The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday formally designated China's Huawei and ZTE as threats to U.S. national security, a declaration that bars U.S. firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies, Nikkei reports.
India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps citing national security concerns following reports that the apps were illegally transmitting user data to servers outside of India, Nikkei reports.
From September 14-18, 2020, CSIS will host a Master’s-level introduction to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The course will explain what the BRI is, what it is not, and how it is impacting commercial and strategic realities on the ground.
After meeting with Chinese diplomats in Hawaii, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that "the tide is turning" against Huawei Technologies as some countries, mainly in Europe, are choosing to exclude the Chinese company from their 5G infrastructure, Nikkei reports.
China has completed its Beidou satellite system, its answer to the U.S.-based Global Positioning System (GPS), advancing Beijing's effort to cut its reliance on U.S. technology, Nikkei reports. China has exported Beidou products to 120 countries as part of it's Belt and Road Initiative.
India and China on Tuesday agreed to withdraw from a tense standoff along disputed Himalayan territory that started in response to India's construction activity near the border, Nikkei reports.
A new report released by analytics company Refinitiv on Tuesday showed a 15.6% drop in the number of new BRI projects announced in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period in 2019. The value of the projects slid from $386.08 billion to $137.43 billion over the same period, Nikkei reports.
An Indian Army officer and two soldiers have been killed in a clash with Chinese troops on the countries' disputed Himalayan border, where Indian construction has drawn sharp objections from China for the past month, Nikkei reports.
The Chinese government is expected to endorse a new cryptocurrency backed by a basket of Asian currencies including the digital yuan, marking a new stage in international competition over digital currency adoption, Nikkei reports.
The U.S. Commerce Department announced in May that it will require companies using U.S. technology to supply Huawei or its affiliates to apply for a license, driving U.S. and Chinese technology supply chains further apart and complicating business for the U.S. semiconductor industry, Nikkei reports.
U.S. promises of aid to Nepal have some political officials there worried that such aid could damage the country's blossoming relations with China and its Belt and Road Initiative, Nikkei reports.
The Indonesian government has begun discussions on possible Japanese participation in a planned high-speed railway between Jakarta and Bandung, hoping to spur progress on the delayed Chinese-led project as costs mount, Nikkei reports.
Citing the need to balance economic and national security, Australia announced all foreign investors will face greater scrutiny when bidding for sensitive assets, regardless of the size of the deal and whether the buyer is private or state-owned. Chinese companies have been major investors in Australian resources, agriculture and property, Nikkei reports.
As fifth-generation wireless networks start to go mainstream, competition to develop 6G has begun, with South Korea's Samsung Electronics and China's Huawei Technologies at the forefront, Nikkei reports.
China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouses gases, pledged to cut "carbon intensity" as part of the Paris Pact it signed in 2015. But China may struggle to meet its climate pledges this year as it turns to heavy industry and carbon-intensive projects to shore up its coronavirus-stricken economy, Nikkei reports.
The coronavirus pandemic could have serious impacts on economic growth in Laos, which is already struggling due to significant debt taken on to finance a large range of Chinese-backed infrastructure projects, Nikkei reports.
Indonesia plans to extend the tracks of the $6 billion Jakarta-Bandung rail project being built with China to ensure economic viability, but is facing a one year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nikkei reports.
In competing with China, the United States and its democratic allies should place the free flow of data and an open global digital economy at the heart of their strategy.
Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a military confrontation at the Himalayan border, triggered in part by India's construction of roads and airstrips in response to China's Belt and Road Initiative, Nikkei reports.
Xi Jinping announced at this year's National People's Congress that China will maintain a focus on high tech development in areas such as aerospace and semiconductor manufacture, as well as bolstering their 5G telecommunications infrastructure, Nikkei reports.
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While much attention has been focused on economic coercion, inducements have also played an important role in China’s toolkit. Ramping up U.S. efforts at bilateral and multilateral economic engagement would provide more credible or appealing alternatives.
Pakistan has entered a joint contract venture with China to build a dam in Kashmir, increasing the country's financial ties to China and igniting new tensions with India, Nikkei reports.
To counter new U.S. sanctions targeting Huawei's semiconductor chip suppliers, China has invested state funds in domestic chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation to increase self-sufficiency in semiconductor supplies.
