Tag: China

BEV Fires Encourage China to Get Serious About Battery Safety, Vehicle Monitoring

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A Muslim Family Sought Help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The Police Dragged Them Out.

The last time Abdulhamid Tursun spoke to his wife, she was huddled in a Beijing hotel room with their four children, frightened after being evicted from the Belgian Embassy in the dead of night. Suddenly, plainclothes police officers burst into the room, cutting off the couple’s video call. Mr. Tursun says he has not heard […]

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Newzoo: U.S. will overtake China as No. 1 gaming market in 2019

For the first time since 2015, the United States is the top gaming market in the world. So says market research research firm Newzoo in its 2019 Global Games report, which it published today. It will be the first time since 2015 that the U.S. has been the No. 1 country, and this forecast isn’t […]

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Hong Kong’s Leader Publicly Apologizes for Extradition Bill

HONG KONG — Backpedaling under mounting public pressure, Hong Kong’s top leader publicly apologized on Tuesday for having proposed contentious legislation that would allow extraditions to mainland China. “I would like to tender my sincere apologies to the citizens of Hong Kong,” Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, said at a news conference […]

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Intel, Qualcomm, and Xilinx quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

(Reuters) — Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said. Executives from top U.S. chipmakers Intel and Xilinx attended a meeting in late May […]

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A New Trump Battleground: Defining Human Rights

After the horrors of World War II, the United States led in adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, recognizing the “inherent dignity” and “equal and inalienable rights” of all people to life and liberty. For three-quarters of a century it has stood for the protection of human rights by the rule of […]

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Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored.

WASHINGTON — Nervous business owners are spending seven days trying to persuade the Trump administration not to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. Most are bracing for disappointment. After several previous hearings where company officials testified against tariffs only to see them go into effect, many business leaders are becoming […]

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Beijing Is Treading Lightly in Hong Kong, for Now

The throngs packing the urban canyons of Hong Kong have posed a fateful dilemma before the most powerful man in Asia: Back down before people power, anathema to any authoritarian leader and certainly to Xi Jinping, or do whatever it takes to bring Hong Kong to heel, risking the censure of the free world and […]

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The Trade War is Taking Money From Your Wallet, and Returning Some, Too

Since the start of the Trump administration’s trade war last year, economists and executives have repeatedly warned that consumers will ultimately end up footing the bill for tariffs through higher prices. That’s true. It just might not feel like it. A recent economic study estimated that the 10 percent tariffs imposed last year on $200 […]

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China Backs Hong Kong’s Leader Despite Huge Protests

HONG KONG — The Chinese government on Monday voiced strong support for Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive, Carrie Lam, a day after yet another vast street protest against her government rattled the leadership in Beijing and the local political establishment. The Foreign Ministry issued a forceful endorsement of Mrs. Lam on Monday. Beijing’s representatives in […]

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For Hong Kong’s Youth, Protests Are ‘a Matter of Life and Death’

HONG KONG — They are on the front lines of every demonstration, dressed in black T-shirts and pumping their fists as they march through Hong Kong’s sweltering streets. They organize on encrypted messaging groups and hand out helmets and goggles at rallies. When the police fired tear gas at them, they chased the smoke-emitting canisters […]

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Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping of China plans to visit North Korea later this week, his first trip there as president and a surprise move shortly before President Trump and Mr. Xi are expected to meet at an economic summit. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has visited China four times in the past year. […]

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Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands remain in the streets, even after city officials said they would suspend the contentious extradition bill that prompted the demonstrations in the first place. We look at why the protesters […]

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Huawei Chief Predicts Sales Will Flatline After Trump Crackdown

SHANGHAI — The chief executive of Huawei, the Chinese technology giant, said on Monday that he expected the company’s annual revenue to slip this year to about $100 billion as the Trump administration’s crackdown on the firm takes a bite out of its business. Huawei earned more than $105 billion in sales last year, helped […]

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A Radical Plan to Fix the Dollar

Elizabeth Warren released an “American jobs” plan recently. It includes several trade and manufacturing policies intended to benefit American workers and companies. Wall Street responded with righteous indignation, which suggests she may have hit a nerve. One element of her plan most likely explains Wall Street’s angry reaction: a call to tackle America’s overvalued dollar. […]

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Hong Kong’s Retreat Chips Away at Xi Jinping’s Iron Image

BEIJING — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, was in Tajikistan on Saturday, celebrating his 66th birthday with the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, when the political crisis in Hong Kong took a dramatic turn with an unexpected retreat in the face of mass protests. Mr. Xi’s trip fortuitously gave him some distance from the events in […]

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‘Catastrophic,’ ‘Cataclysmic’: Trump’s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding Alarm

Already battered by the e-commerce revolution, traditional retail stores are bracing for another blow — new tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that the Trump administration is threatening to impose. Retailers and analysts warn the impact will be disastrous for an industry already tormented by vacant storefronts and deserted malls. The reason: Unlike […]

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How Hong Kong’s Leader Made the Biggest Political Retreat by China Under Xi

HONG KONG — Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, has a very loyal majority in the territory’s legislature. She has the complete backing of the Chinese government. She has a huge bureaucracy ready to push her agenda. Yet on Saturday, she was forced to suspend indefinitely her monthslong effort to win passage of […]

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The Murder Case That Lit the Fuse in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Before the mass street protests, the tear gas and the clashes with the police, before the government went all out for legislation that could threaten Hong Kong’s special status in China, and then abruptly backed down, a pregnant young woman went on a romantic getaway to Taiwan. Poon Hiu-wing, 20, never returned […]

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Food Security: Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

Jerri-Lynn here. This Real News Network interview with Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps discusses what’s caused the current outbreak of African swine flu – the largest animal epidemic in history –  which is currently rampaging throughout China and other parts of Asia. Pork prices have shot up 40% globally. This […]

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