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Following U.S. Downing of Suspected Spy Balloon, Beijing Signals Desire to Move On

wsj.com HONG KONG—Beijing criticized the U.S. move to shoot down a suspected surveillance balloon from China, though the initial response suggested it prefers to let the heat seep…

How the spy balloon popped a US-China rapprochement

ft.com Relations between Washington and Beijing remain trapped in a downward spiral

Analysis-China has reasons to keep cool after U.S. downs suspected spy balloon

investing.com BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China may respond to the U.S. shooting down its suspected spy balloon after warning of "serious repercussions", but analysts say any move will…

Chinese state media says U.S. made spy balloon into "Hollywood blockbuster"

newsweek.com An editorial by Chinese state newspaper China Daily on Sunday said that the United States has turned the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon into a "Hollywood…

Joe Biden's State of the Union rewrite

axios.com China will be an uninvited guest at President Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, as he takes credit for a resilient economy, celebrates record-low…

Marvel movies are returning to China after almost four years

cnn.com China has reopened its doors to Disney’s Marvel Studios for the first time in almost four years, with two new film releases secured in the world’s second largest movie…

TikTok: how the west has turned on gen Z’s favourite app

theguardian.com The FBI has called it a national security threat. The US government has passed a law forcing officials to delete it from their phones. Texas senator Ted Cruz has denounced…

Chinese spy balloon shot shot down by US government

youtube.com The Chinese government has accused the US of a "serious violation" after Joe Biden ordered a fighter jet to shoot down a Beijing ...

Colombia releases information on second Chinese balloon

newsweek.com Colombian officials have released further information about what is thought to be a second Chinese spy balloon after it was spotted over Latin America. Sightings of…

Here's how tech giants Microsoft, Google, and Baidu are taking on ChatGPT, and what that could mean for investors

businessinsider.com Tech giants including Microsoft and Google are responding to the rise in popularity of ChatGPT. Sopa Images/Getty Images ChatGPT's viral success has caught the eye of big…

US Downs ‘Spy Balloon’, Dealing Blow to Tensions Thaw Hopes

asiafinancial.com A US fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, bringing an end not only to days of sky-high drama but also dealing a…

This Week in China: The World’s Best Stocks Need New Buyers

yahoo.com This Week in China: The World’s Best Stocks Need New Buyers (Bloomberg) -- China’s all-or-nothing stock market is losing momentum, after three months of what might be best…

In the global race to dominate green technology, Britain is still tying its shoelaces

theguardian.com The United States is out of the blocks. The European Union is hurrying along the track. China is competing too. Here in dear old blighty, we are not even at the starting…

Chinese Spy Balloon Over the US: An Aerospace Expert Explains How the Balloons Work and What They Can See

nakedcapitalism.com By Iain Boyd, professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Originally published at The Conversation. The U.S. military shot down what…

'Praying for a Miracle': The Americans Detained in China

newsweek.com The postponement of a meeting between senior U.S. officials and counterparts in Beijing over a surveillance balloon detected over the continental United States may further…

What Europe Risks With Wider Sanctions on Russian Oil

washingtonpost.com The campaign by western nations to defund the Kremlin and force President Vladimir Putin to abandon his war in Ukraine has reached a delicate phase. On Feb. 5, the European…

Biden brought down a Chinese spy balloon. But he hasn’t tanked bilateral ties

politico.com President Joe Biden’s decision to shoot down a Chinese surveillance balloon on Saturday is a blow to a U.S.-China relationship that has been spiraling downward for years.…

US To Open 4 New Sites In Philippines, Accelerating 'Pivot To Asia'

zerohedge.com US To Open 4 New Sites In Philippines, Accelerating 'Pivot To Asia' Authored by Kyle Anzalone & Connor Freeman via The Libertarian Institute, Washington and Manila are close…

Russian death toll soars past 130,000 as war nears 1-year mark: Ukraine

newsweek.com Russia began amassing troops along the Ukrainian border a little more than a year ago while simultaneously conducting military drills with neighboring ally Belarus. This…

Liz Truss says she didn’t get ‘realistic chance’ to enact tax-cutting agenda

theguardian.com Liz Truss, who resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in office, has said she was never given a “realistic chance” to implement her tax-cutting agenda. In her first…

