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How easy is it for foreign visitors to use Chinese apps?

Nov 21, 2023
Chinese apps are becoming more embedded in daily life in China, but many obstacles remain for foreign visitors to use them.
Thailand's Napatr Morin learned some Chinese before visiting China for the first time to sell her rice cracker snacks. She says knowing the language, or bringing someone who speaks Chinese is crucial for business and to use Chinese apps to get around.
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The European Union takes aim at Chinese subsides for electric vehicles

Oct 4, 2023
The EU has opened a formal investigation and could impose penalties to "level the playing field," while China decries that step as "naked protectionism." European automakers are hoping to avoid the fate of Europe’s solar industry a decade ago, when it was mostly wiped out by low cost Chinese competitors.
EVs made by Chinese car brand BYD were on display the IAA Mobility 2023 international motor show in Munich, Germany. The EU just announced it will probe China's use of subsidies to grow its EV presence.
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Drones, buses and trains from China are getting the ax

Dec 18, 2019
Lawmakers are afraid the technologies could be used by the Chinese government for spying.
Congress is treating Chinese technologies, including electric buses, with suspicion.
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5 things to know about the Huawei indictments

Jan 30, 2019
It's about national security, fraud and rogue employees.
A woman uses her smartphone while walking past advertising outside a Huawei store in Beijing on Jan. 29, 2019.
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