Tag Archives: China

The Pentagon, In A Tech War With China, Is On Track To Field Its First Electric Aircraft In 2023

Air Force Maj. Jonathan Appleby (left) and Beta Technologies test pilot Camron Guthrie sit in the cockpit of Beta’s electric aircraft, Alia, during a flight test March 14 over Plattsburgh, NY Courtesy of Beta Technologies The US government took a hands-off approach when it came to the development of consumer drones. Now a single Chinese… Read More »

WildCard Scenarios For 2023 And What Not To Worry About

TOPSHOT – Iranian pro-government protesters burn flags of the US, Israel and Britain during a rally … [+] against the recent anti-government protests in Iran, in Tehran, on September 25, 2022. – Iran’s judiciary chief vowed no leniency against the wave of unrest that has rocked the country since the death of young Kurdish woman… Read More »

‘A very hard road ahead’ for China as COVID-19 cases spiral

Comment on this story Comment BAZHOU, China — Nearly three years after it was first identified in China, the coronavirus is now spreading through the vast country. Experts predict difficult months ahead for its 1.4 billion people. China’s unyielding “zero-COVID” approach, which aimed to isolate all infected people, bought it years to prepare for the… Read More »

China, US ByteDance Staff Accessed Journalists’ TikTok Data

TikTok owner ByteDance said workers accessed user data from US journalists and other private citizens, NYT reports. ByteDance said the data collection was part of an unsuccessful attempt to track down leaks, per the report. The revelation contradicts an earlier statement from TikTok that said the app had never been used to “target” journalists. Loading… Read More »

What Tension? China Appliance Leader Midea Upbeat On US Market

Comedian and actor Sam Richardson has starred as the “chief idea officer” in a Midea brand campaign … [+] this year. Midea It’s been a tough year for ties between the US and China – the world’s No. 1 and no. 2 economies. Though the tone has improved since a meeting between President Joe Biden… Read More »

WHO ‘Very Concerned’ About Reports Of Severe COVID In China

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said the agency is “very concerned” about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China after the country largely abandoned its “zero COVID” policy, warning that its lagging vaccination rate could result in large numbers of vulnerable people getting infected. At a press briefing on… Read More »

Why it’s so hard to tell porn spam from Chinese state bots

But this spam content may not have had anything to do with the Chinese government after all, according to a report published on Monday by the Stanford Internet Observatory. “While the spam did drown out legitimate protest-related content, there is no evidence that it was designed to do so, nor that it was a deliberate… Read More »

China wants Covid patients to go to work. The public isn’t so sure

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — Just weeks ago, catching Covid in China meant being taken to government quarantine for an indeterminate stay… Read More »

After A Near Disaster, USNS Comfort Returns As Navy Faces New Questions

America’s hospital ships are too big to operate away from a pier. Getty Images After a near-catastrophe off Haiti, where 19 sailors and civilians narrowly escaped with their lives, the Navy faces a slew of “get real” and “get better” Questions about how it is managing their two obsolete hospital ships, the supersized USNS Mercy… Read More »