Sunday , October 21 2018


China’s machine makers look for a scapegoat

For all the talk of China’s industrial ambitions and trappings of dominance, the truth is its companies can’t keep up with the competition. China’s Ministry of Commerce opened an anti-dumping investigation into Japanese and Taiwanese exporters of vertical-machine centers – core-equipment manufacturing facilities for autos and other high-tech processes – ...

Read More »

Trump’s trolling vs. the ‘constitution of knowledge’

On the road again, and full of indignation about, or perhaps admiration for, what he called ‘made-up’ and ‘fabricated’ Democratic accusations during the recent judicial confirmation turmoil, America’s feral president swerved into a denunciation of a nonexistent bill – “It’s called ‘the open borders bil’” — that, he thundered, “every ...

Read More »

WeChat rivals can take social, but Tencent is moving on

Two hip, young startups are set to become the latest challenge to Tencent Holdings Ltd. just as China’s dominant social-media company struggles with shrinking margins and slowing growth. Pop and Echo, social apps created by former Tencent executives, have already secured venture-capital funding, The Information reported. Echo is valued at ...

Read More »