Category: Services

Japan bans Huawei and ZTE networking hardware

If 5G equipment bans from the United States, Australia, and New Zealand weren’t enough this year, Huawei will end 2018 on an even worse note: Kyodo News reports that Japan’s government has made a decision to block the Chinese company and its smaller rival ZTE from network hardware procurement. Not inadvertently, Canadian authorities are publicly considering a similar ban after last week’s

US blacklists Chinese AI companies

A group of Chinese AI and facial recognition companies have been added to a US blacklist quoting rights abuses against Muslims in Xinjiang. The “entity list” of the US government consists of 28 Chinese companies. The list forbids American companies from continuing any associations with them. The US government said the companies were blacklisted as

China’s National Security Issues

China’s national security issues – from Taiwan to the South China Sea and food security – might be at stake as the United States magnifies the trade war, according to some of Beijing’s most proficient US hands. Beijing has long asserted that national interests were at the heart of its main differences with Washington in

Tesla introduces new features in cars to keep pets cool

With the newest over-the-air update, Tesla has rolled out a couple of very convenient features, some we’re amazed took automakers until 2019 to discover and develop. These features use the many existing sensors and cameras in Tesla cars to offer new safety and convenience options that owners should find quite useful. The first is Dog Mode: With the

Digital banking on the rise

Digital-only banks, also known as neobanks, are redefining the future of banking around the world. Though off to a slow start in the US due to high regulatory barriers, recent developments and the loosening of regulations suggest that US neobanks are set to take off. San Francisco-based neobank Chime has attracted over 2 million consumers

China to host top defence and security forum in October

The Beijing Xiangshan Forum is themed ‘Maintaining International Order and Promoting Peace within the Asia-Pacific Region’. China can host its prime defence and security meeting referred to as the national capital Xiangshan Forum from October 20 to 22, a Chinese military proponent said on September 26th. Modelled on annual Singapore’s Shangri-La Dialogue, the national capital

Security: China to place government officials inside 100 private companies

Chinese government officials are sent to work in 100 private firms operating within Hangzhou. Over the weekend the Hangzhou local government would transfer 100 representatives to “key enterprises like Alibaba, Geely Holdings and Wahaha.” The directive was a part of the Hangzhou government’s “New producing arrange,” which is reportedly an endeavor to spice up producing