EU urges alliance with US to counter Chinese tech dominance

EU urges alliance with US to counter Chinese tech dominance

The EU has urged the US to join forces in countering Chinese attempts to define the technologies of the future, saying a transatlantic alliance is needed to influence global standards for sectors such as telecoms and the internet of things. As part of a progress report into EU-US co-operation on trade, Brussels said that the […]

Hasbro to start making toys in Vietnam and India as US-China trade war goes on

Hasbro to start making toys in Vietnam and India as US-China trade war goes on

Tokyo — The trade war is changing the landscape of toy land, with Hasbro accelerating plans to shift away from China in favour of new plants in Vietnam and India. The world’s largest publicly traded toymaker, which has licences for popular franchises such as “Frozen” and the “Avengers,” said US goods produced in China could […]

Chinese researchers stripped of security clearance at Canada lab for deadly human diseases

Chinese researchers stripped of security clearance at Canada lab for deadly human diseases

Researchers from China were stripped of their access to Canada’s National Microbiology Lab, which works on some of the world’s most deadly human and animal pathogens. Canada’s national police force said it is investigating “possible policy breaches” by Xiangguo Qiu, a scientist from China, her husband Keding Cheng, a biologist at the same lab, and […]

Walmart’s Supplier Says Chinese Factories in ‘Desperate’ State

Walmart’s Supplier Says Chinese Factories in ‘Desperate’ State

Li & Fung Ltd. Group CEO Spencer Fung discusses how the U.S.-China trade spat is affecting the global supply chain. The world’s largest supplier of consumer goods says China’s factories are getting “urgent and desperate” as worried U.S. retailers accelerate a move out of the country amid heightened trade tensions. China will see more factory shutdowns as […]

Hawaii law on prostitution convictions is 1st in nation

Hawaii law on prostitution convictions is 1st in nation

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state in the U.S. to remove a requirement that a person be a victim of sex trafficking to have a prostitution conviction erased. Legislation signed into law by Gov. David Ige tosses prostitution convictions for those who avoid additional convictions for three years, even if they […]

Chinese family who paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal claims they were duped

Chinese family who paid $6.5 million in college admissions scandal claims they were duped

The Chinese family outed as paying $6.5 million to the consultant at the center of a nationwide college admissions scandal to help their daughter get into Stanford University is now claiming that they were duped into believing the hefty sum was a charitable donation aimed at helping underprivileged students. Yusi Zhao was admitted to Stanford in 2017 […]