Tuesday, August 3, 2021
China launches new law to protect doctors

China launches new law to protect doctors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new law aims to protect medical workers from violent incidents China has introduced a new law with the aim of preventing violence against medical workers. The announcement comes days after a female doctor was stabbed to death at a Beijing hospital. The law bans any organisation or individual…
Why China could be football’s biggest headache

Why China could be football’s biggest headache

Arsenal has millions of fans in China. But this week, Chinese TV pulled the club's Manchester City match, and star midfielder Mesut Ozil was cut from video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2020's Chinese version.Why? It was down to a social media post about China's treatment of Uighur Muslims. The BBC's James Wignall explains.
How to Protect Your Wyze Account After the Recent Data Breach

How to Protect Your Wyze Account After the Recent Data Breach

A recent security breach has leaked the information of over 2.4 million Wyze security camera users. The compromised database was left unsecured and publically accessible, and it appears that the information was being collected and stored by the Alibaba cloud computing company in China.According to data security consulting firm Twelve Security’s report on the breach,…
Deadly Mystery Virus Spreads Outside China to New Countries

Deadly Mystery Virus Spreads Outside China to New Countries

The Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team drives a vehicle as they leave the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, in Hubei, Province on January 11, 2020.Photo: Getty ImagesHealth officials in Thailand and Japan have announced that a strange new virus, which has killed two people and sickened dozens of others in China,…
Sonos hikes prices on the Amp and Port as it moves production out of China

Sonos hikes prices on the Amp and Port as it moves production out of...

In a statement provided to Engadget, a Sonos spokesperson said:Sonos has been on a journey to diversify its supply chain and expand production into new countries in a manner that is sustainable and supports long term growth. Supporting this effort and investment has resulted in upcoming changes in pricing. Beginning January 9, 2020, pricing in…
One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – January 2020

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – January 2020

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its eighth monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases demand…
China-based NIO’s shares skyrocket as the Tesla rival beats investor expectations

China-based NIO’s shares skyrocket as the Tesla rival beats investor expectations

Shares of NIO, a China-based electric car manufacturer, are soaring this morning after the company’s Q3 2019 earnings beat investor expectations. NIO’s surprise win comes directly on the heels of Tesla, a competitor, announcing the delivery of its first cars made in China, NIO’s home market. NIO went public on the New York Stock Exchange…
PayPal completes GoPay acquisition, allowing the payments platform to enter China

PayPal completes GoPay acquisition, allowing the payments platform to enter China

PayPal this morning announced it has completed its acquisition of a 70% equity stake in GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. [GoPay], Ltd.), making PayPal the first foreign payment platform to provide online payment services in China. The transaction was approved by the People’s Bank of China on September 30 and has now closed. Deal terms…
China jails scientists behind first genetically engineered babies

China jails scientists behind first genetically engineered babies

A Chinese court has sentenced the scientist behind the world’s first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui, to three years in prison, saying that the researcher’s team “crossed the bottom line of ethics.” Alongside his prison sentence, The Guardian reports that He was also fined 3 million yuan (around $430,000). He Jiankui was sentenced alongside two colleagues.…
AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China

AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China

Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX, which is backed by Alibaba, said Tuesday that it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler to roll out a fleet of robotaxis for China and other countries in Asia. A fleet of Chrysler Pacifica vans is going to be in service to the public in China in early 2020, according to AutoX.…