Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines and USA agree to add four locations under EDCA Deal comes amid South China Sea tensions over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, its defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid growing concerns over … Read more

US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses allowing U.S. companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions on items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Commerce Department officials have granted licenses to some … Read more

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Taiwan’s Pavel and Tsai highlight shared values ​​on call China opposes other countries dealing with Taiwan Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual move … Read more

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

NATO chief seeks closer ties with Asian allies Urges South Korea to provide more military aid to Ukraine Says China also poses a challenge to ‘our values’ SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged South Korea to increase its military support for Ukraine, citing other countries that have changed … Read more

Chinese Baidu will launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March – source

Chinese Baidu will launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March – source

BEIJING, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) plans to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT in March, Reuters has been told. a person close to the file. The tech company plans to launch the service as a standalone app and gradually merge it into its … Read more

Asian stocks turn wary as rates rise and earnings loom

Asian stocks turn wary as rates rise and earnings loom

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 The Fed increased by 25 basis points this week, the ECB and the BOE by 50 basis points Tech giants top earnings results China splits shares as holiday travel surges SYDNEY, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Asian stocks turned wary on Monday ahead of a week that is certain to see interest rates rise in … Read more

China smartphone shipments in 2022 lowest in 10 years, research firm says

China smartphone shipments in 2022 lowest in 10 years, research firm says

SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales fell 13% year-on-year in 2022, the industry’s steepest fall in a decade, as consumers spent cautiously, the research firm of China said on Sunday. IDC market. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, up from 329 million in 2022. That means 2022’s total sales volume … Read more