YouTube takes down 210 channels linked to state-backed anti-Hong Kong protests

Following Twitter and Facebook taking action against Chinese state-backed efforts aimed at discrediting the Hong Kong protests, YouTube has followed on their footsteps. Following Twitter and Facebook dismantling influence campaigns originating from mainland China aimed at disrupting the ongoing Hong Kong protests, Alphabet Inc’s Google also said, its YouTube video streaming service has disabled 210…

Twitter will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media

While the Chinese government wants to promote its views on western social media platforms, it has blocked its citizens from accessing Twitter and Facebook in the mainland. On Tuesday, following Facebook and Twitter dismantling China’s state-backed campaign to malign and undermine concerns raised by the citizens of Hong Kong, China said it had a right…

U.S. tariffs on China provide an edge to Samsung Electronics’ products

Here is why relocating Apple’s supply chain from China makes business sense. U.S. President Donald Trump disclosed he has had a discussion with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition faced by Apple from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Cook “made…

Huawei to release Hongmeng OS for mobiles phones by end of 2019

Huawei’s Hongmeng will face challenges from Google’s Android operating system. Huawei’s first quarter sales rose on domestic demand. The overseas market for its smartphones has tanked. On Monday, as per a report from China’s state media Global Times, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is set to release its own mobile operating system, Hongmeng, by the end…

Didi Chuxing launches autonomous self-driving unit

The autonomous driving unit will function as an independent company. On Monday, China’s ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing stated it has launched an autonomous driving unit as an independent company. The business will focus its resources on research and development activities as well as deepen its collaboration with automakers. Zhang Bo, Didi’s chief technology officer…