Archive For The “China” Category
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.
“After nearly two decades of war against technologically unsophisticated foes, the Army Research Lab is reorienting to counter China and Russia”
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).
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.