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Xi Jinping may have showed how he plans to cripple US tech and defense giants in the trade war with a visit to a Chinese magnet factory

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare earth magnet factory in eastern China on Monday. He was accompanied by Vice Premier Liu He, China's top economics adviser who has been leading trade negotiations with the US. The highly-publicized photo op suggests that China may be planning to weaponize the rare earth industry to make the US back down in the ongoing trade war. The US heavily relies on Chinese exports of rare earth materials, which can be found in products ranging from batteries to s...
Tags: Japan, White House, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Earth, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Treasury, Trade, Donald Trump, Pacific, Trump, Pete Souza


China axed its live broadcast of the 'Game of Thrones' finale, reportedly because of the US-China trade war, and fans were furious (KYG8757216)

"Game of Thrones" fans in China were left reeling after Tencent Video, the country's official streamer of HBO content, axed its simulcast of the show's series finale. Tencent Video officially attributed the broadcast problems to "media transfer issues," according to Reuters. But an HBO spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that it was due to tensions brought on by the US-China trade war. Washington and Beijing have amped up their trade battle recently, with both sides imposing new tariffs on ...
Tags: Hbo, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Tencent, Tencent Video, Donald Trump, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Weibo, Trump, Pete Souza


US economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire

The Trump administration’s plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn’t just up the ante in the China trade war. It could also hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing’s drive toward greater technological independence. The White House issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning Huawei’s equipment from […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, White House, China, US, Beijing, Nation, Huawei, Trump


Donald Trump declares 'national emergency' clearing way to ban Huawei from US 5G networks

Donald Trump has declared a "national emergency" which will give the US government sweeping powers to prevent American companies doing business with foreign suppliers of telecommunications equipment including Huawei. Mr Trump signed an executive order which accused foreign powers of targeting US technology, and industrial espionage. It cleared the way to ban Huawei from America's 5G networks. The US has repeatedly claimed that Huawei's equipment could be used for spying by China. Mr Trum...
Tags: UK, News, White House, China, Bt, US, America, Beijing, Britain, United States, Theresa May, Vodafone, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump, Wilbur Ross


Trump declares national emergency 'over Huawei' amid accusations he is risking 'devastating' conflict with Iran

Donald Trump has been accused of “playing a very dangerous game” with Iran and risking dragging the US into a new war in the Middle East that could have “devastating” consequences.The warning came from Hamid Baeidinejad, Iran’s ambassador to the UK, with the acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan tabling plans to send 120,000 troops to the region if needed as tensions soar between the two nations over economic sanctions and an increased American military presence in the Persian Gulf.A comm...
Tags: UK, News, Washington, Mexico, White House, China, US, Iran, Dhs, Beijing, Washington Dc, Middle East, Defence, Tsa, Donald Trump, Huawei


Trump declares a national emergency, which could set up a huge blow to China's Huawei

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The Justice Department charged Huawei and its US affiliate with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice earlier th...
Tags: White House, China, US, America, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump


Trump declares a national emergency setting up a huge blow to China's Huawei

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over "threats against information and communications technology and services" in the US. The executive order, signed Wednesday, is expected to precede a ban on US firms doing business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. The Justice Department charged Huawei and its US affiliate with theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice earlier t...
Tags: White House, China, US, America, Trends, Iran, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justice Department, Trump, Pete Souza, Reuters, Donald J Trump


Wall Street rallies as Trump ‘delays car tariffs’ - business live

Germany’s economy has returned to growth, but retail spending has fallen in China and the USLatest: Trump to delay car tariffs US retail sales disappointChinese retail sales growth hits 16-year lowIntroduction: Germany grew by 0.4% in last quarterMinister: It’s a ray of hope 7.21pm BST Technology companies are leading today’s Wall Street rally.Alphabet (Google) is one of the top risers on the S&P 500, up over 4%, with Facebook (+3.3%) and Twitter (+3%) also standing proud on the leaderboard....
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Business, Japan, Washington, White House, China, Germany, US, International Trade, Economics, Eu, UK News, Stock Markets, Beijing, Tokyo


Trump declares national emergency over IT threats, hitting Huawei by banning foreign telecoms gear

Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will ban American companies from using telecommunications equipment made by foreign firms posing a national security risk to the US, in a move thought to be aimed at China's Huawei.The president's move comes as tensions have flared between the two countries, with Beijing and Washington failing to find consensus on trade and tariffs after months of negotiations.In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the ...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, China, US, America, Beijing, United States, Washington State, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump, Sanders, Foreign Ministry, West Wing, ZTE Corp


Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

America Fist Free Trade Tariffs U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- As his limo carried him to work at the White House Monday, Larry Kudlow could not have been pleased with the headline in The Washington Post: “Kudlow Contradicts Trump on Tariffs.” The story began: “National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow acknowledged Sunday that American consumers end up paying for the administration's tariffs on Chinese imports, contradicting President Trump's repeated inaccurate claim that the Chinese foot...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, China, Germany, America, Beijing, United States, Ohio, Fox News, Lincoln, Republican Party, Federal Reserve


This tool lets you check if a website is blocked in China

China‘s Great Firewall just got higher as Wikipedia has been added to Beijing’s no-no list. The government hasn’t explained why it’s blocking the free online encyclopedia, but frankly it’s not surprising. Shutting down a platform that has endless information makes sense if the mere presence of Winnie the Pooh was too much for President Xi Jinping and his crew to handle. But what other websites are currently blocked? Well, that’s where Comparitech’s tool comes in. You can use it to see whether a ...
Tags: Startups, Politics, China, Wikipedia, Tech, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Winnie, Comparitech


Trade war: Investors brace for China retaliation to US tariffs - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as fears of a deepening trade war hit shares in AsiaIntroduction: Beijing expected to retaliate to US tariffs America now drawing up tariffs on all Chinese goodsTrump and Xi could discuss issue at June’s G20 meetingShares fall across Asia 8.05am BST The stock market boards in China are a sea of green today - and that’s bad news for investors, as it means shares are falling. “The lack of resolution in the latest U.S.-China trade talk...
Tags: Asia, Business, White House, China, US, America, International Trade, Economics, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Beijing, Global Economy, Fox News, Donald Trump, Trump


The Guardian view on US-China trade wars: don’t start them | Editorial

The time has come to rewrite the rules so that the world’s largest economies are able to trade peacefullyDonald Trump has been an opponent of free trade deals all his public life. A protectionist message was central to his run for the White House. On the campaign trail he promised “reversing two of the worst legacies of the Clinton years”: railing first against the North American Free Trade Agreement, Nafta, and second against China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. His bluster led to a...
Tags: Business, Politics, Washington, Mexico, White House, China, Global, US, International Trade, Economics, World news, US news, Beijing, Canada, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping


Trump says China 'broke the deal' as tensions rise ahead of trade talks

Donald Trump has claimed China “broke the deal” it reached in trade talks with the United States, as he ramped up hostilities ahead of further negotiations between the two nations.The American president vowed not to back down on imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing “stops cheating our workers.”The US Trade Representative’s office has announced that tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200bn (£153bn) will increase from 10 per cent to 25 per cent on Friday, on the second of two days o...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, White House, China, US, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Trump, Reuters, Liu, Centre for Strategic and International Studies


Mike Pompeo urges Tories to ask: 'What would Thatcher do?'

US secretary of state again calls on UK to resist Huawei’s efforts to gain access to 5G networkThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has invoked Margaret Thatcher as he appealed to the Conservative right to take a firmer line with China, again urging the UK to resist efforts by Huawei to gain access to Britain’s new 5G network.Insisting he felt duty-bound to raise sensitive issues with close partners, Pompeo said the telecoms company was, as a matter of Chinese law, required to bow to Beijing’...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, China, US, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, US politics, Margaret Thatcher, Espionage, Huawei


White House says China has indicated it wants to make trade deal

The United States has received an indication from China that Beijing wants to make a trade deal, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday, after Washington announced it will raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
Tags: Money, Washington, White House, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States, Sarah Sanders


The Guardian view on the Gavin Williamson sacking: a man who leaked ambition | Editorial

There are good reasons for leaking in the public interest. But the desire to be prime minister is not one of themThe chaos of Brexit has provided a number of political shocks which have seen parliamentary institutions lose their credibility with the voters. Yet none have been quite as dramatic as tonight’s sacking from the cabinet by the prime minister of defence secretary Gavin Williamson. An investigation had found “compelling evidence” that Mr Williamson was behind the leak of a controversial...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Theresa May, Defence policy, Philip Hammond, Defence, National Security Council, Huawei, Pacific, Brexit, Williamson


May Taps Chinese Telecom Giant to Help Build 5G Network Despite U.S. Objections

Prime Minister Theresa May will allow the Chinese telecom giant Huawei to build certain "non-core" components of the U.K.'s 5G data network despite warnings from U.S. officials that the move would compromise British security.The decision, which was announced Tuesday at a meeting of the U.K.'s National Security Council, was made over the objections of Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson and a number of other cabinet ministers concerned about how it would affect relations with ...
Tags: Florida, News, Australia, White House, China, Beijing, Canada, Britain, Theresa May, New Zealand, Marco Rubio, Republican, Huawei, Daily Telegraph, ZTE, Trump


