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Sharp China: Xi Skips the G-20 as the MSS Puts APEC in Question; More Fallout from the Huawei FU; Rahm Emmanuel has Takes; Apple Needs VR Help

Sharp China: Xi Skips the G-20 as the MSS Puts APEC in Question; More Fallout from the Huawei FU; Rahm Emmanuel has Takes; Apple Needs VR Help


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On today’s show Andrew and Bill begin with the news that Xi Jinping will skip this weekend’s G-20 summit in India, a Ministry of State Security warning that the United States has work to do before any Biden-Xi summit later this year, and the ongoing questions surrounding the recent MSS foray into social media and US-China directives. Then: The international media learns more about Huawei’s Mate 60 Pro, what it could mean if reports are true that SMIC -- the largest semiconductor foundry company in mainland China -- assisted Huawei in making 7 nanometer chips, and the various considerations of the Biden Administration and other US legislators as they respond to this week’s Huawei fanfare. From there: Last week’s unusually candid comments from the US Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emmanuel, and a report that Apple is looking to Chinese manufacturers for help with its Vision Pro ambitions. At the end: The Wall Street Journal’s report on Chinese nationals gate-crashing at U.S. military sites, whether China’s going to have its “Lehman moment,” a recommendation for Chinese media, and a word about Caixin.

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Related readings:

Li Qiang to G-20; MSS on US-China relations; Huawei's 5G phone; Italy and the BRI -- Sinocism 

Xi’s Unexplained G-20 Snub Erodes Image as Global Statesman -- Bloomberg

China’s spy agency blasts US for ‘engagement and containment’ approach -- Financial Times 

China to Its People: Spies Are Everywhere, Help Us Catch Them -- N.Y. Times 

New phone sparks worry China has found a way around U.S. tech limits -- Washington Post 

Huawei Teardown Reveals China Chip Breakthrough -- Bloomberg 

Huawei Watchers and the Land of Magical Thinking -- Digits to Dollars 

Far Ahead Mobile Phone Case, Huawei Mate 60 Pro -- TaoBao

Translation: I am Raimondo, this time I am a spokesperson for Huawei

Rahm Emanuel Takes Aim at China’s Leadership -- WSJ 

Apple Hopes Chinese Suppliers Can Solve Vision Pro’s Display Challenges -- The Information 

Chinese Gate-Crashers at U.S. Bases Spark Espionage Concerns -- WSJ 

China’s Mortgage Relaxation Spurs Weekend Sales in Mega Cities -- Bloomberg 

The Big Short Trailer (2015)  -- YouTube 

My Chinese Media Recipe --

China Cuts Caixin From Approved Media, Curbing Influence -- Bloomberg 

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Sharp China Podcast
Understanding China and how China impacts the world. Hosted by Andrew Sharp and Bill Bishop.