China’s space industry achieved a historic new feat on Thursday as the in-orbit assembly of the country’s Tiangong space station’s T-shape configuration was completed. In a crucial, hourlong repositioning maneuver that was completed at 9:32 am Beijing time on Thursday, the Mengtian lab module was moved from one port ...

Chinese astronauts onboard the nation’s Tiangong space station entered the Mengtian lab module on Thursday afternoon, several hours after the completion of the station’s in-orbit assembly. Crew members of the Shenzhou XIV mission – mission commander Senior Colonel Chen Dong, Senior Colonel Liu Yang and Senior Colonel Cai Xuzhe ...

Chinese local authorities apologised Thursday after a three-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning when medical care was delayed because of a Covid lockdown, in a rare admission of responsibility. The northwestern city of Lanzhou has been locked down for nearly a month under China’s harsh zero-Covid policy, which ...

A high school chemistry teacher was arrested Thursday after police found an article linking him to instruction on how to produce poisonous gas. Getty Images A Hong Kong teacher has been arrested after posting instructions online that would allow anyone to create a highly flammable and poisonous gas. Officers ...

Tesla’s recent price cuts in China are reportedly resulting in “significant cancellations” for Chinese EV brands. However, deliveries are down month-to-month in October. Last month, Tesla announced some significant price cuts for the Model 3 and Model Y in China. This was important news for Tesla since there have ...

Tesla delivered 71,704 vehicles in China in October, shuttering from the record it set in September with 83,135 deliveries, according to the CPCA. The 14 percent drop in deliveries from September to October does not necessarily represent Tesla’s continuing growth in the Chinese market, which has continued to increase ...

Canada’s public broadcaster said it has closed its China news bureau after more than 40 years of operating in the country, saying their journalist’s “repeated requests” for a work visa had been ignored. CBC News Editor-in-Chief Brodie Fenlon wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that the China correspondent ...

The Mengtian lab module has successfully docked with China’s Tiangong space station combination, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). Mengtian, Tiangong’s second lab module, docked with the front port of Tianhe, the space station’s core module, at 4:27 am Tuesday (Beijing Time) after it entered the planned ...

Volvo Cars reported a global sales figure of 54,317 cars in October 2022, with electric vehicles (EVs) accounting for 15% of the total figure. Compared to the same month last year, Volvo Cars reports a 6.9% increase. From January to October 2022, Volvo Cars successfully sold 483,304 cars globally. ...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged on Wednesday not to ignore “controversies” during a high-stakes trip to China this week, which has sparked a storm of criticism. “We seek cooperation, when it is in the interest of both sides. We will not ignore controversies,” he wrote in the Frankfurter Allgemeine ...

China’s government-owned utility State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) has launched the world’s first commercial offshore floating solar that’s paired with an offshore wind turbine. SPIC is one of five major electrical utility companies in China, and the world’s largest photovoltaic power generation enterprise. The pilot is located off the coast ...

In February, Beijing Benz, the joint venture of BAIC Motor and Mercedes-Benz, announced a recall for the EQC electric model after dozens of owners complained about engine problems. However, it seems that this recall was insufficient, as it has now been expanded. For the initial recall, around 10,000 EQCs ...

Tesla is putting an emphasis on Service needs after reportedly closing a flashy showroom in a luxury shopping mall in China. The move points toward the company’s potential strategy to trim costs by not renewing leases at pricey showroom locations, and instead opening new, dual-purpose locations in less expensive ...

A perfect storm seems to be brewing in China, and the country’s local electric vehicle champions are feeling some pressure. Covid measures and Tesla price cuts for the Model 3 and Model Y from Gigafactory Shanghai are among the sources of this pressure. China’s local electric vehicle makers have ...

The Dutch government on Tuesday ordered China to immediately close “police stations” in the Netherlands, which reports say were used to harass dissidents. The police posts in Amsterdam and Rotterdam purported to offer diplomatic assistance but they had not been declared to the Netherlands government, Dutch media reported last ...