Pakistan has outlawed a political party critical of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of China's Belt and Road Initiative, signaling the country's strong ties to Beijing, Nikkei reports.
South Korean conglomerate Samsung is seeking increased cooperation with Huawei on key technology despite U.S. restrictions and security concerns surrounding the Chinese firm, Nikkei reports.
Major developments, including the Covid-19 pandemic and China’s acceleration of its digital infrastructure push, have heightened the stakes of the global infrastructure challenge for U.S. interests and the necessity of fashioning not merely a response, but its own strategy.
Sri Lanka's decision to borrow a further $80 million from Beijing to finance road improvements has drawn criticism due to the country's already high levels of debt to China, Nikkei reports.
In response to economic blacklisting by the U.S. government, Huawei has found alternatives to U.S. sources for many of its technology components and has shifted its supply chains to be more dependent on China, Nikkei reports.
Starting in June, public infrastructure operators in China will undergo a cybersecurity review which could exclude foreign companies from supplying IT equipment, Nikkei reports.
As other countries postpone 5G implementation due to coronavirus, China is closing in on 70 percent of global 5G smartphone contracts, Nikkei reports.
Supply chain disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic have increased traffic along China-Europe rail lines, which Beijing has promoted heavily under its Belt and Road Initiative, Nikkei reports.
A two-and-a-half-month freeze on tolls in China that was introduced to help combat the coronavirus outbreak has incurred serious financial damage for many of China's road, bridge, and tunnel operators, the bulk of which are state-owned companies.
As global data usage is expected to balloon with the spread of 5G communications, China is stepping up its efforts to provide related technology to Japanese markets, Nikkei reports.
The COVID-19 crisis has become an opportunity for China to quickly test of 5G applications, spurring both public and private sector investment in 5G infrastructure in 2020 to five times the 2019 level, Nikkei reports.
China's Belt and Road infrastructure projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia have come to a standstill as countries prioritize fighting COVID-19, Nikkei reports.
To spur economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession, China has accelerated investment efforts in its infrastructure, technology, and manufacturing sectors, Nikkei reports.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the acceleration of China's digital infrastructure push have heightened the necessity of developing a comprehensive U.S. infrastructure strategy. The U.S. has taken several important steps toward fashioning its own positive vision for global infrastructure, but critical work remains.
Djibouti has become a linchpin in China's Belt and Road Initiative, but the U.S. is concerned that the financial toll of Covid-19 may increase Djibouti's risk of falling into a "debt trap" created by high-levels of Chinese lending, Nikkei reports.
This report assesses Chinese economic activities in the Western Balkans based on open-source data collected by CSIS and identifies key trends and China’s main avenues of influence.
In the islands of the South Pacific, China has amped up aid and diplomacy during the coronavirus pandemic, accelerating to rival Australia and New Zealand as a major aid donor and trade partner in the region, Nikkei reports.
Despite the pandemic, construction along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been ordered to resume, Nikkei reports.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines throughout Asia are shifting from passenger to cargo flights and increasing exports from China, one of world's first economies to begin re-opening, to offset their losses, Nikkei reports.
Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is gaining market share in India and Europe and plans to seek up to $1 billion in international bonds and grow its business in 5G, AI, and internet of things (IoT) technology, Nikkei reports.
Chinese technology giant Alibaba has announced plans to invest $28 billion in cloud infrastructure in response to a growing demand for business software, Nikkei reports.
China is turning to infrastructure projects to boost its economy in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, including the construction a 400 km maglev railway between Shanghai and Ningbo, Nikkei reports.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several countries are reassessing supply chains dominated by China, including Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pushed companies to diversify, Nikkei reports.
A proposed partnership between the United Nations and leading Chinese Tech company Tencent has raised some concerns about China's uses and exports of surveillance technology and it's potential impacts on international human rights standards, Nikkei reports.
The economic costs of the Covid-19 outbreak may limit the influence of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as the virus halts the flow of workers and materials for BRI projects outside of China, Nikkei reports.
China’s technology ambitions appeared imperiled by Covid-19, but the pandemic is already providing new opportunities for China’s rise as a technology power and global provider of digital infrastructure.