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Justice Dept. charges five Chinese members of APT41 over cyberattacks on U.S. companies

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 09: The Justice Department building on a foggy morning on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) The Justice Department has announced charges against five alleged Chinese citizens, accused of hacking over 100 companies in the United States, including tech companies, game makers, universities, and think tanks. Zhang Haoran and Tan Dailin were charged in August 2019 with over two-dozen counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft an...
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Justice Department charges five Chinese members of APT41 over cyberattacks on US companies

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 09: The Justice Department building on a foggy morning on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Image Credits: Samuel Corum/Getty Images The Justice Department has announced charges against five alleged Chinese citizens, accused of hacking over 100 companies in the United States, including tech companies, game makers, universities and think tanks. Zhang Haoran and Tan Dailin were charged in August 2019 with over two dozen counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft...
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"Residents at a Chinese housing complex who looked forward to living in a verdant 'vertical forest' found themselves in a veritable hell..."

"... with mosquitoes swarming their eco-paradise, according to a report. The experimental green project at Chengdu’s Qiyi City Forest Garden attracted buyers for all 826 apartments, but it also attracted the pesky insects that gave the towers a post-apocalyptic facade...."The NY Post reports.This is why you need to test your ideas of paradise.By the way, aren't there a million stories where people think they have found paradise and then they realize it is hell?But what I don't understand is — it...
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China approves human testing for coronavirus vaccine grown in insect cells

China has approved human testing for a potential coronavirus vaccine cultivated within insect cells, local government in the southwestern city of Chengdu said on Saturday. China is in a global race to develop cost-effective vaccines to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Using insect cells to grow proteins for the coronavirus vaccine - a first in China - could speed up large-scale production, the city government of Chengdu said in a notice on social media WeChat.
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3 rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

By NICK PERRY | Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say. The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday. In this photo provided by the Australian Defenc...
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29 killed as Afghan troops retake prison attacked by ISIS group

By RAHMAT GUL and RAHIM FAIEZ | Associated Press JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country’s east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by the Islamic State group in an attack that killed 29 people. The prison is believed to be holding hundreds of ISIS members. The attack highlighted the challenges ahead for Afghanistan, even as U.S. and NATO forces begin to withdraw following America striking a peace deal ...
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'China is powerful now': Beijing's aggressive global stance sparks wave of nationalism

As China comes under attack abroad, nationalist sentiment at home is being stoked – at the expense of other voicesFor days, the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu was not just a site for curious onlookers but for residents eager to express pride in their country. Some waved the Chinese flag while others set off fireworks. In one video, a woman said she was “extremely happy” to see the consulate close. “We have kicked out one more hub for spies!” she said, smiling as she pointed at the b...
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LG Display to Supply 20 Million OLED Panels for 6.1-inch 'iPhone 12'

Apple is expected to launch an all-OLED iPhone lineup this year, and while Samsung is understood to be providing the majority of the OLED panels, LG Display is reportedly poised to benefit the most from the extra demand, with Samsung's order volume rising only slightly on previous years. Of the four new models coming this year, rumors have indicated that Samsung will supply the displays for three models: the 5.4-inch entry-level ‌iPhone 12‌ and 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch "‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ Pro" models...
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US consulate in Chengdu officially shuts in retaliation for Houston closure

The United States consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu officially closed on Monday morning, amid worsening relations between Beijing and Washington.
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China closes US consulate in Chengdu – video report

The US consulate general in Chengdu was closed on Monday as Chinese authorities entered through the front entrance to take over the premises. China ordered the closure in response to Washington's order for the Chinese consulate in Houston to be shut. Flag lowered at US consulate in Chengdu as China takes control Continue reading...
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Chinese authorities take over closed US consulate in Chengdu

The American flag was lowered at the US consulate in Chengdu on Monday and Chinese authorities entered the building as Beijing carried out a Cold War-style retaliatory closure of the mission. Relations have deteriorated in recent weeks in an intensifying standoff between Washington and Beijing, with the Chengdu mission ordered to shut in retaliation for the forced closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas. Beijing confirmed that the consulate had closed at 10:00 am (0200 GMT) on Monda...
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U.S.-China relations hit low point amid consulate closures

The forced closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston and China’s response to shutter the U.S. Consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu have highlighted rising tensions between the world’s largest economies.
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US flag lowered at dawn as consulate in Chengdu closes

• See streets of Chengdu as consulate closes
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Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

In the latest escalation, a U.S. consulate in Chengdu in southwestern China shuttered Monday, ordered by China to close in retaliation for the U.S. shutting down its consulate in Houston last week. With the U.S. presidential campaign heating up, all bets are that relations with China will only get worse. Both countries already have suffered heavy losses in a tariff war that erupted in 2018 over Beijing’s technology ambitions and trade surplus.
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Chinese authorities take control of US consulate in Chengdu

Chinese authorities took control of the former U.S. consulate in Chengdu on Monday amid rising tensions between the global powers.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chengdu: US leaves consulate amid row with China

China's decision to close the US mission came after the US shut China's consulate in Houston.
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US consulate in Chengdu officially shuts in retaliation for Houston closure

