U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

Sep 10, 2016

U.K. business 'fat and lazy', says country's trade minister

The British minister charged with boosting international trade post-Brexit has slammed the country’s businesses as being too “fat and lazy” to capitalize on the opportunity, the Times newspaper reported Saturday. “This country is not the free-trading nation that it once was,” Secretary of State ...

British habit of drinking tea catching on among Chinese

Sep 5, 2016

British habit of drinking tea catching on among Chinese

Ji Mengyu sinks into a soft chair with her cup of tea to the sound of tinkling teaspoons and light chatter. The opulently decorated Victorian tea salon is quintessentially British, something straight out of “Downton Abbey.” Except it’s in Beijing. The 25-year-old HR professional ...

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Aug 25, 2016

Nuclear developers have big plans for small power plants in U.K.

Miniature nuclear power plants could help solve Britain’s looming power crunch, rather than the delayed $24 billion Hinkley project, companies developing the technology say. Small modular reactors (SMRs) using current or new technology would be able to produce around a tenth of the electricity ...