Category: China

Airlines scramble to rejig schedules amid U.S. 5G rollout concerns

Published by Reuters UK By Tim Hepher and David Shepardson (Reuters) -Major international airlines rushed to rejig or cancel flights to the United States ahead of a 5G wireless rollout on Wednesday that has triggered safety concerns, despite two wireless carriers saying they will delay parts of the deployment. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has

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China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears

Published by The Bangkok Post BEIJING: China’s postal service has ordered workers to disinfect international deliveries and urged the public to reduce orders from overseas after authorities claimed mail could be the source of recent coronavirus outbreaks. China, where the virus first emerged in late 2019, has stuck to a strict policy of targeting zero

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Asian shares drop as bond yields rise ahead of Fed

Published by Reuters By Scott Murdoch MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Asia’s share markets turned negative on Tuesday as two-year U.S. Treasury yields topped 1% for the first time in almost two years with investors weighing the risks of a Fed policy rate rise as soon as March. Early European markets on Tuesday were also slightly weaker.

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Autocracies outdo democracies on public trust – survey

Published by Reuters By Mark John (Reuters) – Public trust in governments running the world’s democracies has fallen to new lows over their handling of the pandemic and amid a widespread sense of economic pessimism, a global survey has found. The Edelman Trust Barometer, which for two decades has polled thousands of people on trust

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After flying start, Stellantis must tackle Tesla and China

Published by Reuters UK By Giulio Piovaccari MILAN (Reuters) – If playing catch up with Tesla is what everyone in the auto industry is about then Stellantis, the company formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot, has had a good start – its shares have far outpaced its U.S. rival in its inaugural

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Debunking the endgame theory

Published by The Bangkok Post Like all viruses, SARS-CoV-2 adapts for survival. First identified in South Africa in November, the new variant of concern, Omicron, has now swept across the world. It carries a large number of mutations, including those on the spike protein, which are thought to increase transmissibility. However, studies have found that

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