China-U.S. ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions

Asia Pacific / Politics Aug 8, 2020

China-U.S. ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions

China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing "barbarous" sanctions in response to Beijing's crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world's two biggest economies. In the toughest U.S. action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping ...

WeChat U.S. ban cuts off users link to families in China

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Aug 8, 2020

WeChat U.S. ban cuts off users link to families in China

U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on transactions using popular Chinese messaging app WeChat will cut ties to families and friends in China, millions of users in the United States fear, as they become the latest casualties in the standoff between the two nations. WeChat, owned ...

As Trump digs in, will it be U.S. versus China in tech?

Business / Tech | ANALYSIS Aug 8, 2020

As Trump digs in, will it be U.S. versus China in tech?

President Donald Trump’s bans on two popular Chinese social media apps — TikTok and WeChat — are the latest moves in an escalating U.S.-China rift, and point to a future where technology and innovation are increasingly walled behind political barriers. In China, the Communist Party ...

Trump widens China tech attack, ordering bans on WeChat and TikTok

Business / Tech Aug 7, 2020

Trump widens China tech attack, ordering bans on WeChat and TikTok

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps beginning 45 days from now, citing the national security risk of leaving Americans’ personal data exposed. The bans mark a significant escalation ...

China warns U.S. against 'dangerous moves' on Taiwan

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2020

China warns U.S. against 'dangerous moves' on Taiwan

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe warned his U.S. counterpart in a phone call Thursday to avoid firing up bilateral tensions, a day after Washington angered Beijing by announcing it would send a senior official to visit Taiwan. Wei told U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper in ...