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Huawei customer United Group considering changing telecom gear vendor

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Balkan telecoms and media company United Group is considering switching parts or all of the Huawei equipment that dominates its infrastructure to alternative providers, as it seeks to align itself with the United States government. European governments have tightened controls on Chinese-built 5G networks following pressure from Washington, which alleges Beijing could use Huawei equipment […]

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‘Ramen brother’ farmer in China selling 46 US cents noodles becomes internet celebrity

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A farmer in China who became an unwitting celebrity for serving up cheap ramen noodles has now decided fame is the recipe for him. Cheng Yunfu nicknamed Ramen Brother by online fans was stunned when a video released on social media late last month of him selling his three yuan (46 US cents) noodle bowls […]

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US confirms high-level meeting with Chinese officials in Alaska next week

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold talks with top Chinese officials next week in Anchorage, Alaska, the State Department announced on Wednesday, a meeting that America’s top diplomat said would not herald further high-level talks unless it could yield “tangible outcomes”. Blinken and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan plan to discuss […]

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China ‘needs’ trade pact like CPTPP to force it into domestic reform, says former commerce minister

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Conditions are right for China to start negotiating entry into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), but it will be a “jump” for the country to meet the deal’s more stringent requirements, a former high-ranking minister says. President Xi Jinping said in November last year that China was “actively considering” joining the […]