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Hong Kong Tells Foreign Governments Not to Accept British National Overseas Passport

The political turmoil on the island of Hong Kong is getting more intense with time. In a new development that has caused a stir in international circles, the Hong Kong government expressed its disapproval of the usage of a British travel document. It asked as many as 14 countries not to accept the British National […]

UAE Strengthens Ties With China Through Sinopharm Vaccine – May Require Three Doses to be Effective

China is strengthening its ties to the U.A.E. by setting up mass production of the Sinopharm vaccine, which is already being widely used in the U.A.E.’s vaccination roll-out. Some of the U.A.E. residents who received two doses of Sinopharm are now being told to take the third dose, as it is uncertain whether two doses […]

Both Houses of Congress Revisit Bill to Confront China’s Forced Organ Harvesting

The 117th U.S. Congress has reintroduced a bipartisan bill to take on the crime of forced organ harvesting in Communist China. It was sponsored by senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Chris Coons (D-CT), as well as congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Tom Suozzi (D-NY). Though the Chinese Communist Party has admitted to harvesting the organs […]

UK Spy Agencies Putting Curbs on Chinese ‘Smart Cities’ Technology

Smart cities are urban areas that use different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data. Insights gained from that data are used to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently; in return, that data is used to improve the operations across the city. This includes data collected from citizens, devices, buildings, and assets that are then processed and analyzed […]

International Uyghur Community Targeted for Cyber-Espionage Through Facebook

Although Facebook has been banned in China, the company recently exposed hackers who used the social media platform to lure Uyghurs into downloading malicious software used for surveillance. According to Facebook’s Mike Dvilyanski, Head of Cyber Espionage Investigations, and Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy, hackers “targeted activists, journalists and dissidents predominantly among Uyghurs from […]

Taiwan and US Announce New Coast Guard Pact

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Thursday, March 25 that it will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United States on a new Coast Guard pact. American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen, who was appointed to lead the de facto U.S. embassy in 2018, was joined by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu […]

In First Press Conference, Biden Aims To Check China’s Ambitions

U.S. President Joe Biden held the first formal news conference of his presidency on March 25, taking questions in the East Room of the White House on a range of topics, including immigration, the Senate filibuster, and China. Biden said he would prevent China from passing the United States to become the most powerful country in the […]

Senior NATO Official in Estonia Convicted of Spying for China

In September last year, a senior NATO official arrested for spying on behalf of China was recently convicted. The spy, an Estonian military defense scientist, named Tarmo Kouts, is a popular figure among the country’s scientific community and is an oceanography expert.  An Estonian court sentenced him to three years in prison and seized €17,000 […]

Trade Weaponization and China

Using trade as a weapon is not a new tactic for countries wishing to cause economic losses to their opponents. Furthermore, the practice has become increasingly apparent today, as we have seen with the rise of production in China. A recent report issued by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2020 defines […]

Beijing-Linked Hacking Group Behind Attack on Finnish Parliament, Chinese Students May be Spies

Finnish Security and Intelligence Service, known by the abbreviation Supo, recently revealed that hacker group APT31 was possibly responsible for the country’s Parliament’s IT networks’ cyberattack during autumn 2020. The group, which is said to have ties to the Chinese communist regime, wanted to hack into the Parliament’s IT systems. However, the agency did not […]

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