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China Gives Greenlight to 2 Marvel Movies After 3 and a Half Year

The Chinese communist regime has recently lifted its ban on two Marvel movies, after a previous seven were denied entry to the Chinese market. Walt Disney Co. has announced that they have secured a release date for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and the upcoming “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumani,” after the recent return of CEO Robert […]

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Technology

China Is the World’s Biggest Face Recognition Dealer

Early last year, the government of Bangladesh began weighing an offer from an unnamed Chinese company to build a smart city on the Bay of Bengal with infrastructure enhanced by artificial intelligence. Construction of the high-tech metropolis has yet to begin, but if it proceeds it may include face recognition software that can use public cameras to identify missing […]

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UK

Almost 180,000 Russians dead or wounded in Ukraine, Norwegian

Almost 180,000 Russians have so far been killed or wounded during the war in Ukraine, while the figure for the Ukrainians is 100,000 military casualties and 30,000 dead civilians, according to estimates released by Norway’s army chief. Key points: Norway’s defence chief says despite heavy losses, “Russia is able to continue [this war] for quite a long […]

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Travel

World’s ‘most powerful’ tourism city revealed | CNN

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. CNN  —  Paris is a city beloved for fine food, fine art and fine fashion. But a new index […]

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Technology

Pentagon must act now on quantum computing or be eclipsed by

As quantum computers continue to advance and become more powerful, they present a significant threat to the Department of Defense’s cybersecurity assurance. When former Pentagon’s Chief Data Officer, David Spirk, left his post in March 2022, he did so with a warning: “I don’t think that there are enough senior leaders getting their heads around […]

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Technology

Didi Global’s ride-hailing app back on Apple app stores in China

BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Chinese technology company Didi Global’s domestic ride-hailing app has returned to China’s domestic Apple app store (AAPL.O), according to checks by Reuters on Friday. It also returned to some Android app stores on Tuesday. read more Didi has been awaiting approval to resume new user registrations and downloads of its […]

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Finance

Beijing’s top economic adviser tells Davos CEOs ‘China is back’

China’s vice-premier Liu He privately met a group of top corporate executives in Davos to tell them that the world’s second-largest economy is back, in an effort to rekindle economic ties damaged by the pandemic and tensions with the US. Executives at the lunch said Liu’s message had fuelled renewed optimism about the prospects for […]

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US

Web3.0 With Chinese Characteristics: Can China Develop A Thriving

NFTs may be the future of digital assets and goods, but what will happen in China? Getty Images The Chinese government views cryptocurrency as a serious systemic financial risk and has taken strong measures to minimize its usage in the world’s second largest economy. Though China retains a thriving underground crypto ecosystem, Beijing’s different bans […]

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Marvel movies are set to return to China, but Covid could weigh

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” Disney Marvel films are returning to China in February, marking the first time in nearly four years that Disney’s comic book cinematic universe landed a release in the country. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will hit Chinese theaters on Feb. 7, and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will arrive […]

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Marvel films are returning to China after three years of apparent

HONG KONG — Marvel films are set to be released on screens in mainland China for the first time in more than three years, the endgame for an apparent ban in the world’s second-largest movie market. The surprise news will come as a boost to fans as well as Marvel owner Disney, which has missed […]