Explainer: 1 Big Advantage America Would Have over China In a War


by War Is Boring | The National Interest

Given China’s place in the world, its underlying national trends and America’s pointed advantage in just that aspect of military power that’s especially damaging to Chinese plans, it seems optimistic for PLA officers to assume they can launch an attack on China’s neighbors without first knocking out U.S.read the full article

Foxconn chairman hands over reins ahead of presidential bid

By Yimou Lee | Reuters

Foxconn Technology Group founder and chairman, Terry Gou, speaks during a news conference in Taipei

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou said on Friday he will hand over the running of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer to a new operations committee as he prepares to contest Taiwan’s presidential elections next year.… read the full article

China Is Creating Its Own ‘Entity List’ to Avenge Huawei and Punish Foreign Firms

By Eamon Barrett | Fortune

The cracks in Huawei Technologies are starting to show.

Speaking to an audience gathered at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen on Monday, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei revealed that action taken against the Chinese telecom manufacturer by the U.S.… read the full article

Hong Kong’s ‘leaderless’ protesters mull next move

By Elaine Yu and Jacques Clement | AFP

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong poses during an interview with AFP outside the government headquarters (AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE)

Hong Kong’s “leaderless” demonstrations brought millions of people onto the streets and forced the city’s pro-Beijing leadership into a rare climbdown.… read the full article

Apple Is Playing Chicken With China. Will Beijing Flinch?

By Danny Vena | The Motley Fool

Many companies have suffered in the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing, but Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)has arguably been among the hardest hit. After becoming the first U.S. company to surpass a $1 trillion market cap and hitting all-time stock price highs in October 2018, Apple stock had lost about one-third of its value by January 2019.… read the full article

China Worships at the Altar of Stealth (As in Fighters and Mega Bombers)

The latest info. 

by David Axe | The National Interest

If there’s one thing that might hold back the JH-XX’s development, it’s the new plane’s engine, just as problems integrating a Chinese-built engine reportedly have slowed development of the J-20 and FC-31 fighters.read the full article

Hong Kong protesters vow to stay on streets as Carrie Lam refuses to fully withdraw extradition bill

By Nicola Smith | The Telegraph

Pro-democracy activists Nathan Law, Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow held a press conference in Hong Kong – REUTERS

Angry Hong Kong protesters vowed on Tuesday to step up their campaign against a controversial extradition law after the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam refused to answer their calls to withdraw it and resign.… read the full article

Analysis: China blinks, but divide from Hong Kong remains

By KEN MORITSUGU | Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful.

Faced with huge and disruptive protests in Hong Kong, China blinked. The decision to shelve the legislation that sparked the demonstrations shows that limits still exist to how hard China can, or is willing, to push.… read the full article

Huawei phone sales plunge, cutbacks planned as US pressure bites


Huawei’s founder says overseas smartphone sales have tumbled after US pressure on the Chinese firm (AFP Photo/HECTOR RETAMAL )

Huawei’s founder said Monday the Chinese telecom giant’s overseas smartphone sales have tumbled since the US last month threatened to blacklist the company, and he warned the embattled firm would slash production to weather the US drive to isolate it.… read the full article

Flowers pile up for dead Hong Kong protester

By Ross Adkin and Helen Roxburgh | AFP

Mourners place flowers and offer prayers at the site where a protester died falling from the top of a building in central Hong Kong (AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE)

Bouquets of white flowers, written tributes and origami cranes piled up Sunday outside a high-end Hong Kong shopping mall, where a young man plunged to his death protesting against a controversial extradition bill.… read the full article