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How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide

The founder of ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, dreamed of building a global tech company based in China. Then the geopolitical reality set in.
Tags: News, China, Social Media, Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc, Mayer, Foreign Investments, Mark E, Kevin A, TikTok (ByteDance, Zhang Yiming (1983-, U S China Divide, ByteDance Zhang Yiming


China seeks to increase influence in South China Sea by reclassifying international shipping lanes

China has quietly changed how it identifies a vast stretch of international waters in a shipping regulation, indicating it as a “coastal” region, rather than “offshore,” as authorities seek to exert even greater control over the South China Sea. The amended regulation, first drafted in the 1970s, went into effect on Saturday, and establishes a “navigation area” from China’s Hainan island in the south, all the way down to the disputed Paracel Islands, which sit east of Vietnam’s coastline. The re...
Tags: News, China, Singapore, Beijing, Vietnam, South China Sea, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Southeast Asian, Hainan, Paracel Islands, Collin Koh


China’s Huanxi Media Strikes Factual Content Deal With U.K.’s All3media

China’s Huanxi Media has struck a deal with All3media International to license 110 hours of factual content, that will play on its Huanxi.com SVoD platform. The deal covers 25 titles with genres including true crime, travel, food, arts/culture, history and royalty. Titles include two seasons of Studio Lambert’s globe-trotting adventure “Race Across the World,” and another […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, All3media, Lambert, Huanxi Media


China's factory output grows at strongest pace in nearly decade. But weak spots remain

Activity at China's factories just grew at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, signaling that the country's economic recovery is continuing to pick up momentum. But analysts warn that the coronavirus pandemic's grip on much of the world could still hold back the second largest economy.
Tags: China, Cnn


TikTok row: Microsoft pursues deal as China vows to resist US sanctions

Acquisition plans confirmed hours after US secretary of state says Chinese software firms are feeding data directly to Communist partyChina has pushed back against the threat of further action by the US against its software companies, after Microsoft revealed it was pursuing an acquisition deal for TikTok.On Sunday, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, told Fox News Donald Trump was likely to take unspecified action in the coming days. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, China, US, Social Media, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Acquisition, State, Mike Pompeo, Fox News Donald Trump, Tiktok


UK, eurozone factories bounce back; US-China tensions rise over TikTok – business live

UK factory output at three-year high, Eurozone output highest since April 2018 – PMI surveysGold hits new record highTikTok reportedly relocating to London as Microsoft confirms acquisition plansHSBC steps up 35,000 job cuts amid Covid-19 profit plunge 10.14am BST The highlight in the UK this week is the Bank of England’s monthly policy decision and the latest quarterly growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday. We are not expecting any changes to the interest rate or the asset-buying prog...
Tags: Business, UK, England, London, Microsoft, China, Bank Of England, UK News, World news, Commodities, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Currencies, Boe, Bank


China factory output grows at strongest pace in nearly decade. But weak spots remain

Activity at China's factories just grew at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, signaling that the country's economic recovery is continuing to pick up momentum. But analysts warn that the coronavirus pandemic's grip on much of the world is still leaving room for weakness in the second largest economy.
Tags: China, Cnn


Eurozone manufacturing bounces back; US-China tensions rise over TikTok – business live

Eurozone factory output highest since April 2018 – PMI surveyGold hits new record highTikTok reportedly relocating to London as Microsoft confirms acquisition plansHSBC steps up 35,000 job cuts amid Covid-19 profit plunge 9.27am BST Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, which compiled the closely-watched survey, said:Eurozone factories reported a very positive start to the third quarter, with production growing at the fastest rate for over two years, fuelled by an encour...
Tags: Business, London, Microsoft, France, China, Germany, Spain, UK News, World news, Commodities, US news, Stock Markets, Austria, Asia Pacific, Currencies, Italy


US-China tensions rise over TikTok; markets eye manufacturing reports – business live

TikTok reportedly relocating to London as Microsoft confirms acquisition plans; HSBC profits hammered by Covid-19 and China-US tensions; gold hits new record high 8.23am BST IHS Markit, which compiles the survey, said:Spain’s manufacturing sector returned to growth during July as businesses continued to reopen following lockdown and firms benefited from an associated upswing in demand. Orders, purchasing and production were all reported to be up, with demand higher in both domestic and inter...
Tags: Business, London, Microsoft, China, Spain, UK News, World news, Commodities, US news, Stock Markets, Asia Pacific, Currencies, Hsbc, US China, China US, Tiktok




Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


‘Clean Up This Mess’: The Chinese Thinkers Behind Xi’s Hard Line

Chinese academics have been honing the Communist Party’s authoritarian response in Hong Kong, rejecting the liberal ideas of their youth.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Xi Jinping, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Colleges and Universities, Defense and Military Forces, Xu Zhangrun


China sends first Covid-19 medical testing team to Hong Kong

Local councillors fear China could use the trip to collect DNA samples for surveillance purposes.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China


Microsoft to continue talks to buy TikTok's US operations

The firm said on Sunday it had talked with President Trump about buying the China-based app's US business.
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, US, Trump


