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China arrests over 1000 for using cryptocurrency to help launder proceeds of phone scams

As local search engines stop providing results on crypto-keywords China’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has reached a new crescendo, with the nation’s Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday proclaiming it has arrested over 1000 people and shut down 170 gangs that provided crypto-linked money-laundering services.…
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Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 1,100 People in Crypto Crime Crackdown

Chinese authorities are upping their crackdown on all things crypto by arresting more than 1,100 people suspected of using these digital tokens for money laundering. The news comes courtesy of a Wednesday Wechat post from China’s Ministry of Public Security, which oversees law enforcement throughout the country. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, China, Fraud, Software, Bitcoin, Xi Jinping, WeChat, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Money Laundering, Digital Currencies, Ministry of Public Security, Bitcoin Network, Payment Systems


China says it arrested over 1,100 suspects and busted 170 criminal gangs in a crypto-related money-laundering crackdown

Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images China arrested more than 1,100 suspects on charges of money laundering using cryptocurrency. Criminal clients paid up to 5% commission for conversion of dirty money into crypto, it said. The country banned financial institutions from offering crypto services about a month ago. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Police in China arrested more than 1,100 people suspected of using cryptocurrencies to launder money acquired throu...
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Xiaomi is already working on the Mi Car, the electric car that will rival the Apple Car

This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine translations can generate errors or inaccuracies; we will continue the work to improve these translations. You can find the original version here.Xiaomi already entered the car business with the launch of its own SUV under the Redmi brand, a project that was carried out through crowdfunding and in collaboration with other companies and that was also a surprise, since it was the f...
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Vietnam journalists who criticised government jailed for 'spreading propaganda'

The journalists were convicted at one-day trial and sentenced to between 11 and 15 years in jailA court in Vietnam has sentenced three freelance journalists known for their criticism of government to between 11 and 15 years in prison, after finding them guilty of spreading anti-state propaganda.Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan were convicted of “making, storing, spreading information, materials, items for the purpose of opposing the state” at a one-day trial in Ho Chi Minh C...
Tags: Media, World news, Asia Pacific, Press freedom, Vietnam, Ministry of Public Security, Chi Minh City, Pham Chi Dung Nguyen Tuong Thuy, Le Huu Minh Tuan


TikTok, WeChat and the growing digital divide between the U.S. and China

Over the past decade, the dynamic between Chinese and United States tech companies has undergone dramatic shifts. Once seen as a promising market for American companies, that narrative flipped as China’s tech innovation and investment power became increasingly evident, and the expanding reach of the Chinese Communist Party’s cybersecurity regulations fueled concerns about data privacy. For years, however, there still seemed to be room for a flow of ideas between the two countries. But that promi...
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Donald Trump is losing his tech war with China

President Donald Trump with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after signing "phase one" of the US-China trade agreement at the White House, January 15, 2020. Reuters The Trump administration has tried to mount a full-court press on China, ramping up its anti-China rhetoric and increasing their military, economic, and diplomatic pressure on Beijing.But the US is losing to China in two important areas — economics and technology — and it's a change that has been a long time coming, writes author and...
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Former PetroVietnam chairman charged with failure of Phú Thọ ethanol project

In Vietnam, Malaysia’s Star newspaper reports that the former chairman of PetroVietnam along with nine alleged accomplices are being charged over negligence surrounding the design, procurement and partial implementation of the ethanol project in Phú Thọ. The Ministry of Public Security says the contractors hired to undertake the project were not qualified and the project was eventually halted in 2013 after incurring more than $23.4 million in losses to government coffers. The former chairman ha...
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China Sentences Ex-Interpol Chief Meng to 13.5 Years in Prison

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.A Chinese court sentenced former Interpol President Meng Hongwei to 13.5 years in prison, more than a year after he went missing during a visit to his home country.Meng previously pleaded guilty to charges that he accepted bribes of 14.5 million yuan ($2.1 million) between 2005 and 2017. China had earlier removed him from his government post as vice public security minister over vio...
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Vietnam jails another Facebook user as dissent crackdown intensifies

