Authorities and Protestors Clash at Hong Kong Airport

Demonstrations in Hong Kong turned violent today as clashes erupted at Hong Kong’s international airport. Protestors had shut down one the world’s busiest airports for the second straight day, blocking departure lines and causing the cancellation of more than 200 flights. Police said they tried to help emergency crews reach a man who was apprehended […]

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China May Restrict Access of U.S. Companies to Technology

China is taking steps to protect its technological advancements, it says, in the latest tit-for-tat in escalating trade tensions with the U.S. The move is seen as retaliation to the U.S. government’s stance against Chinese technologies companies. Last month the U.S. added Huawei, the giant Chinese smartphone maker, to a blacklist of companies prevented from […]

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Google Halts Business with Smartphone Maker Huawei

Google’s parent company Alphabet, Inc, has discontinued business with Huawei in the wake of the Trump administration adding the Chinese smartphone maker to a blacklist of companies prevented from doing business in the U.S. The business includes any operations that require the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open […]

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Trump Drops Tariffs on Canada, Mexico Steel Imports to Ease Passage of Trade Deal

The Trump administration has agreed to lift tariffs on steel imports from Canada and Mexico, paving the way for a new trilateral trade deal to go through. President Trump made the announcement in remarks to the National Association of Retailers in Washington, D.C., Friday. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with […]

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U.S. Shown to Add 304,000 Jobs in January in Stellar Jobs Report

The U.S. economy, surpassing expectations, added 304,000 jobs in January, indicating the economy remains as strong as it has been in recent months. Economists had been expecting gains of about 180,000 new jobs for the month. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly from 3.9% to 4%, mainly due to the government shutdown. The U.S. government […]

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Global Carriers Bow to Chinese Demands on Taiwan Reference

U.S. Airlines have bowed to pressure from the Chinese government and have removed references to Taiwan it was announced this week. The airlines had been asked to stop listing the island as a separate nation from mainland China. China’s Civil Aviation Administration sent a letter in May to foreign carriers, including airlines in the United […]

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Trump Administration Imposes Record Penalties on Chinese ZTE

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced fines of over $1.4 billion against ZTE last week in an agreement that would allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to continue purchasing materials critical to its business from U.S. companies. Under the terms of the agreement the company has agreed to pay $1 billion before the Commerce Department’s Bureau […]

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U.S. Official Arrested for Spying for the Chinese

Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, was arrested last Saturday on federal charges of attempting to transfer national defense information to the government of China. Hansen is a former U.S. Army Warrant Officer and has been working as a civilian intelligence case officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency since 2006. Hansen was taken into custody while on […]

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Trump Decides to Keep Chinese Telecom Giant ZTE Alive

The Trump administration has reached a deal that would keep Chinese telecom giant ZTE in business it was announced yesterday. The administration had previously barred it from doing business with American companies, including San-Francisco-based microchip maker Qualcomm, a main ZTE supplier. The decision threatened to put ZTE out of business within weeks. ZTE employs roughly […]

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