24 Feb 2021

China targets Uighurs with more prosecutions, prison terms: HRW

China has increased its prosecution of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang through the formal court system. The courts are pressing charges and giving prison sentences for charges such as “picking quarrels” and “giving gifts to overseas relatives.” An estimated one million Uighurs and other mainly Muslim minorities have also been detained

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23 Feb 2021

Chinese-Affiliated APT31 Cloned & Used NSA Hacking Tool

According to recent Check Point Security Research, Chinese threat actor group APT31 allegedly cloned and re-used a National Security Agency hacking tool years before Microsoft patched the severe vulnerability that it targeted. The tool was a Windows-based program that was referred to as “Jian” until the Microsoft vulnerability was patched

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19 Feb 2021

In Hunt for Covid-19 Origin, WHO Team Focuses on Two Animal Types in China

The World Health Organization investigators are currently searching for animals that could have spread the Covid-19 virus and effectively started a global pandemic. The researchers are currently looking into whether the virus was caused by ferret badgers or rabbits that can carry the virus, pass it to humans, and were

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19 Feb 2021

4 Chinese soldiers died in bloody India border clash last year, China reveals

Earlier today, China revealed that four of its People’s Liberation Army soldiers died during a bloody battle with Indian troops on the heavily disputed Himalayan border. The incident occurred in June of 2020 and consisted of hand-to-hand combat between the two countries, with each blaming the other for the casualties.

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16 Feb 2021

Hong Kong Trial of Nine Pro-Democracy Activists Begins

On Tuesday, nine veteran pro-democracy activists appeared together in court in Hong Kong due to charges related to the organization and participation in mass protests against the national security law imposed on the region in 2019. The trial stands out for the number of defendants facing prosecution and the prominence

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12 Feb 2021

As Huawei Talks Stall, Detention of Two Canadians in China Drags On

Two Canadian nationals apprehended in Beijing have remained there for two years, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor. The two Canadians have been at the center of a high-stakes standoff between Canada, the US, and China. The men have been accused of espionage and jailed for the duration

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10 Feb 2021

Tianwen-1, China’s mission to Mars, has entered orbit

China’s Tianwen-1 probe has successfully entered into Mar’s orbit as of Wednesday after traveling through space for seven months. The probe is expected to land on the surface and will gather information about the planet’s geological structure, atmosphere, environment, soil, and search for any signs of water. The spacecraft is

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10 Feb 2021

China’s Coal War With Australia Fuels Shortage at Home

China’s ban on Australian coal imports has caused troubles at home as the Chinese coal market enters into a crisis of surging prices, supply shortages, and flawed policy goals. A cold winter threatens to push the countries’ issues into a deeper state as the two quarrels over a diplomatic brawl

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04 Feb 2021

Consulates in Hong Kong refused access to dual nationals needing assistance

According to the Canadian Foreign Ministry, Hong Kong has repeatedly denied access to foreign consulates seeking to provide assistance to detained dual nationals. Although these allegations may seem illegal, Hong Kong has the right to deny consular access due to treaties signed with Canada in 1997, when Hong Kong returned

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03 Feb 2021

Coup Puts Myanmar at the Center of U.S.-China Clash

Myanmar has found itself at the heart of tensions between the US and China after the military effectively staged a coup against the current elected government. Myanmar’s transition from military rule towards democracy occurred roughly a decade ago and was championed as a victory for Washington’s agenda in China’s backyard.

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