How the Huawei Case Raised Fears of ‘Hostage Diplomacy’ by China

Critics of the Justice Department deal to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou say it could blunt tools like sanctions and prosecutions.

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To Get Back Meng Wanzhou, China Uses a Hardball Tactic: Seizing Foreigners

The speed at which Beijing returned two Canadians held seemingly tit-for-tat in exchange may signal comfort with the tactic.

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China Frees Jailed Canadians After U.S. Agrees to Release Meng Wanzhou

Two Canadians imprisoned in China since 2018 were free and on their way home, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada announced on Friday night.

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U.S. Reaches Agreement to Release Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

The case suggested that the Biden administration and the government of President Xi Jinping could come to some kind of accommodations in a dispute that included allegations of hostage-taking on both sides.

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Huawei Executive Meng Wanzhou Is Set to Be Released

Ms. Meng will return to China in exchange for admitting some wrongdoing in a sanctions violation case, a person familiar with the deal said.

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Biden Expands Trum-Era Ban in Chinese Firms Linked to Military

The new order includes firms engaged in making and deploying the surveillance technology used against Muslim minorities and dissidents around the globe.

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Biden Defines His Underlying Challenge With China: ‘Prove Democracy Works’

At his news conference on Thursday, the president provided a revealing look into how he viewed the threat from Beijing.

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Michael Spavor, Canadian Accused of Spying, Stands Trial in China

The trial of Michael Spavor escalates China’s punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top executive of Huawei.

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Canadians Kovrig and Spavor to Stand Trial in China: What We Know

Secrecy and politics will likely hang over the cases involving two Canadian men, who have been held largely in isolation for more than two years.

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As Biden and Xi Begin a Careful Dance, a New American Policy Takes Shape

Top administration officials will meet with their Chinese counterparts for the first time on Thursday as the United States shifts to a more competitive posture with Beijing.

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‘Global Britain’: Boris Johnson Pins U.K. Future on U.S. Ties

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s blueprint for Britain’s economic, security and diplomatic future is a tighter embrace of Washington, with policies aligning London with President Biden.

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Brazil Needs Vaccines. China Is Benefiting.

China is a major supplier of coronavirus vaccine, giving it enormous leverage in pandemic-ravaged nations. Brazil, recently hostile to the Chinese company Huawei, has suddenly changed its stance.

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How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offline

As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.

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Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations

The Biden administration is under intense pressure to maintain former President Donald J. Trump’s curbs on China, even as it tries to develop a more comprehensive and effective strategy.

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Inside a Pro-Huawei Influence Campaign

A covert online push to sway telecommunications policy in favor of the Chinese company may presage a new twist in social manipulation.

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As Senate Weighs Biden’s Commerce Pick, Here’s What to Watch

A Senate committee will question Gina M. Raimondo, President Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, at a hearing Tuesday morning.

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A Child of China’s Gilded Elite Strikes a Nerve Over Wealth and Privilege

The youngest daughter of the founder of the telecommunications giant Huawei debuted a documentary, a magazine cover and a music video — and the response was savage.

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Does a Woman ‘Walking’ Her Boyfriend on a Leash Signal Covid Ennui?

Coronavirus restrictions across Canada, including a new curfew in Quebec, are fraying patience and spurring protests in some quarters.

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With Money, and Waste, China Fights for Chip Independence

Beijing’s drive to free itself from reliance on imported semiconductors has lifted start-ups and big firms alike. Some have flamed out. But there has been progress.

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Alibaba’s Software Can Find Uighur Faces, It Told China Clients

The website for the tech titan’s cloud business described facial recognition software that could detect members of a minority group whose persecution has drawn international condemnation.

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Trump Bars Investment in Chinese Firms With Military Ties

The ban, which affects companies including Huawei, China Mobile and China Telecom, is the administration’s first major move toward decoupling American financial markets from China.

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How to Take On the Tech Barons

Something has to be done about the technology sector. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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Trump’s Tech Clampdown Could Hurt Huawei’s New Phones

The battered Chinese giant won’t say how many of its new handsets it can produce. U.S. restrictions may have curtailed access to essential components.

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In City Where China Welcomed the World, Xi Prepares for a Colder One

China’s leader, Xi Jinping, speaking in the early trading center of Shenzhen, emphasized domestic innovation amid tensions with the United States.

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The Tech Cold War Between the U.S. and China Is Heating Up

A conversation with The Times’s David Sanger on how Washington and Beijing are battling over the future of technology.

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In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides

The island’s biggest chip maker has been a coveted partner to both battling giants. But rising nationalism is making it harder to keep the middle ground.

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U.S. Places Restrictions on China’s Leading Chip Maker

The export controls follow a review in which the United States concluded that Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation may be supplying chips to the Chinese military.

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Trump Is Wrong about TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions.

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America Is Going to Decapitate Huawei

The United States’ technological dominance gives it an immense power. But how long will that last?

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Trump Administration Widens Huawei Dragnet

The Commerce Department placed new restrictions on the Chinese tech giant’s ability to work with the global chip industry.

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Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.

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In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle

Global businesses are increasingly being asked to pick political and legal sides in the confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.

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How the Cold War Between China and U.S. Is Intensifying

In defense, trade, technology, media and diplomacy, among other areas, the rancor between the Trump administration and China’s ruling Communist Party is worsening.

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Pompeo Praises Britain for Getting Tough on China

The secretary of state praised the British government for recent actions on China as the Trump administration tries to build a global coalition against Beijing.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 11 Chinese Companies Over Human Rights

The move, which affects suppliers to major international brands including Apple, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, could force companies to sever some ties to China.

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U.S. Weighs Sweeping Travel Ban on Chinese Communist Party Members

The presidential order under consideration would be based on the same statute in the Immigration and Nationality Act used in a 2017 travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.

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U.K. Bars Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.

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U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.

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F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats

American cellular businesses will no longer be able to spend federal money on equipment from the two Chinese companies.

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China Indicts 2 Canadians on Spying Charges, Escalating Dispute

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in 2018 amid heightening tensions between Canada and China.

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As the U.S. Lashes Out at China, Beijing Hardens Its Resolve

From China’s perspective, the punitive measures on trade, technology and Hong Kong have simply revealed the core of American hostility.

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Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States

A Vancouver judge is expected to decide whether U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou constitute a crime in Canada, a ruling that could open the way for her extradition.

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U.S. Is Using Taiwan as a Pressure Point in Tech Fight With China

The Trump administration is challenging Chinese access to Taiwan’s high-tech supply chain — and, by extension, Beijing’s influence over the island it claims as its territory.

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U.S. Delivers Another Blow to Huawei With New Tech Restrictions

New rules announced by the Commerce Department Friday morning threaten to inflict more pain on Huawei and upset an already rocky U.S.-China relationship.

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Some Trump Officials Take Harder Actions on China During Pandemic

Since the coronavirus spread from a metropolis on the Yangtze River across the globe, hard-liners in both Washington and Beijing have accelerated efforts to decouple elements of the relationship.

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Jailed Huawei Workers Raised a Forbidden Subject: Iran

China arrested five former employees who had discussed the tech giant’s Iranian sales in a chat group, raising questions about its government ties.

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

A conspiracy theory linking the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless technology has spurred more than 100 incidents this month, British officials said.

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