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China Conducted Two Hypersonic Weapons Tests this Summer

The Chinese military conducted two hypersonic weapons tests over the summer, raising US concerns that Beijing is gaining ground in the race to develop a new generation of arms. Financial Times: On July 27 the Chinese military launched a rocket that used a "fractional orbital bombardment" system to propel a nuclear-capable "hypersonic glide vehicle" around the earth for the first time, according to four people familiar with US intelligence assessments. The Financial Times this week reported that ...
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China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race

Analysis: China recently tested a nuclear-capable manoeuvrable missile and Russia and the US have their own programmesA new focus on hypersonic glider weapons, following a reportedly successful Chinese test, is helping drive an arms race that is eclipsing hopes of a return to disarmament by the world’s major powers.The Chinese test on 27 July, first reported by the Financial Times, involved putting into orbit a nuclear-capable glider, travelling at five times the speed of sound, which then re-en...
Tags: China, Russia, US, World news, US news, US military, Nuclear Weapons, Financial Times


The White House had to row back Biden's comments after he suggested the US would defend Taiwan from an attack by China

President Joe Biden. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Biden told a CNN town hall on Thursday the US would defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack. The White House later clarified that the US policy of "strategic ambiguity" had not changed. China's recent military activity has raised fears it will try to seize the island, which it considers its own. The White House clarified President Joe Biden's comments after he said the US would defend Taiwan if it was attacked by China, in what appeared...
Tags: Politics, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Taiwan, Cnn, Xi Jinping, News UK, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Financial Times, Reuters, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Global Times


10 things in tech you need to know today

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's oversight board condemned the platform for withholding information. The board said Facebook withheld critical information about the way it shields high-profile users from its content-moderation rules, the Wall Street Journal first report...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Youtube, Ebay, New York City, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Alibaba, Tencent, WeWork, Susan Wojcicki, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times


Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly hosted a 9 am party for employees to celebrate the company going public

Hulu WeWork's co-founders threw a party for the company's first employees to celebrate its public listing, the Financial Times reported. Neumann, who resigned as CEO in 2019, has a roughly 10% stake in the company. The flexible workspace provider started trading on the stock market on Thursday under the ticker symbol "WE." In a hotel in New York City's Meatpacking District, WeWork employees reportedly gathered on Thursday morning to celebrate a major milestone for a company th...
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Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann reportedly hosted a 9 a.m. party for employees to celebrate the company going public

Hulu WeWork's co-founders threw a party for the company's first employees to celebrate its public listing, the Financial Times reported. Neumann, who resigned as CEO in 2019, has a roughly 10% stake in the company. The flexible workspace provider started trading on the stock market on Thursday under the ticker symbol "WE." In a hotel in New York City's Meatpacking District, WeWork employees reportedly gathered on Thursday morning to celebrate a major milestone for a company th...
Tags: New York, News, Wall Street, Ipo, Softbank, New York City, Trends, Markets, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Nyse, Neumann, SPAC, Adam Neumann, Standard Hotel


Retailers are over-ordering products to keep shelves stocked for the holidays, and it's making the supply-chain crisis even worse, an expert says

The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. AP Photo/LM Otero Retailers are over-ordering key items for the holiday season to keep shelves stocked. A supply chain tech CEO said that this risks making the supply chain crisis even worse. It puts extra strain on logistics providers and leads to further delays. Fears of holiday-season stock shortages have prompted some retailers to begin over-ordering key items, a supply chain expert says - a development that risks piling further pressur...
Tags: Trends, Financial Times, Savoir, AlixPartners, Joel Bines, Mary Hanbury, AP Photo LM Otero Retailers


China is pressing US companies like McDonalds and Visa to accept its e-yuan at the Winter Olympics: report

McDonalds Gallo Images China is pressuring US companies to accept payments in digital yuan at the Winter Olympics, according to the FT. China hopes to make the "e-yuan" available to international customers at the Beijing Winter Olympics next year. McDonalds has already started trialing digital renminbi wallets across its 270 restaurants in Shanghai. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. China is pushing big US companies like McDonald's and Visa to...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Nike, Bloomberg, Beijing, Shanghai, Mcdonalds, Financial Times, Stanford University, Visa, McDonald, People s Bank of China, Hoover Institution, CBDC, Darrell Duffie


Activision Blizzard fired 20 employees for 'patterns' of harassment and discrimination

Associated Press Activision Blizzard has fired 20 employees over harassment and discrimination issues. Activision disciplined another 20 employees and announced a variety of internal changes. The changes follow a lawsuit, SEC investigation, and employee walkout over widespread cultural issues. Video game giant Activision Blizzard has fired 20 employees and disciplined another 20 workers over harassment and gender discrimination issues, the Financial Times first reported Tuesday.Frances To...
Tags: California, Trends, Lawsuits, SEC, Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination, Financial Times, Activision Blizzard, Securities And Exchange Commission, Activision, Townsend, Bobby Kotick, Kotick, Tech Insider, Diversity and Inclusion, Tyler Sonnemaker


