As technology drives a new ‘vertical world’, the evolution of the Metaverse is likely to be driven by geopolitical competition.
China is accused of interference over replacement of Australia PM's account on the Chinese social media app with one titled "Australian Chinese new life."
Harassment case against a powerful media man is a major moment for the movement, according to accuser Zhou Xiaoxuan. #MeToo in China has seen few victories as sexual misconduct was added as grounds for a suit as late as 2019.
Beijing says the United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence to support its claims of security concerns for banning Chinese mobile applications TikTok and WeChat.
TikTok's owner ByteDance seeks to overcome distrust surrounding the video-streaming app as it awaits Washington's decision on ending plans to ban the app in the United States on security grounds.
The Chinese move comes a day after the US ordered a ban on downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat.
TikTok's decision comes weeks after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with video app's Chinese parent company, Bytedance.
Agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate will also be among the topics to be discussed in the virtual meeting that may take place as early as this week, though a date has not been finalised.
The tech giant will be second in the world, after Saudi Arabia's Aramco, to hit the milestone if its market value surges past the second trillion.
The announcement comes after call by Beijing last month for a tech-driven structural upgrade of the world's second-largest economy through investment in "new infrastructure" .
The controversial advert that sees a bride having her teeth and other attributes inspected by her prospective mother-in-law was meant to help revive flagging sales in China. Instead it created a stir and the advert has been pulled.
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