18 Mar 2019

China rejects ‘abnormal’ U.S. spying concerns as EU pushes trade

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on Monday labeled US fears that Huawei’s telecommunications products may provide the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments as ‘abnormal’ and told the US government to stop trying to “bring down” the tech giant. Wang is visiting Europe in

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18 Mar 2019

China: High-Tech Surveillance Leads To 13,000 ‘Terrorist’ Arrests in Xinjiang

The Chinese government on Monday released a report in which it claims to have arrested 13,000 ‘terrorists’ in the Xinjiang province in the last five years. Various international organizations and foreign governments have accused Beijing of gross human rights violations in its treatment of the mostly Muslim Uyghur minority in

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15 Mar 2019

US Warns of Sophisticated Cyberattacks From Russia, China

In addition to discussing the US government’s new cyber strategy, Department of Defense (DoD) officials on Wednesday elaborated on the growing cyber threat from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran in a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee. According to the officials, the DoD will draw on the positive

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15 Mar 2019

China steps up efforts to develop military technology to challenge US dominance

Chinese officials say that the country is investing more in the development new weapons as a way of challenging US military dominance. The efforts relate to various weapons systems, from guns to fighter jets. “We are now more focused on boosting indigenous research and development capabilities in all possible ways,

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15 Mar 2019

NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is looking into concerns of the US and certain other member states about the security risks of the potential use of Huawei telecommunications equipment in the establishment of 5G networks in member states. Stoltenberg said that “NATO takes these concerns very

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14 Mar 2019

Are the rules which have stopped nuclear war broken?

This week, the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference took place in Washington DC. The general tone of the conference was depressing, with speakers indicating different ways in which the rules that stopped nuclear war in the past seem to be falling short. Close to the end of the Cold War,

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14 Mar 2019

U.S. says China’s treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses ‘since the 1930s’

The US State Department on Wednesday released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which outlined human rights abuses in countries like Iran, South Sudan, Nicaragua and China, with State Department officials singling out the latter as the worst performer. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China

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13 Mar 2019

The US Navy is ‘under cyber siege’ from Chinese hackers — and hemorrhaging national security secrets

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US Navy and various industry partners are “under cyber siege” from state-backed hackers, with China posing the biggest threat, while Russia and Iran have also targeted the industry. The report is based on an internal review by the Navy. The goal of

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12 Mar 2019

China Threat to Telecoms Cited in EU Parliament Draft Resolution

The parliament of the European Union is preparing a resolution on the potential risks of using telecommunications technology from Chinese tech firms such as Huawei for the establishment of 5G networks across Europe. A draft of the resolution refers to claims by the US government that products by Huawei cannot

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12 Mar 2019

US ‘warns Germany a Huawei deal could hurt intelligence sharing’

The US ambassador to Germany has warned the country that his government would be less willing to share intelligence with German security agencies if the country uses products by Chinese tech giant Huawei or other Chinese companies to set up its 5G mobile networks. The US has been leading an

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