Banned US Computer Chips in High Demand in China

Elva Mankin

Some of China’s top research and educational organizations depend on U.S. computing chips that have export restrictions on them, news reports say. U.S.-based chip maker Nvidia said last week it had been told by American officials it could no longer export two top computer chips to China, Hong Kong or […]

How an L.A. auto legend’s China venture crashed

Elva Mankin

An S1 sports car is parked at the entrance to the Jiangsu Saleen auto plant in Rugao, China. (Saleen Automotive Inc.) Last July, Steve Saleen, the Southern California designer of souped-up Ford Mustangs and eponymous supercars, walked onto a strobe-lit stage at Beijing National Stadium to launch a new line […]

Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Ban Could Backfire Inside China

Elva Mankin

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty HONG KONG—As Donald Trump moves to ban transactions with WeChat and ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, people in China are wondering if they’ll need to ditch their iPhones to keep their favorite app, and noting that the White House’s splinternet rhetoric is […]

Trump moves on China apps may create new internet ‘firewall’

Elva Mankin

A ban by President Donald Trump’s administration on Chinese mobile apps such as TikTok and WeChat risks fragmenting an already fragile global internet and creating an American version of China’s “Great Firewall.” Fears about the global internet ecosystem intensified this week with Trump’s executive orders banning the popular video app […]

China Vows Retaliation After U.S. Shutters Houston Consulate

Elva Mankin

(Bloomberg) — China vowed retaliation after the U.S. forced the closure of its Houston consulate, in one of the biggest threats to diplomatic ties between the countries in decades. The U.S. government gave China three days to close its consulate in America’s fourth-most populous city in an “unprecedented escalation,” Foreign […]

A U.S. vs. China Railgun Arms Race?

Elva Mankin

Click here to read the full article. Here’s What You Need To Remember: It could give the Chinese a technological edge, but repeatedly throughout history, it has been shown that being first doesn’t mean best. Last month the United States Navy scaled back its efforts to develop and electromagnetic railgun (EMRG), a weapon […]