Tag: China

China Sharpens Hacking to Hound Its Minorities, Far and Wide

SAN FRANCISCO — China’s state-sponsored hackers have drastically changed how they operate over the last three years, substituting selectivity for what had been a scattershot approach to their targets and showing a new determination by Beijing to push its surveillance state beyond its borders. The government has poured considerable resources into the change, which is […]

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Why have hyper-casual games replaced gacha in Japan?

In 1999 — some 20 years before the birth of Apple’s App Store when mobile phone owners in the West could only play Snake — people in Japan already had the ability to play games directly onto their mobile phones. Since then, Japan’s mobile ecosystem has become such a dominant force that it generated $13.3B […]

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In Hong Kong, Petrol Bombs, Masks and … Goodbye Letters.

“When you find this letter, I might have already been arrested or killed.” This is how a 22-year-old protester in Hong Kong began what he worries could be the last letter to his family. He used the pseudonym “Nobody”; like most of the young people who have been confronting the police on the front lines, […]

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Hong Kong Protesters Plan to March Despite Attacks and Police Ban

Video As violence escalates between demonstrators and the police in Hong Kong, protesters have started writing “last letters” to their loved ones, in case they don’t return. These notes chronicle the mental and emotional state of frontliners coming to terms with risking death for their beliefs.CreditCreditOrlando de Guzman/The New York Times HONG KONG — Protesters […]

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The Chinese Threat to American Speech

China’s assertive campaign to police discourse about its policies, even outside of its borders, and the acquiescence of American companies eager to make money in China, pose a dangerous and growing threat to one of this nation’s core values: the freedom of expression. The Communist state is becoming more and more aggressive in pressuring foreign […]

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Tesla Gets Government Approval To Start Building Cars In China

Tesla has been granted approval to start local production of its vehicles at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai. Confirmation came on Thursday, when Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Reuters reports. With this approval, the automaker can start local production the moment it’s […]

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Huawei is in early talks about licensing 5G tech to U.S. firms

(Reuters) — Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some U.S. telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday. Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or […]

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US Congress Gets Involved In Hearthstone Player’s Suspension, Asks Blizzard To Reconsider

As you might have heard, Blizzard has come under massive fire recently for their decision to suspend a Hearthstone professional player for a year. This was because the player, Ng Wai Chung, also known as blitzchung, decided to show his support for the Hong Kong protests during his post-game interview. Advertising Now it looks like […]

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How China Could Stop Brazil’s Ecological Tragedy

Since his election, Jair Bolsonaro has made good on his promises to open formerly protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon to development. The recent surge in deforestation and fires is a direct result of this policy change. Unless the international community takes action, Mr. Bolsonaro’s presidency poses a real threat to the world’s largest tropical […]

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Bipartisan group condemns Blizzard and Apple for kowtowing to China

A group of Republican and Democratic party congress members have come together to condemn Hearthstone publisher Activision Blizzard for punishing a player that criticized China. In a separate letter, the same group lambasted Apple for removing an app from its store at the request of China. The group includes Senators Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio […]

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Chevolet Blazer XL Outed In China, Will Be Available In Both Five- And Seven-Seat Configurations

Chevrolet is working on a larger, seven-seat version of the Blazer that has just made an appearance thanks to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Unsurprisingly, the crossover looks virtually identical to the standard Blazer. However, it has a significantly longer rear end, which is instantly obvious from the larger third quarter windows. While the […]

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Ousted in Tiananmen Protests, a Late Chinese Leader Is Finally Given a Grave

BEIJING — A century after his birth and nearly 15 years after his death, Zhao Ziyang, the reformist Chinese Communist Party leader who opposed the armed suppression of student protests in 1989, was given a quiet burial in Beijing on Friday under police guard. The low-key, long-delayed ceremony was the latest episode showing that even […]

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Marshall Auerback: Will the GOP Become the Party of Blue-Collar Conservatism?

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and commentator. Produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute From the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt onward through to the 1990s, the Democrats had long been considered the party of the working class. That perception lingered long after the fact that by the 1990s, […]

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China’s Economic Growth Slows as Challenges Mount

SHANGHAI — China’s economic slowdown worsened in the July-to-September period, according to data released on Friday, as the trade war with the United States and a host of other problems leave Beijing struggling to meet its goals. The figures show China continues to grow at its slowest pace in nearly three decades of modern record-keeping. […]

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Mercedes-Styled Denza X Production Crossover Unveiled In EV And PHEV Guise

Earlier this year, China’s EV brand Denza, a 50:50 joint venture between BYD and Daimler, presented the sleek Concept X designed by Mercedes-Benz. Since things move really fast in China’s auto industry, the company has already revealed the production model that’s called the Denza X. The midsize crossover stays remarkably close to the concept from […]

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