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    “Hi, is that Xinlu Liang?” The caller, speaking in Chinese, woke me from a nap. “This is a call from UPS. You have a suspicious package blocked at Chinese customs” in Beijing. The person on the other end of the line said he was checking the information on the mailing label. “If you didn’t send this package, then your personal information may have been leaked. We suggest you report this to the Chinese police.” I’d arrived in Los Angeles just 45 days earlier — at the end of June 2019 — to start work on a master’s degree in journalism at USC, and every day was a struggle: seven hours of classes, Tuesday through Friday, followed by many more hours...
    MESUT OZIL said he was "disappointed" with Arsenal after their failure to back his views over the Uighur killings in China. Ozil took to Instagram in December to speak out against the persecution of fellow Muslims in north west Xianjiang. 2Mesut Ozil is "disappointed" with ArsenalCredit: Getty Images - Getty And now the 31-year-old has revealed what he thought of Arsenal's decision to distance the club from the views expressed by their midfielder. The Gunners posted an official statement on Chinese social media site Weibo. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Gunners news   It read: "Regarding the comments made by Mesut Özil on social media, Arsenal must make a clear statement. "The content published is...
    Several major US companies have expressed their concern over the effects of the Trump administration’s executive order targeting WeChat, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. “More than a dozen” companies including Apple, Ford, Walmart, and Disney are all said to have taken part in a call with White House officials on Tuesday where the companies detailed the adverse consequences that a ban on WeChat could have on their own businesses. The executive order was signed on Thursday night and explicitly blocks “any transaction that is related to WeChat.” It’s set to go into effect in a matter of weeks, but due to its broad language there’s still a lot of confusion on the intended reach of the...
    Chinese diners are being told to order less food as part of a campaign by President Xi Jinping to tackle waste and embrace thrift. “Operation empty plate” aims to overturn the ingrained cultural habit of ordering extra food for group meals. Xi was quoted in state media this week as saying food waste is “shocking and distressing,” adding it was “necessary to maintain crisis awareness regarding food security”.   “This year’s impact of the coronavirus pandemic has further sounded the alarm for us.”  Regional catering groups responded to Xi’s call by embracing a so-called “N-1 policy” — urging groups of customers to order one dish fewer than the number of diners at a table.  The campaign also suggests restaurants serve...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States has taken aim at some of China's biggest tech champions, from Huawei and ByteDance's TikTok to Tencent's WeChat. Alibaba, one of the world's largest retail and internet conglomerates, could be next. The actions against Chinese companies have marked a dramatic escalation of the Trump administration's push back against Beijing's rising tech prowess, forcing global players to chose between China and the United States. "We are in a paradigm shift, and geopolitics is going through a historic transformation right now," said Alex Capri, research fellow at the Hinrich Foundation and senior fellow and lecturer at the National University of Singapore. Washington officials are making "more accusations" against Chinese tech companies, an "indication that the administration...
    Mohanlal starrer Drishyam, a Malayalam thriller of 2013 was loved by the critics and the fans together. It was later remade in Hindi and Tamil in 2015 later. Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer Drishyam (Hindi) and Kamal Haasan starrer Papanasam (Tamil) also were well received by the cinephiles. The movie crossed the international boundaries to win the Chinese audience in 2019. The Chinese remake of the this film titled as Sheep Without a Shepherd, is topping the box office and how! The film that went into the category of top 10 high-grossing Chinese films in 2019, is releasing in August in UK soon. Shooting of Mohanlal’s Drishyam 2 to Begin By mid-August?. A film critic to his Twitter to inform the...
    Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty HONG KONG—As Donald Trump moves to ban transactions with WeChat and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, people in China are wondering if they’ll need to ditch their iPhones to keep their favorite app, and noting that the White House’s splinternet rhetoric is straight out of Beijing’s own playbook.  Trump’s moves against ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat strike at two tech companies deeply entrenched in China’s social life—and, in WeChat’s case, critical to the consumer reach of American companies inside China.  ByteDance’s TikTok, the popular short video platform that in the past weeks was in the crosshairs of Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, has been one of the most downloaded apps...
              Live from Virginia Tuesday morning on The John Fredericks Show with John Fredericks –  live weekdays on WNTW AM 820/ FM 92.7 – Richmond, WJFN FM 100.5 – Central Virginia, WMPH AM 1010 / FM 100.1 / FM 96.9 (7-9 PM) Hampton Roads, WBRG AM 1050 / FM 105.1 – Lynchburg/Roanoke and Live Weekdays 6-10 am and 24/7 Stream –  host Fredericks welcomed War Room Pandemic host Steven K. Bannon to the show to discuss the bombshell information in the latest read by Professor Guiseppe Tritto of Italy regarding the origins of the coronavirus. Fredericks: Joining us now is Steven K. Bannon. Great to have you with us man. Bannon: Thanks for having me...
    The Education Department added Stanford University and Fordham University to its growing investigation into the influence of the Chinese Communist Party and other foreign funding on campuses nationwide. Reed Rubinstein, the acting general counsel for the Education Department, sent a nine-page letter to Stanford University and a six-page letter to Fordham University on Monday. According to copies reviewed by the Washington Examiner, the agency led by Secretary Betsy DeVos is concerned about connections between the schools and the Chinese government and isn’t convinced they are being fully transparent about their foreign funding. Rubinstein asked the universities to hand over a host of documents about foreign gifts, contracts, and any connections with the Chinese Communist Party. The letter...
    Young Americans in Miami, Florida, were interviewed this week about President Donald Trump’s plan to ban the TikTok in the United States. Many of the young people suggested that they trust the Chinese government more than Donald Trump. Breitbart News has reported extensively on President Trump’s efforts to ban TikTok in the United States. Some experts have argued that the China-based company behind TikTok is stealing American user data and handing it over to China’s communist government. In early July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States was considering a restriction on the TikTok platform due to concerns that private user data was being shared with the Chinese government. In early August, President Trump announced that TikTok...
    On Monday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “Spicer and Co.,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Iran, China, and Russia “are engaged in influence operations here in the United States.” And that it is not surprising that the Chinese Communist Party prefers 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden over President Trump, given the posture President Trump has taken towards China. Pompeo said, “It is the case that the Iranians, the Chinese, the Russians too, are engaged in influence operations here in the United States. We have a responsibility to take down that misinformation, to share with the American people the risks that are connected to that. And it should be unsurprising to anyone that the Chinese Communist...
