donald Trump last month barred U.S. investments in Chinese firms Washington says are owned or controlled by the military.   It’s “a modest step, but at least an awakening to national security and human rights-related risk”, said Roger Robinson,

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