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U.S. suspends export of delicate tech to Hong Kong as China passes new national security regulation

U.S. suspends export of delicate tech to Hong Kong as China passes new national...

The United States government began measures today to end its special status with Hong Kong, one month after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong should no longer be considered autonomous from China. The new actions include suspending export license exceptions for sensitive U.S. technology and ending the export of defense equipment…
Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Collection C

Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Collection C

Geek+, a Beijing-based startup that makes warehouse fulfillment robots similar to those of Amazon’s Kiva, said Thursday that it has closed over $200 million in a Series C funding round. That bumps total capital raised by the five-year-old company to date to nearly $390 million. The new round, completed in two parts, was separately led…
Ban on Chinese applications surprises India material makers

Ban on Chinese applications surprises India material makers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Indian small-town shop owner who became a TikTok starIndia's ban on 59 Chinese apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat platforms, has left millions of users surprised and disappointed.The government in Delhi said the apps were "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of…
Can India manage to boycott Chinese goods?

Can India manage to boycott Chinese goods?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indians have taken to the streets to protest against China Anti-China sentiment has been on the rise in India since last week’s fatal border clash between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in fighting at a disputed border site in the Himalayan Galwan Valley, prompting a…
Nathan Regulation: Well known democracy activist flees Hong Kong

Nathan Regulation: Well known democracy activist flees Hong Kong

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNathan Law: 'The Hong Kong movement is still alive'One of Hong Kong's most prominent young democracy activists has fled the territory after China imposed a sweeping, controversial security law.Nathan Law, a one-time student leader and local legislator who spent time in prison after 2014's "Umbrella Protests", said…
China: Town to enable men and women obtaining married see their partner’s abuse record

China: Town to enable men and women obtaining married see their partner’s abuse record

Image copyright AFP Image caption Domestic violence laws were only introduced in China in 2016 A city in eastern China is introducing a system that lets people getting married check if their partner has a history of abuse. Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, is launching an inquiry service that will be available to residents from 1…
Li Zhensheng: Photographer of China’s cultural revolution

Li Zhensheng: Photographer of China’s cultural revolution

Image copyright Li Zhensheng/Contact Press Images/Eyevine Image caption Li Zhensheng in his youth Li Zhensheng risked his life in his determination to capture China's Cultural Revolution on film.As a staff photographer working for a state-run newspaper, Li Zhensheng had rare access to people and places during one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th…
Baidu Breaks Off an AI Alliance Amid Strained US-China Ties

Baidu Breaks Off an AI Alliance Amid Strained US-China Ties

Chinese search giant Baidu has left The Partnership on AI (PAI), a US-led effort to foster collaboration on the ethical challenges raised by artificial intelligence.Baidu is said to have cited the cost of membership and recent financial pressures for the move. But as relations between the US and China worsen, the departure comes amid growing…
The US-China Battle About the Net Goes Underneath the Sea

The US-China Battle About the Net Goes Underneath the Sea

Last week, Washington strongly objected to a new project from Facebook and Google. It’s too risky and offers “unprecedented opportunities” for Chinese government espionage, the Justice Department declared. The project, however, wasn’t about online speech or contact tracing, but concerned an issue that would seem far less politically charged: building an undersea internet cable from…
Persuading China to switch to ‘fake’ pork

Persuading China to switch to ‘fake’ pork

Image copyright Omnipork Image caption David Yeung is one of the new wave of environmentally concerned entrepreneurs "Ma po tofu has to be a favourite," says David Yeung, a smile evident in his voice. "It's very spicy, a little bit numbing, and usually sprinkled with minced pork."Hong Kong-based Mr Yeung is the founder of OmniPork,…