China: News

21 May 2024

Indian Ocean

India competes with China in underwater hunt for EV resources

India has entered a competition with China to secure underwater mineral resources vital for the production of electric vehicles and solar panels.

20 May 2024

India

Gold price hits record high amid global economic uncertainty

Gold prices have soared to an unprecedented high, reaching $2,450.49/ounce in a recent trading session, marking an 18.65% increase this year alone.

ByteDance's Doubao is China's newest AI chatbot sensation

ByteDance, the Beijing-based parent company of TikTok, has outpaced Baidu Inc. in the race for China's most popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot.

18 May 2024

TikTok

Canadian intelligence chief warns against use of TikTok

David Vigneault, the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, has cautioned Canadians against using the popular social media app TikTok.

17 May 2024

Elon Musk

Tesla eyes China data for training its autonomous driving tech

Tesla is reportedly planning to harness data from China to bolster the global development of its autonomous driving system, marking a shift in its data utilization approach.

16 May 2024

Microsoft

Microsoft asks China-based staff to relocate amid escalating US-Sino tensions

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has proposed a relocation plan for approximately 700 to 800 of its China-based employees.

16 May 2024

Box Office

A24's 'Civil War' to debut in Chinese cinemas

Alex Garland's dystopian thriller, Civil War, is set to make its theatrical debut in China on June 7.

AI cloning of deceased loved ones flourishes in China

The AI cloning industry in China, specifically focused on creating replicas of deceased relatives, has seen significant growth.

14 May 2024

Electric Vehicles

China launches sodium-ion battery energy storage station: Here's why

China has launched its debut large-scale sodium-ion battery energy storage station, marking a significant milestone in the clean-energy industry.

14 May 2024

Research

China's quantum leap is a step toward fault-tolerant computing 

Quantum physicist Pan Jianwei and his team at the University of Science and Technology of China, have made a significant breakthrough in quantum computing.

13 May 2024

COVID-19

Chinese journalist imprisoned for Covid reporting to be released 

Zhang Zhan, a former lawyer and independent journalist from China, is expected to be released on Monday after serving a four-year prison sentence.

Chinese scientists innovate low-cost optical chip production to thwart US

Chinese researchers have pioneered a cost-effective method to mass-produce photonic integrated circuits (PICs), potentially mitigating the effects of US sanctions.

13 May 2024

Maldives

Our pilots incapable of flying aircraft given by India: Maldives 

The Maldives military still does not have pilots capable of operating three aircraft donated by India, Defence Minister Ghassan Maumoon has said.

11 May 2024

BYD

US prepares for 100% tariff on Chinese EV imports

The United States is planning to increase the tariffs on electric vehicles (EVs) imported from China, according to the Financial Times.

11 May 2024

Xi Jinping

New Chinese envoy says 'ready to work with India'

China's newly appointed envoy to India, Xu Feihong, said Beijing is ready to work with India to "accommodate" each other's concerns and find a mutually acceptable solution to "specific issues" through dialogue.

11 May 2024

South Korea

Chinese streaming giant iQIYI faces legal action over 'Oldboy'

Chinese streaming service iQIYI, with over 100M subscribers, is facing legal action for allegedly streaming the Korean film Oldboy without a valid license for at least six years.

09 May 2024

Moon

China's Chang'e 6 lunar probe is carrying mysterious mini rover

China's latest lunar mission, the Chang'e 6, is currently en route to the far side of the Moon with an unexpected passenger — a mini rover.

09 May 2024

Hong Kong

The rise of matcha: How it became a global trend

The matcha latte, a unique blend of matcha powder and milk, first emerged in New York's local cafes and coffee shops around 2015.

09 May 2024

Huawei

US government bars Intel, Qualcomm from selling chips to Huawei

The United States government has revoked licenses that permitted Intel and Qualcomm to sell chips to Huawei Technologies, per the Financial Times.

08 May 2024

Germany

India's consumer market projected to outgrow Germany, Japan by 2026 

India is projected to become the world's third-largest consumer market by 2026, surpassing both Germany and Japan, according to a report by UBS.

08 May 2024

OpenAI

China's Zhipu AI to launch Sora competitor in 2024

Chinese artificial intelligence start-up, Zhipu AI, is set to introduce its own version of OpenAI's text-to-video service, Sora.

08 May 2024

Pets

Chinese zoo paints dogs as pandas; fooled visitors daily

The Taizhou Zoo in China's Jiangsu Province has sparked controversy for its unconventional method of displaying pandas.

08 May 2024

TikTok

TikTok sues US government over law mandating sale or ban

TikTok has filed a lawsuit against the US government, challenging a recent legislation that could force its parent company, ByteDance, to sell the app or face a potential ban in the US.

07 May 2024

Startups

Shanghai-based start-up unveils autonomous EV charging robot: Everything we know

Shanghai-based start-up, Zongmu Technology, is set to transform the electric vehicle (EV) charging landscape, with its autonomous charging robot, FlashBot.

