full on assault is an example of the broader China trade picture.

HW phones has no support, cannot load common G apps, new HW models uncertainty. HW laptops have no new Win licenses, cannot sell with Win OS. US and int'l chip suppliers not selling to HW. Chaos.

If only the would partner with allied countries, join the , would get the message more effectively. HW is surely getting the message, loud and clear. POTUS should look and see that cooperation is better.

Japanese and British firms stop shipments of components to , often unsure if they need to comply.

, and (parent company is Japanese).

Businesses are international. Breaks in the global supply chain will ripple throughout the Western world. The implications are yet unclear.

Still, this is but hardware. software and updates have yet to be addressed by Huawei. It is an open black hole of problems for international sales.

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US: China does unfair trade. They must reform trade
China: The US is preventing China's rise. We won't be bullied
EU: EU elections, who to elect? Brexit?

This is an international broken telephone game, but in reality.

: We need to be more independent, less dependent on a bad trading partner
: We need to be more independent, less dependent on a bad trading partner
: EU elections, who to elect? Brexit?

So much for world cooperation, international trade.

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China's CCP above their Rule of Law, a new economic system, breaks down the world trade order. US, EU trade profits from selling to China prevent them from going against China. China does not change trade practices, military expansion.

The more the dithers, the stronger becomes. US needs a long-term vision independent of POTUS.

No mention of complete lack of presence in upholding int'l fair trade against China.

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China has the Great Firewall, blocks Western media, web sites and companies, heavily censors content from all media, either controls or blocks out foreign influence, wherever the origin.

When foreign gov't make it easier for by blocking inputs to Chinese products, China should be happy, but this is untrue. While the might feel their job is easier, regular Chinese people, who disagree with banning of foreign influence, look on with dismay, resignation.

nytimes.com/2019/05/20/busines

Google ceases and updates for Huawei hardware. No updates, bug fixes, new versions for Huawei devices.

This is a big change, and puts the onus on to do its own OS updates. Most phone hardware manufacturers are very lax with software updates. This is a very big negative for Huawei phones.

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My Chinese friends see the US-China trade war as the US instigating and China defending.

They cannot see unfair trade practices, IP theft, forced tech transfer, annexation and militarization of SCS islands. These, they believe, are China's right, because is great. No amount of debate can shake their resolve.

This cannot continue. Hopefully the joins the in voicing the same concerns. If both the US and EU cooperate, then maybe China will see clearly.

nytimes.com/2019/05/18/world/a

Taiwan continues to be blocked from the World Health Organization by China.

You may dispute that is/is not owned by , is/is not an independent democratic country, Taiwan can make a significant contribution to medical science and world health. Blocking Taiwan is a purely political play by China. The WHO should not be political.

This year I again lament the exclusion of Taiwan from the WHO assembly, 2019 May 21-26. Politics should never trump world health.

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African swine flu affecting all Chinese provinces, where they have culled pigs to try to contain the deadly and highly infectious disease. The disease is difficult to contain.

Last month revoked the license of 2 pork exporters. With the US-China trade war pork is also a target of a 20% tariff.

Where will China get its future pork? It takes 2-3 years to regrow the pigs China has culled or have died. Chinese people dislike forced veganism, love .

nytimes.com/2019/05/14/world/a

China, Shenzhen stock exchange, Kangde Xin Composite Material Group Co Ltd, under restricted trading after auditors refuse to back the company's cash position.

Auditors say they have zero cash. Company says they have 12.2B RMB cash, defaulted on 2 bonds in Dec. Shell company controlled by owner Zhong Yu.

police arrested Zhong Yu, chairman and controlling shareholder. Total scam, fraud, illegal on the stock exchange.

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China's Meng Hongwei, past Head's wife and two kids have obtained refugee status in . At least they are safe. They will not be able to return to for the foreseeable future, maybe never. Their lives are in danger.

is charged with corruption, taking bribes. No evidence has been presented, trials are extremely short, closed to the public, conviction rate is above 95%

Meng did not use his position at Interpol to further the CCP.

scmp.com/news/china/article/30

China-US trade war, US tariffs all Chinese goods 25%, China stating it will double down.

US: China does unfair trade, IP theft, forces tech transfer, state sponsors companies

China: Total gov't control, legal, have unique development strategy, no country can control us

The world will need to decide whether to continue to accept trade practices, or opt for change. The next step will be the EU's decision. shares much of concerns. US will not join TPP.

scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/

China-US trade war: Word on the street in is that talks are ongoing, not completed. In the West it seems like talks are finished, tariffs have started. Two different worlds.

With a media blackout on the trade talks, regular Chinese have no clue what is happening outside the Great Firewall. 1.4B people lack info.

Chinese people, believing the talks continue, are still hopeful for a quick resolution. They will need to be patient. The will not wait.

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China and the US, the world's largest trading nations, has an all-out trade spat, where the US taxes all incoming Chinese products by 25%.

And in , all media goes silent, only allowed to republish, verbatim title and content, comments made by the spokesmen of the commerce and foreign ministries.

That, dear friends, is total power. The Uyghur supression stuff, evil yes, but a footnote. 1.4B people silenced. No wonder loves the .

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Meng Hongwei, China's ex-Interpol chief, was formally charged with bribery, 9 months after his arrest.

For sure he will be convicted. Whether he did this or not we shall never know. This, in accordance with law.

scmp.com/news/china/politics/a

US-China trade breakdown summary of risks and strategies. Really well written.

As we all know, no side will emerge unscathed. Trump is pushing like no other leader has dared to do in the past. Kudos to him, though unsavoury.

Egos and careers are on the line. Trump is unpredictable, and possibly demented. The public fight rattles the Chinese. The Chinese can't make heads nor tails. All the issues are out on the table for the world to see. This is good.

nytimes.com/2019/05/09/world/a

US pressures China to do market reform, stop predatory trade, stop IP theft. These are well planned and approved Chinese policies. Expecting fast China policy change, due to US negotiations is unrealistic.

To believe the rhetoric that talks are going well is wildly optimistic. Good start, but not an end.

The US cannot expect to force China to change trade policy. China will change when it wants, and not before. Trump will not ease up, and should not.

scmp.com/economy/china-economy

US pressures China to do market reform, stop predatory trade, stop IP theft. These are well planned and approved Chinese policies. Expecting fast China policy change, due to US negotiations is unrealistic.

To believe the rhetoric that talks are going well is wildly optimistic. Good start, but not an end.

The US cannot expect to force China to change trade policy. China will change when it wants, and not before. Trump will not ease up, and should not.

scmp.com/economy/china-economy

China's Emperor Xi, talking about Belt and Road Initiative , wishes to follow "international norms and standards".

Given China's lack of transparency, accountability and rule of law, that is laughable at best, a lie at worst.

Former head of Bank of , academics says international standards need to be tweaked for individual countries. Does not this lose the very definition of "international"? This is perverse China thought at its core.

scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/

Vietnam does network without and , says domestic development safer and required for national security.

Good for them, but can they do it? Could they get help? If they can do it they could have many customers. Go

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