November 15, 2019

How Donald Trump’s tweets outgunned China’s heavy media weapons in the trade war publicity battle

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By Jun Mai, William Zheng From South China Morning Post China is losing the publicity battle in its trade war with the United States, as its propaganda apparatus fails to respond to information challenges, according to analysts. Beijing’s decades-long preference for secrecy over transparency was not able to keep up as US officials including US […]

Australia’s top cyber spy says Chinese tech is too good to be allowed near its key infrastructure

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By Christian Edwards From Business Insider Australia’s chief cyber spy says Chinese telecoms are a threat to critical infrastructure and that’s why they were banned from Canberra’s growing 5G network. That news may not come as a surprise to China, but the Ministry of Commerce and the Global Times expressed some shock, confusion, and hurt […]

Chinese woman kills herself and children after husband ‘fakes death’

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From BBC A man in China whose wife killed herself and their two children after he allegedly faked his own death for an insurance payout has given himself up to police. The 34-year-old was presumed dead after a car he borrowed was found in a river, though his body was never recovered. He did not […]

US trade protectionism threatens to hurt its influence in Caribbean ‘backyard’

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By Hu Weijia From Global Times The US has been unable to hinder China’s presence in the Caribbean region, which to some extent has long been seen as the US’ backyard. Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela was quoted by Reuters as saying that the country is considering building a passenger train to Costa Rica with […]