The Delta Variant and China’s Need to Change Its Covid-19 Policy

The benefits of the zero-infections policy have dropped in relation to the costs of implementation, and there are signs it is becoming counterproductive.

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Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok

The new order calls for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications that could pose a security risk to Americans and their data.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app

China Suspends Ultramarathons After Death of 21 Runners

Some relatives of the runners who died in an recent race are quietly asking whether their loved ones could have been saved.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

Why Would Anyone Open a Restaurant in a Pandemic?

Those that did may be better off, their owners say, because they could meet the moment’s restrictions and cravings from the very start.

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China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency

The electronic Chinese yuan is now being tested in cities such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. No other major power is as far along with a homegrown digital currency.

#alipay, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #currency, #innovation, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #peoples-bank-of-china, #politics-and-government, #renminbi-currency, #virtual-currency, #wechat-mobile-app

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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As Trump Clashes With Big Tech, China’s Censored Internet Takes His Side

Blurring the distinction between companies and government, official propaganda outlets use President Trump’s ouster from Twitter and Facebook to argue that nobody in the world enjoys free speech.

#politics-and-government, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter, #wechat-mobile-app

Here Are The 8 Chinese Apps Trump Banned

The White House took a surprise parting shot at China on Tuesday by banning the popular Chinese payment service and other applications.

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Fake News Is Affecting Immigrant Communities, Too

Right-wing conspiracy theories have infiltrated Asian and Latino communities through platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp. Democrats must take notice.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #hispanic-americans, #korean-americans, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #taiwanese-americans, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnamese-americans, #wechat-mobile-app, #whatsapp-inc

How China Censored Covid-19

Thousands of internal directives and reports reveal how Chinese officials stage-managed what appeared online in the early days of the outbreak.

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U.K. Diplomat Earns Praise for China River Rescue

Relations between Britain and China are tense, but Stephen Ellison, the British consul general in Chongqing, was hailed as a hero for saving a drowning woman.

#china, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #drownings, #great-britain, #rescues, #social-media, #wechat-mobile-app, #weibo-corporation

In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power

If Republicans control the Senate, a Biden administration could take a cue from President Trump and find ways to act unilaterally on some economic issues.

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WeChat, Wild Rumors and All, Is Their Lifeline. Washington May End That.

The app has reshaped the experience of Chinese-Americans for the better, but also spreads misinformation and government propaganda.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #discrimination, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #race-and-ethnicity, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tencent-holdings-ltd, #trump-donald-j, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

U.S. Appeals Injunction Against WeChat Ban

Trump administration officials claim the Chinese-owned app presents a security risk to American users.

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DealBook: How Ginsburg’s Successor Could Remake Business

Leading candidates to fill her seat on the Supreme Court are likely to rule in favor of conservative causes that could affect Corporate America.

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TikTok Deal Exposes a Security Gap, and a Missing China Strategy

Technological progress has outpaced the political debate again. What will happen when the next TikTok arrives in the United States?

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Halts Trump’s WeChat Ban

The order is a setback in the president’s efforts to block a Chinese social media app that he has labeled a national security threat. The ban had been set to go into effect on Sunday night.

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After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies

Beijing issued rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of endangering national security.

#blacklisting, #china, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

Trump Wants to Cripple TikTok and WeChat. Why?

He says that they are a security threat. If so, it is time to show the world the evidence.

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‘It’s So Essential’: WeChat Ban Makes U.S.-China Standoff Personal

When downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging service are barred in the U.S. starting at midnight on Sunday, the feud between the countries will hit home for millions of people.

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Explaining Trump Ban on TikTok, WeChat

The Commerce Department announced that it was prohibiting downloads of WeChat and TikTok in U.S. app stores. Here’s what you need to know.

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Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores

The Trump administration issued new rules Friday morning that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States.

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Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping.

A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it.

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American and Chinese Officials Take Pulse on Trade Deal, Six Months In

Trade negotiators from the two countries met by videoconference to review the progress in enacting their trade deal.

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U.S. Suspends Bilateral Agreements With Hong Kong, Escalating Tensions With China

The actions are part of the Trump administration’s broader efforts to punish China for its attempts to stifle political dissent in Hong Kong.

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A TikTok Ban Is Overdue

Critics say we shouldn’t abandon the ideal of an open internet. But there is such a thing as being a sucker.

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Trump’s Attacks on TikTok and WeChat Could Further Fracture the Internet

The president’s restrictions on Chinese tech may be part of an eye-for-an-eye logic called reciprocity. The price could be a global patchwork of online fiefs.

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Trump’s Orders on WeChat and TikTok Are Uncertain. That May Be the Point.

The restrictions on the two Chinese-owned apps followed a familiar model for other policy announcements on China from the Trump administration.

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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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Targeting WeChat, Trump Takes Aim at China’s Bridge to the World

The all-purpose app, which the administration is restricting along with TikTok, is how many Chinese living abroad stay in touch with each other, and with people back home.

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Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.

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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.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #iran, #meng-wanzhou, #ren-zhengfei, #wechat-mobile-app

China Pushes for Quiet Burials as Coronavirus Death Toll Is Questioned

Officials are ​trying to curb expressions of grief and control the narrative​ amid skepticism about the true size of the coronavirus epidemic’s death toll.

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How My Family Dealt With the Coronavirus Outbreak

I was stuck inside with my parents during Chinese New Year. Here’s what we did.

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