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Putin's war machine gets help from Ukraine-backing source: Report

newsweek.com A new investigative report has revealed that Taiwan supplies 20 percent of nitrocellulose, a compound used for making gunpowder, to Russia. In a revealing investigation, a…

US Issues Warning To Pacific Island Countries Over Chinese Security Assistance, Citing Potential To 'Fuel Regional And International Tensions'

benzinga.com The United States has issued a warning to Pacific Island nations against seeking security assistance from China, following reports of Chinese police presence in Kiribati, a…

Ex-CIA Russia chief said Putin's belief that the US would lose its nerve and stop helping Ukraine is being proven right

businessinsider.com Russian President Vladimir Putin attending the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club forum in Sochi on October 5, 2023 SERGEI GUNEYEV Steve Hall, former CIA chief of…

Dynamic trading platform: HKTDC’s “Hong Kong International Jewellery Show” and its concurrent “Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show” host over…

scmp.com Sophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director of HKTDC, has announced plans to organise up to 100 buyer groups from 60 countries and regions to stimulate on-site purchases…

International Women’s Day: Hong Kong-listed firms see notable rise of gender diversity on boards but advocates say more can be done

scmp.com The showing was the fourth-strongest increase from the year before in Asia-Pacific (APAC), pushing Hong Kong above the average level of the region, which rose 1.6 percentage…

‘2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films’ Review: 15 Shorts In 3 Crucial Categories That Could Determine Who Wins Your Oscar Pool

deadline.com If you are aiming to win your Oscar pool you may feel relatively safe right about now predicting, as most are, a sweep by Oppenheimer, especially after its overwhelming…

ROHM's EcoGaN™ Adopted in the 45W Output USB-C Charger C4 Duo from Innergie, a Brand of Delta

benzinga.com Santa Clara, CA and Kyoto, Japan, Feb. 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROHM Semiconductor today announced the adoption of its 650V GaN device (EcoGaN™) in the C4 Duo, a 45W…

‘Island In Between’ Filmmaker S. Leo Chiang On The U.S.-China Tensions Over Taiwan: “We’re Just Kind Of Stuck In The Middle”

deadline.com As U.S. policymakers try to bolster defense for Taiwan vis a vis mainland China, S. Leo Chiang, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary short Island in Between, talks of…

Capitol Hill dysfunction threatens US-Pacific pacts

semafor.com The Scoop Legislative dysfunction on Capitol Hill is fueling doubts among U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific about Washington’s commitment to deterring China in the region’s…

Nikki Haley's primary math isn't mathing

reason.com In this week's The Reason Roundtable, Matt Welch is back, alongside Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman. The editors talk about Nikki Haley's primary…

U.S.-China tensions over Taiwan threaten to derail Nvidia and other tech giants

marketwatch.com The concentration of advanced semiconductor manufacturing in Taiwan has raised fears in the United States about the vulnerability of this supply chain should China blockade…

Biden wants the US to make 20% of all high-end chips by end of the decade

aol.com The Biden administration laid out an ambitious new goal for the US: produce 20% of the world’s most advanced semiconductor chips by the end of the decade. Achieving that…

Is Taiwan a De Facto Sovereign Nation or a Province of the PRC?

mises.org Is Taiwan a De Facto Sovereign Nation or a Province of the PRC? The “One-China” policy assumes Taiwan to be a runaway province. The people of Taiwan, however, see their…

This analyst says Nvidia's stock 'appears vulnerable to a correction' By

investing.com Investing.com -- Nvidia's (NASDAQ: ) stock price edged higher in early U.S. trading on Monday after the poster child for a surge in demand for artificial intelligence…

Costco opening a different kind of store with plans for more

thestreet.com Costco sells a lot of items that you may not actually get to see in its stores. Sometimes, like with the warehouse chain's line of coffins, there might be a sample Of one…

3 Chinese Semiconductor Players With Huge Upside Potential

investorplace.com These Chinese semiconductor stocks could be ready to take off Some Chinese semiconductor stocks could deliver great returns for investors. These companies are deeply…

The Match Factory Locks Multiple Deals On Berlin Competition Titles ‘Dying’ And ‘Architecton’

deadline.com The Match Factory has locked multi-territory deals on Berlinale titles Architecton by Victor Kossakovsky and Dying by Matthias Glasner, which picked up the festival’s Silver…

