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    Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China (CNN)China will launch a three-person crew into space in the early hours of Saturday -- a major step for the country's young space program, which is rapidly becoming one of the world's most advanced.The three astronauts are expected to lift off on the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft just past midnight local time, launched by a Long March...
    THE ex-husband of a vlogger who set his former wife on fire during a livestream has been sentenced to death. Amuchu, 30, a Tibetan vlogger known as Lamu, died after she was doused in petrol by her former husband Tang Lu and set alight in September last year. 3Amuchu was doused in petrol and set alight by her former husband...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank said Friday that financial risks from China Evergrande Group’s debt problems are “controllable” and unlikely to spill over, amid growing investor concerns that the crisis could ripple through other developers. Evergrande is the world’s most indebted developer, with over $300 billion in liabilities. The company has missed a third round of interest payments on...
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio is calling on President Joe Biden to oust US climate envoy John Kerry on Friday after reports emerged that Kerry holds a $1 million stake in a Chinese company that's funneling money into a business blacklisted for its abuses against Uighur Muslims.  In a searing op-ed the Republican lawmaker said Biden has a 'choice' to either...
    Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War, said on Thursday that President Joe Biden is not defending U.S. interests in terms of foreign policy towards China. “Biden does not want to defend American interests with regard to China,” Chang stated on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with special guest host Jerome Hudson. The...
    US government scientists "insane" new project to hunt down 12,000 deadly viruses could spark another devastating pandemic, an expert has warned. Researchers will collect and examine a whopping 800,000 samples of Covid, Ebola and Nipah in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in order to make sure the world is "prepared" for another virus outbreak. 1Scientists will gather...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration is grappling with how to respond to China's ramped-up aggression against Taiwan without accidentally starting a war, as bipartisan lawmakers pressure the President to get tougher on Beijing -- and fast. Internally, assessments differ over how imminent the threat to Taiwan really is. The Pentagon's Indo-Pacific Command has watched with increasing concern as China has rapidly...
    (CNN)La Niña has arrived and is here to stay through the winter. Depending on where you are, a wetter or drier season could be in store. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up...
    An exterior view of China Evergrande Centre in Hong Kong, China March 26, 2018.Bobby Yip | Reuters BEIJING — The People's Bank of China said Friday that indebted developer China Evergrande is its own case, and that most real estate businesses in the country are stable. Property giant Evergrande has $300 billion in liabilities and missed yet another payment to...
    BEIJING (AP) — Shortly ahead of sending a new three-person crew to its space station, China on Friday renewed its commitment to international cooperation in the peaceful use of space. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said sending humans into space was a “common cause of mankind,” and China would “continue to extend the depth and breadth of international cooperation...
    CHINA once chillingly boasted its nuclear submarines could strike the US, wipe out four cites, and kill 12million people. And its shameful brag is more terrifying than ever as the world waits with bated breath to see if the Communist Party state will invade Taiwan. 4 China attacking the small separatist island could potentially set the dominoes falling for...
    Hong Kong (CNN) — La primera mujer asignada para trabajar en la nueva estación espacial de China estará a bordo cuando la nave espacial Shenzhou-13 despegue el sábado temprano, hora local, en lo que será un momento histórico para las astronautas y el programa espacial del país en rápida expansión. Wang Yaping, de 41 años, es parte de un equipo...
    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong and mainland authorities have seized about $540,000 worth of smuggled Australian lobsters believed to be bound for the mainland, after China restricted imports of the crustacean amid escalating tensions with Australia. Hong Kong authorities said at a news conference Friday that its customs and Chinese law enforcement agencies confiscated about 5,300 kilograms (11,650 pounds)...
    Hong Kong (CNN)A Chinese man who set his ex-wife on fire as she livestreamed to her online followers was sentenced to death on Thursday, concluding a murder case that received nationwide notoriety.The victim, 30-year-old Lhamo, was a farmer and livestreamer in a Tibetan autonomous prefecture in southwestern Sichuan province. She was streaming a video of herself last September when a...
    VIDEO4:0904:09Inflation could be 'higher for longer,' says former IMF chief economistSquawk Box Asia China risks making "big mistakes" as it cracks down on large swathes of its economy from technology, to private tutoring and real estate, said a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. "I worry a lot about China because to some extent they're attacking the basis...
