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China Sets Trial Run For Digital Yuan in Top City Hubs

Chinese authorities will expand test use of the country's prototype digital currency across the nation's three leading urban clusters centered on Beijing, Shanghai and the southern cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. From a report: The move, announced by the Ministry of Commerce, expands the coverage area for testing the cyber currency to a potential user base of around 400 million, or 29% of the country's population. It has been trialed since April in four cities with a combined popula...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Washington, China, Tech, Beijing, Ministry of Commerce, BEIJING SHANGHAI, Guangzhou Shenzhen, Digital Yuan, Top City Hubs, Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research


Hong Kong media tycoon says 'the fight has to go on' after 'symbolic' arrest under new law

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has called his arrest a "symbolic exercise" by local authorities to demonstrate that the sweeping national security law imposed by Beijing last month has "teeth."
Tags: Hong Kong, Cnn, Beijing, Jimmy Lai


Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

By JOSEPH KRAUSS | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause, even as much of the international community welcomed the move. Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the U.S.-brokered deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE in the backs of the Palestinian people and all Muslims.” Turkey said the peoples of the re...
Tags: Politics, News, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, US, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Rome, Beijing, Soccer, Egypt, Italy


US labels Confucius Institute a Chinese 'foreign mission'

The Chinese government educational programmes are "advancing Beijing's global propaganda", the US says.
Tags: News, US, Beijing


US labels Confucius Institute a Chinese 'foreign mission'

The Chinese government educational programmes are "advancing Beijing's global propaganda", the US says.
Tags: News, US, Beijing


US to treat Chinese cultural organization as an arm of Beijing's government

The US State Department designated a Chinese cultural and educational institution as a foreign mission, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday, in the latest move by Washington against Beijing.
Tags: Washington, US, Cnn, Beijing, State, US State Department, Mike Pompeo


U.S. requires Confucius Institute center to register as foreign mission

The United States said on Thursday it was requiring the center that manages Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes in the United States to register as a foreign mission, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a statement, labeled the Confucius Institute U.S. Center in Washington "an entity advancing Beijing's global propaganda and malign influence campaign on U.S. campuses and K-12 classrooms." David Stilwell, ...
Tags: News, Washington, Beijing, United States, East Asia, State, Mike Pompeo, Confucius Institutes, Confucius Institute, David Stilwell, Confucius Institute U S Center


The CEO of the largest iPhone manufacturer reportedly predicted that China will no longer be the 'world's factory' due to Trump's trade war (FB, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)

Foxconn chairman Young Liu said Trump's trade war against China means its "days as the world's factory are done," Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Foxconn, the largest iPhone maker globally, said it plans to diversify production lines to avoid tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on Chinese-made goods, according to Bloomberg. Liu told Bloomberg that the company is looking to a variety of regions including India, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. Trump has waged a years-long economic battl...
Tags: China, Americas, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, Tencent, Foxconn, Columbia, Trump, Liu, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Hon Hai, India Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Trump, US China Business Council


Jimmy Lai says swift arrest points to 'great disorder' between Hong Kong and China police

Pro-democracy activist says he did not expect to be arrested so soon given the global outcry, and that it suggested chaos in the ranksJimmy Lai has said he was surprised to be arrested so quickly, and suggested there was “great disorder” among Chinese and Hong Kong authorities about how to handle the territory’s national security law.The 71-year-old media tycoon and prominent pro-democracy figure was arrested on Monday, on suspicion of committing foreign collusion crimes in breach of Beijing’s n...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Jimmy Lai


Moka, the HR tool for Arm and Shopee in China, closes $43M Series B

Investors are betting on the automation of human resources management in China. We reported last year that Moka, one of the key players in the space, secured roughly $27 million for its Series B led by Hillhouse Capital. This week, the startup announced closing a Series B+ at over 100 million yuan ($14.4 million), lifting its total raise for the B round to 300 million yuan ($43.2 million). The startup declined to disclose its investors in the latest round, saying the proceeds will go towards ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, China, San Francisco, Tech, HR, Beijing, SaaS, Human Resources, Hiring, Moka, McDonald, Li, Zhao, Turo, Shopee


How China’s ACRCloud detects copyrighted music in short videos

Music is front and center in the rise of TikTok and other short-video apps. It’s not just the video platforms that are harvesting the fruit of their surging popularity. Music rights holders are also prepared to extract money from the millions of songs found in snappy user-generated videos. To detect copyrighted content, record labels and publishers summon a technology called audio fingerprinting, a tool pioneered by now Apple-owned Shazam. ACRCloud, a five-year-old startup based in Beijing and D...
Tags: Apple, Media, Entertainment, China, Tech, Beijing, Dusseldorf, West, Nielsen, Huawei, Shazam, Ugc, Gracenote, Li, ACRCloud, Audible Magic


