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  • China axed its live broadcast of the 'Game of Thrones' finale, reportedly because of the US-China trade war, and fans were furious (KYG8757216)

    "Game of Thrones" fans in China were left reeling after Tencent Video, the country's official streamer of HBO content, axed its simulcast of the show's series finale. Tencent Video officially attributed the broadcast problems to "media transfer issues," according to Reuters. But an HBO spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that it was due to tensions brought on by the US-China trade war. Washington and Beijing have amped up their trade battle recently, with both sides imposing new tariffs on...

    Business Insider
  • On America's Hostile Coexistence with China

    Via ChasFreeman.net, Remarks to the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies China Program Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University Stanford, California, 3 May 2019 President Trump’s trade war with China has quickly metastasized into every other domain of Sino-American relations.   Washington is now trying to dismantle China’s interdependence with the American economy, curb its role in...

    Zero Hedge
  • America Needs Unity on China

    Joshua Eisenman, Devin Stewart Politics, Asia Washington cannot afford to let rival powers divide America along partisan lines. Calling for unity and comity may seem quaint in America’s current political environment, but bipartisanship is now vital once again on U.S. policy toward China. “Dunking” on domestic political opponents on social media provides a short-term thrill, yet it has consequences as it also deepens social divisions in ways that make America vulnerable to China’s ongoing...

    The National Interest