Apple Watch up to £2500 more expensive in the UK compared to rest of the world
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Watch is up to £2,500 more expensive in the UK compared to the rest of the world Apple's Sport, Watch and Edition wearables are cheaper in US and Europe The Edition costs up £1,100 more in the UK than it does in the US But British prices include... But UK buyers who are prepared to wait to get their hands on the eagerly anticipated wearable may want to snap up an Apple Watch on holiday, because Britain is the most expensive place in the world to buy one. The most expensive Edition model costs up to £2,500 more in the UK compared to elsewhere in the world, while at the lower end of the scale British buyers pay up to £63 more for the Sport model. The cheapest model is the 38mm Sport version and costs £299 in the UK. In the US, the same model costs $349, but this doesn't include sales tax. With both of these sales taxes added to the price of the Sports model in the US, the total cost works out at $380. 41 (£257) and $349 (£236) in the respective states.
A British minister was left red-faced on Monday after giving the mayor of Taipei the gift of a watch -- a taboo act in Chinese culture -- only for him to joke he would "sell it to a scrap dealer". Ko Wen-je, a high-flying surgeon and mayor of Taiwan's capital, made the remark after he was handed the pocket timepiece by British transport minister Baroness Susan Kramer, who was visiting Taiwan on a trade exchange. When asked by a local reporter to comment on the gift, Ko said he might give the watch to someone else or "sell it to a scrap metal dealer for some money, because it would be useless to me. ". Giving someone a clock or watch as a present is... Ko, who is a popular figure but known for his off-the-cuff remarks, drew a barrel of criticism from across Taiwan's political spectrum for his perceived rudeness. In the UK a watch is precious -- because nothing is more important than time," she said in a statement. Rosalia Wu, a city councillor from the major opposition Democratic Progressive Party, later lambasted Ko on her Facebook page, saying "City diplomacy is critical to Taiwan, as the mayor of the capital, he should have taken greater responsibility. Ko presented Kramer with a miniature model of Taipei 101, once the world's tallest skyscraper and an iconic feature of the city's skyline.
BEIJING (AP) — A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported. The State Administration of Work Safety said in a statement Wednesday that investigators found the bungalows of the Kangleyuan Rest Home in central Henan province were built with steel sheets stuffed with flammable materials. Chinese authorities have responded to the tragedy by ordering safety checks at nursing homes, kindergartens and other facilities around the country. They've also pledged to punish those responsible and have detained 12 people so far in connection with the blaze, including the rest home's legal representative. The fire broke out Monday night in the privately run home for the elderly and prompted calls for investigations from top Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping.
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