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US Steps Up Campaign To Purge Chinese Apps

The Trump administration said late Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from US digital networks and called the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat "significant threats." From a report: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said expanded US efforts on a program it calls "Clean Network" would focus on five areas and include steps to prevent various Chinese apps, as well as Chinese telecoms companies, from accessing sensitive information on A...
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US to Purge ‘Untrusted’ Apps in New Measures Against China

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts against Chinese technology companies as it prepares to purge App Stores of "untrusted" Chinese apps, reports Reuters. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. "Clean Network" program would focus on five areas and include steps to prevent various Chinese apps and telecoms companies from accessing the sensitive information of American citizens and businesses. One U.S. official said it was a push back against a "massive campaign to steal and weaponi...
Tags: Washington, China, US, United States, Federal Communications Commission, WeChat, App Stores, State Department, Donald Trump, Huawei, China Mobile, China Telecom, Reuters, Wang Yi, Ccp, State

Former U.S. Ambassador Labels Pompeo Speech on China a ‘Psychotic Rant’ in Interview with Chinese Propaganda Outlet

Charles "Chas" Freeman, a veteran U.S. diplomat who served in East Asia and as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, slammed a speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a "psychotic rant" in an interview Wednesday with a Chinese propaganda outlet.In his July 23 speech at the Nixon Presidential Library, Pompeo said, "Securing our freedoms from the Chinese Communist Party is the mission of our time, and America is perfectly positioned to lead it because our founding principles give us that opportunity."Th...
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China star Wu Lei ‘turns down Premier League’ to stay at Espanyol

Shanghai (AFP) – Wu Lei contemplated “giving up and returning to China” after testing positive for coronavirus in March and says he turned down offers from Germany and England to remain at Espanyol. The 28-year-old forward is China’s best-known player and there is intense interest back home in what he plans to do following Espanyol’s relegation from La Liga. Wu told Xinhua news agency by telephone from Spain that he intends to stay to help spearhead Chinese-owned Espanyol’s bid to bounce back i...
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China evacuates thousands after floods threaten villages

China has evacuated thousands of residents after a landslide blocked a river and created a barrier lake that threatened to submerge neighbouring villages, as large parts of the country reeled under some of the heaviest rainfall in decades. The landslide occurred on Tuesday when 1.5 million cubic metres of earth fell into a tributary of the Yangtze river near the city of Enshi in Hubei province, the Xinhua news agency said, citing local flood control authorities. China's state weather bureau sa...
Tags: News, China, Yangtze, Xinhua, Hubei Province, Enshi

Pandemic threatens to exacerbate child poverty in Germany: Bertelsmann Foundation - Xinhua | - Xinhua

Pandemic threatens to exacerbate child poverty in Germany: Bertelsmann Foundation - Xinhua |   Xinhua
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China discharges floodwater in Huai River

China on Monday (July 20) opened the sluices at Wangjiaba, a key hydrological station on the Huai River, to release flood pressure as water levels continued to surge in east China's Anhui province. Affected by the recent heavy rainfalls, the water level at Wangjiaba station on the main stream of the Huai River rose rapidly on Monday, exceeding 0.36 metres (1.18 ft.) above the warning level, reported by Xinhua. The surging water prompted local authorities to issue a re...
Tags: News, China, Xinhua, Anhui, Huai River, Wangjiaba

Floods kill 14 in China as water peaks at Three Gorges Dam

At least 14 people have died in the latest round of seasonal rains and flooding in southern China, as soldiers and workers built makeshift barriers with sandbags and rocks Saturday to keep the Yangtze River and its tributaries at bay. Three floodgates of the Three Gorges Dam that spans the Yangtze were opened as the water level behind the massive dam rose more than 15 meters (50 feet) above flood level, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The dam was holding back about 45% of the water, ...
Tags: News, China, Yangtze River, Yangtze, Xinhua, Xinhua News Agency, Three Gorges Dam

Twitter Accounts Deleted. Social Media Scrubbed. Spooked Hong Kong Braces for New Security Law

HONG KONG—On Tuesday morning, Beijing’s top legislative body unanimously passed a secretive national security law that specifically applies to Hong Kong, a special autonomous region that until now has enjoyed freedoms that do not exist in most of China.The new law will go into effect as soon as Wednesday, and targets persons in Hong Kong involved in what the Chinese government calls “secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces”—charges often slapped on Chinese nationals w...
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China to set up 'security agency' in Hong Kong

China will set up a "national security agency" in Hong Kong to oversee a forthcoming new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in the city, state media said on Saturday. The new law also would override any existing Hong Kong laws that may conflict with it once it is implemented, Xinhua news agency said in a report detailing the draft legislation. The report followed the conclusion of a meeting in Beijing of China's top law-making committee that reviewed draft provisions aimed at snuffing out t...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Xinhua, Beijing of China

