Archive For The “China” Category

Apple assists China’s Internet Censorship

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This is not the first time that Apple has removed apps at the request of the Chinese government, but it is a new reminder of how deeply beholden the tech giant has become to Beijing at a moment when the leadership has been pushing to tighten its control over the internet.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/29/technology/china-apple-censorhip.html

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US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms – Defense One

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“After nearly two decades of war against technologically unsophisticated foes, the Army Research Lab is reorienting to counter China and Russia”
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/07/us-army-seeks-internet-battlefield-things-distributed-bot-swarms/139533/

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China’s Spy Network in United States Includes 25,000 Intelligence Officers

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Beijing’s spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident with close ties to Beijing’s military and intelligence establishment.

Guo Wengui, a billionaire businessman who broke with the regime several months ago, said in an interview that he has close ties to the Ministry of State Security (MSS), the civilian intelligence service, and the military spy service of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinas-spy-network-united-states-includes-25000-intelligence-officers/

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Mississippi auditor demands $6.4M repayment from McAuliffe’s former electric car company

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“McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, founded GreenTech after his failed 2009 bid for governor by buying a Chinese company and moving it to the U.S., burnishing his credentials as an entrepreneurial businessman ahead of his successful 2013 run for governor. In the summer of 2012, the company hosted a ribbon-cutting party in Mississippi featuring McAuliffe, former President Bill Clinton and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

The venture quickly became a political liability, drawing scrutiny from federal investigators for its reliance on a controversial immigrant investor program that rewards wealthy foreigners with visas for pumping capital into American business projects.”

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/mississippi-auditor-demands-m-repayment-from-mcauliffe-s-former-electric/article_e1e87de1-8f71-5d45-b123-2101de418642.html

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North Korea ICBM test: US policy on North Korea has ‘failed’ – CNNPolitics.com

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Euan Graham, director of the International Security Program at Sydney’s Lowy Institute described the development as a foreign policy failure for the United States, going as far back as the Clinton administration.

“It’s a failure that goes beyond any one (US) administration,” he said. “An ICBM actually takes the threat (of North Korea) right to the US homeland … that’s the dangerous dynamic that will be a driver for how the US responds,” Graham said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/north-korea-icbm-us-china/index.html

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How China’s cyber command is being built to supersede its U.S. military counterpart

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The SSF uniquely conducts several different missions simultaneously that in the U.S. would be happening at the National Security Agency, Army, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, State Department and Cyber Command, among others.

If you combined all of those government entities and added companies like Intel, Boeing and Google to the mix, then you would come close to how the SSF is built to operate.

https://www.cyberscoop.com/china-ssf-cyber-command-strategic-support-force-pla-nsa-dod/

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Ford to Import Focus from China | Industrial Equipment News

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Ford isn’t the first car company to export vehicles to the U.S. from China. Volvo Cars made the move in 2015. General Motors Co. started importing the low-volume Buick Envision midsize SUV from China in 2016. GM also imports small numbers of a plug-in hybrid-electric Cadillac CT6 sedans from China.

http://www.ien.com/supply-chain/news/20865248/ford-to-import-focus-from-china?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Industrial%20Technology%20Today%2006202017&utm_term=12611&email=john@harrisdigital.net

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Trump Energy Dept. Seeks to Mine Elements Monopolized By China

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Rare earth elements are a series of seemingly obscure elements on the Periodic Table that are crucial for production of electronics, military equipment and some medications.

According to Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), 100 percent of America’s supply of these elements comes from China.

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China, Iran hold joint naval exercise in Persian Gulf

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China, Iran hold joint naval exercise in Persian Gulf

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China sets new record for quantum entanglement

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IN A bid to build an entirely new kind of internet — completely secure and impervious to hackers — China has pulled off a major feat in particle physics.

Chinese scientists have set a new distance record for beaming a pair of entangled particles: photons of light that behave like twins and experience the exact same things simultaneously, even though they’re separated by great distances.

The principle is called quantum entanglement and it’s one of the subatomic world’s weirdest phenomena. And China has smashed the distance record for quantum entanglement.

In a groundbreaking experiment led by Professor Jian-Wei Pan of Hefei University in China, a laser on a satellite orbiting 480 kilometres above the earth produced entangled photons.

http://com.au/technology/science/space/china-sets-new-record-for-quantum-entanglement-en-route-to-build-new-communication-network/news-story/e528da0cf68b2e63bbe093cab49ec507

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