Berlinale Competition Titles ‘Dying’ and ‘Architecton’ Score Multiple Deals With the Match Factory

variety.com The Match Factory has revealed multiple distribution deals for two Berlinale competition titles: German director Matthias Glasner‘s “Dying,” which won the festival’s Silver…

3 Stocks on the Fast Track to a Trillion-Dollar Market Cap

investorplace.com Exploring the strategic moves and innovations propelling three companies towards a new peak Three titans may hit a historic ascent in the pulsating economy, where fortunes…

Cathie Wood Sells Into Nvidia Frenzy Again, Cuts TSMC Stake

finance.yahoo.com Cathie Wood sold shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. for the first time in more than two years, adding to moves to cut exposure in the chipmaker’s key…

Congress Wants Musk to Explain Satellite Block in Taiwan

asiafinancial.com US lawmakers have warned Elon Musk in writing that his SpaceX company could be in “breach of its contractual obligations with the US government” by failing to provide…

Chip giant TSMC opens first Japan factory as it diversifies away from Taiwan amid U.S.-China tensions

cnbc.com A general view shows the new semiconductor plant by Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (JASM), a subsidiary of Taiwan's chip giant TSMC. Taiwan Semiconductor…

Berlin Competition Title ‘La Cocina,’ Starring Rooney Mara, Sells Nearly Worldwide for HanWay (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com “La Cocina,” the Rooney Mara-starring drama that recently bowed in competition at the Berlinale, has been acquired for most international territories. HanWay Films has…

War Is Bad for You

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. William Hartung takes aim at the regular arms contractor claim, now a pet message of President Biden, that war spending helps the economy. Mind you, this…

China moves on Taiwan's front-line islands with close patrols

newsweek.com China is increasing its coast guard activity around a group of Taiwan-controlled islands just off the Chinese mainland, dispatching multi-agency ships to patrol…

US admiral warns China could launch surprise attack from military drills

newsweek.com China's military is perilously close to being able to launch a surprise offensive against Taiwan, the commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet has warned. Adm. Samuel Paparo,…

China Upset at US Sanctions on Firms For Russia Dealings

asiafinancial.com China said on Monday it firmly opposes the United States imposing sanctions on Chinese businesses because of their dealings with Russia. The Chinese commerce ministry said…

Hackers for sale: what we've learned from China's massive cyber leak

theguardian.com A massive data leak from a Chinese cybersecurity firm has offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of Beijing-linked hackers. Analysts say the leak is a treasure-trove…

Cathie Wood Doubles Down on AI Sales With Cut to TSMC Stake

finance.yahoo.com Cathie Wood sold shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. for the first time in more than two years, adding to its moves to cut exposure in the chipmaker’s key…

The Domino Theory 2.0: Ukraine Then Taiwan?

zerohedge.com The Domino Theory 2.0: Ukraine Then Taiwan? Authored by Thaddeus G.McCotter via American Greatness, In yet another example of “how the more things change…” When assessing…

Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin suggested that SpaceX is withholding satellite service in Taiwan, potentially in violation of its obligations to the U.S.…

wsj.com Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin suggested that SpaceX is withholding satellite service in Taiwan, potentially in violation of its obligations to the U.S. government.

China's slowing economy, Xi's government tactics leave American investors wary

cbsnews.com American CEOs used to swoon over China. Its vast pool of consumers has been a magnetic draw for decades. But doing business there has become so fraught and risky – with…

China de-linking talk is overdone and it's still key to the global economy, Asian Development Bank says

cnbc.com China is still a critical trading partner for many countries across the world, and the often-used narrative of the superpower being delinked from the global economy is…

Fed-Favored Inflation Gauge Seen Rising Most in a Year

finance.yahoo.com Underlying US inflation probably rose in January by the most in a year, as tracked by the Federal Reserve’s preferred metric, highlighting the long and bumpy path to taming…

Schumer challenges Johnson to ‘step up’ ahead of Friday shutdown cliff

politico.com Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a letter to colleagues Sunday afternoon that House Republicans "need more time to sort themselves out" on funding bills, with a…

Zelenskyy says Ukraine needs weapons from allies to continue defense against Russia

nbcnews.com Create your free profile or log in to save this article Create your free profile or log in to save this article KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine urgently needs artillery and air…

Apple’s Fraught Future in China

thedailyupside.com China can be a tough nut to crack for Western businesses, even ones that initially appeared to be too big to fail. For every success story like Nike or McDonald’s, there are…

