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  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +1

    6 million people in China used only renewable energy for a week

    The Qinghai province in China just used entirely renewable energy for seven days as part of a trial to prove that it is possible to just use green energy. From June 17 to 23, the 6 million people living in the region in Northwest China only used hydro, wind, and solar power as their energy source. Based on local news reports, the trial was used to prove that it was possible to switch from coal-based energy on a large scale.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +10 +1

    China brings Star Wars to life with ‘laser AK-47’

    China has developed a new portable laser weapon that can zap a target from nearly a kilometre away, according to researchers involved in the project. The ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is classified as being “non-lethal” but produces an energy beam that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can pass through windows and cause the “instant carbonisation” of human skin and tissues.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by tukka
    +14 +1

    China Warns its Tourists: Beware Gun Violence in America

    China has warned its citizens about traveling to a foreign country with “highly frequent” gun violence. That oh-so-dangerous place? The United States. The notice, issued by the Chinese Embassy in Washington on Saturday, was China’s latest effort to warn tourists about a land where gun violence kills about as many people as car accidents — a rate that far exceeds that of any other rich nation.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +10 +1

    Chinese firm claims its laser rifle burns clothes and skin up to 800m away

    A Chinese firm wants to arm the country's police forces with a whole new kind of weapon for the battlefield: an assault rifle that fires lasers and can burn your clothes and skin from up to 800m away. Oh, and those lasers are silent, invisible, and can pass through glass windows too.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by dynamite
    +12 +1

    Chinese scientists break quantum computing world record

    Chinese physicists have achieved quantum entanglement with 18 qubits, surpassing the previous world record of 10. This represents a step toward realizing large-scale quantum computing, according to a recent study published in the journal Physical Review Letters. Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which two or more entangled subatomic particles, or qubits, can theoretically affect each other simultaneously regardless of distance. The idea was so counterintuitive that Albert Einstein mocked it as "spooky action at a distance."

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by larylin
    +6 +1

    China denies it will be first to impose tariffs on $34bn of US goods

    China has denied it will fire the opening salvo in an escalating trade dispute with the US, insisting that it would not bring in 25% tariffs on $34bn (£26bn) of American goods before a move from Washington. Both sides have threatened to impose similarly sized tariffs on 6 July, but because of the 12-hour time difference, it was thought the Chinese tariffs on US imports ranging from soybean to stainless steel pipes could take effect earlier. However, China’s finance ministry issued a statement on Wednesday saying that it would not be the first to levy tariffs.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by takai
    +9 +1

    China Will Use Facial Recognition Technology to Remove Beautiful People From Factories

    If you’re at a travel hub or a large event in China, chances are you’re being watched. With facial recognition technology, police have the ability to scan large crowds to find if there are any political dissidents, known troublemakers and even wanted criminals. While most of the attention surrounding facial recognition has been focused on law enforcement, Chinese labor authorities announced this week a strange new use for this controversial technology.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ppp
    +12 +1

    China warns nationals traveling to US of high medical bills, violent crime

    China's embassy in Washington has issued a notice warning Chinese nationals about high medical bills and violent crime in the U.S. In a notice posted on the embassy's website, Beijing warned Chinese nationals traveling in the U.S. that they could face pricey medical bills, poor "public security," and warrantless searches and seizures by customs agents.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +26 +1

    The US-China trade war is about to get real

    After months of threats and skirmishes, the trade war between the United States and China is about to get serious. On Friday, the world's top two economies are due to exchange fire by hitting $34 billion of each other's exports with steep new tariffs, the first moves in what may become a devastating cycle of retaliation. The planned measures have already unsettled markets and provoked warnings from companies of damage to their bottom lines and higher prices for consumers.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Vandertoolen
    +11 +1

    China says the US has started 'the biggest trade war' in history

    China on Friday accused the United States of starting "the biggest trade war in economic history" as the two sides imposed steep new tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of each other's exports. The Trump administration's 25% tariffs affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts. They kicked in just after midnight ET, which is noon in Beijing.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zritic
    +3 +1

