Tag: "china"

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What is a common-crime charge? Or, How to lock people up without International pressure

What is a common-crime charge? Or, How to lock people up without International pressure

China hits activists with common-crime charges Source: DIDI TANG Author: Associated Press In prosecuting the country’s political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics. Beijing is increasingly using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers as nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion […]

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China concerned about US hypocrisy – Hacking of Huawei Networks

China concerned about US hypocrisy – Hacking of Huawei Networks

U.S. to China: We Hacked Your Internet Gear We Told You Not to Hack The headline news is that the NSA has surreptitiously “burrowed its way into nearly all the security architecture” sold by the world’s largest computer networking companies, including everyone from U.S. mainstays Cisco and Juniper to Chinese giant Huawei. But beneath this […]

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Publicly Traded Tech Companies Could Have A Lawsuit In The Future

Publicly Traded Tech Companies Could Have A Lawsuit In The Future

Shareholder Suit Accuses IBM of Concealing an Anti-Snowden Backlash in China Here’s a new twist on the whole NSA spying controversy that continues to unfold: Shareholder lawsuits against companies that suffer sales declines in international markets as suspicion of American tech companies grows overseas. A Louisiana pension fund sued IBM in a federal court in […]

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Red Curtain now more capitalist?

Red Curtain now more capitalist?

China promises bigger role for free market Economic overhaul will ‘deepen reforms,’ Communist party says China’s leaders finished a closely watched policy meeting Tuesday with a promise to give market forces a bigger role in the country’s state-dominated economy but failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model. In a report after […]

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China Tightens Consumer Laws

China Tightens Consumer Laws

China’s consumer law to curb multinationals’ double standards: expert China’s newly revised consumer rights law, which tightens the liability of businesses, may help prevent multinationals from applying double standards on Chinese consumers, said a legal expert here on Tuesday. The revision to the law on consumer rights and interests was adopted by China’s top legislature […]

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Freedoms & GDP – How World Economies Rank

Freedoms & GDP – How World Economies Rank

The multipolar challenge to free expression As emerging markets command influence on the international stage, Saul Estrin and Kirsty Hughes look at the impact on economics, politics and human rights The emergence of a multipolar world is opening up a range of economic, political and human rights debates about the changing world order. The growing economic and political weight of China […]

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Western Banks Stagnate, Eastern Banks Increase

Western Banks Stagnate, Eastern Banks Increase

ICBC tops world banks ranking: The Banker The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has moved from third to first place in The Banker’s Top World Banks ranking this year, on the back of a 15-percent increase in capital, announced The Banker, a global banking and finance service provider, on Monday. ICBC’s performance marks […]

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Dead River Pigs and Disease

Dead River Pigs and Disease

How a pandemic happens Here’s how it would happen. Children playing along an urban river bank would spot hundreds of grotesque, bloated pig carcasses bobbing downstream. Hundreds of miles away, angry citizens would protest the rising stench from piles of dead ducks and swans, their rotting bodies collecting by the thousands along river banks. And […]

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e-property inheritance China

e-property inheritance China

When an online shop owner dies E-commerce giant Taobao tries to resolve the prickly problem of who gets what In the e-commerce industry, a problem has recently arisen over the issue of management succession, or in some instances ownership, given the lack of quantifiable, fixed assets or laws for resolving disputes. The deaths of two […]

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NASA and China Espionage

NASA and China Espionage – 3/21/13

Lawmaker calls for NASA data review after scientist arrested NASA appears to have blocked public access to a server containing thousands of technical documents amidst charges by one US lawmaker over lapses of security involving a Chinese national who was hired as a contractor and was arrested while attempting to return to China. The developing […]

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China Income and Spending

China Income and Spending – 3/6/13

China bets on consumer-led growth to cure social ills China’s new rulers will focus on consumer-led growth to narrow the gap between rich and poor while taking steps to curb pollution and graft, the government said on Tuesday, tackling the main triggers for social unrest in the giant nation. Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao, speaking at […]

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China Cyber-Espionage – 2/27/13

Experts: China has hacked most of Washington Start asking security experts which powerful Washington institutions have been penetrated by Chinese cyberspies, and this is the usual answer: almost all of them. The list of those hacked in recent years includes law firms, think tanks, news organizations, human rights groups, contractors, congressional offices, embassies and federal […]

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China Slapped On The Wrist For Stealing Secrets

China Slapped On The Wrist For Stealing Secrets – 2/20/13

Cybersecurity: Experts Wonder If New Obama Order Goes Far Enough The New York Times’ publication of sensational charges by security contractor Mandiant about Chinese cyberattacks directed by a unit of the People’s Liberation Army led experts to note that the threat of cyberattacks is growing worldwide. Besides the New York Times Co. (NYSE:NYT), other companies, […]

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China caught with hand in the honey jar

China Caught With Hand In The Honey Jar – 2/20/13

In sting, US catches China with fingers in honey jar US officials said Wednesday they had mounted a sting operation against two major firms illegally importing honey from China and selling it on the American market, avoiding $180 million in anti-dumping duties. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) described the bust as “one of the […]

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China infiltrates U.S. Media

China infiltrates U.S. Media – 2/7/13

US media on edge after web attacks Experts detect military-style cyber raids on two of America’s biggest newspapers by Chinese hackers. There are growing fears about Chinese cyber attacks on Western media outlets after two of America’s largest newspapers said Chinese hackers had infiltrated their computer systems. Hours after the New York Times said Chinese […]

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Debt Collectors May Seek You Out Via Facebook

Facebook Helps Debt Collectors – 9/25/12

Debt Collectors May Seek You Out Via Facebook Evasive debtors with big social media presences make life easier for collection agencies Facebook is great for looking up that girl who stole your lunchbox in preschool. Being clever enough on Twitter can land you a book deal. And if you’re a debt collector, social media is […]

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Globalization and the Changing Face of Manufacturing - 7/13/12

Globalization and the Changing Face of Manufacturing – 7/13/12

Globalization and the Changing Face of Manufacturing When it comes to the state of manufacturing in the U.S., Mike Newkirk likes to quote hockey great Wayne Gretzky who said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Newkirk, Director of Industry and Supply Chain Solutions at SAS, uses […]