US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned the approval of new telecommunications equipment by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “unacceptable risk” to US national security. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also prohibit the sale or import of equipment made by Chinese surveillance equipment … Read more

Taiwan local elections presented as a message for China and the world

Taiwan local elections presented as a message for China and the world

Polls opened on Saturday in Taiwan in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen touted as sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of growing bellicosity from China. Local elections, for city mayors, county chiefs and local councilors, are apparently about national issues such as the … Read more

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

China zero-Covid: As anger mounts and tragedies mount, Beijing shows no sign of hesitation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. beijing CNN — Zhou, a car dealer in northeast China, last saw his father alive during a video chat on the … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty of pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of the ruling Chinese Communist Party was found guilty on Friday of a charge related to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including Cantopop singer Denise Ho, violated the Societies Ordinance by … Read more

China’s Covid cases hit record high as dissent grows amid tough restrictions

China’s Covid cases hit record high as dissent grows amid tough restrictions

beijing CNN — China reported a record number of daily Covid infections on Thursday, as a nationwide rise in cases puts pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday – surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded on April 13 … Read more

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay employees to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

Foxconn protests: iPhone factory offers to pay employees to quit and leave Zhengzhou campus

hong kong CNN Business — Foxconn has offered to pay newly hired workers 10,000 yuan ($1,400) to resign and leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant, in a bid to quell protests that have seen hundreds of clashes with security forces in central China compound. The Apple supplier made the offer on Wednesday following dramatic … Read more

Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions about her political future

Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris sticks to her script as she responds to what Democrats hope will once again be their biggest campaigner: Donald Trump and his third run for the White House. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will run with him,” she told CNN … Read more

China zero-Covid: Workers at Zhengzhou iPhone factory clash with police, show videos

China zero-Covid: Workers at Zhengzhou iPhone factory clash with police, show videos

Beijing/Hong Kong CNN Business — Workers at China’s largest iPhone assembly plant were seen confronting police, some in riot gear, on Wednesday, according to videos shared on social media. Videos show hundreds of workers confronting law enforcement officers, many wearing white hazmat suits, at the Foxconn campus in China’s central city of Zhengzhou. In the … Read more