White House, Trudeau seek to distance themselves from Huawei move

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old daughter of the company’s founder, […]

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China's Huawei pledges to address security issues raised by Britain: sources

LONDON (Reuters) – China’s Huawei [HWT.UL] has promised to address security issues raised in a British government report earlier this year, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The report, signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency and released in July, found that technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Huawei had exposed Britain’s telecom networks […]

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U.S. to reveal charges against Chinese hackers: sources

(Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are expected to unveil criminal charges as soon as next week against hackers linked to Chinese intelligence for allegedly stealing data from U.S. companies, according to people familiar with the matter. A senior U.S. intelligence official described the Chinese operation, known as “Cloudhopper,” as one of the most expansive and successful hacking schemes ever recorded. The […]

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North Korea tells China it’s committed to denuclearization

BEIJING – North Korea’s foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China’s foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came amid a lack of progress in international efforts to persuade North Korea to reverse its drive to build a […]

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Exclusive: Clues in Marriott hack implicate China – sources

(Reuters) – Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International Inc (MAR.O) left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter. Marriott said last week that a hack that began four years ago had exposed the records of up to 500 million customers in its Starwood hotels […]

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Earn after reading: China news app lures with clickbait and cash

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Cai Li, a janitor in Shanghai, developed a serious addiction to news app Qutoutiao, lured by gossipy articles about celebrities and the cash she gets from reading them. Logging on during breaks at work and sometimes at night when she can’t sleep, the 63-year old has earned a few hundred yuan ($30-$40) over several months, which she […]

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Earn after reading: China news app lures with clickbait and cash

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Cai Li, a janitor in Shanghai, developed a serious addiction to news app Qutoutiao, lured by gossipy articles about celebrities and the cash she gets from reading them. Logging on during breaks at work and sometimes at night when she can’t sleep, the 63-year old has earned a few hundred yuan ($30-$40) over several months, which she […]

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China cracks down on extravagant weddings to stop ‘money worship’

China cracks down on extravagant weddings to stop ‘rampant money worship’ and ‘declining morality’ Chinese government is now pushing for a ‘comprehensive wedding reform’  Modern ceremonies including hazing rituals have ‘gone against socialist values’  Ministry of Civil Affairs say people should hold weddings in a traditional way Local officials will be asked to standardise marriage rituals to tackle these issues  […]

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Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator barred from local election

Eddie Chu hits back at claim he implicitly supports independence, considers challenging ‘ridiculous’ decision in court. Hong Kong authorities have barred a pro-democracy legislator from running in a local election due to his “implicit” support for Hong Kong’s independence from China, in what critics say is another instance of civil rights being eroded in the Beijing-ruled city.  Eddie Chu Hoi-dick, […]

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