U.S. bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales citing national security risk

U.S. bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales citing national security risk

Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) and ZTE (000063.SZ) because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to U.S. national security. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also bar the sale or import of equipment … Read more

China tech shares sink as U.S. export curbs raise chip sector hurdles

China tech shares sink as U.S. export curbs raise chip sector hurdles

By Josh Horwitz and Jason Xue SHANGHAI, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Shares in Chinese tech giants Alibaba Group (9988.HK) and Tencent (0700.HK) as well as in chipmakers slumped on Monday, as investors were spooked by new U.S. export control measures aimed at slowing Beijing’s technological and military advances. The Biden administration published a sweeping set … Read more

U.S. aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

U.S. aims to hobble China’s chip industry with sweeping new export rules

Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Friday published a sweeping set of export controls, including a measure to cut China off from certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with U.S. tools, vastly expanding its reach in its bid to slow Beijing’s technological and military advances. The rules, some of which go … Read more

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Friday it had suffered a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details about President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s heart condition that led to his hospitalization in January. The president, speaking at a regular news conference, said information published in … Read more

U.S. Navy deploys four warships east of Taiwan as Pelosi heads to Taipei

U.S. Navy deploys four warships east of Taiwan as Pelosi heads to Taipei

HONG KONG/TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Four U.S. warships, including an aircraft carrier, were positioned in waters east of Taiwan on what the U.S. Navy called routine deployments on Tuesday amid Chinese anger over U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit the island. The carrier USS Ronald Reagan had transited the South China Sea … Read more

UK gives go-ahead to U.S. extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange

UK gives go-ahead to U.S. extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange

UK’s Patel approves extradition request WikiLeaks says Assange will appeal Assange’s wife says dark day for press freedom LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion. … Read more