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Google Faces New Wave of Scrutiny Over China Ties

After months of mounting scrutiny of American companies’ involvement with Chinese AI and surveillance technology, and particularly its deployment in Xinjiang, the spotlight has returned to Google with renewed pressure over its AI research partnerships. “Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel...

U.S., EU Act against China on Raw Material Exports

Susan Cornwell and Darren Ennis report for Reuters: The United States and European Union took action against China on Tuesday for restricting exports of industrial raw materials, intensifying a trade struggle at a delicate time...

Senate May Delay Vote On Punitive Tariffs on China – Greg Hitt

From the Wall Street Journal: Two of the Senate’s leading China critics signaled a willingness to avoid confrontation in a long-simmering currency dispute, after a fresh appeal from the Bush administration to delay action on a bill to impose a hefty tariff on Chinese-made goods. The legislation reflects widespread concern on Capitol Hill about China’s […]

China tempers criticism of US decision on Lenovo – Reuters

From Reuters via the Washington Post (link) China’s Commerce Ministry struck a more conciliatory note on Wednesday after saying a State Department decision to restrict the use of computers made by PC firm Lenovo Group Ltd. smacked of a Cold War mentality. Assistant Commerce Minister Huang Hai said that although China understood the right of […]



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