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Chinese markets plunge more than 5% with increasing tensions between China and the United States

Stocks in China plummeted on Monday following a new escalation between China and the United States, when President Trump announced an imminent increase in customs tariffs for $ 200 billion on Chinese goods. Chinese markets fell 5%. Japanese yen strengthened, while the Chinese yuan dropped. The Australian dollar has also...

Support surges in China for student accusing Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, of rape

A 21-year-old student from the University of Minnesota Liu Jingyao accused the head of the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com of having drunk her at a dinner party and then raping her in her apartment in the United States. The company that called the charges "meritless" said said it would defend...

Six Marxist students vanish on Labor Day in China

Six Marxist university students who wanted to spend the International Labor Day alongside regular workers vanished in China. Related articles: 2018, the year of missing persons in China, Chinese marxist students detained for supporting workers’ rightsA group of activists near the six students announced their disappearance in a statement released...

Second Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Fan Wei is the second Canadian citizen to be sentenced to death for drug trafficking within a few months. Related:Missing in China: people who disappeared in China in 2018China to add all fentanyl-related substances to controlled narcotics list Crystal Meth, Flakka and other designer drugs are...

Belt and Road forum: China showcases ‘project of the century’ to world leaders

The leaders of 37 countries are gathering in Beijing for Saturday's summit on the Belt and Road initiative, the Chinese project of the New Silk Road. The purpose of the New Silk Road is to expand global trade links, through the financing of railway routes, ports, roads.According to many analysts,...

China opens educational Mars base in the Gobi Desert

On Wednesday, an educational park was inaugurated not far from Jinchang, in the Gobi desert, with the aim of showing students and tourists what life might be like on a base on Mars. Related: 4 Chinese space companies to watch , The photographic history of the Chinese space programAccording to...

Amazon is shutting down its marketplace in China

Amazon is shutting down its domestic e-commerce marketplace business in China that allows Chinese consumers to buy from Chinese merchants, after the difficulties encountered in competing with Alibaba and JD.com. “We are notifying sellers we will no longer operate a marketplace on Amazon.cn and we will no longer be providing...

One of the four remaining Yangtze giant softshell turtles dies in China

One of the rarest turtles in the world, a Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei, 斑 鱉), died in China, leaving only three remaining alive. The female specimen died in the Suzhou zoo in the south of China.Local staff and international experts had attempted to artificially inseminate the turtle, who...

China says it wants to ban cryptocurrencies

The main Chinese economic authority wants to ban the bitcoin mining industry, according to a list of industrial activities that the agency is trying to stop and which shows the strong government pressure to block the sector. The National Development and Reform Commission, NDRC (中华人民共和国 国家 发展 和 改革 委员会)...

Baidu CEO: AI will weaken people’s dependence on smartphones in two decades

Robin Li, CEO, and co-founder of the search engine giant Baidu said during 2019 Internet Yuelu Summit, that Artificial Intelligence will play an increasingly dominant role in everyday life and that the dependence of people on their smartphone will decrease over the next two decades. “Our living environment will be...