Oct 01, 2020 08:30 AM

Holiday In-Depth Reads — China’s Tech Giants

Caixin Global has been a regular leader in bringing you the latest high-tech developments on a daily and in-depth basis. This year has been no exception, with stories from Huawei and TikTok becoming near daily staples in our headlines as they come under assault from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. China’s aspirations to become a leader in high-tech microchips have fallen into Washington’s crosshairs. Below are five of my favorite in-depth stories from this year covering the leaders of China’s high-tech scene.

- Doug Young, Managing Editor

Cover Story: Why TikTok May Be Back to Square One With Trump (first published Sept. 28, 2020)

A U.S. judge temporarily blocked a key part of Trump’s ban on Sunday, even as ByteDance has yet to form a plan that would satisfy either Washington or Beijing


Cover Story: How Ant Grew Into an Elephant-Sized Behemoth (first published Aug. 3, 2020)

Long-awaited IPO could value the Alibaba payment unit at $200 billion reflecting careful construction of its own comprehensive financial and business ecosystem


In Depth: China Plays Kingmaker in Nvidia’s $40 Billion Bid for Arm (first published Sept. 23)

Observers say Beijing may balk at approving the blockbuster deal over geopolitical, competition concerns


In Depth: Will Huawei Become China’s Tesla Challenger? (first published Sept. 25)

Telecom giant quietly builds up expertise in key smart car technologies at the heart of a coming electric-auto revolution, raising speculation it may build cars


In Depth: China Chip Sector Has the Money, Now It Just Needs the Workers (first published Sept. 15)

New job postings far outstrip supply in sector flush with cash as Beijing tries to become more self-sufficient in semiconductors


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