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Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on Chinese imports worth $50 billion; Beijing to retaliate
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Donald Trump announces 25% tariff on Chinese imports worth $50 billion; Beijing to retaliate

President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect 6 July.

Seed-stage funding in Silicon Valley slides by 40 percent in the last two years
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Seed-stage funding in Silicon Valley slides by 40 percent in the last two years

The slowdown comes despite an explosion of interest by wealthy individuals and foreign investors looking to park money in the next big thing.

China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms
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China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms

China is weighing a far-reaching counter-terrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of what some firms view as the increasingly onerous terms of doing business in the world's second largest economy.

China fights back against US accusations of blocking WTO technology deal
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China fights back against US accusations of blocking WTO technology deal

Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng denounced the United States as "irresponsible" on Sunday after Washington accused China of jeopardizing a deal that aims to cut

Despite fears, NSA revelations helping US tech industry
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Despite fears, NSA revelations helping US tech industry

Edward Snowden's unprecedented exposure of U.S. technology companies' close collaboration with national intelligence agencies, widely expected...