China’s Foreign Ministry warned that efforts to ban Chinese social media app WeChat could lead to a Chinese boycott of Apple. “If WeChat is banned, then there will be no reason why Chinese shall keep iPhone and apple products,” spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a tweet, which is banned in China. The Chinese government has said that U.S. moves to block Chinese tech companies are attempts to bully...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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