• Elon Musk reportedly wants to launch a new Twitter product called 'X' which he projects would have 104 million subscribers by 2028

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk looks at his mobile phone during a post-launch news conference on January 19, 2020. Steve Nesius/Reuters
    The New York Times obtained the Twitter pitch deck Elon Musk presented to investors.
    Musk's plan for the social media network includes a new product "X" that would launch in 2023.
    Musk has previously floated ideas like an edit button and an ad-free version of Twitter.
    Elon Musk's aspirations for Twitter include a mysterious new product named "X," according to his investor presentation obtained by The New York Times. Product "X" would launch in...
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  • U.S. OKs China Eastern rerouting of New York-Shanghai flights

    U.S. OKs China Eastern rerouting of New York-Shanghai flights

    15 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday approved China Eastern Airlines Corp's request to let it extend the rerouting of New York-to-Shanghai flights, over COVID-19 measures, to a different Chinese airport through May 31. The department previously granted China Eastern's request to move existing twice-weekly Shanghai westbound passenger flights from New York to China's Fuzhou Changle International Airport in Fujian province through the end of April. China Eastern said in a filing with the U.S. government that, "due to evolving coronavirus pandemic control measures in the Shanghai...
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  • Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic

    Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic

    15 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Shanghai has postponed the national college entrance examination to July due to the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a news conference held on Saturday. The examination, or gaokao, which was scheduled to be held in June, is now deferred to July 7 - 9, the city's vice-mayor Chen Qun said. Over 50,000 students will sit the college entrance examination. Another 110,000 students will attend the senior high school entrance examination, scheduled on July 11 and 12, while laboratory exams for physics and chemistry and foreign language listening tests will be canceled. Chen said special rooms will...
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  • Shanghai at critical stage in COVID-19 fight

    Shanghai at critical stage in COVID-19 fight

    15 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Shanghai continued to see a drop in newly confirmed COVID cases, while antigen and nucleic acid tests remain key to identifying new infections, authorities said on Saturday. The city reported 253 locally-transmitted COVID cases and 3,961 asymptomatic carriers on Friday, with an additional 13 deaths from COVID registered on the same day. The first six days of May saw 29,742 new infections in Shanghai, said Zhao Dandan, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Health Commission. Among them, 54.1 percent were uncovered in locked-down areas, 28.8 percent in concentrated quarantine facilities...
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  • Beijing still at critical stage in curbing outbreak

    Beijing still at critical stage in curbing outbreak

    15 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Beijing is still at a critical stage in its fight against the latest COVID-19 outbreak, a health official of the city said. Beijing reported 78 new COVID-19 infections during the 24 hours ending at 3 pm on Saturday, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, at a news conference on Saturday. Among the new infections, 70 were reported in controlled zones and two were found during testing at the community level, Pang said. The city has logged a total of 688 newly confirmed cases in the latest outbreak, which began on April 22. Epidemiological...
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  • Chinese mainland reports 345 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 253 in Shanghai

    Chinese mainland reports 345 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 253 in Shanghai

    15 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 345 local confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 253 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Saturday. Apart from Shanghai, nine other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 45 in Beijing and 29 in Henan. Shanghai also reported 3,961 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections Friday, out of a total of 4,275 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland. Following the recovery of 1,878 COVID-19 patients on Friday, there were 9,975 confirmed COVID-19...
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