White House Announces More Trade Negotiations With China

A U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations
Tags: News, White House, China, Uncategorized, Beijing, Overnight, Onetime


Top U.S. officials to hold trade talks in China next week

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, White House, China, Beijing, businessNews, Treasury, U S Trade, Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer


White House announces more trade talks with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting May 8. President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports in a dispute over Beijing’s aggressive drive to challenge […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Donald Trump


Lighthizer, Mnuchin to hold trade talks next week in Beijing: White House

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, White House, Beijing, businessNews, Treasury, U S Trade, Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer, Lighthizer Mnuchin


Trump aims to stop all Iran oil exports by halting US sanctions waivers

Donald Trump is halting all waivers from US sanctions for countries which continue to buy oil from Iran.The announcement increases pressure on Iran, which branded the sanctions “illegal”, and primarily affects the five major importers of its oil - China, India and the US treaty allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey.The US president made the decision as part of his administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran. It aims to eliminate all the country’s revenue from oil exports the US says fund...
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Israel, US, Opec, Turkey, Iran, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Nato, Ted Cruz, Middle East


World shares advance on back of rally in China shares

TOKYO (AP) — World shares advanced Tuesday, led by a rally in Chinese markets. Upbeat home price data from China and encouraging talk from the White House on trade negotiations with Beijing appeared to help lift sentiment. Germany’s DAX surged 0.6% to 12,096.93 while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.3% to 5,524.92. Britain’s FTSE […]
Tags: Business, News, France, White House, China, Germany, Ap, Beijing, Britain, Nation, Tokyo, Dax


Asian shares advance as Shanghai rebounds from early losses

TOKYO (AP) — Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, led by a rally in Chinese shares. Upbeat talk from the White House on trade negotiations with Beijing and reassuring comments from the People’s Bank of China appeared to help brighten sentiment. The Nikkei 225 index added 0.2% to 22,221.11. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 1.4% […]
Tags: Asia, Business, News, White House, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Shanghai, Tokyo, People s Bank of China


SDF Podcast 27: When April Fool’s meets Groundhog Day

Tweet So this is the episode when the three stooges of the SmallDataForum were meant to reflect wistfully on what was Great Britain exiting Greater Europe. The irony of recording this on April Fool’s Day wasn’t lost on us. Brexit Fool’s day is every day, these days. Our resident classicist Sam even managed to squeeze in Juvenal’s Satire VI, and even though the reference was in regard to another April Fool’s – Facebook regulation, haha – Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes might just as w...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, London, Social Networks, Internet, Youtube, Germany, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Communication


Trump repeatedly fails in attempt to say ‘origins’ then claims noise from wind farms causes cancer

Donald Trump repeatedly struggled to say the word “origin” during a White House meeting with the Nato secretary general in which the US president made a number of false claims. Taking questions from reporters while sat alongside Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office, Mr Trump railed against Democrats in congress providing oversight of him and called for an investigation into why the special counsel’s probe into Trump campaign ties with Russia was launched.“I hope they now go and take a look at the...
Tags: News, White House, Germany, Russia, Berlin, US, Barack Obama, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Nato, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Jens Stoltenberg, Oval Office, McCabe


Trump repeatedly fails in attempt to say 'origins' then claims noise from wind farms causes cancer

Donald Trump repeatedly struggled to say the word “origin” during a White House meeting with the Nato secretary general in which the US president made a number of false claims. Taking questions from reporters while sat alongside Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office, Mr Trump railed against Democrats in Congress providing oversight of him and called for an investigation into why the special counsel's probe into Trump campaign ties with Russia was launched.“I hope they now go and take a look at...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Germany, Russia, Berlin, US, Barack Obama, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Nato, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Jens Stoltenberg, Oval Office


White House's Kudlow says U.S.-China talks making progress, could extend

Trade talks between the United States and China made "good headway" last week in Beijing and the two sides aim to bridge differences during talks that could extend beyond three days this week, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
Tags: Money, White House, China, Beijing, businessNews, United States, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow


Pompeo: Paris Climate Deal ‘Didn’t Change a Thing’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the Paris Climate Agreement signed by the Obama administration "didn’t change a thing" regarding the carbon emissions of the more than 170 other countries that chose to sign it.“Go look at the countries that are still in the Paris agreement and see what their CO2 emissions were. It’s one thing to sign a document; it’s another thing to actually change your behavior,” Pompeo said. "Go look at Chinese carbon emissions since they entered the Paris agre...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, House, Paris, Pittsburgh, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Paris Climate Agreement



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