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A European astronaut says the risk of the uncontrolled Chinese rocket hitting a home is like getting hit by lightning - and if it did, people would only get a few hours' warning

People watch a Long March 5B rocket lift off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, southern China. STR/AFP via Getty Images An uncontrolled Chinese rocket is heading toward Earth, and nobody knows where the debris could land. A European astronaut told Insider it is unlikely they will fall on inhabited areas. But if they did, authorities would only have "very few hours" to warn people, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. It is highly unlikely that debris from t...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Trends, Earth, Esa, News UK, European Space Agency, Rocket, Space Debris, Reiter, Hainan, Thomas Reiter, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Marianne Guenot, Fahrenheit Reiter


3 Chinese telecom carriers will be delisted from NYSE after losing appeals over a Trump-era investment rule

Staff members use their smartphones at a China Mobile display during the PT Expo in Beijing Oct. 14, 2020. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein Shares of three Chinese telecom companies will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange, The Wall Street Journal reported. The appeals of China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom against being delisted were rejected. The ban was introduced during the tail end of the Trump administration. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the O...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, SEC, New York Stock Exchange, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Nyse, Trump, China Mobile, China Telecom, MSCI


Beyond Meat slumps after the fake meat company reports a wider than expected loss for the 1st quarter

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo a meatless burger patty called Beyond Burger made by Beyond Meat is displayed at a grocery store in Richmond, Va. Beyond Meat reports financial earns Monday, Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) Associated Press Beyond Meat shares tumbled 10% the company announced a wider than expected loss for the first quarter of 2021. Customers, including restaurants, bought less of their meat substitute, which they stockpiled during the height pandemic. This i...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netherlands, Reuters, Brown, El Segundo California, Ethan Brown, Isabelle Lee, Opening Bell Beyond Meat, Richmond Va Beyond Meat


The WHO is granting emergency use of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

A vial of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine Associated Press WHO approved a COVID-1 vaccine from China's Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday. The vaccine was developed by Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned drugmaker, alongside the Beijing Institute of Biological Products. This is the first time WHO has authorized any Chinese-made vaccine for emergency use. See more stories on Insider's business page. A World Health Organization panel has authorized the emergency use of a COVID-19 vac...
Tags: News, China, Trends, Speed, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Vaccines, The Washington Post, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, Sinopharm, Associated Press WHO, Beijing Institute of Biological Products, Beijing Institute of Biological Products This


The Chinese rocket falling to Earth uncontrolled is one of 11 similar missions scheduled over the next 2 years

The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 23. The Chinese rocket falling to Earth is one of 11 in China's plan to build a space station. Two of the 11 launches involve the same type of rocket now in uncontrolled descent. Last time that type of rocket came back to Earth, debris is thought to have fallen on two villages in Africa. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese ...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Africa, US, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, Rocket, Ivory Coast, Space Stations, Forbes, Space Debris, Atlantic Ocean, Foreign Ministry


Global stocks near record highs ahead of key US jobs data and as international trade accelerates

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Stocks traded near record highs as investors are optimistic about US employment data. Chinese and German trade data beat predictions, signalling a stronger-than-expected economic rebound. The Bank of England revised economic growth forecasts up and confirmed its current monetary policies. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Global stocks traded near record highs on Friday, as traders and investors remained optimistic abou...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, England, China, US, Trends, Bank Of England, Shanghai, Deutsche Bank, Federal Reserve, Jim Reid, AXi, OANDA, Jeffrey Halley, Milan Cutkovic, Opening Bell Global


China says the rocket heading toward Earth uncontrolled will mostly burn up when it reenters the atmosphere, suggesting it won't harm anyone

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS China said the chunk of its rocket that is heading uncontrolled to Earth is unlikely to do any harm. Its not clear where the parts could land, but China said most are expected to burn in the atmosphere. The US is tracking the fragments. See more stories on Insider's business page. China downplayed the potential risks of its rocket traveling uncontrolled toward Eart...
Tags: Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Speed, News UK, Associated Press, Pacific, Foreign Ministry, Lloyd Austin, Aerospace Corp, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center


The Chinese rocket speeding back to Earth is so unpredictable it could land almost anywhere. One guess is around Turkmenistan late on May 8.

