According to reports, the US Department of Justice filed its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google, and it could take a judge to spin the market-value of the search and advertisement giant worth $1 trillion. The big economies worldwide seem to be starting to take steps against Google, and the United States alone is not the problem.
The South China Morning Post reported that Cathay Pacific will lay off 6,000 employees and end its Cathay Dragon brand as part of a strategic assessment to deal with the unprecedented damage caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. The SCMP said the Hong Kong airline is expected to officially announce the plan after the close on Wednesday.
In recent years, more students in China have chosen to obtain a master’s degree or a PhD as a way to postpone their entrance into the labor market, either out of a mere hope of increasing their competitiveness in the future, or simply because they haven’t found a proper job. However, graduate education is not meant for everyone. The pressure of being able to graduate on time, the relationship with academic supervisor, the higher expectations from the society…For the students, it has become a question of who gives up first.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga made his first overseas meeting since taking office last month. At the conference, an agreement was reached with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to improve cooperation in defense and protection in reaction to Chinese increased involvement in the region.
International oil prices fell on Monday due to China’s economic growth rate in the third quarter, which was lower than expected. China’s energy demand is still inevitably dragged down by the renewed surge in the number of new coronavirus infections in other countries around the world.
The Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, released its 2020 “Asia Power Index” on Sunday, which shows that the United States is still the most influential country in Asia. However, in the face of China’s rise and improper handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, America’s global prestige has been declining.
China announced its third-quarter GDP data on Monday. From July to September, China’s GDP grew by 4.9% this year, higher than the 3.2% in the second quarter. Various data are expected to show that China’s economic recovery has accelerated in the third quarter, and is currently the only major economy in the world with positive growth.
On the morning of October 19th, Alibaba (09988.HK/BABA.NYSE) announced that it had agreed to acquire Auchan Retail International SA and its affiliates through its subsidiary Taobao China investment totaling approximately HK$28 billion ($3.6 billion US dollars) Jixin Holdings Co., Ltd. shares 70.94%.
The financial report released in the past week shows that the five largest banks in the United States (JP Morgan Chase, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo) achieved a rebound in profits in the third quarter. The main contributing factors were the sharp drop in provisions, transaction and investment banking income.
China’s coal ban may cost Australia US$15 billion a year.” As many foreign media hyped the news that “China suspends coal imports from Australia”, “Australia News Network” 18th issue published an article by Tariq Brook, a well-known Australian journalist. According to the article, if China announces the ban, it will mark the “biggest escalation” in the China-Australian trade conflict.
Indian Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar has said that peace and stability on the Line of Actual Control have ‘deteriorated’ and it is evident that it is affecting the relations between India and China. Jaishankar said this on Saturday at a time when tensions between India and China in East Ladakh have been continuing for more than five months.
On October 15 Mao Hongtao posted for the first time on Wechat Moments. Families and colleagues tried to reach him after seeing the post, but his phone was already turned off. On the same day, local police got involved and the news trended on Weibo. The next day his body was found in Jiang’an River, close to his house in Chengdu. Police concluded it was a suicide. Mao was the Party Committee Secretary (PCS) of Chengdu University, a mayor-level official according to the current civil service hierarchy in China.
As the epidemic cannot be effectively controlled for a long time, many factories in India have no way to start construction as scheduled, so more and more textile orders are canceled or moved to other countries such as China. According to the Dyeing and Finishing Encyclopedia, many domestic garment manufacturing orders have been scheduled for May next year.
Apple is speeding up “Made in India.” By 2021, consumers in India will be expected to get the iPhone 12 produced in the country. This will also be Apple’s seventh model produced in India. Prior to this, low-priced and old models including iPhone SE, iPhone SE2, and iPhone 6 have been put into mass production in India. In 2019, iPhone 11 became Apple’s first flagship produced in India.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lifted a ban on oil exploration in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi looks forward to speeding up negotiations with Beijing on energy cooperation projects. The Philippine government also expects China to allow the Philippines “peacefully” in these waters.
