US-born Chinese skier Eileen Gu will try to soar over geopolitics in Beijing
06 February 2022 | 12:14 pm
We start with the British papers, which are reporting on "Black Thursday", after four of Boris Johnson's closest aides resigned and the government warned of major price hikes. Also, a US pastor in Tennessee makes headlines by burning Harry Potter and other fantasy books that he says threaten his religious rights. Finally, we take a look at some of the athletes who will be gracing us with their talents in Beijing!
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High costs, lower demand, fiercer competition — the German automotive industry is coming under pressure. The lucrative Chinese market, in particular, is proving difficult as Chinese consumers choose national brands.
Dozens of people have been killed by floods and collapsed buildings in China's capital, Beijing, after weeks of rain. Thousands of homes have also been destroyed. A
Beijing has alleged that a Chinese man signed a contract with the United States spy agency and received training to conduct espionage activities.
The air and sea drills close to Taiwan are seen as a response to a visit of its Vice President William Lai to the US. China has derided Lai as a "troublemaker" who backs "Taiwanese independence" separatists.
Tokyo has summoned the Chinese ambassador over hundreds of crank calls believed to originate from China. Japan has begun to release treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which Beijing says is not safe.
China's largest property developer, Country Garden, warned that it is on the brink of default as it reported a staggering loss of almost $7 billion for the first half of the year, deepening a real estate crisis that threatens to unravel the country's already fragile economy.
After a mass in Mongolia attended by some groups of Chinese Catholics, the pope told them to be "good Christians and good citizens."
With more than 41 percent of exhibitors at the Munich IAA mobility show headquartered in Asia, analysts say European carmakers will need to prove their ability to compete with China in the electric vehicle age.
Germany's International Motor Show has opened in Munich with Chinese EV makers out in force, revving their new electric models on the turf of German carmakers. Some say the market will never be the same after the event.
Apple's market value has tumbled by some $200 billion in the wake of reports that Beijing has banned iPhones among government employees. We take a closer look. Also, Chinese car manufacturers make inroads into the European market, and New York City cracks down on Airbnb.
Chinese emergency teams are scrambling to track down a large number of crocodiles that escaped after heavy storms and floods that hit in recent days.
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Kim Kardashian's comedy has reportedly been sold to Netflix
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David Doyle brings you a round up of this week's business news from sub-Saharan Africa, including a setback for Zambia and currency woes in Nigeria.
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We focus on the situation in Sierra Leone, where 20 people were killed during Sunday’s attack on military barracks. President Julius Maada Bio said in an address on Sunday that most of the leaders of the attack had been arrested. Officials confirmed, however, that nearly 2,000 inmates escaped central prison during the events and only 23 have so far been brought back.
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Dheepthika Laurent chats to American choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell about his retrospective at Paris's Festival d'Automne. They also talk about vogueing, the focus of his seminal eight-year project "Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church" and his current field of interest: Japanese dance style Butoh.
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