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Analysis: China is still the ultimate prize that Western banks can't resist
For many companies, doing business in China is getting trickier by the day. But Western banks and asset managers are more than willing to up their bets on the world's second biggest economy, convinced that the opportunities remain too go...
America builds military bases around the world. China builds economic ones
Beijing’s new deal with Rabat, which could turn Morocco into a key trade hub for Europe and Africa, shows how China is using strategic thinking rather than military muscle to extend its influence globally.
Meta/Facebook voted worst company of 2021: survey
Facebook, which was recently rebranded as "Meta," was rated the worst company of the year according to a recent survey.
This sector of the economy raised a record half trillion dollars in 2021
Initial public offerings, or IPOs, in which a company’s shares are sold to investors on one or more stock exchanges, raised a record $594 billion in 2021 globally, according to data providers.
It's 'game over' for U.S.-listed Chinese companies, global asset manager says
Chinese companies listed on Wall Street will likely to be cut off from U.S. capital markets in the next three years, says TCW Group's David Loevinger.
'Potential for damage incalculable': Experts sound alarm over cyber vulnerability in widely used software
While the first victims hit by hackers were Minecraft players, experts warn the cyber vulnerability could soon be exploited by spies and organised criminals.
Critical software bug sets ‘internet on fire’
Cybersecurity experts have raised the alarm about a previously unknown critical flaw in a commonly used software tool that could potentially allow hackers to compromise millions of devices connected to the internet.
PM accused of lying after No 10 officials caught joking about Christmas party
Exchange between Ed Oldfield and Allegra Stratton took place last December days after alleged party took place
How driverless cars will change our world
Self-driving vehicles are steadily becoming a reality despite the many hurdles still to be overcome – and they could change our world in some unexpected ways.
Autonomous "Robotaxis" Debut On China Streets
Beijing this week approved its first autonomous taxis for commercial use, bringing dozens of the so-called "robotaxis" to the streets of the Chinese capital.
Stressed by parenting? Evolution can explain why
What can ants and meerkats teach us about parenting? Evolutionary biologist Nichola Raihani uncovers the ancient social instincts that still shape our families today.
"For The Accused It's Simple": China's Blocked #MeToo Movement
China's #MeToo Movement: China's tennis star Peng Shuai had accused a former top Communist Party politician of sexually assaulting her.
Alibaba’s Singles Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event Goes Global
Singles Day in China is the world’s largest annual shopping extravaganza. Its creator, the e-commerce giant Alibaba, is now exporting the event to the rest of the world as part of its push to challenge Amazon and others.
Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution
Glasgow climate pact adopted despite last-minute intervention by India to water down language on phasing out dirtiest fossil fuel
COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal
A draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has watered down commitments to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels, as countries race to reach a deal after two weeks of talks.
The world's fight for 'climate justice'
Some of the world’s poorest and lowest carbon-emitting countries are suffering the most from climate change. Is it time for 'climate justice'?
China's Delivery Drivers Live On Edge Amid Exploitative Sector Practices
Over a dozen delivery drivers on the ground in China detail how delivery firms exploit millions of workers even as the sector booms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yahoo leaves China for good, cites "challenging" environment
Yahoo said it had stopped allowing its services to be accessible from mainland China "in recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment", the second Western tech brand to quit the country in recent weeks.
The Facebook Papers Are Their Own Outrage Machine
You can’t even fight a social network without a social network.
China Proposes Guidelines On Internet Platform Responsibilities
The responsibilities outlined by the SAMR relate to issues for which these companies have already been criticized over the past year as part of a wide-ranging crackdown by Chinese regulators.
Eswatini protests: Nurses refuse to treat police after colleagues shot
The health workers say security forces injured 30 colleagues when they opened fire at a protest.
Analysis: What we know about the Queen's health
It's rare for the Queen to scrap an engagement so when she does, the immediate question for many here in Britain is: "How serious is it?"
NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, NYT
Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA . He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because th...
Alibaba's Jack Ma Spotted In Spain In Rare Trip Abroad After China Scrutiny: Report
The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticised China's regulatory system in a speech last year.
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