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The TikTok-Oracle Deal Would Set 2 Dangerous Precedents

In August 2020, President Donald Trump dropped a bombshell executive order banning TikTok in the United States. Since then, as TikTok has competed against other Big Tech companies—growing among teen users while Facebook and others have struggled—its ability to...

China’s Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

“Even minor disruption in the form of these very small-scale collective actions can bring the station-level managers to the bargaining table,” says Eli Friedman, an assistant professor of international and comparative labor at Cornell University.Although China bans independent unions...

Chinese Spies Hacked a Livestock App to Breach US State Networks

The web-based software known as the Animal Health Emergency Reporting Diagnostic System, or USAHERDS, serves as a helpful digital tool for state governments to track and trace animal diseases through populations of livestock. Now it's turned out to be...

The War in Ukraine Is Keeping Chinese Social Media Censors Busy

“Artillery fire lights up the sky and breaks my heart. I hope my compatriots in Ukraine are taking care of themselves and their families,” said a user on Weibo, often called China’s Twitter, on February 27. The message was...

The US Fixation on Chinese Espionage Is Bad for Science

Had I been born a decade later, would I still have aspired to come to the United States to be a scientist? Over the past few years, I’ve asked myself this question countless times and am nowhere near an...

China Is About to Regulate AI—and the World Is Watching

Wen Li, a Shanghai marketer in the hospitality industry, first suspected that an algorithm was messing with her when she and a friend used the same ride-hailing app one evening.Wen’s friend, who less frequently ordered rides in luxury cars,...

The End Game of China’s Zero-Covid Policy Nightmare

In December, researchers from Hong Kong found that two doses of Sinovac failed to produce enough antibodies to fight Omicron. Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines, while less effective against Omicron than previous strains, still provide substantial protection—especially after three doses....

YouTube’s Olympics Highlights Are Riddled With Propaganda

Sports fans who tuned in to watch the Beijing Winter Olympics on YouTube are instead being served propaganda videos. An analysis of YouTube search results by WIRED found that people who typed “Beijing,” “Beijing 2022,” “Olympics,” or “Olympics 2022”...

In the 2008 Olympics, Beijing Felt Like an Open Door. In 2022, It’s Closed

Offline, journalists figured out ways to travel around the country, aided by loosened rules around foreign reporting. “In 2008, the authorities perceived that they needed us more than we needed them and proceeded accordingly,” says a longtime correspondent for...

Despite Diplomatic Boycott, the US Is Powering the 2022 Olympics

Despite the diplomatic boycott, American government entities have stopped shy of questioning the IOC’s apolitical politics that have benefitted the Chinese state and its Olympics operations. And while diplomacy at Beijing 2022 may be different, the American private sector...
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