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EU tariffs add to pressure on China's EV makers

To counteract market dumping, the European Union will slap tariffs of up to 38% on electric vehicles from China. This puts additional strain on...

12.06.2024 10

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EU tariffs put further pressure on China's EV makers

The EU is set to impose tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese electric vehicles to stop the dumping of cheap cars. But some auto producers are already...

12.06.2024 20

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China's electric vehicle makers face uphill battle in Europe

China has been accused of dumping cheap electric cars on EU countries. But poor sales, price wars and tariff threats have prompted a mood change among...

11.06.2024 30

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Is Japan's car-testing scandal the new Dieselgate?

Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha were found to have submitted incorrect or manipulated test data when they certified their vehicles. The revelations...

09.06.2024 20

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How China is helping keep the Russian economy afloat

China threw Russia an economic lifebelt after the West hit Moscow with sanctions over the war in Ukraine. As Putin prepares to visit Beijing this week...

15.05.2024 100

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Israel sanctions: Who has imposed curbs over Gaza war?

Calls for sanctions on Israel over its offensive in Gaza are growing louder. While Turkey has just announced it won't resume trade until a permanent...

03.05.2024 60

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From solar to EVs: How China is overproducing green tech

China faces more scrutiny from the West over its aggressive export practices — overcapacity and huge subsidies. The US and EU are working to ensure...

10.04.2024 10

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What's behind China's gold-buying spree?

For more than a year, China's central bank has been buying up large amounts of gold. The move, along with the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, have helped...

05.04.2024 20

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Tech war: China could face US, EU curbs over legacy chips

After the US cut China's access to cutting-edge chips, the EU and US are concerned about the country's dominance of semiconductors used in everyday...

04.04.2024 20

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Should phonemakers build electric cars?

Apple spent $10 billion on them before shelving plans to produce an electric car. China's Xiaomi will launch its SU7 sedan at the end of the month,...

22.03.2024 10

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China's crackdown is damaging Hong Kong's economy

China's crackdown and trade wars have tarnished Hong Kong's status as a financial gateway, prompting an exodus of investors and challenging the city's...

20.03.2024 10

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China's crackdown is damaging Hong Kong's economy

The Chinese city has widened a Beijing-imposed security law that could cause more multinationals to flee. Is Hong Kong's role as a gateway to China...

20.03.2024 10

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Why US lawmakers want to ban TikTok

The US House of Representatives has voted to force TikTok's Chinese owner to sell the popular video app or risk a nationwide ban. Spy chiefs warn that...

13.03.2024 10

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Houthi attacks in Red Sea threaten internet infrastructure

The recent attack on the cargo ship Rubymar by the Iran-backed Houthis caused the crew to drop anchor, which damaged undersea internet cables, the US...

12.03.2024 20

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How China's crackdown hurt Hong Kong's economic ambitions

The Chinese city is set to widen a Beijing-imposed security law that could cause more multinationals to flee. Is Hong Kong's role as a gateway to...

11.03.2024 20

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How Xi’s crackdown hurt Hong Kong's economic ambitions

The Chinese city is set to widen a Beijing-imposed security law that could cause more multinationals to flee. Is Hong Kong's role as a gateway to...

11.03.2024 20

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How Biden took Trump's China policy and raised the stakes

Donald Trump won praise and flak for trying to hold back China's advance. Rather than roll back his policies, the Biden administration has piled...

05.03.2024 20

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