Activision Blizzard Fires 20 Employees Following Harassment Claims - FT

(Reuters) -Activision Blizzard Inc has fired 20 employees over claims of harassment, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing a letter sent...
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A report says China tested a new hypersonic missile capability, but Beijing says it was testing spacecraft technology

DF-17 medium-range ballistic missiles equipped with a DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle in a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Republic. Zoya Rusinova\TASS via Getty Image China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that strikes from orbit, The Financial Times reported. Beijing refuted the report, arguing it conducted a routine space vehicle test. A missile-defense expert told Insider that the two explanations for what happened are not necessarily ...
Tags: North Korea, China, US, International, Trends, Iran, Analysis, Beijing, Williams, US Air Force, Financial Times, ICBM, South Pole, Norad, Yuri Gagarin, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs


US ‘very concerned’ despite China denials over hypersonic missile

Disarmament ambassador casts doubt on ability to defend against technology after reports of test The United States is “very concerned” about China’s development of hypersonic technology, US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood has said, after reports that Beijing had recently launched a hypersonic missile with a nuclear capacity.“We are very concerned by what China has been doing on the hypersonic front,” Robert Wood told reporters in Geneva. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times, Robert Wood, Geneva Continue


Facial recognition to eat lunch? Why stop there, you cowards!?

Facial recognition has arrived in school canteens. Nine schools in Scotland have started taking lunch payments from schoolchildren by scanning their faces, the Financial Times reports. The system reportedly speeds up the lengthy payment process and is more Covid-secure than using cards and fingerprint scanners.  Of course, these issues could have been resolved by making school lunches free. But why invest in healthy meals for children when you can splurge on technosolutionism instead? In fact, f...
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China denies report claiming it launched hypersonic missile

Beijing says FT report was inaccurate and that exercise was merely a test of reusable technologyChina has denied a report that claimed it had recently launched a hypersonic missile, saying its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be reused.The Financial Times reported on Saturday that Beijing had launched a nuclear-capable missile in August that circled the Earth at low orbit before narrowly missing its target. Citing multiple sources, the FT claimed the ...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, World news, US news, Earth, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Weapons technology, Financial Times


China denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was just a space vehicle

Military vehicles carrying hypersonic missiles DF-17 in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Thomas Peter/Reuters The Financial Times reported that China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. The FT reported that US intelligence was caught off guard and surprised by China's ability. But China said on Monday that it was actually testing a space vehicle, and it happened in July. China denied a Financial Times report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this ...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, Financial Times, Reuters, Lloyd Austin, Zhao Lijian, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Reuters The Financial Times, Speed desk, Tiananmen Square Beijing Thomas Peter, Reuters US Defense


China denies testing nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

The report in the Financial Times newspaper reportedly caught US intelligence by surprise.
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10 Things in Politics: Tracing Trump and QAnon's roots to smog

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:The roots of denialism: How the birth of smog in 1943 led to Trump and QAnonFauci says full-vaccinated Americans can enjoy the holidaysSen. Kyrsten Sinema's campaign spent $1,180 at a wineryWith Phil Rosen. Valerie Chiang for Insider 1. ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, England, New York, Washington Post, La, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Nasa, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Ohio


China Disputes Report of Hypersonic Missile Test, Says Tested Space Vehicle

BEIJING (Reuters) - China tested a space vehicle in July, not a hypersonic missile as reported by the Financial Times, the Chinese foreign ministry...
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China Denies Report of Hypersonic Missile Test, Says Tested Space Vehicle

BEIJING (Reuters) -China tested a space vehicle in July, not a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile as reported by the Financial Times, the Chinese...
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"[Carmen] Mola is best known for a trilogy starring a 'peculiar and solitary' female police inspector 'who loves grappa, karaoke, classic cars and sex in SUVs'..."

"Last year, a branch of Spain’s Women’s Institute listed Mola’s 'The Girl,' a part of the trilogy, as one of the must-read books and films by women that 'help us understand the reality and the experiences of women.'... Only the writers spinning these tales were really Jorge Díaz, Agustín Martínez and Antonio Mercero — established Spanish television scriptwriters in their 40s and 50s. 'Carmen Mola is not, like all the lies we’ve been telling, a university professor,' Díaz said after winning the P...
Tags: Books, Law, Spain, Fake, Financial Times, WaPo, Diaz, Mola, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Women 's Institute, Miriam Berger, Carmen Mola, Jorge Diaz Agustin Martinez, Antonio Mercero, Carmen -RSB- Mola


