American tariffs are having a bigger impact on U.S.-based Amazon vendors than their competitors in China, according to SellerMotor – gpgmail

The series of tariffs imposed by the United States on Chinese goods has impacted both U.S. and China-based Amazon vendors, but U.S. sellers are taking a bigger hit to their sales, according to data from cross-border e-commerce analytics company SellerMotor. The gap has widened since the round of tariffs on Chinese goods announced in the […]

Trump not interested in talking Huawei with China – gpgmail

During an Oval Office press conference this week, the President told reports that the United States is currently not interesting in broaching the subject of Huawei as part of increasingly heated trade conversations with China. The statement appears to run counter to pat suggestions that he was willing to discuss the U.S. government’s blacklist of […]

Employee survey startup Culture Amp closes $82M round led by Sequoia China – gpgmail

Each unhappy startup may be unhappy in its own way, but there’s still wisdom in understanding what drives employee satisfaction and dissatisfaction across companies. Culture Amp is just one the companies aiming to help employees anonymously express how they feel about their place of work, but the Melbourne company is using the anonymized employee survey […]

Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims – gpgmail

A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, gpgmail has learned. Sources familiar with the matter said the websites were part of a state-backed attack — likely China — designed to target the Uyghur community in the country’s Xinjiang state. It’s part of the latest […]

Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021 – gpgmail

Didi Chuxing will begin picking up ride-hailing passengers with self-driving cars in Shanghai in just a few months, according to company CTO Zhang Bo (via Reuters). The plan is to roll out autonomous pick-ups in Shanghai first, starting in one district of the city, and then expand the program from there – finally culminating in […]

Google says China used YouTube to meddle in Hong Kong protests – gpgmail

Google has disabled 210 YouTube accounts after it said China used the video platform to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong. The search giant, which owns YouTube, followed in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, which earlier this week said China had used their social media sites to spread misinformation and discord among the […]

Twitter is blocked in China, but its state news agency is buying promoted tweets to portray Hong Kong protestors as violent – gpgmail

Twitter is being criticized for running promoted tweets by China’s largest state news agency that paint pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as violent, even though the rallies, including one that drew an estimated 1.7 million people this weekend, have been described as mostly peaceful by international media. Promoted tweets from China Xinhua News, the official […]

U.S. Treasury just designated China as a currency manipulator, so expect more economic shocks – gpgmail

The U.S. Treasury has just taken the extraordinary step of designating China as a currency manipulator, something no administration has done since the days of Bill Clinton. With the action, the trade war between the U.S. and China has entered a new phase that will likely see both countries stepping up both their rhetoric and […]

Tech stocks walloped as China retaliates in the latest salvo of its trade war with the U.S. – gpgmail

All U.S. stock markets were down severely today, and tech stocks were hit especially hard, as China retaliated to increasing U.S. tariffs by halting imports on U.S. agricultural goods and finally acceded to market pressures by letting the yuan slide in value against the dollar. At one point, the Dow was down nearly 900 points […]

Elon Musk says The Boring Company will launch in China this month – gpgmail

Elon Musk wants to drill holes in China. The Tesla founder has tweeted to reveal that his tunnelling and transportation startup, The Boring Company, will be launch in China later this month. Musk is due to speak at an AI conference, called the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, taking place in Shanghai on August 29-31. Replying […]