A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat

A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat

A PUBLIC spat between two warring and wildly popular Chinese apps has had the feel of a teenage dance-off. “Sorry, Douyin Fans”, ran an article from the short-video app on its WeChat account, in which it accused the mobile-messaging service of disabling links to Douyin’s most popular videos. “All hail Douyin the drama queen,” retorted […]

Chinese and US tech giants go at it in emerging markets

Chinese and US tech giants go at it in emerging markets

TWO contests are under way in which titans holding billions in their thrall vie for global domination. One is unfolding on Russian football pitches and features the likes of Neymar and Harry Kane. The other is playing out on the smartphone screens of consumers in India, Indonesia, Brazil and other emerging economies. There, American online […]

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

A billboard advertises refrigerators from a local factory on a street in Xingfu, ChinaDescription:Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times/Redux/Eyevine By Michael Le Page Last month it was revealed that someone somewhere was illegally manufacturing a banned ozone-destroying chemical. Now it appears that small factories in China are the source. According to investigators at the non-profit Environmental […]

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes back

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $ 50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind. Trump laid out a list of more than […]

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $ 50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $ 34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on 6 July. The White House said it will consider applying further tariffs to […]

Chinese giant salamanders may already be virtually extinct

Chinese giant salamanders may already be virtually extinct

Chinese giant salamanders dwarf all other amphibiansAlamy By Andy Coghlan The largest amphibians in the world are on the very brink of extinction. Not only have wild populations of Chinese giant salamanders been decimated, it turns out there are five species rather than one, each with a truly minuscule population. Chinese giant salamanders (Andrias davidianus) […]

Chinese TV Channel Bans School Choir Rendition Of ‘I Can Sing A Rainbow’|Humor

A homophobic censorship row is brewing  as online Chinese channel, Mango TV, has now also banned St Winifred’s School Choir’s rendition of I Can Sing A Rainbow in addition to Ireland’s recent Eurovision entry. ‘Any song that pledges solidarity with the LGBT community is clearly suspect, so this and other songs like Tom Robinson’s, Sing […]

Xiaomi eyes a giant Chinese IPO

Xiaomi eyes a giant Chinese IPO

IN CHINA no company achieved $ 1bn in annual revenue as quickly as Xiaomi did, in the year following the launch of its first smartphone in 2011. Chinese media initially nicknamed Xiaomi the “Apple of the East” (its literal translation is “little rice”). That was a stretch, even in good times. But within another two […]

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

U.S. bans American companies from selling to Chinese phone maker ZTE

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Commerce has banned American companies from selling components to leading Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp for seven years for violating an agreement in a sanctions violation case, U.S. officials said on Monday. The U.S. action, first reported by Reuters reut.rs/2H3p0Vl, could be devastating to ZTE since American […]