China will move to protect its firms following U.S. telecoms ban

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China opposes the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s ban on the sale of new Chinese telecommunications equipment, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, pledging to adopt the measures necessary to protect the rights of its national companies. The Biden administration on Friday banned the sale or import of new telecommunications equipment … Read more

Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defences

HELSINKI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a second major arms sale to Finland in a month, helping Russia’s northern neighbor as it bids to strengthen its defenses due to war in Ukraine, Finland and the United States said. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Finnish government decided to allocate … Read more

After midterms, relieved U.S. election officials look to 2024 race

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Election officials who had prepared for death threats and unrest ahead of midterms said extensive preparations ensured a generally peaceful and orderly vote, even on fiercely contested battlefields – inspiring some confidence that a 2024 presidential election will be conducted smoothly. In Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Georgia, officials have taken … Read more

U.S. senators push to ban government deals with Chinese chipmakers -Politico

Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator John Cornyn are pushing for a ban on government business with Chinese chipmakers, Politico reported on Thursday, citing three people familiar with the matter. The senators want to secure their amendment that blocks federal access to semiconductor products and services made by … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. blocks more than 1,000 solar shipments over Chinese slave labor concerns

November 11 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 shipments of solar power components worth hundreds of millions of dollars have piled up at U.S. ports since June under a new law banning imports from the China’s Xinjiang region due to slave labor concerns, according to federal customs officials and industry sources. The level of seizures, which … Read more

Microsoft powers up search for Chinese gaming hits in race against Sony

HONG KONG, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is sourcing Chinese video game content to emulate Sony Group Corp’s (6758.T) success with “Genshin Impact”, sources said, reinforcing China’s transition from a gamers-only country to a successful developer hub. The American software giant and the Japanese tech vanguard have been offering a lot of money … Read more

Russia warns West: We can target your commercial satellites

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – A senior Russian foreign ministry official has said commercial satellites belonging to the United States and its allies could become legitimate targets for Russia if they become involved in the war in Ukraine. Russia, which in 1957 launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into space and in 1961 sent … Read more

Adidas ends Kanye West partnership over antisemitism, hate speech

Adidas ends partnership immediately Decision to weigh with $250 mln on 2022 net income Adidas sole owner of design rights Oct 25 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) is terminating its partnership with Kanye West immediately, the sporting goods maker said on Tuesday, reacting to a rash of offensive behaviour from the American rapper and designer. … Read more

U.S. takes note of China congress, says important to keep communications open

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday it took note of the Communist Party congress in strategic rival China that confirmed Xi Jinping in an unprecedented third term as leader, and stressed the importance of keeping lines of communication open. Even as the White House reiterated the Biden administration’s emphasis on … Read more

U.S. charges two Chinese nationals with Huawei case obstruction-source

NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals with trying to obstruct the prosecution of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, as part of a broader crackdown on what they called efforts to exert illegal influence in the United States. Chinese nationals Guochun He and Zheng Wang were charged … Read more