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‘Voices of April’: China’s internet erupts in protest against censorship of Shanghai lockdown video

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — The shouts of locked-down residents demanding basic necessities, the cries of babies separated from their …

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Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai’s pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. Biden’s visit to Osan Air …

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Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than $10 billion in US up to 2025

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it would invest an additional $5 billion in the United States by 2025 to strengthen collaboration with US firms in advanced technology. The investments, announced during a visit to Seoul by President Joe Biden, are for robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving and artificial …

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Ukrainian negotiator rules out ceasefire or concessions to Russia

Ukraine-Russia negotiations have stalled Ukrainian negotiator rules out territorial concessions He says Russia would hit back harder after any ceasefire KYIV, May 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory. Acknowledging that Kyiv’s stance on …

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Biden signs $40 billion aid package to Ukraine while in Seoul

Seoul CNN — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the $40 billion aid package to Ukraine, a White House official said, after the bill was flown to Seoul. The Senate passed it following Biden’s departure from Washington. The confirmation that Biden had signed the bill came as the President attended a state dinner with South …

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Court puts sales ban on Ford’s internet-linked cars in Germany in patent dispute

BERLIN, May 20 (Reuters) – A German court has put a nation-wide sales and production ban on Ford (FN) cars able to establish internet connection, it said, as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents. The verdict by the Munich regional court is not legally binding and can be appealed, it …

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EXCLUSIVE TikTok plans big push into gaming, conducting tests in Vietnam -sources

TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HONG KONG/HANOI, May 19 (Reuters) – TikTok has been conducting tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, part of plans for a major push …

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Samsung leader Lee excused from trial hearing as Biden to tour S.Korea chip plant

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, leaves the Seoul high court in Seoul, South Korea, October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register SEOUL, May 20 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has been excused from attending an accounting trial hearing on Friday, a court …

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EXCLUSIVE Malaysia’s biggest telcos seek majority stake in 5G agency – document

People use their mobile phones at a university in Semenyih, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Four telcos seek at least 51% of 5G agency DNB – letter to govt Telcos say majority shareholding ‘most viable’ for agreement Telcos want review …

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Canada to ban Huawei/ZTE 5G equipment, joining Five Eyes allies

OTTAWA, May 19 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday said it plans to ban the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd (HWT.UL) and ZTE Corp (000063.SZ) 5G gear to protect national security, joining the rest of the so -called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network. “We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry …

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