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In November 2018, I travelled to Guangzhou, a city of about 14 million people in southern China. Late autumn is the time for making lap yuk, a type of preserved pork that is a local speciality, and across town I would often spot slabs of meat hanging from high-rise apartment balconies, tied up with string …

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders broke a diplomatic deadlock on Friday and imposed sanctions on Belarus after hours of summit talks, assuring Cyprus that the bloc would also punish Turkey if it continues oil and gas drilling in disputed areas of the Mediterranean. The deal on sanctions against about 40 officials accused of rigging August’s …

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As companies prepare to list on the start-up board ChiNext under a new U.S.-style IPO system on Monday, China’s Shenzhen will officially challenge Shanghai for tech listings, while adding fuel to a “technology war” with the United States. Eighteen companies will begin trading on the Nasdaq-style start-up board on Monday in a …

* Some 18 firms to list on Shenzhen’s revamped ChiNext on Monday * Reforms to ChiNext aimed at fast-tracking IPOs * Reforms come as U.S. and China fight so-called tech war * Fund managers flag tech bubble risks, fraud risks By Samuel Shen and Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) – As companies prepare to …

New Zealand reported seven new cases of coronavirus up to Saturday morning after a lockdown in Auckland was extended. Six of the seven new cases were linked to the cluster at the centre of all the previous community cases, said Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of health. Up to Saturday, the authorities in New Zealand have …

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. electric commercial truck maker Nikola NKLA.O said it is open to collaborating with Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) on hydrogen technology, following a media report it had reached out to the Korean automaker. FILE PHOTO: The Hyundai logo is seen during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, …

(Reuters) – Advanced driver assistance technology that automates steering and braking in a growing number of vehicles is not providing reliable safety benefits, a new study by the American Automobile Association showed on Thursday. Researchers at AAA, a federation of North American motor clubs, found that the systems recorded disruptions and disengaged roughly every eight …

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in coming days in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979. The visit will likely create new frictions between the U.S. and China, which …

The UN has launched an online platform to promote science, technology and innovation for sustainable development. 2030 Connect seeks to provide policy makers, practitioners, students, members of civil society, and other stakeholders with a one-stop-shop for identifying expertise and networks of the UN system and its partners. The platform provides a cross-platform search function and feature …

The staff of the United States consulate in Chengdu are making final efforts to clear the premises as security remains tight outside in the face of Monday’s closure ordered by Beijing as China-US relations continue to worsen. Three moving trucks entered the US consulate as onlookers shared sidewalk space with dozens of uniformed and plain-clothes police on …