Month: March 2021

HSBC suffered no risk from Meng Wanzhou’s alleged deceptions, court hears, as extradition fight enters crucial stage

HSBC suffered no risk of loss as a result of alleged deceptions by Meng Wanzhou, her lawyer told a Canadian court on Monday, as the Huawei Technologies chief financial officer’s two-year battle against extradition to the United States entered a critical stage.But a Canadian government lawyer representing US interests said the fact that Huawei was…

Kuwait’s #MeToo moment: women denounce sexual harassment in Lan Asket campaign

Abrar Zenkawi was cruising towards the beach in Kuwait City when she saw a man waving and smiling in her rear-view mirror.Elsewhere, this may have been a benign highway flirtation. But in Kuwait, it’s a haunting routine that often turns dangerous. The man pulled up beside her, inched closer and finally drove into her. Zenkawi’s…

‘Two sessions’ 2021 bite-sized recap: meetings close with passage of Hong Kong electoral reforms

These are the issues that topped the agenda on the final day of the shortened annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing.Sweeping changes The national legislature almost unanimously passed a resolution to ensure only “patriots” can rule Hong Kong. Officials say measures are necessary to establish “democracy with Hong Kong characteristics”, but…