Surprising US Intelligence, China Tested a Hypersonic Missile

"China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August," reports Reuters, "showing a capability that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources." AFP explains what's uniquely threatening about hypersonic missiles: Ballistic missiles fly high into space in an arc to reach their target, while a hypersonic flies on a trajectory low in the atmosphere, potentially reaching a target more quickly. Crucially, a hypersonic missile is maneuverab...
Tags: North Korea, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, United States, North America, Financial Times, South Pole, Norad, Reuters, Afp, US Canada, United States Russia, North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD, Glen VanHerck


China's new hypersonic missile demonstrated an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, report says

Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Concept (HAWC) missile in seen in an artist's conception. Raytheon Missiles & Defense/Reuters In August, China tested a hypersonic missile that orbited the Earth before speeding towards its target. The test demonstrated China's advanced space capability, and took US intelligence officials by surprise. The US, Russia and China have been competing to develop hypersonic weapons. China demonstrated advanced space capability by testing a nuclear-capable ...
Tags: Space, China, US, Trends, Earth, Taiwan, Canada, Pentagon, Al Jazeera, Financial Times, South Pole, Norad, Reuters, CRS, Defense News, US Russia


Weekend reading: Who wants to be a time millionaire?

What caught my eye this week. T he FIRE1 gospel has probably spread so widely because people can quickly grasp the point of Retiring Early, even if they struggle with the airier notion of Financial Independence. Wrap-up it up in a catchy acronym like FIRE and boom! A meme was born. Just compare FIRE to a standard DCMPA strategy – that’s Defined Contribution to Minimum Pension Age, and no, nobody ever typed that before – and it’s plain to see why FIRE is massive on TikTok, while sorting out you...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, London, China, Marketing, Bbc, Britain, Qpr, Warren Buffett, Roy, Natwest, British Museum, Financial Times, David Smith, Financial Freedom


New airline ITA has officially taken over for Alitalia - see the full history of Italy's troubled flag carrier

ITA Airways Chairman Alfredo Altavilla poses with rendering of new livery ITA Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Government-owned Alitalia ceased operations on October 15, marking the end of its 74-year era. Alitalia has been replaced by ITA Airways, a brand new airline that will not be responsible for the old carrier's debt. ITA plans to buy 28 Airbus jets, create a new aircraft livery, and launch a new loyalty program. Alitalia has officially ceased operations and handed the baton to n...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Milan, News, Air Travel, Life, Germany, Berlin, Planes, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg


Sorry former Pentagon expert, but China is nowhere near winning the AI race

Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentagon’s former Chief Software Officer, is on a whirlwind press tour to drum up as much fervor for his radical assertion that the US has already lost the AI race against China. Speaking to the Financial Times in his first interview after leaving his post at the Pentagon, Chaillan said: We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal. Chaillan’s departure from the Pentagon was preceded by a “blistering letter” where...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Opinion, China, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Pentagon, Financial Times, Neural, Nicolas Chaillan, Next Featured, Chaillan, Pentagon Chaillan


#Dubai to restrict cargo imports into airport to clear shipment backlog | Financial Times

Dubai to restrict cargo imports into airport to clear shipment backlog | Financial Times Dubai will restrict imports of cargo into its international airport for six days from Tuesday to clear a backlog caused by “extraordinarily high” volumes of inbound shipments.  Dnata, the cargo handling arm of government-owned airline group Emirates, said the restrictions would also include transit cargo en route to other destinations in the United Arab Emirates. Certain categories of essential ...
Tags: Travel, Emirates, Dubai, Financial Times, Dubai International Airport, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dnata, Financial Times Dubai, United Arab Emirates Certain


A drugmaker backed by the company that owns Marlboro cigarettes plans to launch the world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine

A nurse is inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTEch coronavirus vaccine in Toronto, Canada, December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio A Japanese drugmaker plans to submit data for a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine to Canadian regulators. The vaccine is made using a relative of the tobacco plant. Medicago, which is making the vaccine, is part-owned by tobacco giant Philip Morris International. The world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine could reach Canada's drug regulator by the end of th...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, Science, News, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Vaccine, Quebec, Financial Times, Marlboro, Transparency Market Research, Toronto Canada


Walmart will extend night-time working hours to help ease the supply chain and shipping crisis, the White House says

Walmart is extending working hours. Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Walmart has pledged to extend its night-time working hours to help ease supply chain woes. The extended hours will help move more cargo from shipping docks to free up capacity, the White House said. The Walmart news comes ahead of a summit called by Biden to address the supply chain crisis. Walmart plans to work extra hours overnight to ease supply chain issues, the White House said.It's part of a com...
Tags: Transportation, Home Depot, News, White House, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Joe Biden, Economy, UPS, Shipping, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Biden, Financial Times


United States: Blackrock To Permit Some Clients To Vote—what Will Be The Impact? - Cooley LLP

According to the Financial Times, "[p]ension funds and retail investors have complained for years over their lack of ability to vote at annual meetings when using an asset manager."
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Xi Jinping gambles on economic tumult to cement his legacy

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
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