Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: China

Over 3,000 people join annual demonstration in Hong Kong

BEIJING: More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to take part in a traditional annual January 1 demonstration to express their protests against the policy of the regional administration. According to the South China Morning Post, organizers of the march expected 5,500-5,800 people to ...

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Trade wars cost US, China billions of dollars each in 2018

CHICAGO : The US-China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018, hitting industries including autos, technology – and above all, agriculture. Broad pain from trade tariffs outlined by several economists shows that, while specialized industries including U.S. soybean crushing benefited from the dispute, ...

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China: Hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians, 5 killed

LONGYAN: At least five people were killed after a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians in China’s Longyan city. Twenty-one people have also been injured in the incident, Chinese media reported. The incident happened in the coastal south-eastern Fujian province. A man has been detained by the police. According to preliminary ...

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Scientists discover way to turn copper into gold

BEIJING – Alchemists have been struggling for ages to create the legendary philosopher’s stone capable of, among other things, turning base metals into precious ones, and specifically – into gold. Modern day Chinese scientists seem to have finally come close to performing such a transformation. A group of Chinese scientists ...

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Huawei announces securing 25 5G commercial contracts

DONGGUAN: Huawei Rotating Chairman Ken Hu held a press conference with leading global media at the company’s new campus in Dongguan. The journalists visited R&D labs showcasing materials and thermal management technologies developed for 5G equipment, as well as an independent cyber security lab. Hu delivered strong messages of confidence ...

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Third Canadian detained in China

TORONTO: A third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, a Canadian newspaper reported, amid a diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa over the arrest of a Chinese telecom executive. Canada’s foreign ministry said it was “aware of a Canadian citizen” having been detained, according to the National Post, which ...

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Lapis Lazuli corridor to connect Asia, Europe

BEIJING/KABUL: Afghanistan has reopened its Lapis Lazuli trade corridor, a part of the ancient Silk Route, which will once again connect the country to Central Asia, Europe and even China through its BRI project, an official of Afghan government said. The new corridor includes roads, railway and maritime routes that ...

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China Arrests Second Canadian in Response to Huawei CFO’s Arrest

BEIJING: China has detained a second Canadian national in what seems to be a direct retaliation to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that two Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are “being investigated” on suspicion of “activities that endangered China’s ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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Chinese court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering ...

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