Tag: China

Dragonfly memo details Google’s tracking measures for Chinese search engine

Google’s plans for a Chinese search and news service, known internally as Dragonfly, continue to leak and create controversy. In August, it was revealed that Google would soon reenter the Chinese marketplace, which Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied, calling it “an exploration stage.” Then on Sept. 14th, it was reported that Google would track users using their […]

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Official Tapped by Biggest U.S. Public Pension Fund Worked for Predatory Chinese State Investment Fund

America’s largest public pension fund has tapped a manager of China’s predatory investment fund as its next chief investment officer. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, which manages $360 billion and is frequently described as the most influential pension fund investor in the U.S., has asked Ben Meng to take over the top investment job […]

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Amazon looking into claims that employees delete bad reviews for cash

Getty Images reader comments 3 Share this story Amazon began investigating reports that some of its employees have been leaking company information in exchange for bribes, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The report claims that Amazon employees have been revealing sales information, deleting negative reviews, and offering up reviewers’ email addresses […]

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Russia, China become battle buddies at Vostok 2018

reader comments 0 Share this story Russian, Chinese, and Mongolian flags fly from vehicles at the head of a parade in review at the Tsugol training ground in Eastern Russia, near the Chinese and Mongolian borders. Senior officers from China’s PLA and PLA Marines ride in a Russian vehicle as part of a review of […]

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The People’s Republic of Cruelty

Every now and then, when credulous Western observers aren’t fawning over China’s high-speed rail network or calculating the precise moment when its economy will become the world’s largest, a news story breaks through to remind us that the People’s Republic remains what it has always been: a place of fear […]

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Google’s censored Chinese search engine links every search to the user’s phone number

Google’s Project Dragonfly was a secret prototype search engine intended to pave the way for the company’s return to China; it featured censored search results that complied with Chinese state rules banning searches for topics like “human rights,” “student protest” and “Nobel prize.” Leaked details of Dragonfly, reported in The Intercept, paint a […]

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Google’s search engine for China censors results for ‘democracy,’ ‘human rights,’ or ‘free speech’

Early in August, a report from The Intercept claimed that Google was working to make a China-friendly version of its search engine that would censor results to make the government happy. A number of Google engineers quit the company after learning about this particularly egregious breach of Google’s “don’t be evil” policy, and now yet another report from The […]

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THE GOOGLE TAPE: Employees Applauded Company for Taking ‘Bold Stance’ Against China

During the Google company meeting which took place just after Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign defeat, employees applauded a fellow employee who thanked company executives for taking a “very bold stance” against China in 2010, which he described as one of the “greatest things” the company had ever done. Ironically, under two years later, it […]

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Chinese Officials Burn Bibles, Close Churches in Crackdown on Christianity

The Chinese government’s campaign to “Sinicize” organized religion – to make religion completely subordinate to the Communist Party – grew more aggressive this year and featured the destruction of Bibles, crosses, and entire churches. Religious freedom activists call it the worst crackdown on Christianity since religious freedom was nominally granted by the 1982 Chinese constitution. […]

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U.S. Recalls Top Diplomats From Latin America as Worries Rise Over China’s Influence

WASHINGTON — The United States has recalled three chiefs of mission from Latin American nations that cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of recognizing China. The move comes as American officials have expressed growing unease over China’s rising influence in the region. The diplomats, who represent the United States […]

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Nike Becomes Face of Social Justice Despite History of Outsourcing, Employing Slave Labor

Despite having a long, documented history of allegedly employing workers at slave wages, the multinational Nike corporation has become the face of the social justice wing of the political left with its newest ad featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. As Breitbart News reported, the Nike corporation laid off 1,400 Americans just last year in […]

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Study: U.S. Manufacturing Collapse Catalyst for Economic Decline of White Working Class, Black Americans

The collapse of American manufacturing thanks to decades of international free trade agreements acted as the catalyst for the general economic decline of the U.S. white working class and black Americans, a new study reveals. The latest research by economist Eric D. Gould of the Institute of Labor Economics reveals the extent to which white men and […]

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The New New World: Customers Died. Will That Be a Wake-Up Call for China’s Tech Scene?

Huang Jieli, who ran a Chinese ride-sharing business called Hitch, was invited to a wedding in March. One of her drivers was getting married to a woman who had once been his passenger. Thanks, the invitation said, for getting them hitched. Didi Chuxing, Hitch’s corporate parent and one of the […]

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China has samples of a deadly new flu virus and it won’t share them with anyone

Diseases can spread incredibly rapidly throughout a population, and as past outbreaks of infections diseases have demonstrated it’s incredibly important that scientists have time to prepare for new strains so they can adequately treat patients. Despite some major differences between our two countries, medical professionals in the United States and China have long been on […]

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Mosher: Don’t Trust China on Trade Talks, Verify Everything

China’s Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen spent two days in Washington last week, resuming U.S.-China trade talks that broke down three months ago. In May, Trump’s Dream Team of negotiators had gone to China with a list of eight demands, including ending advanced technology subsidies, sharply lowering tariffs, and cutting $200 billion from their annual trade surplus with […]

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Chinese State Media Posts, Then Removes, Sarcastic Video Thanking Trump for Trade War

China Global Television Network (CGTN), the largest of China’s state-run broadcasters, posted a video to YouTube on Monday night that sarcastically thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for helping China improve with the “shock therapy” of a trade war. The video was yanked without explanation on Wednesday, just hours before representatives from China and the United […]

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Xi Jinping Urges ‘Unity of Thinking’ and End to ‘Vulgar’ Internet in Propaganda Conference

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping demanded his officials “reject the vulgar, the base and the kitsch” on the internet during a two-day meeting on how to improve state-sponsored propaganda, government media reported Wednesday. According to Reuters, which cites the original Chinese language report on the meeting at Xinhua, the state news agency, Xi Jinping insisted […]

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Companies Warn More China Tariffs Will Cripple Them and Hurt Consumers

WASHINGTON — As the United States and China prepare to resume fractious trade talks this week, executives from American companies flocked to Washington on Monday to warn the Trump administration that imposing tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would cripple their businesses and raise prices on […]

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Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin defend Google’s investments in China

Over the past few weeks, details have emerged about Google’s upcoming products for China. After largely exiting the country eight year ago, Google is now working on a censored news application and search engine for Chinese users. Many have spoken out against Google’s cooperation with the Chinese government, and Google/Alphabet executives have responded to those […]

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