07 May 2024

United Kingdom

China suspected of cyberattack on UK's Ministry of Defence

Sky News has reported a significant data breach at the UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD). The suspected source of this cyberattack is China.

07 May 2024

Taiwan

Taiwan developing Starlink-like satellite system amid rising China tensions

In response to escalating tensions with China, Taiwan is proactively developing a robust satellite system, to ensure uninterrupted communication during potential disaster scenarios.

06 May 2024

Europe

China capable of building world's largest particle collider: CERN president

Eliezer Rabinovici, the president of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and professor emeritus of physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has backed China's bid to construct the world's largest particle collider.

05 May 2024

Samsung

China's semiconductor industry continues to thrive amid US regulations

Despite the United States' persistent efforts to curb China's technological expansion, recent data from South Korea reveals a concerning trend.

04 May 2024

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar's next centered on 1962 Battle of Rezang La

After a long break, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is making his return to the silver screen.

03 May 2024

Moon

China launches ambitious Chang'e-6 mission to collect Moon samples

China has embarked on a new chapter in its space exploration program with the launch of its latest lunar mission, Chang'e-6.

30 Apr 2024

OpenAI

China's startup launches text-to-video generator to take on OpenAI's Sora

A Chinese startup has unveiled Vidu, an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool capable of transforming text prompts into short videos.

30 Apr 2024

Beijing

China delivers first Hangor-class submarines to Pakistan

In a significant move, China has handed over the first of eight Hangor-class submarines to Pakistan.

30 Apr 2024

BYD

BYD reports significant profit and delivery decline amid price war

BYD, a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) production, has reported a decrease in its quarterly profit due to a significant drop in deliveries.

29 Apr 2024

India

India's gems and jewelry exports hit 3-year low: Here's why

India's gems and jewelry exports have seen a significant downturn, reaching a three-year low in FY24.

29 Apr 2024

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle sales soar globally, dominating market in 2023

A recent study by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed a significant global increase in electric vehicle (EV) sales, reaching nearly 140 million units in 2023.

29 Apr 2024

Huawei

Huawei's latest flagship smartphone is powered by Kirin 9010 SoC

TechInsights, a Canda-headquartered IC research firm, has conducted an exhaustive analysis of Huawei's Pura 70 smartphone.

29 Apr 2024

Elon Musk

Tesla partners with Baidu for autonomous driving in China

Tesla has successfully overcome significant challenges to introduce its driver-assistance system in China, the world's largest auto market.

28 Apr 2024

India

India's reliance on Chinese industrial goods at all-time high

India's reliance on Chinese industrial goods, including telecom, machinery, and electronics, has significantly increased over the past 15 years.

28 Apr 2024

Elon Musk

Elon Musk in China to discuss Tesla's self-driving technology

Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has embarked on an unanticipated trip to Beijing, a key market for the electric vehicle giant.

26 Apr 2024

Beijing

Chinese woman uses frozen embryos to conceive, sparks inheritance controversy

A woman has triggered a stir across China after she used frozen embryos to conceive a son after her boyfriend's death.

24 Apr 2024

Huawei

Huawei effect: Apple's iPhone sales in China drop by 19%

Apple's iPhone sales in China have experienced a significant 19% drop at the start of the year, marking the tech giant's most challenging period since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

23 Apr 2024

Indonesia

Chinese tourist falls into active volcano, dies while clicking pictures

A 31-year-old Chinese tourist, Huang Lihong, lost her life after falling into an active volcano in Indonesia.

23 Apr 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif travels to China for medical examination

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Monday embarked on a five-day trip to China, reports said.

23 Apr 2024

Business

Why China is encouraging citizens to trade-in old cars, appliances

China is encouraging its citizens to trade in their old cars and home appliances, such as refrigerators, in a bid to boost consumer spending and stimulate economic growth amid challenging times.

23 Apr 2024

Manipur

US rights report on India cites 'significant' abuses in Manipur

There were "significant" human rights abuses in Manipur after the outbreak of ethnic conflict in the state, the United States State department said in its "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices."

23 Apr 2024

NVIDIA

Chinese entities procure NVIDIA AI chips despite US ban: Report

Chinese universities and research institutes have reportedly procured prohibited NVIDIA artificial intelligence chips, despite a US ban extended last year.

22 Apr 2024

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

What Muizzu's party's win in Maldivian elections means for India

The People's National Congress—led by President Mohamed Muizzu—won the Maldivian parliamentary elections on Sunday.

22 Apr 2024

India

India's upcoming EV policy may exclude Chinese firms: Here's why

India's upcoming electric vehicle (EV) policy, designed to attract international interest, may not extend its benefits to Chinese companies due to national security concerns, claims Moneycontrol.

22 Apr 2024

Brazil

India emerges as second-largest contributor of new US citizens

A recent Congressional report revealed a total of 65,960 Indians officially became United States (US) citizens in 2022, solidifying India's position as the second-largest contributor of immigrants to America.

22 Apr 2024

Tesla

Tesla slashes prices of cars globally amid falling sales

Tesla, the leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, has announced significant price cuts in several major markets including China, Germany, and the US.