30 Oct 2020

Taiwanese Company Admits Stealing US Trade Secrets

A 40-year-old company, United Microelectronics Corporation, was fined $60m for pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets from an American company, Micron Technology. UMC was indicted in 2018 for conspiring to steal trade secrets to benefit Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company. Fujian was indicted on the same charges. Just two days

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26 Oct 2020

China to Sanction U.S. Weapons Makers Over Taiwan Sales

According to a statement released by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, three American defense contractors will be sanctioned due to their role in proposed arms sales to Taiwan. The move is an attempt to retaliate against the US’s efforts to increase Taiwan’s security, a region that Beijing claims as

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19 Oct 2020

Taiwan official allegedly injured after altercation with Chinese diplomats in Fiji

According to Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry, a Taiwanese official was allegedly injured in early October after a physical altercation between the Taiwanese official and two Chinese diplomats occurred. The incident took place at a function in Fiji on October 8 meant to celebrate Taiwan’s National Day, according to Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry

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15 Oct 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on ‘preparing for war’

Chinese president Xi Jinping has reportedly told soldiers to prepare for war during a visit to a military base located in the southern province of Guandong. A state news agency called Xinhua reported the incident, which occurred on Tuesday. Xi also allegedly told soldiers to “maintain a state of high

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11 Aug 2020

China increases military drills as tensions with US heat up

Over the past few weeks, China has been increasingly holding military drills around East Asia, putting on a public display of its military capabilities. The US and China have experienced rising tensions over the past several months, which were only elevated by Washington’s military activities and the visit of a

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07 Aug 2020

Chinese Hackers Have Pillaged Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry

Yesterday at the Black Hat security conferences, CyCraft researchers presented details of a previously unknown hacking campaign that compromised Taiwanese chip firms. CyCraft is a Taiwanese cybersecurity firm that has been investigating the campaign, which allegedly compromised at least seven firms over a two year period. The operation has been

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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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04 Jun 2020

Tesla In Taiwan Crashes Directly Into Overturned Truck, Ignores Pedestrian, With Autopilot On

Disturbing video footage from Taiwan shows a Tesla crack in which the vehicle, allegedly in autopilot mode, drives directly into the top of a large truck laying on its side and straddling several lanes of a freeway. The driver involved in the accident claims that the vehicle was in autopilot

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09 Apr 2020

Zoom’s fall: Google bans Zoom from staffers’ gear

Last week, Google announced that it will block Zoom from all Google-provided devices, including computers and smartphones. Google stated that they have historically not allowed employees to use unapproved apps for work that are outside of Google’s corporate network. The company informed its employees that Zoom will no longer run

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23 Mar 2020

The Latest: South Africa infections grow by 402 overnight

COVID-19 has now infected 402 South Africans, and the country now has the most cases in Africa after a spike of 128 cases in one day occurred. The South African President is expected to address the nation and impose new restrictive measures, attempting to combat the spread of the virus.

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