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Reuters, 14 March 2021
Once China establishes a lunar research station, its astronauts will stay on the moon for long periods of time as they conduct scientific studies, state media reported on Sunday, citing the architect of China’s lunar programme. Read more...
Reuters, 15 March 2021
India will propose a law banning cryptocurrencies, fining anyone trading in the country or even holding such digital assets, a senior government official told Reuters in a potential blow to millions of investors piling into the red-hot asset class. Read more...
Reuters, 09 March 2021
The next launch window for a NASA crew to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket has been pushed back by at least another two days, to no earlier than April 22, the space agency said. Read more...
Reuters, 09 March 2021
China has launched a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate for its citizens planning cross-border travels, joining other countries issuing similar documents as they seek ways to reopen their economies. Read more...
The Hindu, 04 March 2021
TikTok owner ByteDance is working on a Clubhouse-like app for China, sources familiar with the matter said, as the global success of the U.S.-based audio chat service inspires a rush of copycats in the country. Read more...
Reuter, 23 February 2021
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies, which is struggling under U.S. sanctions, saw slight growth in its annual performance, helped by significant levels of confidence from its customers. Read more...
Reuters, 23 February 2021
Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday it will collaborate with U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm to roll out 5G services in India. Read more...
Reuters, 23 February 2021
Huawei Technologies saw slight revenue and profit growth in 2020, in line with its expectations, its rotating chairman said on Tuesday, even as Washington toughened sanctions against the Chinese telecom equipment maker. Read more...
Reuters, 22 February 2021
The online bank backed by Alibaba’s fintech giant Ant Group has joined China’s digital yuan pilot programme, it said on Monday Read more...
Reuters, 17 February 2021
ByteDance is not in preliminary discussions about listing video app TikTok on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Read more...
Reuters, 17 February 2021
Drone manufacturer EHang Holdings Ltd’s shares plunged on Tuesday after an investment research firm said it had shorted the stock and questioned the accuracy of what the Chinese company has said about its business. Read more...
Reuters, 16 February 2021
Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok was hit with multiple complaints from EU consumer groups on Tuesday Read more...
The Hindu, 15 February 2021
HPE’s Spaceborne Computer-2 will be connected to Azure via NASA and the HPE ground station. It is based on the HPE Edgeline Converged Edge system, designed for tough edge environments like space. Read more...
Xinhua, 09 February 2021
The China-developed Y-12F general aircraft has completed flight tests on its airborne geophysical prospecting capabilities, its developer announced on Tuesday. Read more...
Xinhua, 10 February 2021
China's tracking vessel Yuanwang-6 on Wednesday departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province for maritime spacecraft monitoring missions in the Indian Ocean. Read more...
Reuters, 10 February 2021
Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it believes orders by the Indian government to take down accounts are inconsistent with local law and that for some accounts, it would not agree to an outright ban and would instead restrict access within India. Read more...
Reuters, 09 February 2021
Access to U.S. audio app Clubhouse was blocked in China on Monday, users and an anti-censorship watchdog said, ending a brief window that allowed thousands of mainland users to join in discussions often censored in China. Read more...
Moscow Times, 10 February 2021
It is not the Biden administration that Russia should be concerned about when it comes to climate, but its own inaction, which Moscow risks paying for in both economic and security terms over the coming decade. Read more...
The Hindu, 02 February 2021
Bhavya Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency’s transition under the administration of President Biden Read more...
Reuters, 03 February 2021
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to raise up to $5 billion through the sale of a U.S. dollar-denominated bond Read more...

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