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A session of China's National People's Congress. Photo: Lintao Zhang via Getty Images

In the past 24 hours, we've seen a Bloomberg report that Amazon and Apple network servers may have been compromised by Chinese spy microchips, a Reuters report warning of attacks by a Beijing-linked hacking group, a CNN story about the U.S. Navy proposing a show of force in the Pacific, and a speech by Mike Pence accusing China of trying to undermine President Trump.

Why it matters: Per Axios contributor Bill Bishop, the Chinese government will likely view the onslaught of negative press as a coordinated propaganda effort by the U.S.

Go deeper: The Axios Deep Dive on the China trends.

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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden would likely steer automotive policy in different directions over the next four years, potentially changing the industry's road map to the future.

Why it matters: The auto industry is on the cusp of historic technological changes and the next president — as well as the next Congress — could have an extraordinary influence on how the future of transportation plays out.

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Stock market volatility is supposed to be kryptonite for IPOs, causing issuers to hide out in their private market caves.

Yes, but: This is 2020, when nothing matters.

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