Tag: China

China’s tropical island, Hainan, wants to be the top spot for foreign tech startups

China’s President Xi Jinping is taking big steps to improve the country’s economy as the trade war with the U.S. continues. In November, he enacted a number of measures that will expand imports and liberalize key sectors in the economy, predicting that China’s imports of goods and services will exceed […]

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Mnuchin Blinks: Proposes Lifting China Tariffs Immediately, According to Report

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has proposed lifting all or some of the tariffs on China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Treasury officials have advocated lifting tariffs on Chinese imports to “give Beijing a reason to make deeper concessions in ongoing trade talks between the two countries,” the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people close to […]

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Report: DOJ pursuing criminal charges against Huawei for theft of tech

Enlarge / A Seattle jury found Huawei liable in a civil lawsuit brought by T-Mobile for theft of robotic tech. Now the DOJ is ready to file criminal charges. reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story In the wake of a civil lawsuit by T-Mobile and other telecommunications companies against the Chinese […]

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Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump

BEIJING — To entrepreneurs in China, he is a legend akin to Steve Jobs. To United States officials, he is the secretive mastermind behind a company that is extending the Chinese government’s ability to infiltrate computer systems and data networks around the world. But for all his fame and power, […]

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China Is a Dangerous Rival, and America Should Treat It Like One

The Trump administration has been clear about its view of China. A 2017 national security strategy document called China a “revisionist” power attempting to reorder international politics to suit its interests. It’s difficult to think otherwise given Beijing’s military buildup, its attempts to undermine American influence and power, its retaliations […]

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Gin’s Journey in Britain, From ‘Mother’s Ruin’ to a Hipster Drink

LONDON — Ever since European apothecaries began distilling gin and selling it as a cure-all in the 16th century, the juniper-flavored liquor has been revered as a medicine, vilified for fueling public disorder and consumed in a multitude of every-season cocktails. Now, it is stirring up a specialized tourist trade […]

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Pinkerton: Jeane Kirkpatrick’s 1979 Warning on ‘Dictatorships and Double Standards’ Shows America How to Win Against China

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” an essay that changed the world.  Commentary magazine, which published all of its 9,800 words, calls it “The Classic Essay That Shaped Reagan’s Foreign Policy”—and few would argue.   In 1981, Kirkpatrick was named by President Ronald Reagan to be the U.S. […]

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China has a very Orwellian reason for banning typing “1984” on social media, while allowing people to read Nineteen Eighty-Four

Chinese internet users can’t type the numbers “1984” into social media, but Chinese bookstores freely sell copies of Orwell’s novels, including Nineteen Eighty-Four, as well as other books whose titles are banned on social media. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, the inner Party members are allowed to read the literature that is banned for […]

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Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

BEIJING — The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on charges of spying for the Chinese government, saying in a statement late Saturday that the worker had brought “disrepute” to the company. Huawei said that the alleged actions that the employee, Wang Weijing, […]

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China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of the far side of the Moon

China has plenty of reason to celebrate here in early 2019, and not just because it’s a new year. The country’s space agency, CNSA, successfully landed its Chang’e 4 lunar lander on the far side of the Moon and deployed a rover which scientists will use to study the surface. It’s a monumental achievement for […]

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Poland Charges Chinese Huawei Manager for Espionage

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s Internal Security Agency has charged a Chinese manager at tech giant Huawei in Poland and one of its own former officers with espionage against Poland on behalf of China, Polish state television reported on Friday. The two men were arrested on Tuesday. Polish security agents also searched the offices of […]

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Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing Crackdown

SHANGHAI — One man spent 15 days in a detention center. The police threatened another’s family. A third was chained to a chair for eight hours of interrogation. Their offense: posting on Twitter. The Chinese police, in a sharp escalation of the country’s online censorship efforts, are questioning and detaining […]

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China ‘More Honorable’ than Chuck and Nancy and the Media 

President Donald Trump raged against Congressional Democratic leaders and the media on Thursday, accusing them of acting dishonestly. “I find China frankly in many ways to be far more honorable than Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy. I really do,” Trump said, referring to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The president spoke […]

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