Chinese authorities imposed lockdowns on 600,000 people in the area surrounding the world’s largest iPhone factory on Wednesday after workers fled to avoid a coronavirus outbreak and the resulting restrictions. All people except Covid-prevention volunteers and essential workers “must not leave their residences except to receive Covid tests and ...

Coffee streams into streets of China’s “mountain city” A resident walks through Daijiaxiang alley, dubbed “coffee street” after renovation, in Yuzhong District, southwest China’s Chongqing, Sept. 24, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Yi) CHONGQING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — In Chongqing, a mountainous metropolis in southwest China renowned for simmering, spicy hotpot often ...

China successfully launched the third and final module needed to complete the Tiangong Space Station. The Chinese National Space Administration announced its Mengtian module arrived in low Earth orbit after a 13-hour voyage. Mengtian was carried to orbit by a Long March 5B, which was designed specifically to launch ...

China’s Chongqing gets creative with cultural relic promotion People visit the Beicang Cultural and Creative Block in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, June 3, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao) CHONGQING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — Pickaxes, trowels and Luoyang shovels are a common enough sight at archaeological excavations, but at one cafe in ...

The venture between Stellantis and Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) producing Jeep vehicles in China will file for bankruptcy, the companies said. Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, said it had fully impaired the value of its investment in the joint venture in its results for the first half of ...

Months after announcing plans to terminate its Jeep joint venture in China with GAC Group, the Stellantis JV has officially filed for bankruptcy. Following the approval by GAC, Stellantis’ Jeep production overseas will cease, putting an end to a joint venture that began in 2010. Stellantis ($STLA) is a top-ten global ...

Shanghai’s Disney Report shut its doors on Monday amid a COVID surge, leaving guests stranded inside. China News Service via Getty Ima Shanghai’s Disneyland Resort abruptly closed Monday to comply with China’s strict COVID-19 protocols, leaving visitors stranded inside the theme park. The resort broke the news at 11:39 ...

The joint venture that makes Jeeps in China will file for bankruptcy, partners Stellantis and Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) said on Monday, after a long decline for the oldest foreign auto brand in the world’s largest car market. The move comes after Stellantis’ surprise decision in July to end ...

China launched the final module of its Tiangong space station on Monday, state media said, the latest step in Beijing’s ambitious space programme. The module named Mengtian, or “dreaming of heavens,” was “launched on a Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang launch centre” on China’s tropical island Hainan, ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the rivalry between the two superpowers and Russia’s war in Ukraine in a call Sunday, the State Department and Beijing’s foreign ministry said. The top diplomats talked about the need to “responsibly manage the competition between ...

Regional powers poured record amounts of cash into the Pacific Islands during the coronavirus pandemic to help them weather the economic fallout as competition for influence heats up between China and the West. An annual study released by Australia’s Lowy Institute on Monday showed financial assistance to the Pacific ...

It appears that Tesla is going all-in when it participates at the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai from November 5-10, 2022. As per recent reports, it would not just be the company’s electric vehicles that would be making an appearance at the event. Tesla’s humanoid robot ...

China launched a Long March 2D carrier rocket on Saturday morning to transport an experimental satellite into space, according to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. The State-owned space conglomerate said in a press release that the rocket blasted off at 9:01 am at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center ...

Rice cultivation in China – ZHANG DUAN / XINHUA NEWS / CONTACTOPHOTO The Chinese Academy of Sciences has announced a new trial of a rice variant capable of tolerating saltwater irrigation called Yanhuangxiangjing that produced 505.1 kilograms of rice per 600 square meters. The Academy’s Institute of Genetics and ...

