Thursday, August 5, 2021
Senate Democrats Present $350 Billion Strategy to Counter China

Senate Democrats Present $350 Billion Strategy to Counter China

Politics|Senate Democrats Present $350 Billion Strategy to Counter Chinaa new era of confrontation, and as President Trump and congressional Republicans, especially in the Senate, have sought to harness Americans’ growing animosity toward China as a political weapon against Democrats.“America cannot continue to underinvest in our workers, manufacturing communities, science, technological research and trade enforcement or…
China Launched and Landed a Secret Reusable Spacecraft While You Weren’t Looking

China Launched and Landed a Secret Reusable Spacecraft While You Weren’t Looking

While we don’t know what China’s top-secret spacecraft looks like, a Chinese military source pointed to America’s X-37B when asked for details on the mission.Screenshot: BoeingIn recent days, China has quietly launched a secret reusable spacecraft, left it in orbit for two days and safely landed it back on Earth. And although the spacecraft is…
China: Hear Me Out on This New Internet Plan

China: Hear Me Out on This New Internet Plan

Image: Michael Sohn (Getty Images)“Which global power will win the moral high ground for global internet security standards?,” asked nobody. But the US and China are locked in competition for the title nonetheless. Today, China served its own counter-proposal for the global internet, in what will predictably become a pointless, boring bit of geopolitical dick…
China Would Rather See TikTok Go the Way of Vine Than Bow to U.S. Pressure: Report

China Would Rather See TikTok Go the Way of Vine Than Bow to U.S....

Photo: Manjunath Kiran (Getty Images)The international game of chicken between China and the Trump administration over TikTok is starting to feel like an episode of “The Bachelor” at this point, with suitors like Microsoft, Twitter, and Walmart competing for the app’s U.S. assets in the face of a possible ban. Apparently, though, China would rather…
How TikTok got caught in the middle of a trade war with China

How TikTok got caught in the middle of a trade war with China

After weeks of threats, the president delivered an ultimatum to TikTok and its owner ByteDance: sell the app’s US operations to an American company or it would be banned. He gave the company little more than a month — until Sept. 15 — to find a buyer and figure out how to disentangle itself from…
Why Australia-China row matters

Why Australia-China row matters

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Chinese Users Turned GitHub into a Land of Free Covid Speech

Chinese Users Turned GitHub into a Land of Free Covid Speech

When the coronavirus first spread through China in January, Chinese PhD student Weilei Zeng watched the pandemic unfold online from his apartment in Riverside, California. Thousands of miles from home, he frantically tried to keep up with news of the crisis, following the rare outpouring of discontent that flooded Chinese social media: lockdown diaries penned…
China Fires Missiles Into South China Sea, Sending U.S. a Message

China Fires Missiles Into South China Sea, Sending U.S. a Message

Asia Pacific|China Fires Missiles Into South China Sea, Sending U.S. a MessageTaiwan, the self-governing island democracy that Beijing claims as its own.Senior Col. Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, did not mention the missiles on Thursday but confirmed that China had carried out long-planned drills over an area that stretched…
The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

When you stream the latest Netflix show, you fire up servers on Amazon Web Services, most of which run on Linux. When an F-16 fighter takes off, three Kubernetes clusters run to keep the jet’s software running. When you visit a website, any website, chances are it’s run on Node.js. These foundational technologies—Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js—and…
India-China dispute: China returns five missing Indian nationals

India-China dispute: China returns five missing Indian nationals

Publishedduration4 days agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionIndia and China have a long history of border disputesFive Indian nationals thought to have been detained when they wandered across the border into China have been freed, India's defence ministry says. The youths, from a state bordering China, went missing earlier this month.India said they were hunters who accidentally…