A slight format change for Why Is This News? this week: no guest, just the two of us discussing this week’s big technology stories from outside the valley.
Much to Sarah’s delight, China has been making news again – for good and ill. On the one hand, the government is still clamping down on dissident opinion – sending someone to jail for a 140 character retweet – but at the same time Chinese companies are in greater demand than ever amongst American investors.
How does America reconcile its stance on human rights with its desire to profit from the world’s most lucrative emerging market? And should it have to reconcile it all? We discuss that question and more.