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What Happens Next with Europe’s New Regulation of Big Tech

Less than three months after being sworn into office, the cabinet of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen released on Wednesday ambitious plans for the E.U. to regulate Big Tech going forward, specifically when it comes to artificial intelligence, internet “platforms” and data usage. While the proposals still have a way to go before becoming European law, they sent an unmistakable message to Silicon Valley, the U.S. and China—Europe matters, and can make your life difficult… a...
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, France, China, Uncategorized, Tech, Eu, European Union, Beijing, Ideas, European Commission, Silicon Valley, Brussels, European Court Of Justice, Donald Trump


Rachel Garcia, in limelight with Team USA, faces former UCLA teammates Sunday

UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia is named the 2019 LA Sports Awards Sportswoman of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council during the L.A. Sports Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia is named the 2019 LA Sports Awards Sportswoman of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council during the L.A. Sports Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (P...
Tags: Utah, Usa, California, Sports, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Arizona, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, College sports, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Ucla, Beverly Hilton, Garcia


California Pension Fund Does Not Deny CIO’s Involvement in China’s ‘Thousand Talents Program’

The CEO of California’s public pension fund said Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) had made “baseless accusations” about the fund’s chief investment officer being involved in Chinese espionage — but did not deny that Yu Ben Meng had been recruited to the “Thousand Talents Program.”Marcie Frost, the head of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), also admitted that her organization — the largest public pension fund in the country with “approximately $400 billion in global asse...
Tags: News, California, China, Indiana, Fbi, Beijing, Frost, National Review, U S Treasury, MSCI, Calpers, Newsom, Meng, State Administration, Banks Banks, Jim Banks R Ind


Solomon Islands seeks $100-billion loan from Chinese interests - documents

The Solomon Islands is seeking a $100-billion loan from Chinese interests in talks begun soon after the small South Pacific archipelago switched diplomatic ties to Beijing from Taiwan last year.
Tags: Money, Taiwan, Beijing, businessNews, South Pacific, Solomon Islands


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


China's Geely starts online auto sales as virus epidemic keeps buyers at home

Beijing - Chinese automaker Geely GEELY.UL has launched a service for customers to buy cars online and get them delivered directly to their homes, in a bid to drum up sales as the coronavirus outbreak prompts buyers to stay away from showrooms.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, Geely, Geely GEELY UL


Japanese Prime Minister Abe Under Increasing Fire for Handling of Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has so far managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak from damaging his hard-won relationship with China. That’s getting even more difficult with each new case confirmed in Japan. Abe has taken a softer approach to China over the virus than the Trump administration, winning Tokyo praise in Beijing. That chimes with his efforts to nurse Japan’s relationship with its giant neighbor and biggest trading partner back to health since he took office in 2012 amid the worst c...
Tags: Asia, Twitter, Japan, News, Australia, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Trump, Democratic Party, Yomiuri


New virus outbreaks in China, abroad rekindle concerns

An eruption of new virus cases in South Korea, Iran and Chinese hospitals and prisons rekindled concerns Friday about the spread of a deadly disease that has killed more than 2,200 people. The World Health Organization warned nations they could face a serious problem if they fail to "hit hard now" against the new coronavirus, which has infected more than 75,000 in China and over 1,100 abroad. China pointed to official numbers showing a drop in new cases this week as evidence that its drastic c...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, World Health Organization, South Korea Iran


Coronavirus widens Hong Kong anger at government, China

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened discontent with the city's leadership and China's influence on the financial hub. Some business leaders and pro-Beijing politicians have joined pro-democracy and union figures in attacking Carrie Lam's administration for what they see as an uncoordinated response to the virus and its refusal to seal the border with mainland China...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Carrie Lam, Mike Lam, AbouThai


Hospitals in China, Overwhelmed by Coronavirus, Turn Away Patients With Other Pressing Needs

Liu Zi’ao was awaiting surgery in a Wuhan hospital to treat the tumor pressing on his spinal cord when, suddenly, he was told to leave. The novel coronavirus had plunged the central Chinese city’s health-care system into crisis, and all resources were being diverted to contain it. In the month since, the 25-year-old former acupuncturist has been turned away from hospital after hospital as he seeks treatment. Because his right leg has atrophied, he’ll need an ambulance to pick him up if one ...
Tags: News, China, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Beijing, Shanghai, Li Keqiang, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Hubei, Jiangsu, Wang, Hubei Province, Zhongshan, Overnight


