Monday, June 14, 2021

Suspension of a US professor sparks debate over a Chinese word

Image copyright Twitter Image caption Professor Patton has stepped back from his post since his 20 August seminar A US university investigation into one of its professors has ignited a debate over the use of a seemingly innocuous Chinese word.Professor Greg Patton at the University of Southern California (USC) was telling students in a communications…

English Premier League Terminates China TV Agreement Amid Dispute

Soccer|English Premier League Terminates China TV Agreement Amid Disputedisruption caused by the coronavirus to the 2019-20 season championship. Further financial damage has been caused by the league being forced to play without spectators, cutting off a lucrative revenue stream that is unlikely to return to precoronavirus levels until at least next year.“The Premier League confirms…

Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

2015 report on face touching found that over the course of an hour, students watching a lecture touched their eyes, nose or mouth, on average, about 10 times, though the researchers did not look into whether wearing glasses made a difference.The current study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, was accompanied by a commentary from Dr. Lisa…

How China Brought Nearly 200 Million Students Back to School

coronavirus test results. Local Communist Party cadres kept watch, making sure teachers followed detailed instructions on hygiene and showed an “anti-epidemic spirit.”“I’m not worried,” a music teacher at the school, Yang Meng, said in an interview. “Wuhan is now the safest place.”As countries around the world struggle to safely reopen schools this fall, China is…

After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies

Technology|After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companiesfrom American app stores starting at midnight on Sunday.Tensions between Beijing and Washington have intensified in recent months, accelerating a downward spiral in economic and diplomatic relations. The confrontation now encompasses the two countries’ policies on trade and technology, as well as on Taiwan, Hong Kong,…

Mystery seeds: Amazon bans foreign plant sales in US

Image copyright Washington State Dept of Agriculture/Reuters Image caption The unidentified seeds appear to have been posted from China to US addresses Amazon says it has banned foreign sales of seeds in the US after thousands of Americans received unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, most from China.The online retail giant told the BBC…
Chinese students face increased scrutiny at US airports

Chinese students face increased scrutiny at US airports

As US-China relations reach a boiling point, Washington has started to screen Chinese students at airports for technology theft.When Boston Logan International Airport's announcement asked Keith Zhang to come to the boarding desk, he thought it was a regular boarding check.But when he saw two armed American officers expecting him there, his heart sank."They questioned…
Read Apple’s commitment to freedom of expression that doesn’t mention China

Read Apple’s commitment to freedom of expression that doesn’t mention China

On Friday, Apple published a new human rights policy committing to “freedom of information and expression” after facing years of criticism over the company’s willingness to follow mainland China’s censorship laws. As first reported by the Financial Times on Friday, Apple’s four-page policy document commits to “respecting the human rights of everyone whose lives we…
Will Oracle Solve Trump’s TikTok Problem?

Will Oracle Solve Trump’s TikTok Problem?

Sept. 15, 2020Oracle has emerged as the leading contender to save TikTok from impending restrictions from the Trump administration.Credit...Robert Galbraith/ReutersSometimes, when I am feeling particularly ornery, I think that Oracle is like the Kid Rock of tech: Among the least compelling of digital celebrities in Silicon Valley, this 43-year-old business software giant always seems willing…
Chinese Government Decides to Throw Wrench Into Potential TikTok U.S. Deal

Chinese Government Decides to Throw Wrench Into Potential TikTok U.S. Deal

China has decided it will not be sidelined on the U.S. TikTok deal.Photo: Olivier Douliery (Getty Images)China has something to say about the potential deal to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations: not so fast. Although the TikTok saga in the U.S. to date has had President Donald Trump as the main character, or some would say…