Tag: China

Bigger Blazer Appears in Colorado

The jury’s out on whether General Motors will foist an SS version of its new-for-2019 Chevrolet Blazer on Americans, but some consumers stand to get an XL. An extended version of the midsize crossover is in development, adding enough mass to the vehicle’s rear for the automaker to squeeze in an extra row of chairs. […]

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UK allows Huawei to supply non-core 5G gear, blocks core network access

(Reuters) — Britain will allow Huawei a restricted role in building parts of its 5G network, seeking a middle way in a bitter dispute between the United States and China over the next generation of communications technology. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, is under intense scrutiny after the United States told allies not […]

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The Foolhardy Quest to Define a “Trump Doctrine”

Michael Anton is nothing if not resolute. A former Bush speechwriter and private-equity executive, he has dedicated himself these past few years to a lonely and self-evidently futile goal: to convince America that President Donald Trump is a statesman with a coherent philosophy—or really anything other than an erratic, egomaniacal ethno-nationalist. Anton first rocketed into […]

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Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State

Video Is Chinese-style surveillance becoming normalized? A Times investigation found the Chinese surveillance state is spreading past its borders. In Ecuador, cameras across the country send footage to monitoring centers to be examined by police and domestic intelligence. The surveillance system’s origin: China. April 24, 2019 QUITO, Ecuador — The squat gray building in Ecuador’s […]

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Qualcomm interview: China’s early launch proves the world wants 5G now

History will remember April 2019 as a particularly big month for 5G networks, as carriers from the U.S., South Korea, and Europe all launched or significantly expanded their first 5G services. Last night, another global power revealed that it is 5G-ready, as state-owned carrier China Unicom announced that it’s moving up China’s first 5G network deployment […]

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We’ve Endured Years of Bragging From Trump—What Would an American Trade ‘Victory’ Look Like?

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and commentator. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute Beijing and Washington have been engaged in long-standing negotiations to resolve an increasingly contentious trade dispute. It looks like we are approaching the endgame, but, as James Politi and Lucy Hornby report in the Financial […]

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China Unicom moves first Chinese 5G launch up to May

Closely following the launches of early 5G networks in the United States, South Korea, and Europe, China Unicom has decided to move up its commercial 5G rollout to May 2019, accelerating the start of consumer 5G services in China. The largely state-owned carrier announced the news tonight at its Partner Conference in Shanghai alongside 5G chipmaker Qualcomm […]

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A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China Guessing

XIJIAHE, China — The plague’s victims die gruesomely. First, a high fever. The skin goes flushed, purplish. There is a discharge from the eyes and nose. Bloody diarrhea. And within days, death. The survival rate is near zero. By China’s official estimates, the present outbreak of African swine fever, which affects pigs but is harmless […]

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Tesla Explosion Goes Viral, Adds to Musk’s Chinese Woes

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U.S. to Clamp Down on Iranian Oil Sales, Risking Rise in Gasoline Prices

NEW ORLEANS — The Trump administration is poised to end a program that has allowed five large nations, including China and India, to buy Iranian oil despite American sanctions, two senior American officials said on Sunday, a decision that is intended to squeeze Tehran’s government but could lead to higher oil and gasoline prices. The […]

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The Richest Man in China Is Wrong. 12-Hour Days Are No ‘Blessing.’

Jack Ma, the richest man in China and founder of the e-commerce company Alibaba, is a big fan of extreme overwork. He recently praised China’s “996” practice, so called because it refers to those who put in 12-hour days — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — six days a week. This “is not a problem,” […]

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DJI R&D head dreams of drones fighting fires by the thousands in ‘aerial aqueduct’

While the world watched in shock as part of Notre Dame cathedral burned, few realized the surprising roles machines played in the incident. Sadly, a possible computer glitch may have been responsible for the fire. But technology was also crucial to the recovery efforts. French firefighters used DJI drones to survey the blaze and assess […]

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China enshrines new rules for approving games

China has created a new approval process for games, as market analyst Niko Partners has detailed. The country is the largest gaming market in the world, but all publishers must submit games to the government for content and monetization review. This can make the process of releasing in China difficult. The approval process suspended in […]

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Lenovo and ZTE set 5G phone launches for April and May as LG halts V50

Though the race to offer the world’s first 5G smartphone ended with the near-simultaneous launches of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G and Motorola’s 5G Moto Mod for Moto Z3, the second round of early 5G devices is coming very soon — though it’s a little unclear where and how well they’ll work. China’s Lenovo and ZTE […]

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Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? – A Talk with Stephen Cohen

Yves here. It is quite distressing to see the Mueller report take up as if it were settled fact the idea that Russia influenced the 2016 Presidential election, particularly since his investigation didn’t provide any information that supported this theory. So this Real News Network interview with professor Stephen Cohen provides a badly-needed counterpoint. Please […]

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Amazon Gives Up on Chinese Domestic Shopping Business

SEATTLE — Amazon may dominate online shopping in the United States, but in the world’s second-largest economy it is all but calling it quits. Amazon said late Wednesday that it was closing its domestic e-commerce business in China. The company had long struggled to gain traction in China despite operating there for more than a […]

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Microsoft’s confusing facial recognition policy, from China to California

On Tuesday, news broke that Microsoft refused to sell its facial recognition software to law enforcement in California and an unnamed country. The move led to some praise for the company for being consistent with its policy to oppose questionable human rights applications, but a broader examination of Microsoft’s actions in the past year indicates […]

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