TikTok has become the latest Chinese company to be dragged into Washington’s technology war with Beijing. But just why does the US government believe it is unsafe and how do its actions compare to other apps operating in the current market?
It is notable that Washington’s interference in Europe is not limited to Huawei and Nord Stream 2, but is instead part of a much wider policy, leveraging its hegemony as the sole financial superpower to intimidate sovereign nations.
Better than expected economic growth between April and June this year has fuelled promise that the impact of COVID-19 on China will not be as severe as first thought. But with an increasingly volatile international market fuelled by protectionism taking shape, ensuring the vitality of all market entities is a priority for the Chinese economy.
Many cities across China, especially along the Yangtze River Delta, are experiencing some of the worst flooding they have seen for decades. But just what has caused such high levels of rainfall, and what can be done to ensure when the next flood strikes, a similar situation does not reoccur?
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) recent rules have been widely criticized by international students, universities and American states alike. They now put the US’ number one status as a study location for international students in jeopardy, as well as the economic and social benefits that students bring.
Under Boris Johnson, the British government has decidedly moved away from friendship and cooperation with Beijing, and instead followed Washington in pursuing a much more adversarial and hostile relationship.
US President Donald Trump’s decision to buy 500,000 doses of coronavirus-fighting drug remdesivir maybe good for Americans, but it has been criticized by the international community for its selfishness. What effect could it have on the world’s collective attempts to search for a vaccine to the virus?
The UK looks set to reverse its decision to allow Chinese telecom giant Huawei to build part of its 5G network, a decision that threatens the UK’s position post-Brexit, Huawei’s long-term future and the China-UK relationship.
Better than expected economic data for June has fuelled talk of a return to positive growth for China in Q2 and a 1 percent increase in GDP by the end of the year. But while COVID-19 cases continue to drop in the country, fears of a ‘second wave’ threatens to curb that growth.