Tag: China

China Says It Will Ban Plastics That Pollute Its Land and Water

BEIJING — It’s piled up in landfills. It clutters fields and rivers, dangles from trees, and forms flotillas of waste in the seas. China’s use of plastic bags, containers and cutlery has become one of its most stubborn and ugliest environmental blights. So the Chinese government has introduced measures to drastically cut the amount of […]

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How Technology Saved China’s Economy

Landing in Shanghai recently, I found myself in the middle of a tech revolution remarkable in its sweep. The passport scanner automatically addresses visitors in their native tongues. Digital payment apps have replaced cash. Outsiders trying to use paper money get blank stares from store clerks. Nearby in the city of Hangzhou a prototype hotel […]

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China Confirms New Coronavirus Spreads From Humans to Humans

WUHAN, China — The mysterious coronavirus that has killed at least three people and sickened more than 200 in China is now capable of spreading from person to person, a prominent Chinese scientist said on Monday, adding to fears of a broader pandemic. The disclosure increased pressure on the Chinese government to contain a growing […]

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Volkswagen To Buy 20% Of Chinese Battery Maker Guoxuan

Volkswagen is readying to purchase a 20 percent stake in Chinese electric vehicle battery manufacturer Guoxuan, sources tell Reuters. It is understood that the car manufacturer intends on acquiring the stake in the publically-traded battery maker through a discounted private share placement in the coming weeks. Guoxuan has a current market capitalization of $2.8 billion […]

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China’s Mysterious and Deadly Coronavirus Is Spreading Faster Than Previously Thought

The number of people infected by a pneumonia-like virus in China tripled over the weekend as authorities confirmed on Monday that the coronavirus had spread to many more regions and cities, including the capital Beijing. With just days to go before hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate Chinese New Year, the tripling of […]

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The Story of China’s Economic Rise Unfolds in Switzerland

SHANGHAI — Beijing’s alliance with the World Economic Forum started in 1979 with the arrival in Davos, Switzerland, of a small team of free-market economists led by a wizened Chinese intellectual, Qian Junrui, who had barely survived Mao’s Cultural Revolution. He had been imprisoned for eight years, tortured and repeatedly beaten unconscious. China and Davos […]

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Fighting Extradition to U.S., a Chinese Executive Goes to Court

VANCOUVER — Global politics, big money, high technology and the intricacies of Canadian law will come together on Monday when the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, begins in a Vancouver courtroom. Ms. Meng, 47, a former secretary at Huawei who rose to become a public […]

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Facebook Apologizes for Vulgar Translation of Chinese Leader’s Name

Facebook apologized on Saturday after its platform translated Xi Jinping, the name of the Chinese leader, from Burmese to a vulgar word in English. The mistranslation caught the company’s attention when Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, wrote on her official Facebook page about Mr. Xi’s two-day visit to […]

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China Reports New Cases of Deadly Virus, Adding to Outbreak Concerns

BEIJING — The Chinese authorities on Sunday said that 17 more people had been infected with a mysterious new virus, raising questions about how it is being transmitted and adding to concerns about the spread of the illness ahead of China’s busiest travel season. The announcement by the health commission in Wuhan, a central Chinese […]

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Battered but Resilient After China’s Crackdown

YARKAND, China — The winding, crowded lanes of old Yarkand, an ancient Silk Road town, preserve patterns of life that go back centuries. On a recent morning, smoke wafted from sputtering grills of lamb and ovens lined with baking flatbread. Clangs rang from a coppersmith shaping bowls with a hammer. Twangs from a dutar, a […]

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Speaking of China – Tesla’s Thinking Small

While we’re on the subject of American (or somewhat American) automakers looking to beat the Chinese at their own EV game, Tesla has announced a new direction in that massive electric vehicle market. With Model 3s now rolling into buyers’ hands from its just-opened Shanghai assembly plant, the automaker has turned its eye to the […]

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Fiat Chrysler Looking to Muscle Into Chinese EV Market

Ram Rebels and Power Wagons are a tough fit for China’s cramped, heavily taxed new vehicle market, but “new energy” vehicles (electric cars) are not. With this in mind, Fiat Chrysler is aiming to put EVs in the hands of Chinese consumers through a potential joint venture. Clearly seeing an avenue for growth — and […]

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The New U.S. Trade Deal Is Climate Sabotage

If this week is the “Super Bowl” of trade policy—as Republican Senator Rob Portman called it Wednesday—the planet won’t be getting a ring. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Nafta replacement that passed 89-10 through the Senate on Thursday, never mentions the climate crisis. It will do plenty to fuel it. “Trump’s Nafta 2.0 is a […]

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Wolf Richter: Tesla, Hit by Sagging US Sales, Goes Full-China with Design Center, Loans & Factory

By Wolf Richter, editor of Wolf Street. Originally published at Wolf Street Tesla doesn’t disclose deliveries in the US, unlike other automakers. It only discloses global deliveries. We have to look at other data to see how Tesla is doing in the US; and in the US, deliveries have been plunging in recent months. In […]

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Ford Still Can’t Figure Out China, GM Similarly Vexed

<img data-attachment-id="1640988" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/09/american-automakers-losing-footing-in-chinas-wonky-market/ford-showcases-a-broad-range-of-new-vehicles-at-its-auto-china-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/BJAS-Ford-01-e1536685074864.jpg" data-orig-size="1254,835" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Ford showcases a broad range of new vehicles at its Auto China 2018 Ford stand","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Ford showcases a broad range of new vehicles at its Auto China 2","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford showcases a broad range of new vehicles at its Auto China 2" data-image-description=" Ford China ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/BJAS-Ford-01-e1536685074864-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/BJAS-Ford-01-e1536685074864-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1640988″ […]

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2020 Volkswagen Passat S Rental Review – Big and Basic

<img data-attachment-id="1704426" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/2020-volkswagen-passat-s-rental-review-big-and-basic/20200108_143043/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2015" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1578493843","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.0013717421124829","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2020 Volkswagen Passat S" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-450×278.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-610×377.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1704426 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-610×377.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”377″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-610×377.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-450×278.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-768×474.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200108_143043-e1578522092260-120×74.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>When your author’s 2019 Golf SportWagen (to be revealed soon) went into the shop for warranty work after […]

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