Ukrainian YouTuber’s Face Used in AI-Generated Videos Promoting Russia on Chinese Platforms

Ukrainian YouTuber’s Face Hijacked for Pro-Russia Propaganda in China: A Case of Deepfake Doppelganger This article explores the unsettling case of Olga Loiek, a Ukrainian YouTuber whose face was used in AI-generated videos promoting Russia on Chinese social media platforms. The story highlights the growing threat of deepfakes and the challenges of regulating this rapidly…

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China’s New Energy Vehicle Market Surpasses Conventional Fuel Vehicles in April 2024.

In a groundbreaking development, the retail volume of Chinese domestic new energy vehicles (NEVs) soared past 260,000 units in the first half of April. This remarkable surge marks a substantial 32% year-on-year increase, as reported by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). More significantly, it signifies a historic moment as NEVs outpaced conventional fuel vehicles…

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China-made vehicles will comprise a quarter of Europe’s EV sales this year, study shows

China-made vehicles will comprise a quarter of Europe’s EV sales this year, study shows A new policy analysis indicates that China-made electric vehicles (EVs) are set to capture a significant portion of the European market this year, marking a substantial increase from previous years. Rising Share of China-made EVs According to the analysis, China-made EVs…

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World’s 1st CNG Carrier! Departing from China to Indonesia

World’s 1st CNG Carrier! Departing from China to Indonesia

World’s 1st CNG Carrier! Departing from China to Indonesia In a groundbreaking milestone for the maritime industry, the world’s inaugural compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier was launched on March 23rd from Jiangsu, China. This historic event marks a significant leap forward in energy transportation, promising novel solutions to the challenges of gas distribution across the…

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Apple could double down on China market, Wedbush says, as iPhone sales drop

Apple could double down on China market, Wedbush says, as iPhone sales drop

Apple could double down on China market, Wedbush says, as iPhone sales drop Amidst a backdrop of declining iPhone sales and intense competition within China, Wedbush Securities suggests that Apple may intensify its efforts in the Chinese smartphone market. Strengthening Presence in China Prior to the release of the iPhone 16, Apple faces various challenges…

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China’s new guidelines block Intel and AMD chips in government computers: FT

China’s new guidelines block Intel and AMD chips in government computers: FT

China’s new guidelines block Intel and AMD chips in government computers: FT China has recently introduced stringent guidelines aimed at replacing U.S. processors with domestic alternatives in government computers and servers, as reported by the Financial Times on Sunday. Impact on Major Tech Players and Operating Systems These guidelines, disclosed on Dec. 26, are now…

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China’s Jan-Feb coal output slips 4% on high stockpiles, weak price forecasts

China’s Jan-Feb coal output slips 4% on high stockpiles, weak price forecasts

China’s Jan-Feb coal output slips 4% on high stockpiles, weak price forecasts China, the world’s leading coal producer, witnessed a 4% decline in coal production during January and February, signaling challenges ahead for the industry. The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed that coal output stood at 705.27 million metric tons in the initial two months…

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Global energy-related CO2 emissions hit record high in 2023 - IEA

Global energy-related CO2 emissions hit record high in 2023 – IEA

Global energy-related CO2 emissions hit record high in 2023 – IEA On March 1st, Reuters reported that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy sources reached an all-time high in the previous year globally. This surge was attributed in part to heightened fossil fuel consumption in regions experiencing droughts, which hindered hydropower production, according to the…

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