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The dam breach caused more than 85,000 people to die instantly. OZY  Date: Feb 17 2019 By: Justin Higginbottom Workers stood along the top of Banqiao Dam, some 150 feet above the valley’s floor, desperately trying to repair its crest as rain from Typhoon Nina fell for a third straight day. After battering Taiwan, the storm […]

Bloomberg Date: February 16, 2019 By: Marc Champion If China and the U.S. are in the midst of a divorce, Europeans look increasingly like the children. That was the impression given by a series of back-to-back appearances on Saturday, from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Chinese politburo member Yang Jiechi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and […]

Murat Harri Uyghur, a doctor in Finland, is helping to compile testimonies from other Uighurs in exile about loved ones who may be in Chinese internment camps.CreditMeeri Koutaniemi for The New York Times The New York Times Date: Feb. 17, 2019 By: Austin Ramzy HONG KONG — Many members of the Uighur ethnic group living […]

China’s politics are such that China’s ruler is in no position to negotiate in good faith with the United States. The Daily Beast Date: 02.16.19 By: Gordon G. Chang There was virtually no progress on “structural” issues in the just-concluded U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing, and unfortunately there won’t be any unless President Donald Trump decides […]

Chinese hackers allegedly grabbed missile defense plans. The National Interest Date: February 17, 2019 By: War Is Boring A cybersecurity firm reports that Chinese hackers have stolen technical data for the Iron Dome rocket-defense system from Israeli computers. Maryland-based Cyber Engineering Services detected the cyber burglary, according to cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs. “Between Oct. 10, 2011 and […]

Fox News Date: Feb 17, 2019 By Christopher Carbone | Fox News A Chinese surveillance firm using facial recognition technology left one of its databases exposed online for months, according to a prominent security researcher. A massive database for 2,565,724 people — with names, ID card number, expiration date, home address, date of birth, nationality, gender, photograph, employer and GPS coordinates of locations — was […]

BIG BROTHER SCENARIO: Yoshua Bengio said he is scared the technology he helped to create is being used to control people when it should instead be highly regulated Taipei Times Date: Feb 03, 2019 By: Bloomberg Yoshua Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist who helped pioneer the techniques underpinning much of the current excitement around artificial intelligence […]

The New York Times Date: Jan. 23, 2019 By: Paul Mozur and Karen Weise 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 SHANGHAI — Under China’s president, Xi Jinping, the last vestiges of the global internet have slowly disappeared from an online world that had already shut out Twitter, Google and Facebook. Now one of the last survivors, Microsoft’s Bing search engine, appears to have […]

China’s ominous and extensive military build-up in the South China Sea has all the hallmarks that it is “preparing for World War III”. News Corp Australia Network Date: January 31, 2019 By: Jamie Seidel Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma has said what many fear: China’s military build-up in the South China Sea looks as though […]

BBC News Date: 29 January 2019 By Jessica Murphy, BBC News, Toronto Canadian couple Kevin and Julia Garratt were detained in China in 2014 and accused of spying. Amid an escalating feud between Canada and China and allegations of retaliatory detentions, the pair tells the BBC about what it was like – and how they ever […]