Book review | Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac

Above all, Super Pumped can serve as a reminder that the best ideas can go awry and create havoc if basic values- of economics, of ethics, laws and of humanity are taken for granted. Because all said and done, Uber’s true valuation can be debated. How much of a technology company it is, and whether […]

Man held in China for ‘rumours’ about PLA border deaths

A brief write-up on the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) English website said the suspect, identified as Zhou Liying, circulated “rumours” earlier this month claiming that the company “Dongfeng Off-road Vehicle Co” supplied poor-quality vehicles, causing the deaths of Chinese soldiers.

China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions

The latest US actions follow a protracted battle over Huawei, the Chinese network and smartphone giant accused by the Trump administration of being a tool for espionage.

China criticises US Hong Kong sanctions as ‘barbarous and rude’

The move came after President Donald Trump’s administration forced Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat to end all operations in the US, in a twin diplomatic-commercial offensive set to grow ahead of the US presidential election in November.

Donald Trump says he’ll order unemployment payments if impasse persists

Senate Republicans wouldn’t be able to back any deal of $2 trillion or more, given that as much as $1 trillion of the March stimulus package remains unspent, according to a GOP aide in that chamber. Schumer pointed out that some of Republican senators would be unlikely to support a bill regardless of size.

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges, second in two days

The new convictions come at a time when ties between China and Canada are strained over the case of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in the Canadian city of Vancouver in late 2018, on a warrant from the US.

Amazon rainforest could ‘collapse’ as 2020 fires are set to be most devastating yet

It contains one in 10 known species on Earth, 40,000 plant species, 3,000 freshwater fish species, and more than 370 types of reptiles.

VNPT IoT Platform achieves global certification

After going through the tests, VNPT and Authorised Test Lab, a testing unit of oneM2M, will continue to finalise their documents and submit them to the GCF (Global Certification Forum) for VNPT IoT Platform to be reviewed and issued a certificate.

Beavers reintroduced to Britain after being wiped out by hunting win historic right to remain on Devon river

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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

On June 27, 2014, Jad Maalouf, a judge for urgent matters, wrote to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, warning that the ship was carrying dangerous material and could sink. He said the ministry should deal with the ship, remove the ammonium nitrate and “place it in a suitable place that it (the ministry) […]