A court in Vietnam sentenced a Facebook user to six years in prison on Tuesday for a series of posts he made on the social media platform that the Southeast Asian country's government said were "anti-state". Despite sweeping economic reform and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam's ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate criticism, and its dissent crackdown has shown signs of intensifying recently. Nguyen Chi Vung, 38, was accused of "making and sp...
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Vietnam receives documents from UK on truck victims

Vietnam's government said Monday that it has received from British authorities documents on four of the people found dead in the back of a truck in England last week to help determine whether they are Vietnamese. The documents were handed over to Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security and will be used to help identify the victims, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Thanh Son was cited by the VNExpress news website as saying. British police initially believed the victims were Chinese, but later acknow...
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[DSE Vietnam 2019] SVN-88 Less Lethal Pistol and Riot Control Weapons

This year, Vietnam had its first large international defense exhibition, DSE Vietnam 2019. The expo was located in Hanoi downtown, next to all the museums and government buildings, just a two-minute walk Vietnam Ministry of Public Security. Not surprisingly, the Ministry of Public Security had the largest booth at the exhibition, where they showcased some […] Read More … The post [DSE Vietnam 2019] SVN-88 Less Lethal Pistol and Riot Control Weapons appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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China plans to restrict visas for U.S. visitors with 'anti-China' links

China is planning tighter visa restrictions for U.S. nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar U.S. restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. China's Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ability of anyone employed, or sponsored, by U.S. intelligence services and human rights groups to travel to China.
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China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times – report

Kunxun was cloned from a police sniffer dog in Beijing but cost of process remains an obstacle Scientists in south-west China’s Yunnan province have reportedly cloned what they called the “Sherlock Holmes of police dogs” in a programme they hope will help cut training times and costs for police dogs.The dog, named Kunxun, was cloned from a police sniffer dog by the Beijing-based Sinogene Biotechnology Company and the Yunnan Agricultural University, with support from the Ministry of Public Securi...
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China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times: state media

Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan province have cloned what they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs" in a program they hope will help cut training times and costs for police dogs, state media reported on Wednesday. The dog, named Kunxun, was cloned from a police sniffer dog by the Beijing-based Sinogene Biotechnology Company and the Yunnan Agricultural University, with support from the Ministry of Public Security, the state-owned tabloid Global Times reported. Sinogene is hoping t...
Tags: Science, China, Beijing, Sherlock Holmes, Global Times, Ministry of Public Security, Yunnan province, Sinogene, Kunxun, Sinogene Biotechnology Company, Yunnan Agricultural University, Zhao Jianping


Vietnam arrests 2 ex-ministers suspected of mismanagement

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese officials said Saturday that they have arrested two former information ministers suspected of mismanaging state investment capital, as the authorities toughen their crackdown on corruption. The Ministry of Public Security said on its website that the People’s Supreme Procuracy approved prosecution orders against Truong Minh Tuan, former minister of information […]
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China uses DNA tech to spy on people. Yale geneticist and a U.S. biotech helped.

“The Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.” This is a heck of a story about how genetic surveillance, powered by American know-how, is being used to oppress the Muslim minority Uighur population and others in China, from the New York Times. The Uighur people of China are mostly Muslim, and China does awful things to make them comply with state rule. More than a million people, many Uig...
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China Freezes $1.5 Billion of P2P Assets in Intensified Probe

Codenamed ‘Fox Hunt,’ the operation spanned 16 countries and regions including Thailand and Cambodia and led to the arrests of 62 suspects implicated in Chinese P2P frauds since June, China’s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on Sunday. While a lack of oversight contributed to a ballooning in P2P loans, the sector has come in for special scrutiny under President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on financial risk. Some P2P companies are attracting investors by promising high interest rates ...
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China reportedly made an app to show people if they're standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive 'social credit' policy

A province in northern China developed an app that will tell users if they are within a 500-meter radius of someone who is in debt, state media said. It's called a "map of deadbeat debtors," the China Daily state-run newspaper reported. It hopes to get citizens to monitor the so-called debtors, and report them to authorities if they seem "capable of paying their debts." It's part of China's invasive "social credit" system, which aims to judge a person's trustworthiness. People have alre...
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Crisis Group says no word from China on detained Canadian employee

