Apple and other companies warn White House about WeChat ban

Apple and other companies warn White House about WeChat ban

The WeChat ban is especially problematic for U.S. companies, as it’s an absolutely massive chat app in China, with 1.2 billion global users. For example, if Apple were not able to allow WeChat on the iPhone, it would make iPhones a lot less desirable in China (think how undesirable Huawei phones are right now in the U.S., with Google’s Play store and many other services taken away from them). Furthermore, China could retaliate against U.S. companies, effectively barring them from the lucrative Chinese market.

New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active in 22 African Countries

New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active in 22 African Countries

While there is much talk, (or more accurately, condemnation) in Western media of China’s imperialist motives in Africa, there is less discussion of the U.S.’ continuing role. While China operates one base in the Horn of Africa and has greatly increased its economic role on the continent, the thousands of American troops operating in dozens of countries are overlooked. The amazing thing about the American Empire is it is invisible to so many who serve it.