Less taxing times in China
05 April 2019 | 7:46 am
Beijing has announced its latest tax cuts. The Chinese government is said to be reducing fees and charges to several sectors including airlines, electronics, and textiles.
11 Apr 2021
The plane's nonappearance took its original destination in Zambia by surprise. As the pilot informed air traffic control that he was about to land, they told him: "We can't see you."
16 Apr 2021
China has warned Western powers against "interference" after they raised concerns over Hong Kong's sweeping national security law and electoral reforms.
24 Apr 2021
Beijing is cloaked in thick yellow smog with pollution levels surging off the charts as the worst sandstorm in a decade descends on China's capital from the Gobi desert. The city government has ordered schools to cancel outside sport and events and has advised the public to stay inside where possible, as hundreds of flights are cancelled.
30 Apr 2021
United Airlines' workers facilitate the first shipment of ventilators from Chicago to Delhi on Wednesday evening. The ventilators were donated by the US-India Chamber of Commerce in Dallas-Fort Worth.
21 May 2021
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a "diplomatic boycott" of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics because of China's human rights violations.
4 Jun 2021
London to New York may again be possible in under 4 hours after the US-based airline struck a deal for 15 ultrafast jets. Regular commercial supersonic flights have not been seen since 2003.
21 Jun 2021
Human rights activists warn the law "criminalizes free speech" and forces Hong Kongers to "pledge loyalty" to Beijing. "It's about training people to conform to Chinese Communist Party rules."
24 Aug 2021
US Vice President Kamala Harris accuses Beijing of coercion and intimidation in the disputed South China Sea during a speech in Singapore. Harris' comments come as she seeks to rally Asian allies against China and shore up US credibility in the wake of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
19 Sep 2021
Beijing has said it want to foster small and medium-sized businesses by setting up third stock exchange in Beijing. The move comes despite an ongoing regulatory crackdown on China's biggest tech companies.
3 Oct 2021
The property company's financial plight comes as the Communist Party cracks down on business and tightens its control of the economy. Evergrande's fate and that of its founder, hang in the balance.
1 Oct 2021
People in Beijing share their views after a decision announced by the International Olympic Committee that next year's Winter Olympics in the city will be held without fans from overseas. "I think this measure is for the safety concerns and is acceptable," says a pedestrian at Beijing Olympic Park.
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Hungary's government is "holding European Union decision makers hostage" by refusing to join an EU-wide embargo on Russian oil, according to Lithuania's foreign minister. This comes as EU leaders continue their efforts to gather support for a sixth sanctions package on Russia from all 27 EU member states. The government of PM Viktor Orban has claimed that an import ban on Russian oil would ruin the Hungarian economy. Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis tells FRANCE 24 that "Europe is weaker" as a result, and that he is "still hoping Budapest will be responsible in their decisions".
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We take a look at how the press is covering Finland and Sweden saying they want to join NATO. We also discuss how the once-fringe, racist ideas of "replacement theory" have seeped through to the US Republican Party, and how they could be behind a shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York. Finally, we find out about a strange, canine bedfellow.
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Rising energy and commodity prices resulting from Russia's war in Ukraine are slowing Europe's economic growth and increasing inflation.
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At least 14 domestic tourists have been killed in a crash in East Java province. Police say there are reports the driver appeared to have been drowsy before the collision.
1 hour ago
Streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime and Disney+, will now have to contribute money to Swiss cinema. Voters also backed switching to an opt-out system to organ donations.
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North Korea on Sunday reported a total of 42 deaths from "fever" after admitting its first-ever COVID-19 cases days before. Lockdown policies have been implemented across the country, according to state-run media.