    China announced sanctions against 11 Americans on Monday to retaliate for U.S. sanctions against 11 Chinese officials involved in the oppression of Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The targets of China’s sanctions included six U.S. lawmakers, all of them Republicans, and five executives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concerned with human rights. The sanctioned American members of Congress were Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, plus Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. China had previously banned Cruz, Rubio, and Smith from traveling there. The sanctioned NGO executives were presidents Carl Gershman of the National Endowment for Democracy, Derek Mitchell of...
    South China Morning Post. “data-reactid =” 12 “> To the owner of this house in China they did various offers for his house. They wanted build a highway and the house was in the middle of his path. He did not accept, he resisted the sale and in the end the authorities they decided to change the layout of the road dividing it in two and surrounding the building so that the building has been in the middle of the highway, as can be seen in the video below these lines published by the South China Morning Post. The Guardian in an extensive report published this week in which analyzes the phenomenon of ‘nail houses’ (literally translated means ‘nail...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said it would apply sanctions against U.S. officials including Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio starting Monday, in response to Washington's move on Friday to impose sanctions on 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials whom it accused of curtailing political freedoms in the city. Last month, China had already announced sanctions against Cruz, Rubio and other U.S. officials after Washington penalised senior Chinese officials over the treatment of Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region. (Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Writing by Tony Munroe; Editing by Kevin Liffey) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Senator Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio (R) attend a signing ceremony for S442, the NASA transition authorization act, with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters China's foreign ministry said it would apply sanctions against U.S. officials including Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio starting Monday, in response to Washington's move on Friday to impose sanctions on 11 Hong Kong and Chinese officials whom it accused of curtailing political freedoms in the city. Last month, China had already announced sanctions against Cruz, Rubio and other U.S. officials after Washington penalized senior Chinese officials over the treatment of Uighur Muslims in its Xinjiang region. Related Tags...
    TWITTER and TikTok have held preliminary talks to potentially join forced in a negotiation which would fly in the face of Trump's ban order. The Chinese-owned video-sharing app is racing against a September deadline to find a buyer for its US operations or face a nation-wide ban after being declared a national-security threat by the Trump administration on Thursday. The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok was declared a national-security threat by the Trump administration on Thursday 3Twitter, which is much smaller than Microsoft, would have a harder time paying for the dealCredit: Alamy A deal would involve TikTok’s U.S. operations, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Last week, Microsoft said it wants to buy TikTok's entire global...
    Donald Trump let Steve Mnuchin and Peter Navarro fight over the future of TikTok in a 'vicious' Oval Office 'verbal brawl' which the Treasury Secretary won convincing the president the Chinese app should be bought by Microsoft, according to anonymous sources.  People familiar with the matter told the Washington Post how the fate of the Chinese video sharing app boiled down to a shouting match in the White House between the two men.   Treasury Secretary Mnuchin argued TikTok should be sold to a US company while Trade Adviser Navarro disagreed calling for a total ban of the service on US soil, they said.   The behind the scenes fight marked the latest saga in a political back and forth over how to handle...
    People attend a Chinese New Year parade at Chinatown in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz President Trump announced two executive orders on Thursday targeted at effectively banning TikTok and WeChat in the US. WeChat is a major app in China and a crucial line of communication for people in the US to communicate with loved ones across the world. While the legality and enforceability of Trump's executive order still remain unclear, the threat of a US WeChat ban is still a daunting possibility for those communicating with loved ones in China given that messaging alternatives are few and far between. "It is heartbreaking for any family — for anyone who needs to go through this," said Carol Duan, 33,...
    Sundar Pichai and Tim CookSource: Reuters; Apple President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday ordering U.S. firms to stop doing business with popular Chinese apps TikTok, owned by ByteDance, and WeChat, owned by Tencent.  This comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier in the week that he was calling on American app stores — which are dominated by Apple and Google — to remove "untrusted" Chinese apps. "With parent companies based in China, apps like TikTok, WeChat, and others, are significant threats to personal data of American citizens, not to mention tools for CCP content and censorship," Pompeo said in a briefing with reporters on Wednesday. It's unclear how the companies plan to implement the Trump administration's executive order,...
    TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning the Chinese app from the US.   The video-sharing service is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, NPR reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source who was directly involved in the forthcoming litigation.    The outlet said TikTok will argue the order Donald Trump signed on Thursday is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond, and that the national security justification given for the ban is baseless.   'It's based on pure speculation and conjecture,' the source said. 'The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that...
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, foreign policy and the economy. But it’s far from clear what the administration intends to actually do when the bans take effect in 45 days, since the orders are currently blank checks waiting to be filled in. Uncertainty also surrounds what effect the orders will have on the apps’ users, whether the administration will face legal challenges over its authority to ban consumer apps, and what the companies — or China — will do next. Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok, in a...
    In another move destined to inflame tensions with the Chinese government, the Trump administration took aim Thursday at TikTok and WeChat. Citing national security concerns, the president signed a pair of executive orders that bar Americans or anyone subject to US jurisdiction from doing business with the social media apps. The orders take effect in 45 days, seemingly giving TikTok leeway to be acquired by Microsoft, which has said it is in talks to buy parts of the video platform from its parent company ByteDance. While vaguely worded, the orders could have far-reaching consequences, including for the future of America’s relatively free and open internet. WeChat, owned by China’s Tencent, is used by millions of people in the US to...
    MICROSOFT wants to buy TikTok's entire global operation, a new report claims. It would mean Microsoft snapping up the app in the UK, Europe and India – as well as its US business. 5TikTok could be acquired by US tech giant Microsoft for $30millionCredit: AFP Until now, Microsoft was only expected to buy the US operation. But a new report from the FT cites five insiders as saying Microsoft wants to buy TikTok's global business. It follows news earlier today that Microsoft could strike a $30billion deal to buy TikTok in a matter of days. The tech giant is currently racing against a September deadline to finalise a buy-out of the hugely popular Chinese app. 5Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has...