China tables draft Hong Kong security law in sign it intends to rush legislation

State media organisation Xinhua reports draft clarifying four major offences put before top lawmaking bodyBeijing has tabled a draft of the Hong Kong national security laws before its top lawmaking body, indicating it intends to rush through the contentious legislation which promises to drastically increase Chinese control over the semi-autonomous region.State media reported on Thursday the draft law was put before the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), charged with draf...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Asia Pacific, Xinhua, NPC

Tanker truck explodes into a ball of fire on Chinese highway, killing 19 people

Nineteen people were killed and more than 170 injured when a tanker truck exploded on a highway in eastern China, local authorities said. The force of the blast on Saturday afternoon caused nearby homes and factories to collapse, and sent huge clouds of black smoke billowing into the air as flames engulfed several cars. Dramatic video footage of the accident in the eastern province of Zhejiang showed a ball of fire shooting into the air as people screamed. In one clip, a large piece of debris is...
Tags: News, China, Xinhua, Zhejiang

Tibet to become China’s data gateway to South Asia

A sprawling 645,000-square-meter data facility is going up on the top of the world to power data exchange between China and its neighboring countries in South Asia. The cloud computing and data center, perched on the plateau city Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and developed by private tech firm Ningsuan Technologies, has entered pilot operation as it announced the completion of the first construction phase, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported (in Chinese) on Sunday. Northeast of the Himalaya...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, Tibet, China, Cloud Computing, India, Tech, Beijing, Nepal, Alibaba, Bangladesh, Alibaba Group, South Asia, Xinhua, Nanjing, Lhasa

Facebook to Start Labeling Content From State-Controlled Media

Facebook will begin labeling ads, pages and posts from media outlets “wholly or partially” under the editorial control of their government, the company said Thursday as it faces pressure to take measures to prevent foreign influence in the upcoming U.S. elections. The news outlets that will be labeled include China’s official Xinhua news agency and […]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, News, China, Global, Donald Trump, Xinhua, 2020 Election

'Who is this kid?' NBA star Curry hails one-armed Chinese boy

NBA star Stephen Curry said on Thursday that he wants to locate the one-armed Chinese boy whose dazzling basketball skills have gone viral online. Zhang was born in the southern province of Guangdong and lost his right arm in an accident at five years old, Xinhua news agency said. "Heart is always the strongest part of the body," Xinhua quoted Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian, formerly of the NBA, as saying after watching the clip of the teenager.
Tags: News, Sports, Nba, Curry, Guangdong, Stephen Curry, Xinhua, Zhang, Yi Jianlian

Germany loses ground in patent-power ranking: study - Xinhua | - Xinhua

Germany loses ground in patent-power ranking: study - Xinhua |   Xinhua
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Wuhan records no new asymptomatic coronavirus cases for the first time

Wuhan, the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus pandemic began in late 2019, reported no new asymptomatic cases for the first time on Sunday, Chinese health officials said. The municipal health commission said that 60,000 nucleic tests were carried out on Sunday and that there were no new confirmed or suspected cases. Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said this showed the Chinese strategy of mass testing has yielded positive results. In order for a patient to be considered asymptomatic, they...
Tags: News, Wuhan, Xinhua, COVID

How Baidu’s AI produces news videos using just a URL

AI for news production is one of the areas that has drawn contrasting opinions. On one hand, it might help media houses produce more news in a better format with minimal effort, on the other hand, it might take away the human element of journalism or take people out of jobs. In 2018, an AI anchor developed by China’s Xinhua news agency made its debut.  Earlier this month, the agency released an improved version that mimics human voices and gestures. There’s been advancement in AI with text-based...
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Chinese State Media Introduces Animated Character Aimed at Americans, Terry-cotta

Chinese state news outlet Xinhua has introduced a new social media character in an effort to counter criticism of China in English-language media during the coronavirus pandemic. The cartoon character is called Terry-cotta, who explains that using face masks during a pandemic is good, that China isn’t hoarding PPE,…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Animation, Chinese communist party, Propaganda, Donald Trump, Terry, New Cold War, Ccp, Xinhua, Terracotta Army, Terracotta, President Trump, CGTN, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Coronavirus live news: Spain reports lowest Covid-19 daily death toll in over two months

East Africa facing ‘triple menace’ of Covid-19, floods and locusts; Italy’s death toll reaches 32,486; Wuhan bans eating wild animals; global case total passes 5m Italy: lockdown has taken heavy toll on mental health‘If I don’t have sex I’ll die of hunger’: Covid crisis of Rio’s trans sex workers‘All psychoses of US history’: how America is victim-blaming Covid deadCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.19pm BST Air travellers in Europe will have to wear face masks throughout all stages of their ...
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China’s latest AI news anchor mimics human voices and gestures in 3D