Experts say anywhere in the shaded area could be the re-entry point for a piece of China's Long March 5B rocket. Turkmenistan - one possible landing area - is marked with an arrow. Google Maps/Insider The US military and others are tracking a Chinese rocket piece due to re-enter the atmosphere soon. Experts have highlighted a huge swathe of the planet where the rocket could come down. Some say it will re-enter over Turkmenistan Sunday, but estimates differ by thousands of miles. See mo...
Tags: Google, Space, Science, China, New York City, US, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, New Zealand, Rocket, Indian Ocean, Turkmenistan, Space Debris, Foreign Ministry


The US has no plans to shoot down the Chinese rocket due to crash down this weekend, defense secretary says

China's Long March 5B Y2 rocket taking off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan, China. China Daily via REUTERS A Chinese rocket is hurtling toward Earth and is expected to crash this weekend. It's falling back to Earth uncontrolled. Where and when it will land is not clear.= US Defense Sec. Austin said the military doesn't plan to shoot down any remains. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has no plans to shoot down the remains of a Chinese rocket th...
Tags: New York, Science, China, Defense, US, Trends, Earth, Austin, Speed, Beijing, News UK, Lloyd Austin, US Space Command, Sinead Baker, Wenchang Space Launch Center, Military & Defense


China's exports soar as US recovers and India stalls

Export growth soared 32% in April as demand jumped for goods from the world's second largest economy.
Tags: Business, China, India, US


SoftBank leads $15M round for China’s industrial robot maker Youibot

SoftBank has picked its bet in China’s flourishing industrial robotics space. Youibot, a four-year-old startup that makes autonomous mobile robots for a range of scenarios, said it has notched close to 100 million yuan ($15.47 million) in its latest funding round led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, the Seoul-based early-stage arm of the global investment behemoth. In December, SoftBank Ventures Asia led the financing round for another Chinese robotics startup called KeenOn, which focuses on delivery ...
Tags: Startups, China, Softbank, Michelin, Huawei, Seoul, Shenzhen, Bluerun Ventures, Hax, SOSV, SoftBank Ventures Asia, Huaneng Group, Flexiv, Youibot, Jiaotong University Youibot, CRRC Zhuzhou


What Peloton's future looks like after its recall on treadmills

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 7. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Peloton's future.Clubhouse shows.Pornhub acquisition talks.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Peloton Experts say Peloton will emerge from the treadmill recall with its bott...
Tags: Media, China, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Canada, Digital Media, Liberal party, Pornhub, Xinjiang, Instacart, Influencer Marketing, Clubhouse, Athletic


Researchers say this combo of old-school invisible ink and AI is ‘uncrackable’

A team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China have developed a system by which invisible ink and a basic cipher can be combined with relatively simple AI to create an ‘uncrackable’ offline encryption method. Up front: Remember when you learned that you could use lemon juice and water to write invisible messages on paper? Well, this is a lot like that. The researchers then take the invisible ink and use it to write a code that only an AI can break. Per the team’s paper: T...
Tags: Security, Startups, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Harbin Institute of Technology, Neural, Next Featured


The increasingly accessible Arctic is becoming another arena for US-China military jockeying

A US Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper over the Gulf of Alaska during Northern Edge 2021, May 3, 2021. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Brendan Mullin The strategic importance of the Arctic is clear, as the US prepares for training exercises and China becomes more active in the Arctic region. "China, Russia, the US - Alaska is in the middle of all of it," former US intelligence officer says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Over the next two weeks, US armed forces will crawl through, driv...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Washington, China, Russia, US, Alabama, America, Trends, Getty Images, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Alaska, Crimea, Arctic, Marines


Nike and Adidas saw their online sales plummet in China over the Xinjiang cotton boycott

Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Online sales of Adidas and Nike products at Alibaba's Tmall plummeted in April. These sportswear brands are being targeted in a consumer boycott in China against western brands Meanwhile, Chinese athleticwear brands are "reaping" the benefits, according to Morningstar. See more stories on Insider's business page. Adidas and Nike are feeling the effects of a consumer boycott in China.According to a note from Morningstar analyst Ivan Su, online sa...
Tags: Ecommerce, UK, China, Advertising, US, Trends, Nike, Adidas, SU, Alibaba, Retail, Xinjiang, Jefferies, Tmall, Morningstar, Merriman