    Hollywood is censoring its films to placate China and ensure that its multi-billion dollar box office revenue keeps pouring in, a damning report has claimed. Filmmakers are increasingly pandering to the officialdom in Beijing by editing dialogue, plot and casting, the report concludes. Movies which it says have been artistically compromised by the Communist paymasters include Bohemian Rhapsody, Iron Man III, and the upcoming Top Gun remake. Not only is China changing versions of Hollywood films within its own borders, but it is claimed that Beijing's thought-policing pervades the final edits screened in cinemas across the world.   Movies which the report says have been artistically compromised by the Communist paymasters include Iron Man 3 and World War Z ...
    A Uighur prisoner has sent a message from inside a detention camp to claim Chinese authorities are instructing children as young as 13 to 'regret and surrender'. Merdan Ghappar, who was once a model for online retailer Taobao, provided a chilling first-hand account of China's highly secure and secretive detention system.  The 31-year-old was able to send a series of text messages, as well as a video which appeared to show him handcuffed in a cell, directly from inside the camp.  It is thought that over the past few years more than one million Uighurs and other minorities have been forced into a network of highly secure camps in the country's far western region of Xinjiang.  Thousands of children have reportedly...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, November 18, 2019.Yara Nardi | Reuters The Trump administration wants to remove "untrusted" Chinese tech apps like TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday, detailing a new five-pronged "Clean Network" effort aimed at curbing potential national security risks. "With parent companies based in China, apps like TikTok and WeChat and others, are significant threats to personal data of American citizens, not to mention tools for Chinese Communist Party content censorship," Pompeo said during a press briefing. The nation's top diplomat also added that the State Department would work with the Commerce Department as well as the Defense Department to limit...
    President Trump is sending Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to Taiwan for a coronavirus-themed visit sure to anger China, which claims sovereignty over the island. “It pushes the envelope, which is good because that's what we have to do,” said the Heritage Foundation’s Walter Lohman, who directs the organization’s Asian Studies Center. Azar’s team embraced the opportunity to irritate the mainland communist government. Two other Cabinet officials have traveled to Taipei since 2000, but the HHS team emphasized this trip is technically “the highest-level visit by a U.S. Cabinet official since 1979,” when the United States officially severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of Beijing. The HHS chief’s visit puts a spotlight on how the...
    TikTok says it has updated its policies to curb misinformation on its video-sharing app ahead of the US election in November.  The app, which has come under fire by the Trump administration over national security concerns due to its Chinese ownership, said it was working with experts from the Department of Homeland Security to 'protect against foreign influence'.  The social media app announced the policy changes in a blog post on Wednesday.   TikTok said it would expand partnerships with PolitiFact and Lead Stories to fact-check potential misinformation about the election.  It will also allow users to report vote-related misinformation on the app. TikTok, which has come under fire by the Trump administration over national security concerns due to its...
    Its not clear that Microsofts interest in buying the Chinese short-form video app TikTok will benefit the United States, and there are many questions about the purchase, Sen. Josh Hawley said Wednesday, adding that hes sending Microsoft a letter to outline his concerns.  "Does that mean that Microsoft is going to make sure that there is absolutely no Chinese involvement from the Chinese parent company ByteDance in this Microsoft deal?" the Missouri Republican said on Fox News "Fox and Friends." "Are they going to rebuild TikTok? Are they going to make sure that they have total control? Im not clear on any of that." He added that it appears that even with a purchase by Microsoft, it appears that ByteDance...
    Schools find theres no one size fits all approach to returning to campus during coronavirus outbreak How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner Chinese Laundry Sale: Take an Extra 30% Off Sale Category and 40% Off Pre-Fall Faves © Courtesy of Chinese Laundry The Chinese Laundry sale is on now! The brand is offering discounts on their shoe line with two huge sales happening in tandem. Shoppers can take an extra 30% off sale items while saving 40% on pre-fall faves at the brand's summer sale, with no promo code needed. Chinese Laundry, known for affordable, stylish women's shoes inspired by today's fashion trends, is also offering free shipping on all orders of $75 or more. The...
    A US plane flying near the Taiwan Strait was allegedly issued an ominous warning by a Chinese fighter jet: change course immediately or prepare to be obstructed. An "airman" is heard saying over the radio: "This is China Naval Air Force on guard. You are approaching Chinese air domain, change your course immediately or you will be intercepted." 8A US plane was allegedly told by a Chinese 'airman' to divert its course as it flew over disputed waters near the Taiwan Strait Credit: USA Defense Channel 8The 'airman' reportedly ordered the plane to change course immediately or 'you will be intercepted'Credit: USA Defense Channel Pro-Beijing tabloid The People's Daily tweeted that the audio clip was taken on July 23 when...
    Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump sign a trade agreement between the US and China in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, January 15, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will review the implementation of their phase one trade deal and likely air mutual grievances in an increasingly tense relationship during an August 15 video conference, two people familiar with the plans said. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the principal negotiators for the two countries, will participate in the meeting, an initial six-month review of the pact activated on February 15. The meeting plans were first reported by the Wall...
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    ELON Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, slammed American citizens as "entitled," while praising the "smart" and "hardworking" people of China in a new interview. The tech CEO compared the United States to sports teams that have been winning too much and get complacent during the interview on Automotive News' Daily Drive podcast. 3Elon Musk slammed American citizens as 'entitled'Credit: AP:Associated Press 3Musk took issue with attitudes in New York and California, two states that have been very supportive of his businesses Credit: Reuters New York and California specifically were the subject of Musk's ire, while China won his praise. "China rocks in my opinion," Musk said when asked about the country's electric vehicle strategy. "The energy in...
    Chinese state media branded the US a “rogue country” late Monday because of Washington’s approach to the popular, but controversial app TikTok, saying that a forced  sale would amount to “an open robbery.” Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Chinese state mouthpiece Global Times, tweeted a screen grab of a news headline detailing President Trump’s stance regarding a potential sale of TikTok to Microsoft. “The world is watching and God is watching that how President Trump is turning the once great America into a rogue country,” he tweeted. The president on Monday said he wanted to see the Beijing-based app owned by “a very American company,” and said TikTok would be “out of business in the United States” by September 15...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has called TikTok a "hot brand" as Microsoft considers buying out the Chinese app. But he warned that any potential deal would need to result in a large pay-out for the US Treasury. 4TikTok could be acquired by US tech giant MicrosoftCredit: Afp Yesterday it emerged that Microsoft may still go ahead with a mega-acquisition of Chinese-owner social media app TikTok. Talks were thrown into disarray as US President Donald Trump warned he could ban the app as soon as Monday. But Microsoft has now been given a grace period to discuss a buy-out, after a phone call between CEO Satya Nadella and Trump. "We had a great conversation. He called me to see how I felt...
