Alibaba Hit With Record $2.8 Billion Antitrust Fine in China

April 10, 2021   |   Referencing article published by wsj.com
In recent months, the business empire of Alibaba founder Jack Ma has come under increasing regulatory scrutiny.
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Ozone Pollution Is Cutting China’s Crop Production, Study Says

Researchers say the air pollutant has decreased wheat and hybrid rice yields by about 30%. Read more on sixthtone.com


Slowdown in Chinese town highlights potential pitfalls of property reforms

Homeowners’ struggles demonstrate challenge of cooling sector without damaging wider economy Read more on ft.com


Xi Jinping defends crackdowns in ‘common prosperity’ drive at Davos

China’s president says reforms not about egalitarianism but to ‘make the pie bigger’ and divide it fairly Read more on ft.com


Priti Patel tells MPs to be on their guard against foreign agents

The Home Secretary said the threat of interference in UK politics from hostile powers is ‘growing and diversifying’. Read more on independent.co.uk


Tenzin Delek Rinpoche: Statue Removed, Relatives Arrested

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Chinese Authorities Announce New Travel Restrictions Ahead of Winter Olympics, US Citizens Barred From Leaving – Vision Times

Chinese authorities are taking urgent action to contain and prevent new outbreaks just weeks ahead of the Winter Olympics and Lunar New Year’s peak travel Read more on visiontimes.com


Weibo Influencer Banned for Offering Advice on How to Boost China’s Birth Rate – Vision Times

Weibo Influencer Banned for Offering Advice on How to Boost China’s Birth Rate Read more on visiontimes.com


Lawyer Xie Yang Detained by Chinese Secret Agents After Multiple Bouts of Torture and Harassment – Vision Times

In 2017, Xie Yang was arrested by authorities in China, shackled to a metal chair and ordered to explain why he had joined an “illegal” anti-Communist Party Read more on visiontimes.com


Congress Distributes ‘Made in China’ Masks

A Chinese spy and a British premier minister were seen together at whispering distance. Photos are now driving backlash over just how much the Chinese Communist Party’s influence is cozying up to the West. Read more on ntd.com


Golden State Warriors Co-Owner Under Fire for Saying ‘Nobody Cares’ About Uyghurs

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‘Extremely low’ risk of infection from handling mail, Health Canada says

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Gordon Chang: Omicron’s Threat to Athletes in Beijing; UK Chinese Agent Buying Influence

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The ONE sign China is more reliant on Australia again

This subway in the middle of an empty field in China is a good sign for Australia. The Communist Party’s drive to build more transport infrastructure is driving a recovery in the price of iron ore. Read more on dailymail.co.uk