ICG, a policy forum focused on conflict resolution, said in a statement sent to Reuters Kovrig was detained by state security officials in Beijing on Monday night. Neither China's Foreign Ministry nor Ministry of Public Security has responded to requests for comment. China's Ministry of State Security has no publicly available contact details.
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China gave foreign countries and journalists seminars on how to restrict online speech and unflattering news reports

China has been hosting seminars for foreign countries and journalists on how to clamp down on online speech and writing positive news about China's economic policies, Freedom House reported. They include courses on President Xi Jinping's views on patriotism and tours of companies that monitor negative public opinion in the country. Many of them catered to countries that are part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, a massive infrastructure project that aims to link 70 countries around the worl...
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Chinese Police Get Power To Inspect ISPs

China has issued a new regulation setting out wide-ranging police powers to inspect internet service providers and users, as the government tightens its grip on the country's heavily restricted cyberspace. Local media reports: Under the new rule, effective from November 1, central and local public security authorities can enter the premises of all companies and entities that provide internet services and look up and copy information considered relevant to cybersecurity. The regulation was issued...
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China silent as French police probe disappearance of Interpol chief

"France is puzzled about the situation of Interpol's president and concerned about the threats made to his wife," the ministry said. China has not commented officially on Meng's disappearance and there was no mention of him in official media on Saturday. China's Ministry of Public Security did not immediately respond to a faxed request for comment.
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Israel Liberalizes Firearms Licensing Regime and Iraq Reexamines Gun Control

Opinion Israel Liberalizes Firearms Licensing Regime and Iraq Reexamines Gun Control Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- A pair of Middle East countries is reexamining their approaches to gun control. Earlier this month, Israel moved forward with it's previously announced plans to make firearms more widely available to the civilian population. In nearby Iraq, the government has shifted policy to allow for Iraqi civilians to legally acquire firearms for self-defense.Last month, Israeli newspaper Ha...
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China nabs 26 suspected tomb robbers, recovers valuable relics

China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday. China's official Xinhua news agency said experts believe many of the items recovered are of "tremendous historical value" as they show cultural interactions between the East and the West during the early days of the Tang Dynasty, which lasted from 619-907 A.D. The suspects are said to have illegally excavate...
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Caffeine boost: Makers of battery-powered coffee mixture arrested in Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese police have arrested five people suspected of using battery chemicals to dye waste coffee beans, the Ministry of Public Security's online newspaper, Cong An Nhan Dan, said on Tuesday, apparently passing the mixture off as black pepper.
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Huge numbers of job postings in China specify ‘men only’ or dictate women’s appearance

Gender discrimination may be a hot-button issue here in the U.S., but we don’t have a monopoly on the practice by a long shot. A new report from Human Rights Watch highlights widespread and blatant discrimination in Chinese job descriptions, despite its ostensibly being illegal there. In fact, the highest incidence rates were found in government jobs. The report looked at 36,000 job descriptions posted in the last few years, including 2017 and 2018 listings for civil service and government jobs....
Tags: Startups, Asia, Government, China, Diversity, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Talent, Human Rights Watch, Hiring, Ministry of Public Security, Personnel


Sexist job ads discriminate against women in China — even specifying applicants' required height, weight, and facial structure

Many job ads in China openly discriminate against women according to research from Human Rights Watch, which analyzed 36,000 job ads from the last five years and found ads regularly list a preference for men or put unfair demands on female applicants. While many jobs state "men only" or "men preferred," jobs open to women were found to list height, weight, facial appearance, marital status, motherhood, and manly demeanor as requirements. Tech giants Alibaba and Baidu posted ads that excluded w...
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Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

Beijing police began testing facial-recognition glasses last week. They appear to be similar to those first used by police in a Henan railway station last month. China is drastically increasing its facial recognition technology, and hopes to eventually be able to identify any citizen within three seconds. The highly-policed region of Xinjiang serves as a warning to the rest of the country about potential surveillance measures to come. Police on the outskirts of Beijing are using facial-recog...
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Vietnam says ex-top police official organized gambling ring

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested a senior police official suspected of involvement in an international gambling ring as the ruling Communist Party pushes its crackdown on graft. The Ministry of Public Security said on its website that the arrest order had been issued Sunday for Nguyen Thanh Hoa, former head of a […]
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