    VIDEO2:0702:07State media says China may retaliate against potential sale of TikTok to MicrosoftCapital Connection Chinese state media labeled the U.S. a "rogue country" and dubbed the potential sale of social media firm TikTok to Microsoft as "theft," adding that Beijing could retaliate if a deal is sealed.  Microsoft announced plans on Sunday to acquire TikTok's business in certain markets — the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Commenting on the matter, President Donald Trump said that buying only part of the app will be "complicated"— but he still gave Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella the go ahead. Trump added that some "key money" would have to be paid to the U.S. Treasury Department for making the deal possible.  Hu Xijin, the outspoken editor-in-chief...
    A trio of House Republican leaders gave Harvard, Yale, and a handful of other universities a week to hand over documents and other information on their foreign funding amid increased scrutiny about the influence of the Chinese Communist Party and other foreign entities on U.S. campuses. The GOP letters told the schools that “we write to further understand the effects of adversarial foreign direct investment in the U.S. higher education system” and noted that an Education Department investigation “has uncovered over $6.5 billion of previously unreported foreign donations” to U.S. institutions of higher education. Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, James Comer of Kentucky, and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina — the ranking members on the Judiciary, Oversight, and...
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated in a recent interview that people in the United States are “entitled” and “complacent” while Chinese citizens are “smart” and “hard-working people.” CNBC reports that in a recent interview with Automotive News’ “Daily Drive” podcast, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk complained of the “entitled” and “complacent” character of U.S. citizens while praising the “smart” and “hard-working” people of China. This is far from the first time that Musk has cozied up to communist China. Musk criticized New York and California, states that have both gone to extreme lengths to support Musk’s businesses with tax breaks, regulatory credits, and regular government help. Breitbart News has reported extensively on the government subsidies that Musk...
    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has heaped praise on China's 'smart, hardworking' people when it comes to manufacturing electric vehicles and says 'entitled' and 'complacent' Americans are now taking things for granted.  In an interview with the Automotive News podcast, the 49-year-old billionaire specifically criticized New York and Silicon Valley, which are two states that have given his businesses tax breaks and other government help.  When asked his thoughts on China being a global electric vehicle strategy leader, Musk said: 'China rocks in my opinion'. 'The energy in China is great. People there, there's like a lot of smart, hard working people. And they're really, they're not entitled, they're not complacent. 'Whereas I see in the United States increasingly...
    With its mix of viral dance crazes and lip-sync comedy sketches, TikTok is hugely popular among young people. Microsoft is in talks to buy the US operations of the video-sharing app, but what has made it so successful? What is TikTok?TikTok is like a short-form version of YouTube. Users can post videos up to one minute long on the free app and choose from a huge database of songs and filters. Comedy clips and film quotes are also on offer for users to lip-sync to. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Will TikTok be banned? Once a user has more than 1,000 followers, they can also broadcast live to their fans and accept digital gifts which...
    Zoom CEO Eric Yuan speaks before the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony in New York on April 18, 2019.Kena Betancur | Getty Images Zoom said Monday it will stop selling new or upgraded products directly to customers in mainland China, and will instead only offer its video conferencing services via third-party partners. "Dear Customers, thank you for choosing our services. We wish to inform you that we will be selling services in Mainland China only through our partners. If you have a need for online video conferencing, you may reach out to our partners," the company said on its Chinese website. Zoom started notifying customers in China on Monday about the change, which will come into effect on Aug. 23, 2020,...
    TikTok : U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Donald Trump government is seriously considering banning the use of China’s social media apps, such as TikTok. According to Pompeo, people should only download the app “if they want their private information to be in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party”
    (CNN)Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Donald Trump "will take action in the coming days" on Chinese apps, including TikTok, citing national security risks.Trump told reporters on Friday that he would ban TikTok from operating in the United States through emergency economic powers or an executive order -- though it was not immediately clear what such an order would look like and what legal challenges it might face. The threat met concern from users of the app, who have come to love the short-form video platform. But Pompeo said during an interview on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that Chinese apps like TikTok are an issue for US national security and the privacy of Americans."Here's what I...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin both signaled that President Trump was close to taking action against Chinese-owned TikTok, as the duo warned about the threat posed by the video-sharing social network app. Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Friday that “as far as TikTok is considered, we’re banning them from the United States. … Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that [emergency economic powers].” Mnuchin, who is chairman of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which opened a national security review into TikTok in late 2019, shed new light on that investigation in an interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC’s...
    PRESIDENT Trump will make a decision on banning TikTok within 24 hours as White House advisor Peter Navarro called the social app a “national security threat”. During an interview with Judge Jeanine on Fox News, Navarro called Trump’s decision due to be announced on Monday, a “good thing”. 2Navarro spoke with Judge Jeanine on Saturday eveningCredit: Fox News 2President Trump will make his announcement on whether he will ban Tiktok within 24 hoursCredit: AFP or licensors According to the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, TikTok has been sending American information including user-location back to its servers in China. Navarro claims that all personal information is “ potentially going right back to the Chinese communist party, the...
    White House Trade adviser Peter Navarro warned of the dangers of TikTok, explaining in a Saturday appearance on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine' why President Trump may potentially ban the social media app. "Every time you sign up for TikTok, all your information is potentially going right back to the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese military and the Chinese government, they can use this social these social media apps to steal your personal information, your business information and also the judge," Navarro told host Jeanine Pirro. "They use these social media apps to track you and surveil you and monitor your movements." "So President Trump looked at this," Navarro added. "Secretary Pompeo is waxing eloquent on it as well. This is a...
    Stretching for miles across the horizon, a vast armada of Chinese fishing boats trawl the pristine waters close to the Galapagos Islands. Ostensibly fishing squid, the real target for the 265-strong fleet are sharks to serve the appetite for expensive fin soup, costing up to £350 a bowl, sold in markets across China and Hong Kong. Night and day, the vessels – many the size of a football pitch – ransack the seabed, scooping up not only whale and hammerhead sharks but other species including turtles and birds. Stretching for miles across the horizon, a vast armada of Chinese fishing boats trawl the pristine waters close to the Galapagos Islands The scale is staggering. When a single vessel was intercepted...
