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Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng shows off new flying vehicle 

Electric vehicle start-up Xpeng unveiled its first generation prototype for a flying vehicle at the Beijing Auto Show on Sept. 26, 2020. Evelyn Cheng BEIJING — Alibaba-backed Xpeng is putting money into flying car technology as part of the company’s long-term strategy.  The electric automaker revealed Saturday at the Beijing Auto Show the first in […]Read More

China’s retail sales rise for the first time in 2020

People shop at a mall in Beijing on August 14, 2020. Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese consumers stepped up their spending in August, in a sign of further economic recovery from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Retail sales rose 0.5% in August from a year ago, the first positive […]Read More

Disengagement: Warm or chill? Beijing winds set to give direction

New Delhi: China, probably for the first time in the last five months, told Indian interlocutors in Moscow on Thursday that it’s willing to discuss reduction of forces and military assets it has brought up to Ladakh frontier. However, it’s believed the Chinese took the line that this process should be undertaken simultaneously by both […]Read More

Over 160 human rights groups call on International Olympic Committee

The Olympic Rings pictured in front of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne on March 22, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images Over 160 human rights advocacy groups have delivered a joint letter to the chief of the International Olympic Committee calling for it to reconsider its choice to award […]Read More

U.S. and China to hold trade talks in the coming

Top negotiators from China and the United States at trade talks in Beijing on March 29, 2019. Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. and China have agreed to go back to the negotiating table in the coming days to review the progress of their “phase one” trade deal, according to the Chinese […]Read More

Xi Jinping makes a political gamble by telling Chinese to

Xi Jinping wants 1.4 billion diners to clean their plates. But the Chinese president’s campaign against food waste risks touching a third rail in a country where meals are a cornerstone of private life. This week, Xi rolled out a new push to curb the “shocking and distressing” problem of discarded leftovers, as he seeks […]Read More