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Reuters, 04 April 2021
China’s ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible tax evasion amounts to harassment and was done illegally, according to a filing seen by Reuters. Read more...
Reuters, 02 April 2021
A Russian court on Friday fined Twitter 3.2 million roubles ($42,011.29) over its failure to delete what the authorities said was banned content. Read more...
Reuters, 02 April 2021
Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises minister said on Friday that a Chinese consortium would invest $5 billion in an electric batteries venture, which would include China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). Read more...
Reuters, 01 April 2021
Boeing Co urged the United States on Wednesday to keep human rights and other disputes separate from trade relations with Beijing, and warned European rival Airbus would gain if the U.S. planemaker were locked out of China. Read more...
The Hindu, 29 March 2021
Beijing has spent heavily over the past two decades to build up a Chinese chip industry, but its makers of smartphones and other technology still rely on the United States, Europe and Taiwan for their most advanced components. Read more...
The Moscow Times, 26 March 2021
France on Friday accused Russia of using its Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as a tool to spread Moscow's influence and message rather than as way to fight the global health crisis. Read more...
The Moscow Times, 26 March 2021
Russia’s second coronavirus vaccine triggers antibodies in all recipients, according to early-trial study results involving 100 volunteers published Thursday. Read more...
South China Morning Post, 26 March 2021
China’s central banks says the government digital currency is needed to ensure stability if Alipay and WeChat Pay hit financial or technical problems Read more...
Reuters, 24 March 2021
Pony Ma, the low-profile founder of Tencent Holdings, China’s biggest social media and video games company, met with antitrust watchdog officials this month to discuss compliance at his group, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Read more...
Reuters, 23 March 2021
Baidu made a tepid debut in its Hong Kong secondary stock listing on Tuesday, bucking a trend of first-day pops on the bourse, as investors were wary of a fundraising flurry in the city and questioned the search company’s growth plans Read more...
The Rio Times, 23 March 2021
ANATEL approved a call for bids for the technology that promises to revolutionize industry, agribusiness, and the routine of people and companies. Read more...
Reuters, 22 March 2021
China’s cyber watchdog said on Monday mobile app providers cannot deny users basic access to their services even if they decline to share non-essential personal information, in the government’s latest attempt to curb the sprawling technology sector. Read more...
Reuters, 22 March 2021
ByteDance said on Monday its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based gaming studio Moonton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games business. Read more...
Reuters, 22 March 2021
Bain Capital has invested $200 million in Chinese tech startup Newlink Group, the private equity firm said on Monday, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $300 million this year. Read more...
Reuters, 20 March 2021
Russia has postponed the launch of its Soyuz-2.1a rocket to Sunday, state news agency RIA quoted Roscosmos space agency Director General Dmitry Rogozin as saying on Saturday. Read more...
The Hindu, 15 March 2021
Heightened scrutiny by Chinese regulators since December has included the announcement of a probe into e-commerce giant Alibaba, penalising Alibaba-backed and Tencent-backed firms for not seeking anti-trust reviews for deals. Read more...
The Hindu, 13 March 2021
Raman thermometry is used on fibre optic cables included with power lines Read more...
Reuters, 16 March 2021
Some of Ant Group’s global investors have valued the Chinese fintech firm at over $200 billion based on its 2020 performance Read more...
Reuters, 16 March 2021
Chinese TikTok-owner ByteDance is making plans to develop semiconductors, according to the company’s job postings and a source familiar with the situation. Read more...
Reuters, 06 March 2021
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Read more...

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