Fintech News & Trends in Hong Kong and Asia

NextPlay Technologies, Inc. Announces Plans to Launch a New Class of Tokenized Medical Real Estate in Conjunction with NextPlay’s Extension into Medical Tourism

SUNRISE, FL, Oct 21, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – NextPlay Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTP) (the ‘Company’ or ‘NextPlay’), a digital business ecosystem for consumers, digital advertisers, video gamers and travelers, announced today the plans to form the MedTrek Fund, which is expected to be a blockchain securitized closed-end fund. The fund once formed, […]

China’s housing prices ease amid speculation curbs

This aerial photo taken on Sept 8, 2021 shows the construction site for a transaction center in Qianhai, Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong province. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BEIJING – China's property market continued to ease in September amid strict government regulations to curb housing speculation, official data showed Wednesday. New home prices in four first-tier cities […]

China vows to do utmost on climate goals

Stressing cooperation, special envoy also urges real action from rich world A bird's-eye view of Sanjiangyuan National Park, Qinghai province. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY) China's special climate envoy Xie Zhenhua said that China will "fight its hardest" to achieve emissions and neutrality targets over the coming decades, and called on developed nations to follow […]

Unhealthy idol worship in crosshairs

Entertainment industry falls in line as scrutiny of shows aimed at youth rises (SHI YU / CHINA DAILY) China's National Radio and Television Administration issued a notice last month that cast a spotlight on the country's idol industry. Reality television competitions for those hoping to become idols can no longer be shown according to the […]

China tests world’s most powerful solid-fuel rocket engine

China has conducted the first ignition test for the world's most powerful solid-propellant rocket engine. (PHOTO / CHINANEWS.COM) Chinese space engineers have conducted the first ignition test of the most powerful solid-propellant rocket engine in the world, which will be used on new-generation rockets, according to the Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology in Xi'an, […]

Hitachi, Tohoku University and Kyoto University Become World’s First to Establish Technology for Highly Efficient, High-quality Production of Actinium-225, a Material Required for Internal Radiation Therapy Called TAT

TOKYO, Oct 19, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), Tohoku University and Kyoto University have become the world’s first (1) to establish technology for the highly efficient and high-quality production of actinium-225 (225Ac), a substance required for a form of radiation therapy known as targeted alpha therapy (TAT). TAT is […]

President calls for boosting transportation cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech via video link at the opening ceremony of the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference, Oct 14, 2021. (LI TAO / XINHUA) President Xi Jinping called on countries on Thursday to advance global transportation cooperation for humanity's common development and write a new chapter featuring connectivity […]

US plot to discredit Chinese investments exposed

HARARE – The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the US State Department is allegedly implementing "an intricate plan" designed by Washington to smear Chinese businesses in Zimbabwe "through disinformation, lies and sensationalism in the independent media and social platforms." In an article published on Sept 21, Zimbabwe's largest daily newspaper The Herald, […]

StrongNode Partners with Blockpass for KYC Provision

HONG KONG, Oct 15, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Blockpass and StrongNode are proud to reveal a collaboration that will see StrongNode employ Blockpass’ KYC services to ensure customer compliance. StrongNode has positioned itself to be the next generation of edge computing by leveraging blockchain to create a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) distributed Edge […]

UN official: China plays leading role in tackling global challenges

Aerial photo taken on Aug 19, 2020 shows wind turbines in Jiucaiping scenic spot in Southwest China's Guizhou province. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BANGKOK – China has contributed in a significant way to tackling global development challenges such as poverty and climate change, a senior official of the United Nations said. Armida Alisjahbana, executive secretary of […]