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Hong Kong, Dec 14: Chinese aerospace company COMAC has showcased its domestically-developed C919 passenger jet in Hong Kong, giving officials and media a close-up look at the narrow-bodied aircraft. A welcome ceremony for the C919 and an ARJ21, another Chinese-made jet made by the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp of China,...
Tokyo, Dec 14: Haruyuki Takahashi, a former member of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, appeared in a Tokyo district court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to taking bribes tied to the Games. Takahashi was arrested more than a year ago and it’s unclear when his trial will end. The defense...
Lahore, Dec 14: A top Pakistani court has suspended the election commission's decision to appoint bureaucrats as Returning Officers (ROs) for the February 8 general elections, prompting a war of words between political parties, with two of them terming it as a "conspiracy" to postpone the polls. Lahore High Court...
Moscow, Dec 14: Russian President Vladimir Putin began his end-of-year news conference Thursday vowing that his goals in Ukraine remain the same and that there would be no peace until they're achieved. The Russian president, who has held power for nearly 24 years and announced recently he is running for...
London, Dec 14: A new GBP 10-million design and manufacturing centre has been created in partnership between Imperial College London and Indian multinational Tata Steel as part of efforts to develop innovative new processes to help decarbonise steel production. The Centre for Innovation in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing is expected...
China and Vietnam agreed to step up co-operation on security matters in their move towards becoming a community with a “shared future”, they said on Wednesday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a visit to Hanoi. On Xi’s two-day trip, the Communist-ruled neighbours, close in economic areas but at...
A Chinese chip designer, part-owned by the country’s top sanctioned chipmaker, is purchasing U.S. software and has American financial backing, relationships that underscore the difficulty Washington faces applying new rules meant to block American support for Beijing’s semiconductor industry. The company, Brite Semiconductor, offers chip design services to at least...
BERLIN, Dec 13: The auditor hired by Volkswagen to audit its jointly-owned site in Xinjiang posted a statement on LinkedIn flagging that just two employees supervised the project, in a sign of the reputational challenges posed by undertaking such work in the region. Volkswagen commissioned Loening GmbH to audit its...
BEIJING, Dec 13- Snow, blizzards and plunging temperatures swept northern China in what could be one of its most severe cold snaps in December, spurring authorities in the capital to halt train services, shut schools and tell people to stay home. A mass of cold air drifted into Beijing from...
Sixty percent of British firms feel that a slowing Chinese economy presents a bigger challenge to their operations in the Asian giant than strict COVID curbs in place until late last year, according to the British Chamber of Commerce in China. While the "peak pessimism" recorded during the pandemic is...