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Date for Third Plenum announced (Fri, 28 Jun 2024)
The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Politburo announced on Thursday that the Third Plenum, a key policy meeting where the country’s leaders will set out a reform agenda, will be held from July 15 to 18 in Beijing, reports Caixin. The plenum will “primarily examine issues related to further comprehensively deepening reform and advancing Chinese … Continue reading Date for Third Plenum announced
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Beijing office rents fall 30% in five years (Fri, 28 Jun 2024)
Beijing’s office rents for grade A office buildings have fallen by 30% between Q2 2019 and Q2 2024, with limited new supply and dwindling rental demand, reports Caixin. Office rents in China’s capital fell 3.9% from the first quarter to RMB 279.2 ($38.4) per square meter, the fastest quarterly decline in nearly four years, data from … Continue reading Beijing office rents fall 30% in five years
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China’s fiscal revenue drops (Fri, 28 Jun 2024)
China’s fiscal revenue has had its steepest drop since February 2023, according to Bloomberg calculations based on data from China’s Ministry of Finance, fueling expectations that the government could make another rare mid-year budget revision to aid an economic recovery, reports Bloomberg. Total revenues, including the general public budget and the government funds budget, fell … Continue reading China’s fiscal revenue drops
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Zeekr sales up after dominating Russia EV market (Fri, 28 Jun 2024)
Zeekr’s electric vehicle (EV) sales in Russia have shot up in the last year, putting Chinese car manufacturers ahead of local competition in the country’s small but expanding EV sector, reports Reuters. Chinese carmakers have already seized more than half of Russia’s car market since Western competitors pulled out, after Moscow sent troops into Ukraine … Continue reading Zeekr sales up after dominating Russia EV market
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Alibaba partners with AI start-ups (Fri, 28 Jun 2024)
E-commerce and cloud computing giant, Alibaba Group Holding, is giving developer access on DingTalk to six Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-ups including Minimax, Moonshot AI, Orionstar, Baichuan, Zhipu AI and 01.AI., reports the South China Morning Post. The start-ups have been given access to expand generative AI features on the workplace messaging platform in Alibaba’s … Continue reading Alibaba partners with AI start-ups
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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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Korea

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