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Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia to support local digital transformation

Huawei, Chinese technology giant, has co-launched an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) talent job fair with Saudi Arabian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Thursday in Saudi capital Riyadh.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:41:09

German business group's accusations against Beijing policies baseless: MOFCOM

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on Thursday slammed a policy report from a German industry group that called on Germany and the EU to adopt a tougher policy stance on China, saying the group's accusations are baseless and urging it to drop its zero-sum game mindset.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 22:37:51

China's central SOEs post historic profits in 2018, providing support to economy amid downward pressure

China's centrally administrated State-owned enterprises (SOEs) posted their best profitability performance in 2018, even as the country's GDP growth has slowed, as initial reforms yielded results and provided solid support to the world's second-largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 22:18:40

France, China working on issues related to WTO reform: ambassador

France and China are conducting high-level communication and exchanges on issues surrounding the reform of the WTO, said French Ambassador to China Jean-Maurice Ripert on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 22:08:40

China urges US to make 'right choice' ahead of Vice Premier Liu He's visit to Washington for trade talks

China on Thursday called on the US to make prudent and right decisions in its trade policies toward China and avoid hurting the highly interdependent trade relationship that has benefited both sides, as officials are set to hold a new round of negotiations aimed at defusing bilateral trade tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 22:03:40

VW, Ford team up on vans to collaborate on EVs, self-driving cars

Volkswagen and Ford Motor said on Tuesday they will join forces on commercial vans and pickups and are exploring joint development of electric and self-driving technology, actions meant to save the automakers billions of dollars.
Source: Reuters - Global Times | 2019/1/17 18:03:41

A drive to autofarm

A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks and offering a glimpse of what authorities say is the automated future of the nation's mammoth agricultural sector.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:13:40

Shop, scan, go

A customer scans her face with a facial recognition system to pay for her purchases at a store in the century-old Wuma Street in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province on Wednesday. About 20 shops in the street have installed facial recognition technology, making Wuma Street China's first commercial street to support “facial payment.” Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/1/16 22:43:40

83 Fortune 500 firms have wrong listing of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao: research

A total of 83 foreign companies among the Fortune 500 companies listed in 2017 still show Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macao as not being integral to China on their websites, a report showed on Wednesday, drawing strong criticism from industry insiders who called on the firms to “respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 22:23:40

Muji food additives safety concerns expose new regulatory gaps: analysts

News that carcinogens had been found in some of Muji's biscuits in Hong Kong (HK) raised food safety concerns among consumers in the Chinese mainland on Wednesday. It's necessary for regulators to warn about any carcinogen existence in foods, and to roll out food security limits is even more important, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 22:04:07

China capable of dealing with downward risks

China is capable of dealing with risks of all sorts and achieving stable industrial growth with its strong domestic demand, comprehensive industrial layout and convenient infrastructure, an official with the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 21:43:40

Unstable political relations between China and some Western nations drive Chinese tourists to neighboring nations

Chinese tourists are not only flocking to neighboring countries like Japan and Thailand, but have shown loyalty to their favorite destinations with repeat visits and in-depth travel, as unstable political relations between China and some Western countries have dampened desire for more distant journeys.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 21:36:05

Chinese e-commerce platform said it will send disputed Canada Goose parka for verification

In the latest response to a controversy involving Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform Netease Kaola being accused by a consumer of selling a counterfeit Canada Goose parka, the site said it will send the disputed parka to an after-sale maintenance agency designated by the Canadian brand in the Chinese mainland to authenticate the product.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 20:40:41

JV aims at SE Asia insurance market

ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co, the first internet-based insurer in China, announced Wednesday that its subsidiary ZhongAn Technologies International Group (ZA International), and Grab Holdings Inc, Southeast Asia's leading online-to-offline mobile platform, will establish a joint venture company to enter the digital insurance distribution business in Southeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 20:40:40

China to roll out measures to maintain stable employment: official

China on Wednesday said it will adopt a more proactive employment policy in 2019 in order to stabilize the job market, as a record-high number of university graduates seeking jobs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 12:58:40

Chinese grant patents grow in US due to innovation, long-term strategy: expert

The total number of US grant patents for Chinese mainland companies increased in 2018 as all other countries declined, an indication of strengthened innovative ability and effort on the part of Chinese companies to expand long-term presence in the US market, an expert has told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 8:11:48

Exports heat up

Chinese workers sort portable extinguishers to be exported to South Korea at a factory in Lianyungang, East China's Jiangsu Province on Tuesday. The company, which has an annual capacity to produce 3 million extinguishers, also exports to Russia. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2019/1/15 22:33:40

New apps declare 'war' on WeChat, but analysts see defeat

Three new Chinese web warriors on Tuesday coincidentally declared war on Tencent-owned WeChat, the nation's most popular messaging app.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 22:13:40