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The anatomy of a Chinese boycott

by Jennifer Pak Nov 28, 2019
When foreign companies are perceived to have crossed China’s red lines, a boycott usually follows.
Fast food chain Dicos' NBA-themed restaurant in Shanghai. Dicos was among the companies that suspended or canceled partnership with the NBA in October.
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How long can China's economic grudges last?

by Jennifer Pak Nov 27, 2019
For South Korea, it’s been three years and counting, hitting industries like entertainment, travel and grocery stores.
Some South Korean businesses in China still face economic retaliation three years after South Korea signed a deal to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system on its territory.
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Hollywood, U.S. Navy accused of caving to Chinese censorship standards

by Scott Tong Nov 21, 2019
The movie industry needs to sell tickets in China, so it often accepts Beijing's demands.
Moviegoers make their way to a multiplex cinema in Beijing in 2009.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Six months in, Hong Kong protesters remain committed

by Szu Ping Chan Nov 20, 2019
"I have to talk to the government because they can't do what they want," one protester said.
Injured protesters leave for hospital at The Hong Kong Poytechnic University on November 19, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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China tries to make its economic data more trustworthy

by Scott Tong Nov 14, 2019
For decades, skeptics have accused China of doctoring its GDP and other statistics.
People take pictures during an opening ceremony of the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Sci-Tech Innovation Board in Shanghai on July 22, 2019.
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Inside one highly automated Chinese factory

by Jennifer Pak Nov 13, 2019
China's Shuoke sports equipment factory says robots have helped triple its production.
A worker looks on as a robotic arm at the Shuoke factory sorts plastic panels to form a soccer ball. Machines like this have helped the firm cope with rising costs. (Shanghai 808 Studio)
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Singles Day: China's biggest shopping event

by Jennifer Pak Nov 12, 2019
Bigger than Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday ... combined.
A Singles Day advertisement from Alibaba inside a Shanghai subway station reads, "Fulfill your wish."
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Chinese shoppers may boycott U.S. goods on Singles Day

by Erika Beras Nov 8, 2019
It's the biggest shopping event of the year, and smaller American companies may feel the impact, analysts say.
Employees sort packages ahead of Singles Day in Huaibei in China's eastern Anhui province in 2017. Singles Day is a shopping spree held every Nov. 11.
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Here's why Washington is concerned about TikTok

by Scott Tong Nov 4, 2019
National security officials are reportedly investigating the popular social video app because of its user data practices.
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China due to roll out super-fast 5G mobile in major cities

by Scott Tong Oct 31, 2019
For China and other countries, the 5G rollout is a global technology race.
People walk past a sign that reads "5G park" inside the Huawei headquarters in China's southern Guangdong province in December 2018.
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