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U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed

U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighedDiscussions have gained momentum within the U.S. government over possible economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, which has prompted a growing international outcry, U.S. congressional sources said. Any sanctions decision would be a rare move on human rights grounds by the Trump administration against China, with which it is engaged in a trade war while also seeking Beijing’s help to resolve a standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. A U.S. official said the idea of sanctions was still in the discussion stage, and one of the congressional sources said a decision did not appear to be imminent.



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China's Xi calls for Moscow and Beijing to unite to fight protectionism

China's Xi calls for Moscow and Beijing to unite to fight protectionismChinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that Russia and China should work together to oppose trade protectionism and what he called unilateral approaches to international problems, a veiled reference to U.S. foreign policy. Xi made the comments at a news conference in Vladivostok in Russia’s far east after holding talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an economic forum. “In a rapidly changing international situation with growing instability and unpredictability, cooperation between Russia and China takes on even more importance,” said Xi, according to a transcript on the Kremlin’s website.



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China's Didi vows to prioritise safety over growth after murder of passenger

China's Didi vows to prioritise safety over growth after murder of passengerChina’s dominant ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing Technology Co Ltd said on Tuesday it would prioritise safety over growth as a measure of success after a 20-year-old passenger was murdered by her Didi driver last week. The case sparked outrage on social media and concerns over safety issues in the fast-growing ride-hailing sector in China, prompting Didi to say that it would suspend its Hitch service indefinitely until it comes up with a safety mechanism acceptable to its users. “The tragedy reminded us we have walked this path without enough respect or humility,” Didi founder Cheng Wei and President Jean Liu said in an emailed statement.



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China's Didi vows to prioritize safety over growth after murder of passenger

China's Didi vows to prioritize safety over growth after murder of passengerThe case sparked outrage on social media and concerns over safety issues in the fast-growing ride-hailing sector in China, prompting Didi to say that it would suspend its Hitch service indefinitely until it comes up with a safety mechanism acceptable to its users. “The tragedy reminded us we have walked this path without enough respect or humility,” Didi founder Cheng Wei and President Jean Liu said in an emailed statement. Didi will make upgrades to safety products like its SOS button and itinerary share function, and plans to work closely with China’s law enforcement agencies to, among other things, set up a system to allow its passengers to call the police during any threats of danger, it said.



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China's Didi suspends 1 carpooling service after killing

China's Didi suspends 1 carpooling service after killingBEIJING (AP) — Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has fired two executives and will suspend one of its carpooling services nationwide starting Monday after a woman was raped and killed allegedly by a driver in eastern China, the company said Sunday.



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China's Didi suspends ride-sharing service after murder

China's Didi suspends ride-sharing service after murderChinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Sunday it would suspend its ride-sharing Hitch service after the rape and murder of a passenger, the second such killing this year. The company said it would suspend Didi Hitch — a service which pairs up commuters travelling in the same direction — beginning midnight on Monday. “The incident shows the many deficiencies with our customer service processes, especially the failure to act swiftly on the previous passenger’s complaint and the cumbersome and rigid process of information sharing with the police,” Didi said in a statement on Sunday.



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China's Didi suspends Hitch ride-sharing service after female passenger killed

China's Didi suspends Hitch ride-sharing service after female passenger killedChina’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement on Sunday, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver. Didi Chuxing, the biggest ride-sharing firm globally by number of trips, said it was sorry that the carpooling service would be suspended from Aug. 27 due to “disappointing mistakes” while the company reevaluated the product’s business model. The suspected murder of the 20-year-old woman, who Wenzhou police identified only with the surname Zhao, is the latest in a series of violent crimes that have fuelled safety concerns about the service.



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China's Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia's 5G network

China's Huawei, ZTE blocked from Australia's 5G networkChinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE have effectively been banned from rolling out Australia’s 5G network after Canberra warned of security risks with companies beholden to foreign governments, prompting Beijing to denounce “ideological biases”. Huawei — one of the world’s largest telecommunications equipment and services providers — has been under scrutiny in some countries, including the United States and Australia, over its alleged close links to Beijing.



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Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network build over security fears

Australia bans China's Huawei from mobile network build over security fearsAustralia’s government on Thursday banned major Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference. Huawei’s involvement in the network rollout, and resistance to it from Australia’s security agencies, has become a flashpoint between the trading partners in recent months as a row over alleged Chinese meddling in Australian politics deepened. Australia’s stance resembles the position of the United States, which has largely shut out Huawei from the lucrative U.S. market over national security concerns.



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China's first home-built carrier sets out for sea trials

China's first home-built carrier sets out for sea trialsChina’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s efforts to modernize its military. The official Xinhua news agency confirmed the ship had left for trials with a short announcement. “Our country’s second aircraft carrier set sail from its dock in the Dalian shipyard for relevant waters to conduct a sea trial mission, mainly to inspect and verify the reliability and stability of mechanical systems and other equipment,” Xinhua said.



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