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  • Disneyland May 11

    Shanghai Disneyland Reopens With Anti-Virus Measures

    Shanghai Disneyland became the first Disney property to reopen its doors to limited visitors on May 11, three months after it had closed due to the coronavirus in late January.

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Chinese Woman Sentenced to 8 Months for Mar-a-Lago Trespass

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over to immigration officials for deportation upon her release. Because she received nearly eight months’ credit for being jailed since...

  • United States Nov 1, 2019

    US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

    Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry...

  • United States Nov 1, 2019

    US Launches Review of China-Owned Video App TikTok: Reports

    Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews acquisitions by foreign firms, has opened an inquiry...

  • China Oct 7, 2019

    NBA’s Reaction to Pro-Hong Kong Tweet Differs in English, Chinese

    The NBA put out one statement reacting to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of the Hong Kong protest movement. Depending on which language it was read in, the league’s words had very different meaning. A politically charged disagreement over Morey’s tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters got an additional wrinkle when the NBA...

  • DRIVER Sep 23, 2019

    Tour Bus Driver in Deadly Utah Crash Was on 1st Trip

    The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is researching the driver’s background, license qualification and medical history, said Pete...

  • Canada Aug 30, 2019

    This Man Has Spent $150,000 Trying to Visit Every Starbucks Shop in the World

    With Starbucks’ growing footprint around the globe, Winter’s desire to see more stores simply grew, giving him the chance to see the world, as well. With a goal of enjoying a coffee at each location visited, Winter says he’s learned to ask for a sample at each store … though his record is 29 cups of coffee in one day....

  • social media Aug 12, 2019

    Versace, Coach, Givenchy Apologize to China for Hong Kong, Macau T-Shirts

    American fashion brand Coach, French label Givenchy and Italian luxury brand Versace have been boycotted by some Chinese social media stars for suggesting that places like Hong Kong and Macau are separate from China. The Versace label and its artistic director Donatella Versace apologized on Sunday after images of a T-shirt pairing cities with their countries stated “Macau, Macau” and...

  • Donald Trump Aug 7, 2019

    Why a US-China Deal That Once Looked Close Now Seems Far Off

    A deal seemed so close. As recently as May, the Trump administration and China seemed on the verge of resolving their dispute over Beijing’s combative trade policies. Then it all collapsed. A cease-fire, declared by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in June, failed to stick. Now, global financial markets are shaking and central banks across the world are trying...

  • Donald Trump Aug 6, 2019

    China Stabilizes Currency But Tensions With US Remain High

    China stabilized its currency Tuesday, suggesting it might hold off from aggressively letting the yuan weaken as a way to respond to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs, in a trade war that is wounding the world economy. The yuan declined to 7.0562 to the dollar before strengthening back to 7.0297 in the afternoon. That came a day after Beijing sent...

  • United States May 31, 2019

    Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Now Worth More Than Tesla

    Elon Musk’s space company, SpaceX, is now worth more than his electric car company, Tesla — at least on paper. SpaceX is valued at $33.3 billion, investors familiar with the company’s latest round told CNBC on Friday. Tesla’s market cap was $32.8 billion at the end of trading Friday. Musk is the largest shareholder and CEO of both companies, with...

  • Twitter May 28, 2019

    Perfectly Disgusting: Netflix’s New Horror Film ‘The Perfection’ Shocks Viewers

    Viewers of Netflix’s new horror flick who only expected to witness the romance between two female cellists were in for a disturbing surprise. “The Perfection” follows an elite cellist (“Girls” and “Get Out” actress Allison Williams) as she travels to Shanghai for a competition. While there, she meets and begins a romantic affair with her upcoming artistic rival (“Dear White...

  • BOSTON Mar 29, 2019

    Red 8 to Open at Encore Boston in Everett

    It looks like an upscale Chinese restaurant is on its way to the casino complex in Everett, and this would be a fourth outlet of a group of dining spots with locations out west and overseas.

  • Queen Mar 27, 2019

    Chinese Viewers Balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film Censorship

    A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October....
    It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a second time in his home city of Guangzhou after...

  • California Jan 18, 2019

    Tesla Plans 7 Percent Staff Cut, Says ‘Road Ahead is Very Difficult’

    Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla’s cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive.

  • CEO Dec 25, 2018

    2018 Revealed Many Forms of Technology’s Dystopian Potential

    We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s connect-everything ethos. The list is long: High-tech tools for immigration crackdowns. Fears of smartphone addiction. YouTube algorithms that steer youths...

  • Donald Trump Dec 25, 2018

    Japan Stocks Plunge, Other Asia Markets Fall After US Losses

    Japanese stocks plunged Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by President Donald Trump’s attack on the U.S. central bank. Markets have been roiled by concerns about a slowing global economy, the trade dispute with China and another interest rate increase by the Fed. Trump’s Monday morning tweet heightened fears about the economy being destabilized...

  • NEW YORK Dec 13, 2018

    A Look Inside Starbucks’ Newest Reserve Roastery in New York City

    Nestled in the meatpacking district between Chelsea Market and Google’s New York offices is Starbucks’ latest Roastery. Set to open on Friday, the nearly 23,000-square-foot space is far from the typical Starbucks store. Bathed in warm light and teeming with copper features, the Roastery is a cozy haven for coffee fanatics looking to not only get their caffeine fix, but...

  • head Nov 29, 2018

    Electric Vehicles Send Real-Time Data to Chinese Government

    When Shan Junhua bought his white Tesla Model X, he knew it was a fast, beautiful car. What he didn’t know is that Tesla constantly sends information about the precise location of his car to the Chinese government. Tesla is not alone. China has called upon all electric vehicle manufacturers in China to make the same kind of reports —...

  • DRIVER Nov 22, 2018

    Car Strikes Crowd at China School, Killing 5 and Hurting 18

    A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, state media reported. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Eighteen people were hospitalized with injuries, the reports said. The...

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