EU, Nations Including India Aim To Boost Near-Zero Emission Steel Output

As well as steel, the plan will focus on power, road transport, hydrogen and agriculture. (File) Britain, the United States, India, China and the European Union will aim to raise production of near-zero emission steel in all parts of the world by 2030, the British government said on Tuesday. In a statement, Britain said more … Read more

Yahoo Pulls Out Of China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment

HONG KONG (AP) — Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it has pulled out of China, citing an “increasingly challenging business and legal environment.” Chinese authorities maintain a firm grip on internet censorship in the country and require companies operating in China to censor content and keywords deemed politically sensitive or inappropriate. “In recognition of the increasingly … Read more

Yahoo Pulls Out of China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment

Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it has pulled out of China, citing an increasingly challenging operating environment. The withdrawal was largely symbolic, as many of the company’s services were already blocked by China’s digital censorship. But recent government moves to expand its control over tech companies generally, including its domestic giants, may have tipped the scales … Read more

Coronavirus news live: China tells families to ‘stock up’ amid Covid outbreak, Japan’s cases dramatically decline

2.31am EDT 02:31 Japan eases Covid curbs Justin McCurry Japan has relaxed restrictions on mass gatherings and is poised to reduce quarantine for business travellers following a dramatic decline in cases of Covid-19. Vaccinated people arriving for business will have to self-quarantine for three days, rather than the current 10, according to public broadcaster NHK, … Read more

Shanghai Disneyland tests 33K, closes 2 days over 1 contact

Fireworks boomed as visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for COVID-19 test results, surrounded by health care workers dressed from head to toe in white protective suits By HUIZHONG WU Associated Press November 1, 2021, 10:10 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TAIPEI, Taiwan — Fireworks boomed as visitors at … Read more

China’s Xi to address COP26 climate talks in writing only

Chinese President Xi Jinping won’t address the COP26 U.N. climate talks in person or video, and will send in a note instead. The leader of the country responsible for almost one third of global greenhouse gas emissions will address the Glasgow conference by written submission, which the U.N. said it would upload on the conference … Read more

US Covid Origins Report Is Without Credibility, Says China

China has consistently denied allegations that Covid virus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan (File) Shanghai: A declassified U.S. intelligence report saying it was plausible that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory is unscientific and has no credibility, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in a statement on Sunday. The updated U.S. … Read more

Biden says Russia, China ‘didn’t show up’ on climate change commitments

ROME — U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday blamed Russia and China for any disappointment over the level of commitment by G20 leaders to fight climate change. “With regard to the disappointment, the disappointment relates to the fact that … not only Russia but China basically didn’t show up in terms of any commitments to deal … Read more

G20 backs stronger climate action, but won’t end coal use

Press play to listen to this article ROME — G20 leaders committed to stronger action than ever before to limit global warming at a summit in Rome on Sunday, but failed to strike a deal on phasing out coal. The signal from the leaders of the world’s top economies was being watched closely from the … Read more

EU and US look to gang up on China after trade war truce

Press play to listen to this article ROME — Europe isn’t thrilled about the terms of Saturday’s trade truce with the U.S. but EU officials finally conceded it was worth accepting Washington’s conditions in order to shift focus to the common enemy: China. The ceasefire is intended to end the bitter trade war that former … Read more