Day: December 17, 2021

US airlines warn 5G wireless could wreak havoc with flights

 Major US air cariers have warned that plans by wireless carriers to use spectrum for 5G wireless services starting Jan. 5 could disrupt thousands of daily flights and cost air passengers 1.6 billion USD annually in delays. Service providers must delay the plans to use C-Band spectrum for 5G wireless services, United Airlines

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Chinese envoy to Japan calls on Tokyo for support of Beijing Olympics

 China’s envoy to Japan, Kong Xuanyou, on Thursday said the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics had been unfortunately “used as a political tool,” and asked for Japan’s support, while also warning Tokyo not to interfere on Taiwan. Kong’s speech came as members of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Liberal Democratic Party (LPD)

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Vietnam, India move toward bilateral trade of 15 billion USD

  National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said Vietnam always considers India a reliable close friend during a meeting with the Speaker of the Indian House of Representatives Om Birla in India on Thursday. Chairman Hue welcomed Indian enterprises to invest in Vietnam, particularly in manufacturing, processing, the automobile support industry,

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Omicron thrives in airways, not lungs; new data on asymptomatic cases

  The latest coronavirus variant, Omicron, multiplies faster in airways, slower in lungs, according to some recent studies on COVID-19 cited by Reuters. Compared to the earlier Delta variant, Omicron multiplies itself 70 times more quickly in tissues that line airway passages, which may facilitate person-to-person spread, they said. But in

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FT names Elon Musk as its ‘person of the year’

 The Financial Times newspaper has followed the Time magazine in naming Elon Musk, the chief of Tesla as its “person of the year”, commending him for the work done in transforming the electric vehicle industry. Tesla, the global EV leader, has pushed many young consumers and legacy automakers to shift focus

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Lee Chang-kun re-appointed Vietnam tourism ambassador in Korea

 Lee Chang-kun (Ly Xuong Can in Vietnamese) will continue to serve as Vietnamese Tourism Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from 2021 to 2024. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the appointment at a ceremony on Thursday. Deputy Minister Doan Van Viet said Vietnam considers the RoK one

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