AJ Impact

Huawei battles Trump administration in US courts

Huawei tries to overturn US ban that cites ‘cyber-exploitation’ risk, arguing the law is unconstitutional.

Huawei battles Trump administration in US courts

Battle for Idlib

Russia blasted at UN for 'carpet bombing' Syria

Russia and China face backlash after vetoing UN resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria's besieged Idlib province.

Russia blasted at UN for 'carpet bombing' Syria

Battle for Idlib

Russia, China veto UN resolution calling for ceasefire in Syria

Russia's 13th veto came as draft didn't include exemption for military attacks against UN-blacklisted fighter groups.

Russia, China veto UN resolution calling for ceasefire in Syria

AJ Impact

Trading blows: OECD slashes global growth forecast to decade low

Paris-based forum warns world is at risk of a new and lasting low-growth era due to the US-China trade war.

Trading blows: OECD slashes global growth forecast to decade low

AJ Impact

China plans the most new coal power projects globally

Of the 400 companies worldwide planning to expand coal operations, 161 are Chinese, environmental groups report.

China plans the most new coal power projects globally

Tuvalu

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

Pacific island nation's 16 legislators pick Kausea Natano as new leader instead of pro-Taiwan former prime minister.

Tuvalu parliament picks new PM in potential blow for Taiwan

AJ Impact

Huawei expects higher revenue from 5G rollout next year

Chinese telecommunications giant has secured more than 50 5G contracts despite accusations of espionage by US.

Huawei expects higher revenue from 5G rollout next year

AJ Impact

US increases scrutiny into foreign investments

Committee on Foreign Investments in United States will have greater power to examine foreign transactions.

US increases scrutiny into foreign investments

Hong Kong protests

'Plea for democracy': Hong Kong activists lobby US Congress

Denise Ho, Joshua Wong urge legislators to pass US law to protect Hong Kong democracy, warn of China crackdown risk.

'Plea for democracy': Hong Kong activists lobby US Congress

Solomon Islands

Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts Taiwan ties

US vice president scraps meeting with Solomons's Manasseh Sogavare after he cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China.

Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts Taiwan ties

Privacy & Surveillance

Researchers warn of increased China-style AI surveillance

At least 75 out of 176 countries globally are actively using artificial intelligence for surveillance purposes.

Researchers warn of increased China-style AI surveillance

AJ Impact

Low expectations: US-China trade talks seen not achieving much

Officials and experts see China unwilling to change way it runs its economy, and US using security as an issue.

Low expectations: US-China trade talks seen not achieving much

Afghanistan

China signals veto in standoff over UN Afghanistan mission

Diplomats say China wants reference to its Belt and Road project in mission renewal as Tuesday deadline looms.

China signals veto in standoff over UN Afghanistan mission

Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader says public dialogue to start next week

Carrie Lam hopes community discussions will help ease tension in city after months of sometimes violent protests.

Hong Kong leader says public dialogue to start next week

Taiwan

'Dollar diplomacy': Taiwan condemns China after Solomons switch

Solomon Islands sixth country to cut ties with Taiwan since 2016 election of Tsai Ing-wen, as China raises pressure.

'Dollar diplomacy': Taiwan condemns China after Solomons switch