China port warns public after coronavirus found in Brazilian chicken wings

A sample of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus, the city government said on Thursday, raising fears that contaminated food shipments could cause new outbreaks. Local disease control centres tested a surface sample taken from the chicken wings as part of routine screenings carried out on meat and seafood imports since June, when a new outbreak in Beijing was linked to the city's Xinfadi wholesale food centre. ...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Brazil, Shenzhen, Xinfadi


Inside Jimmy Lai's Apple Daily During Hong Kong's Media Crackdown

Apple Daily, a pro-democracy paper known for celebrity gossip and hard-hitting investigations, has become a target in Beijing’s new national security law in Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Media, Newspapers, Beijing, Computer Security, Lai, Jimmy, Apple Daily, Communist Party of China, Jimmy Lai, News Sources, Confidential Status of, Next Digital Ltd


Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds Top 2020’s Highest-Paid Actors

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds Top 2020’s Highest-Paid Actors The Top 10 highest-paid actors of 2020 have been revealed (via Forbes) with Dwayne Johnson topping the list for the second year in a row. According to the outlet, Netflix helped boost earnings for many of the stars on the list, including Ryan Reynolds and Adam Sandler. You can check out the Top 10 highest-paid actors of 2020 below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.g...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Beijing, Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Richard, Adam Sandler, Extras, Forbes, Vin Diesel, Akshay Kumar, Reynolds, Sandler, ComingSoon, Movie News


Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai released on bail – video

The Hong Kong pro-democracy figure and media mogul Jimmy Lai has received a hero’s welcome on return to his newspaper after his arrest on allegations of foreign collusion. Chinese state media labelled him a 'genuine traitor'. Lai, his sons, senior executives from his Next Digital media company and others including the activist Agnes Chow were detained under Beijing’s national security law on Monday. Hundreds of police officers raided the offices and newsroom of Apple Daily, the tabloid Lai found...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Beijing, Lai, Agnes Chow, Jimmy Lai, Next Digital


Wanted by Beijing: An American Citizen Is Charged under Hong Kong National-Security Law

The Chinese Communist Party’s implementation of a new “national security law” in Hong Kong has been as draconian as expected, if not worse. In recent weeks, Beijing has worked swiftly to quash the burgeoning pro-democracy movement in the city, disqualifying candidates, delaying elections for the Legislative Council, and arresting participants in a memorial commemorating the June Fourth Massacre.The new law’s implications for Hong Kong are worrying enough, but it also contains the CCP’s claim of ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Congress, White House, China, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Nsl, Nathan Law, States, Ccp, National Review, Legislative Council, Chu, Hong Kongers, Nathan


Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai released on bail

Hero’s welcome for Apple Daily founder and pro-democracy activist on return to officeThe Hong Kong pro-democracy figure and media mogul Jimmy Lai has received a hero’s welcome on return to his newspaper after being arrested on allegations of foreign collusion, while Chinese state media has labelled him a “genuine traitor”.Lai, his sons, senior executives from his Next Digital media company and others including the activist Agnes Chow were detained under Beijing’s national security law on Monday....
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Freedom Of Speech, Lai, Apple Daily, Agnes Chow, Jimmy Lai, Next Digital


Hero's welcome for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai after release on bail

Apple Daily founder and pro-democracy activist returns to office following arrest under national security lawThe Hong Kong pro-democracy figure and media mogul Jimmy Lai received a hero’s welcome as he returned to his newspaper after being arrested on allegations of foreign collusion, while Chinese state media labelled him a “genuine traitor”.Lai, his sons, senior executives from his Next Digital media company and others including the activist Agnes Chow were detained under Beijing’s national se...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Freedom Of Speech, Lai, Apple Daily, Agnes Chow, Jimmy Lai, Next Digital


‘Killing the chicken to scare the monkey’: what Jimmy Lai’s arrest means for Hong Kong’s independent media

Although self-censorship has long been a concern, Hong Kong has traditionally enjoyed a vibrant free press The post ‘Killing the chicken to scare the monkey’: what Jimmy Lai’s arrest means for Hong Kong’s independent media appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Hong Kong, Democracy, China, Journalism, World, Beijing, Press freedom, Journalists, Openaccess, Jimmy Lai, Top Six, Media Freedom


Hong Kong's independent press faces dark chapter in China's shadow

Fears Beijing would export its strict control of the media to Hong Kong have been borne out by arrest of pro-democracy media mogul and raid on his paperHong Kong rallies around Apple Daily after arrest of founder Jimmy Lai On Monday when Zoe*, a local news reporter at Apple Daily returned to her office in Hong Kong it was swarming with police officers. Her boss, the strident pro-democracy activist, media mogul and billionaire Jimmy Lai, was in handcuffs as police led him through the newsroom.Cor...
Tags: Hong Kong, Media, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Freedom Of Speech, Apple Daily, Zoe, Jimmy Lai