Fox host confronts Republican on House GOP "vacation" amid border crisis

newsweek.com Representative Nancy Mace, a South Carolina Republican, responded to criticism on Sunday by Fox News host Shannon Bream about Republicans taking a "vacation" amid ongoing…

The Fastest Ships and Submarines in the US Navy

247wallst.com The United States has one of the largest naval fleets in the world (China and Russia are one and two, respectively) and still ranks as the most powerful navy globally. There…

Taiwan fears that stalled Ukraine aid foreshadows their future if China invades

businessinsider.com Rep. Mike Gallagher, the Republican chair of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, left, speaks during a meeting with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen,…

Leaked Documents Expose China’s Hacking Capabilities, Targets

zerohedge.com Leaked Documents Expose China’s Hacking Capabilities, Targets Authored by Frank Fang via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A massive cache of leaked documents from a Chinese…

China is the world's No. 1 diplomatic power, ahead the US, report shows

newsweek.com China is the world's largest diplomatic power, with a wider presence across the globe than the United States, according to a new report shared with Newsweek. Though the lead…

Shouldn't A President Be Able To Follow Obviously Correct Advice?

dealbreaker.com Do we really want to elect as president someone who can’t heed manifestly correct advice? It’s easy to minimize the damage award in a defamation case. Any lawyer can tell…

Vladimir Putin wants to catch up with the West in AI

economist.com SIX YEARS ago, before anyone had heard of ChatGPT, Vladimir Putin said that the country that led the development of artificial intelligence (AI) would become the “ruler of…

A $35bn mega-merger strengthens a quiet chip duopoly

economist.com Tech dealmakers had a quiet 2023. S&P Global, a financial-data firm, reckons that total spending on technology mergers and acquisitions reached its lowest level in a decade.…

Welcome to the era of AI nationalism

economist.com The hottest technology of 2023 had a busy last few weeks of the year. On November 28th Abu Dhabi launched a new state-backed artificial-intelligence company, AI71, that will…

Big tech and geopolitics are reshaping the internet’s plumbing

economist.com WHEN THE navies of Britain, Estonia and Finland held a joint exercise in the Baltic Sea earlier this month, their goal was not to hone warfighting skills. Instead, the…

Volodymyr Zelensky tries to shake Congress out of paralysis

economist.com Editor’s note (December 12th 2023): After this article was published Joe Biden announced a further $200m in military aid to Ukraine, but stressed the urgent need for…

What the death of America’s border bill says about toxic congressional politics

economist.com THE LIFE of the Senate’s bill to increase border security in exchange for sending aid to Ukraine was wretched and short. Its three main negotiators released the text on…

What Donald Trump can learn from the Big Mac index

economist.com Little is more symbolic of globalisation than a McDonald’s hamburger. The American fast-food chain opened its first Chinese branch in 1990. The outlet was in Shenzhen, a…

As China’s markets suffer, what alternatives do investors have?

economist.com Some foreign investors in China are most worried by the country’s souring relations with the West. Others fret about the unprecedented slump in its property market. Many are…

China’s lithium-ion battery industry faces excess inventory, production capacity as EV market downshifts: industry analysts

scmp.com “The industry is still struggling with overcapacity, but the gap in profitability between the first-tier and second-tier manufacturers has already widened in the first half…

Japan kicks in another $4.8 billion for TSMC plant, calls cutting-edge chips ‘extremely essential for the future of industries’

fortune.com The Japanese government will provide an additional ¥732 billion ($4.86 billion) in subsidies for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to expand its plant in the country,…

Taking Nuclear War Seriously: Gingrich

zerohedge.com Taking Nuclear War Seriously: Gingrich Authored by Newt Gingrich via RealClear Wire, It is vital that Americans take nuclear war seriously. For the last three and a half…

Lawmakers Demand Elon Musk Provide SpaceX Internet To US Military In Taiwan

forbes.com Rep. Mike Gallagher, who led a delegation to Taiwan this week, said in a letter to Musk that SpaceX could possibly be in breach of its “contractual obligations with the U.S.…

Congressman presses Elon Musk to provide SpaceX satellite services for US defense forces in Taiwan, report says

businessinsider.com Members of Congress are urging Elon Musk to give SpaceX Starshield satellite access to US forces in Taiwan. Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images A Congressman is urging Elon…

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