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September 26th, 2017

CHINA China Blocks WhatsApp Messages The Daily Telegraph Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which had previously malfunctioned in […]

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September 25th, 2017

CHINA China Fines Social-Media Giants for Hosting Banned Content Josh Chin, The Wall Street Journal Chinese internet regulators said they have hit operators of three of the country’s biggest social-media platforms with the maximum fine allowable under a new cybersecurity law for hosting fake news, pornography and other forms of banned content. The Cyberspace Administration of […]

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September 22nd, 2017

CHINA China’s Security Chief Calls For Greater Use Of AI To Predict Terrorism, Social Unrest Nectar Gan, South China Morning Post Meng Jianzhu, head of the Communist Party’s central commission for political and legal affairs in charge of the country’s massive security and intelligence systems, pledged at a meeting in Beijing on Tuesday to use AI […]

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September 21st, 2017

CHINA China’s “Fallen” Officials Leave Gaps, Silenced Voices in Communist Party Ranks RFA As the ruling Chinese Communist Party gears up for a crucial, five-yearly congress next month, President Xi Jinping is taking far-reaching steps to ensure that no critical voices are raised against him, analysts said. A popular chat show on the Hong Kong-based satellite […]

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September 20th, 2017

CHINA China Is Refusing To Cede Ground As US Issues Trade Threats Sophia Yan, NBC News The long-term battle on trade between the US and China shows no sign of ending as a war of words ensued this week between the two. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called China an “unprecedented” threat, because of the “sheer scale of their coordinated efforts […]

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September 19th, 2017

CAMBODIA Auckland Filmmaker’s Animation Captures Refugee Dad’s Life Under Khmer Rouge Dan Lake, Newshub.nz Isiah Tour used his passion for animation and filmmaking to tell the story about his father’s life during the time of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Despite living together for more than 20 years, the animator says he grew up not knowing […]

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September 18th, 2017

CHINA   China And India Water “Dispute” After Border Stand-off Navin Singh Kadka, BBC China and India may have defused a potential border conflict but the stand-off seems to have led to dispute over another contentious issue: water. Delhi says it has not received any hydrological—the scientific study of the movement, distribution and quality of water—data […]

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September 15th, 2017

CHINA China Detains Dozens Of Ethnic Kazakhs Who Watched Kazakh Boxer Video Radio Free Asia Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained more than 50 members of the Kazakh ethnic group after they watched video of a world-class boxing match featuring welterweight Kanat Islam, sources told RFA on Thursday. Those detained had […]

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September 14th, 2017

CHINA China Exploits The Vulnerability Of Open Democracy The Financial Times Openness, diversity and tolerance are the greatest strengths of the world’s liberal democracies. But to autocratic regimes like China, these same attributes are vulnerabilities ripe for exploitation. As reported by the Financial Times on Wednesday, a sitting member of the New Zealand parliament has […]

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September 13th, 2017

CHINA China Sent A Ship To The Arctic For Science—Then State Media Announced A New Trade Route Adam Taylor, Washington Post China’s state news agency Xinhua reported last week that a Chinese ship had conducted a successful test of a trading route along the long-fabled Arctic Northwest Passage. This was a major milestone, according to the […]

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