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Chinese smartphone powerhouse Xiaomi challenges Tesla

Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has begun accepting reservations for its first electric vehicle (EV). Lei Jun, chief executive officer of the technology behemoth, announced at the event that the base price of the SU7 would be 215,900 yuan ($29,872; £23,663), while the Max model would cost 299,900 yuan.

Expect more UK sanctions on China democracy and security

On Monday, the United Kingdom will impose sanctions on individuals it suspects of involvement in disrupting the democratic process sponsored by China. Today, ministers will increase pressure on China by disclosing additional information regarding the assault on the Electoral Commission and 43 individuals, including peers and Members of Parliament.

China criticises House vote’bandit logic’ for TikTok ban

It has been alleged that China is "unjustly" behaving as a "bandit" in its opposition to a measure in Congress that could ultimately lead to the ban of TikTok in the United States. The House of Representatives-passed bill would require TikTok's parent company to divest from the company within six months or risk having the application banned.

EU investigates AliExpress for illicit online goods

The European Commission has initiated a formal investigation into the Chinese e-commerce platform AliExpress in response to allegations of illicit and explicit material being hosted on the site. The European Union's executive arm announced on Thursday that it would conduct an investigation into the e-commerce behemoth by the Digital Services Act (DSA), which mandates that platforms enforce greater measures against harmful and illicit products.

Money, power, and Chinese nationalism’s danger

A Chinese video blogger who espouses ultranationalism discovered red circular stickers bearing the inscription "Happy 2024" affixed to the glass doors of a retail mall in Nanjing in January.

Thailand’s Chinese tourism booms when visas are lifted

Thailand's Chinese tourism booms when visas are lifted

Thailand’s Chinese tourism booms when visas are lifted

Thailand's Chinese tourism booms when visas are lifted

Senate’s $95bn aid for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan challenged

Senate's $95bn aid for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan challenged

Expats: Nicole Kidman Hong Kong show not shown in city

Expats: Nicole Kidman Hong Kong show not shown in city

Chinese landslide kills 8, leaves scores missing in Yunnan

Chinese landslide kills 8, leaves scores missing in Yunnan

China’s military purges provide Taiwan some relief—for now

China's military purges provide Taiwan some relief—for now

US and Chinese scientists aimed for Covid-like virus in 2018

US and Chinese scientists aimed for Covid-like virus in 2018

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Police threaten arrest of ‘openly Jewish’ man near pro-Palestine march

Last Saturday in London, the leader of the Campaign Against Antisemitism was prevented from crossing a road near a pro-Palestine demonstration. A supporter of antisemitism was threatened with arrest mere yards from a pro-Palestine march, with one Metropolitan Police officer characterising his presence as "antagonising."

G7 nations criticise Chinese funding for Russia’s weapons industry

The "strong concern" expressed by foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) nations regarding transferring weapon components and materials from Chinese enterprises to Russia in preparation for its military offensive in Ukraine has been documented. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken exhorted his counterparts on Friday at a meeting on the Italian island of Capri to increase pressure on China, which the United States accuses of assisting Russia's war effort by supplying critical components for weaponry.

Israel’s attack on Iran: Crisis demonstrates Iran-Israel miscommunication

The Israeli assault on Iran did not elicit the severe reaction that Western leaders, including US President Joe Biden, had anticipated. They have been advocating for Israel to establish a clear boundary in the perilous sequence of occurrences that commenced on April 1 with the assassination of a senior Iranian general in Damascus by Israel. The conflict in Gaza has persisted for over six months after the Hamas assaults on Israel, and it has extended to the vicinity encompassing the Lebanon-Israel border and the Gulf.

Saga boosted by ocean and river cruise demand

New results indicate that Saga's cruise and travel divisions returned to profitability in 2018 due to a significant increase in demand. According to preliminary annual results, the group's ocean cruise division generated an underlying pre-tax profit of £35.5 million in the year ending in January, compared to a loss of £700,000 in the prior year. The organisation stated, "Bookings for ocean cruises continue to be exceptionally robust, and we have already secured a 78% load factor and £3,679 per diem for 2024/25."