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New York Times | May 21, 2019

China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.

Time | May 21, 2019

(BEIJING) — The founder of Huawei expressed confidence Washington’s curbs on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact and said Tuesday it is discussing “emergency relief” from Google for possible loss of services for its smartphone business.
Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers, has “supply backups” if it loses access to American components, Ren Zhengfei told Chinese reporters. His comments were broadcast by state TV and other outlets.

Foxnews | May 21, 2019

A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who once accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says she was barred for hours from entering Hong Kong for unspecified reasons.

Guardian | May 21, 2019

Huawei is China’s most valuable technology brand, whose global expansion has become controversial particularly in regards to 5G technology. Photojournalist Kevin Frayer was given access to Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, and shows us what it is like to work thereWith annual revenue topping $100bn, and headquartered in the southern city of Shenzhen, considered China’s Silicon Valley, Huawei has more than 180,000 employees worldwide, with nearly half of them engaged in research and development. In 2018, the company overtook Apple as the second...

Guardian | May 21, 2019

Intensification of tariff dispute also likely to knock almost $600bn off world economyDonald Trump has been warned by the west’s most influential economics thinktank that further escalation of the US-China trade war would unleash significant damage for the American economy, as well as the rest of the world.The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that an intensification of the dispute between Washington and Beijing would likely...

Guardian | May 21, 2019

Show Quanli de Youxi so widely viewed that even president Xi Jinping is believed to have referred to it in meetingsChinese fans have voiced their anger and disappointment – and a sense that the drama in Westeros is not unlike to their own nation’s political machinations – after the final episode of HBO epic Game of Thrones came to an end at the weekend.Game of Thrones, translated as Quanli de Youxi, “Game of power”, has been a huge hit in China since it debuted eight years ago. For years, online volunteers have helped write Chinese subtitles for pirated copies of the show...

Guardian | May 21, 2019

Huawei dispute shows how Washington is seeking to counter Beijing’s use of technology to gain geopolitical supremacyThe decision by Google, Intel and Qualcomm to freeze cooperation with Huawei could mark the point where the rumbling trade war between the US and China becomes a full-blown tech cold war.By excluding China from western know-how, the Trump administration has made it clear that the real battle is about which of the two economic superpowers has the technological edge for the...

Time | May 21, 2019

Perhaps nothing captures the growing anti-U.S. sentiment in China better than a song about the trade war that is going viral in Beijing: “If the perpetrator wants to fight, we will beat him out of his wits.”
This privately-produced song has more than 100,000 views on WeChat and is just one of many signs of brewing anti-American sentiment on Chinese social media as trade talks falter.
State media has carried commentaries urging unified resistance to foreign pressure, including an editorial from the nationalist Global Times calling the trade dispute a “ people’s war” and a threat...

The Sydney Morning Herald | May 20, 2019

The US move escalates trade-war tensions with Beijing, but also risks making China more self-sufficient over time.

New York Times | May 20, 2019

The moves could hamstring the Chinese tech giant, escalating a cold war between China and the United States over technology and trade.

Guardian | May 20, 2019

The struggle over Huawei isn’t really about technology. It is about whether China or the US is to be masterTrade wars, like real ones, are very much easier to start than to stop. The decision by Google to withhold its software from future Huawei smartphones, even if it will continue to support those presently on the market, comes after considerable pressure from the US government. Even so, it is a move that all parties will regret.The pain for Huawei is obvious.

Guardian | May 20, 2019

Top executive says dispute is about trade, not security, after Trump issued order aimed at cutting off firm from US suppliesThe US ban on sharing technology with Huawei was a “cynically timed” blow in the escalating trade war between the US and China, the Chinese firm’s top executive in the UK has said.Huawei denounced Donald Trump’s ban on the sharing of US tech with “foreign adversaries”, after a string of US tech companies followed Google in restricting the company’s access to their...

Time | May 20, 2019

(BEIJING) — Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support.
The announcement highlighted the growing damage to Huawei from Washington’s order. The company has said until now U.S. accusations it is a security threat have had little impact on sales outside the United States.
Huawei Technologies Ltd., which uses Google’s Android operating system in its smartphones, said it would continue to provide security updates and service. It gave no...

Guardian | May 20, 2019

If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping slide into ongoing animosity, the world will pay the priceA few years ago, as part of a western delegation to China, I met Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that China’s rise would be peaceful, and that other countries – namely, the US – need not worry about the “Thucydides trap”, so named for the Greek historian who chronicled how Sparta’s fear of a rising Athens made war between the two inevitable.

Guardian | May 20, 2019

Reported move could hit Huawei Technologies’ ability to run phone operating system Google has suspended Huawei’s access to updates of its Android operating system and chipmakers have reportedly cut off supplies to the Chinese telecoms company, after the US government added it to a trade blacklist last week.Google said it was complying with an executive order issued by Donald Trump and was reviewing the “implications”, later adding that Google Play – through which Google allows users to download apps – and the security features of its antivirus software Google Play Protect would continue on...

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