Video shows the moment an F-22 shot down a Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean

businessinsider.com The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the…

China's balloon over the U.S. seen as bold but clumsy espionage tactic

investing.com China's flight of a suspected surveillance balloon over the United States appears to mark a more aggressive - albeit puzzling - espionage tactic than relying on satellites…

U.S. Shoots Down Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon

barrons.com WASHINGTON– U.S. fighter planes shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, days after it was spotted crossing the U.S. and…

Chinese Spy Balloon Shot Down: Biden OK’d Downing (Updates)

forbes.com The suspected Chinese spy balloon was shot Saturday morning, after the Biden Administration gave the go-ahead to take it down when it floated over the Atlantic Ocean east of…

FAA Grounds Planes In Carolinas As Chinese Spy Balloon Suspected Nearby

forbes.com The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for several major airports in North Carolina and South Carolina Saturday afternoon in a “national security effort”…

U.S. downs Chinese balloon over ocean, moves to recover debris

nikkei.com The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the…

Suspected Chinese spy balloon downed off Carolina coast after traversing military sites across U.S

fortune.com The United States on Saturday downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast after it traversed sensitive military sites across North America and became the…

U.S. prepares to shoot down Chinese balloon over Atlantic Ocean

pbs.org The Biden administration is moving forward with a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on the U.S. military, by bringing it down…

Everything we know about the China balloon

axios.com U.S. officials are tracking a high-altitude balloon flying over the U.S. this week that came from China. The latest: The Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday issued…

China downplays Antony Blinken postponing visit over alleged spy balloon

axios.com China downplayed Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceling a visit to Beijing in the wake of a suspected spy balloon flying over the U.S., saying that a meeting between…

Chinese balloon: Biden says ‘We’re going to take care of it’ as FAA closes airspace over Carolina coast

fortune.com The Biden administration is considering a plan to shoot down a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on the U.S. military, by bringing it down once it…

Chinese Spy Balloon Updates: Biden Knew Earlier, Craft Possibly Seen Over North Carolina And May Be Shot Down Over Atlantic

forbes.com A suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that shocked Americans as it drifted over Montana earlier this week was possibly spotted over North Carolina on Saturday and could…

Fox’s Pete Hegseth Loses It Over Biden Admin ‘Impotence’ on Chinese Spy Balloon: ‘This Is Insane!’

mediaite.com Fox News host Pete Hegseth was flabbergasted by the government’s response to a Chinese spy balloon found floating above Montana this week. China maintained its claim in…

Biden on Chinese balloon: 'We’re going to take care of it'

politico.com President Joe Biden on Saturday broke his public silence on the suspected Chinese spy balloon drifting across the U.S., telling reporters “we’re going to take care of it.”…

3 spy aircraft that were also 'weather balloons'

businessinsider.com A balloon over Billings, Montana, on February 1. Chase Doak/via REUTERS The US has said a Chinese intelligence-gathering balloon is currently floating over the US. China has…

China plays down Blinken's canceled visit over balloon

politico.com TAIPEI, Taiwan — China played down the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance…

Japan to restrict chip manufacturing machine exports to China, Kyodo reports

reuters.com Japan's government will begin restricting exports of advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China in Spring after it amends a foreign exchange law to allow the…

Trump lawyer slams Republicans' Chinese spy balloon response

newsweek.com A prominent attorney for former President Donald Trump criticized congressional Republicans for their inaction on the suspected Chinese spy balloon that entered American…

China tries to minimize impact of suspected spy balloon after Blinken cancels visit

pbs.org China played down the cancellation of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken after a large Chinese balloon suspected of conducting surveillance on U.S. military…

China Helping Russia’s War With Ukraine With Military Aid—Violating Sanctions

forbes.com China is providing military aid to Russia in violation of U.S.-led sanctions placed by western countries, according to Russian trade data reported by the Wall Street…

The Weekend Shift: Crypto, Exploits, AI

protos.com Welcome to the 104th Weekend Shift! What’s the deal? Over the weekend, we’ll update this post with some of the most interesting articles, podcasts, charts, and opinion…

