Toyota establish green technologies research center with China’s Tsinghua University

The move is likely to help China in its goal to expand its tech capability, manufacturing and distribution channels and better compete in the world stage. Toyota Motor Corp stated, it is in the midst of setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University. The partnership will study uses of car…

China taps wind energy to power heating systems for winters

China will subsidize wind energy generators that generate power for heating systems during winter at the local government level. On Friday, China said it would use wind energy in order to generate sufficient power for heating systems during bitterly cold winters. The development is aligned with China’s stated aim to slash carbon emissions from coal-burning…

Qualcomm to shutdown its Chinese joint venture on advanced semiconductors

The move is aligned with the Trump Administration’s policy on Beijing vis-a-vis semiconductors. On Friday, as per a report from The Information citing sources who are employees at a joint venture between U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc and China’s Huaxintong Semiconductor (HXT), the joint venture is set to close by the end of this month.…

Cyber attack traced back to China: Bayer

In February, Germany’s cybersecurity agency had stated, the country had experienced a big increase in the number of security incidents hitting critical infrastructure, including power grids and water suppliers. German broadcasters BR and NDR had reported on these incidents. In a significant development, Germany’s largest drugmaker, Bayer stated it had mitigated a cyber attack on…

Huawei’s telecom equipment carry serious significant risks: British government report

The report notes, “The evidence of sustained change is especially important as similar strongly worded commitments from Huawei in the past have not brought about any discernible improvements”. On Thursday, in a significant development, Britain has publicly chastised Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new…

CFIUS undoes China’s Kunlun Tech’s acquisition of Grindr

CFIUS concerns stems from the fact that the Chinese dating app collects personal information including a person’s location, messages, which could include potential data of the U.S. military or intelligence personnel. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, a U.S. government national security panel has raised concerns over the ownership of Chinese gaming…