    By JOHN MacCORMACK, San Antonio Express-News COMSTOCK, Texas (AP) — Exactly how the Devils River got its forbidding name is lost to history, but there is little doubt the harsh terrain and fierce natives who once reigned here played a role. “It is far from any habitation, in a barren waste surrounded by hostile Comanches, but it is a beautiful place,” noted one early visitor. A century and a half later, the natural beauty remains and the rushing, spring-fed Devils owns the reputation as the last unspoiled river in Texas. It’s milky-green currents slide through a wilderness unmarred by settlements or commerce. The only disturbance is the occasional blast of a low-flying Air Force training jet. But all is not...
    The U.S. general manager of Chinese video sharing app TikTok has said that the service is 'not planning on going anywhere' after President Donald Trump vowed to ban it over security and privacy concerns. 'We're not planning on going anywhere,' said Vanessa Pappas in a video address on TikTok. 'When it comes to safety and security we're building the safest app because it's the right thing to do.' 'We are so proud of all the various communities who call TikTok home,' Pappas said, urging the app's millions of users to 'stand for TikTok.' Pappas claimed that the app employs 15,000 people in America, and plans to add an additional 10,000 jobs in the coming years. It follows Trump's vow to sign...
    CHINA’S ByteDance has agreed to completely exit the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after Donald Trump announced a ban of Chinese-owned platform. ByteDance was previously seeking to keep minority stake in the US business of TikTok, which the White House rejected, now the China based company will let Microsoft Corp take full control over TikTok. 1ByteDance has agreed to exit out of the US operations of TikTok, letting Microsoft Corp take full control of video-sharing platformCredit: AFP or licensors More to follow.... Most read in NewsHIGH SPEED SMASHTwo dead and dozens injured as high speed train derails in PortugalBOMBSHELL DOCSEpstein 'forced underage girl to have sex with Andrew to...
    TIKTOKER’S with millions of followers bid farewell to the popular video-sharing app after President Donald Trump announced he’s banning the Chinese-owned platform. Social media stars, who rose to popularity through the app, bid farewell to TikTok, which has grown widely popular among young people, after Trump announced he’s banning the app amid national security concerns. 6TikToker's took to the platform to bid farewell to their followers after Donald Trump announced he will ban the Chinese-owned platformCredit: AFP or licensors TikTok allows its users to create, watch and engage with videos that range from fun dance trends to beekeepers rescuing honeybees. An estimated 80million Americans are said to be using the platform. As the president announced the ban on Friday, TikTok...
    CHINA is loading its warships with monster generators that will power high-energy weapons strapped to the vessels, according to reports. The 20 megawatt power units are required to operate lasers and rail guns that will destroy long-range targets and shoot down incoming missiles. 3China has added massive generators to its warships to power high-tech new weapons like lasers and railgunsCredit: Xinhua News Agency The generators were completed in 2018 but loaded onto warships recently, according to the generators' developers, as reported by the South China Morning Post (SCMP). "They will quadruple the power-generating capacity on the warships, making full electric propulsion possible," the state media site said. "The generators will also be used for electromagnetic rail guns that can fire high-speed...
    Americans’ negative views toward China have reached a “new historic high” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published by the Pew Research Centre on Thursday. “Around three-quarters (73 per cent) of Americans have an unfavourable view of China today – the most negative reading in the 15 years that Pew Research Centre has been measuring these views,” wrote the authors of the report, Laura Silver, Kat Devlin and Christine Huang. “The percentage who say they have a very unfavourable view of China is also at a record high of 42 per cent, having nearly doubled since the spring of 2019, when 23 per cent said the same.” Amid repeated accusations of espionage, consulate closures in Houston and Chengdu,...
    The atrium of the EU Council building – AFP The European Union on Thursday imposed travel and financial sanctions on a department of Russia’s military intelligence service and on firms from North Korea and China over their suspected participation in major cyberattacks across the world. In its first ever sanctions related to cybercrime, the EU targeted the department for special technologies of the Russian military intelligence service, known as Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, it said in a statement. The bloc accused the Russian service of having carried out two cyberattacks in June 2017, which hit several companies in Europe resulting in large financial losses. The service is also accused...
    The Chinese coronavirus has caused a global economic crisis creating an opportunity for Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to emerge as the “best hope” to facilitate recovery, a South China Morning Post (SCMP) op-ed argued Wednesday. The op-ed was written by Mukhtar Hussain, the head of Belt and Road Initiative and Business Corridors, Asia-Pacific, at HSBC, a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in London and focused on Asia. Through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Beijing establishes economic partnerships with developing countries across the globe in an effort to expand the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) geopolitical influence and power. The BRI offers predatory loans to developing nations, giving China the opportunity to indebt the country and...
    CHINA’S Uighur Muslims are not in concentration camps but are being retrained as artists, estate agents and chefs, the country’s ambassador to the UK said yesterday. Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming made the claims in a bizarre press where he claimed the Muslim minority population were not being herded into concentration camps. 4China's Uighurs are not in concentration camps but are being retrained as artists, estate agents and chefs, according to China's ambassador to the UK Liu XiaomingCredit: Reuters 4The ambassador attempted to debunk a video which caught him off guard on the Andrew Marr show earlier this month - which showed Uighur men bound, kneeling on the floor In a fiery address the ambassador said criticism from the...
    (CNN)Zumrat Dawut says she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children.A former resident of Urumqi, the capital of China's western Xinjiang region, the 38-year-old Uyghur woman says she was fined 18,400 yuan ($2,600) in 2018 for having three children, one more than she was allowed to under Chinese rule.When she went to pay the fine, Dawut said she was told she'd also need to have a mandatory "birth control procedure."She said she was taken to a clinic, where she was hooked up to an IV and given a general anesthetic. A local doctor later told her she'd undergone a tubal ligation, a procedure that uses keyhole surgery to clip, cut or tie a woman's...
    The Justice Department should investigate whether the popular video apps TikTok and Zoom have violated the constitutional rights of Americans by sharing private information with the Chinese government, two senators wrote in a letter to the agency on Thursday. The request from Sens. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, and Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, signals growing bipartisan concern over the potential threats of the apps because they have links to China at a time when relations between Beijing and Washington are crumbling. “We are extremely concerned that Zoom and TikTok have disclosed private information about Americans to the PRC and engaged in censorship on behalf of the Chinese government,” the senators wrote to John Demers, head of the Justice Department’s...
