It looks like the defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, is running low on funds. Nothing else can account for the surfacing of its executive director Peter Jennings on the opinion pages of The Australian, conjuring up a fictional version of a Chinese bid to grab Taiwan.
Tomorrow, or any time before 3 November, if the lowliest member of the Chinese military makes a misstep and gives him an excuse to go to war, US President Donald Trump is unlikely to hesitate, seeing as he has made the demonisation of Beijing his main strategy to win another four years in the White House.
US President Donald Trump has hinted that he may oppose new restrictions proposed on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, issuing a number of tweets to point out that the US should become an easy place for other countries to buy products.
The most prominent person to be affected by US President Donald Trump's trade war with China is rarely mentioned in that context. That person is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who stands to make a fortune much bigger than he reaped from his software adventures if the tit-for-tat ends and he is able to go ahead with his plan for a new kind of nuclear power reactor.
The US Department of Commerce says it will issue licences to Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies for buying American products "where there is no threat to US national security".
Telecommunications equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson may be forced to move a good part of their operations out of China if a proposed move by the US, to make it mandatory that an 5G equipment used within the country be designed and made outside China, comes into force.
Russian telecommunications operator MTS has signed a 5G deal with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, with the network to be developed over the next year.
It seems to be just a few short days or weeks ago that the United States was warning any country which would pay heed that it was best to avoid using equipment from Chinese telecommunications vendors because they would follow orders given by the Beijing government.
US President Donald Trump is using the Huawei issue to put pressure on China to agree to a trade deal on his terms, well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says, adding that it would be interesting to see if the two countries are able to resolve their trade issues.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has again said that her country has not banned Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from playing a role in its 5G networks.
The framing of Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei Technologies two days before the scheduled resumption of talks to resolve a US-China trade row is a clear indication that Washington will use any kind of pressure to assert its claims over Beijing.
A Chinese newspaper has accused the US of resorting to a "despicable rogue's approach" in asking Canada to arrest the daughter of the founder of Huawei, and says this is because Washington "cannot stop Huawei's 5G advance in the market".
Search behemoth Google will launch a censored mobile version of its search engine for the Chinese market, with no access to sites about human rights, democracy, religion or peaceful protest, The Intercept reports.
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