A mobile security firm on Wednesday accused China of disseminating a fake application to Hong Kong protesters that could enable authorities to eavesdrop on their messages, the New York Times reports.
China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States.
Chinese authorities have detained or harassed dozens of activists this week who expressed support for the protests in Hong Kong, including some who simply posted messages of solidarity online.
The activist group Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) reports that several Chinese dissidents were detained or questioned by police on Monday and Tuesday as the demonstrations in Hong Kong swelled.
The United States risks emboldening China’s suppression of restive minorities and disaffected regions under its sway unless officials take tougher measures to condemn Beijing’s actions toward Hong Kong, experts and Chinese dissidents say.
Leading Chinese dissidents are urging the Obama administration to apply more pressure on China regarding its actions toward Hong Kong, arguing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Tuesday that only stern warnings from Washington will deter violent aggression from Beijing.
A prominent U.S. university has decided to suspend its relationship with a Chinese government-backed program that critics say is used by China to spread its propaganda abroad, as Beijing receives heightened scrutiny in the West over its response to mass protests in Hong Kong.
China has become the world’s premier developer and exporter of abusive equipment used for torture, according to a new report.
Chinese officials held closed-door talks in Washington last week with U.S. cyber security counterparts despite Beijing’s formal cutoff of talks on the subject following the federal indictment of Chinese military hackers.
“We exchanged views with Chinese counterparts on cyber issues in Washington last week,” a State Department official confirmed, adding, “We do not read out the contents of our private diplomatic exchanges.”
In a speech delivered last Friday at an international investment forum in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described in detail what he termed as Russia’s “pivot to Asia.”