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China sets rules to safeguard drivers' rights in ride-hailing industry
China outlined new rules on Tuesday to safeguard the rights of drivers in its giant ride-hailing industry, requiring operators of the services to provide them with social insurance and make their earnings public.
How driverless cars will change our world
Self-driving vehicles are steadily becoming a reality despite the many hurdles still to be overcome – and they could change our world in some unexpected ways.
Autonomous "Robotaxis" Debut On China Streets
Beijing this week approved its first autonomous taxis for commercial use, bringing dozens of the so-called "robotaxis" to the streets of the Chinese capital.
Stressed by parenting? Evolution can explain why
What can ants and meerkats teach us about parenting? Evolutionary biologist Nichola Raihani uncovers the ancient social instincts that still shape our families today.
China's Singles' Day sees surge in 'nationalist' spending
From local fashion brands to traditional medicine, hot selling items during this year's Singles' Day shopping bonanza were mostly home-grown goods, reflecting rising nationalist sentiment among Chinese consumers.
"For The Accused It's Simple": China's Blocked #MeToo Movement
China's #MeToo Movement: China's tennis star Peng Shuai had accused a former top Communist Party politician of sexually assaulting her.
Alibaba shares plunge nearly 11% after warning of slower growth
Shares of Alibaba plummeted in Hong Kong on Friday after the tech giant warned of weaker growth this year as China's economy slows and Beijing continues its regulatory crackdown.
Hong Kong shares down on Alibaba, losses limited by property
Hong Kong shares ended the session lower on Friday, dragged lower by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba after it reported disappointing earnings.
China's Weibo cleared for Hong Kong secondary listing -filings
Chinese social media company Weibo Corporation has been approved by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s listing committee to sell shares in the city, according to regulatory filings, giving it a secondary listing alongside New York.
Alibaba’s Singles Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event Goes Global
Singles Day in China is the world’s largest annual shopping extravaganza. Its creator, the e-commerce giant Alibaba, is now exporting the event to the rest of the world as part of its push to challenge Amazon and others.
Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution
Glasgow climate pact adopted despite last-minute intervention by India to water down language on phasing out dirtiest fossil fuel
COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal
A draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has watered down commitments to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels, as countries race to reach a deal after two weeks of talks.
The world's fight for 'climate justice'
Some of the world’s poorest and lowest carbon-emitting countries are suffering the most from climate change. Is it time for 'climate justice'?
China's Delivery Drivers Live On Edge Amid Exploitative Sector Practices
Over a dozen delivery drivers on the ground in China detail how delivery firms exploit millions of workers even as the sector booms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yahoo leaves China for good, cites "challenging" environment
Yahoo said it had stopped allowing its services to be accessible from mainland China "in recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment", the second Western tech brand to quit the country in recent weeks.
The Facebook Papers Are Their Own Outrage Machine
You can’t even fight a social network without a social network.
China Proposes Guidelines On Internet Platform Responsibilities
The responsibilities outlined by the SAMR relate to issues for which these companies have already been criticized over the past year as part of a wide-ranging crackdown by Chinese regulators.
China to pilot property tax scheme in some regions
The top decision-making body of the Chinese parliament said on Saturday it will roll out a pilot real estate tax in some regions, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Eswatini protests: Nurses refuse to treat police after colleagues shot
The health workers say security forces injured 30 colleagues when they opened fire at a protest.
NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, NYT
Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA . He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because th...
Alibaba's Jack Ma Spotted In Spain In Rare Trip Abroad After China Scrutiny: Report
The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticised China's regulatory system in a speech last year.
Drop Chinese investments, MPs and peers tell parliament’s pension fund
Letter from 137 lawmakers urges fund to drop stakes in firms accused of human rights violations or linked to Chinese state
Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Reappears In Hong Kong After Months Out Of Public Glare: Report
The Chinese billionaire has been keeping a low profile since delivering a speech in October last year in Shanghai criticising China's financial regulators. That triggered a chain of events that resulted in the shelving of his Ant Group's...
Evergrande: End of the road for developer as US$37 billion bill looms?
The Shenzhen-based company tapped the bond markets nearly 40 times in a four-year period and amassed hundreds of billions of yuan in bank loans as it sought to expand its core residential housing business and diversify the scope of its o...
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