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Apple Supplier Loses Half Its Value But Foreign Funds Just Won't Sell

As of this week, foreign investors held about 17 percent of Han’s Laser through the northbound arm of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect: the highest proportion among more than 700 stocks that foreigners can invest in via the two-year-old market link. Admirers of Han’s Laser believe it’s close to a bottom in the wake of Apple boss Tim Cook’s surprise outlook cut in January, the culmination of months of concerns about iPhone demand that’ve walloped partners such as Hon Hai Precision Industry C...
Tags: Science, China, Tim Cook, Shenzhen Hong Kong, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Mounting


Equities slump on growth, trade worries

A gauge of world stock markets fell on Tuesday as concerns over global growth and trade gave investors incentive to look toward safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government bonds. Investors shunned risk assets like equities as the International Monetary Fund warned of a dimmer outlook on Monday, China confirmed its slowest growth rate in nearly 30 years, and as Brexit uncertainty continued to drag on sentiment. "There's so much in the background - trade, government shutdown, earn...
Tags: Science, China, International Monetary Fund, Paul Nolte, Kingsview Asset Management


Oil drops nearly 3 percent on rising supplies, China slowdown

Oil prices fell 3 percent on Tuesday over concerns the world's stumbling economy could pinch fuel demand as U.S. crude output climbs to new heights and cuts by Saudi Arabia and its allies are smaller than advertised. Gloomy new global growth forecasts by the International Monetary Fund and signs of a spreading slowdown in China weighed on crude prices as traders worried about supplies rising in 2019 despite lower prices. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $1.57, or 2.9 per...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, China, International Monetary Fund, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


Oil drops more than 2 percent as China slowdown bites

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday on signs that an economic slowdown in China is spreading, stoking concerns about global growth and fuel demand. The gloomy news from the world's second-largest economy and top oil importer pulled down financial markets across Asia. International Brent oil futures were down $1.49, or 2.4 percent, at $61.25 a barrel by 1205 GMT.
Tags: Science, China, Asia International Brent


Drone Maker DJI Says Employee Accounting Scheme Cost It Nearly $150 Million

DJI is the latest tech company to fall victim to vendor corruption in China. On Monday, it acknowledged that a group of employees had managed to inflate the costs of parts in order to funnel away profits for their own benefit. The privately-owned drone maker estimated that the scheme cost it an astonishing $147…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Fraud, Drones, Dji


Oil slumps more than 3 percent on China slowdown fears

Crude prices tumbled more than 3 percent on Tuesday over concerns that China's slowing economy could curtail fuel demand worldwide as forecasters predicted weaker global growth amid the U.S.-China trade war. The International Monetary Fund on Monday warned the risk of a pronounced global slowdown has risen because of constrained international trade, and it trimmed its 2019 global growth forecast to 3.5 percent, from 3.7 percent in last October's outlook. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, S...
Tags: Science, China, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, Davos Switzerland


Oil drops nearly 2 percent as China slowdown bites

Oil prices fell nearly 2 percent on Tuesday on signs that an economic slowdown in China is spreading, stoking concerns about global growth and fuel demand. The gloomy news from the world's second-largest economy and top oil importer pulled down financial markets across Asia. International Brent oil futures were down $1.23, or 1.96 percent, at $61.51 a barrel by 1205 GMT.
Tags: Science, China, Asia International Brent


China approves third batch of video games; Tencent still absent

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television approved 93 games in its third list since December, with Tencent's domestic rival NetEase Inc also absent for the third time. China is home to the world's largest video game market, where 620 million players spent $37.9 billion last year mostly on mobile and PC games, showed data from gaming market researcher Newzoo. Tencent's share price subsequently tumbled, wiping billions of dollars from the stock's market value.
Tags: Science, China, Tencent, NetEase Inc, Newzoo Tencent


China approves third batch of video games; still no Tencent

Chinese authorities on Tuesday approved the release of a third batch of video games after a freeze for most of last year, with industry leader Tencent Holdings Ltd again absent from the list of approved titles. The list from broadcasting watchdog - the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television - featured 93 new video games. Tencent's domestic rival NetEase Inc was also absent from the list.
Tags: Science, China, Tencent, Tencent Holdings Ltd, NetEase Inc


