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Phil Muncaster

Phil Muncaster has been an IT journalist for 15 years. He started out as a reporter on enterprise IT title IT Week in 2005 and progressed to the role of News Editor before leaving to pursue a freelance career. Since then, Phil has written for titles including The Register, where he worked as Asia correspondent whilst based in Hong Kong for over two years, MIT Technology Review, SC Magazine, Infosecurity Magazine and others.


Death by a Thousand Talents: How China's brain gain is harming western firms

Death by a Thousand Talents: How China's brain gain is harming western firms

Are Chinese-government-sponsored 'talent recruitment' programs a threat to other Western nations' research data?

China's new IP plans: a vision for an authoritarian global internet?

China's new IP plans: a vision for an authoritarian global internet?

Is China's 'New IP' a solution to a 'broken' internet? Or a plan to govern the internet?

Coronavirus Covid-19 sweeps in to upend global IT supply chains

Coronavirus Covid-19 sweeps in to upend global IT supply chains

How is the coronavirus affecting IT supply chains and the wider market for smartphones and other tech goods?

Chinese government's tech decoupling a blow to US firms

Chinese government's tech decoupling a blow to US firms

China's latest move in the US-China trade war is the first real sign by China of a "decoupling" from US tech

What's new for 2020: APAC set for another year of tech turbulence

What's new for 2020: APAC set for another year of tech turbulence

Despite an overall market slowdown, APAC's businesses continue to spend big on tech in 2020, providing an attractive opportunity for Western suppliers.

China's new corporate social credit system is a major new threat to data security

China's new corporate social credit system is a major new threat to data security

China's new social credit scoring system raises a number of questions over corporate data security and integrity.

Why internet censorship would be a fatal blow for Hong Kong PLC, not pro-democracy protesters

Why internet censorship would be a fatal blow for Hong Kong PLC, not pro-democracy protesters

Why China's decision to block website and app access aimed at Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters may, instead, put Hong Kong's reputation as Asia's pre-eminent business hub at risk

Trump hits partial pause on Huawei ban, but 5G concerns persist

As Trump and Xi Jinping resume trade talks, what do the announcements from the latest G20 summit mean for the future of the US-China trade war?

Could Huawei smartphone deal fail spell full-blown Sino-US trade war?

Apple and China tech news stories could have wider implications, not just for IT buyers, but the global economy

Huawei sues the US government as tensions rise

Huawei has launched legal action against the US government. What happens next and what does it mean for the global tech industry?

New cyber security laws could put further strain on foreign companies in China

Amidst the ongoing US-China trade war, new Chinese laws may expose foreign firms to even more cyber security (and censorship) risks.

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