    Hong Kong (CNN)The first woman assigned to work on China's new space station will be aboard when the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft blasts off early Saturday local time, in what's set to be a landmark moment for female astronauts and the country's rapidly expanding space program.Wang Yaping, 41, is part of a three-member team heading for the Tiangong -- or Heavenly Palace...
                      by Andrew Kerr  Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his wife hold at least $1 million in a Chinese investment fund that owns a significant stake in a Chinese technology company that aided China’s human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, records show. Kerry reported holding an “over $1,000,000”...
    China on Monday accused the U.S. of purposefully delaying the release of information detailing a mysterious collision by one of its nuclear submarines with an unknown object in the South China Sea on October 2, claiming Washington seeks to “cover up” the incident, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Wednesday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian criticized the U.S. government’s delay...
    Countries across the globe are experiencing an energy crunch that is stressing reserves and boosting prices. Although the power shortages aren't expected to translate into deep cuts in emissions, they will get dented. The strained electricity supply and steep and rising costs for fossil fuels are already interrupting emissions growth as some countries, especially the No. 1 global emitter,...
    Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)China has stepped up pressure on Taiwan in recent weeks, flying dozens of warplanes near the self-ruled island in a show of strength that has put the entire region on edge. But at a park in the Taiwanese capital on Thursday, the topic of conversation was about anything but the potential for conflict between Beijing and the island...
    Workers labor in a factory of bathing suits in Jinjiang in southeast China's Fujian province Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.Feature China | Barcroft Media | Getty Images BEIJING — Ahead of China's quarterly growth numbers due out on Monday, most major investment banks have trimmed their economic predictions for the year and warned that abrupt power cuts and a property market...
    LinkedIn has announced its withdrawal from China as it has already been hard pressed by China’s audit demands. In response, they said they were developing a work-only processor called “InJobs” which they expect to be added later this year. Microsoft’s social network is based on business use, business and employment, and will soon close its services in China because “it...
    In this article ETH.CM= BTC.CB= CNBC.com's Pippa Stevens brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos explains a new survey from the University of Cambridge highlighting the top countries for crypto mining. Plus, William Shatner heads to space with Blue Origin. U.S. officially the top destination for bitcoin miners, beating out China...
    Aytac Unal/Getty Images LinkedIn announced Thursday it was shuttering its website in China, citing a “significantly more challenging operating environment.” “We recognized that operating a localized version of LinkedIn in China would mean adherence to requirements of the Chinese government on Internet platforms,” the company said in a blog post. “While we strongly support freedom of expression, we took this...
    Other GOP states urge court to let Texas abortion law stand Teen sentenced to maximum for Barnard student slaying, parents speak on their grief French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday called on the United States to put an end to trade rivalries with Europe, stressing that a "strong" France and Europe are in America's interest. © Bastien...
    Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban deputy minister of Information and Culture, boasted in an interview with Voice of America News (VOA) on Thursday that China is ready to pour billions of dollars into Afghanistan, even as the rest of the world attempts to isolate the extremist regime. Mujahid said China requires assurances from the Taliban that its workers and assets will be...
    Climate envoy John Kerry applauded climate actions made by the U.S. and other countries, but refused to single out China for not setting substantive goals for cutting emissions. “We have a lot of things to still come across the transom and that will sort of decide where we are overall and which countries have neglected to do what is responsible,”...
    October 14, 2021 – On September 7, U.S. Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan resigned in a post on Linked in titled, "It is time to say Goodbye!" "I realize more clearly than ever before," he wrote, "that in 20 years from now, our children...will have no chance competing in a world where China has the drastic advantage of...
    (CNN Business)LinkedIn will shut down the local version of its service in China, marking a significant retreat for one of the few large US tech firms still operating in the country. The career networking platform, owned by Microsoft (MSFT), made the decision because of a "significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China," Mohak Shroff, senior vice...
    The World Health Organization on Wednesday nominated a Thai doctor with direct ties to EcoHealth Alliance to serve on a new advisory board tasked with investigating the origins of COVID-19. The Thai doctor, Supaporn Wacharapluesadee, is listed as a subcontractor for a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease grant awarded to EcoHealth Alliance in 2020 to conduct research into...
    LinkedIn, the last major US social media platform operating in China, will shut down its networking service and transition to a job-seeking board after Beijing authorities reportedly gave it 30 days to better regulate its content. The decision, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was announced on Thursday by parent company Microsoft. LinkedIn joins other popular Western social media...
    This summer we witnessed, with brutal clarity, the Beginning of the End: the end of Earth as we know it — a world of lush forests, bountiful croplands, livable cities, and survivable coastlines. In its place, we saw the early manifestations of a climate-damaged planet, with scorched forests, parched fields, scalding cities, and storm-wracked coastlines. In a desperate bid to...