    Trump confirms that tariffs against China will take effect

    The United States and China launched what Beijing called the "biggest trade war in economic history" Friday, imposing tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods amid a spiraling dispute over technology. The Trump administration is confronting China over development tactics it says include stealing technology or pressuring foreign companies to hand it over. American officials worry U.S. industrial leadership will be eroded by Chinese plans to create tech champions in fields including robotics, biotech and artificial intelligence.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by kxh
    +15 +1

    Why Trump’s liberal demolition job and authoritarian outreach is about China

    US President Donald Trump's closeness with totalitarian leaders and indifference towards traditional liberal allies could be a strategy to reposition America against a rising China.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ckshenn
    +22 +1

    Soy farmers say they're getting hurt in Trump's trade war with China

    "The math is simple. You tax soybean exports at 25 percent, and you have serious damage to U.S. farmers," said one Iowa grower.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by hedman
    +7 +1

    As trade war rages, the shoe biz goes on for Ivanka Trump and her Chinese suppliers

    President Donald Trump’s daughter has long had her apparel and shoes made in China and thanks to a major exemption for Chinese garment and footwear in the tariffs dispute, the clothing industry looks likely to be left unscathed. The U.S. imposed an additional 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods on Friday. Among the sectors affected were nuclear reactors, boats and aircraft, but clothing was exempted.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +22 +1

    Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

    Beijing is putting billions of dollars behind facial recognition and other technologies to track and control its citizens.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by messi
    +10 +1

    Woman disappears after throwing ink on photo of Chinese President

    A woman who threw ink at an image of Chinese president Xi Jinping has disappeared, sparking concerns for her safety. Dong Yaoqiong, 29, live-streamed herself throwing black ink over a photo of Xi in front of the Hainnan Airlines office in Shanghai’s Lujizui at about 6am on July 4, Taiwan News reported. “Oppose Xi Jinping authoritarian tyranny!” she can be heard shouting in Chinese during her protest against the Chinese Communist Party.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +20 +1

    Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

    A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday. The chemical, trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11, has been banned around the world since 2010 and is a potent destroyer of ozone, which protects life on Earth from UV radiation, and strong greenhouse gas. A shock rise in the gas in recent years was revealed by atmospheric scientists in May, but they could only narrow the source to somewhere in East Asia.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by ppp
    +15 +1

    Some in Washington Wary as Silicon Valley Welcomes Chinese Investments

    While the Trump administration is putting tariffs on Chinese imports, another battle has been brewing about whether the United States should block Chinese investments in some U.S. companies that work in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other key technology. Some of these technologies have U.S. national security implications, argues the Department of Defense in a report on growing Chinese ties to U.S. firms. Lawmakers in Washington are considering expanding a Treasury Department review process that looks at investments from foreign entities.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by 8mm
    +3 +1

    Germany, China seek closer alliance over trade spat with US

    Government consultations between Germany and China in Berlin on Monday aim to send a signal of closer bilateral cooperation in light of a worsened trade spat with the US. But some hurdles have yet to be overcome. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang held talks on closer economic cooperation in Berlin on Monday as the two countries seek a coordinated strategy in response to the US administration's protectionist agenda.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by rexall
    +9 +1

    Donald Trump's China Tariffs Don't Apply to Ivanka

    Despite her father’s rallying cry to “buy American and hire American,” 100% of Ivanka Trump’s fashion products were made overseas—at least until early 2017. And now her goods are avoiding the sweeping tariffs enacted by President Trump in his trade war with China. On Friday morning, Trump implemented $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods ranging from auto parts to medical devices, according to the Huffington Post.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zritic
    +9 +1

    BMW moving some production to China, raising prices on SC-made SUVs in response to tariffs

    Automaker BMW says it will build more of its popular SUVs overseas to offset the higher cost of sending cars to China due to recently enacted tariffs. BMW also said it will raise the price of South Carolina-built vehicles sold in China to help offset that country's new 40 percent import tax on cars from the U.S., retaliation for higher tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by President Donald Trump. The dpa news agency reported that Munich-based BMW said Monday it is "not in a position to completely absorb the tariff increases."

