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China pushes forward on 6G, while US still working on 5G

China is barreling ahead on ultrafast wireless technology, quietly hurtling the world’s first 6G test satellite into space while the US is still rolling out 5G at a snail’s pace.

The satellite, called Star Era-12, has frequency bands so high that they have to be tested in space so the signals won’t be lost as easily as in air, the National Science Foundation’s Thyagarajan Nandagopal explained to The Post.

Exactly how fast the bands are isn’t known, but Nandagopal estimates a range of 100 and 500 Gigahertz, or Ghz — 100 times faster than 5G. To understand that speed, compare 5G and 4G cellphones: A 5G model is 100 times faster than a 4G, depending on the carrier.

What 6G will touch covers everything from communications to telemedicine to national security, according to Professor Tommaso Melodia, who heads Northeastern University’s Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things. And along with

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China faces the challenge of keeping Big Tech in check

Jack Ma, CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, speaks during his visit at the Vivatech startups and innovation fair, in Paris on May 16, 2019.

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GUANGZHOU, China — China’s technology giants are firmly in the crosshairs of the country’s regulators who are trying to figure out how to create a set of antitrust rules that can keep these firms in check.

Experts say Beijing will need to ensure that its drive for new regulations balances its push to become a global technological leader.

Like in the U.S., China’s tech sector has expanded via a largely unencumbered path. In some areas, regulators have already stepped in and are now stepping up those efforts.

“Like Washington, Beijing has a love-hate relationship with its tech champions,” Kendra Schaefer, a partner at Trivium China consultancy which has offices in Beijing and London, told CNBC.

“On the one

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China says US damaging global trade with Huawei sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — China accused Washington of damaging global trade with sanctions that threaten to cripple tech giant Huawei and said Tuesday it will protect Chinese companies but gave no indication of possible retaliation.

Rules confirmed Monday by the Commerce Department block suppliers from using U.S. technology to produce processor chips and other components for Huawei. The company, China’s first global tech competitor, is the biggest supplier of switching equipment for phone companies and a leading smartphone brand.

The foreign ministry demanded the Trump administration “stop suppressing Chinese companies.”

Huawei Technologies Ltd. is at the center of a worsening row between Washington and Beijing over technology and security. U.S. officials say Huawei is a security risk, which the company denies, and are lobbying European and other allies to avoid its technology as they upgrade to next-generation networks.

The United States is “violating international trade rules, and undermining the global industrial

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