American Retail Industry Fearful As Trade War Escalates

The trade war initiated by the Trump Administration escalated Wednesday April 4 with China adding tariffs on an additional 106 products worth up to $50 billion annually. The new tariffs mostly target basic agricultural products, including pork, soybeans, cotton, and wheat, but also include plastics, whiskey, tobacco, and vehicles. These new tariffs build on an … More American Retail Industry Fearful As Trade War Escalates

Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?

For foreign brands and firms catering to Chinese tourists or luxury shoppers, the potential of Beijing reducing the flow of outbound Chinese tourists or damaging domestic operations as retaliation has proved to be a substantial concern in the past few years. The volatile relationship between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has … More Does Trump-Xi Relations Matter for Sino-American Trade and Tourism?

UnionPay Reaches Full Market Penetration in the United States & Canada

Payment-wise, it has never been a better time to be a Chinese tourist visiting the United States and Canada, at least according to UnionPay. Market penetration in the United States has now passed 80 percent among merchants, with withdrawals allowed at virtually any ATM across all 50 states. In Canada, UnionPay cards are now accepted … More UnionPay Reaches Full Market Penetration in the United States & Canada

US Air Force goes Top Gun for IoT-based predictive maintenance

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is arming itself with new AI and IoT technologies to power predictive maintenance of aircraft and boost mission effectiveness. Top Gun just got real. The US Air Force’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental division – also known as DIUx – has selected C3 IoT, a Redwood City, California-based specialist in … More US Air Force goes Top Gun for IoT-based predictive maintenance

Could America Lose The 5G Race To China?

The next generation of wireless technology is fast-approaching as multiple countries around the world are racing for its development and subsequent wide-scale application. The quicker nation states and their companies are able to successfully establish the prospective technological infrastructure, the quicker they will be able to reap the massive economic assets and advantages. And as … More Could America Lose The 5G Race To China?

The White House National Climate Assessment conflicts with Trump’s climate change denial

The US published a much-anticipated report on climate change Friday (Nov. 3), coauthored by 13 federal agencies, that unequivocally confirms three conclusions: We are living in the warmest period in modern civilization The excessive warming is due to human activity Without swift and dramatic action to curb emissions, average global temperatures could rise by a … More The White House National Climate Assessment conflicts with Trump’s climate change denial

The four charts you need to understand Trump’s attacks on the Chinese economy

Donald Trump is kicking off an Asia tour next week that includes a two-day state visit to China starting Nov. 8. At the top of the agenda for his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping is, of course, North Korea and trade—two items that, in Trump’s mind, can be traded against each other. Read More

Xi Jingping: As US wakes up for Xi’s ambition for a China- led world order, India has an opportunity to make a difference

The chips are down. China’s 19th party congress has rubberstamped support for President Xi Jinping’s ambition for a China-led world order in the future, the Americans are “woke” to that reality and India has an opportunity to make a difference. Read More