Category: China

China Locks Down 11 Million in Wuhan, Home of Deadly Virus
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China Locks Down 11 Million in Wuhan, Home of Deadly Virus

Chinese health officials declared the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus a class-A disease and placed strick precautionary and control measures on affected areas of the country on Wednesday. In one move, authorities virtually locked down the source city of the virus, Wuhan – a city of 11 million people. Another 8 million live in the greater…

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New Coronavirus in China May Ignite a Big Stock Market Correction
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New Coronavirus in China May Ignite a Big Stock Market Correction

A mysterious respiratory disease is ripping through China and Asia. The last time a similar disease ravaged through the region, U.S. stocks suffered heavy losses. The new virus emerges at a time when the greatest human migration is underway. A mysterious SARS-like disease is infecting hundreds of people in Asia. CNN reported that the respiratory…

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China Roundup: WeChat’s new focus on monetization
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China Roundup: WeChat’s new focus on monetization

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. At the beginning of each year, a large crowd of developers, content creators and digitally-savvy business owners gather in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou…

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China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization
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China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization

On Friday, China announced that it would complete its competitor to the U.S.-operated global positioning system network by the first half of next year, increasing the pace of its decoupling from U.S. technologies. China’s Beidou network of satellites — named after the “Big Dipper” constellation — will be the first service to compete with the…

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Iran, China, Russia, to Join for Gulf of Oman Naval Drills
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Iran, China, Russia, to Join for Gulf of Oman Naval Drills

(AFP) — China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills starting Friday in the Gulf of Oman, Beijing said, at a time of heightened tensions since the US withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran. Set to take place from December 27 to 30, the military exercises aim to “deepen exchange and cooperation…

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China: Elections ‘Cannot Truly Reflect the Essence of Democracy’
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China: Elections ‘Cannot Truly Reflect the Essence of Democracy’

China’s Global Times government propaganda outlet dismissed the use of elections as a viable form to express the will of the people Tuesday in a column penned by a former vice president of the Communist Party’s (CPC) indoctrination school. Li Junru, officially the former vice president of the CPC Central Committee’s Party School, writes that the solution…

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