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China’s Heat Waves Are Taking a Toll on Pets

The record-breaking summer temperatures in China are not just affecting people — it’s also tormenting their pets. As the mercury rises for a prolonged period in many parts of China, domestic animals such as cats and dogs are becoming increasingly irritable and aggressive, according to experts and pet owners. Extreme heat, experts said, could harm […]

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Finance

Prudential hit by China’s zero-Covid policy

Prudential reported that its Hong Kong division suffered a steep fall in new business profits in the first half of the year because of China’s strict zero-Covid policy, as the insurer warned of “challenging” and “complex” market conditions for the rest of 2022. The FTSE 100 group announced its global half-year results from Hong Kong […]

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World

China allies: China’s key allies as Taiwan warns of impending ‘invasion’

North Korea Like Russia, China counts pariah nation North Korea among its allies, as they share a long-held “special relationship”. They share political ties as two of the world’s last communist regimes, and their leaders have visited one another regularly in recent years. Approximately half of China’s foreign aid budget goes to North Korea, and […]

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Science

Animals farmed: Tesco’s polluting poultry, heatwave deaths and China’s pork boom

Europe’s mega farms and pollution crisis The heavy concentration of mega farms, and millions of pigs, cattle and chickens in a small number of areas across Europe, has created a pollution nightmare, according to a new Guardian investigation. In the UK, a hotspot for chicken farming is Herefordshire, with a major deal to supply chicken […]

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US

Prada Captures China’s Attention With Help From The Metaverse | Jing Daily

What Happened: On August 5, Italian luxury fashion house Prada livestreamed its repeat Fall 2022 collection within the interactive realms of “Meta Ziwu” a virtual space in Baidu’s metaverse social app XiRang. The IRL event was hosted at Prince Jun’s Mansion Hotel which was then aired via XiRang in a futuristic simulation. Open to a […]

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US

Biden concerned by China’s military drills encircling Taiwan but doesn’t ‘think they’re going to do anything more’

China has spent several days conducting military drills that have essentially encircled Taiwan and restricted access to civilian ships and aircraft in the area. The extensive exercises mark a significant escalation by China after Pelosi’s trip to Taipei to show support for democracy on the island, which prompted outrage from Beijing. China views Taiwan as […]

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World

China’s military threat looms over Taiwan as long-range airstrike drills launched

On Sunday, the Chinese military took part in drills focusing on land attacks as well as launching the airstrikes as they continue their exercises in response to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. According to state media from Beijing, the exercises, taking place in six zones around the island, were scheduled to begin on Thursday and […]

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Finance

Sanya lockdown traps tens of thousands of tourists in ‘China’s Hawaii’

Chinese authorities hastily locked down the southern coastal city of Sanya over the weekend, trapping tens of thousands of holidaymakers after a highly infectious Omicron strain of coronavirus was detected in the province known as “China’s Hawaii”. Covid-19 cases in China’s Hainan province rapidly rose over the week to a cumulative 828, forcing authorities to […]

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World

‘Provocative!’ Biden blasts China’s military drills around Taiwan as ‘irresponsible’

China ramped up military drills in Taiwan’s waters and imposed sanctions against Nancy Pelosi after the 82-year-old became the first House Speaker to visit the island in 25 years. Beijing labelled Ms Pelosi’s visit as a “gross interference” in internal affairs. However, the White House warned subsequent military drills “raise the risk of miscalculation”. A […]

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Finance

US allies rattled by China’s aggressive response to Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

Ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week, there was concern from the White House to Tokyo that the US House Speaker’s trip would spark a crisis at a time when relations with China were already in a dangerous state. Beijing’s aggressive response has crystallised the high stakes for US allies and partners in […]