Friday, 22 October 2021

Tag Archives: China

China’s pandemic-themed TV drama faces online backlash over sexism

BEIJING: A Chinese primetime TV drama about the coronavirus pandemic has been slammed by social media users, who accused it of sexism for downplaying the role of women in battling the deadly outbreak at ground-zero. China has largely brought the virus under control since it first emerged late last year, ...

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Taiwan military says it has right to counter attack amid China threats

TAIPEI: Taiwan said on Monday its armed forces have the right to self-defence and counter attack amid “harassment and threats”, in an apparent warning to China, which last week sent numerous jets across the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait. Tensions have sharply spiked in recent months between Taipei and Beijing, which ...

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Brain-computer interface technology helps paralyzed patient say ‘Hello’

BEIJING: A paralyzed man who could only communicate by blinking his eyes, used a brain implant to say “Hello” through a computer, reportedly the first in the world, which touched medical staff at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The brain-computer interface (BCI) technology ...

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China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

BEIJING: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week – vaccine ...

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U.S. businesses in China face uncertainty after WeChat bans

HONG KONG: As Tencent assesses how its business might be impacted by a U.S. decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become unintended casualties due to their heavy reliance on the app, experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled sweeping bans on ...

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Chinese artificial intelligence company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

SHANGHAI: Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on its patents. The company is calling for $1.43 billion in damages and demands that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” ...

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Pompeo insists China ‘tide is turning’ at contentious US Senate hearing

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted the “tide is turning” in dealings with China, citing international support for Washington s policies even as he expressed “dismay” at the number of countries supporting Beijing s new security law for Hong Kong. Reflecting rising tensions between the world s two largest economies, Pompeo ...

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China halts Hong Kong extradition treaties with Canada, UK

China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law. Western nations have angered Beijing over their responses to the law imposed on Hong Kong which they see as ...

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