Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

Biden taps ex-Pentagon official for key China tech position

Joe Biden has nominated Alan Estevez, a former Pentagon official and Washington insider to be the US Commerce Department’s undersecretary for industry and security, a key pos...

Platform News: ByteDance TikTok

TikTok names ByteDance CFO Shouzi Chew as new CEO

TikTok appointed Shouzi Chew, a Singaporean national, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the hot video-sharing platform, the company has said.

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

US judge to hold TikTok ban hearing on November 4th

A US judge said on Tuesday he would hold a Nov. 4 hearing on whether to permit the American government to bar transactions with TikTok, a move that the Chinese-owned short video ap...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

ByteDance drops TikTok’s US sale, to partner with Oracle

ByteDance abandoned the purchase price of TikTok from the US on Sunday to pursue a partnership with Oracle it hopes will save it a US prohibit when appeasing China’s authorit...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

How a Silicon Valley chip pioneer landed in Communist China

Since the United States stepped up its effort to prevent China from acquiring key technological know-how, the twisting journey of a pioneering Silicon Valley computer chip company ...

Platform News: viral TikTok video streaming app

ByteDance investors seek to use stakes to finance TikTok bid

Investors in ByteDance are in talks to utilise their stakes in the Chinese tech Goliath to help finance a bid for its popular short-video app TikTok, according to people familiar w...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Microsoft faces technical challenges in TikTok carveout

Microsoft’s bid to carve out parts of TikTok out of the Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavour that could test the patience of the Trump administrati...

Platform NewS: China's ByteDance CEO and TikTok apps Founder

Zhang Yiming, founder of ByteDance, gears up for the global stage

The founder of China’s ByteDance, owner of the wildly successful TikTok app, has for years aspired to make ByteDance the first Chinese firm to rival American internet giants ...