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The nation’s largest automaker, Hyundai Motor, said Sunday that it had unveiled new cars and technologies targeting China at the 16th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which kicked off a day earlier. The automaker said it showcased a technology brand, called “H Smart+,” exclusively for China. The space consists of three areas: a clean field that …

The United States government has imposed restrictions on exports to China’s biggest silicon chip maker after concluding there is an “unacceptable risk” that equipment supplied to it could be used for military purposes. Suppliers of certain equipment to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) will now have to apply for individual export licenses, according to a …

ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese parent of video app TikTok, submitted an application in Beijing for permission to export technology, as it tries to work out an agreement with the Trump administration that will avoid a U.S. ban on the service. The Beijing-based company said it filed the request with the city’s commerce bureau after China …

Image copyright EPA Image caption China’s President Xi Jinping addressing the UN via video link China will aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and for carbon neutrality by 2060, President Xi Jinping has announced. Mr Xi outlined the steps when speaking via videolink to the UN General Assembly in New York. The announcement is …

Insurance startup Bright Health raised another $500 million, as it plans to expand into new markets and offer small group plans. The company, which was co-founded in 2015 by former UnitedHealthcare CEO Bob Sheehy, offers individual market plans and Medicare Advantage plans. It uses a narrow-network model that involves partnering closely with one health system …

China has accused the United States of “bullying” and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat. “China urges the US to abandon bullying, cease (its) wrongful actions and earnestly maintain fair and transparent international rules and order,” …

Current and previous administration officials said they could recall no past example of the U.S. government prohibiting information technology on this scale, a practice more common in authoritarian countries such as China, where Facebook, Google, Twitter and other Western apps are banned. TikTok has enjoyed explosive growth in the U.S., boasting about 100 million U.S. …

A sailor watches an MH-60R Seahawk take off from the USS Wasp during Exercise Black Widow. WASHINGTON: The Navy’s newest fleet and submarine commands teamed up this week for an intensive anti-submarine drill off the East Coast, waters Navy commanders say are now open game for Russian submarines.  “This is where the fight is…where the …

Maj. Gen. John Shaw WASHINGTON: Over the past few years, US and allied militaries have converged as never before around fears of growing Russian and Chinese threats to space, DoD and outside experts say. But fundamental disagreements about how best to respond to the threats remain, with US allies facing much stronger domestic political resistance …

Healthcare entrepreneurs are an essential part of the innovation landscape and they play center stage at several of MedCity’s events. At the upcoming MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual conference September 21-25, held in partnership with Medical Alley, digital health startups will present to judges across four tracks as part of the Pitch Perfect competition. At MedCity …