05 Dec 2019

The Great Cannon DDoS Tool Used Against Hong Kong Protestors’ Forum

The Great Cannon Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS0 tool was deployed against the LIHKG platform used by Hong Kong protesters to coordinate. The Great Cannon is a tool that hijacks traffic between IP addressed, resulting in the ability to replace unencrypted content using man-in-the-middle techniques. The Great Cannon is currently

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24 Nov 2019

What Business Leaders Need To Know Regarding Hong Kong District Council Election Results (yes it probably will impact your business)

Elections in Hong Kong have just given a major win to pro-democracy supporters. There are many other challenges in China right now. Most of the world has woken up to their never ending tactics of stealing intellectual property, hacking systems for gain, abusing trade agreements, manipulating currency, illegally claiming territory etc. The final resolution of trade disputes is far from over, and the current situation is hurting their economy. Once the trade disputes are resolved, it is hard to believe their economy will return to its previous high growth.  Additionally, for over a year now there have been horrible stories of cultural genocide of Uyghurs.

And, on top of all this, Hong Kong citizens are not giving up on their goals for self determination. The more that people in China learn of what is going ton in Hong Kong, the harder it will be on the Communists.

What does all this mean for your business strategy? Our 10 considerations are in this report, written for OODA Members.

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20 Nov 2019

Former British consulate worker says he was tortured in China over UK’s role in Hong Kong protests

A former British consulate employee in Hong Kong claims that he was tortured in China and interrogated about the UK’s involvement with the pro-democracy protests. Simon Cheng was detained for 15 days while on a trip to China in August according to a statement made Wednesday. Cheng claims that he

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19 Nov 2019

Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to Britain, accused the UK and US of interfering in China and Hong Kongs’ internal affairs amid violent protests. Xiaoming claimed that the British government’s foreign affairs committee included remarks criticizing Hong Kong’s domestic policies regarding the ongoing protests and that the US government aimed to

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19 Nov 2019

US says Israeli settlements are no longer illegal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Israeli settlements no longer violate international law. Israeli settlements were established by Israel in 1967 during the Middle East war, on land occupied by Israeli forces. The land has been a source of controversy both internationally and between Israel and Palestinians. Palestinian

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15 Nov 2019

Tencent vs. Alibaba: Why one Chinese titan is slumping while the other soars

Tencent’s stock dropped 2.3% amid the Hong Kong protests on Thursday, making it the worst performer on the Hang Seng Index (HSI), while Alibaba celebrates massive earnings from China’s “singles day.”  While Alibaba and Tencent remain two of China’s most valuable tech companies, Tencent is suffering while Alibaba stock has

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12 Nov 2019

Hong Kong protests: Rule of law on ‘brink of collapse’, police say

After five months of protests that have recently escalated in violence, with one activist shot in the torso and a pro-Beijing figure set on fire by protesters, police have warned that Hong Kong’s rule of law is on the edge of disintegration. The protests began in order to showcase resistance

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11 Nov 2019

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng has its worst day in months as violence escalates

Escalating levels of violence and protest in Hong Kong have had a great effect on the stock market, which suffered a drop of more than 2.6% over the past weekend. This is the lowest percentage decline in a single day in over three months. Hong Kong is currently experiencing its

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11 Oct 2019

China’s Sway Over Tech Companies Tested with Apple, Blizzard

US tech firms Apple and Blizzard are both facing criticism for seemingly bowing down to China in separate incidents related to the ongoing mass anti-government protests in Hong Kong. Earlier this week, Chinese state media accused Apple of protecting “rioters” in Hong Kong by hosting an app called HKmap.live on

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20 Aug 2019

Twitter bans 936 accounts managed by the Chinese state, aimed at Hong Kong protests

After Twitter was called out for running Chinese state-sponsored ads that attacked protesters in Hong Kong, the social media platform on Monday banned 936 accounts for “deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong.” The company said that the accounts had been part of a “coordinated state-backed

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