China mourns thousands who died in nation’s coronavirus epidemic

Derrick Santistevan

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of “martyrs” who have died in the new coronavirus break out, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country and suspending all forms of entertainment. The day of mourning accompanied the start of the annual Qingming tomb-sweeping festival when millions of Chinese families pay respects to their […]

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Toyota partners with China’s Momenta on high definition maps for autonomous cars

Sallie Anderson

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has partnered with Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to develop a high definition (HD) mapping platform in China for autonomous driving vehicles, Momenta said in a statement. Maps are key to allowing autonomous vehicles to locate themselves. Toyota’s research arm is developing its so-called Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) to generate […]

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Tesla suspends production at U.S. vehicle factory due to coronavirus

Sallie Anderson

Tesla Inc on Thursday ended a standoff with local California authorities concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, saying it will suspend production at its San Francisco Bay Area vehicle factory on March 24. The company said its New York solar roof tile factory will also temporarily suspend production, while operations at its Nevada battery […]

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Jack Ma donates two million masks for coronavirus crisis in Europe

Sallie Anderson

Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has vowed to contribute two million protective masks for distribution throughout Europe, with a first consignment arriving in Belgium late on Friday. A freight airplane packed with 500,000 masks and other medical products such as test packages landed at Liege Airport. The consignment will be sent out to […]

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Red carpet called off for London premiere of ‘Mulan’

Adrian Ovalle

Disney’s European premiere of “Mulan” in London’s Leicester Square will be reduced “in an abundance of caution”, without any media line-up or red carpet, organizers stated on Thursday. Leicester Square is a popular spot for major film premieres, where stars are cheered by fans and stroll the red carpet prior to going into the cinema. […]

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France to allow some Huawei gear in its 5G network

Sallie Anderson

France will license making use of some of Huawei’s equipment in the rollout of its 5G network, regardless of U.S. calls to omit the Chinese telecoms huge from the West’s next-generation interactions. The French cybersecurity company, ANSSI, is due to inform telecom operators which equipment they are permitted to usage for the implementation of their […]

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Bitcoin surges a fifth as markets rebound, still down a quarter since Monday

Sallie Anderson

Bitcoin rose by more than a fifth on Friday in the middle of high volatility throughout rebounding global markets, reversing a few of its heavy losses from a day previously however still leaving the cryptocurrency down almost 30% since the start of the week. The greatest cryptocurrency skyrocketed 23.5% to $5,990, reversing heavy losses from […]

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