On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

 
User: newstrust Topic: Business
Category: Global Economy :: China and Global Economy
Last updated: Dec 02 2020 01:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Qualcomm: Android phones to get 'lucky number' Snapdragon 888 chip 2.12.2020 BBC: World
The Californian firm is launching its chip at a time of trade tensions between the US and China.
China-US trade war: Beijing escalates tit-for-tat with Washington 1.12.2020 BBC: Business
Beijing has introduced tough new laws which restrict the export of "controlled items".
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Australia demands China apologize after ‘repugnant’ fake image posted on Twitter 30.11.2020 Raw Story
Australia demanded an apology after a senior Chinese official posted a fake image of an Australian soldier holding a knife with blood on it to the throat of an Afghan child, calling it “truly repugnant” and demanding it be taken down. Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a media briefing to condemn the posting of the […]
China slaps tariffs on Australian wine as tensions grow 27.11.2020 BBC: World
It has been investigating the "dumping" of cheap wines in China - an accusation Australia denies.
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TikTok sale deadline pushed back to December 26.11.2020 BBC: Technology
A new plan for a sell-off of its US assets has been submitted to the US government.
Coronavirus: Shanghai rises to become world's most connected city 26.11.2020 BBC: Business
London has been dethroned from top spot as the coronavirus pandemic reverses "a century of progress".
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US extends TikTok sale deadline to December 4 26.11.2020 Raw Story
The US Treasury on Wednesday said it had extended by seven days the November 27 deadline given to the Chinese owner of TikTok to sell the popular social media platform’s American business. “The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has granted ByteDance a one-week extension, from November 27, 2020 to December 4, […]
US-China trade war: Trump gives one last twist 25.11.2020 BBC: Business
The US says it will impose tariffs on twist ties, used to seal bread bags and tie up cables.
Bootlicker’ Marco Rubio smacked down for attacking Biden’s cabinet picks as ‘caretakers of America’s decline’ 24.11.2020 Raw Story
‘So much racism’ Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio suggested he will vote against all of the cabinet picks President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday. The Florida Republican, an expected 2024 presidential hopeful, appeared especially disturbed by the educational backgrounds, and some are saying the racial and ethnic backgrounds, of Biden’s diverse and experienced team. […]
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Solar Companies Ask Biden to Reverse Trump’s Biggest Blow to the Industry 24.11.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In January 2018, President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on imported solar panels despite protests from much of the industry, sending jobs in one of the nation’s fastest-growing employment engines tumbling for the following two years.  Now the solar […]
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Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system 23.11.2020 BBC: World
QR codes - bar codes that can be read by mobile phones - have been used in China during the pandemic.
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Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid 23.11.2020 BBC: Business
Europe's fur industry faces uncertain future after Denmark's mass mink cull due to Covid.
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Benefits of Cap and Trade Often Elude Communities Hit Hard by Air Pollution 22.11.2020 Truthout.com
Benefits of Cap and Trade Often Elude Communities Hit Hard by Air Pollution
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White House adviser Peter Navarro: ‘President Trump is going to get a second term’ 22.11.2020 Raw Story
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro insisted over the weekend that President Donald Trump will have a second term regardless of the election results. During an interview with Eric Bolling of Sinclair broadcasting, Navarro was asked how Joe Biden’s presidency would impact negotiations with China. “Well, President Trump is going to get a second term,” […]
From a crab shack to Hyundai, China's wrath over a U.S. missile defense system still weighs on South Korea 19.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

China has increasingly wielded its economic power against neighboring nations. It can keep tourists away and hold trade hostage while forcing new calculations in diplomacy and international investment.

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Vietnam economy is Asia's shining star during Covid 19.11.2020 BBC: Business
The South East Asian nation has benefited from the working from home electronics boom
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President Xi at Apec: China pledges to open up its 'super-sized' economy 19.11.2020 BBC: Business
Chinese president Xi Jinping says it will import more high-quality goods and sign more trade deals.
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China is the dragon in ASEAN room 18.11.2020 Rediff: News
Had India agreed to join the trade pact, Indian markets would have been flooded with cheap Chinese products.
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The Future of Trumpism 18.11.2020 The Moderate Voice

by Noah Jenkins As election day came and past, it is inevitable the Trump era will come to a close. To many this represents the end of a grand populist experiment in America that proved politicians—at least in the standard sense—are not the only way. Yet others breathed a sigh of relief, saying, to put […]

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Biden vows to set 'rules of the road' on trade 17.11.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
US president-Elect's comments come as 15 Asia Pacific countries including China sign historic trade pact.
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