The American flag over the US consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu was lowered at dawn on Monday, as the diplomatic mission officially closed amid worsening relations between Beijing and Washington.
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US consulate in Chengdu officially shuts in retaliation for Houston closure

The United States consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu officially closed on Monday morning, amid worsening relations between Beijing and Washington.
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Chengdu: US leaves consulate in China as deadline passes

China's decision to close the US mission came after the US shut China's consulate in Houston.
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US diplomats to leave consulate in Chengdu in tit-for-tat closures

China's decision to close the US mission came after the US shut China's consulate in Houston.
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Consulate closures an inflection point in China-US relations

In the more than 40 years since China and the U.S. established formal diplomatic relations, accusations have been traded, tensions have risen and fallen and the two sides have come dangerously close to outright confrontation. Mistrust and rancor surrounding disputes over alleged technology theft, national security, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea are now the main drivers in a relationship that had long sought to compartmentalize such issues to prevent them from impeding ...
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Flag lowered at US consulate in Chengdu as China takes control

Area locked down on Monday ahead of official 10am handover, a day after crowds gathered to watch US officials prepare to leaveThe US flag has been lowered at the US consulate in Chengdu, before the Chinese foreign ministry announced the diplomatic outpost was officially closed at 10am.China on Friday ordered the closure in response to Washington’s order for the Chinese consulate in Houston to be shut. Continue reading...
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Crowds wave Chinese flags and take selfies as US consulate closes in Chengdu

Heavy police presence in Chengdu suppresses protests or celebrations as flag is lowered at diplomatic outpostLocal residents in Chengdu flocked to the US consulate on Sunday, taking selfies and waving Chinese flags, as officials prepared to remove its official plaque just days after Washington and Beijing each ordered the other to close a diplomatic mission.On Sunday, a constant stream of onlookers in the city of 16.5 million people flowed past the consulate, many taking photos. On Monday mornin...
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Curious onlookers flock to closed US consulate in China

Taking selfies and waving Chinese flags curious locals flocked to the US consulate in Chengdu Sunday as officials prepared to remove its official plaque just days after Washington and Beijing ordered each other to close one of their diplomatic missions. Tensions between the two countries over trade and the coronavirus rose another notch on Tuesday when the US ordered China’s consulate in Texas closed, saying it was a hub of espionage and intellectual property theft. The measures however didn’t...
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Staff clear US Chengdu consulate as China's closure deadline looms

Security remains tight outside as crowds gather and relations between China and US worsenStaff at the US consulate in Chengdu have been making final efforts to clear the premises before Monday closure ordered by Beijing as relations with Washington continue to worsen.Security remained tight outside the facility on Sunday, as onlookers shared space with dozens of uniformed and plainclothes police opposite the entrance. Continue reading...
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Staff leaving U.S. Chengdu consulate under high security as deadline looms

Staff of the U.S. consulate in Chengdu made final efforts to clear the premises on Sunday as security remained tight outside, ahead of a Monday closure ordered by Beijing as China-U.S. relations continue to worsen. Consulate closures in Houston and Chengdu have escalated a sharp deterioration in ties between the world's two biggest economies, which were already their worst in decades amid disputes over trade and technology, the COVID-19 pandemic, China's territorial claims in the South China Se...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Houston, Chengdu, South China Sea, Hong Kong Police


US consulate in China readies for closure as diplomatic row rages

Workers removed the US insignia from the consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday, one day after Beijing ordered its closure as relations deteriorated in a Cold War-style standoff. The Chengdu mission was ordered shut in retaliation for the forced closure of Beijing's consulate in Houston, Texas, with both sides alleging the other had endangered national security. The deadline for the Americans to exit Chengdu remained unclear, but AFP reporters saw a worker on a small crane removi...
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US push for global alliance against China hampered by years of 'America first'

Beijing is flexing its muscles on multiple fronts but Trump’s retreat from world leadership leaves it ill-placed to helm a fightbackThe confrontation between the US and China is gathering pace with each passing week. In the past few days, the Chinese consulate in Houston has been shuttered amid allegations it was a spy hub, and the US mission in the south-western city of Chengdu was closed in retaliation, on similar grounds.The FBI has started arresting Chinese researchers at US universities wit...
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US push for global alliance against China hampered by years of 'America first'

Beijing is flexing its muscles on multiple fronts but Trump’s retreat from world leadership leaves it ill-placed to helm a fightbackThe confrontation between the US and China is gathering pace with each passing week. In the past few days, the Chinese consulate in Houston has been shuttered amid allegations it was a spy hub, and the US mission in the south-western city of Chengdu was closed in retaliation, on similar grounds.The FBI has started arresting Chinese researchers at US universities wit...
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Oil prices edge lower on U.S.-China tensions - Reuters

Oil prices edge lower on U.S.-China tensions - Reuters:Oil prices edged lower on Friday, pressured by tensions between the United States and China, but some supportive economic data in Europe tempered losses.Brent crude futures fell 13 cents to $43.18 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. EDT (1519 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 5 cents to $41.02 a barrel.Both benchmarks were on track for a modest weekly rise.China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Che...
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