April 7, 2020

Coronavirus: Visual guide

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By The Visual and Data Journalism Team BBC News There are now more than 900,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in 180 countries and at least 45,000 people have died. The United States now has more confirmed cases than any other single country, including China where the disease emerged in December 2019. Europe has also recorded […]

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

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From BBC Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that more than 80% of the cases have been mild, with the sick and elderly most at […]

Genesis appoints Markus Henne as CEO of Genesis Motor China

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SHANGHAI, China, December 17, 2019 – Genesis has appointed Markus Henne as Chief Executive Officer, Genesis Motor China. Mr. Henne will be responsible for overseeing all Genesis operations in China. He started on December 1, 2019 and reports to William Lee,Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand.  Mr. Henne joins Genesis with extensive and varied experience in the luxury automotive industry, mainly focusing on the development of the […]

China’s leaders praise Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam over handling of protest crisis, but remind her she has yet to quell violence

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By Tony Cheung, Natalie Wong and Jeffie Lam From South China Morning Post President Xi Jinping says chief executive has stood firm on principle of ‘one country, two systems’ Premier Li Keqiang earlier says Lam has Beijing’s backing, but warns she must tackle ‘deep-rooted conflicts and problems’ China’s top leaders on Monday assured Hong Kong’s […]

What Latin America can learn from China about smart cities

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By Patrice dos Santos*AMERICA ECONOMIA From World Crunch -Analysis- LISBON — At the heart of the so-called “smart city” concept, both in the developing and industrialized worlds, is the ability to create districts capable of tackling certain global challenges of our time. Those challenges are starkly evident in Latin American cities and include urban regeneration, social inclusion, and […]

Barbados Independence celebrations come early for UWI’s software engineering students in China

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, November 27, 2019—Barbados Independence celebrations came early for some students of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) studying software engineering in China. On November 8, Barbadian students enrolled in The UWI-China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT) were guests at an Independence reception hosted by His Excellency François Jackman, Ambassador […]

UK says it is ‘shocked and appalled’ after an ex-Hong Kong consulate employee alleged he was chained up and beaten in China in order to spill information on Hong Kong protests

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Reuters From Business Insider British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China’s treatment of a former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate, Simon Cheng. Cheng told news outlets that Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep, and chained him as they pressed him for information on Hong Kong protests.  “We were shocked […]

Impeachment threat against Donald Trump puts grand trade deal with China at risk, US experts say

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By Mark Magnier From SCMP Despite US president’s vow to raise tariffs even further, his hardline stance appears to be softening amid domestic turmoil Pain from the trade war is increasingly hitting Trump’s base, notably the farmers and factory workers he promised to help US President Donald Trump is facing numerous challenges, including public impeachment […]

Mobility in China

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The largest automotive market in the world is also a promising sales market for automotive suppliers.  China is not just the largest car manufacturer in the world: with over 217 million vehicles, there are also a gigantic number of vehicles on the country’s roads. The average age of passenger cars in 2017 was 4.5 years […]

Jamaica’s Prime Minister meets  The UWI’s software engineering students in China

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Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Saturday, 16 November 2019—How can software engineering improve Jamaican society? Seven Jamaican students from The University of the West Indies – China Institute of Information Technology (UWI-CIIT)—and Mona lecturer Dr Ezra Mugisa—had the chance to discuss this with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, during a private […]