The dangers posed by the largely unregulated commercial data market prompted the Biden administration to try to prevent adversarial countries from exploiting Americans’ sensitive personal data.
Global reaction to the recent Taiwan election, which was won by a pro-independence candidate, contrasts sharply with that of Beijing.
Most Americans see China as the biggest threat to the US. But away from headline economic figures, China has a slew of challenges.
The arrival of two giant pandas in San Diego is a sign of China’s need to make friends in the US tech industries.
In sub-Saharan Africa, most governments welcome China’s investment in digital infrastructure.
Western hostility towards China reflects the grudging realization that the West may not be the pinnacle of achievement after all.
Messi will not start a war in China, but this is not to say that football lacks political relevance.
China is making chip progress despite US efforts to contain its industry.
A higher proportion of China’s population is elderly, and this will have knock-on effects on the rest of the world via their economy.
A second Donald Trump presidency would require the UK and Europe to work closer together.
China is asserting itself in the South Pacific, prompting efforts from the US and its allies to contain its influence.
Young people in China are no longer settling into marriages arranged by their parents. But they are still looking for blessings from Chinese gods to find everlasting love.
Roughly 1m female delivery riders have had to face down a social media campaign which compounded longstanding false connections with sex work.
Yang’s suspended death sentence is unusual for a capital case, but appeals in China are rarely successful and Australia has very limited options to help him, short of diplomatic pressure.
Chinese football has been through many ups and downs over the past three decades. Is a return to a top-down government approach the right answer?
Garment workers around the world experience unacceptable forms of exploitation.
Latin America’s spike in violence is the result of systemic problems that have long gone unaddressed.
Putin is planning to bring a mass tourism industry to Russia’s wild far east.
The EU’s biggest economy is on its uppers. Turning it around may involve additional pain in the short term.
Beijing is losing patience with Myanmar’s military, as well as its influence with resistance groups.