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zritic
    +12 +1

    China Vows to Cut Cost of Cancer Drugs as Blockbuster Film Highlights Issue

    The major policy overhaul is announced just as 'Dying to Survive,' a film about the plight of poor cancer sufferers, was storming China's cinemas, earning $232 million in just five days. China has vowed to accelerate its efforts to cut the costs of lifesaving cancer drugs, a move many are viewing as a response to a local blockbuster that highlights the social ills caused by overpriced medication in the country.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by wildcard
    +7 +1

    Trump preparing tariffs on additional $200B in Chinese goods: report

    President Trump this week will likely release a list of Chinese goods to hit with $200 billion in tariffs, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday. The new list will come days after the U.S. levied duties on $34 billion in Chinese imports, which resulted in retaliatory tariffs from China of the same amount against U.S. goods.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by geoleo
    +7 +1

    China pledges US$23 billion in loans and aid to Arab states

    Free-trade deals are also on the cards, as President Xi Jinping tells forum Beijing wants to ‘become the keeper of peace and stability’ in the region. Beijing will also further explore the possibility of free-trade deals with each of the 22 states in the Arab League, as Xi reiterated commitments to globalisation at a time when China is locked in a trade battle with the US. China and the Arab League – a regional bloc of states in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia – agreed to upgrade their bilateral ties to form a “strategic partnership of comprehensive cooperation...

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by jerkyll
    +12 +1

    Tesla's China factory: Will it ever be built?

    Tesla has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build an auto factory that would rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest step yet to expand overseas.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by everlost
    +18 +1

    Pacific leaders sign on to Australian internet cabling scheme,...

    Pacific nations Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have signed on to a joint undersea internet cable project, funded mostly by Australia, that forestalls plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to lay the links itself.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by kxh
    +15 +1

    'China will challenge US naval supremacy within a year'

    Behind closed doors in DC, a well-regarded analyst spooked a high-level gathering.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by grandsalami
    +15 +1

    China's new destroyers: 'Power, prestige and majesty'

    China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by hiihii
    +8 +1

    China says its second-quarter GDP growth was 6.7%, meeting expectations

    China on Monday posted second-quarter GDP growth of 6.7 percent from a year ago, slightly lower than 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2018 as Beijing has been cracking down on risky credit amid escalating trade tensions with the U.S. The official reading was in line with expectations from analysts polled by Reuters.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by rawlings
    +4 +1

    China Now Makes More Electric Cars Than Every Country COMBINED

    To make sense of this direction, take a look at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. The event displayed 1,022 models, 174 of which were new energy vehicles. Of those cars, 124 were produced by Chinese companies. That’s seven Chinese for every 10 electric vehicles — and the fact that China has become the largest EV market in the world goes beyond a single event.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +9 +1

    EU presses China to open up economy, avoid trade war

    The head of the European Commission on Monday urged China to open up its economy to avoid escalating existing trade disputes. Reuters reported that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, where the two discussed the importance of free trade. China has drawn scrutiny from President Trump and other world leaders for its protectionist policies, prompting the Trump administration to implement steep tariffs and set off concerns of a global trade war.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    China Slowly Catches Up To The US In Top Tech Companies List

    China is slowly catching up to the United States in the rankings of the top tech companies according to market valuation, holding nine of the Top 20 slots. Of those nine, only two appeared on the radar five years ago in the famous Mary Meeker annual report on internet trends; Tencent and Baidu.

  • Analysis
    2 months ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +13 +1

    Balding Out

    I am leaving China. By Steven Balding.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +10 +1

    Macau authorities to care for 600 greyhounds after notorious track closes

    Authorities in Macau, the world’s largest gambling hub, will care for more than 600 greyhounds after their owner renounced them ahead of the closure of China’s only dog-racing track on Saturday. The move is likely to save former Australian racing dogs, which were exported to Macau in huge numbers and faced an uncertain fate when the track closes.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +8 +1

    Trump flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at customs as trade war heats up

    Trump-themed flags and hats made in China are reportedly being held up at US customs amid an intensifying trade war. Textile suppliers who export their goods to the US told China's state-run tabloid Global Times their products have been delayed at US customs, which is affecting their sales. "Usually the goods only take 10 days to reach US customers. Now it is taking 15 days or longer," Wu Yuepei, a manager at Qiwang Textile Product, told Global Times.