Second woman carrying gene-edited baby, Chinese authorities confirm

Police to investigate He Jiankui after last year’s claim to have altered the DNA of twin girlsA second woman fell pregnant during the experiment to create the world’s first genetically edited babies, Chinese authorities have confirmed, as the researcher behind the claim faces a police investigation.He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November to prevent them contracting HIV. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, China, Asia Pacific, Ethics, Gene Editing, He Jiankui, Jiankui


Gene Scientist Fired by College as China Says He Broke the Law

A local government investigation found he breached China’s laws and ethics and will be “severely” dealt with, state-run Xinhua reported the same day. The firing is the latest blow for He, who triggered an international backlash when he shocked the world with his claims of genetically-altering human embryos that resulted in births. The suspected crimes will be handed over to China’s public security agency, increasing the prospects the scientist may face criminal charges.
Tags: Science, China, Xinhua


China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist's unpublished claim that he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work.
Tags: Science, China


Oil edges up as investors latch on to OPEC cuts, supply outlook

Oil prices edged up on Monday, reversing earlier losses, as investors shrugged off data that confirmed China's economic growth is cooling and instead latched on to positive supply-side drivers for the market. Brent crude oil futures were up 12 cents at $62.83 a barrel by 3:23 p.m. EST (1727 GMT) versus Friday's settlement price, while U.S. crude futures were up 19 cents to $53.99 a barrel. Global equities fell after data pointed to a slowdown in Chinese economic growth in 2018 to a 28-year...
Tags: Science, China, Opec


China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world’s first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence, and investigators say the scientist responsible acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of law. China’s official news agency said Monday that investigators in Guangdong province determined that the scientist, He Jiankui (HUH JEEN-qway), […]
Tags: Science, News, China, Nation, Guangdong, Jiankui


China Says Gene-Editing Scientist Broke Laws to Pursue ‘Personal Fame and Gain’

The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first genetically modified babies violated government bans and committed fraud, according to Chinese investigators. He Jiankui—and those who helped him—will reportedly now be handed over to security authorities and “severely dealt with.”Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Fraud, Ethics, Crispr, Bioethics, Gene Editing, He Jiankui, Jiankui


Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China: state media

A researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment. A provincial government investigation has since confirmed the existence of the second mother and that the woman was still pregnant, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The provincial government probe found He had "forged ethical review papers" and "deliberat...
Tags: Science, China, Xinhua


Oil edges down as slowing China economy undermines markets

Oil prices edged lower on Monday, echoing a weaker tone on global stock markets after evidence that economic growth in China, the world's second-largest crude consumer, eased in 2018. Brent crude oil futures were down 13 cents at $62.57 a barrel by 1207 GMT, while U.S. crude futures lost 10 cents at $53.70 a barrel. China's 2018 economic growth slowed to the weakest in 28 years, data showed, at 6.6 percent versus 6.8 percent in 2017.
Tags: Science, China


China Probe Finds Rogue Gene-Editing Scientist Broke Rules

The work by He and his team “seriously violates ethics and scientific research integrity” as well as state regulations, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported Monday. A government probe also found He recruited eight volunteer couples for the experiment by “forging” ethical review documents, the news agency said. The findings of the government investigation offers a window into the legal fallout and punitive actions that may be in store for the researcher since he shocked the world in No...
Tags: Science, China, Xinhua


Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China

Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps in a probe that began in November following He’s claims and say they will “seriously” punish the researcher for violations of the law, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday. He, who taught at Shenzhen’s Sout...
Tags: Asia, Science, Biology, China, Tech, Genetics, United States, Biotech, Crispr, Shenzhen, Emerging-technologies, Xinhua, Southern University of Science and Technology, He Jiankui


China says doctor behind gene edited babies acted on his own

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that investigators in […]
Tags: Science, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Xinhua News Agency


