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Why it matters who owns the seas CNN Date: August 7, 2020 By: Kaori Enjoji and Brad Lendon, CNNCNN Tokyo (CNN)China's attempts to change the status quo in the South China Sea risks provoking a stern response from the international community, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told CNN in an exclusive interview Friday. "Anyone who is trying to change […]

Concerns are especially acute in wake of Russian influence in 2016 Mercury News Date: August 7, 2020 By: Deb Reichmann and Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to […]

CNN Date: August 7, 2020 By: Helen Regan, CNN (CNN)A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death for transporting and manufacturing illegal substances, a Chinese court announced Friday. The Intermediate People's Court of Foshan City in Guangdong Province said Ye Jianhui was given the death sentence for "for the crime of transporting and […]

Move comes amid rising US-China tensions over TikTok and WeChat apps that White House says are ‘significant threats’ The Guardian Date: 6 Aug 2020 By: Lily Kuo in Beijing and Reuters Google says it has deleted more than 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China as part of its effort to weed out disinformation on the video-sharing platform. The […]

CNBC Date: Aug 5 2020 By: Yen Nee Lee KEY POINTS China’s top diplomat has called out the U.S. for attempting to start a new Cold War between the two largest economies, and in the process plunging the world into “chaos and division.” Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told state media Xinhua News […]

A court in eastern China convicted Zhang Yuhuan in 1995 for the murder of two boys. His exoneration has grabbed headlines, though legal reforms have been sluggish. The New York Times Date: Aug. 6, 2020 By: Paul Mozur A Chinese court on Wednesday exonerated a man who had spent more than 26 years in prison for […]

The Trump administration wants to keep other countries from weaponizing technology the way the U.S. and its allies already have. The Intercept Date: August 6 2020 By: Sam Biddle THE STATE DEPARTMENT has a new vision for a “clean” internet, by which it means a China-free internet. This new ethno-exclusive network “is the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding […]

Chinese state television says Hong Kong police ordered arrest of six activists on charges of violating security law. Al Jazeera Date: 1 Aug 2020 Police in Hong Kong have ordered the arrest of several pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating a China-imposed national security law, according to Chinese state media. CCTV said […]

Chinese academics have been honing the Communist Party’s authoritarian response in Hong Kong, rejecting the liberal ideas of their youth. The New York Times Date: Aug. 2, 2020 By: Chris Buckley HONG KONG — When Tian Feilong first arrived in Hong Kong as demands for free elections were on the rise, he said he felt sympathetic […]

China says they’ve never participated in cybersecurity theft, DOJ indicted Chinese government-backed hackers last week Fox News Date: August 1, 2020 By: Caitlin McFall  .Hackers backed by the Chinese government attempted to steal coronavirus vaccination data from US-based biotech company, Moderna Inc., a U.S. security official tracking Chinese hacking revealed in an exclusive Reuters report Friday. China pushed back […]