Monday, 27 September 2021

Tag Archives: China

China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls

File Photo / China allows couples to have three children as birthrate falls /  Photo: Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images BEIJING (AFP) – China will allow couples to have three children after a census showed its population is rapidly ageing, state media said Monday, further unwinding four decades of strict ...

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China completes historic Mars spacecraft landing

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese ...

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Baidu rolls out paid driverless taxi service in Beijing

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING – Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China. Unlike previous Baidu autonomous driving demonstrations in Beijing, this was the first time there was no safety driver sitting behind ...

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Biden pleads for unity, warns of Chinese threat

REUTERS/Charles Mostoller WASHINGTON – United States President Joe Biden proposed a sweeping new US$1.8 trillion (S$2.3 trillion) plan in a speech to a joint session to Congress on Wednesday (April 28), pleading with Republican lawmakers to work with him on divisive issues and to meet the stiff competition posed by ...

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Xi urges Europe to ‘make positive efforts with China’ in Merkel call

Photo by Wu Zhiyi/China Daily BEIJING – President Xi Jinping told German leader Angela Merkel during a phone call Wednesday that he hoped Europe would “make positive efforts with China”, Chinese state media reported, following an international row over the treatment of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. The call ...

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UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

LONDON: Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China’s Huawei. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill tightens security requirements for new high speed 5G wireless ...

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Chinese President Asks Troops To Focus On Preparing For War

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked his troops to prepare for war state news agency Xinhua reported today. Troops should maintain a state of high alert…  Put all (your) minds and energy into preparing for war, Xinhua quoted Xi Jinping as saying. Troops should be absolutely loyal, absolutely pure, ...

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