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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks during a high speed internet event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – A group of 10 Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday urged Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to direct …

Beijing-backed technology funds with almost $900bn under management are struggling to hit their profit targets, according to executives who say their capital is stuck in companies that cannot launch initial public offerings and are unattractive to investors. “Traditional exit strategies for private equity funds do not work well for us,” an executive at Zhongyuan Science …

RIYADH — The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has embarked on developing new technology for seawater desalination in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources through its Institute for Research and Desalination Technologies Establishment. The cooperation includes developing projects using reverse osmosis technology and evaporation technology, adopting a multi-stage effect method, in addition to …

With the Biden administration’s China policy taking shape, the virtual CEO summit hosted by President Biden on April 13, is an event that has gained attention among many quarters recently. In what to be a show of “strategic patience” on the China policy, President Biden has made it clear that his administration is looking to …

Slow to start, China mobilizes to vaccinate at headlong pace  The Associated Press Bahrain, Facing a Covid Surge, Starts Giving Pfizer Boosters to Recipients of Chinese Vaccine  The Wall Street Journal World Health Organization authorizes China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use  CNN Schools in Ontario shut until September; EU adds Japan to safe travel list – as …

Dr. Anthony Fauci corresponded with a Chinese health official early in the pandemic, acknowledging the “crazy people in this world” and vowing to “get through this together,” a new report revealed Tuesday. The nation’s top expert on infectious diseases received an email March 28, 2020, from George Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease …

China’s ruling Communist Party said on Monday that it would allow all couples to have three children, ending a two-child policy that has failed to boost the country’s declining birthrates or address an impending demographic crisis. The move reflected concerns that the rapidly rising number of older people in China could exacerbate a shortage of …

A bitcoin mine near Kongyuxiang, Sichuan, China on August 12, 2016. Paul Ratje | The Washington Post | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China’s Inner Mongolia region has proposed punishments for companies and individuals involved in digital currency mining as it looks to further crack down on the practice. The move comes after Chinese Vice …

Several champion Chinese runners have been identified among 21 killed in northwestern China when they were hit with freezing cold weather during an ultramarathon Saturday. Huang Guanjun, who won the men’s marathon for hearing-impaired runners at the country’s 2019 National Paralympic Games, was among the dead, as was ultramarathon champion Liang Jing, according to state media. …