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Japan discovers massive Rare Earth Mineral deposits, threatening China's Monopoly

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A discovery of rare earth minerals found off the coast of Japan has the potential to transform the global economy – and severely impact China’s hold on the market. The deep-sea mud is riddled with ‘rare-earth elements and yttrium’ (REY) which are instrumental in the technological industries that drive the global economy. “Applications of REY span a wide range, including hybrid vehicles,... 

China voices support for Russia on Syria, holds naval drills against USA

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Following a massive missile attack launched by the US and its allies against Syria, it appears that Beijing is moving to make its opinion on the matter known via a show of strength in the Pacific. One of the key goals of the upcoming Chinese naval drills scheduled to be held in the Taiwan Strait is a show of support for Russia over the latter’s standoff against the United States in Syria, the South... 

China condemns US-led airstrikes in Syria, calls for restraint and dialogue

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China opposes military action in Syria and instead urges diplomacy to solve the political crisis, according to a foreign ministry response in the wake of US-led airstrikes. US, UK and French jets launched airstrikes on Syria early Saturday after accusations that forces commanded by President Bashar Assad carried out a chemical attack in Douma last week. The Syrian government has denied using such... 

Another Chinese Man Imprisoned for Industrial Espionage in US

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A Chinese national—and US legal permanent resident—Weiqiang Zhang (51) has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for plotting to steal samples of a variety of rice seeds from a Kansas biopharmaceutical research facility in what is only the latest case of Chinese industrial espionage against the West. According to a statement issued by the US Department of Justice, the US company Ventria invested... 

USA presses China to take their garbage back

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China, produces a lot of cheap low quality stuff that you either use one time or just a couple times after they malfunction and end up thrown to garbage. With China producing the majority of stuff today, mostly carrying the label “Made in China” it is only normal and natural for China to take their garbage back. So basically Europe and America are getting double scammed by the Chinese,... 

China slaps US with up to 25% bigger import tariffs in trade war retaliation

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Beijing is hiking up tariffs on more than 128 US imports, including fruit and pork, as part of a tit-for-tat response to US President Donald Trump’s $60 billion package of tariffs imposed against China. The additional fares, which range from 15 to 25 percent, are taking effect on Monday, the Chinese Finance Ministry said on their website. It added that the measure, aimed at “safeguarding China’s... 

Hordes of Chinese Smartphone Models Infected With Built-In Viruses

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The Russian cyber security segment isn’t standing still as more and more concerns are voiced over reported vulnerabilities in today’s cutting-edge gadgets. Employees at the Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web have come to believe that roughly 45 smartphone models have seen viruses installed in them at the manufacturing stage. This could have an adverse effect on thousands of smartphone users... 

US Congressman Complains Russian, Chinese Hypersonic Arms Way Too Strong

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The US military has admitted that the United States is lagging behind Russia and China when it comes to hypersonic weapons development, according to The Hill. “Right now we are helpless,” Republican US Senator James Inhofe, who sits on the Armed Services Committee, was quoted by The Hill as saying. He was echoed by Thomas Karako from the Center for Strategic and International Studies,... 

Trump starts Tariff Trade War with China, Beijing vows Retaliation

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The Trump administration plans to impose tariffs worth as much as $60 billion on Chinese products as early as this week to punish Beijing for what the U.S. perceives as intellectual property theft from American businesses, according to two people familiar with the matter. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is leading an investigation into China’s treatment of intellectual property, and... 

Chinese angry with Black movies, massively vote down Black Panther

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Black Panther, a film about a fictional land untouched by whites known as Wakanda, has in the west enjoyed moderate protection from anyone attempting to negatively criticise it. For example, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes vowed to block “anyone who is planning to negatively impact the “Black Panther” fan score out of hate”. Unfortunately for purveyors of tolerance, the Chinese didn’t... 

Australian Defense Depart to Phase Out Chinese Smartphones

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The Australian Department of Defense has announced that they will no longer be using any phones from a pair of Chinese phone manufacturers that have both been accused of allowing the Chinese government to conduct espionage through their products. The companies in question are Huawei, the third-largest phone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple, and ZTE. Australia’s DoD announced... 

Russia overtakes China in gold reserves race to end US dollar dominance

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The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) boosted its holdings of gold by almost 20 metric tons last month, with reserves reaching 1,857 tons. It has increased its holdings every month since March 2015. Russia is now among the top five gold holders after surpassing China, which reportedly holds 1,843 tons. Over the last 15 years, Moscow and Beijing have been aggressively accumulating gold reserves to cut their... 

Fearing Spying, US Intelligence Warns Against Using Chinese Smartphones

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US intelligence leaders have publicly warned US citizens not use smartphones made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, as those companies are ”beholden to foreign governments,” and they fear those companies’ products could be used for espionage, information theft or foreign influence. During much-touted testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC) on Tuesday, the leaders of the US... 

Chinese Police Begin Using Facial Recognition Sunglasses to Find Suspects

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Police in China have begun using sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology in order to locate wanted suspects. The new tool, given to officers in Central China’s Henan Province, has reportedly led to the arrest of more than 30 people at the Zhengzhou East Railway Station since Thursday. According to China News Service, the country’s second largest state-owned news agency, seven kidnapping... 

US to send thousands of troops to Asia to counter China

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The Pentagon reportedly plans a “major muscle movement” from the Middle East to East China, with thousands of extra Marines to be deployed. The goal is to “persuade Pacific nations to stand with the US” and not China. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US plans to boost its military presence in the East Pacific with rotating deployment of Marine Expeditionary Units, or MEUs. An... 
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