In 2021, it is recommended to continue to pay attention to the safety margin of the leading host of construction machinery. On October 15, data disclosed by the China Construction Machinery Industry Association showed sales of excavators to both domestic and overseas clients surged by nearly 64.8% on year.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted that global GDP would shrink by 4.4% in 2020, an increase of 0.8 percentage points from its June forecast. This year, China is still the only major economy that the IMF expects to achieve positive growth. Tobias Adrian, head of the IMF’s currency and capital markets department, said this in an interview.
Russian scientists, in collaboration with their Chinese colleagues, created one of the most powerful explosives yet discovered. The project was done conjointly between the the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology and the Beijing Institute of Technology.
The Free World believes in democracy. The Free World believes in freedom. Corona virus has crippled the free world. The free world has gone into quarantine. Until comes the vaccine for Corona the future of the free world is to go into quarantine return to normalcy and return to quarantine again. Israel went into quarantine and returned to normalcy only to return again to quarantine. The same is true for the whole world. Quarantine is bondage to the free world much more than to China and communist nations.
Taobao, Tmall, Jingdong, Pinduoduo…Endless competition between different online shopping websites in China has greatly benefited domestic online shoppers. Thanks to competition between couriers, most products can be delivered very fast and free of charge. But all people will not be satisfied. Consumers keep demanding cheaper products. In recent years, a new word, “Yangmao Dang,” has been created to describe people who seek deals on different websites. Yangmao means woolen fleece in Chinese. These deal hunters are like shearers who cut Yangmao off the sheep (in this case, the online shops).
At 3 pm on October 20, 2019, 10-year-old Qi called her mother saying that she had just finished her art class and that she was on the way home. It’s a 15-minute walk. At 3:50 pm, with still no sign of her daughter, Mrs.Wang went out to look for her with family members. At around 7 pm, they found Qi in a bush a few hundred meters away from home, covered in blood and pants off.
The Russian Telecom providers reported this weekend that they received official federal government letters. The letters request all Russian service providers to provide information on the use of the Google Cache servers. The Google Cache servers speed up downloading videos from YouTube.
Had nothing happened, Lamu would be in the mountains digging up Notopterygium roots, a traditional medical herb in China. Once she’s back at home, she would stream for a while on TikTok to chat with her fans. On September 14, while Lamu was streaming in her kitchen, fans saw a man enter the room before the screen went black.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam today praised the controversial Chinese national security law imposed on Hong Kong, saying that it has restored peace in the city, and helped end the pro-democracy movement protests therein. Lam made her remarks as part of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Many newspapers at home and abroad reacted overnight to the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, held in Cleveland, Ohio. Almost unanimously, the papers analyzed it as one marred by chaos, confusion, and insults.
Reuters reported that as the situation in the Taiwan Strait became increasingly tense, China announced that it would start five simultaneous military exercises in different coastal waters on Monday. This is the second time that China has held multiple rounds of military exercises simultaneously in the past two months.
A US district court judge issued a provisional order on Sunday night preventing the Department of Commerce’s ban against TikTok from taking effect. However, Judge Carl Nichols declined “at this time” to rule against another ban, due to take effect on November 12.
On Monday, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and his team of lawyers will appear in court again to urge a Canadian court to release her. The reason given by the team is that the United States provided misleading criminal charges in order to facilitate the arrest of Meng in Canada.
Online games have witnessed an unprecedented surge in China, with a projected market volume of $4.5 billion in 2020, highest in the world. Even some universities have created majors related to online games management. Companies have developed a series of new services trying to grab market share, including a peculiar one called “peiwan.”
Zhu Jianqiang, which means Strong Pig in Chinese, is the name of a pig that survived under rubble for 36 days after the 8.0 MS Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008. It has become a symbol of survival in China ever since. Since September 2014, a namesake company started to enter people’s daily lives.
Tesla is among a list of companies that are suing the US government over increased taxes that have affected imported spare parts from China. According to legal documents filed by the company, the tariffs are “arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.”
Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke for the first time with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday. The leaders of the two countries agreed to “closely cooperate” on bilateral and international issues but did not discuss Xi Jinping’s plan for a state visit to Japan.
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on September 25, his new order to create a Military Science Council to work on the country’s own weapons system. The announcement was commemorated to the 15th anniversary of the operational strategic command of the armed forces of the Republic.
Demonstrations continue in Louisville, Kentucky, and throughout the United States, against the decision of a grand jury in the killing of Breonna Taylor. The grand jury’s decision to not charge the police officers who killed Taylor was legal but controversial. It was based on all evidence given by all sides involved in the killing.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, who was detained Thursday and released hours later, has called for intervention by the international community in the case of the group arrested in China more than a month ago. Wong was arrested when he appeared at the Central Police Station for judicial control.
The Russian scientists from the ITMO University conjointly from the chemical and biological departments have developed an inkjet printing technology that allows you to apply color images of individual execution, which can be seen through the smartphone screen. The new technology will help protect manufacturers from counterfeiting their products.
The president of China, Xi Jinping, made a statement that China needs to be united. He suggested for Chinese private companies to unite with the Communist Party of China. Furthermore, Xi stated that China expects a long-running economic and technological stand off with the United States.
On Saturday during the morning ceremony, the Iranian Lieutenant General Hussein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated “The Islamic Republic will take revenge on all those who are indirectly or directly involved in the martyrdom of General Suleimani, and this is a very serious message.”
Chinese cloud computing company Alibaba Cloud presented several new products at its Apsara 2020 conference. Alibaba Group Holding Limited, also known as Alibaba Group and as Alibaba.com, is a Chinese multinational technology company specializing in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology. It was founded in the 1999.
Germany announced the creation of the new technology to assist in providing the accurate crowd numbers. At the end of August, thousands took to the streets in the “anti-Corona protests”. There was an attempt to close Berlin by the law enforcement. The government tried to stop the planned demonstration due to the concern of the Coronavirus spread.
Covid-19 continues to be rampant in many countries, except where it broke out first: China. According to the latest statistics, on September 18, there were only 18 new confirmed patients, all travelers from other countries. Even so, the Chinese government is extremely careful with these imported cases. On September 13, in Ruili, two illegal travelers from Myanmar were reported to be infected. The next day, the local government quarantined the entire city and started to carry out massive PCR testing. In just three days, they’ve already completed 95,362 tests (all negative), and more underway.
In order to prevent TikTok from being banned from operating in the United States, Reuters reported that ByteDance is currently preparing for TikTok to conduct a public offering in the United States. However, in addition to President Donald Trump’s approval, the transaction also needs to be approved by Beijing.
After the US’ chip ban on Huawei took effect on September 15th, the supply of Kirin chips, used in Huawei’s mobile phones, has since ceased. Consumers are rushing to buy existing mobile phones because they are worried about the decline in chip quality in the future, pushing up the market price of mobile phones.
For five months, internet users in China have been waiting for the result of a special case. On April 9, Yantai Police Department announced that they were officially investigating an alleged statutory rape. A girl, Li Xingxing, claimed that her foster father, Bao Yuming, had been raping her for the past three years. The news heated up when people found out that Bao is a board member of the ZTE Corporation (he was kicked out right after the news).
Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan, who worked in a Hong Kong lab, published a report on Zemodo, an open-access digital platform, alleging the SARS-CoV-2 virus is manmade. According to Dr. Li’s abstract, “SARS-CoV-2 shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus.”
Russia announced the new cruise missile that is a joint venture between Russia and India. The Russian-Indian cruise missile in the new version will be able to hit radio detection and guidance aircraft with the AWACS system. The air-to-air missile system is named BrahMos, for the name of the joint venture.
India is leading the world in the battle with Corona with the lowest mortality rate in a highly densely populated country with poverty and disease. China is spreading out in the world. So much more so its evil influences have become manifested in a virus which has caused the Corona Pandemic.