India toughens public procurement rules for bidders from bordering nations, seen aimed at China

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday (Jul 23) said bidders from bordering countries eyeing government contracts would need prior registration and security clearances, a move seen as New Delhi’s latest effort to counter China following a border clash between the two nations. The Indian government’s statement said the decision was taken to “strengthen the defence of India […]

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In Hong Kong national security law, echoes of China’s own cyber crackdown

BEIJING: Hong Kong’s new National Security Law will shake up digital surveillance in the city, with strict new company compliance measures that echo the mainland’s years-long crackdown on anti-government content. Foreign tech companies have balked at the laws, with Facebook, Twitter and Google among those saying they would suspend requests for data pending clarification of […]

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NokScoot one step closer to liquidation

BANGKOK: Low-cost carrier Scoot announced on Friday (Jun 26) that the board of directors of NokScoot has passed a resolution to liquidate the troubled airline.  NokScoot is a joint venture between Scoot and Thailand-based airline Nok Air.  Advertisement Advertisement NokScoot’s shareholders will deliberate the same resolution at a NokScoot general meeting in two weeks, Scoot said in […]

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