Tag Archives: China

Huawei Founder Denies Presence of ‘Backdoors’ to Spy for China

The founder of Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hit back at US efforts to blacklist the company and denied there are any “backdoors” in its technology to spy for Beijing. Saying defiantly the world cannot do without Huawei and its “more advanced” technology, Ren Zhengfei again dismissed the possibility there could be a way to use the technology without his …

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Zara advert gets China asking: Are freckles beautiful?

Image copyright Zara/Sina Weibo Image caption Some asked whether Zara wanted to “uglify” the Chinese public by featuring a freckled model A fierce row has broken out in China – and it is all down to some freckles. Li Jingwen, professionally known as Jing Wen, has attracted considerable attention for her freckled appearance in a campaign for a new range …

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Alibaba Said to Be the Force Behind Hit Chinese Communist Party App

A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation’s tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing. “Xuexi Qiangguo”, which literally translates as ‘Study to make China strong’ and is a play on the government propaganda theme of …

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Chancellor Philip Hammond’s visit to China not going ahead

Image copyright AFP A visit to China by Chancellor Phillip Hammond has been called off amid reports a speech by the UK’s defence secretary angered Beijing. There were plans for trade talks between Mr Hammond and senior Chinese government figures during the brief visit next week. But a Treasury spokesperson said: “No trip was ever announced or confirmed.” Earlier this …

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China Ride-Hailing Giant Didi to Lay Off 15 Percent Staff This Year: Report

Didi Chuxing will lay off 15 percent of its staff or about 2,000 people this year, a source said, marking the ride-hailing firm’s first major cut back as it grapples with regulatory scrutiny and public backlash over the murder of two of its users. Didi CEO Cheng Wei said at a meeting with management that the firm would focus on …

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Tesla Rushes Model 3s to China Before Trade-War Truce Expires

At least three ships roughly the length of two football fields are slated to arrive at ports in China by the end of this month, each carrying precious cargo from Elon Musk. Tesla is loading as many Model 3 sedans as it can onto vessels destined for the People’s Republic ahead of March 1, when a trade-war truce between presidents Donald …

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China Calls US Concerns Over Huawei ‘Groundless’

Beijing called the latest US warning against using Huawei equipment “groundless” on Tuesday, as the Chinese telecom giant faces espionage fears in a growing number of countries. The world’s second-largest smartphone maker and biggest producer of telecommunications gear has been under fire in recent months after the arrest of a top executive in Canada and a global campaign by Washington …

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iPhone Shipments Decline in China as Huawei Tightens Grip: IDC

Apple iPhone sales in China fell 20 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, while sales for smartphones made by home-grown rival Huawei soared by 23 percent, data from industry research firm IDC showed on Monday. The report is the first to put a firm number on the scale of a recent decline in Apple’s fortunes in the world’s second-largest …

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Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician’s death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where one million Uighurs have reportedly been detained Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority. Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where …

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Jaguar Land Rover posts £3.4bn loss as China demand slips

Image copyright Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover booked a loss for the last three months of 2018 as sales collapsed in China. The company booked a £3.1bn reduction in the value of its plants and other investments leading to a £3.4bn quarterly loss, its biggest to date. Carmakers are being hit by stronger regulations and demand for cleaner models. Sales …

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