Tag: China

New Cybersecurity Rules Give Regime Control of Data Outside China

The U.S. government is “very concerned” about China’s new cybersecurity measures that put American companies at risk of losing sensitive data. Beijing enacted in October 2019 a cryptography law that came into effect on Jan. 1. The new legislation, combined with comprehensive cybersecurity measures China has been passing in the past several years, creates a […]

China Sentences Wang Yi, Christian Pastor, to 9 Years in Prison

A secretive Chinese court sentenced one of the country’s best-known Christian voices and founder of one of its largest underground churches to nine years in prison for subversion of state power and illegal business operations, according to a government statement released on Monday. Wang Yi, the pastor who founded Early Rain Covenant Church, was detained […]

Chinese Panel: Religious Texts Must Be Re-Interpreted to ‘Keep Pace with the Times’

More than a dozen Chinese Communist officials and religious advisors last month discussed how to re-interpret religious texts, presumably including the Bible, “to keep pace with the times” and not offend Chinese senses, according to the country’s official government news agency. They even talked about forming a new religion. The Beijing meeting was headed by […]

Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action “shameful.” “Russia and China, who have chosen to make a political statement by opposing this resolution, you have blood on your hands,” […]

Trump: U.S. Very Close to ‘BIG DEAL’ with China

President Donald Trump said on Thursday morning that the U.S. and China are very close to a “big deal” on trade. “They want it, and so do we,” Trump tweeted. New tariffs are scheduled to kick-in on Chinese imports not yet hit by the trade dispute on December 15. Chinese officials have been telling U.S. […]

‘Social credit score’: China set to roll out ‘Orwellian’ mass surveillance tool

China is developing a new high-tech system of mass surveillance and coercion aimed suppressing political dissent among its 1.4 billion people, while forcing American and Western businesses to conform to the government’s communist policies if they want to operate there. The system that critics call an Orwellian national-level control system has been dubbed the Social […]

China: Using Facial Recognition Technology Protects Human Rights

China’s use of facial recognition technology is an effort to protect people’s human rights, the country’s state media declared on Tuesday. In a typically brazen editorial by Global Times, the English language state propaganda outlet boasts that despite having developed the fastest and most effective facial recognition technology in the world, Western media outlets have been using the […]

China Collects Human DNA En Masse to Advance Facial Recognition Techniques

China is collecting samples of human DNA en masse and using it to develop technology to reconstruct an image of a person’s face based solely on the DNA, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The technology, known as DNA phenotyping, has been used multiple times in the U.S. to solve criminal cases, but the process […]

World War 3: The four biggest conflicts in the world right now that could trigger war

World War 3 concerns are a developing concern amongst some people, as international relations have soured in recent years, opening up opportunities for conflict in countries around the world. Whether conflicts are a bitter exchange of words or physical blows, some of them come with grave implications. India vs Pakistan India and Pakistan are neighbours […]

China Planning to Become First Country to Launch Digital Currency

China is preparing to become the first country to launch its own digital currency. China’s central bank has released few details of its Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) project. Work on the project began five years. Some observers say the DCEP shows both financial innovation and the government’s desire to increase control over the movement […]