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Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil – sources

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE that has underscored the country’s reliance on imported chips. Reuters: Business News

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Beneath the Glitz of a Ford Automobile Launch in China, Fears of a Trade War Remain

Sparkling beneath a hundred flashbulbs, Ford’s newest saloon was presented to the world in the central Chinese megacity of Chongqing on Tuesday, in a symphony of polished paintwork and umbrella-twirling dancers. The unveiling of the next generation Ford Focus is the American automobile giant’s first ever global launch in China, spotlighting the growing importance of(…)