01 Jul 2020

US designates China’s Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

Yesterday, the US Federal Communications Commission officially declared Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation as national security threats, claiming they are a risk to the integrity of the US communications networks and supply chain. The orders designating the two companies as national security threats also state that the companies’ affiliates,

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29 Jun 2020

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is allegedly taking drastic measures to suppress birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a campaign to curb its Muslim population. A new AP investigation based on government statistics, state documents, and communication with ex-detainees and a former detention camp instructor show that in

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26 Jun 2020

Satellite images show buildup at site of deadly India-China border clash

New satellite images of the Himalayas show expansion of the Chinese encampment following a deadly clash between Chinese and Indian forces. China appears to have rebuilt and expanded the previously established military camp as a result of border conflicts between the two countries. Mazar Technologies captured the images on Monday,

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19 Jun 2020

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

Today, two Canadians detained in China were charged with spying in a bid to step up pressure on Canada to drop the US’s extradition request for prominent Huawei employee who is currently serving house arrest in Vancouver. One of the Canadians, Michael Kovrig, was charged by china on suspicion of

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18 Jun 2020

China Tightens Controls Over Beijing as Coronavirus Infections Spread

Over the past week, Chinese officials have canceled hundreds of flights in and out of Beijing and renewed the pandemic protocol of restricting movement and closing businesses and schools. The nation’s capital is experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, the most recent of which occurring at a meat and

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17 Jun 2020

India’s Modi responds to ‘violent face-off’ with China over Himalayan border

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken up about a violent face-off in which 20 Indian soldiers died and many more were injured. The clash occurred along a disputed border between India and China high in the Himalayas and consisted of soldiers fighting with fists, stones, and bamboo poles with

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16 Jun 2020

Beijing extends residential lockdowns and tightens outbound travel as coronavirus infections spread

Beijing has re-entered lockdown in several residential compounds, disinfected 30,000 different restaurants, and tightened travel as the city faces a renewed outbreak that has continued to spread over the week. Beijing’s last COVID-19 outbreak saw more than 100 additional people infected, sparking fears of a devastating second wave. On Tuesday,

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15 Jun 2020

Twitter Removes 30,000 State-Linked Manipulation Accounts

On Friday, Twitter announced that more than 30,000 accounts pertaining to three large networks in China, Turkey, and Russia, were removed from the platform following suspicious state-linked manipulation activities. Twitter stated that the 32,242 were added to the company’s archive of state-linked information operations, then promptly removed from Twitter permanently.

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11 Jun 2020

Zoom suspends account of US-based Chinese activists after Tiananmen meeting

Popular video conferencing platform Zoom has suspended the account of known US-based Chinese activists after they reportedly held a Zoom virtual meeting to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Zoom stated that the account was shut down due to the fact that it did not comply with “local laws.” The account

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10 Jun 2020

U.S. Sends Aircraft Carriers as China Makes Waves in the Pacific

The US has deployed two aircraft carrier strike groups to the Pacific, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Nimitz, to protect US security over a second coronavirus outbreak. The two ships boost the US naval presence in the area, further escalating tensions between China and the US. On Tuesday,

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