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Inside a 6-hour e-commerce livestream in China

by Jennifer Pak Jan 16, 2020
Eva Wang and Sam Tian quit their jobs to make a go of it selling on Alibaba's Taobao livestreaming service.
Sam Tian and Eva Wang during a livestream show. The couple quit their ad sales and teaching jobs last year to become Taobao influencers.
Courtesy of Sam Tian
Trade showdown

The view from Shanghai on the phase one trade deal

by Jennifer Pak Jan 14, 2020
"The U.S. is bullying China," was the assessment of one security guard in the city.
American green apples at a Shanghai supermarket were among the first to be subject to Chinese counter tariffs.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

Intellectual property protections to feature in new U.S.-China trade deal

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 13, 2020
Whatever is specifically agreed on could be very hard to enforce.
Mark Schiefelbein/AFP via Getty Images

What to expect from this year's Consumer Electronics Show

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jan 6, 2020
Lots of next-generation 5G wireless, and lots of artificial intelligence
An attendee uses Sony's Playstation VR at the Sony booth during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
David Becker/Getty Images

Trade gap in goods sinks for third consecutive month

by Andy Uhler Dec 30, 2019
The causes? The trade war and a slowing global economy.
Shipping containers from China and other nations are unloaded at the Long Beach Port in Los Angeles in February.
Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

In China, economy dogged at decade's end

by Jennifer Pak Dec 25, 2019
China started 2009 weathering the global financial crisis and ends the decade battling slower economic growth and a trade war with the U.S.
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What's greener: a real Christmas tree or a fake one?

by Tony Wagner Dec 24, 2019
It depends! The Christmas tree a potent symbol not just for the season but for the sustainability of many things we buy.
It's not easy being green.
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Chinese surveillance companies on U.S. blacklist still using Silicon Valley components

by Scott Tong Dec 20, 2019
Blacklisted firms are still using essential components from the U.S., analysts and company statements suggest.
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Are factory jobs leaving China because of the U.S. tariffs?

by Jennifer Pak Dec 18, 2019
China's statistics show 3.8 million manufacturing jobs disappeared from urban areas last year.
Workers at a shoe factory in Southern China. Most of them come from the poor countryside to give their families a better life.
Shanghai 808 Studio

Xi Jinping promotes Macau as financial hub, potential alternative to Hong Kong

by Scott Tong Dec 17, 2019
"Beijing is making it clear that well-behaved territories will get carrots and unruly territories are going to get sticks," one observer said.
Macau is now the world's gambling capital. Above, a woman views the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino from the Monte Fort in 2013 in Macau, Macau.
Chris McGrath/Getty Images