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Illegal alien from China sentenced in Houston to more than 5 years in federal prison for gun, identity theft convictions after threatening to shoot children

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HOUSTON — A 23-year-old illegal alien from China – who threatened to shoot school children while he was in an internet chat session in July 2018 – was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as an illegal alien, and aggravated identity theft. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s ...

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China Trying To Stem Economic Slowdown, Failing

China is trying to stem an economic slowdown, including rising unemployment, continuing into the first two months of 2019 after documenting its worst year of economic growth in nearly 30 years in 2018. Beijing is trying to counter the slowdown by spending more on infrastructure project and encouraging banks to extend loans to small businesses, reported The Wall Street Journal ...

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5 arrested in scheme to take English proficiency exam for Chinese nationals seeking student visas

Federal authorities in California arrested five defendants Tuesday morning linked to a scheme that helped Chinese nationals obtain student visas by hiring individuals who used fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test for the foreign students. The arrests were made pursuant to a 26-count indictment returned on Friday by a federal grand jury. The indictment charges the defendants ...

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Chinese Allegedly Hacking U.S. Universities Doing Naval Research

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Chinese hackers have been targeting U.S. universities to steal research about military equipment, security experts said. Most of the universities were studying undersea technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday — some under contracts with the Navy. The schools include Penn State and Duke University. The same group of Beijing hackers is suspected to have previously stolen information from Navy ...

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Chinese Manufacturing Sinks To 3-Year Low As Trump Tariffs Take Hold

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Chinese manufacturing sunk to a three-year low in February as the U.S. ratcheted up pressure on China over trade issues, according to data released Thursday. The news comes after high-level talks between the U.S. and China last week that resulted in President Donald Trump delaying higher tariffs set to take effect Friday. Thursday’s data was the lowest since March 2016 ...

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Senate Committee: US Colleges Violated Law, Took Chinese Cash To Host Propaganda

China provided over $158 million in funding to U.S. schools for ‘Confucius Institutes,’ which Chinese officials have called a form of propaganda, a bipartisan Senate investigation found. The program’s U.S. counterpart in Chinese universities was shut down after alleged Chinese interference.   FBI Director Christopher Wray faulted ‘naïveté’ among U.S. college faculty, and China is now expanding the program into grade ...

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Trump Announces Trade Summit With Chinese President Xi

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to confirm reports that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a summit at Mar-a-Lago following successful trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials. “I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, ...

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Trump Says US Is ‘A Lot Closer Than We Ever Were’ to China Trade Deal

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President Donald Trump on Friday extolled the progress U.S. and Chinese negotiators have made as they work to reach a sweeping new trade agreement. In a Rose Garden speech that largely revolved around his emergency declaration, Trump also told reporters that trade talks with China have been going “extremely well” and that the U.S. is closer than ever before at ...

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One American, Chinese National Indicted in Tennessee for Conspiracy to Steal American Technology

A grand jury sitting in Greeneville, Tennessee has returned an indictment against Xiaorong You, a/k/a Shannon You, 56, of Lansing, Michigan, and Liu Xiangchen, 61, of Shandong Province, China for conspiracy to steal trade secrets related to formulations for bisphenol-A-free (BPA-free) coatings.  You was also indicted on seven counts of theft of trade secrets and one count of wire fraud. ...

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Will American Consumers Be Getting Their Drugs From China In 2025?

China envisions becoming an industry innovator producing drugs and medical devices, but the country “lags far behind” the U.S. when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry, according to a report released by Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday. In “Made in China 2025 and the Future of American Industry,” the Florida Republican looks at China’s long-term plans to become a pharmaceutical powerhouse. In ...

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White House: March 1 is ‘Hard Deadline’ as China-U.S. Trade Talks Continue

For the last two days, high-ranking officials from the United States and China have engaged in intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between our two countries and while progress has been made, President Trump made clear that March 1st is a hard deadline. “President Donald J. Trump has reiterated that the 90-day process agreed to in Buenos Aires ...

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Trump Optimistic Ahead of Tariff Talks With Chinese Leaders

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President Donald Trump seemed optimistic ahead of an Oval Office meeting with Chinese officials for tariff negotiations ahead of a March 1 deadline in a flurry of tweets Thursday. “Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “China does not want an increase in Tariffs and feels they will do much ...

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Trade War De-escalation: China’s Congress to Vote on Foreign Investment Law

China’s National Peoples Congress is set to vote in March on legislation which will ban forced technology transfers and “illegal” government interference in the actions of foreign companies. The legislation will likely be viewed positively by US officials who have slammed intellectual property theft by Beijing. The National Peoples Congress convenes March 5th and it is expected that to make ...

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U.S. Voices Concern Over Sentencing of Wang Quanzhang

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The United States is deeply concerned by the sentencing of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang in Tianjin, China on January 28 to four-and-a-half years in prison on charges of “subverting state power.” Wang was among the first individuals detained during the Chinese government’s July 9, 2015 (“709”) crackdown on legal advocates for rule of law and human rights defenders, and ...

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