Daily Archives: August 13, 2019


Fears For Another Tiananmen As Protests In Hong Kong Intensify

Despite Hong Kong’s international airport resuming operations this week, the intensity of pro-democracy protests and their tensions with pro-Beijing groups and police show no signs of slowing down. Initially, in reaction to an extradition law allowing Hong Kongers to be transferred to mainland China to face prosecution, the protests have […]


Italy’s Chinese Prostitution Problem

Since World War II, Chinese have migrated to Italy, and in more recent decades, migrated in larger waves. Italy hosts about 300,000 Chinese nationals, the largest diaspora community in the European Union. Many come to Prato, Italy’s textile capital near Florence, since there is a large established Chinese textile community. […]


Shia Group Banned In Nigeria After Deadly Clashes With Police

On 28 July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced a court ruling to ban the Muslim group Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Thousands of IMN followers gathered at a protest rally in the capital city Abuja on Monday. There, protestors called for proper medical treatment for their detained leader, Sheik […]


COSO Is Preparing A New Set Of Risk Guidance For Cybersecurity, Compliance

The Committee of Sponsoring Organization of the Treadway Commission is making preparations to develop new risk guidance policies for companies to manage their cybersecurity threats. The expectation from the committee toward the companies is a well-structured key methodology of risk management that the enterprises would conduct toward encountering cyberattacks, crafting […]


U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Venezuelan Government 1

Last Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the expansion of sanctions against Venezuela into a full economic embargo. The executive order freezes all assets of Nicolás Maduro’s government and prohibits transactions with it, unless specifically exempted, stating that “the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services […]