China to bring up WeChat, TikTok in next US trade talks

US and Chinese negotiators plan to discuss progress of their trade deal in the coming days, with Beijing pushing to widen the agenda to include Washington’s recent crackdown on businesses including TikTok and WeChat. A virtual meeting will likely take place as soon as this week though a date hasn’t been finalized, according to people … Read more China to bring up WeChat, TikTok in next US trade talks

Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Hong Kong’s worst coronavirus outbreak is showing signs of coming under control as the city reported the lowest number of new local infections since its resurgence began over a month ago. The Asian financial hub reported 32 new local cases on Tuesday, a marked drop from the high double-digit tallies of the past week. New … Read more Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arrest sends warning to Hong Kong’s free press

Right before China retook control of Hong Kong in 1997, tycoon Jimmy Lai started Apple Daily in part to promote democracy in the city. For 25 years the newspaper survived advertising boycotts and political pressure but never backed off its tough coverage of the Chinese government and pro-Beijing lawmakers. It may not last through the … Read more Media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s arrest sends warning to Hong Kong’s free press

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested over suspected collusion with foreign forces under the new national security law, his top aide said on Twitter, in what is the highest-profile arrest yet under the legislation. Lai, 71, has been one of the most prominent democracy activists in the Chinese-ruled city and an ardent … Read more Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law

China’s entry into Iran will destabilize Middle East, says US Secretary Mike Pompeo

Washington: The United States Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo on Sunday (August 9, 2020) targetted the Chinese Communist Party and said that China’s entry into Iran will destabilize the Middle East. He expressed, “China’s entry into Iran will destabilize the Middle East. Iran remains the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, and to have … Read more China’s entry into Iran will destabilize Middle East, says US Secretary Mike Pompeo

India’s smartphone market sees 51% decline, hopes to recover in festive season | Business

[ad_1] Aug 08, 2020, 08:35PM ISTSource: TOI.in Indian smartphone market sees a decline of 51% in the contract by April-June quarter. The decline is due to coronavirus-induced lockdown and crunch in parts supplies from China because of border tension. Any hopes of a credible revival now rest on the second half, especially the festive period … Read more India’s smartphone market sees 51% decline, hopes to recover in festive season | Business

India confident in standing solo against China in any future border dispute: European think tank – india news

[ad_1] Post the violent June 15 Galwan Valley clashes, India has shown the confidence of standing solo against China in any future border dispute despite the United States’ offer of forming a Quad alliance against Beijing, a Europe-based think tank said. Since the clashes in Eastern Ladakh, several negotiations between India and China have taken … Read more India confident in standing solo against China in any future border dispute: European think tank – india news

Firmly oppose US orders against TikTok and WeChat, says China

China’s foreign ministry on Friday said that it firmly opposes executive orders announced by US President Donald Trump on Thursday banning US transactions with the Chinese owners of messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok. China will defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a media briefing. … Read more Firmly oppose US orders against TikTok and WeChat, says China

US President Donald Trump bans transactions with TikTok, WeChat; highlights India’s action on Chinese apps

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has signed executive orders halting all transactions with popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, terming them a ‘threat to the national security and to the country’s economy’. The ban comes into effect in 45 days, Trump said in his two separate executive orders signed on August 6. In a … Read more US President Donald Trump bans transactions with TikTok, WeChat; highlights India’s action on Chinese apps

Trump to give TikTok’s Chinese owner 45 days to reach deal to sell-sources

US President Donald Trump has agreed to give China’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. US officials have said TikTok under its Chinese parent poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. Trump said … Read more Trump to give TikTok’s Chinese owner 45 days to reach deal to sell-sources