Chinese state news agency Xinhua has added an AI 3D news anchor to its lineup of virtual presenters. Named Xin Xiaowei, the publicity stunt avatar was jointly developed by Xinhua and search engine Sogou. The 3D anchor is modeled on Zhao Wanwei, a real-life reporter for the news agency. Her digital counterpart is brought to life by “multi-modal recognition and synthesis, facial recognition and animation and transfer learning,” according to Sogou. The company claims that this allows it to imitate ...
Tags: Startups, Media, China, Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand, Xinhua, Neural, Xin Xiaowei, Zhao Wanwei

Coronavirus live news: Spain mandates face masks as Greece prepares to unveil tourism plans

UN chief praises Africa’s efforts to stem virus; Brazil sees record daily deaths; global cases hit 4.9mBrazil’s deadliest day as Trump calls US cases a ‘badge of honour’Ardern flags four-day working week as way to rebuild New ZealandUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.28pm BST The reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is the latest designer to capitalise on the coronavirus crisis by launching a line of face masks – and has sparked a race row in the process, writes Mo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Biology, Africa, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases

Chinese survey team plans to summit deserted Everest

A Chinese government-backed team plans to summit Mount Everest this week at a time when the world's tallest peak has been closed to commercial climbers. Bad weather forced the team charged with measuring the mountain's current height to return to base camp, but they have since taken up their former position, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. As long as the weather holds, the team expects to reach the summit on Friday morning, Xinhua quoted Wang Yongfeng, deputy director of the mountain...
Tags: News, Mount Everest, Xinhua, Xinhua News Agency, General Administration of Sport, Wang Yongfeng

China Offers Tax Support to Film Businesses Hit By Coronavirus

The mainland Chinese government has unveiled two additional support measures for the film industry, which has suffered the impact of the coronavirus outbreak for nearly four months. China’s tax authorities will waive value added tax payments for film screening service providers, official news agency Xinhua reported on Friday. The exemption lasts for the whole of […]
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China's Wuhan says tested almost a third of residents for coronavirus since April

Wuhan, the original epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, has tested over 3 million residents for the pathogen since April, and will now focus its testing efforts on the rest of its 11 million population, according to state media. Wuhan will conduct tests on everyone in the city, with the goal of getting a clear number of asymptomatic cases as businesses and schools reopen, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Thursday. The priority will be residents who have not been te...
Tags: News, China, Wuhan, Xinhua, Xinhua News Agency

China launches new rocket into space as it steps up Moon landing plans

Space agency tests design that is billed to replace current Shenzhou module, a copy of Russia’s Soyuz China has successfully launched a new rocket and prototype spacecraft, according to state media, in a major test of its ambitions to operate a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon.A Long March 5B rocket took off from the Wenchang launch site on the southern island of Hainan and eight minutes later an unmanned prototype spacecraft successfully separated and entered its planned ...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Russia, World news, Xinhua, Hainan, Shenzhou, Soyuz China

Chinese State Media Labels Pompeo ‘Evil’ in Response to Claims that Coronavirus Leaked from Wuhan Lab

Chinese state media slammed U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday after Pompeo repeated allegations that the coronavirus accidentally escaped from a lab in Wuhan.Pompeo is "one of the worst secretaries of the state in American history," the Xinhua state news agency said in a translation by the Wall Street Journal. The similarly state-run Global Times wrote in an editorial, "Pompeo is indulging in a solo performance that has failed to adhere to the professional standards expected of a chi...
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China releases animation mocking US response to coronavirus outbreak

China has published a short animation titled "Once Upon a Virus" mocking the US response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries. Washington and Beijing are locked in a war of words over the origins of the disease, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic. US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab, but declined to describe the evidence. In t...
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Beijing Admits to Undercounting Coronavirus Deaths, Raises Wuhan Death Toll by 50 Percent

The Chinese Communist Party has revised its reported death count in Wuhan by exactly 50 percent, an attempt to improve the “credibility of the government” as residents and experts have warned the actual count is far higher that what's been previously reported.In an interview Friday with the Xinhua state news agency, officials pointed to unreported deaths at homes as the reason for the revision, to show "accountability to history, to the people and the victims," and to promote "open and trans...
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Coronavirus Death Toll In Wuhan Jumps 50% After Review

BEIJING (AP) — China’s official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped sharply Friday as the hardest-hit city of Wuhan announced a major revision that added nearly 1,300 fatalities. The new figures resulted from an in-depth review of deaths during a response that was chaotic in the early days. They raised the official toll in Wuhan by 50% to 3,869 deaths. While China has yet to update its national totals, the revised numbers push up China’s total to 4,632 deaths from a previously rep...
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