More companies from Europe and the United States that outsourced production to China are returning home as price gaps narrow, reports Matt Hodges For Dutch engineering and electronics conglomerate Philips NV, improved automation and smarter robots meant it made more sense financially to build a new factory in Drachten last year than extend its operations [...]
Chinese search engine Baidu launched an online shopping mall Thursday, but the e-mall powered by cloud computing was shut down in less than 24 hours due to suspected copyright issues. The e-mall provides service allowing users to trade electronic files, including videos, pictures, documents as well as music. Users can also post transaction information and [...]
The Ministry of National Defense on Thursday criticized Japan for interfering in a Chinese military drill on the open sea, calling the move “an extremely dangerous provocation”. A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warship intruded into a sea area in the West Pacific where the Chinese navy was holding an exercise on Oct 25, Yang Yujun, [...]
China and India are considering establishing a hotline between the headquarters of the countries’ armed forces, according to a recently signed agreement, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Spokesman Yang Yujun told a regular press conference that the two armed forces will make joint efforts to maintain peace and stability in border areas [...]
China’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector rose to 51.4 percent in October, hitting a new high since May 2012, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday. The figure was 0.3 percentage points higher than September. China’s manufacturing PMI has risen for four consecutive months, showing a steady upward trend in manufacturing. [...]
Incident may lead to new international rules on surveillance Anger over Washington’s extensive eavesdropping on world leaders and ordinary citizens has shown no signs of abating, as observers say using anti-terrorism as an excuse for pervasive surveillance is “hypocritical and abused”. Chinese experts said the disclosure shows the United States is making the most of [...]
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