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China zero-Covid: Chinese researchers tread on sensitive ground

hong kong CNN Business — Authorities in Shanghai have denied a report by a leading Chinese real estate research firm that claimed more than a third of shops in a major mall had been shuttered because of strict Covid curbs. The report by China Real Estate Information Corp. (CRIC), published late last month, quickly went …

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Apple ‘playing with fire’ buying iPhone 14 parts from Chinese supplier

Apple is reportedly looking to use chips from a controversial Chinese government-linked company in its new iPhone 14 — and several US lawmakers are up in arms. Following a report in South Korean media that Apple planned to use chips from Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. in its new lineup of iPhones, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) …

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A Chinese man rode a hydrogen balloon to pick pine nuts. He ended up drifting 300km

The man, surnamed Hu, had been working alongside a colleague on Sunday in Hailin county, Heilongjiang province, when they lost control of the balloon. While his colleague jumped to safety, Hu missed his chance and drifted away. He was not found until 9 am local time on Tuesday when — after tracing his mobile phone …

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A Chinese man rode a hydrogen balloon to pick pine nuts. He ended up drifting 300km

The man, surnamed Hu, had been working alongside a colleague on Sunday in Hailin county, Heilongjiang province, when they lost control of the balloon. While his colleague jumped to safety, Hu missed his chance and drifted away. He was not found until 9 am local time on Tuesday when — after tracing his mobile phone …

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Gordon Chang Predicts China’s Economy Headed for Collapse

China expert Gordon Chang believes the country’s economic stimulus efforts amid an imminent recession are finally falling flat, leading to the possibility of total economic collapse. The frequent Newsmax contributor argued on Monday in an opinion piece for 19FortyFive that, despite Chinese regulators forcing high loan quotas, companies are still not launching new projects as …

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Report: Apple Dropping ‘Made in Taiwan’ Labeling to Appease Beijing

Components used in Apple products must now include labels that tie together Taiwan with mainland China to keep the communist nation happy, a Japanese business publication reported last week. According to an Aug. 5 report in Japan’s Nikkei Asia business publication, Beijing is cracking down on customs regulations that require goods made on the island …

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Yoon Suk-yeol slammed for skipping Nancy Pelosi meeting for staycation

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is under fire for opting not to cut his holiday short in order to meet face-to-face with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday — with critics accusing him of not wanting to antagonize China following Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan . The conservative leader’s official reason for not seeing the California …

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Taiwan denies China jets crossed strait before Nancy Pelosi arrived

Taiwan’s defense ministry denied China’s claim Tuesday that Beijing’s Su-35 fighter jets crossed the sensitive Taiwan Strait ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in the island nation — as the Communist power announced a series of military drills and other actions in response to the California Democrat’s trip. Chinese state media had reported that …

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Chinese rocket debris crashes into Earth’s atmosphere

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, US Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said …

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Pompeo targets Biden over possible Pelosi trip to Taiwan

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knocked the Biden administration for not backing a trip to Taiwan by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “To allow America to be bullied by Chinese propaganda, right after, frankly, President Biden has had a phone call, a long phone call, with [Chinese President] Xi Jinping… would send a really bad …

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