After 20 years, China’s auto sales sputter into reverse
13 January 2019 | 2:49 pm
The growth engine for the world’s car industry has been thrown into reverse. China recorded its first yearly fall in auto sales in more than two decades, the victim of slowing GDP growth and the U.S.-China trade war.
Prince Charles has had his favourite car modified so it now uses a fuel largely derived from cheese and wine.
Amid an unprecedented extinction event, scientists have warned that protecting biodiversity is essential to protecting human life. However, experts are unsure whether China has the experience to lead a global effort.
One year after #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria, police have warned against a repeat to mark the anniversary. The largest protest in Nigeria's history ended after the army reportedly killed at least 12 demonstrators.
In the quiet Texas town of Rockdale, North America's largest bitcoin mine is part of an already bustling US business now boosted by Beijing's intensified crypto crackdown that has pushed the industry west.
Nigerian protesters Legend, Solomon and Samuel were all injured on the night of October 20, 2020 - a night they "can never forget" - when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Between anger, deception, and hope, the 'Soro Soke' ('Speak Up' in Yoruba) demonstrators still want their voices to be heard a year later.
A report in the "Financial Times" suggested China had launched a low orbit "missile" that could penetrate current defense systems. The Asian superpower said it was for "peaceful" usage.
Villagers count the dead after gunmen from a suspected criminal gang attacked the village market in Goronyo in northwest Nigeria's Sokoto state, killing 43 people.
The US president has voiced his concern over China's missile capabilities as his nominee to be the next ambassador to the country said "we certainly cannot trust the Chinese" over the issue of Taiwan.
In Lebanon the car has reigned supreme, with little managing to steer people away from the mighty automobile. But now, the economic crisis is succeeding where everything else failed by challenging Lebanon's national passion for automobile ownership, and driving growing numbers towards greener or more collective transport.
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