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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.
"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.
ODCA, concerned about the situation in Haiti; values efforts in search of a solution
The Christian Democratic Organization of America (ODCA), made up of 34 political parties from 21 American countries that share the principles of Christian humanism, today approved a resolution in which it expresses its concern about the ...
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.
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.
Analysis: What we know about the Queen's health
It's rare for the Queen to scrap an engagement so when she does, the immediate question for many here in Britain is: "How serious is it?"
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.
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...
China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown
China's central bank renewed its tough talk on bitcoin Friday, calling all digital currency activities illegal and vowing to crack down on the market.
The secretive Chinese upstart 'making fast fashion look slow'
Every night before bed, Anushka Sachan whips out her phone to log into an app.
China bans men it sees as not masculine enough from TV
China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality.
China cuts amount of time minors can spend playing online video games
Under-18s will be allowed to play online games for one hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays
China plans to ban US IPOs for data-heavy tech firms
China’s stock regulator plans to propose new rules that could thwart internet companies’ plans to list in the U.S.
A Chinese technology giant is donating all its profits to charity
One of China's biggest tech firms has pledged to hand over its entire profit for the last quarter to rural development projects in the country as Beijing steps up the pressure for wealth redistribution.
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