In China, a link between happiness and air quality

In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zheng, the Samuel Tak Lee Associate Professor in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Center for Real Estate, and the Faculty Director of MIT China Future City Lab, reveals that higher levels of pollution are associated with a decrease in people's happiness levels.
Tags: Science, China, Nature Human Behaviour, Siqi Zheng the Samuel Tak Lee, MIT s Department of Urban Studies, Center for Real Estate, MIT China Future City Lab


Oil firms as China's slowdown not as steep as some expected

Oil prices firmed on Monday after data showed China's economic slowdown was not as big as some analysts had expected, with supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries also offering support. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.92 a barrel, up 12 cents, or 0.2 percent. Both oil price benchmarks had dipped into the red earlier in the session on fears that China's 2018 economic growth figures would be weaker.
Tags: Science, China, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries


Oil dips as China's economy slows but OPEC-led cuts support

Oil prices dipped on Monday as China reported its weakest annual economic growth in 28 years, although oil prices remain relatively well supported by supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). International Brent crude oil futures were at $62.57 per barrel at 0215 GMT, down 13 cents, or 0.2 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 11 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $53.69 a barrel.
Tags: Science, China, Opec, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


Oil dips on weak economic outlook, but OPEC-led cuts support

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Monday, weighed down by expectations that China will report its weakest economic growth in almost three decades amid waning domestic demand and painful U.S. tariffs.
Tags: Science, China, Singapore, Opec, Reuters Oil


Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research

Nasa has announced it is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart on a  lunar mission, amid US warnings against sharing technology with the country.  The US space agency has been in discussions with the China National Space  Administration (CNSA) to collaborate on lunar landing research after  gaining approval from Congress.  The collaboration requires Nasa to navigate a strict legal framework in the  US aimed at preventing a technology transfer to China and comes during a  period of strained ...
Tags: Science, Congress, China, US, Nasa, Austria, United Nations, Cctv, Donald Trump, Huawei, Chang, Wu Weiren, Chinese State Media, China National Space Administration CNSA, AP NASA, Wu Yanhua


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Eavesdropping flowers, enormous digital photography, AI for medicine and more AI Diagnoses Genetic Disorders Using Facial Photos While doctors can identify genetic disorders with an accuracy between 70% and 75%, DeepGestalt—an AI project by FDNA—can do so with accuracy of 90% and over. By analyzing the face piece-by-piece, the system finds a corresponding disorder for that crop, moves on to the next and then pools the …
Tags: Science, Design, Podcasts, Medicine, China, Nature, Shanghai, Plants, Ai, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Megapixels, Genetic Disorders, Bigpixel


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration


Oil jumps 3 percent on OPEC plan details, U.S.-China trade hopes

Oil prices rallied about 3 percent on Friday, boosted after OPEC detailed specifics on its production-cut activity to reduce world supply, and on signals of progress in resolving the U.S.-China trade war. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up $1.70 to $53.77 a barrel, or 3.3 percent. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Friday issued a list of oil production cuts by its members and other major producers for six months starting on Jan. 1 to boost confide...
Tags: Science, China, Opec, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


NASA and China collaborate on Moon mission

The space agencies of the United States and China are in touch and coordinating efforts on Moon exploration, NASA said Friday as it navigates a strict legal framework aimed at preventing technology transfer to China. "With the required approval from Congress, NASA has been in discussions with China to explore the possibility of observing a signature of the landing plume of their lunar lander, Chang'e 4, using our @NASAMoon spacecraft's instrument," NASA's associate administrator for the science...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, United States, Congress Nasa, Chang, Thomas Zurbuchen, Zurbuchen


Huawei Scandal Bares Rift Among Europeans Chasing China Cash

China has been courting eastern European governments to widen its footprint on the continent, even if progress has been halting. For the Hungarian leader and his populist allies, the stronger ties offer a potential counterbalance as their conflicts elsewhere in the European Union pile up. “For Orban, the relationship with China is as much about politics as about economics,” said Agnes Szunomar, an expert on China at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Tags: Science, China, European Union, Orban, Agnes Szunomar



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