24 Jul 2020

China offers $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its Covid-19 vaccine

On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China will loan $1 billion to Latin America and the Caribbean for COVID-19 vaccine access. The Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry published the information in a statement following a virtual gathering between the leaders of the region. Wang Yi stated that the

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23 Jul 2020

China-US row: Fugitive researcher ‘hiding in San Francisco consulate’

Recent reports claim that a Chinese scientist who has been accused of visa fraud and concealing ties to the military has taken refuge in China’s San Francisco consulate, according to US authorities. Prosecutors believe that the case may be part of a Chinese program that consists of sending undercover army

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22 Jul 2020

Taiwan says China sending planes near island almost daily

China has reportedly been flying military jets near Taiwan with increasing frequency over the past few weeks. This has raised controversy and questions over China’s intentions, however, it appears to be a threat to take control over the island through the use of military force, according to Taiwan’s foreign minister.

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22 Jul 2020

Chinese consulate in Houston ordered to close by US

The United States has issued an order to China, demanding that they close its consulate in Houston, Texas, by Friday. Beijing has claimed that a move is an act of political provocation, however, the US State Department claims it was an attempt to protect US intellectual property. These statements were

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22 Jul 2020

U.S. charges two Chinese nationals in coronavirus vaccine hacking scheme, other crimes

Two Chinese nationals have been accused of stealing trade secrets from the US on behalf of the Chinese government. Recently, the Department of Justice filed an 11 count indictment against Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi for several crimes, including hacking into computer systems of organizations developing a COVID-19 vaccine, stealing

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20 Jul 2020

UK to make changes to extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Britain’s government is planning to make changes in its extradition arrangements with Hong Kong as of Today following an escalation of tensions between China and the UK amid the implementation of China’s new national security law. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly expressed his concerns alongside other leaders that the

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17 Jul 2020

Attorney General: China May Supplant U.S. If It Wins AI Race

On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr stated that China posed a significant risk in the economic and technical sectors, claiming that its plans for global domination could be dependent on the development of artificial intelligence. Barr also warned the public that China is using methods both legal and illegal to

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16 Jul 2020

China Is First Major Economy to Return to Growth Since Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the global economy, with many countries experiencing a recession due to lockdown measures, unemployment, and decreased spending. However, China has become the first major economy to return to growth since the beginning of the pandemic. On Thursday, China reported that its economy grew by

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15 Jul 2020

China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

China has promised to retaliate against the US following a bold move that ended Hong Kong’s preferential trade status. US President Donald Trump also moved to impose sanctions on officials who crackdown on rights within the new region under China’s controversial security law. President Trump stated that this security law

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15 Jul 2020

More Malware Found Hidden in Chinese Tax Software

Researchers at Trustwave have uncovered more malware as part of a malware campaign hiding backdoors in mandatory Chinese tax software, highlighting the fact that the campaign may be more extensive than previously thought. Last month, Trustwave warned that it had found the GoldenSpy backdoor installed on several clients’ systems after

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