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PM accused of lying after No 10 officials caught joking about Christmas party

Exchange between Ed Oldfield and Allegra Stratton took place last December days after alleged party took place

China sets rules to safeguard drivers' rights in ride-hailing industry

China outlined new rules on Tuesday to safeguard the rights of drivers in its giant ride-hailing industry, requiring operators of the services to provide them with social insurance and make their earnings public.

How driverless cars will change our world

Self-driving vehicles are steadily becoming a reality despite the many hurdles still to be overcome – and they could change our world in some unexpected ways.

Autonomous "Robotaxis" Debut On China Streets

Beijing this week approved its first autonomous taxis for commercial use, bringing dozens of the so-called "robotaxis" to the streets of the Chinese capital.

Stressed by parenting? Evolution can explain why

What can ants and meerkats teach us about parenting? Evolutionary biologist Nichola Raihani uncovers the ancient social instincts that still shape our families today.

China's Singles' Day sees surge in 'nationalist' spending

From local fashion brands to traditional medicine, hot selling items during this year's Singles' Day shopping bonanza were mostly home-grown goods, reflecting rising nationalist sentiment among Chinese consumers.

"For The Accused It's Simple": China's Blocked #MeToo Movement

China's #MeToo Movement: China's tennis star Peng Shuai had accused a former top Communist Party politician of sexually assaulting her.

Alibaba shares plunge nearly 11% after warning of slower growth

Shares of Alibaba plummeted in Hong Kong on Friday after the tech giant warned of weaker growth this year as China's economy slows and Beijing continues its regulatory crackdown.

Hong Kong shares down on Alibaba, losses limited by property

Hong Kong shares ended the session lower on Friday, dragged lower by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba after it reported disappointing earnings.

China's Weibo cleared for Hong Kong secondary listing -filings

Chinese social media company Weibo Corporation has been approved by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s listing committee to sell shares in the city, according to regulatory filings, giving it a secondary listing alongside New York.

ODCA, concerned about the situation in Haiti; values ​​efforts in search of a solution

The Christian Democratic Organization of America (ODCA), made up of 34 political parties from 21 American countries that share the principles of Christian humanism, today approved a resolution in which it expresses its concern about the brutal acts of violence and political and social instability that shake the Republic of Haiti.

Alibaba’s Singles Day: World’s Biggest Shopping Event Goes Global

Singles Day in China is the world’s largest annual shopping extravaganza. Its creator, the e-commerce giant Alibaba, is now exporting the event to the rest of the world as part of its push to challenge Amazon and others.

Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution

Glasgow climate pact adopted despite last-minute intervention by India to water down language on phasing out dirtiest fossil fuel

COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal

A draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has watered down commitments to end the use of coal and other fossil fuels, as countries race to reach a deal after two weeks of talks.

The world's fight for 'climate justice'

Some of the world’s poorest and lowest carbon-emitting countries are suffering the most from climate change. Is it time for 'climate justice'?

China's Delivery Drivers Live On Edge Amid Exploitative Sector Practices

Over a dozen delivery drivers on the ground in China detail how delivery firms exploit millions of workers even as the sector booms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yahoo leaves China for good, cites "challenging" environment

Yahoo said it had stopped allowing its services to be accessible from mainland China "in recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal environment", the second Western tech brand to quit the country in recent weeks.

The Facebook Papers Are Their Own Outrage Machine

You can’t even fight a social network without a social network.

China Proposes Guidelines On Internet Platform Responsibilities

The responsibilities outlined by the SAMR relate to issues for which these companies have already been criticized over the past year as part of a wide-ranging crackdown by Chinese regulators.

China to pilot property tax scheme in some regions

The top decision-making body of the Chinese parliament said on Saturday it will roll out a pilot real estate tax in some regions, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Eswatini protests: Nurses refuse to treat police after colleagues shot

The health workers say security forces injured 30 colleagues when they opened fire at a protest.

Analysis: What we know about the Queen's health

It's rare for the Queen to scrap an engagement so when she does, the immediate question for many here in Britain is: "How serious is it?"

NYT claim: “China’s Bullying Is Becoming a Danger to the World and Itself”

Thomas Friedman claims in the New York Times that China is becoming dangerous, because it’s controlling more and more critical elements that until now were controlled by only the USA .

He sees the Chinese regime as “brutal” because the communist party is controlling China in the same way as Big Tech and Wall Street are controlling the USA.

He believes that China does not have the right to take back control of its offshore Taiwanese province, but seems to have no problem that the USA controlled Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, plus Panama and Puerto Rico; that the UK controls Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Caribbean islands; that Spain controls Catalonia; and that Germany controls Bavaria.

Thomas Friedman is a very talented writer. His world is a flat, one-dimensional world indeed, but he is very talented writer. A writer with a lot of blood from the Iraq war on his hands, but still a very talented writer.

Here is his column, for your judgement.


Alibaba's Jack Ma Spotted In Spain In Rare Trip Abroad After China Scrutiny: Report

The Chinese billionaire has largely been out of public view since he publicly criticised China's regulatory system in a speech last year.