Tag Archives: China

Ghana’s envoy to China urges citizens to be law abiding


Ghana’s Deputy Ambassador to China, Dr. Charles Dwamena, has entreated Ghanaians living in China to go about their activities in that country mindful of the laws there. According to him, this will enhance the roll-out of government’s vision to make sure all Ghanaians, both home and abroad, are well catered for. Since his assumption of office, Dr. Dwamena has set ...

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Submit uranium agreement to Parliament – Minority to gov’t

Ministerial Vetting

The Minority in Parliament is asking the Government to submit to Parliament the full details and true nature of the agreement on the flow of the country’s highly-enriched uranium to China. It said President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed during his address to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly on Thursday, September 21, 2017 that: “Three weeks ago, highly-enriched uranium was flown ...

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China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars


China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and vans. The country’s vice minister of industry said it had started “relevant research” but that it had not yet decided when the ban would come into force. “Those measures will certainly bring profound changes for our car industry’s development,” Xin Guobin ...

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China bans initial coin offerings calling them ‘illegal fundraising’


Chinese regulators have launched a crackdown on individuals and firms raising funds by offering their own digital currencies. The People’s Bank of China has declared initial coin offerings (ICOs) illegal and wants them to “cease immediately”. A growing number of tech companies are opting to sell digital “tokens” because they are quick, easy and unregulated. The ban saw sharp falls ...

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Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments


China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally flashing a smile. Alibaba’s Ant Financial affiliate launched the ‘smile to pay’ service in Huangzhou, the location of the company’s global HQ, where it is being trialled with KFC. As the video from Ant below ...

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China web users debate new rules on online identity


Chinese social media users have been debating new rules requiring internet platforms to verify a user’s true identity before letting them post online content. The new rules were issued on 25 August by the Cyberspace Administration of China. They will take effect on 1 October. China already has laws requiring firms to run identity checks on net users, but the ...

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China relaunches world’s fastest train


China’s fleet of high-speed trains is set once again to become the world’s fastest. The top speed of the Fuxing or “rejuvenation” bullet trains was capped at 300km/h (186mph) in 2011 following two crashes that killed 40 people. From next week, some of the trains will once again be allowed to run at a higher speed of about 350 km/h. ...

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Chinese ‘cyber-court’ launched for online cases


China has launched a digital “cyber-court” to help deal with a rise in the number of internet-related claims, according to state media. The Hangzhou Internet Court opened on Friday and heard its first case – a copyright infringement dispute between an online writer and a web company. Legal agents in Hangzhou and Beijing accessed the court via their computers and ...

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China cracks down on VPN vendors


China’s latest crackdown on those attempting to skirt state censorship controls has seen it warn e-commerce platforms over the sale of illegal virtual private networks (VPNs). Five websites, including shopping giant Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell VPNs. It is the latest in a series of measures from the Chinese government to maintain strict control over content. ...

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Watch your words, China to Trump


China’s President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media says. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North. But China, North Korea’s only major ally, has been urging restraint. A White House statement ...

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