New virus cases soar in S.Korea and Chinese prisons, more die in Iran

Two more people died from the new coronavirus in Iran, infections nearly doubled in South Korea, and clusters surfaced in Chinese prisons Friday, rekindling concerns about an epidemic that has killed more than 2,200 people in China. The World Health Organization warned nations could face a serious problem if they fail to "hit hard now" against the virus, which has infected more than 75,000 in China and over 1,100 abroad. China has pointed to official figures showing new cases slowing this week...
Tags: South Korea, News, China, Iran, Beijing, Korea, World Health Organization


Oil Shrugs Off Virus to Eye $60 on Stimulus and Supply Threats - Bloomberg

Oil Shrugs Off Virus to Eye $60 on Stimulus and Supply Threats - Bloomberg:Oil extended gains to an eighth day on optimism that China will be able to soften the demand hit from the coronavirus, even as Saudi Arabia signaled heightened concerns about the outbreak.China’s banks cut benchmark borrowing costs for new corporate and household loans after Beijing slashed a range of policy rates this month in response to the epidemic that’s pushed refinery runs down by 25% this year. Saudi Energy Minist...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, China, Opec, Bloomberg, Beijing, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdulaziz bin Salman


Virus Surge in Japan Risks Undoing Abe’s Efforts to Woo China

(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has so far managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak from damaging his hard-won relationship with China. That’s getting even more difficult with each new case confirmed in Japan.Abe has taken a softer approach to China over the virus than the Trump administration, winning Tokyo praise in Beijing. That chimes with his efforts to nurse Japan’s relationship with its giant neighbor and biggest trading partner back to health since he took office in 2012 amid th...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Australia, China, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo, Xinjiang, Trump, Democratic Party, Yomiuri, Liberal Democratic Party


China tests its soft power with neighbours over coronavirus outbreak

China called for solidarity on Thursday in a special meeting called to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Southeast Asian nations, as Beijing faces criticism for its handling of the epidemic. The hastily called gathering in Laos suggested China is seeking support from its smaller neighbours, which have received billions of dollars in Chinese investment and infrastructure in recent years as a key part of its Belt and Road Initiative. Stay strong, China!
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Laos


Beijing’s Great Leap Backward

Expelling Wall Street Journal reporters returns China to a darker age.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Wall Street Journal, Beijing (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Great Leap Backward


Eddie Obeid trial: Anthony Albanese gives evidence about friendship with former minister Ian Macdonald

Labor leader says Macdonald lobbied to be preselected for 2007 state election and ‘wanted to attend the Beijing Olympics as a minister’ Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has given evidence to the trial of Eddie Obeid, Moses Obeid and Ian Macdonald, detailing his once-friendly relationship with Macdonald and recounting a meeting of party powerbrokers to discuss the then-resource minister’s preselection.Eddie Obeid, 76, his son Moses Obeid, 50, and former New South Wales Labor minister Macdona...
Tags: Australia news, Beijing, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Eddie Obeid, Anthony Albanese, MacDonald, New South Wales Labor, Ian MacDonald, Obeid, Federal Labor, Eddie Obeid Moses Obeid, Moses Obeid


Bloomberg Downplays Chinese Pollution: ‘It’s India That Is Even a Bigger Problem’

Former New York city mayor Mike Bloomberg downplayed China's contribution to climate change during Wednesday night's Democratic debate, arguing that the rapidly industrializing superpower has "slowed down" its  pollution in recent years.“Well you’re not going to go to war with them. You have to negotiate with them, and we’ve seen how well that works, with tariffs that are hurting us” Bloomberg said. “What we have to do is convince the Chinese that it is in their interest as well — their ...
Tags: New York, News, China, India, Bloomberg, Beijing, Chinese communist party, The New York Times, Pbs, Cnbc, Communist Party, Bloomberg News, Mike Bloomberg, Xi Jingping, Ben Sasse R Neb, Jingping


Coronavirus: Walking through Beijing's near empty streets

China Correspondent Stephen McDonnell dons his face mask and takes to the capital's all-but-empty streets to see how people are coping.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Stephen McDonnell


“Hong Kong is at an Existential Crossroads.” Joshua Wong on the Future of His Homeland.

