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China’s Gene Giant Harvests Data From Millions Of Women

China’s Gene Giant Harvests Data From Millions Of Women

A Chinese gene company selling prenatal tests around the world developed them in collaboration with the country’s military and is using them to collect genetic data from millions of women for sweeping research on the traits of populations, a Reuters review of scientific papers and company statements found. U.S. government advisors warned in March that […]

Closure Of Online Feminist Groups In China Sparks Call For Women To ‘Stick Together’

Closure Of Online Feminist Groups In China Sparks Call For Women To ‘Stick Together’

Several Chinese feminist channels on Douban, a popular social networking forum in China, were abruptly shut this week, triggering online anger and prompting calls for women to “stick together”. Douban has closed at least eight feminist channels, citing extremism, and radical political views and ideological content, women’s rights supporter Zhou Xiaoxuan wrote on social media. […]

UK Rules On Goods From China’s Xinjiang Seen As Soft On Business

UK Rules On Goods From China’s Xinjiang Seen As Soft On Business

British measures to tackle forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region do not go far enough and are “a missed opportunity” to make companies clean up their operations, activists said on Tuesday. The government said it would introduce rules for businesses aimed at keeping goods from Xinjiang out of supply chains – from guidance on sourcing and a […]

China Signs Huge Asia Pacific Trade Deal With 14 Countries

China Signs Huge Asia Pacific Trade Deal With 14 Countries

China has just joined forces with more than a dozen countries across the Asia Pacific region to sign a huge free trade deal nearly a decade in the making. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership spans 15 countries and 2.2 billion people, or nearly 30% of the world’s population, according to a joint statement released by […]

$250 Billion Wiped Off Chinese Tech Stocks As Beijing Signals Crackdown

$250 Billion Wiped Off Chinese Tech Stocks As Beijing Signals Crackdown

Fears that Beijing could tighten the screw on China’s biggest tech companies havewiped hundreds of billions of dollarsoff their stock market value in just two days.Shares in Alibaba (BABA) and JD.com (JD) have plunged more than 10% each in Hong Kong trading since Tuesday, putting both stocks on track for their worst week ever.The plunge has wiped 756 billion Hong Kong […]

Nigeria Remains China’s 3rd Largest Trading Partner In Africa

Nigeria Remains China’s 3rd Largest Trading Partner In Africa

The Charge d’Affaire of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Zhao Yong, in this interview with BUKOLA OGUNSINA, said Nigeria is China’s third-largest trading partner after South Africa and Angola. The envoy spoke on China, Nigeria relations in times of COVID-19, cooperation between both countries in terms of infrastructural projects, Hong Kong matters and some of […]

Racism Continues In China

Racism Continues In China

Africans have become targets of suspicion, distrust and racism in China and now authorities have ordered bars and restaurants not to serve clients who appear to be of African origin. This comes after China reported on Saturday a rise in new coronavirus cases, as authorities try to deal with a second wave of infections, particularly […]

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In SA – Minister Zweli Mkhize

No Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In SA – Minister Zweli Mkhize

There has been no confirmed case of the coronavirus in South Africa, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize and health officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) addressed the media in Johannesburg on Friday morning. At least 213 people have died in China and almost 10 […]

China’s Investment In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Hits $16bn

China’s Investment In Nigeria’s Oil Sector Hits $16bn

China has invested up to $16 billion in Nigeria’s oil industry, mostly upstream, over the last 14 years through its state oil firm, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the Executive Vice President of the company, Mr. Lu Yan Ji, said yesterday. Ji, disclosed this when he visited the Group Managing Director of the […]

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly impossible for the Chinese company to service its existing customers. The Commerce Department, which had effectively halted Huawei’s ability to buy American-made parts and components, is considering issuing a temporary […]

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