INSIGHTS | Tech at the Two Sessions

By Shaun Ee

Last week, China kicked off its Two Sessions, the country’s biggest annual political event. About five thousand delegates—among them, representatives of the Chinese tech giants—descended on Beijing for an exciting week of networking and listening to re…

TSMC prepares for US-China chips decoupling

By Jan-Peter Kleinhans

On May 15, the world’s largest contract chipmaker announced plans to open a production plant, or “fab,” in Arizona, US. If you know the industry, it doesn’t seem to make business sense: the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will…

Hangzhou proposes more expansive health code system

By Shaun Ee

Government officials in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou have proposed adapting the city’s anti-pandemic health code system for long-term use, pushing far beyond parameters used to assess individual health risks during the country’s lockdown period…

US adds dozens of Chinese firms to trade blacklist

By Chris Udemans

In its latest rebuke against China, the United States said on Friday that it will add nearly three dozen Chinese companies and institutions to a trade blacklist over their alleged involvement in human rights abuses or their ties to the country’s milita…