China

Google dodges questions about China during Senate privacy hearing
Google
CNBC | Google's chief privacy officer Keith Enright dodged multiple questions about the company's plans to launch a censored search app in China during a senate hearing on data privacy on Wednesday. Senators pressed Enright on...
Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election
APNews | UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade...
Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers
Google
Guardian | Google’s secret prototype search engine for China reportedly links users’ mobile phone numbers to what search terms they’ve used. This feature would allow the Chinese government to simply associate searches with...
China wages war on Christians
China Church
NYPost | BEIJING — China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning Bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers...
SOURCES: China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server
Hillary Clinton
DailyCaller | A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter...
US B-52s fly near contested islands amid China tensions
B52
CNN | Washington (CNN)The US Air Force conducted two bomber flights this week into areas considered sensitive by the Chinese military, missions that have come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Earlier...
Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China
Eric Schmidt
CNBC | Eric Schmidt, who has been the CEO of Google and executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, predicts that within the next decade there will be two distinct internets: one led by the U.S. and the other by China...
Trump To Proceed With $200BN More In China Tariffs Despite Talks; Stocks Tumble
China
ZeroHedge | So much for the optimism that followed the WSJ report that the Trump administration is willing to offer China an olive branch in trade talks in hopes of avoiding further escalation (and which pushed the S&P back...
Trump Threatens China With Another $267BN In Tariffs
ZeroHedge | The Friday moment everyone has been waiting for, namely whether or not Trump would greenlight the next $200BN in China tariffs now that the comment period is over. Moments ago we got the answer when Trump, speaking to...
World’s Leading Human Rights Groups Tell Google to Cancel Its China Censorship Plan
Human Rights
TheIntercept | Leading human rights groups are calling on Google to cancel its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, which they said would violate the freedom of expression and privacy rights of millions of...
China's Xi says internet must be "clean and righteous"
President Xi
Reuters | BEIJING, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The internet must be "clean and righteous" and vulgar content must be resisted in the field of culture, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a meeting of senior propaganda officials, state media...
Shocking Report Details How CIA Hubris Exposed Agents In China, Resulting In 30 Executions
ZeroHedge | A bombshell new report in Foreign Policy reveals that up to 30 CIA agents and assets working in China were identified and executed by Chinese counterintelligence over a two year period after the CIA's encrypted...
China shuts down Christian churches, confiscates Bibles, terrorizes worshippers
MiamiHerald | NANYANG, China The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200...
Apple could be used as a 'bargaining chip' in the trade war, Chinese state media warns
CNBC | Apple has benefited from cheap labor and a strong supply chain in China and needs to share more of its profit with the Chinese people or face "anger and nationalist sentiment" amid the ongoing trade war, an article in...
Who needs democracy when you have data?
China
TechnologyReview | In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, selected to represent an entire population, responded to questions generated...
Apple pulls 25,000 apps from China App Store
App Store
BBC | Apple has removed thousands of gambling apps from its China app store, according to reports. The tech giant would not confirm reports suggesting it had pulled 25,000 apps, but in a statement the firm said "gambling apps...
How China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance.
CCTV
Technology Review | In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, selected to represent an entire population, responded to questions generated...
Chinese Cops Now Spying on American Soil
spying
DailyBeast | A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports that the Chinese government is holding one million or more ethnic...