Cut-throat competition for world-class chips: The end of Huawei?

THE chip is a crucial hard power that will determine the winner in China-US strategic competition. It is the cornerstone of the most cutting edge technology of today, and decides if various information technology - such as computers, artificial intelligence, 5G, autonomous vehicles and...

The US has never recognised China as a developing country

RECENTLY, the media has been debating over the US allegedly taking away China's status as a developing country. It all started with a notice issued on Feb 10 by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), stating that based on its Designations of Developing and Least-Developed...

The China-US trust war

THE trade war between China and the United States may seem to revolve around tariffs but in fact what lies at the heart of the issue is distrust. In a speech in China in September 2019, Thomas L Friedman, the New York Times columnist and author of the bestseller The World Is Flat, declared that...