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  • Canadian police escort worshippers as ‘bullying’ pro-China protesters surround church holding prayers for Hong Kong
    by Ian Young on August 19, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Canadian police escorted worshippers out of a Vancouver church on Sunday, after flag-waving pro-China protesters surrounded the building while the Christians attended a prayer meeting for Hong Kong.The protesters’ actions were described by an organiser of the prayers as “intimidation” and “bullying”.Chris Chiu said the incident at the Tenth Church, on a leafy street in the city’s Westside area, had left him shaken and fearing for the worshippers’ safety.The prayer meeting at the sma […]

  • China dedicates a mountain highway to test self-driving cars
    by Jane Zhang on August 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

    China has dedicated a mountainous stretch of highway in eastern Shandong province for testing connected, self-driving vehicles as part of the country’s efforts to challenge the US in autonomous driving technology.The local Qilu Transportation Development Group earmarked a 26-kilometre-long (16 miles) highway for autonomous driving and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, in cooperation with partners including Chinese telecom gear provider Huawei Technologies and China Mobile, one of t […]

  • Chinese scientists are at the forefront of the quantum revolution
    by The Washington Post on August 19, 2019 at 1:05 am

    More than a decade ago, Chinese physicist Pan Jian-Wei returned home from Europe to help oversee research into some of the most important technology of the 21st century.At a conference in Shanghai this summer, Pan and his team offered a rare peek at the work he described as a “revolution.”They spoke of the hacking-resistant communications networks they are building across China, the sensors they are designing to see through smog and around corners, and the prototype computers that may someday […]

  • Chinese embassy warns Canada to ‘immediately stop meddling’ in Hong Kong and China affairs
    by Reuters on August 18, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    China’s embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the “fundamental right of assembly” for Hong Kong citizens.Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied peacefully in Hong Kong on Sunday in the 11th week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.On the eve of Sunday’s rally, Canadian Foreign Minister Chyrstia Freeland and EU […]

  • Donald Trump says Tiananmen Square-style crackdown in Hong Kong would harm trade talks
    by Teddy Ng on August 18, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    US President Donald Trump has warned that trade talks with China would be hampered if Beijing uses violent means to crack down on the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.“No, I think it would be very hard to deal if they do violence. If it’s another Tiananmen Square … I think it’s a very hard thing to do if there’s violence,” Trump told reporters in New Jersey, referring to the crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing in 1989.“So I hope – because I think we’re going to end up doing a very […]

  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says US-China negotiations ‘positive’, does not foresee recession at home
    by Bloomberg on August 18, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Larry Kudlow pushed back Sunday on the notion that the US economy is headed toward a recession, and said recent phone calls between US and Chinese trade negotiators had produced more “positive news”.Kudlow, the White House National Economic Council director, and Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump’s trade adviser, made multiple appearances on Sunday talk shows to discuss the economy and China trade prospects after a tumultuous week in financial markets.“I don’t see a recession at all,” Kudlow […]

  • Beijing unveils detailed reform plan to make Shenzhen model city for China and the world
    by Phoebe Zhang on August 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Shenzhen – China’s hi-tech capital just over the border from Hong Kong that was the original site for the country’s reform and opening-up experiment 40 years ago – will become a new special economic zone to carry out bolder reforms as a model for other Chinese cities.Beijing on Sunday unveiled a detailed plan for wide-ranging reforms to be implemented in Shenzhen, including in the legal, financial, medical and social sectors, according to a report by state broadcaster CCTV.Under the plan, […]

  • China police investigating FedEx package containing handgun sent from US to Chinese sporting goods firm
    by Cissy Zhou on August 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    An investigation has been launched after a FedEx package containing a handgun was sent by a US client to a Chinese sporting goods company in Fuzhou, Fujian province, local police confirmed to the South China Morning Post.Jinan police station, under the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau, said in a statement on Sunday evening that officers from the district had seized the gun and an investigation was under way.The statement did not say whether the package contained more than one handgun or releas […]

  • China warned it should not pin its hopes on Russian soybeans plugging supply gap caused by US trade war
    by Orange Wang on August 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Russian soybean exports to China are likely to remain low for the next few years, an agricultural specialist has warned, suggesting that amount produced will not be enough to provide a real alternative to the United States.China suspended purchases of US soybeans and other farm products this month after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese products, compounding the shortages caused by 25 per cent tariffs on the crop that have been in place since July last year […]

  • Chinese director Zhu Yu withdraws film from Taiwan’s Golden Horse awards
    by Phoebe Zhang on August 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Chinese documentary director Zhu Yu, who previously was ready to defy Beijing’s boycott of Taiwan’s Golden Horse awards, has withdrawn from the film festival.The Beijing Film Academy graduate announced on an unverified Weibo account on Saturday that she and her film, Young People Question Taoism, would no longer be in the running for the high-profile awards.“I will completely abide by the orders of the China Film Administration, but when I signed up, the [Chinese] administration had not […]

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