TikTok row: Microsoft pursues deal as Pompeo says Trump will take action soon

Microsoft confirms acquisition plans, hours after US secretary of state says Chinese software companies are feeding data directly to Communist party Donald Trump will take action in coming days to tackle an array of national security risks presented by TikTok and other Chinese software companies, Mike Pompeo has said, as Microsoft revealed it was pursuing a deal after speaking to the US president.Microsoft said late on Sunday that - after a conversation between Trump and its CEO, Satya Nadella –...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Tiktok


TikTok row: Trump to take action soon, says Pompeo, as Microsoft pursues deal

Chinese software companies are feeding data directly to Communist party, says secretary of state, as Microsoft confirms acquisition plansDonald Trump will take action in coming days to tackle an array of national security risks presented by TikTok and other Chinese software companies, Mike Pompeo has said, as Microsoft revealed it was pursuing a deal after speaking to the US president.Microsoft said late on Sunday that, after a conversation between Trump and its CEO, Satya Nadella, it would move...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Tiktok


Microsoft Says It Will Continue TikTok Acquisition Talks, After Trump’s Threat to Ban the App

Microsoft confirmed that it is in talks to buy TikTok from China’s ByteDance — and expects to conclude the M&A negotiations by Sept. 15 — coming after Donald Trump said he opposed such a deal and has claimed he plans to ban TikTok. Microsoft said that if it consummated a deal for TikTok, it would […]
Tags: Asia, News, Microsoft, China, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, TikTok Microsoft


Tiktok: Microsoft to continue talks to buy app's US arm

Microsoft confirmed on Sunday that it discussed purchasing the China-owned app with President Trump.
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, US


China reports 43 new coronavirus cases in mainland vs 49 a day earlier

China reported 43 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of Aug. 2, down from 49 a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission said 36 of the new cases were locally transmitted, including 28 in Xinjiang, while another seven cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. This compared with 33 local infections and 16 imported cases reported a day earlier.
Tags: News, China, Xinjiang, National Health Commission


Microsoft Says It’ll Continue Pursuit of TikTok

The announcement came as President Trump, who has threatened to ban the app, has expressed repeated concerns about TikTok and national security in recent weeks.
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, Social Media, United States, Trump, Treasury Department, Donald J, TikTok (ByteDance


Larry King Duped Into 'Disinfomercial' on Social Media By China (and Possibly Russia)

For 25 years, until 2010, Larry King had a live interview show on CNN. But now ProPublica reports "In the twilight of a remarkable radio and television career spanning more than six decades, battling health problems but determined to stay in the public eye, King was ensnared in an international disinformation scheme." It involved filming Larry King asking questions, and then later splicing in responses from Anastasia Dolgova (an employee of a Russia state-owned broadcaster) — and then widely pr...
Tags: Twitter, Putin, Washington, China, Russia, US, Tech, Cnn, Xi Jinping, Kremlin, King, Larry King, Twitter Facebook, Russia China, Institute for the Study of War, Vladivostok Russia


Severe Tropical Storm Hagupit on a crash course with eastern China

The West Pacific Basin sprang to life last week after Sinlaku spun up over the South China Sea. As this storm tracks across Indochina, another storm is eyeing the flood-weary region of eastern China for landfall early this week.A tropical disturbance that began to organize in the Philippine Sea late last week quickly strengthened into a tropical storm late Saturday night, local time, and was given the name Hagupit by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). This satellite image captures Severe ...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Korea, Myanmar, Taipei, Hagupit, Accuweather, South China Sea, Indochina, Zhejiang, India Bangladesh, East China Sea, Bay of Bengal, Philippine Sea, China Vietnam


China Box Office: Local Titles Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Debut as Business Stays Sluggish

Local content is proving more of a draw than Hollywood films as China’s cinemas get back on their feet. Chinese drama “Enigma of Arrival” quashed “Dolittle” and “Jojo Rabbit” to take the top spot in theaters’ second weekend back in business, while a local animation bested the whimpering China debut of Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog.” […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, China, Global, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount, Dolittle, China Box Office, Jojo Rabbit, Coronavirus


U.S. Identifies Some of the Mysterious Seeds Mailed From China

The 14 varieties identified include common ones, such as hibiscus, morning glory and lavender. Still, experts warned recipients not to plant them.
Tags: News, China, Invasive Species, Herbs, Seeds, Frauds and Swindling, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Flowers and Plants, Gardens and Gardening


UNSW faces backlash after deleting Twitter post critical of China's crackdown in Hong Kong

Law academic Elaine Pearson says safeguarding the human rights of people in Hong Kong ‘is not something that should be controversial’The University of New South Wales says it deleted social media posts promoting the comments of a prominent academic – calling for international pressure on China to temper human rights infringements in Hong Kong – because the comments were “being misconstrued as representing the university”.The situation has mired the Sydney-based institution in an increasingly unc...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Sydney, Australian education, Australian Universities, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Elaine Pearson






Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases

Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil.The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Mexico, France, China, India, Africa, Israel, Americas, Narendra Modi, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news


League of Legends 2020 World Championship to push through in China amid COVID-19

The tournament will be held in Shanghai from September 25 to October 31
Tags: Gaming, News, China, Trends, Shanghai, Esports, League Of Legends, Riot Games



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