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China is trying to stem an economic slowdown, including rising unemployment, continuing into the first two months of 2019 after documenting its worst year of economic growth in nearly 30 years in 2018. Beijing is trying to counter the slowdown by spending more on infrastructure project and encouraging banks to extend loans to small
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Documents from a case brought by U.S. authorities against Chinese tech giant Huawei suggest that the company was using front companies in Iran and Syria to circumvent U.S. sanctions against those countries. What’s the story? For the past two years, U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether Huawei had been shipping U.S. goods to Iran, in
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U.S. President Donald Trump was able to extract a number of concessions from Chinese President Xi Jinping in exchange for not imposing any new tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump reached a major agreement while meeting with the world’s top leaders over the weekend. At the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Trump and Xi
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board
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Chinese intelligence officers and those working under their direction, which included hackers and co-opted company insiders, conducted or otherwise enabled repeated intrusions into private companies’ computer systems in the United States and abroad for over five years, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  The conspirators’ ultimate goal was to steal, among other data,
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  by Gavin Hanson (Article Continues Below Advertisement) China’s first privately funded attempt to launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit failed during the final stage of its flight on Saturday around 4 a.m. EST, according to a Monday Quartz report. An “abnormality” in the third stage of the Zhuque-1 rocket failed to put the CCTV satellite,
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  by Tim Pearce President Donald Trump is preparing to scrap the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia that has hindered the U.S. response to the Chinese military producing and stockpiling weapons in the Pacific, American officials and foreign diplomats told The New York Times. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) President Ronald Reagan
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  by Gavin Hanson A Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) destroyer came too close for comfort Sunday while confronting a U.S. Navy destroyer in a brazen show of force in the South China Sea. In a maneuver officials are calling “unsafe and unprofessional,” the Chinese ship, a Luyang-class guided missile destroyer, forced the USS Decatur
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Defendants trafficked items that included fake Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch handbags, Michael Kors wallets, Hermes belts and Chanel perfume. 34 individuals were charged Thursday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into a scheme to illegally bring into the United States millions of dollars of Chinese-manufactured
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  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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