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China’s Birthrate Dropped To Historic Low In 2019

January 18, 2020 1:05 PM ET The birthrate in China hit its lowest point in 70 years during 2019. The country’s population climbed to over 1.4 billion for the first time, while the birthrate fell to 10.48 babies per 1,000 people, the National Bureau of Statistics said Friday. “The lesson from other East Asian countries…

Entire Russian Government Resigns to Make Way for Putin Power Grab

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made a startling announcement on Wednesday that he and his entire government will resign to get out of President Vladimir Putin’s way as Putin rewrites the Russian constitution. Putin seeks to add provisions that would allow him to remain in power indefinitely, although he might still have to forfeit the…

Donald Trump Signs Phase One Trade Deal with China

President Donald Trump hosted a signing of the phase one trade deal with China on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in pressuring China for fairer trade relations with the United States. “Today we take a momentous step,” Trump said, claiming the deal helped “right the wrongs of the past.” H.E. Vice Premier Liu He represented…

Boeing Emails Show Company Talked Doomed Lion Air Out of 737 Max Simulator Practice

Recently published emails between employees at Boeing revealed that the company dissuaded Lion Air from training pilots that would fly the 737 Max aircraft in Boeing’s simulators. Lion Air Flight 610, which was a 737 Max, crashed in October 2018, killing all passengers on board. According to a report by Forbes, employees at Boeing encouraged officials…

Apple Stock Reaches All-Time High as China Market Heats Up

Following a boost in Chinese sales as Apple works hard to cozy up to the communist country, Apple’s stock price has reached an all-time high. CNBC reports that following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s work to cozy up to China and a boost in Chinese sales has resulted in Apple’s stock price reaching an all-time high. The…

China Sending Top Trade Negotiator to U.S. To Sign Phase-One Deal Next Week

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry’s statement was the first official confirmation.…

World Universities Debating Championships Censors Debate on Hong Kong

The world’s largest debate tournament, known as the World Universities Debating Championship, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, censored a debate on the topic of Hong Kong this week after a group of Chinese students protested the topic’s inclusion by leaving the venue. According to a report by the Hong Kong Free Press, the World Universities…

Facebook Chases Mainland China’s Advertising Dollars

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly setting up a new engineering team in Singapore to focus on the extremely profitable mainland China advertising market. Reuters reports that social media giant Facebook is establishing a new engineering team in Singapore as the firm attempts to focus on the lucrative China advertising business. The company continues to…

Elon Musk Dances for China, Promises ‘Super Cool’ Tesla Designed in Country

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stated during an event in Shanghai, China, that the electric car manufacturer plans to design its next vehicle in China for the global market, an idea Musk called “super cool.” Musk also drew attention at the event by showcasing his bizarre dance moves. CNBC reports that during an event in Shanghai,…

Google Suspends Chinese Company’s Integration After Smart Home Systems Show Random Strangers

Silicon Valley tech giant Google has suspended the integration of some of its hardware and services with Chinese company Xiaomi after a user who connected a Xiaomi camera to his Google Home Hub revealed that he was able to see into other users’ homes, including sleeping children. Business Insider reports that Silicon Valley tech giant Google…

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