Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: China

Huawei launches foldable 5G Mate X

SHANGHAI: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched its foldable 5G Mate X smartphone on Wednesday, starting pre-sales for the device in China on the same day. Huawei announced the smartphone’s launch on its official Weibo account. The much-touted foldable 5G Mate X was originally set for a June launch but Huawei ...

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Bollywood’s Most Expensive Flick “2.0” Flops In China

BEIJING: Another Bollywood blockbuster hopeful has met with a disastrous end in China. “2.0,” dubbed as the most expensive Indian movie to date with a reported budget of US$82 million, is running to near-empty 11,000 cinema halls. Starring Indian superstars like Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the sci-fi fantasy thriller has ...

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China to restrict visas for US nationals

SINGAPORE: China is planning tighter visa restrictions for US nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar US restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. China’s Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ...

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US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over rights violations

BEIJING: The US Commerce Department announced it is blacklisting 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the move, which bars the named entities from purchasing US products, ...

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Hong Kong chief Lam warns military could step in bad situation

HONG KONG Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned on Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if the ongoing protests in the city continue, adding that four months of protests marked by a sharp escalation in police violence and protester blow-back was no longer “a peaceful movement for democracy”, media ...

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China’s 70-year parade shows global ambition

BEIJING: China’s Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country’s global ambitions. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade US defenses, a supersonic attack drone and other products of two-decade-old weapons development effort rolled through Beijing as soldiers marched past President Xi ...

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China’s central bank injects liquidity into market

BEIJING: China’s central bank pumped 40 billion yuan (about 5.6 billion US dollars) into the financial system Tuesday. The People’s Bank of China injected the liquidity through 14-day reverse repos at an interest rate of 2.7 percent. With no reverse repos maturing Tuesday, this led to a net injection of ...

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Japan promotes China as bigger threat than North Korea

TOKYO: China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defense review indicated, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a section on Japan’s ally, the United States, the first time ...

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UK says to decide on Huawei soon but China must play by rules

LONDON: Britain will make a decision soon about whether to allow Huawei equipment to be used in its 5G networks but China must play by the rules if it gets access to Western markets, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said. Asked when a decision would be made by the United Kingdom ...

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US will delay some US tariffs on Chinese goods: Trump

WASHINGTON: The US will delay by two weeks a bump in tariffs on Chinese goods that were set to go into effect Oct. 1, President Donald Trump announced. The decision, Trump said, was made as a concession to Beijing as it prepares to celebrate at the start of October the ...

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