Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Image copyright Reuters Huawei is the poster child for China’s dynamic tech sector. It has grown phenomenally in recent years, from a small manufacturer of telephone exchange switches, to become a global leader in the tech industry. While the brand is familiar to many from its mobile phone handsets, Huawei has its finger in many […]

India's richest family caps year of big fat weddings

India's richest family caps year of big fat weddings

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mukesh Ambani (left) is worth more than $40bn. His daughter Isha (third from left) will marry on 12 December India is still recovering from two back-to-back celebrity weddings but it’s already time for the next one. This time it’s the children of two Indian billionaires, who are all set […]

Japan eases immigration rules for workers

Japan eases immigration rules for workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan will allow some foreigners to work in construction and other sectors Japan’s parliament has approved a controversial new law allowing hundreds of thousands of foreigners into the country to ease labour shortages. From next April foreigners will be allowed to take up jobs in sectors such construction, farming […]

NZ murder inquiry into missing backpacker

NZ murder inquiry into missing backpacker

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old graduated from university in September and went travelling shortly afterwards New Zealand Police have announced they believe missing British backpacker Grace Millane has been murdered. The 22-year-old from Essex – described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated” – was last seen in New Zealand a […]

Chang'e-4: China mission targets Moon's far side

Chang'e-4: China mission targets Moon's far side

Image copyright CNSA Image caption Artwork: The Chang’e-4 rover will explore a huge impact bason on the far side China is about to launch the first mission to land robotic craft on the far side of the Moon. The Chang’e-4 mission will see a static lander and rover touch down in Von Kármán crater, located […]

What's going on with Huawei?

What's going on with Huawei?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is now the second biggest smartphone-maker after Samsung Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been the focus of international scrutiny, with several countries raising security concerns about its products. Then on 1 December, the company’s chief financial officer was arrested in Canada. A bail hearing is expected to take place […]

Backpacker Grace Millane missing in New Zealand 'last seen with man'

Backpacker Grace Millane missing in New Zealand 'last seen with man'

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old was backpacking after graduating from university in September Missing backpacker Grace Millane was last seen at a hotel with a “male companion”, police have revealed. The 22-year-old, from Essex, described by her father as “lovely” and “family-orientated”, vanished in New Zealand six days ago. Detectives in […]

Priyanka Chopra: 'Racist' article sees mocking Indians defend star

Priyanka Chopra: 'Racist' article sees mocking Indians defend star

Image copyright EPA Image caption Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (L) and US musician Nick Jonas Indians on social media are rallying behind Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra after an American website article called her a “scam artist”. The article in The Cut, which has now been taken down, sparked outrage for suggesting that she had trapped […]

Australia data encryption laws explained

Australia data encryption laws explained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian police can now order tech firms to access the encrypted messages of suspects Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to grant police and security agencies access to encrypted messages. The government says the laws, a world first, are necessary to help combat terrorism and […]

Golden Globes: Constance Wu is first Asian woman nominated in decades

Golden Globes: Constance Wu is first Asian woman nominated in decades

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wu said she ‘didn’t think’ she would be nominated Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe best lead actress nomination, the first Asian woman in 44 years to be named in the category. Wu, who was nominated for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, said she was “ecstatic but […]