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Pentagon names 20 ‘Communist Chinese military companies’ operating in US, sanctions likely

The list of companies, which includes Huawei, is mandated under the Defense Authorization Act, 1999. No US govt, though, has ever put out the required report.
Front page of the Global Times newspaper (Representational Image) | Photographer: Simon Song | South China Morning Post via Getty Images | Bloomberg

US imposes curbs on 4 more Chinese media companies amid tensions with Beijing

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a tweet that he made the move in order to ensure greater transparency of CCP-run operations in the US.
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Trump, Biden switch from hailing Xi Jinping to debating who can be tougher on China

What’s clear on both sides is the demise of the widely held belief that embracing China’s economic rise would yield a more US-friendly Beijing.

Trump says ‘complete decoupling’ from China remains an option

Trump refuted comments by US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, who said a full decoupling of the two nations was not a reasonable policy option.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo | File image | @SecPompeo | Twitter

Pompeo to meet Yang in Hawaii today as US-China tensions rise

The meeting comes amid extraordinary strains in US-China ties, given that President Trump has blamed China for the Covid pandemic, which originated in Wuhan.
Former IFS officer Smita Purushottam's letter doesn't mention Huawei by name, but hits out at Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers | Photo: Bloomberg

Trump’s latest blow threatens to hit Huawei where it hurts

Trump’s ban on sale of silicon made with US know-how strikes at heart of Huawei’s aspirations in fields from artificial intelligence to mobile services.
Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour | Pixabay

US looks to sell its exclusive Hong Kong property as US-China tensions rise

The property, which comes with several mansions, is located in Shouson Hill, south of Hong Kong Island, and is valued at $1.3 billion.
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Hong Kong’s autonomy is gone, US says, sows doubt about special trading status

The move could trigger sanctions and jeopardise Hong Kong's role as a leading trade and banking hub.
The logo of Reliance Jio, the mobile network of Reliance Industries Ltd., is displayed at a store in Mumbai, India. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why Mukesh Ambani’s Jio could end up profiting from a US-China tech war

With US considering sanctions against Chinese firms, now may be the perfect time to pitch Jio & India’s large internet market to American investors.
The US flag is seen next to the Chinese Flag in Beijing

US weighs range of sanctions to punish China for crackdown on Hong Kong

The Trump administration faces a challenge in hitting back at China because any harsh penalties would likely harm both Hong Kong and the US.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.