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What we can learn from contact tracing an entire province

What we can learn from contact tracing an entire province

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Enlarge / Students have their temperature measured at Daowu middle school in China's Hunan Province, part of the measures adopted to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, there were a lot of big questions about the basic properties of SARS-CoV-2: how quickly did it…
A successful liftoff for China’s most ambitious Moon mission to date

A successful liftoff for China’s most ambitious Moon mission to date

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Enlarge / China's heavy lift vehicle, the Long March 5, starting its liftoff with the Chang'e 5 mission. On Monday, China successfully sent the latest in its Chang'e missions on its way to the Moon. Chang'e 5 is the most ambitious to date and, if successful, will make China just the third country to return…
China Is Inoculating Thousands With Unapproved COVID-19 Vaccines. Why?

China Is Inoculating Thousands With Unapproved COVID-19 Vaccines. Why?

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A staff member checks vaccines at a Beijing factory built by Sinovac to produce a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine. Sinovac is one of 11 Chinese companies approved to carry out clinical trials of potential vaccines. Wang Zhao /AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Wang Zhao /AFP via Getty Images A staff member checks vaccines…
Apple supplier Pegatron found using illegal student labor in China

Apple supplier Pegatron found using illegal student labor in China

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Enlarge / Employees line up for row call before their shift starts at a Pegatron Corp. factory in Shanghai, China, on Friday, April 15, 2016. Apple has reprimanded one of its largest manufacturers after a Financial Times investigation found that thousands of student interns had worked overtime to assemble iPhones, in breach of Chinese law.…
Judge: Trump admin‘s TikTok ban would cause “irreparable harm” to creators

Judge: Trump admin‘s TikTok ban would cause “irreparable harm” to creators

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Enlarge / Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has blocked a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from operating inside the United States as of November 12, finding that content creators who use the short-form video…
Judge: Trump Admin‘s TikTok ban would cause “irreparable harm” to creators

Judge: Trump Admin‘s TikTok ban would cause “irreparable harm” to creators

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Enlarge / Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019. A federal judge in Pennsylvania has blocked a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from operating inside the United States as of November 12, finding that content creators who use the short-form video…
China joins global vaccine alliance, filling “leadership vacuum” left by Trump

China joins global vaccine alliance, filling “leadership vacuum” left by Trump

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Enlarge / Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the progress on a COVID-19 vaccine during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing on March 2, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories China has now signed on to a massive, global alliance to develop and equitably distribute a coronavirus vaccine—putting the United…
Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Huawei’s new hardware

Video: Here’s everything you need to know about Huawei’s new hardware

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Every year at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) in Shenzhen, China, the company reveals its latest innovations, shiny new products, and upcoming strategy. If you love Huawei products (and may even be reading this from your own beloved P30 Pro) this is the place to be. But if you missed this year’s livestream of HDC2020…
Judge grants TikTok a reprieve, ban will not go into effect tonight [Update]

Judge grants TikTok a reprieve, ban will not go into effect...

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Getty Images Update, 9:00pm: In the 8:00 hour, Judge Carl Nichols of the US District Court for DC granted TikTok's request for a preliminary injunction on the ban, meaning the app will not be removed from app stores tonight. The judge did not address the parts of the ban slated to go into effect on…
TikTok’s fate to go down to the wire; judge will rule before midnight

TikTok’s fate to go down to the wire; judge will rule...

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Getty Images TikTok will be gone from app stores tomorrow morning unless a federal judge acts to block the Trump administration's ban on the app before midnight tonight. Judge Carl Nichols of the US District Court for DC said today that he will determine whether to grant or reject TikTok's request for an injunction on…

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