In the early summer of 2016, for a single minute every night the facade of the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre (ICC), transformed into a giant digital timer. Second by second, the clock counted down to 1 July 2047, the expiration date of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework that guarantees Hong Kong’s semi- autonomy. The light installation was the handiwork of two young local artists who wanted to express their anxiety over the looming deadline and Beiji...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Books, News, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, World, Beijing, Ideas, United States, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, World Trade Organization, Chinese communist party, Joshua Wong


Pompeo says 'mature, responsible countries' don't 'restrict speech' after China expels reporters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is condemning China for its decision to expel three reporters from The Wall Street Journal from the country."Mature, responsible countries understand that a free press reports facts and expresses opinions," Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday. "The correct response is to present counter arguments, not restrict speech."This came after China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said three journalists from the Journal would have their credentials revoked over the pap...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, United States, New York Times, State Department, Times, Wuhan, Journal, Trump, Mao, State, Matt Murray, Mike Bloomberg, Pompeo


Beijing expels three Wall Street Journal reporters

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it is revoking the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters, the largest expulsion of overseas media from the country in more than three decades.
Tags: Cnn, Beijing, Wall Street Journal


WeWork's $60 million private jet is now on the market — see inside the ultra-luxurious Gulfstream G650ER

WeWork's Gulfstream G650ER has been placed on the market for an unspecified price. The 16-seat ultra-luxurious aircraft was extensively used by Neumann, according to employees, and was a divisive symbol during the peak of WeWork's internal struggle between employees and management. The jet was highly customized by WeWork for Neumann and included a conference table and private bedrooms, according to its listing on AvBuyer.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Gulfstream G650...
Tags: Apple, New York, Fcc, Singapore, Trends, Beijing, WeWork, Federal Aviation Administration, Business Insider, Neumann, Tucson, Miami Florida, Gulfstream, Las Vegas Nevada, Adam Neumann, XM


Malaysian Firm Offers AI-Based Profiling of Chinese Visitors for Virus

Malaysia's MYEG Services said on Wednesday it had developed a coronavirus risk-profiling system for visitors from China and was offering the artificial intelligence-based service to the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines. From a report: Malaysia has imposed a temporary ban on visitors from Chinese provinces placed on lockdown by the China's government, in a bid to stem the spread of the virus. Malaysia has reported 22 infections, and the Philippines has reported three confirmed cases in...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Philippines, Malaysia, MYEG Services, MYEG Services Bhd, MYEG, Phoenix Travel Worldwide


China orders Wall Street Journal reporters to leave country over headline

China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from the Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. The expulsion came as Beijing also slammed Washington's decision to tighten rules on Chinese state media organisations in the United States, calling the move "unreasonable and unacceptable".
Tags: News, Washington, China, Beijing, United States, Wall Street Journal


TikTok introduces parental controls with new ‘Family Safety Mode’ feature, launching first in U.K.

TikTok announced today the introduction of a new set of parental controls, called “Family Safety Mode,” designed to let parents set limits on their teenage children’s use of the TikTok mobile app. The suite of features includes screen time management controls, limits on direct messages, and a restricted mode that limits the appearance of inappropriate content. According to TikTok, parents who want to enable Family Safety Mode must first create their own account on the app, which is then linked t...
Tags: Tech, Beijing, U S Federal Trade Commission, Tiktok, U K TikTok, U K 's Information Commissioner 's Office ICO


TikTok introduces parental controls with new ‘Family Safety Mode’ feature, launching first in UK

TikTok announced today the introduction of a new set of parental controls, called “Family Safety Mode,” designed to let parents set limits on their teenage children’s use of the TikTok mobile app. The suite of features includes screen-time management controls, limits on direct messages and a restricted mode that limits the appearance of inappropriate content. According to TikTok, parents who want to enable Family Safety Mode must first create their own account on the app, which is then linked to...
Tags: UK, Tech, Beijing, U S Federal Trade Commission, Tiktok, U K TikTok, U K 's Information Commissioner 's Office ICO


Chinese dissident cartoonist Badiucao profiled in The Post

Dissident artist known as 'China's Banksy' takes aim at Beijing — from Australia By Casey Quackenbush   Feb. 19, 2020  online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/dissident-artist-known-as-chinas-banksy-takes-aim-at-beijing--from-australia/2020/02/18/b5df07fa-5144-11ea-80ce-37a8d4266c09_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Post, Comics, Australia, China, Beijing, Banksy, Mike Rhode, Badiucao, Casey Quackenbush


China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline

China on Wednesday ordered three reporters from American newspaper the Wall Street Journal to leave the country over what Beijing deemed a racist headline, in one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. The expulsion came as Beijing also slammed Washington's decision to tighten rules on Chinese state media organisations in the United States, calling the move "unreasonable and unacceptable". Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Journal op-ed -- titled "China is ...
Tags: Asia, News, Washington, China, Beijing, United States, Wall Street Journal, Geng Shuang


Beijing expels three WSJ journalists

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it would revoke the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters, the largest such expulsion of overseas media from the country in recent years.
Tags: News, Beijing, Stories, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


China expels Wall Street Journal reporters over 'racist' headline on coronavirus op-ed

China expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters in retaliation for a headline on a column about coronavirus that Beijing said was 'racist.'
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Wall Street Journal