US-China trade war creates ‘new opportunities’ for Huawei as growth surges despite ban

By Krystal Hu, Reporter | Yahoo Finance

Huawei knows what it’s like to be in the crosshairs of U.S.-China trade tensions, but that position hasn’t hurt the embattled company — at least so far.

The Chinese telecom and smartphone giant announced 23% revenue growth in the first half of 2019 on Tuesday, in its first financial report since the Trump administration banned U.S.… Read the full article.

Sign of the times: China’s capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down

By Huizhong Wu | Reuters

The Arabic script on the signboard of a halal food store is seen covered, at Niujie area in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in the Chinese capital have ordered halal restaurants and food stalls to remove Arabic script and symbols associated with Islam from their signs, part of an expanding national effort to “Sinicize” its Muslim population.… Read the full article.

Iran vs. Royal Navy: British Naval Destroyer Deploys to Persian Gulf

What happens next? 

by David Axe | The National Interest

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf,  temporarily doubling the number of British warships in the Persian Gulf following repeated Iranian attacks on British ships.

The brief increase in British warships in the region, from one to two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an emergency.… Read the full article.

Qualcomm Raises China Game as Sony, Nintendo Dawdle

By Tim Culpan | Bloomberg

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Earnings from both Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. tell a similar tale: The games sector is looking soft.Operating income for Sony’s games division declined 12% last quarter, while Nintendo’s fell 10%. A weakened outlook prompted Sony – which gets about 25% of its revenue from games

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Earnings from both Sony Corp.… Read the full article.

China’s Giant Spy Drone Just Tailed a U.S. Navy Cruiser

But Beijing’s years of investment in drones are finally starting to pay off, if the Soar Eagle’s July 2019 mission tailing Antietam is any indication.

by David Axe | The National Interest

China reportedly activated one of its Soar Dragon large spy drones to keep tabs on a U.S.… Read the full article.

‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’: Why the Manson murders still fascinate (and haunt) us

By Brian Truitt | USA TODAY

Fifty years after the Manson Family killed actress Sharon Tate and shook Hollywood to its core, Charles Manson still holds definite sway over pop culture.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is the latest film tapping into the grisly anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders masterminded by the notorious cult leader in August 1969.… Read the full article.