Chinese EV startup Nio is entering the international market - and plans to start deliveries in Norway in September

Nio CEO William Li, stood next to a Nio car. STR/AFP via Getty Images Nio said it plans to start deliveries of its electric vehicles in Norway in September. This would be the Chinese company's first international market. It said the first vehicle on offer in Norway would be the Nio ES8, a seven-seater smart SUV. See more stories on Insider's business page. Electric-vehicle startup Nio announced plans to launch sales in Norway later this year, marking its first entry into a market ...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Elon Musk, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Norway, Electric, Electric Cars, Oslo, Nordic, Li, NIO


The US is tracking an uncontrolled Chinese rocket traveling at 18,000 mph that is expected to crash down around May 8

The Long March 5B rocket carrying China's Tianhe space station core module launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 29. STR/AFP via Getty Images US Space Command says it is watching fragments of a Chinese rocket expected to crash soon. The estimated landing time is Saturday. Nobody knows exactly where it will hit. The location of the debris will be known only "hours" before its reentry, Space Command said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pen...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, White House, China, US, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Harvard, Beijing, Chile, News UK, Pentagon, Ivory Coast, Space Station


The US is tracking an uncontrolled Chinese rocket traveling at 18,000 miles an hour that is due to crash-land around May 8

The Long March 5B rocket carrying China's Tianhe space station core module launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 29. STR/AFP via Getty Images US Space Command said it is watching fragments of a Chinese rocket due to crash soon. The estimated landing time is around May 8. Nobody knows exactly where it will hit. The location of the debris will be known only "hours" before its reentry, Space Command said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pent...
Tags: Space, Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Harvard, Beijing, Chile, News UK, Pentagon, Ivory Coast, Space Station, Reuters


This is where all your digital data lives

Ancient humans stored information in cave paintings, the oldest we know of are over 40,000 years old. As humans evolved, the emergence of languages and the invention of writing led to detailed information being stored in various written forms, culminating with the invention of paper in China around the first century AD. The oldest printed books appeared in China between AD600 and AD900. For over a millennium, books remained the main source of information storage. Humans achieved more technologic...
Tags: Startups, China, Tech


Luxury real estate prices around the world are rising at their fastest rate since 2017 - and Asian cities are leading the charge

Shenzhen Futian skyline panorama. LIAO XUN / Getty Images Luxury real estate prices are on the rise, according to a new Knight Frank report. Five of the ten cities recording the highest luxury real-estate price growth are in Asia. The Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Guangzhou took the top three spots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Luxury real-estate prices are on the rise, particularly in Asia.A new report released by global property consultancy Knight Frank fo...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, London, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Luxury, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Huawei, Seoul, Shenzhen, Julius Baer, Guangzhou, APAC


Global stocks gain after US jobs and oil demand data fuel economic optimism ahead of the Bank of England rate decision

General view of atmosphere during the NYSE opening bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange on December 15 Getty Images Stocks were boosted by positive economic data and rising oil prices signalling economic rebound. European investors are anticipating the Bank of England's policy decision and potential taper talk. US index performance was broadly muted the previous day after Joe Biden encouraged intellectual property rights waivers for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sign up here for our ...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Australia, China, US, Trends, Bank Of England, Joe Biden, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Treasury, Janet Yellen, New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, Biden, Dow Jones


China 'indefinitely' suspends key economic dialogue with Australia

The announcement is the latest in a growing diplomatic rift between both countries.
Tags: Business, Australia, China


PUBG owner teases a new Battle Royale mobile game for India

South Korea’s Krafton Inc — rights holders of the PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround (PUBG) game — released a teaser for a new game called Battlegrounds Mobile India specially made for the country. Last September, the Indian government banned PUBG and 118 other Chinese apps over data security concerns. The IP holding company tried to distance itself from China-based Tencent, the distributors of the game in India, in order to get the ban lifted. Two months later, Krafton said that it aims to bring the ...
Tags: Startups, South Korea, China, India, Tencent, Battle Royale, PUBG, Plugged, Krafton, Krafton Inc, Battlegrounds Mobile India


