Trump is harsh on China, except when it comes to democracy

By Nahal Toosi | Politico

In the past week, President Donald Trump has described China’s trade practices as “an anchor on us,” saying Beijing is “killing us” and wants to “hurt” U.S. jobs.

Yet as Chinese officials increasingly hint at a potentially violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, Trump has remained largely silent.… Continues

Related Co. Chairman Stephen Ross defends Donald Trump: He is ‘not a crazy conservative’

By Max Zahn with Andy Serwer | Yahoo Finance

In a newly released interview, real estate magnate Stephen Ross defends President Donald Trump as a “strong leader” who is “not a crazy conservative.”

The billionaire developer Ross — whose holding company owns workout brands SoulCycle, Equinox, and Blink Fitness — became the target of criticism and calls for boycotts this week after news broke of a fundraiser he is set to host for President Donald Trump.… Continues

One of the best Google Maps features ever is finally live on Android and iPhone

By Chris Smith | BGR News

Google regularly updates its navigation app with new features while testing other novelties with the help of beta releases, and Google Maps keep getting better as a result. But Google is also somewhat cluttering the app with features that might not necessarily need a home inside a navigation app.… Continues

Hong Kong’s summer of rage now a war of attrition

By Jerome Taylor and Esther Chan | AFP

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters and authorities appear set for a long war of attrition (AFP Photo/Isaac Lawrence)

Two months after a summer of rage began on Hong Kong’s streets, pro-democracy protesters and the southern Chinese city’s leaders are digging in for a long war of attrition.… Continues