    Two senators want the Department of Justice to launch a probe into the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok and video technology services app Zoom. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut penned a letter to Assistant Attorney General John Demers on Thursday urging an investigation in alleged violations of civil liberties. “Based on numerous reports, we are extremely concerned that Zoom and TikTok have disclosed private information about Americans to the [People’s Republic of China] and engaged in censorship on behalf of the Chinese government,” the two wrote in their letter. The senators accused both companies of attempting to hide their interactions with the Chinese Communist Party and posed questions about the...
    Americans want to see tougher action on China over human rights, according to a new survey that found attitudes toward Beijing have hardened to historic levels. And overall 73 percent of adults said they had an unfavorable view of the country, up 26 points since 2018 and up seven points since March, as China became a focal point for anger over its handling of coronavirus. That is the most negative rating in the 15 years since Pew has been surveying views on China. The findings, published by the Pew Research Center, will cement the issue as one of the top election questions facing two candidates who have tussled over who can better play hard ball with Beijing. The Trump campaign...
    TRILLER is a new app that allows users to create professional-looking music videos in a matter of seconds. The app has more than 80 million downloads with celebrities such as Alicia Keys and Cardi B using it to create their own music videos.  10Triller is a music video app used by celebrities to create contentCredit: Triller Here is more on Triller. What is the new app Triller? Triller is a new app powered by artificial intelligence which allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. Users can pick a song, select the portion of the song they want to use, snap a few takes and with the tap of a button they have a celebrity-quality music video...
    THREE TikTok stars have revealed they are leaving the popular social media app for its rival Triller due to reports that the company could be sharing user data with the Chinese government. Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck have a collective following of nearly 38million on TikTok. 5Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck have a collective following of nearly 38million on TikTokCredit: Josh Richards/Tiktok All three revealed to the Daily Mail they decided a few months ago to slowly leave the popular video-sharing app. "As a creator, it’s our responsibility to think about the people that follow us. They give us the lifestyle we now lead – it’s all because of them. If we’re not thinking about...
    A penguin in the Galapagos Islands. Alfie Photography/Shutterstock A fleet of about 260 Chinese fishing boats was discovered nearly 200 miles off the coast of the Galapagos Islands. Ecuadorian officials say the boats appear every year, and they fear the ships will try to harm the area's precious marine life, The Guardian reported. Oswaldo Jarrin, Ecuador's defense minister, told Reuters the Navy has been on "alert" since the ships were discovered. Jarrin said officials have increased patrolling to the exclusive economic zone's border around the ecologically sensitive islands. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A fleet of about 260 Chinese fishing boats have been spotted nearly 200 miles off the coast of the Galapagos Islands, and Ecuadorian...
    President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. is considering banning the social media app TikTok amid fears that it could be used by China to spy on Americans.  'We're looking at TikTok, we're thinking about making a decision,' he told reporters in the South Lawn before departing the White House for a day trip to Texas.    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who stood alongside Trump and addressed reporters, said TikTok is being looked at by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews deals by foreign acquirers for potential national security risks.  President Trump told reporters Wednesday that the U.S. is 'looking at' banning TikTok, a Chinese social media app  TikTok faces regulatory challenges across the...
    Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty HONG KONG—China launched its most ambitious space mission last week, with a trio consisting of an orbiter, lander, and rover loaded onto a massive rocket that is heading to Mars. The mission is an impressive scientific feat, one that is entangled with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s push to define China as a conquering superpower in space. Called Tianwen-1, the Chinese Mars mission involves a seven-month journey to the red planet. When the rocket nears its destination after traveling 39 million miles, it will release the orbiter to scan and map Mars from above, while the lander will carry the rover to the planet’s surface. If everything goes according to plan...
    Republicans in the House and Senate are pushing legislation aimed at denying visas to foreigners who have engaged in espionage or intellectual property theft against the United States Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced the Protecting America from Spies Act on Tuesday with a particular focus on China, a country against which the Trump administration is turning up the pressure on several fronts. Harztler introduced her version of the bill last month while Cruz dropped his in the evening on Tuesday. Their goal is to empower the State Department to ensure that any espionage and illicit tech-transfer activity makes one ineligible for entry into the U.S. To do so, the Republicans aim...
    Joe Biden's presidential campaign has banned staffers from using the Chinese video sharing app TikTok, citing security and privacy concerns. In a memo on Monday, Biden's general counsel, Dana Remus, ordered staff members to delete TikTok from both their personal and work phones, and to 'refrain from downloading and using TikTok,' according to Bloomberg. The memo also bans staff from trading individual stocks without approval from the campaign’s general counsel, an unusual step for a presidential campaign. TikTok faces regulatory challenges across the globe, and a potential ban by the U.S. government over suspicions Beijing could force its Chinese owner to turn over user data.  Joe Biden's presidential campaign has banned staffers from using the Chinese video sharing app TikTok, citing...
    Australian defense and foreign ministers declared in Washington Tuesday that their country stands with the United States to resist China’s coercive economic and military actions in the Indo-Pacific, a show of force in the U.S. effort to gather Pacific allies to counter China’s aggressive behavior. “We both want the same kind of region,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne told members of the media at a socially distanced State Department briefing alongside the Australian defense minister, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “We want it to be secure, we want it to be stable, we want it to be free, we want it to be prosperous,” she added. That prosperity has much to do with strengthening defense...
    A vehicle leaves the U.S. Consulate General in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, July 26, 2020.Thomas Peter | Reuters WASHINGTON — The Trump administration closed its consulate in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu on Monday, reducing America's diplomatic footprint in the world's second-largest economy as relations between Washington and Beijing hit a boiling point.  The U.S. Consulate in Chengdu opened 35 years ago and up until Monday employed 200 people, of which 50 were U.S. diplomats and 150 were local hires, according to the consulate website.  U.S. Marines lowered the American flag that once flew over the consulate and a covering was placed over the plaque marking its entrance as the U.S. diplomatic staff left its mission in compliance with a Chinese order....
