One of the billionaire co-founders of TikTok is stepping down as CEO of ByteDance, the Parent company of popular app, TikTok. Zhang Yiming, 38, said Thursday, May 20, that he will leave the role because he lacks managerial skills. He added that he preferred “reading and daydreaming” to running the...
HANGZHOU, China- 23 May 2021 : River damming, water pollution, overfishing, and sand quarrying have been damaging the living environment of aquatic organisms in the Yangtze River for some time. The decline of biodiversity in the Yangtze ecosystem is an immediate threat to fishery production and a longer-term threat...
SHENZHEN, China- 23 May 2021 : Fibocom (Stock Code: 300638), a leading global provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solution and wireless communication modules, today announces that its 5G wireless communication modules FM150-NA has successfully received the T-Mobile Technical Acceptance (TA), becoming the first 5G wireless module certified by T-Mobile. The...
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-Monday 10 May 2021 - As India and its healthcare systems face a surge in COVID-19 infections across the country, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is working with organizations around the world to deliver critical medical supplies...
US NSA Jake Sullivan and Ajit Doval also discussed the Quad vaccine initiative in which more than a billion doses are to be produced in India. New Delhi: In the next 48 hours, the United States will be delivering raw material for vaccines, oxygen concentrators, ventilators, PPE kits to India, this...
The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate alleged illicit trade on human organs between Nigeria and China. The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Rimamnde Kwewum (PDP-Taraba) and co-sponsored by Rep. Olajide Olatubosun (APC-Oyo), at plenary on Thursday. Moving the motion earlier, Kwewum said...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled his upcoming trip to India due to rising coronavirus cases there. A joint statement from the British and Indian governments was published on Monday which read: “In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to...
China will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Nanjing, capital city of east China’s Jiangsu Province, will host the main events marking this year’s Space Day of China, Lyu...
An  American man and his son accused of helping ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan was taken into Japanese custody after a plane carrying the two landed near Tokyo Local media reported on Tuesday. Japanese prosecutors had arrested former Green, Beret Michael Taylor, and his son, Peter Taylor, after...
A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced a 65-year-old woman to more than 43 years in jail for sharing online posts that criticise the royal family; her lawyer, Pawinee Chumsri, said.   The convict, Anchan Preelert, had pleaded guilty to 29 separate violations of sharing and posting clips on YouTube and Facebook...
CSC, a global business, legal, tax, and digital brand services, today announced that it has acquired FIRSTCORP PTE. LTD (FIRSTCORP) and its affiliates, a Singapore-based service provider of company secretary and administration services to corporations and alternative asset managers. FIRSTCORP offers company formation, corporate secretarial, and domiciliation services. It specializes...
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck the Hokkaido region in Japan’s northernmost prefecture, the Japanese weather agency said on Wednesday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor’s epicentre was located at a latitude of 42.7degrees north and longitude of 144.2 degrees east and occurred at...
With the world and the Asia-Pacific region undergoing profound changes, China has called for joint efforts to build an Asia-Pacific community with a shared future featuring openness, inclusiveness, innovation-driven growth, greater connectivity, and mutually beneficial cooperation. China highly values the role of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and will continue...
Thai anti-government activists gathered on Tuesday to protest a government order that restricted access in the country to almost 200 pornographic websites. “Don’t hurt lonely people by restricting access. #SavePornHub,’’ a sign the demonstration said. Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Puttipong Punnakanta, said that authorities had restricted access in Thailand to...
Accelerating New Retail Strategy to Capture Opportunities in China’s Retail Sector Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) today announced it will invest approximately USD3.6 billion in respect of Sun Art Retail Group Limited (HKEX: 6808, “Sun Art”), a leading hypermarket and supermarket operator...
Pakistani authorities have barred the media from reporting on the gang rape of a mother in front of her young children that attracted global outcry after a top cop blamed the victim. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ordered television channels and newspapers to cease from doing follow-up reporting after...
The number of COVID-19 cases in India topped 6 million on Monday amid concerns over the country’s upcoming religious festival and polls in a populous state. “India’s total count of COVID-19 cases stands at 6,074,703,’’ the federal Health Ministry said on Monday, with a spike of 82,170 cases in the...