Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2020

Chinese 'duck army' will help Pakistan fight locusts

China is planning to dispatch a 100,000-strong army of ducks to help Pakistan combat a massive locust infestation, a local newspaper reported Thursday. The legion of lotus-eating waterfowl will be sent from the eastern province of Zhejiang following the earlier dispatch of a team of ...

Microsoft says virus hurting supply chain more than expected

Business / Tech Feb 27, 2020

Microsoft says virus hurting supply chain more than expected

The virus outbreak in China is hurting Microsoft more than expected, as the company said it won't meet targets that had already factored in the uncertainty. In particular, Microsoft said revenue from Windows licenses and its Surface devices "are more negatively impacted than previously anticipated." ...

U.S.-China tensions color race to head global patent agency

Business Feb 27, 2020

U.S.-China tensions color race to head global patent agency

Washington is warning about the prospect of a Chinese national heading up the U.N. patent agency, saying that putting Beijing in charge of global intellectual property protection would be a "terrible mistake. "We want a candidate who comes from a country with a history of ...