Space competition ‘Inevitable’ between China and US

BY SILVI WRITER and GLOBAL TIMES China should be prepared for both cooperation and competition with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), said a Chinese expert on Thursday after NASA photographed China’s new lunar lander on the far side of the moon. The Business Insider reported on Wednesday that a month after China pulled off its historic Chang’e 4 mission, which landed robots on … Continue reading Space competition ‘Inevitable’ between China and US

Huawei founder: My daughter is ‘Very Strong’

BY GLOBAL TIMES Ren Zhengfei (任正非), founder of China’s Huawei Technologies, who usually keeps a low profile, appeared before journalists Thursday and stressed that his company does not steal trade secrets. But this has not deterred aggressively hostile attitude from the West. The Shenzhen-based company has been facing growing pressure from Western countries, particularly the US, as local politicians consider it an arm of the … Continue reading Huawei founder: My daughter is ‘Very Strong’

Can China and the US Avoid a new ‘Cold War’?

BY SILVI WRITER 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 that both countries were increasingly describing each other as threats. “If top … Continue reading Can China and the US Avoid a new ‘Cold War’?

Chinese firm rolls out first Made-in-USA subway cars

BY SILVI WRITER and XINHUA The CRRC Corporation, one of China’s major rail companies, announced on Tuesday the completion of the first pair of new subway cars built in its US factory in western Massachusetts. The CRRC said the vehicles would be delivered to the US state to replace cars that have been serving the Orange Line of Boston for decades, as “it lobbies the … Continue reading Chinese firm rolls out first Made-in-USA subway cars

In 2012, this Iowa man hosted Xi. Now Trump’s trade war is hurting his soybean farm

BY XIE YU, SCMP On an autumn morning in November, Grant Kimberley told a room full of visitors how income from his 4,000-acre (1,600 hectares) family farm in Maxwell, Iowa, has plummeted by as much as 25 per cent in a year, because of the trade war that his president has started with his largest export market. “Soybeans and agriculture have become the collateral damage” … Continue reading In 2012, this Iowa man hosted Xi. Now Trump’s trade war is hurting his soybean farm

‘Detention’ of former Canadian diplomat: Beijing’s retaliation???

BY SILVI WRITER A judge in Vancouver, Canada, granted a C$10 million (US$7.4 million) bail to Meng Wanzhou (孟晚舟), the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, on Tuesday (local time). Meng, the eldest daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on Dec 1 and could be extradited to the US to face fraud charges linked to the alleged violation of sanctions on … Continue reading ‘Detention’ of former Canadian diplomat: Beijing’s retaliation???

Qualcomm vs Apple: China ‘able to exert pressure on US tech giants’, said analyst

BY GLOBAL TIMES   A Chinese court reportedly ordered Apple to stop selling older iPhone models in the country due to patent infringements, a move that shows China has the ability to exert pressure on US tech giants amid growing tensions, a Chinese analyst said. The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court granted two preliminary injunctions against four Apple subsidiaries in China, Qualcomm said in a statement … Continue reading Qualcomm vs Apple: China ‘able to exert pressure on US tech giants’, said analyst