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Online shopping scam on Facebook.

A report from one of the staff at YourVoice Asia. Our staff member was taken in by a advert for a Drone on Facebook to which he ordered and awaited the delivery. This was the Video which is now been shown by several different companys on the internet. I recieved a email with the follow text the next day. You may contact us by simply replying to this email. Sincerely, Alex Smith Head Customer Support After waiting 3 weeks I called and was told that it would take…

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Singapore police recover S$27 million linked to China Ponzi scheme Read more at

SINGAPORE: Singapore police said on Tuesday (Aug 21) they have recovered more than S$27 million linked to one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in China, which saw 1.15 million investors cheated out of 38 billion yuan (S$7 billion). Ezubao, once China’s biggest peer-to-peer lending platform, folded in 2016 after it turned out to be an online scam that concocted fake projects to attract investment and pocketed funds instead of passing them to borrowers to generate returns. In May that year, the Singapore police’s Commercial Affairs Department assisted Chinese authorities during their investigation into the scam by conducting asset…

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China Economy Singapore USA 

Singapore needs to watch out for spillover effects from trade tensions: MAS

SINGAPORE: While the impact from rising trade tensions remains limited thus far with the economy expected to stay on a “steady expansion path”, Singapore needs to guard against potential spillover effects, said Mr Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This is due to the country’s role as a node in the regional electronics production value chain, as well as a hub for air and sea transport and financial intermediation services, he said alongside the release of the central bank’s annual report on Wednesday (Jul 4). “Bilateral trade…

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China News Singapore 

Large crowds welcome in the Year of the Dog at annual River Hongbao event

SINGAPORE – It may be the Year of the Dog, but the 120,000-strong crowd at River Hongbao on Friday (Feb 16) welcomed in the Chinese New Year with a lion’s roar. Fireworks filled the air as the clock struck 12, and the crowds cheered their way into the Year of the Dog. Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools), was guest-of-honour during the countdown at the annual River Hongbao event, held at the Marina Bay floating platform. Mr Ng wished the crowds a happy new year, and said in…

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Accident China North Korea 

China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash

BEIJING: Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans died in a major bus accident in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday (Apr 23), with two Chinese nationals seriously injured and left in critical condition. Chinese visitors make up about 80 percent of all foreign tourists to North Korea, says a South Korean think-tank, the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates that tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the isolated country. Chinese diplomats have rushed to the scene of Sunday’s accident in North Hwanghae province, the…

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China Food Maylasia 

Malaysia recalls two products of China tinned sardines found to contain worms

TLC Sardines in Tomato Sauce, one of two products recalled in Malaysia after they were found contaminated with dead worms. (Photo: Malaysia Health Ministry website)  KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health ministry on Thursday (Apr 19) recalled two products of canned sardines from China after they were found to contain dead worms. In a statement, director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said analysis by the Health Ministry found that the TL Tan Lung Canned Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Fujian Yongfa, as well as the TLC Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Dongshan Dongyi Foods, were…

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Beijing China USA 

China slaps retaliatory tariffs on 128 US imports

BEIJING: China on Monday imposed tariffs on 128 US imports worth US$3 billion, including fruit and pork, retaliating for US duties on steel and aluminium that Beijing said “seriously infringed” Chinese interests. The move, which was decided by the customs tariff commission of the State Council, followed weeks of rhetoric that has raised fears of a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The Trump administration had said its duties were aimed at steel and aluminium imports that it deemed a threat to US national security, but China’s Commerce…

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Cambodia China News Sihanoukville 

Probe into Chinese investment to Sihanoukville still idle

A task force established a month ago to address problems stemming from an influx of Chinese investment to Sihanoukville has not received a single report of illegal businesses or taken any enforcement action, with one official maintaining it was impossible to take “serious” action for fear of discouraging more investment. Despite officials in the coastal enclave having complained for months about increased money laundering, illegal gambling and human trafficking associated with the recent flood of Chinese money and workers, Long Kemvichet, spokesman at the Commerce Ministry in Phnom Penh, which is heading…

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Asia China Gambling News Singapore 

Chinese gambling on Sihanoukville

Between Sihanoukville’s beaches and its multiplying casinos, “Lao Qi” and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty meters apart. But their fortunes could not be more different. For while Lao Qi is riding the Chinese boom that brought him and thousands of others from China to the Cambodian resort, Bun Saroeun’s business was built on low-budget Western visitors. It is far less profitable and now he faces eviction. Sihanoukville starkly illustrates how Cambodia’s ever tightening relationship with China is transforming the country. Just as China‘s aid and investment have…

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Cambodia China 

Chinese in Cambodia

My last post was about the Chinese in Sihanoukville. Maybe I should have titled it, “The Chinese Invasion of Sihanoukville.” It’s a peaceful invasion, but I didn’t realise until today how big of an impact they’re having everywhere in Sihanoukville. I’ve heard rumours, but I don’t listen to rumours I hear on the Hill. I learned that lesson years ago. Today, however, I learned more from the woman who runs Escape Cafe on Serendipity Road. There are big changes in Sihanoukville. Whether that’s good or bad depends on who you…

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