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University of Kansas Researcher Indicted for Fraud for Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest with Chinese University

A researcher at the University of Kansas (KU) was indicted today on federal charges of hiding the fact he was working full time for a Chinese university while doing research at KU funded by the U.S. government. Feng “Franklin” Tao, 47, of Lawrence, Kansas, an associate professor at KU’s Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC), is charged with one count ...

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CBP at LA/Long Beach Seaport Seizes Over 52,000 Illegal Gun Parts from China

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in coordination with the Machinery Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), intercepted and seized 52,601 firearms parts in violation of the Chinese Arms Embargo. The seized items described as sights, stocks, muzzles, brakes, buffer kits, and ...

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China Sends Letter To More Than 30 Foreign News Outlets Urging More ‘Objective’ HK Reporting

China sent a letter to foreign news outlets Thursday urging journalists to be more “objective” and “impartial” in their reporting of the Hong Kong protests that have been ongoing since June. Protesters in Hong Kong have reached their 12th consecutive week of demonstrations against an extradition bill that would send criminal suspects in Hong Kong to mainland China for trial, ...

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‘Stop Meddling In Hong Kong Affairs’: China Acknowledges Detention Of Missing Hong Kong British Consulate Employee

China acknowledged the detention of a Hong Kong British consulate employee Wednesday who was reported missing to police Aug. 9. Simon Cheng’s family said the 28-year-old did not return from a business trip to Shenzhen Aug. 8 in a Wednesday Facebook post, saying, “We feel very helpless and are worried sick about Simon. We hope Simon can return to Hong ...

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Twitter Reveals A Large State-Backed Chinese Misinformation Campaign Targeting Hong Kong

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Twitter disclosed more than 900 accounts originating from within China that deliberately attempted to promote disinformation in Hong Kong as activists engage in pro-democracy demonstrations in the region. The company’s disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from inside the communist country. Twitter said in a blog post Monday that it has “reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated ...

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Trump Admin To Grant Temporary Pardon To Previously Sanctioned Chinese Tech Giant

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday announced a reprieve to the Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies during a Monday appearance on Fox Business. The reprieve will allow the tech giant to continue to purchase materials from the United States for another three months, Ross explained. “It is another 90 days for the U.S. telecom companies. Some of the rural companies ...

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Twitter, Blocked In China, Takes Ad Dollars From State Run Chinese Media

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Twitter is promoting tweets from China’s largest state news agency that depict pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as violent. The social media company is promoting the tweets even though Twitter is officially banned from China. Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Tumblr and Snapchat are also prohibited from doing business in the communist country. Pinboard, the bookmarking service entrepreneur and social critic ...

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Trump Says Apple’s Tim Cook Makes A ‘Compelling’ Case Against Tariffs On Tech Products

President Donald Trump said Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him that paying economic tariffs would make it difficult for his company to compete with the likes of Samsung. He made a “very compelling argument” argument, the president said, referring to comments Cook made during a meeting with Trump. The Trump administration delayed for 3 months tariffs on China ...

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Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $1 Million in Counterfeit Smartphones from China

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a combined 4,449 counterfeit LG and ASUS smartphones in Philadelphia, that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $941,450. CBP officers seized the first shipment of 2,043 counterfeit LG phones on July 26 and seized the second shipment of 1,926 LG and 480 ASUS ...

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‘The World Is Watching’: US Senators Warn China Against Military Crackdown In Hong Kong

Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin and Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner issued stern warnings to China on Tuesday and Wednesday against military intervention in Hong Kong. The senators’ notices come amid threats from China to send military personnel into Hong Kong in retaliation for the violent protests there that have been ongoing since Sunday. Troops have already been sent to ...

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Chinese Media Says Hong Kong Airport Protesters Are ‘Asking For Self-Destruction’

Chinese propaganda outlets said Hong Kong protesters are “asking for self-destruction,” AFP reported Tuesday. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run tabloid Global Times, said on the social media website Weibo that the presence of Chinese military at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border was a warning to protesters in Hong Kong that China can and will intervene if the situation does not ...

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China Says Trump Admin’s Currency Manipulator Label Will ‘Cause Chaos’

China’s central bank said Tuesday that the Trump administration’s decision to label China a currency manipulator will “cause chaos in financial markets.” “[China] has not used and will not use the exchange rate as a tool to deal with trade disputes,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement, according to Reuters. “China advised the United States to ...

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Trump Administration Could Take Unprecedented Action Against China Over Uyghur Muslim Internment Camps: Report

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The Trump administration is open to sanctioning Chinese officials because of the country’s internment of Uyghur Muslims, the founder of a China-focused human rights nonprofit told Axios Tuesday following a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence. Bob Fu, founder of Christian organization ChinaAid, said Pence indicated openness at a Monday meeting to sanctioning officials in Xinjiang, China, through the Global ...

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Trump Slaps China with Tariffs on Another $300 Billion in Goods

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Pointing to China’s repeated failures to live up to previous agreements, President Donald Trump today said that he would add a 10% tariff on the remainder of Chinese imports. ” We thought we had a deal with China three months ago, but sadly, China decided to re-negotiate the deal prior to signing,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “More recently, China agreed to ...

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