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TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies, that narrative flipped as China’s tech innovation and investment power became increasingly evident, and the expanding reach of the Chinese Communist Party’s cybersecurity regulations fueled concerns about data privacy. For years, however, there still seemed to be room for a flow of ideas between the two countries. But that promi...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Singapore, India, US, America, Tech, Walmart


A group of retail industry insiders is taking a cue from Alibaba and creating a new shopping day to jumpstart the holiday season

A journalist takes a picture of a screen showing real-time data of transactions at Alibaba Group's 11.11 global shopping festival in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon A group led by Coresight Research and rewards app Shopkick is hoping to save the holiday shopping season with a new festival called "10.10," taking place on October 10.  10.10 takes a cue from Alibaba's massive Singles' Day shopping festival in China held on November 11, which generated about $38.3 billion in sales l...
Tags: Nordstrom, China, Trends, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Shopkick, Kohl, Beijing China, Kim Kyung Hoon, Madeline Stone, Deborah Weinswig, Coresight Research, Weinswig


6 coronavirus precautions that probably aren't worth your time, according to experts

A worker re-stocks apples at a grocery store in Falls Church, Virginia. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Some coronavirus precautions, like waiting for days before touching your mail or wearing gloves at the store, aren't necessary. Social distancing and mask wearing do help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, however. Here are six precautions most people probably don't need to take, according to experts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The best ways to reduce your risk of gett...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, Trends, Graham, University Of Arizona, Anthony Fauci, New York Magazine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of North Carolina, Don, Ryan, Vanderbilt University


Pentagon discloses its count of China's nuclear warheads and says the arsenal could double this decade

Military vehicles carrying DF-31A long-range missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China Photo by Jason Lee - Pool/Getty Images The Department of Defense unveiled its count of China's nuclear warheads for what is believed to be the first time in its latest China Military Power report, which came out Tuesday.The US estimates that China has a nuclear warhead stockpile in the low...
Tags: China, Russia, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, United States, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, Beijing China, South China Morning Post, American Enterprise Institute, Federation of American Scientists, Tiananmen Gate, China Military Power, Mark Esper


FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2020-2021: Men’s Odds Preview

It’s hard to believe that we are already looking ahead towards the next set of winter sports world cups. Opening stages of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup begin late this November in Ruka, Finland, and finally, in March, we’ll see the Finals over in Beijing, China. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) Martin Johnsrud Sundby At this point, the early favorite as the overall winner is Sundby at 24/13 or +185 at GTBets, read their review. The Norwegian is at the top of the list for good reason. As a ...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, Norway, Fis, Finn, Beijing China, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Finn Hagen Krogh, Other News, Petter Northug, Sundby, Dario Cologna, Krogh, Tour de Ski, FIS Cross Country World Cup


China fires a barrage of reported 'carrier killer' missiles into the South China Sea as US-China tensions flare

Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, potentially capable of sinking a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a single strike, drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China Photo by Andy Wong - Pool /Getty Images China fired a barrage of medium-range missiles into the South China Sea on Wednesday, a US defense official told Insider.According to the South ...
Tags: China, Defense, US, International, Trends, Beijing, Commerce, Missiles, Pentagon, US Navy, PLA, Scmp, South China Sea, Ccp, Beijing China, US Department of State


More than 700 companies have pledged to give their workers time off to vote on Election Day. Here are the retailers and restaurants that have joined the growing movement.

Walmart store associates get three paid hours for voting if the timing of their shifts don't otherwise allow for it. Brendan McDermid/Reuters As Election Day draws closer, more companies are making public commitments to giving their employees time off to vote. More than 700 companies have joined the "Time to Vote" movement, which aims to increase voter turnout by giving workers flexibility to cast their ballots.Here are the retailers and consumer companies that have signed the pledge an...
Tags: Apple, London, Washington Post, New York City, Time, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Bloomberg, Paypal, Aclu, New York Times, Patagonia, Jack


Lucky Phone Number in China Fetches $325,000

The Chinese phone number, ending in five 8s, drew 5,000 bids because it’s considered auspicious. Such phone numbers are coveted status symbols in China.
Tags: News, China, Auctions, Superstitions, Beijing (China


10 of The World’s Strangest Buildings

Source: BoredPanda.com 1. Stone House (Guimarães, Portugal): 2. Museum of Contemporary Art (Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): 3. Casa da musica (Porto, Portugal): 4. The National Library (Minsk, Belarus): 5. National Theatre (Beijing, China): 6. Conch Shell House (Isla Mujeres, Mexico): 7. Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt): 8. Rotating Tower (Dubai, UAE): 9. Kunsthaus (Graz, Austria): 10. Museum Moderner Kunst (Viena, Austria):
Tags: Real Estate, Fun, World, Radio, Portugal, Building, Just For Fun, Beijing China, Stone House, Graz Austria, Boredpanda, Strange Buildings, Niteroi Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Casa da musica Porto Portugal, National Library Minsk Belarus, Conch Shell House Isla Mujeres Mexico


US health secretary Alex Azar praises Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen in 'breakthrough' meeting

The United States’ top health official praised Taiwan’s democracy and response to the coronavirus pandemic during a visit to Taipei on Monday that signals the island’s growing strategic importance to Washington as relations deteriorate with Beijing. Alex Azar, the US health secretary, is the highest ranking official to visit Taiwan since Washington severed official ties with Taipei in 1979 and switched its diplomatic allegiance to Beijing. China has threatened unspecified retaliation for the tri...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Taipei, Pacific Island, Tsai Ing wen, Tsai, Tsai Ing, Beijing China, Azar, Alex Azar, Ms Tsai


Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs

The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.
Tags: News, China, Demonstrations, Great Wall, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Renting and Leasing (Real Estate, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Beijing (China


Microsoft's next big policy battle could be over its ties to China, as a GOP adviser calls on the tech titan to divest its Chinese holdings amid TikTok talks (MSFT)

Microsoft confirmed the company is exploring a deal to buy TikTok's operations in several countries including the US. President Donald Trump has threatened to ban the app over concerns including national security. Those concerns could affect Microsoft's bid. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday questioned Microsoft's relationship with China, suggesting the company should divest its Chinese holdings. China is home to Microsoft's largest R&D center outside the US, and its ties to th...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, White House, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Gop, United States, Xi Jinping, Bill Gates, Xiaomi, Baidu, Seattle, Donald Trump, Signal






World is legally obliged to pressure China on Uighurs, leading lawyers say

Exclusive: Sanctions on China and companies operating there, along with use of treaty agreements, can bring Beijing to account, British barristers argueThe international community is legally obliged to take action on China’s alleged abuse of Uighur and other Turkic minorities, a prominent group of British lawyers has said, suggesting nations use sanctions, corporate accountability mechanisms, and international treaties preventing racial discrimination to pressure Beijing.China’s refusal to be he...
Tags: England, Human Rights, Wales, China, UK News, Beijing, Xinjiang, Beijing China, Uighurs, BHRC, Bar Human Rights Committee


Hong Kong Oppositions Protesters Defy Security Law Threats in Primary Election

Voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in an unofficial primary for the city’s pro-democracy camp despite government warnings it might be against the new security law.
Tags: Hong Kong, Elections, News, Benny, Politics And Government, Beijing (China, Voting and Voters, Tai Yiu-ting, Hong Kong Protests (2019


Hong Kong’s Protesters Defy Security Law Threats in Primary Election

Voters turned out in high numbers to cast ballots in an unofficial primary for the city’s pro-democracy camp despite government warnings it might be against the new security law.
Tags: Hong Kong, Elections, News, Benny, Politics And Government, Beijing (China, Voting and Voters, Tai Yiu-ting, Hong Kong Protests (2019


China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers

The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration’s bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Ted, United States, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Cruz, Trump, Rubio, Marco, Donald J, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Beijing (China, Uighurs (Chinese Ethnic Group


A Turning Point for Hong Kong

New legislation has chilled Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement — and potentially altered the city forever.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Demonstrations, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Beijing (China


A chemical cocktail of air pollution in Beijing, China during COVID-19 outbreak

Air pollution during the COVID-19 lockdown in Beijing was mainly due to different chemical responses of primary and secondary aerosols to changes in anthropogenic emissions.
Tags: Science, Beijing, Beijing China


Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong calls for solidarity as books ordered removed

Top Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the international community Monday to "stand with" the restless city, as authorities ordered schools to remove books for review under a sweeping new security law imposed by Beijing. China enacted the law a week ago, sending a wave of fear through Hong Kong as it criminalised certain opinions such as calls for independence or autonomy. Wong, who at age 23 is one of the city's most prominent activists, was speaking outside a court where ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Joshua Wong, Wong, Beijing China


Researchers discover key signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of Paget's disease

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, in collaboration with their colleagues from Beijing, China, have gained new insights into the development of poorly understood malignant skin cancers collectively known as Paget's disease.
Tags: Health, Beijing China, University of California Irvine, Paget


Key signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of Paget's disease identified

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, in collaboration with their colleagues from Beijing, China, have gained new insights into the development of malignant skin cancers collectively known as Paget's disease. The team identified new genes that highly correlate with Paget's disease. The group then used an FDA approved drug to target one of the newly identified molecular features of Paget's disease, leading to improved clinical symptoms in a small cohort of Chinese patients.
Tags: Science, Fda, Beijing China, University of California Irvine, Paget


Beijing coronavirus outbreak in June

A recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, China, shows just how quickly a resurgence can happen, and how swiftly measures must be put into place to contain it. After 57 days without a locally transmitted case in the Chinese capital, a new spike in cases was recorded with a total of 158 infections reported since June 11, explained Reuters. The origin of the spike has been linked to the Xinfadi food center that is said to supply 80 percent of Beijing’s meat and vegetables. In the wake o...
Tags: Travel, China, Beijing, Wuhan, All, Reuters, Beijing China, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Wu Zunyou, Xinfadi


Coronavirus Fears in China Find a New Target: Salmon

Suppliers and restaurants are scrambling after an outbreak in Beijing triggered fears that salmon may have spread it. Officials later absolved the fish of blame, but consumers are avoiding it anyway.
Tags: News, China, Restaurants, Salmon, Beijing, Seafood, Faroe Islands, Norway, Beijing (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Beijing’s Partial Lockdown a Sign of the World’s New Normal

China’s capital canceled flights and shut schools as a new coronavirus outbreak raised fears of a broader contagion. The city’s experience points to what other countries including the United States face as they reopen their economies.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, United States, Communist Party of China, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Politics And Government, Beijing (China, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates




Schools Shut in Beijing as Coronavirus Flares

The Chinese capital announced that it would step up its emergency footing in an effort to stamp out an outbreak of infections.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Communist Party of China, Beijing (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Outbreak in Beijing, China's Capital, Alarms Officials

Disease experts said limited bursts of infections were likely to become part of the “new normal” for China.
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Beijing (China, Politics And Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Disease Rates