Growing and making profits on the internet has been relatively easy for China’s tech firms when the industry took off, says veteran Internet watcher Matthew Brennan to the state-owned CGTN. But those easy gains are over now the government stepped in to regulate the industry and massive growth is harder to get, he adds.
A lot of speculations have marred the relations between Afghanistan’s Taliban and the outside world. For China for example the exploitation of rare earths shows up regularly, but China veteran Ian Johnson, a senior fellow at the CFR, explains why security in Xinjiang is key for China’s considerations, he tells in PRI.
China’s authorities have been cracking down on education, tutoring and foreign teachers, scaring foreign firms and teachers. China lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes an earlier webinar under Chatham rules. No reason to panic, he says at his vlog. “It makes completely sense what the government is currently doing. If there is a demand, there will be a way to carry on.”
China’s Xi Jinping is framing his new policies as a new way to diminish the gap between poor and rich in China. While under his predecessors’ new policies were a matter of waiting until they would be replaced by the next slogan, Xi’s slogans like those on the “common prosperity” are here to stay, says political analyst Victor Shih in Asia Times.