China data centres set to consume more power than Australia: report

[ad_1] While China leads the world in renewable energy capacity, data centres in the country remain dependent on coal China’s data centres –- the backbone of the country’s fast-growing digital economy—are on track to guzzle more electricity by 2023 than all of Australia last year, said a Greenpeace report published Monday. While China leads the […]

Labour report alleges violations by China iPhone supplier

[ad_1] Foxconn is based in Taipei Apple and its supplier Foxconn admitted they have been using too many temporary workers to staff an iPhone factory in central China, as a labour rights group accused them Monday of a number of workers rights violations. China Labor Watch said it had its investigators working inside the factory […]

China is working on its own digital currency

[ad_1] Enlarge / An employee counts 100-yuan notes at a bank in Nantong in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on July 23, 2018. -/AFP/Getty Images China’s central bank is working on a cryptocurrency that will be similar to Facebook’s Libra, a government official said this week, according to Reuters. China’s central bank has had a group […]

Volvo's Polestar opens China factory to export to Europe, US

[ad_1] Volvo Cars’ performance electric car brand, Polestar, has opened a factory in western China to produce a gasoline-electric hybrid for export to Europe and the United States. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Tuesday exports of the two-door, carbon fiber Polestar 1 coupe start this year to Europe, priced at about 150,000 euros ($165,000). Ingenlath […]

Volvo's Polestar opens China factory to export to Europe, US

[ad_1] Volvo Cars’ performance electric car brand, Polestar, has opened a factory in western China to produce a gasoline-electric hybrid for export to Europe and the United States. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Tuesday exports of the two-door, carbon fiber Polestar 1 coupe start this year to Europe, priced at about 150,000 euros ($165,000). Ingenlath […]

Samsung embroiled in 'One China' row after K-pop star pulls out

[ad_1] Chinese entertainer Lay Zhang Yixing—who goes by the stage name “Lay”—has cancelled his endorsement agreement with Samsung The world’s number one smartphone maker Samsung Electronics became the latest global brand to face criticism Wednesday for damaging China’s “territorial integrity”, with a Chinese K-pop star ending an endorsement contract. The row broke out after Chinese […]

China tech firm eyes IPO for gay dating app Grindr

[ad_1] The Chinese parent company of the popular gay dating app Grindr on Tuesday said it will “restart” plans for a public listing after a US national security panel dropped its opposition to the move. US authorities had earlier raised concerns about the potential misuse of the app’s data by the Chinese government after Beijing-based […]

Apple won't get tariff waivers for certain China imports: Trump

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain President Donald Trump said Friday that Apple would face tariffs for components of its Mac Pro computers which are expected to be manufactured in China. Trump’s comments came after reports the US tech giant was seeking an exemption from tariffs for the high-end computer, which in the past had been […]

The Farewell Trailer Has Awkwafina Dealing with Death in China

[ad_1] A24 has dropped the first trailer and poster for writer and director Lulu Wang’s upcoming The Farewell, which is headlined by Crazy Rich Asians breakout star and comedian Awkwafina. Positioned as an alternative to the bombastic summer fare coming our way in the next couple of months, The Farewell is a heartfelt celebration of […]