Tags: China

Trump bans American investments in Chinese companies that would aid PLA

Washington : US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning Americans from investing in 31 Chinese firms that the administration says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. The Executive Order, which was signed by Trump on Thursday, prohibits certain purchases involving publicly traded securities or any securities that are derivative of…

Tech This Week | Facebook services integration comes with trade-offs

In case you are interested in technology policy, you might have heard rumours about Facebook trying to merge its services, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, for a few years now. The very idea of the move has proven to be controversial since its inception. Earlier this week, Facebook allowed select users on Messenger and Instagram to…

Durex sales up as social distancing rules relaxed and condom demand rises

The maker of condom brand Durex has reported a recovery in sales after coronavirus restrictions were relaxed following the first wave of the pandemic. Sales of air fresheners and cleaning products have also soared as people work from home, according to global consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB), which also owns brands including Dettol and…

Google DOWN: ‘This could be 9/11 of hacks’ Security expert admits grave concerns

Google: Security expert issues warning about ‘hack’ Will Geddes told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham that there is limited knowledge surrounding what has caused the outrages on platforms. However, Mr Geddes stated that it seems the initial attack targeted the United States.  Mr Graham said: “Whenever something like this happens, we all kind of go what is…

Brexit trade warning: China to use ‘spies and honey-trap agents’ to trap UK negotiators

South China Sea: Military exercises ‘must continue’ says expert Professor Clive Hamilton of Charles Sturt University told  China would make a “very attractive trade and investment offer” to post-Brexit Britain. The academic warned Beijing would exploit Britain’s vulnerable position as it is likely set for a no-deal Brexit with the EU. In possible negotiations between and…

Joe Biden ‘exploded’ at Barack Obama in row over Hunter: ‘Keep my family out of this’

Joe Biden says he's 'proud of my son' Hunter Biden, the President-elect’s son, has been asked to disclose information about his taxes amid an investigation from the Department of Justice in Washington. He has been asked to provide information related to his work at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma as well as documents relating to…

US bans use of WeChat, TikTok from Sunday

Washington: The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the US using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. “At the President’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of US laws and regulations,”…