China

  by Eric Lieberman Apple recently gave control of certain user data to a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator, after moving the information earlier in the year, according to multiple reports. Based off of a social media post published Tuesday by China Telecom, the company has taken charge of Apple’s iCloud system for Chinese users, TechCrunch reports. Before,
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Business reporter Harrison Jacobs accurately describes China as a “techno–authoritarian” state. Where the Nazis used inaccurate Phrenology and calipers to identify enemies of the state, China uses the latest in technology to constantly identify, monitor, exhort and if need be, round up recalcitrant citizens. The government’s reach is so pervasive that the fleeting appearance
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President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration would levy tariffs against China in response to decades of unfair trade practices and theft of American intellectual property. China has threatened retaliation, but there is little chance for a full-blown trade war. “Trade between our nations, however, has been very unfair, for a very long
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  by Vandana Rambaran The State Department announced Tuesday it will shorten the length of visas issued to Chinese citizens to protect U.S. intellectual property, a promise outlined by the Trump administration in the president’s national security strategy in December. The National Security Strategy reads: “The United States will review visa procedures to reduce economic theft by
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– President Donald J. Trump President Donald Trump is continuing to stand up for American interests by taking long-overdue actions that address China’s unfair trade practices. In January 2018, the president announced his decision to provide safeguard relief to United States manufacturers injured by surging imports of washing machines and solar products. This was the
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  by Ryan Pickrell The South China Sea is once again rapidly becoming a major point of contention between Washington and Beijing, with both sides refusing to back down. Two U.S. Navy warships — the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam — conducted a freedom of navigation operation
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  by Kyle Perisic The FBI issued a warning Friday to Americans with internet routers in their homes or offices to reboot their routers immediately after the agency discover hundreds of thousands of routers had been compromised by foreign actors. “The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle
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  by Eric Lieberman Apple revealed Friday that it will start publishing reports on government requests to shut down apps on its software platform. The new policy, announced in its bi-annual transparency report, is potentially in response to intensified criticism Apple receives for sometimes capitulating to foreign officials’ commands. China, for example, has been trying to clamp down on certain technological capabilities
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A U.S. – China trade delegates met in Washington, D.C. and agreed that China would take “effective measures to substantially reduce the United States trade deficit” with the large Asian nation. “To meet the growing consumption needs of the Chinese people and the need for high-quality economic development, China will significantly increase purchases of
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In July 1971, President Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, secretly flew from Pakistan to Beijing. Kissinger’s negotiations led directly to Nixon’s historic visit to China some months later. Nixon had reshuffled the diplomatic deck and played the China card. As a result, the strategic calculus that had governed the Cold War for decades
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The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has announced that all filmmaking regulation will be brought under the jurisdiction of the party’s “Publicity Department,” in a move that could further tighten China’s restrictions on free artistic expression. State media outlet Xinhua reports that the government has launched “three new state administrators in the ideological sector” in a
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Syria’s Ministry of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs vehemently protested targeted airstrikes against Assad regime scientific research centers in Damascus early Saturday morning local time in response to alleged chemical attacks by the regime, blaming them on “western arrogance and hegemony.” The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the official agency of the Assad regime, also published articles
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A new report from a human rights group called Safeguard Defenders exposes China’s practice of extracting forced confessions from imprisoned activists, many of them foreign nationals. The confessions are allegedly obtained with “threats, torture, and fear,” scripted and staged by the police, and employed as propaganda both inside China and abroad. The report, titled “Scripted
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This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Japan finds ‘semi-infinite supply’ of rare earth minerals in its territorial waters Japan’s rare earths discovery represents a defeat for China Japan finds ‘semi-infinite supply’ of rare earth minerals in its territorial waters Researchers have found rare earth minerals just 2-4 meters below the seabed, at a depth of
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The New York Times on Wednesday found Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cult of personality and communist-nationalist ideology reaching even unto the sperm banks of Beijing, where a hospital sperm bank ran an online advertisement seeking donors who “have good ideological thoughts, love the socialist motherland, and support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.” The
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Kyodo News via Getty Images by Charlie Spiering10 Apr 20180 10 Apr, 201810 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump responded to a conciliatory note from President Xi Jinping on trade tariffs. “Very thankful for President Xi of China’s kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers … also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers,” Trump
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Chaos in the West Wing! Unprecedented turmoil! Another White House shake-up! President Trump cussed out his Chief of Staff John F. Kelly! John Kelly swore back, stormed out of the Oval Office, threatened to quit and went home early! Somebody please give Jeb! Bush his exclamation point back. Enough already. All the breathless palace intrigue and tireless Washington rubbernecking
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“We are essentially borrowing money from China to buy plane tickets to fly these illegal aliens who are sneaking into America,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IA) during a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and guest host Frances Martel. King described how those in the 1,500 caravan traveling from Central America
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National Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow revealed Friday afternoon that the Trump administration is mulling over creating and providing China a list of suggestions that the United States would like to see come out of negotiations over trade practices and tariffs with the country. In the limited Roosevelt Room briefing with Kudlow, reporters asked about comments
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