China Maintains Montana ‘Spy’ Balloon Was Mistake As Second Found In Latin America: ‘The Facts Are Very Clear’

mediaite.com China maintained their claim that the balloon device hovering over Montana is there by mistake after a second device reportedly from Beijing was found in Latin American…

U.S.-China Tension Grows as Suspected Spy Balloon Leads to Postponed Visit

barrons.com WASHINGTON—The postponing of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Beijing after a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon was detected over Montana is fueling a cycle…

Blinken Trip to China Postponed After Alleged Spy Balloon Spotted Over U.S

barrons.com WASHINGTON—The Biden administration has indefinitely postponed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to Beijing after determining that U.S. sovereignty was violated by…

China’s Mideast buildup stirs security worries for U.S

politico.com China has previously used spending on pipelines, ports and other commercial facilities to pave the way for military bases near strategic locations such as the mouth of the…

Chill pervades China's tech firms even as crackdown eases

marketbeat.com A grinding crackdown that wiped billions of dollars of value off Chinese technology companies is easing, but the once-freewheeling industry is bracing for much slower growth…

How Chinese state and media are responding to balloon across U.S

newsweek.com Chinese officials and state media have responded to the U.S. reaction to a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon with criticism and apparent anger as Secretary of State…

China’s Economy Rebounding But Reforms Still Needed: IMF

asiafinancial.com China’s economy is bouncing back but Beijing must avoid the temptation to be too ‘hands-on’ and allow a levelling up of public and private enterprises, the International…

A standard high-altitude research tool became the world's most-tracked aircraft after thousands of people mistook it for the suspected Chinese spy balloon

businessinsider.com A balloon flies in the sky over Billings, Montana, on February 1, 2022. Chase Doak/via REUTERS A standard research tool from the United States became the most-tracked…

Japan to restrict chip manufacturing machine exports to China

investing.com Japan's government will begin restricting exports of advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China in Spring after it amends a foreign exchange law to allow the…

Angry Democrats say Chinese balloon "further inflames relations"

newsweek.com Democrats on the newly constituted House of Representatives' select committee on China have expressed dismay at the presence of a Chinese spy balloon in the U.S. and…

A woman in China asked friends to post this video after her "disappearance" over COVID protests

semafor.com A video of a 26-year-old woman predicting her arrest by Chinese authorities after she took part in a peaceful vigil for victims of last year's Urumqi fire in Beijing,…

China taps its U.S. ambassador to lead foreign ministry

semafor.com The speed and trajectory of Qin’s rise within the Chinese Communist Party is in some ways unprecedented, and reflects his closeness to President Xi Jinping. Most of China’s…

Democrats are dancing around a TikTok ban

semafor.com Senator Mark Warner, D- Va. isn’t quite ready to ban TikTok, the ultra-popular Chinese social media app. But he also had a message to the Biden administration, which is…

African countries are trying to avoid the China-US crossfire

semafor.com African nations must resist being drawn into the rivalry between China and the United States, political leaders warned while in Washington for a summit aimed at resetting…

China could see close to 1 million COVID deaths after opening up, study predicts

semafor.com The study's researchers, including former dean of the HKU's medical school Gabriel Leung, found that if China was to maintain its latest COVID measures, the cumulative…

China files WTO case against US over chip export controls

semafor.com China's commerce ministry said the case was "a necessary way to defend China's legitimate interests," reported the People's Daily Online. The move comes as Japan and the…

China's ambassador to US says investment in Africa is 'not a trap'

semafor.com Qin Gang, China’s ambassador to the U.S., insisted Monday that Beijing’s investments in African countries are not a form of so-called “debt-trap diplomacy” in which China…

China’s US ambassador said Xi and Biden’s G20 meeting was “effective”

semafor.com Qin acknowledged that both countries had agreed to cooperate on several important issues like climate change and public health after years of tense relations between…

Twitter’s Chinese “sex bots” may just be sex bots

semafor.com There are lots of good reasons to worry about Twitter’s ability to control Chinese propaganda — but the media narrative here has gotten ahead of the facts. Kenton Thibaut,…

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