SHANGHAI — China’s biggest electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD said its third-quarter net profit jumped 350% from a year ago, helped by a wider range of product offerings and strong sales that saw it beat Tesla in the world’s largest auto market. BYD’s net profit for the July-September quarter ...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the “acute threat” posed by Moscow, but China is the most consequential challenge for the United States, the Pentagon said Thursday. The dangers are both conventional — Moscow’s aggression toward its neighbors and Beijing’s efforts to gain control of Taiwan — and nuclear, with ...

President Xi Jinping said China and the United States must “find ways to get along” to safeguard world peace and development, state media reported Thursday, as he embarks on his precedent-breaking third term in power. China and the United States have butted heads in recent years on issues ranging ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that China has rejected the longstanding status quo on Taiwan, reiterating an assessment that Beijing is speeding up its timeline to take the island. His remarks came after Chinese President Xi Jinping secured a historic third term and Taiwan predicted intensifying ...

Tesla’s recent round of price increases in China also resulted in some changes to the Giga Shanghai-made Model Y’s free options. Among these was the welcome addition of Midnight Silver Metallic (or “Cold Light Silver” as listed on Tesla China’s website) as a free option in addition to Pure Black ...

US President Joe Biden and Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak agreed in talks Tuesday to work together to support Ukraine and stand up to China, the White House said. They spoke for the first time hours after Sunak became Britain’s third prime minister this year, inheriting an economic ...

Beijing will step up efforts to pick off Taiwan’s last remaining allies after Xi Jinping secured a third term in power, as Chinese officials up the ante to show loyalty to the president, Taipei’s foreign minister said Wednesday. A major gathering of China’s communist leaders at the weekend saw ...

The Tesla Model Y rose in China’s local SUV rankings this year, even when it was priced at a very notable premium against its local competitors. But now that Tesla China has implemented a round of price adjustments to the all-electric crossover, the Model Y’s domestic sales in the ...

Toyota on Monday revealed the next member in its new BZ family of electric vehicles, a compact sedan developed exclusively for the Chinese market. Called the BZ3, the car is a joint effort between Toyota and its two Chinese joint-venture partners, BYD and FAW, and production will also be ...

Toyota has announced an all-electric sedan called the bZ3, developed in collaboration between Toyota, BYD and FAW Toyota, which is to be offered exclusively in China for the time being. In addition, according to media reports, there are indications that the Japanese could revise their electric strategy. The bZ3 ...

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the country’s leading space contractor, will continue to invest in major space programs such as the manned lunar missions and the development of a super-heavy carrier rocket, said the company’s chairman. Chairman Wu Yansheng told reporters on Saturday that his company has set ...

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei hit out at the country’s rulers Monday, branding them “ruthless” after Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as leader. Speaking in Tokyo after China’s Communist Party wrapped up its five-yearly Congress at the weekend, Ai was referring to the dramatic exit of former ...

Top US justice officials accused the Chinese government Monday of an unrelenting campaign by intelligence operatives to subvert the American justice system and steal commercial secrets. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray detailed three separate cases in which Beijing’s spies allegedly harassed dissidents inside the United ...

The Communist Party Congress has laid bare the striking gender imbalance in the upper echelons of Chinese politics, with not a single woman making the 24-person Politburo for the first time in at least a quarter of a century. As Xi Jinping and his allies concentrated power over the ...

Tesla Model Y. Image: Riz Akhtar Tesla has made significant progress this year after its major manufacturing centres came out of lockdowns and despite an increase in raw material costs and higher transportation costs. Now it seems, that things are settling back down with Tesla announcing plans to reduce ...

Tesla lowered its starting prices for its made-in-China Model 3 and Model Y vehicles according to listings posted on its website. These are the first cuts by Tesla this year and follow Tesla’s offer of limited incentives to customers who purchased Tesla insurance in September. Those who purchased Tesla’s ...

Tesla Model Y. Image: Riz Akhtar Tesla has made significant progress this year after its major manufacturing centres came out of lockdowns and despite an increase in raw material costs and higher transportation costs. Now it seems, that things are settling back down with Tesla announcing plans to reduce ...

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