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China Reports 2 Cases Of One Of The Most Unsafe Kind Of Plague

China Reports 2 Cases Of One Of The Most Unsafe Kind...

Fleas transmit plague — but the pneumonic plague, the type reported from China this week, can spread from person to person as well. Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images Fleas transmit plague — but the pneumonic plague, the type reported from China this week, can spread from…
Tesla displays Chinese-made Design threes ahead of Shanghai factory start

Tesla displays Chinese-made Design threes ahead of Shanghai factory start

Tesla is famous for missing deadlines, but the company's Shanghai factory, dubbed Gigafactory 3, seems to be on schedule. Tesla broke ground on the facility in January. Now media reports indicate that work is just about finished, and the company is weeks away from beginning large-scale manufacturing. According to Bloomberg, Tesla chairman Robyn Denholm said last…
6 apprehended for offering Chinese equipment to military as “Made in America”

6 apprehended for offering Chinese equipment to military as “Made in...

Jan-Stefan Knick / EyeEm / Getty In August 2018, an Air Force service member noticed something strange about a body camera being used by security personnel at an Air Force base: Chinese characters on the screen. A subsequent investigation found numerous indications that the camera—and two dozen others in the same shipment—had been made in…
In China, Children Of Unwed Moms Might Be Disallowed From Public Health Care, Education

In China, Children Of Unwed Moms Might Be Disallowed From Public...

Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children. I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services…
The 5G Photo: China Report

The 5G Photo: China Report

With speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G, and latency up to 120 times lower, 5G is poised to revolutionize the tech industry. Telecoms in 18 countries will roll out 5G networks by the end of 2019, which means the race to secure global 5G leadership is officially underway. Winning would allow the opportunity…
Congress worried teens’ preferred app is nationwide security risk

Congress worried teens’ preferred app is nationwide security risk

Enlarge / Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019. Trade War! USA v. China View more stories Two senators are pressing for an investigation into TikTok, a short-form video app that's mostly popular with teenagers, for potential national security concerns. Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)…
New Research Study: China Is Winning Some Health-Care Battles– And Losing Others

New Research Study: China Is Winning Some Health-Care Battles– And Losing...

Ten years into China's multi-billion dollar investment in health-care reform, the country has made "spectacular" progress on some top public health challenges — including insurance coverage and deaths of children. But it's facing an uphill battle on others, including second-hand smoke and cancer, according to a special China-themed issue on September 28 of the journal…
Elon Musk is doubling down on China as vehicle sales drop and electric-vehicle aids are slashed (TSLA)

Elon Musk is doubling down on China as vehicle sales drop...

The launch of Tesla's first factory in China will likely come at a difficult time for auto companies in the world's largest passenger-vehicle market. The electric-car maker is building a factory in Shanghai that it expects to begin producing vehicles by the end of this year Having a factory in China will reduce the shipping…
Apple, Foxconn captured breaking Chinese labor laws while making iPhones

Apple, Foxconn captured breaking Chinese labor laws while making iPhones

Enlarge / A Foxconn facility. Apple and Foxconn violated a Chinese labor rule by using too many temporary staff at a major factory that makes iPhones. As reported by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the two companies confirmed the allegation. Chinese labor law allows facilities like Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant to operate with no more than 10% of…
China is close to launching a Libra-like digital currency

China is close to launching a Libra-like digital currency

Enlarge / An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018. -/AFP/Getty Images China's central bank is working on a cryptocurrency that will be similar to Facebook's Libra, a government official said this week, according to Reuters. China's central bank has had a group studying…

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