US is holding ‘magic sword’ to punish China — Commentary

Opinion 07/09/22, 01:35

In 2007, the U.S. Army first used shells called Excalibur in the Iraq war. Charlotte Mountain, who served in the U.S. military for more than 10 years, said that these 155 mm GPS-guided artillery shells could change combat modes. This shell is named after the legendary sword that King Arthur wielded. ...

iPhone prevails over Chinese rivals at country’s online shopping festival

Tech 07/05/22, 05:51

At China’s second-largest shopping festival, 6.18, Apple’s iPhone outsold mainland competitors and garnered the most sales.  Overall, Strategy Analytics estimated that 14 million smartphone units were sold at the major. And the iPhone took over nearly 7 million of that, far leaving other Chinese-based rivals behind. While it is a year-on-year decrease ...

U.S. blacklists 5 Chinese firms for allegedly helping Russian military

Russia 06/30/22, 03:37

Washington on June 28 included five Chinese companies on a trade blacklist for allegedly associating with the Russian military during the Ukraine war. The five Chinese firms the U.S. Commerce Department named were Connec Electronic Limited, King Pai Technology Company Limited, Sinno Electronics Company Limited, Winninc Electronic, and World Jetta (Hong ...

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 ...