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Tesla to invest $188 mln to expand Shanghai factory capacity -Beijing Daily

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SHANGHAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) plans to invest up to 1.2 billion yuan ($187.91 million) to expand production capacity at its Shanghai factory that will allow it to employ 4,000 more people at the site, state-backed Beijing Daily newspaper reported on Friday. The newspaper attributed the information......

Australia considers diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics, report says

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Artists chat near a sign of Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, before an event marking the 100-day countdown to the opening of the Games, at the National Aquatics Centre, in Beijing, China November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Suen Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Nov 25 (Reuters)......

Baidu kicks off its robotaxi business, after getting the OK to charge fees in Beijing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A safety staff member gets in a self-driving robotaxi on October 13, 2020, in Beijing, China, a few days after Baidu launched trial operations of its Apollo Robotaxi. Zhao Jing | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — Baidu......

China’s 5 big tech issues for 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A technologist inspects a computer chip. Sefa Ozel | E+ | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China’s technology sector has taken a wild ride over the past year, with regulations tightened, billions of dollars wiped off companies’ market value, and......

White House calls for proof of well-being of Chinese tennis star

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here White House calls for proof of well-being of Chinese tennis star – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The White House is calling for “independent, verifiable proof” of the whereabouts of Peng Shuai, who went missing after accusing a top......

CBS Weekend News, November 20, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Weekend News, November 20, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live U.S. cities show mixed reactions to Rittenhouse acquittal; White House calls for proof of well-being of Chinese tennis star Be the first to know Get browser notifications......

Six massive reasons why Biden should boycott Beijing Olympics

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Post Editorial Board President Biden says he’s “considering” a diplomatic boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. In fact, that’s the least that’s called for. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free......

Tennis star’s accusations offer a new chance to stop Beijing from hosting Winter Olympics

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Michael Mazza As tennis stars call out the disappearance of Peng Shuai, the International Olympic Committee must hold China accountable by canceling the Winter Olympics in Beijing, Michael Mazza writes. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics –......

Biden says the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing to protest China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority. Under a diplomatic boycott, American athletes would still......

Biden says U.S. considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

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WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The United States is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, President Joe Biden confirmed on Thursday, a move that would be aimed at protesting China’s human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against minority Muslims. “Something we’re considering,” Biden said when......

U.S. Is ‘Considering’ Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics, Biden Says

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WASHINGTON — President Biden said on Thursday that the United States was considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, as pressure grows to hold China accountable for human rights abuses. A boycott would mean that government officials would not attend the Games, which are slated to......

President Biden Considering Diplomatic Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

President Joe Biden says the United States is “considering” a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics … as a result of China’s human rights abuse issues. It’s tradition for the U.S. and other nations to send high-profile delegates to represent their respective countries at the Games — Biden’s wife,......

The U.S. is ‘considering’ a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, Biden says.

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Zolan Kanno-Youngs President Biden said on Thursday that the United States was considering a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing amid growing pressure to hold China accountable for human rights abuses. The boycott would mean that no U.S. government officials would attend the Games, which are slated to......

An injured athlete was flown home on a cargo plane because of the Beijing Olympics’ Covid rules.

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Raymond Zhong A Polish luge athlete who was injured during a Winter Olympics training event near Beijing was flown out of China on a cargo plane this week after organizers’ coronavirus restrictions prevented him from taking a commercial flight, according to the head of Poland’s luge association. The incident speaks......

Biden administration weighing how to approach Beijing Winter Olympic Games

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The issue did not arise during a highly anticipated virtual summit between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday, American officials said after the meeting. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Biden is expected to......

Taiwan in focus at Biden-Xi summit, as tariffs and supply chain issues take a back seat

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — Two issues that dominate the U.S.-China economic relationship, tariffs and supply chain woes, will take a backseat Monday to more pressing security concerns when President Joe Biden holds a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. “I do......

Xi is expected to invite Biden to the Beijing Winter Olympics, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As the United States and China continue discussions on a virtual summit to be held between the countries’ two leaders next week, one thorny topic looms large: the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.  President Xi Jinping of China is likely to......

Consumers in China pick their 3 favorite electric cars — and only one is Chinese

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Stephan Wollenstein, CEO of Volkswagen China, presents the new ID.6 Crozz electric car during the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 19, 2021. Hector Retamal | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — When it comes to their favorite electric......

Fortnite to shut down in China as Beijing intensifies video game crackdown

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Fortnite logo displayed on a smartphone with the flag of China shown in the background. Budrul Chukrut | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Fortnite is calling it quits in China. The wildly popular battle-royale game, developed by......

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