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So there’s a deal? (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
The big news of the week was an announcement of a deal to offset, suspend or at least lower the temperature of the US-China trade war, but what it really amounted to was not very much. It emerged, once the tweets had faded, that in fact nothing had been signed, the Chinese had agreed to […]
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Kenya opens $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town and Nairobi (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Kenya’s opened a $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway line linking Nairobi to Naivasha on Wednesday, despite delays in building an industrial park in the Rift Valley town to encourage freight, reported Reuters. The extension links to another Chinese funded and built $3.2 billion line between the port of Mombasa and Nairobi that opened in 2017 but […]
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Huawei sees growth in revenues and 5G contracts despite US ban (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Huawei appears to be weathering US sanctions after posting steady growth in sales and in new contracts for its 5G mobile technology, but the Chinese telecoms group still faces the challenge of selling smartphones without Google apps, reported the Financial Times. The company said on Wednesday its revenues had grown to RMB 610.8 billion ($86 […]
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China central bank downplays concerns of spiraling inflation (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
After consumer inflation hit an almost six-year high last month, a senior People’s Bank of China (PBoC) official said that the central bank will closely watch a variety of inflation indicators and work to allay concerns that inflation could rise further, reported Caixin. “There is no basis for continuous inflation or deflation in China currently,” […]
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China urgently needs to reduce banking sector risks: IMF (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Chinese policymakers urgently need to reduce risks in the banking sector and use fiscal policy to defuse the effects of the trade war to rebalance the economy for the long term, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reported Caixin. Twists and turns of trade disputes and financial vulnerabilities stemming from persistent policy easing pose downside […]
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The risk of becoming infected with malware through advertising on web pages is 95% (Sat, 11 Jun 2016)
Browse plagued certain pages of advertising in the form of pop ups continued carries a great risk of infecting our computers end up with some sort of malware. This is confirmed by a study published on jtautosecurity.co.uk/ which states that “The probability that an average Internet user with a page infected after three months of navigation […]
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Japan

サウジ記者失踪~婚約者の寄稿:My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot @nytimes (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)

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記者席の小競り合い:BuzzFeed v Leigh Sales (Fri, 10 Jul 2015)

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アカウンタビリティ≠説明責任:Definition of Accountability (Fri, 27 Feb 2015)

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「テロリストは全員イスラム教徒」の嘘を数字で検証:Are All Terrorists Muslims? No (Fri, 16 Jan 2015)

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シャルリー・エブドの風刺画で不覚にも連想したもの:Charlie Hebdo cartoons remind me of.. (Sat, 10 Jan 2015)

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