Former Chinese Prime Minister Li Peng, nicknamed “the butcher of Beijing” for his responsibility in the repression of Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989, died at 90, Xinhua state news agency announced today. “He died yesterday as a result of a disease whose treatment proved ineffective,” the Xinhua agency reported. The former prime minister had already battled bladder cancer.
Monday was another bad day for Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Washington Post dropped a major bombshell on the company regarding alleged (highly-illegal) dealings in North Korea, and Czech Radio added another involving activities in their own country. The news adds fresh and serious doubts about the company’s potential western footprint, and bolster’s Washington’s case that the giant is a threat to American national security and users’ privacy. President Trump met tech CEOs in the White House Monday, partially to discuss what to do about it.
Chinese regulators have just approved a new tech-heavy board of 25 companies for the STAR Market. This new STAR Market is modeled on the U.S.-based NASDAQ composite reflecting the ruling Communist Party’s desire to keep private capital within its own country. It allows mid-sized Chinese investors to invest in Chinese tech companies that until recently would have been listed on Wall Street, London Stock Exchange or Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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Nike has just cancelled a Betsy Ross shoe because Colin Kaepernick (a Nike endorser) claimed he and others found the specific flag design offensive, saying the flag from that period is associated with slavery in America. Is Nike so focused on social justice issues, they are not completing their duties to their shareholders.
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It’s said that nothing ever really gets done at the G20, which is currently meeting in Osaka, Japan. Nineteen member countries and the European Union agreed to a new deal to tackle climate change. Guess who was the lone holdout. President Trump was harshly criticized, at home and abroad, for praising Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist (who had legal residency in the U.S.) Jamal Khashoggi. There was one cautiously positive development to emerge from the summit, however. Trump and Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to restart talks and temporarily de-escalate the trade war.
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If oil demand is down so much due to the China trade war and tariffs, how come the more economically sensitive materials, such as copper, have not felt the same economic downward price effects?
Today China has asked it’s refineries to hold off on placing new orders for crude oil imports in anticipation of lower prices once and if demand stalls further. The Chinese buyers have cut off purchases of U.S. crude oil as the trade dispute between Beijing and Washington continues.
Founder Ren Zhengfei claimed Huawei’s revenue will be $30 billion less than they had forecast over the next two years. His quote compared the largest Chinese telecom giant to a “badly damaged plane” as a result of US government sanctions, bans and actions against them. For instance, just recently Facebook banned Huawei from preloading its apps.
Last Sunday an estimated 1.03 million people (230 thousands according to the police) participated in a mass protest in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow the extradition of suspects, either political or criminal, to mainland China for the first time. Protestors fear that the amendments would mark the end of the “one country two systems” era.
Hundreds of thousands, and perhaps up to one million people jammed the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest amendments by the Legislative Council, which would allow the extradition of those accused of crimes to mainland China. Opponents believe the bill will allow the communist regime to target political opponents, whether living in or visiting Hong Kong, and threaten the city’s longstanding autonomy. Beijing is said to want the bill “urgently,” and the LegCo pledged to press on regardless.
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Tech giant Google suspended all business requiring the transfer of hardware, software, and technical services with Chinese firm Huawei, Reuters reported on Sunday. New Huawei smartphones will lose access to popular Google apps, like YouTube and Maps, as well as security updates. Those publicly available, via open source licensing, would not appear to be affected. The move comes days after the Trump administration blacklisted Huawei, prohibiting American firms from trading with the company without a license.
President Trump used an executive order Wednesday to declare a national emergency over threats to American technology. The move prohibits American companies from using telecom services solely owned, controlled, or directed by a foreign adversary. The order also “delegates authority to the Secretary of Commerce,” Wilbur Ross, “to prohibit transactions posing an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States.” The move clears the way for a ban on Huawei, China’s controversial telecom giant.
It’s never good when North Korea is in the news. On Thursday, the Hermit Kingdom launched two short-range ballistic missiles in to the Sea of Japan. The pair were similar to one the DPRK test-fired on Friday. Later that day, American authorities seized a coal ship used by North Korea for sanction-busting.
The missile tests were the first by North Korea in more than 500 days. Yet, the self-imposed moratorium on long-range testing remains. The state media, whose prophesies of mass annihilation and lakes of fire normally rival that of any shortwave radio preacher, assured the world that nothing was amiss.
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted an escalation to his trade war with China, warning tariffs would more than double, from 10% to 25%. By Tuesday, stocks were sent tumbling, and companies scrambling. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 472 points Tuesday, it’s worst day in four months. Grain futures hit their lowest mark in more than 40 years. Companies weren’t given much in the way of warning, with tariffs due to increase Friday. They’ll have to decide whether to eat the tariffs themselves or pass the costs on to consumers.
Trump’s escalation comes amid a five-month truce between the world’s two biggest economies, and as the U.S. and China appeared close to a deal. However, Administration officials say China has been backtracking from earlier commitments. In a Washington Post op-ed, former chief strategist Steve Bannon urged the president to “follow his instincts and not soften his stance against the greatest existential threat ever faced by the United States.” Trade advisor Peter Navarro, and others, see no deal as preferable to any deal, and some fear the president will cave, again.
Did you think Apple or Samsung? No it’s Huawei.
Is Huawei using its incredibly fast China growth and government backing to help launch and control the 5G standard? Many are concerned. Huawei smartphone units shipped increased from 39.3 million in Q1 of 2018 to 59.1 million in Q1 2019 according to IDC 2019.
“This doesn’t look like you. Please show me your real identity document.”
“There’s nothing more to say. I’ll go with you.”
This was the conversation that happened last Sunday (April 21) at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, before the police arrested Wu Xieyu, accused of murdering his own mother three years ago and on the run ever since. According to the police, at the time of being caught, Xieyu carried with him more than 30 fake ID cards that he bought online. He was allegedly at the airport sending off the manager at the night club where he worked. It remains unclear if he wanted to be arrested when he decided to enter a high-security airport.
Today has been a special day for Chinese coders. According to Sina News, the source code of Bilibili, a famous Chinese ACG video sharing website, had been fully leaked on Github. Before being taken down, it had been forked more than 6,000 times, which means basically it is impossible to stop the spread of the code now. People are posting concerns on Zhihu (a Quora-like Chinese website) and Sina Weibo over potential cyber attacks on Bilibili over the next few days.
Four years ago, the Guinness World Record for the longest human-made phrase was set by the employees of Tiens Group in France. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the CEO of the Chinese multinational company, Li Jinyuan, decided to invite all his 6,400 employees to France for a short trip. It evoked lots of discussions in China with people posting online expressing their envy.
Now four years later, Li Jinyuan has been missing for more than 100 days and the company is facing charges of commercial fraud, murdering, Multi-level Marketing (MLM) that is illegal in China, and more.