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Huawei helps African governments spy on opponents

The Wall Street Journal has published an investigation in text and video by Josh Chin, Joe Parkinson, and Nicholas Bariyo on Huawei’s…

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From Versace to Calvin Klein: Major brands apologize for undermining China’s territorial sovereignty

Several international retailers and fashion houses have recently found themselves in apology mode after being slammed for disrespecting China’s national…

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The impossible politics of doing business in ‘China’

The Taiwanese fruit tea chain Yifang recently found itself battered by — successively — mainland Chinese internet users, Hong Kongers,…

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The coming Trump recession? Yuan remains over 7 to American dollar

“Donald Trump’s trade war with China is spiraling out of control” says John Cassidy in the New Yorker, which seems about…

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A turn toward an all-out techno-trade war

Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions again by announcing, in a four-tweet thread, that despite “constructive talks” in Shanghai,…

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After two failures, a Chinese private company follows SpaceX to orbit

China’s private space industry hit a milestone yesterday: i-Space, a three-year-old Beijing-based startup, announced on WeChat (link in Chinese) that it had…

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A reprieve for Huawei, and farm goods purchases

CNBC suggests that the trade war is coming down “to the U.S. easing up on Huawei and China buying agricultural products.”…

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Does TikTok have a target on its back?

Here is the latest news from various fronts of the U.S.-China techno-trade war, day 382 by our count: Does TikTok have…

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Xinjiang, Huawei, and the techno-trade war

It’s day 378 of the U.S.-China techno-trade war by our count. One noteworthy development: The U.S. government appears to be forming…

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After latest Baidu scandal, Chinese internet users quote CEO Robin Li: ‘What’s your problem?’

Chinese search engine giant Baidu — which has been hit with a series of mishaps and financial losses this year, as…

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China vs. the U.S. Treasury: Why Beijing won’t use the ‘nuclear option’ of selling American debt

Why China won’t sell its U.S. debt holdings, even with the trade war in its second year. Plus, the related…

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Peter Thiel sees Yellow Peril at Google

The Trump-supporting billionaire and Facebook investor Peter Thiel spoke to a gathering of self-described conservatives in Washington, D.C., on July 14. Without presenting…

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Wilbur Ross confirms U.S. firms can sell to Huawei

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed yesterday that “the U.S. would grant licenses to U.S. companies that want to sell…

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A paper on Huawei’s links to the Chinese military

“Huawei Technologies’ Links to Chinese State Security Services” is the title of a new paper by Christoper Balding, a professor of economics…

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The Rothschilds, defying counterfeiters, make a wine in China

Since the 19th century, members of the Rothschild family have run and owned the Bordeaux estate Château Lafite Rothschild. There…

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