Day: 11 November 2019

How AI and human rights have been dragged into the US-China tech war, threatening wider split

When Trump administration officials announced on October 7 that they were banning some of China’s most feted artificial intelligence and surveillance companies from buying US technology, the move caught Chinese policymakers off guard. Back in May, the Commerce Department cited national security concerns when it barred Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from buying US technology. In […]

Inside Xinjiang’s five-star propaganda tour

Covering a crisis from the outside is a challenging, but often necessary, job. I have never set foot anywhere near China — and yet I’ve spent much of the past year reporting on stories from inside Xinjiang, the modern-day police state in the country’s northwest. I’ve covered the Uyghur humanitarian crisis from Europe and Turkey, or […]