    India has banned another 47 Chinese apps just weeks after the country blocked popular video-sharing platforms TikTok and WeChat as well as 57 others over national security and privacy concerns. "We have banned 47 mobile apps from China in this ongoing exercise which highlights the government's seriousness about data privacy and security," an official told news agency AFP. A notice sent by WeChat on Saturday to an undetermined number of Indian users read, "Pursuant to Indian law we are unable to offer you WeChat at this time." US, INDIAN NAVIES CONDUCT JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS AS TENSIONS SIMMER WITH CHINA Tensions between India and China have significantly soured following last month's border clash that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and several others...
    Peter Shinkoda (left) and Jeph Loeb. #SaveDaredevil YouTube/Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images "Daredevil" actor Peter Shinkoda, who played Nobu in the series, said that former head of Marvel television, Jeph Loeb, once said that "nobody cares about Chinese people and Asian people." Shinkoda was speaking on a virtual panel as part of the #SaveDardevilCon on July 25, and told fellow actors Geoffrey Cantor and Tommy Walker that "Jeph Loeb told the writers room not to write for Nobu and Gao." Shinkoda said that his character's backstory and a more complex storyline were dropped as a result, and said that several writers apologized to him and said their "hands were tied." Insider has reached out to Marvel Entertainment for comment....
    BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world. In the latest escalation, a U.S. consulate in Chengdu in southwestern China shuttered Monday, ordered by China to close in retaliation for the U.S. shutting down its consulate in Houston last week. With the U.S. presidential campaign heating up, all bets are that relations with China will only get worse. A look at what’s at stake: TRADE Both countries already have suffered heavy losses in a tariff war...
    CHENGDU, China – In the more than 40 years since China and the United States established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been crossed, tensions have arisen and remitted, and the two sides have been dangerously close to direct confrontation. However, the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and the Chinese retaliation for ordering the closure of the Chengdu US consulate mark a new low in relations between the world’s two largest economies, which is not easy to resolve. The mistrust and rancor surrounding disputes over alleged theft of technology, national security, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea are now the main drivers of a relationship that for years isolated these issues to prevent...
    CHENGDU, China – In the more than 40 years since China and the United States established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been crossed, tensions have arisen and remitted, and the two sides have been dangerously close to direct confrontation. However, the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and the Chinese retaliation for ordering the closure of the Chengdu US consulate mark a new low in relations between the world’s two largest economies, which is not easy to resolve. The mistrust and rancor surrounding disputes over alleged theft of technology, national security, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea are now the main drivers of a relationship that for years isolated these issues to prevent...
    CHENGDU, China – In the more than 40 years since China and the United States established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been crossed, tensions have arisen and remitted, and the two sides have been dangerously close to direct confrontation. However, the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston and the Chinese retaliation for ordering the closure of the Chengdu US consulate mark a new low in relations between the world’s two largest economies, which is not easy to resolve. The mistrust and rancor surrounding disputes over alleged theft of technology, national security, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea are now the main drivers of a relationship that for years isolated these issues to prevent...
    BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world. In the latest escalation, a U.S. consulate in Chengdu in southwestern China shuttered Monday, ordered by China to close in retaliation for the U.S. shutting down its consulate in Houston last week. With the U.S. presidential campaign heating up, all bets are that relations with China will only get worse. A look at what's at stake: TRADE Both countries already have suffered heavy losses in a tariff war...
    And Marvel is back at it again, making headlines for all the wrong reasons, some of them being its cultural appropriation. While the streaming giant garnered lots of negative press during the release of Iron Fist, actor Peter Shinkoda, popularly known for his Daredevil character of Nobu Yoshioka, an integral part of the criminal syndicate The Hand, has accused former Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb of deliberately writing Asian characters down in series and also of passing some cultural-inappropriate comments during the production of the show. Charlie Cox Reacts to his Daredevil Being a Part of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man 3 and His Answer May Disappoint You. In a #SaveDaredevil Con round table, Shinkoda, during a panel discussion with actors Geoffrey...
    BRITAIN is locked in a second Cold War – and it’s been slowly going on under our noses for years. This time we are facing off against two formidable opponents, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. 7Britain is locked in a second Cold War facing Vladimir Putin and Xi JinpingCredit: Alamy Live News Both are effectively leaders for life of freedom-crushing, totalitarian regimes, determined not only to reject the western way of life but to challenge and destroy it, too. And unless we act with steely determination, Cold War Two could prove as long and costly as the last one. Millions of lives and billions of pounds were lost during the brutal 45-year stand-off between Communism and the West. But today...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed former Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty and Senator Tom Cotton to the studio. During the third hour, Cotton and Hagerty disclosed their position on China and how they would partner together in the U.S. Senate. Hagerty reiterated his commitment to standing strong behind President Trump against threats both foreign and domestic. Leahy: I’m here with all-star panelist Crom Carmichael and former ambassador Bill Hagerty. Welcome Ambassador. Hagerty: Great to be back. Great to be back. Leahy: And Senator Tom...
    Chinese state media is taking some heat – even from within the tightly-controlled Chinese Internet – for minimizing the danger of a flood disaster that has already ruined millions of lives, and threatens to unleash an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe if the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric dam fails. A social media post from the state-run Xinhua news agency on Wednesday compared the killer floodwaters to “naughty kids who want to go out and play.” Taiwan News quoted a Chinese user on the WeChat social media platform slamming Xinhua for using its own WeChat account to trivialize the danger from the floods. “It’s a shame for the media to portray disasters in an amusing way,” the critical user said, referring to a...
    San Francisco (CNN Business)The US tech industry's biggest names have made a beeline for India in recent months, and current darling Zoom is following suit.The videoconferencing company announced this week that it will triple its existing workforce in India's financial capital, Mumbai, while also establishing new data centers in the tech hubs of Bangalore and Hyderabad. The company declined to share exactly how many employees it currently has in India and how many more it plans to hire."It's very much the culture of Zoom to be curious, to look for ... opportunities for growth wherever they may present themselves and not to close us off to any option," the company's chief operating officer, Aparna Bawa, told CNN Business in an...
    By Susan Mathew Jul 24 (.) – European stocks posted their biggest drop in a month on Friday as confidence in world markets declined after Beijing ordered the United States to close its consulate in a Chinese city in retaliation for a move. similar taken by Washington. * In a session in which all sectors closed in the red, the losses were led by technology stocks such as SAP and ASML. * The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 1.7%, causing its first weekly loss in four weeks. The rise in global COVID-19 cases was also a negative factor in the session, as investors fear that measures to contain the disease could reverse a rebound in business activity. * PMI data...
