Tag: Ban

Chinese chip giant SMIC ‘in shock’ after US trade ban threat

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor image copyrightGetty Images/SMIC China’s largest chip manufacturer’s stock sank after the US revealed it could be its next trade ban target. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) said it was “in complete shock and perplexity” after the Pentagon revealed it had proposed the firm be added to a government blacklist. This would restrict suppliers from providing… Read more →

TikTok calls Trump ban ‘political’ in lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has gone to court to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. President Trump’s executive order prohibits transactions with TikTok’s owner ByteDance from mid-September. Officials in Washington are concerned that the firm could pass American users’ data to the Chinese government, something ByteDance has denied doing. Tiktok said the Trump… Read more →

Anti-eviction protests after government ‘U-turn’ on ban

Image caption A small group of people gathered outside the law courts in Leeds as part of Acorn’s national protests Protests have taken place calling for urgent reform after a ban on landlords evicting tenants was extended by four weeks. The Acorn union said the extension, until 20 September, was “not enough” to prevent people becoming homeless. There are fears… Read more →

Trump attacks Goodyear for campaign clothes ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Goodyear is the largest tyre company in North America US President Donald Trump has called for a boycott of American tyre company Goodyear, stoking a controversy over political expression in the workplace. The attack followed reports the firm had forbidden staff from wearing Trump campaign gear, while allowing “Black Lives Matter” and gay rights attire.… Read more →

Coronavirus: Ban on landlords evicting renters extended

Image copyright Getty Images Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a two-month extension to the government’s ban on evicting renters amid the Covid-19 pandemic. New evictions in England and Wales of tenants in both social and privately-rented accommodation will be suspended until 23 August. “No-one will be evicted from their home this summer due to coronavirus,” Mr Jenrick tweeted. But… Read more →