Hong Kong media baron Jimmy Lai released on bail

Pro-democracy media baron Jimmy Lai was released on bail after his Monday arrest led to a public show of support for the outspoken critic of Beijing among Hong Kong’s opposition.
Tags: Hong Kong, Finance, Article, Beijing, The Wall Street Journal, FBN, Natasha Khan, Jimmy Lai, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets/china, Fox-business/markets/hong-kong, 80f95451-536e-5104-a24e-860b5fc4233d


TikTok exploited Android security vulnerability to grab MAC addresses, maybe for ad tracking, no way to opt out — stopped in November, WSJ reports

“The tactic, which experts in mobile-phone security said was concealed through an unusual added layer of encryption, appears to have violated Google policies” The Wall Street Journal reports Tuesday that TikTok exploited an Android vulnerability to obtain user MAC addresses, possibly for ad tracking, with no ability to opt out. They stopped the practice in November, 2019, WSJ reports: The tactic, which experts in mobile-phone security said was concealed through an unusual added layer of enc...
Tags: Google, Security, Apps, Post, Technology, News, Mac, White House, China, Beijing, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Pompeo, Steve Herman, Bytedance


Trump is assembling a coalition of the willing against China

As the US calls out China for aggressive behavior, David A. Andelman writes, Beijing is alienating countries left and right
Tags: China, US, Cnn, Beijing, Trump, David A Andelman


The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder whose federal fraud trial is delayed until 2021

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University at 19 to start blood-testing startup Theranos, and grew the company to a valuation of $9 billion. But it all came crashing down when the shortcomings and inaccuracies of the company's technology were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud."  If convicted, Holmes could face up to 20 years in prison. A California judge initially set an August 2020 start date for the federal trial, but the case has been delayed until ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Instagram, Abc, California, Washington, Cbs News, Stanford, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, Walgreens, Beijing, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton


China's car sales are surging as it recovers from the pandemic, and that's great news for Tesla (TSLA)

China is growing as a profit center for Tesla, and the country reported a rebound in car sales in July on Tuesday. It's good news for the world's largest auto market, and potentially even better news for Tesla.  However, electric vehicles are still under pressure following the cutting of a government subsidy for buyers.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Car sales are booming in China as the coronavirus pandemic fades in the country, which could be good news for Tesla in an ...
Tags: North Korea, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, Shanghai, Associated Press, New York Stock Exchange, Electric, Musk, Wedbush, Ives, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, NIO, Tesla TSLA


Hong Kong goods must be labeled ‘China’ when imported to America, US officials say

All goods produced in Hong Kong will have to be labeled as made in China before they are imported to America, U.S. officials said Tuesday. in the wake of Beijing’s sweeping national security law.
Tags: Hong Kong, Finance, China, America, Article, Beijing, Fox News, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets/china, Fox-business/news, America US, Fox-business/politics/trade-war, Fox-business/markets/hong-kong, 8077ef72-d36c-56be-ad1f-62d24652b941, Stephen Sorace


Zoom Sued By Consumer Group For Misrepresenting Its Encryption Protections

A consumer advocacy group is suing Zoom and seeking millions of dollars in damages, accusing the company of misleading its users about the strength of its encryption protections. From a report: The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog is also accusing the videoconferencing company of deceiving users about the extent of its links with China and the fact that some calls between people in North America were routed through servers in China. That raises the danger Beijing could steal or demand access to...
Tags: Washington, China, Tech, Beijing, North America, Consumer Watchdog, D C Superior Court


Trump says Americans will have to learn Chinese if Biden wins but offers little condemnation of Beijing

In a pair of interviews on Tuesday, President Donald Trump railed against his competitor for being weak on China -- but stopped short himself of condemning China's repression of its Uyghur ethnic minority or its crackdown on political freedoms in Hong Kong.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


China Refrains From Ousting Hong Kong Lawmakers

Beijing allows four pro-democracy lawmakers to serve out their terms even after they were barred from running for re-election.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Hong Kong Protests (2019


U.S. health chief, visiting Taiwan, attacks China's pandemic response

U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar attacked China's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and said that if such an outbreak had emerged in Taiwan or the United States it could have been "snuffed out easily". The Trump administration has repeatedly criticised Beijing for trying to cover up the virus outbreak, first identified in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, and prevaricating on information sharing. China angrily denies the accusations.
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Wuhan, Trump, U S Health, Alex Azar