People visit the 20th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition on its opening day in Guangzhou, in China's southern Guangdong Province, on Dec. 30, 2022. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)After Japanese air-conditioning giant Daikin and technology giant Sony left China, Japanese media reported that Mitsubishi Motors may cease production in China. In recent years, Japanese companies have left China one after another. Experts believe that as geopolitical tensions intensify, the”political cold yet economic hot” relations between Japan and China will change. Japan’s key supply chains will gradually separate from China, derisking in the short term and decoupling from China in the long term. Mitsubishi Motors has been reported that it may end its car production in China and is discussing exiting with local joint venture partner Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC). Mitsubishi Motors responded that the company is “discussing future plans” with the shareholders of the joint venture, and “no decision has been made yet.”...

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HK Cross Country Trekker Endures 77.5-Hour 'Geant' Race, Never Losing His Fighting SpiritThe TOR330—TOR DES GÉANTS (TDG) “Journey of the Giants” is an event requiring participants to complete a circuit around the mountains of northern Italy, about 330 km (205 miles) in total, and requires going around more than 25 mountains, often at over 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) above sea level. There is one 29,608-meter (18.4 mile) uphill trek, making the race aptly named the “world’s hardest” cross-country race. Hong Kong cross-country trekker Wong Ho Chung (also known as Sir Chung) made his debut in this year’s event, and completed the race in 77.5 hours, ranking first in Asia and eighth overall. During the four-day trek of TDG, Mr. Wong could only afford two hours for sleep and two hours for replenishment....

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Ramaswamy Assails 'Woke Capital' in California's Corporate SphereDays after a relatively subdued performance at the second GOP presidential debate, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy pitched to California Republicans about the dangers of cronyistic “woke capital” from leftist corporations at their autumn convention on Sept. 30. “I’ll take you back to the 2008 financial crisis,” 2024 presidential candidate Mr. Ramaswamy said. He described how the pre-woke “old Left” responded to bank bailouts that President George W. Bush signed into law: “Occupy Wall Street showed up to say … we want to redistribute money from those wealthy corporate fat cats and give it to poor people to help poor people.” But since then, he argued that the rise of wokeness and identity politics has blunted that frontal assault on the system....

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Former Australian Prime Minister Defends Taiwan DelegationThe Chinese government in Beijing does not get to decide whether Australian members of parliament can visit Taiwan or not, Australia’s former Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned. The comments come on the heels of a warning from China’s ambassador to several members of parliament that visited Taiwan on a bipartisan trip to promote cooperation between the countries this week. A bipartisan Australian delegation of MPs visits Taiwan to bolster an economic partnership on Sept. 26, 2023. (Office of the President, Taiwan.) Ambassador Xiao Qian said the visit promotes “separatism” in Taiwan, also warning that the move could undermine Australia-China relations....

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