China’s ZTE Teeters as US Ban Hits Operations

    Chinese telecom giant ZTE faces a grim future after ceasing major operations due to a US ban on American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the stakes in a trade spat between the world’s two largest economies. The firm’s fate has added a new source of tension to trade talks between the two countries after Chinese officials […]

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    How Pizza Hut and payments are fueling China’s retail revolution

    Part of the huge shadow Ant Financial casts is its appetite for global investment, but at the same time it’s making moves that are kicking off major changes to how payments are handled in its local market in China. While the world waits to see how the company’s attempt to acquire U.S.-based MoneyGram will play […]

    China’s $100 Billion Chip Supremacy Bid Deemed Unrealistic

    HIGHLIGHTS China wants to become premier supplier of semiconductors to the planet Part of a broader effort to wean itself off foreign technology China currently makes just 15 percent of the semiconductors it consumes China faces an uphill battle in its push to become the global leader in computer chips because of a lack of […]

    Microsoft Makes Special Edition of Windows 10 for China’s Government

    Microsoft is said to have made a special version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government. Dubbed Windows 10 Zhuangongban, or “Windows 10 Specially-provided Edition,” the variant boasts of fewer consumer-centric features when compared to Windows 10 Home (hence, Windows 10 Pro), but offers additional security measures as mandated by the Chinese government. Chinese publication […]

    China’s ZTE Says Suppliers Need to Apply for US Export Licence

    Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Wednesday its suppliers must seek licences to provide materials, in line with newly imposed US restrictions on the company. The news, confirming a Reuters report on Tuesday, comes a day after the US Commerce Department slapped export restrictions on ZTE for alleged Iran sanctions violations, a move […]