Tag: China

Hong Kong Protests: U.S. Business Leaders Are Blocked From Entering Macau

HONG KONG — Two American business leaders in Hong Kong have said they were stopped with no explanation from entering the neighboring Chinese city of Macau. The news of their denial of entry on Saturday came at a tense moment in relations between China and the United States, as well as before planned protests in […]

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‘I Have Told Everything,’ Says Whistle-Blower in China Crackdown

LONDON — A Uighur woman living in the Netherlands said on Saturday that she helped publicize secret Chinese government documents that shed light on how Beijing runs mass detention camps holding Muslim ethnic minorities. She recounted how she lived in fear after she and her former husband received death threats and were contacted by Chinese […]

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Why China’s ‘military AI budget’ is irrelevant (spoiler: all AI is military AI)

A recently published study from the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), a think-tank at Georgetown University, indicates commonly held perceptions about China‘s supposed AI spending may be grossly off-base. Key takeaways suggest the PRC spends much less than the US on ‘military‘ and ‘defense‘ AI. Here’s a hot take: All AI is military […]

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Survey: EV Interest Varies Wildly Between Nations, Ditto for Shared Ownership

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Claims of China’s Meddling Roil Taiwan Ahead of Elections

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In December 2016, Xiang Xin, a businessman based in Hong Kong, and his wife asked the government in Taiwan for permission to invest in real estate, as foreigners must do. After a four-month investigation, officials rejected their application. “Their relationship with China’s People’s Liberation Army was extraordinarily close,” Chang Ming-pin, executive secretary […]

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Huawei mounts legal challenge against U.S. ban on rural carrier customers accessing subsidies

(Reuters) – China’s Huawei has mounted a legal challenge against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the body designated the technology giant as a security threat and moved to bar it from a government subsidy program. The FCC last month voted unanimously to designate Huawei Technologies and peer ZTE as national security risks, barring […]

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With Internal Squabbling on Vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO?

LONDON — When President Trump left the NATO gathering early and in a huff on Wednesday, it only reinforced the fear that with America distracted and retreating, the West’s celebrated alliance has lost focus. The 70th anniversary celebrations in London largely illuminated NATO’s uncertainty about whether its primary mission is defending against a disruptive Russia, […]

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Huawei Hits Back at the F.C.C. With a Legal Challenge

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei, the Chinese technology powerhouse, is challenging the Federal Communications Commission in court for choking off its sales in the United States, the latest in the besieged company’s widening efforts to hit back at regulators and critics across the globe. The F.C.C. voted last month to bar American telecommunications companies from using […]

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China’s Genetic Research on Ethnic Minorities Sets Off Science Backlash

BEIJING — China’s efforts to study the DNA of the country’s ethnic minorities have incited a growing backlash from the global scientific community, as a number of scientists warn that Beijing could use its growing knowledge to spy on and oppress its people. Two publishers of prestigious scientific journals, Springer Nature and Wiley, said this […]

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Nintendo Switch launches in China on December 10 for $300

(Reuters) — Japan’s Nintendo said on Wednesday it will officially launch its Switch gaming console in mainland China on December 10 priced 2,099 yuan ($298) with local partner Tencent. Pre-orders for the console began at noon (0400 GMT) in China on Wednesday, opening a major front in Nintendo’s drive to expand the reach of the […]

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China Is Very Angry That Congress Pointed Out it Is Committing Massive Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

For the second time in less than a week, Beijing has lashed out at Congress for what it calls foreign meddling in domestic affairs, after lawmakers in Washington passed a bill that paves the way for sanctions against China for human rights abuses in Xinjiang province. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to […]

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Polestar 2 Tooling Trial Prototypes Roll Off Chinese Plant’s Assembly Line

The Polestar 2 is now one step closer to getting delivered to customers, as the Volvo-owned performance brand has kicked off tooling trial production of the EV. The first Polestar 2 prototypes have started to roll off the assembly line at the Luqiao factory in China in preparation for series production. Tooling trial production is […]

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Wealthy Countries’ Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer

Yves here. Perhaps I am being churlish, but I find this post to be an exercise in climate change delusion. It is true the advanced economies owe emerging economies a debt for the climate damage they’ve done, and the fact that that would constrain their development if everyone were to get as serious as they […]

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Trump Inflames the Trade Wars, Again

LONDON — President Trump disrupted the global economy on Tuesday when he threatened NATO allies and suggested that he could wait a year to reach a trade agreement with China, sending stock markets swooning. In comments to reporters sandwiched between meetings with fellow leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Mr. Trump said a trade […]

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Hyundai Lafesta EV Quietly Unveiled In China With 302 Mile Range

While the automotive world was focused on the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai quietly introduced the Lafesta EV in China. Set to be launched early next year, the Lafesta EV has a “Sensuous Sportiness” design that differs significantly from the standard model. The most obvious changes occur up front as the model has been equipped […]

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North Korea Touts New Resort, Seeking to Blunt U.N. Sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said on Tuesday that its leader, Kim Jong-un, had opened a new mountain resort this week, calling it “an epitome of modern civilization,” as the isolated country tries to attract more foreign tourists to blunt the pain of international sanctions. Mr. Kim attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Township […]

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