    Jim O'Neill, former chief economist Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gestures as he speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the 30th edition of "The Outlook for the Economy and Finance," workshop organized by the European House - Ambrosetti in Cernobbio, near Como, Italy, on Friday, April 5, 2019.Alessia Pierdomenico | Bloomberg via Getty Images The world's two largest economies appear set to dial up their exchange of sharp language ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, according to the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. It has amplified concerns about whether simmering diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China could soon spill over. China's Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that it would revoke the license for...
    Hong Kong (CNN)For almost two decades after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the only formal contact between Washington and Beijing was through occasional meetings in Geneva and Warsaw. "We treated each other as adversaries," former United States diplomat Henry Kissinger said last year, on the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations with China. "We had no normal way of contacting the Chinese government at all except there was an embassy in Warsaw in which both sides could communicate messages to each other and in which the ambassadors met occasionally. There were 152 meetings of the Warsaw Ambassadors who never reached an agreement on anything."While today China and the United States have embassies and regular contact, agreement...
    The Chinese consulate in Houston was closed, a step unprecedented since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979. The United States therefore called on “the free world” to ‘triumph “over the” new tyranny “of Beijing. “A hub for espionage” Rivalries between the two countries are intensifying. The head of diplomacy United States, Mike Pompeo spoke, Thursday, July 23, the day after the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston. It has been described as “a hub for espionage” and “theft of intellectual property”. In his speech from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library to Yorba Linda, he called on “the free world” to “triumph” in the face of the “new tyranny” he claimed to be embodied by...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address at the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California in which he attacked the “old paradigm of blind engagement with China.” “We must not continue it. We must not return to it,” he said. Pompeo noted that he had chosen the Nixon Library as the site for his address because of Nixon’s role in reaching out to the People’s Republic of China nearly 50 years ago. Nixon’s hopes for China, Pompeo said, had not been fulfilled. Worse, he said, China had exploited the U.S. and the rest of the world. “We opened our arms to Chinese citizens, only to see the CCP exploit our free and open society,” he said....
    The average American doesn’t distinguish between Chinese people and other Asians, Joe Biden claimed, in an attempt to criticize President Trump for blaming China for the coronavirus outbreak. “Look what he’s doing now. He’s blaming everything on China. He’s blaming everything on the Chinese,” the former vice president said during a virtual campaign event Wednesday with the Service Employees International Union. “People don’t make a distinction, as you well know, from a South Korean and someone from Beijing,” he added. “They make no distinction, it’s Asian. And he’s using it as a wedge.” Trump retweeted a video of Biden’s remarks Thursday morning. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was referring to Trump’s use of the phrases “China virus” or “Wuhan virus”...
    People walk through Beijing, March 18, 2020. (Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times) Tensions between China and the United States have reached the most acute levels since the countries normalized diplomatic relations more than four decades ago, with the U.S. government’s ordering that China close its Houston consulate being just the latest example. In defense, trade, technology, human rights and other categories, actions and reprisals by one side or the other have escalated sharply under President Donald Trump’s administration, despite his repeated expressions of admiration for President Xi Jinping of China. The administration is even weighing a blanket ban on travel to the United States by the 92 million members of China’s ruling Communist Party and the possible expulsion of...
    THE English Premier League has been taken off air in China as 'revenge' following the UK's move to ban Huawei and the decision to end the Hong Kong extradition treaty. Liverpool's victory over Chelsea, which saw the team lift their first Premier League title, reportedly wasn't aired last night as the state-run China Central Television broadcaster holds the rights to show top flight matches. 13The English Premier League has been taken off the air in China, according to reportsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 13The UK government has blocked Huawei from its 5G networkCredit: EPA The final round of matches that are due to take place on Sunday no longer appear on the CCTV programme schedule. It's not...
    The US government has indicted two Chinese nationals for long-running cyber espionage operations that aimed to net information on Covid-19 vaccines, military weapons and human rights activists, in what is the second Justice Department indictment against individuals from China in recent days. Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33, were charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, identity theft and fraud related to operations carried out from China since 2009, some in conjunction with China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), according to an indictment filed on July 7 with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and unsealed on Tuesday. Li and Dong’s alleged victims include the US Department of Energy and more than a dozen US defence...
    VIDEO3:3903:39Dow rises slightly on positive vaccine news—Four experts on what it means for marketsTrading Nation U.S.-China tensions are again in focus after the U.S. ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to close. China's Foreign Ministry called the move an "unprecedented escalation." Four experts break down what it means for the market. Billionaire investor Bill Ackman explains that he's cautious right now.   "We're long-term bullish on markets. We continue to own the same positions we owned – Hilton, Starbucks, Lowe's, Restaurant Brands. We invested subsequently $500 million in a real estate development company with major operations in Houston. Obviously, we are bullish on the country. But I would say I am cautious on markets over the next period of time, and...
    As Trump continues getting trolled by TikTok, a potential ban still looms. But users have found a way to potentially stay safe on the Chinese-owned app. Hide As detailed by Stay Hipp, TikTok users are employing the #ILoveChina tag and audio of the Chinese National Anthem to help them get on the For You page, or get around shadowbans. Know Your Meme points to one of the earlier (satirical) uses in April, when one woman claimed she’d been shadowbanned, then declared her love for China and President Xi Jinping. That led to other videos using a similar tactic. Hide @msfebreezec00chie #ilovechina #tiktokchina #tiktokchinese #chinaisagreatcountry #fyp #china ♬ Chinese Anthem – March of the Volunteers, Hymne National Chinois, Himno...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has insisted he's had "enough" and ordered Chinese consulate closures as United States Senator Marco Rubio gave "spies" an ultimatum to "leave or face arrest." US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the closure of China's consulate in Houston during a news conference Wednesday in Copenhagen, Denmark. 5According to Pompeo, President Trump has said: 'Enough, we're not going to allow this to continue to happen'Credit: Reuters 5Marco Rubio called China's consulate in Houston the 'central node of the Communist Party’s vast network of spies & influence operations in the United States'Credit: Reuters 5Witnesses saw burning papers in garbage cans on the roof of the consulate's building on Tuesday nightCredit: Twitter According to Pompeo, President Trump has...