China is now the world's biggest market for Cuban cigars

A man samples a Cuban Cohiba cigar, made by Habanos, at an event in Shanghai in June 2006. REUTERS/Aly Song China has become the world's biggest market for Cuban cigars, overtaking Spain. Sales in China have grown more than 50% in the past 6 years, Cuba's state cigar company, Habanos, said this week. A box of hand-rolled Cuban cigars - considered the best in the world - can cost thousands of dollars. See more stories on Insider's business page. China has overtaken Spain to bec...
Tags: Europe, China, Africa, US, International, Trends, Spain, Shanghai, Retail, John, Cuba, Havana, Xinhua News Agency, Jose Maria Lopez, China China, Cigar Aficionado


China Long March 5B Crashing Someplace on the Weekend

The 22 ton Long March 5B rocket that placed China’s Space station in orbit is crashing someplace this weekend. It will probably be May 8-10. It will circle the world 30 times in two days. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: China, Innovation


A GOP-backed auditing group in Maricopa County is burrowing through ballots in search of bamboo fibers and Chinese paper to prove a far-fetched theory votes were flown in from Asia

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud. Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images Workers at the Maricopa County recount are investigating an absurd theory that 40,000 Biden ballots were smuggled in from Asia. They intend to check the...
Tags: Asia, Post, Florida, Politics, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Arizona, Cbs, Biden, Election, State, PHOENIX Arizona


Inside Unilever's program that allows employees to try out new jobs and gig working opportunities at the company

BI Graphics Unilever CEO Alan Jope mentioned their approach to the future of work in a recent earnings call. Unilever Unilever is investing in full-time jobs for project-based work and flexible part-time opportunities. Using an internal platform, employees can help out on different projects across the organization. The company is rethinking roles, structures, and departments as a result. This article is part of a series called "Future of Work," which examines how business lead...
Tags: UK, China, Careers, Trends, Unilever, Ibm, Hull, ADP, Nordic, Talent Management, Unilever Unilever, Otake, Alan Jope, Internal Mobility, Edit Series, Google-future-of-work


A California court case over a flammable hoverboard could force Amazon to change its entire third-party sales business model

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images In 2015, a woman named Kisha Loomis suffered burns when a hoverboard ordered on Amazon caught on fire in her house. Loomis sued Amazon in California, and saw her case against the tech giant receive a summary judgment. Amazon successfully argued that the hoverboard merchant "fell outside the chain of distribution," and that it was therefore not responsible for the accident. But now, an appellate court has cleared the lawsuit to go before a judge an...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Law, California, China, Trends, Customers, Retail, Wiley, Browning, John Wiley, Loomis, John Browning, Patrick T Fallon, Aine Cain, Insider Amazon


28-year-old Tyra Myricks makes 7 figures and has 5 side hustles. Here's how she typically spends a day.

Tyra Myricks Courtesy of Tyra Myricks Tyra Myricks, 28, makes seven figures a year working a day job and five side hustles. She works for Drake, has a fashion line, a branding company, a website for entrepreneurial resources, a pizza shop, and co-owns a gym. To Insider, she breaks down what a typical day looks like. See more stories on Insider's business page. If the Land of Side Hustles had a queen, it would surely be 28-year-old Tyra Myricks, daughter of hip hop legend Jam Master J...
Tags: Nordstrom, New York, Instagram, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Paris, Drake, Major League Baseball, Colette, Latin, Wallace, Biggie Smalls, Canada Goose, Dama, Myricks


Photos of tanks and armored vehicles in the Himalayas show that China and India's next border showdown could be much deadlier

An Indian tourist rides on a horse back at the Pangong Lake high up in Ladakh region of India, June 17, 2016. AP Photo/Manish Swarup India and China have both invested in their armored forces since the 1962 war on their disputed border in the Himalayas. The armor that both sides fielded during another recent period of heightened tension on that border show that a future war could be more destructive. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two months ago, the Indian and Chinese mi...
Tags: Tibet, China, Russia, India, International, Trends, Ap, Beijing, Himalayas, Xinjiang, Tanks, Delhi, PLA, Himalaya, India China, Chennai



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