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  • At a time when China is facing unprecedented economic challenges, state-owned enterprises are called ‘the lifeline of the national economy’ in prominent party journal
  • But further reform is called for among state firms, with the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission flagging a lack of competitiveness

Brussels reveals first four hi-tech categories that will be initial focus of economic security strategy to keep critical technologies out of Beijing’s hands.


‘Beware!’ the Saving Private Ryan star wrote in an Instagram post. ‘There’s a video out there promoting some dental plan with an AI version of me. I have nothing to do with it.’

Huawei’s return to the 5G smartphone market and the controversy over its advanced, made-in-China processor reflect the lengths taken by the company to build up its operations, following years of struggles on account of US trade sanctions.

China Eastern Airlines, the first commercial operator of the C919 narrowbody passenger jet, has flown 35,000 passengers on the model since its maiden flight in May.


Xiaomi’s new alliance with Padget Electronics in India shows how major handset brands are boosting their production in the world’s second-biggest smartphone market.

Chinese copper foil maker Londian Wason Energy Tech is planning an initial public offering in the US, and the company is working with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs on the listing preparations.

The Facebook owner has introduced its latest line-up of head-worn devices, staking fresh claim to the VR/AR industry just ahead of Apple pushing into the market.

Apple’s new iPhone 15 and 15 Plus mark a significant improvement for the two standard models, with a superior chip and photo taking, brighter screen, Dynamic Island, and lower price than their predecessors.

Chinese lunar scientist disputes the claim, saying site was within moon’s southern hemisphere but not in the polar region. Others agree, but one notes that landing a rover close the south pole ‘is already a major achievement’.


About a decade after Alibaba founder Jack Ma pushed forward its creation, Cainiao has become one of the world’s top logistics services providers and a big opportunity for global investors when it lists in Hong Kong.

The brand stays at the forefront of technical advancements with its in-house movements, tourbillons and advanced chronographs that appeal to sportspeople and collectors alike

Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos have seen the biggest wealth surges in 2023, but which ‘mega-billionaire’ on the list isn’t from the tech sector?

Citing economic and other aid New Delhi has given, foreign minister says country’s goals make it ‘different from all those whose rise preceded ours’.


Consumers in the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and South Korea will now receive their parcels within five working days of placing an order on AliExpress, thanks to its joint initiative with Cainiao.