Archive For The “China” Category

Feinstein’s Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy

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Just as Feinstein rose to a prominent position in foreign affairs and national security in the U.S. Senate, first on the Foreign Relations Committee and later as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Jiang rose to the top of Chinese leadership, serving as chairman of the Central Military Commission, general secretary of the CCP, and president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Under Jiang’s leadership, the PRC initiated a brutal crackdown against practitioners of Falun Gong, including mass imprisonments, beatings, torture, rape, organ harvesting, and murder, and engaging in alleged human rights atrocities against Tibetans. Feinstein never renounced her friendship with Jiang, in spite of these acts.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/08/sen-dianne-feinsteins-ties-china-go-way-deeper-alleged-office-spy/

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Inside Google’s Effort to Develop a Censored Search Engine in China

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The app has been designed to filter out content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political opponents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. The censored search app will “blacklist sensitive queries” so that “no results will be shown” at all when people enter certain words or phrases, according to internal Google documents.

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/08/google-censorship-china-blacklist/

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Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion – WSJ

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As part of a project dubbed “Dragonfly,” Google is testing a mobile version of its search engine that would adhere to China’s strict censors, people familiar with the matter said. ,”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-woos-partners-for-potential-china-expansion-1534071600

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Mexican Radio to Beam Chinese Propaganda

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A large Spanish-language radio station in Mexico will soon begin broadcasting in Chinese in a deal critics say will bring Beijing propaganda to Chinese Americans throughout Southern California.,”

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/mexican-radio-beam-chinese-propaganda/

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China denies claims a million Muslim Uighurs held in internment camps

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“Human rights expert Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, last week highlighted reports that more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities are being held in counter-extremism centres.

Another two million “have been forced” into re-education camps for “political and cultural indoctrination”, Ms McDougall had claimed, as she cited the work of rights groups.”

https://news.sky.com/story/china-denies-claims-a-million-muslim-uighurs-held-in-internment-camps-11471917

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Vietnam Activists Flock To ‘Safe’ Social Media After Cyber Crackdown

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“Some activists say they migrated to Minds after content removal and abuse from pro-government netizens on Facebook.

Two editors’ Facebook accounts were temporarily blocked and The Vietnamese Facebook page can no longer use the “instant article” tool to post stories.”

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vietnamese-flock-to-protect-their-free-speech-platform-1878355

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Googley: How Xinjiang China became an intrusive police state

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“Xinjiang residents and, in particular ethnic Uyghurs, are banned from many religious acts and are monitored by authorities living in their homes, as well as surveillance apps, voice printing, and facial recognition cameras. Residents are also banned from entering certain stores and must swipe their ID cards first, which describes them as “safe,” “normal,” or “unsafe.””

https://www.businessinsider.com/xianjiang-province-china-police-state-surveillance-2018-7

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Apple could be used as a ‘bargaining chip’ in China-US trade war

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Communists sound just like Democrats….

Apple has benefited from cheap labor and a strong supply chain in China and needs to share more of its profit with the Chinese people or face “anger and nationalist sentiment” amid the ongoing trade war, an article in the state-backed People’s Daily warned Tuesday.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/07/apple-china-us-trade-war-bargaining-chip.html

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Google will censor China’s crackdown on religious freedom… and it’s getting bad

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“But this year they have taken a tougher approach that relies partly on “thought reform” — a phrase for political indoctrination. Last November, Christian residents of a rural township in southeast Jiangxi province were persuaded to replace posters of the cross and Jesus Christ inside their homes with portraits of Xi, a local official said.

“Through our thought reform, they’ve voluntarily done it,” Qi Yan, a member of the township party committee, told the AP by phone. ”

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article216218255.html

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China (and Google) to ban Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ movie from Chinese citizens

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“Images of Xi as Pooh started in 2013 as Chinese internet users shared the comical take on social media platforms such as Weibo. The most popular meme depicted Xi and former U.S. President Barack Obama as Pooh and his friend Tigger.

A photo of Xi standing up through the roof of a parade car, next to a picture of Winnie the Pooh in a toy car, was named the “most censored image of 2015” by political consultancy Global Risk Insights.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/07/china-reportedly-bans-disneys-winnie-the-pooh-film-after-xi-compariso.html

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