    LinkedIn announced Thursday that it would be shutting down the Chinese version of its platform, citing the difficulty of complying with government regulations. “We have not found that same level of success in the more social aspects of sharing and staying informed,” Mohak Shroff, LinkedIn’s senior vice president of engineering, wrote in a blog post. “We’re also facing a significantly...
    Microsoft announced Thursday that it will shut down its Chinese version of LinkedIn after coming under pressure from Congress and journalists for censoring Americans at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. LinkedIn, the only major American social media platform that operates in China, has for many months blocked the profiles of Americans who refer to the Asian superpower in...
    The Army's chief information officer contradicted another former top official who recently argued that the United States has already lost the technology battle to China . Nicolas Chaillan, who recently resigned from his position as the chief software officer of the Air Force , argued that “we have no competing fighting change against China in 15 to 20 years,”...
    Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his wife hold at least $1 million in a Chinese investment fund that owns a significant stake in a Chinese technology company that aided China’s human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, records show. Kerry reported holding an “over $1,000,000” stake in the investment fund, Hillhouse China Value Fund L.P., in his financial...
    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year after censorship rules were tightened by Beijing. The company said in a blog post Thursday it has faced “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” LinkedIn will replace its localized platform in China with a new app...
    Recent data from LinkedIn shows the skills that are most in-demand as the labor market attempts to slowly regain its footing after the steep decline caused by Covid-19.Aytac Unal | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Microsoft announced Thursday it will shut down its local version of LinkedIn in China. LinkedIn was the last major U.S.-operated social network still operating in...
    (CNN) — El costo de los bienes que salen de las fábricas de China está aumentando a la tasa más alta registrada hasta el momento, avivando los temores sobre una posible estanflación en la segunda economía más grande del mundo en un momento en que ya está lidiando con una crisis extrema de energía y la profundización de sus problemas...
    Russia expects to soon begin shipping products through the Northern Sea Route all year long, a plan that would speed up its transport of liquefied natural gas to Asia. Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev said the country plans to utilize the route, which allows passage through the Arctic north of Russia, for year-round transport as soon as next year...
    BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia are holding joint naval drills off the Russian Far East in the latest sign of their growing political and military alignment. The exercises Joint Sea 2021 kicked off with a ceremony on Thursday in Russia’s Peter the Great Gulf and will run through Sunday. Chinese state media said the drills would encompass...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The cost of goods leaving China's factories is surging by the highest rate on record, stoking fears about stagflation in the world's second largest economy at a time when it is already grappling with an extreme power crunch and deepening debt woes.The producer price index — which measures the cost of goods sold to businesses — soared...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday warned against what it called possible “political manipulation” of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, while saying it would support the international body’s efforts. The WHO on Wednesday released a proposed list of 25 experts to advise it on next steps in the search...
    BEIJING (AP) — China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a program that has advanced rapidly in recent years. It will be China’s longest-ever crewed space mission and set a record for the most time spent in space by Chinese astronauts. The Shenzhou-13 spaceship is...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is tempering expectations for a U.N. climate summit sometimes billed as make-or-break for the Earth’s future, conceding next month’s talks likely will end with nations still short of the target of cuts in coal and petroleum emissions that are needed to stave off increasingly devastating levels of global warming. But in an...
    A Tesla salesperson (L) speaks to a visitor as they sit in a Tesla Model Y car at a Tesla showroom in Beijing on January 5, 2021.Wang Zhao | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — Tesla took two of the top three spots for best-selling electric car models in China, industry data for the first three quarters of the year...
    A Virginia woman says the National School Board Association (NSBA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are enacting similar strategies to the ones she experienced when she was a student during China’s Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the United States. “When I was in China, I spent my entire school years in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so I’m very, very...
    Taiwan’s top military official said Thursday that Taipei will not start a kinetic war with China as tensions in the region intensify after Beijing recently launched record numbers of military aircraft towards the island. Chiu Kuo-cheng said Taiwan "absolutely will not start a war," according to Reuters. China’s recent aggression near the island has some international observers wondering if Beijing...
    Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, addressed Biden's "foreseeable" supply chain crisis as stocking shortages across the country are increasing during "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday.  BIDEN PRAISES SUPPLY CHAIN TEAM AS WHITE HOUSE FAILS TO GUARANTEE ARRIVAL OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS TOM COTTON: You put your finger on the root of the problem that for 30 years, we've sent so many of our...
    BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Experts agree a direct conflict is unlikely at the moment, but as the future of self-ruled Taiwan increasingly becomes a powder...