U.S.-led alliances ramp up to counter China’s aggression

China 06/27/22, 09:46

The White House announced on June 24 that five countries, including the U.S., Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, have formed an informal group.  The group, named Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP), aims to boost economic and diplomatic ties with Pacific island nations. In the statement, the White House ...

Boston: made-in-China subway cars continue to have problems

Corruption 06/26/22, 03:47

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced that new Orange Line cars made by Chinese state-owned company CRRC were again out of service. According to ET, MBTA said that a new Orange Line train faced a mechanical problem in one of the train’s “multiple braking units” on May 19.  Boston Globe cited officials ...

Arkansas professor imprisoned for hiding China patents

China 06/19/22, 04:08

A former Chinese professor at the University of Arkansas and NASA researcher has been sentenced to 12 months and one day behind bars for being dishonest about his patents in China.  According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Justice on June 16, Dr. Simon Saw-Teong Ang, or Hong ...

American businesses, from Hollywood to manufacturing can succeed without China

China 06/17/22, 01:42

China has steadily distanced itself from Western enterprises, particularly American businesses, because of its severe anti-epidemic strategy and strict censorship. However, reality shows that American companies are still growing. A Hollywood blockbuster that wasn't released in China had a significant box office triumph in early June. "Defender: The Lone Ranger" took ...

U.S. lawmakers reach proposal on China investment curbs

China 06/15/22, 03:36

According to Reuters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced Monday that they have reached a proposal that would give the U.S. government powers to block U.S. investment in China. The House Foreign Affairs Committee lawmakers stated that they have discussed with related parties "on developing a robust, targeted outbound investment mechanism ...

Behind tide of U.S. staff departures from TikTok: Overload, stress

Human Rights 06/12/22, 02:36

Many American employees at Chinese internet tech company ByteDance have decided to quit its U.S. office. According to the Wall Street Journal, one of the reasons is that its subsidiary TikTok exports China’s strict management style to the U.S. TikTok is a unit of Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd. It was founded six ...

3 U.S. firms suspended allegedly for illegally exporting defense products to China

US-China 06/10/22, 00:41

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, announced on June 8 that it had suspended three American companies for allegedly illegally exporting satellite and sensitive military prototypes to China.  Those products are subject to strict U.S. export controls because of their sensitivity and importance to U.S. national security. The ...

Didi announces its delisting from Wall Street

Economy 06/08/22, 04:07

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will say goodbye to the U.S. stock market in June, just one year after its public debut on Wall Street. According to Apollo News, Didi announced that it officially applied to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 2. Ten days later, the company would ...

Top Gun 2: when Chinese money cannot rein on Hollywood

China 06/07/22, 03:55

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel Maverick scored a huge success as it kicked off the summer movie season, grossing 248 million dollars in its first weekend worldwide. By the fourth day after its release, that number exceeded 300 million dollars. It has already earned roughly three-quarters of its production cost. Besides ...

U.S. urges U.K to cancel China chip firm deal

Tech 06/06/22, 04:03

According to the Wall Street Journal, a deal to buy U.K semiconductor from a Chinese-owned company may fall apart after the U.S. intervenes.  The U.K government on May 25 started a national security probe into the deal from a Chinese-controlled firm of a British chip factory.  Britain’s business secretary said, “We welcome ...