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Chinese companies cool on annual CES Vegas tech show amid trade war and economic uncertainty

Chinese companies cool on annual CES Vegas tech show amid trade war and economic uncertainty

The annual CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas – the biggest technology and consumer electronics exhibition in the world, with around 175,000 expected attendees and 4,000 exhibitors – will kick off this week with about 20 per cent fewer Chinese merchants. Not a big surprise perhaps, given the […]

Bipartisan US bill seeks to toughen Donald Trump’s approach to China

Bipartisan US bill seeks to toughen Donald Trump’s approach to China

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Martin Matishak on on January 4, 2019. A bipartisan pair of Senate lawmakers proposed legislation on Friday to compel the Trump administration to take a stronger stance against digital and technological threats from countries such […]

Inside the US delegation for China trade war talks: Washington’s big guns will be absent

Inside the US delegation for China trade war talks: Washington’s big guns will be absent

The US delegation that will head to Beijing on Monday for the next round of trade war negotiations will lack some of the high-ranking officials who took part in previous high-stakes meetings, the United States Trade Representative‘s Office confirmed on Friday. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin […]

China’s service activities expanded in December despite broader economic slowdown

China’s service activities expanded in December despite broader economic slowdown

Growth in the Chinese service sector accelerated to a six-month high in December, according to a private gauge released on Friday, demonstrating some resilience in the world’s second largest economy. The service sector purchasing managers’ index (PMI), compiled by Markit and published by Chinese financial news outlet Caixin, rose to […]

US issues China travel warning about ‘arbitrary’ law enforcement, amid tensions over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

US issues China travel warning about ‘arbitrary’ law enforcement, amid tensions over arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

The US State Department issued a warning on Thursday that officials in China “have asserted broad authority” to prevent US citizens from leaving the country and to beware of “arbitrary enforcement of local laws.” The travel advisory follows the detention last month of two Canadians in China, which has accused […]

‘China, China, China’: Trump’s new Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan sets US defence priorities

‘China, China, China’: Trump’s new Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan sets US defence priorities

Patrick Shanahan, the acting US defence secretary, singled out China as a key priority in a “great power competition” on his first full day in his new role at the Pentagon on Wednesday, continuing a course set by his predecessor. Shanahan, who replaced James Mattis on Tuesday, told Pentagon staff […]

Ex-US president Jimmy Carter warns of ‘modern cold war’ with China

Ex-US president Jimmy Carter warns of ‘modern cold war’ with China

Former US president Jimmy Carter warned of the risks of sliding into a “modern cold war” with China and called on both sides to find a common cause on African development. Marking the 40th anniversary of his January 1979 normalisation of relations with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, Carter voiced concern […]

Cooperation is best for us both, Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump as they hail 40 years of China-US ties

Cooperation is best for us both, Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump as they hail 40 years of China-US ties

History shows that cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday in a congratulatory message to mark 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. The two countries agreed last month to a 90-day temporary […]

An ‘atheist’ empire? Trump aides rally evangelicals in China fight

An ‘atheist’ empire? Trump aides rally evangelicals in China fight

This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Nahal Toosi on on December 30, 2018. Vice-President Mike Pence infuriated Beijing when he gave a speech in October warning that China had become a dangerous rival to the United States. While he focused on […]

America’s EB-5 investor visa programme backlog is putting Chinese capital at risk

America’s EB-5 investor visa programme backlog is putting Chinese capital at risk

A controversial investor visa programme that brought scandal to US President Donald Trump’s in-laws faces an uncertain future as US$17 billion in Chinese investments sits in limbo for longer periods due to a processing backlog in the popular programme. With a sharp uptick in Chinese applications for the visa programme […]