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Universities Push Back On FBI Request To Monitor Chinese-Sponsored Students

FBI officials have advised at least 10 American universities since 2018 to monitor certain Chinese nationals amid fears that Chinese propaganda is seeping into U.S. academia. But administrators of the institutions the FBI briefed, which are member schools of the Association of American Universities (AAU), have pushed back on the FBI’s non-mandatory advice due to their skepticism of the threat ...

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Confirmed: Massive Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Embedded Within Huawei Devices

Numerous instances of backdoor access vulnerabilitiesHuawei devices were shown to have a very high number of known security vulnerabilitiesDespite claims of investing in security, Huawei engineers were found to have routinely made poor security decisionsHuawei devices have substantially worse security than similar devices from other vendors. An Internet of Things (IoT) device intelligence company issued results from a large-scale study it conducted ...

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US Cuts Supply Of Parts To Five Chinese Supercomputer Developers

Citing concerns of national security, the United States has restricted the sale of certain technological products to Chinese groups involved in military-related supercomputing. The U.S. Commerce Department has added Sugon, the Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology, Higon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit and Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology to an “Entity List,” preventing them from purchasing certain U.S. products without government ...

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Sen. Hawley Moves To Prevent China From Infiltrating American Universities

Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Tuesday morning preventing American research projects from using technologies developed by Chinese big tech companies. Universities are “key targets of espionage and intellectual property theft by not only China, but Russia and Iran,” the Missouri Republican said in a statement announcing the bill. “For too long, these countries have sent students to our universities to ...

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‘Blatant, Organized Riot’: Hong Kong Protest Descends Into Violence, Police Fire Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets At Crowds Storming Government HQ

Wednesday saw a substantial uptick in violence at the massive protest consuming the streets of Hong Kong over an extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be taken to the Chinese mainland for criminal trial. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that protest over the extradition legislation, which is now one of the largest political demonstrations China ...

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Google And Other Big Tech Giants Are Bailing On China As Trump’s Tariffs Take Hold

Google is moving technology out of China as the Silicon Valley company seeks to avoid pain from U.S. tariffs and a hostile Beijing, Bloomberg reported Tuesday night. Google is shifting production of server hardware out of the communist nation and moving motherboards to Taiwan, as the company tries to avert pain from a 25% tariff, the report notes, citing anonymous ...

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‘A Dramatic Rebuke Of The Communist Leadership’: Hundreds Of Thousands In Hong Kong Stand Up To Communist Party Extradition Bill

Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered on the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in protest of a new law that will allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China. The streets of central Hong Kong were densely packed with demonstrators rallying against the extradition bill that many fear will trample civil rights. The bill allows for Hong Kong ...

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Vietnam Says Some Chinese Exporters Are Using Fake ‘Made-In-Vietnam’ Labels To Avoid US Tariffs

Some Chinese exporters are putting fake “Made in Vietnam” stickers to try and avoid the U.S. tariffs, Vietnam alleged on Sunday. Vietnam said in a government statement that they have found dozens of cases where Chinese exports, including textiles, iron, steel, and aluminum, are being illegally transferred to Vietnam where fake stickers are then placed so that China can skirt the recent ...

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Trump Allows For Expanded Ethanol Sales As Chinese Tariffs Squeeze Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday it would allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol gasoline. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the agency was fulfilling President Donald Trump’s promise to Midwestern agriculture states, which have been hit hard by retaliatory Chinese tariffs. EPA previously restricted the sale of “E15” gasoline — fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol — in ...

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China Halts Purchases Of American Soybeans

China has halted purchases of American soybeans as Washington and Beijing trade tensions continue to grow, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday morning. While China doesn’t have any plans to cancel previous purchases of American soybeans, there haven’t been orders for state-grain buyers to continue, people close to the situation told Bloomberg. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said ...

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China’s Latest Trade Threat Reignites Concerns Over US Mineral Dependency

The escalating U.S.-China trade dispute has brought American mineral dependency back into the spotlight. The U.S. is dependent on China for rare earth minerals used in hundreds of hi-tech products and military equipment. “China is letting the U.S. know that it has leverage,” said Dan McGroarty, head of the American Resources Policy Network. Reports of Chinese threats to escalate its ...

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A Third Of American Companies In China Will Cancel Or Delay Investments. Even More Are Considering Leaving: Survey

Roughly one-third of surveyed American companies in China will cancel or delay investments in the country due to the ongoing trade standoff with the U.S., according to a May report from the American Chambers of Commerce in China and Shanghai. Even more of those companies, roughly 40 percent, said they are considering moving their manufacturing facilities out of China to ...

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REPORT: Trump Considered Slapping Economic Sanctions On Huawei Before Blocking Them Outright

President Donald Trump considered placing sanctions on Huawei before eventually deciding to blacklist the Chinese company, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. Plans to target the Chinese telecommunications giant were being deliberated for months, the report noted.  Trump’s decision to severely restrict Huawei’s access to American big tech companies unfurled quickly after trade talks with Beijing broke down, triggering a ...

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The State Dept: A Perfect Example of the Bureaucratic Deep State

If you still think that electing this person or that will change the direction – or even save – the country, then you really don’t understand the Deep State, a.k.a. “The Swamp”. A perfect example comes in e US State Department and its embedded career political operatives. Susan Thornton was an Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs ...

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Sen. Hawley Introduces A Bill Cracking Down On Big Tech Exports To China

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley pushed legislation Tuesday that would make it more difficult for American tech companies to export their technology to China. Hawley’s bill, which has few details. would require President Donald Trump to restrict any technology to China that would contribute to the communist country’s military. The Republican’s legislature would also place heavy restrictions on technology that influences ...

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