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Chinese web censors hit agony aunts and comic books for taking liberties with Chinese history

“An online ‘love guru’ and a popular Internet comic brand have been silenced in China after making controversial comments on the country’s wartime past, as Beijing seeks to control history and build respect for “heroes and martyrs”” writes Neil Connor for telegraph.co.uk. Meanwhile, a leading comic brand was removed from multiple online platforms for producing a video that joked about two Chinese Civil War heroes: Ye Ting, an army general, and Dong Cunrui, a model Communist soldier. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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One photo shows that China is already in a cashless future

“But the battle for who will dominate the mobile payments industry is only just starting to heat up” writes Harrison Jacobs for businessinsider.com. By the time it evolved in a mobile payment service in recent years, it already had a large user base.The ubiquity with which Chinese people use mobile payments means the companies are sitting on a treasure trove of consumer data. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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U.S. reaches deal to keep China’s ZTE in business: congressional aide

“It is a great deal … for #ZTE & China. #China crushes U.S. companies with no mercy & they use these telecomm companies to spy & steal from us.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business, a senior congressional aide said on Friday.Responding to news of the administration’s proposed settlement with ZTE, Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted: “Yes they have a deal in mind. Optical component…

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Report: Administration Reaches Deal to Keep ZTE in Business

“It is a great deal … for #ZTE & China,” Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, tweeted on Friday” writes Jenny Leonard for bloomberg.com. A deal on ZTE, which is facing bipartisan objections in Congress, has broad implication beyond the woes of the company.The Trump administration has informed members of Congress that it has reached an agreement that will allow Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. to remain in business, according to two people familiar with the matter.Once ZTE complies, Commerce will lift an order under which the company had been…

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Trump strikes a deal with China to keep ZTE afloat: Report

“The Trump administration reportedly informed Congress this week that it has struck a deal to keep Chinese telecommunications company ZTE afloat in the U.S. in exchange for tariff relief and the chance to advance trade talks with China” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Some lawmakers criticized the Trump administration on Friday ahead of its anticipated announcement involving the controversial telecom company.By allowing ZTE to resume its business with American companies, after previously being banned from purchasing American technology for seven years, the Trump administration could create an opening for concessions from China.It is…

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German, Russian, French and Chinese leaders back nuclear deal

“The backing for the nuclear agreement by Merkel came hours after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei issued a set of demands from Europe to save the nuclear deal” reports tehrantimes.com. China, Russia, Germany, and France are among the signatories of the nuclear deal with Iran.Leaders of Russia, France, Germany as well as the Chinese premier have reiterated their support for the 2015 nuclear deal as Donald Trump has exited the U.S. from the internationally backed agreement.Putin also warned of “lamentable consequences” if the nuclear deal was not preserved.He…

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Chinese police take down gang of inventive online reputation cleaners

“Chinese authorities often also order the removal of certain posts deemed unsuitable, as part of their routine censorship efforts” writes Alice Yan for cnbc.com. The gang made 3 million yuan (US$470,000) from the activity before the bust, according to Chinese news site ThePaper.cn.In China, it is not uncommon for companies to pay hackers or website staff to delete negative information posted online.The authorities said the gang had roughly 1,000 articles pulled from the web, charging each company up to 100,000 yuan for its services. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Trump could take a harder line on trade with China now that Korea summit is off

“Yet since he took office, Trump has developed what he calls a friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, even as their nations remain trade adversaries” writes Mike Calia for cnbc.com. The cancellation of a summit between the United States and North Korea casts doubt on prospects for trade negotiations between the U.S. and China – and could result in the Trump administration taking a harder line on China, a White House official told CNBC. The official said President Donald Trump was holding off on his natural instincts when it came…

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U.S. could seek American compliance officers at ZTE: Ross

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has not made a final decision on changes to its ban on ZTE Corp , but any alternative remedy could include installing U.S. compliance officers at the Chinese telecoms company, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The U.S. Department of Commerce is re-evaluating sanctions on the company at the request of President Donald Trump.The ban had been imposed on the company, which has admitted to violating sanctions on Iran and prompted national security concerns.In an interview on…

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How Trump can make a better deal with China

“Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have both backed away from the brink of a trade war” reports washingtonexaminer.com. If he takes it, he will be able to say he got a better trade deal from China and preside over the beneficial consequences when his re-election comes around.The only way to win a trade war is to avoid it.During his 2016 campaign, President Trump repeatedly said that he wasn’t against trade deals, just that he was against bad trade deals. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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