U.S. Chip Makers Fear Trap in a Trade Deal With China

WASHINGTON—U.S. semiconductor companies want no part of any trade deal that calls for stepped-up purchases from China, worried that would give Beijing more control over their industry. As prospects for an agreement to settle the U.S.-China trade standoff have waxed and waned in recent weeks, Washington has pressed Beijing to buy more than $1 trillion…

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Facebook files lawsuit, cracking down on fraudulent activity in China

Facebook and Instagram filed a lawsuit late Friday in U.S. federal court against 4 companies and 3 people based in the People’s Republic of China for the production and promotion of fake accounts, likes and followers on both platforms. Details: The company’s lawsuit also aims to prevent trademark infringement on its sites, and the use…

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Axios China

Professor John Paul Helveston writes for Axios Expert Voices … Tesla recently began construction on its first gigafactory in China, suggesting that foreign automakers may be eyeing new opportunities in China. This is due to the country’s decision to dismantle its requirement that foreign automakers create joint ventures with Chinese firms to make and sell…

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Trump Gives Upbeat Assessment of Trade Talks With China

WASHINGTON—The U.S. and China moved closer to settling their trade dispute, with President Trump saying he expects to meet again with Chinese President Xi Jinping to resolve the conflict that has rattled the global economy. Mr. Trump’s upbeat assessment came as he met Thursday with Vice Premier Liu He of China in the Oval Office…

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Manufacturers Take a Sales Hit in China

A growing number of industrial companies said their sales are softening in China, threatening a strong three-year run for U.S. manufacturers. Makers of everything from bulldozers to computer chips have bet heavily on expanding their business in a country of 1.4 billion people with an increasing appetite for world-class consumer goods and infrastructure. U.S. exports…

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Axios China

John Garnaut was one of the top foreign journalists covering China before he joined the Australian government, first as a speech writer for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and then as a China policy adviser. Background: Garnaut led the Australian government’s analysis of and response to PRC/Chinese Communist Party interference and influence efforts in the country,…

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‘Out of control’: Taiwan says won’t bow to China pressure

Taiwan will not bow to Chinese pressure, a presidential spokesperson has said, as the self-ruled island held live-fire military drills aimed at showing its ability to defend itself from Beijing’s threats. The developments on Thursday came as China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province, has been pressing companies around the world to change the way they…

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Germany’s Sharp Slowdown Fans Fears That China Woes Are Spreading

FRANKFURT—The economic outlook for Europe and the world darkened after growth in Germany slowed sharply last year, hit by weaker exports to China and elsewhere, and softer demand at home. While Europe’s largest economy probably narrowly avoided a recession at the end of last year, according to the country’s statistical agency, weaker German growth is…

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Pakistan’s Uighurs report intimidation, lament China ties

Rawalpindi, Pakistan – On a cold winter evening, Mohammad Hassan Abdul Hameed, 34, walks towards his restaurant, past silk stores in the busy China Market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  He, like many others here, belongs to the persecuted Uighur community from the Xinjiang province of China.  Abdul Hameed’s father arrived in Rawalpindi 50 years ago to…

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