China deploying troll army to save face over Hong Kong

Thousands co-opted into propaganda offensive on social media. PORTSWIGGER.NET The ongoing protests in Hong Kong pose a threat to China’s reputation, prompting the Chinese Communist Party to deploy a workforce of thousands in a propaganda counter-offensive. The Chinese government responded to the protests from June onwards with a large-scale psychological operation designed to alter Western perception and to save face in front of the world, according to a new study threat intelligence firm...
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Pompeo urges resistance to China’s demands to repatriate Uighurs

The enemy of my enemy is my friend? One day those silent about these tactics will become more vocal about the Chinese threat to the US when these tactics prepare arrive on our mainland. I have warned for over ten years of a plot I believe is aimed at abducting American women during or after war time, that is world war 3. (website admin) ALJAZERRA  US secretary of state says Beijing's campaign in Xinjiang is not about fighting 'terrorism' but 'erasing' its citizens. US Secretary of State Mi...
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General: Iran, Russia, China to hold naval drills soon

Iranian, Russian and Chinese military forces will conduct joint naval drills in the international waters of the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman “in the near future”, an Iranian general said on Saturday. TEHRAN TIMES “The drills pursue various objectives, namely sharing tactical and military experiences, but they can be political as well and are indicative of some kind of convergence among the participants,” said Brigadier General Ghadir Nezami, head of the international and diplomatic affai...
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A FedEx pilot was arrested by Chinese authorities

A FedEx pilot was recently detained by Chinese authorities in Guangzhou, a city in southern mainland China. CNN.COM It's the latest in an escalating conflict between the shipping company and the Chinese government. The Hong Kong-based pilot, Todd Hohn, was trying to board a commercial flight home after making a delivery to mainland China, when he was arrested after a luggage search, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing a family lawyer for Hohn. FedEx (FDX) spokesperson Da...
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China is using LinkedIn to Spy on Americans

I knew something seemed strange about all those fake bot friend requests from asia on my linkedin page which is why I closed it months ago. NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO One of America's most recent espionage cases started with a friendly hello over the Internet. It ended with a jury in Virginia finding former CIA officer Kevin Mallory guilty of spying for China. The Mallory case — a rare counterintelligence investigation to go to trial — provides a lesson in how Chinese spies use social media to...
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Solar Cycle 25 and the Possible Geopolitical Impact

WorldWar0.com Im a independent thinker taking a look at the changes in the Sun utilizing both scientific studies but other clues as well such as my own personal experiences and sensitivity itself to the changes in our reality. Im not a expert yet Im also clarifying the uniqueness of the position im talking on how the global powers that be use the solar cycle against us – this is my own working thesis still in evolution but a seed sprouted over a decade ago. I’m also looking at how we might c...
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China denies US accusations of South China Sea missile tests

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST US official says China appeared to have tested multiple anti-ship ballistic missiles over the weekend. China’s Defence Ministry on Friday denied US accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the missile launch was “disturbing” and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would...
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China’s propaganda spreads beyond its borders via Facebook groups

Facebook groups with thousands of members are helping to build public support for China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative in English-speaking countries, including Australia. THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD The groups publicise stories around China’s plan for global economic integration while criticising the Western rule-based order, sometimes using Russian-backed media. The group 21SilkRoad, which includes Australians, shares a mix of news and material linked to Russia’s global propaganda ...
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Acting Defense chief Shanahan vows U.S. will no longer ‘tiptoe’ around Chinese behavior in Asia

In his first major speech on the international stage, Shanahan denounced China's efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea. NBC NEWS Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan blasted China in a speech to national security leaders in Singapore on Saturday. In his first major speech on the international stage, Shanahan denounced China's efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in th...
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China accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’ as trade war tensions escalate

China accused the Trump administration of committing "economic terrorism" on Thursday, escalating its war of words with the United States amid rising trade tensions between the two countries. CNN The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the White House had "brought huge damage to the economy of other countries and the US itself," spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing on Thursday. Lu described US trade policy as "typical economic terrorism, economic hegemonism, and economic unilater...
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Scientists in China develop ultra-long range AI camera that can photograph subjects from 28 MILES away

DAILY MAIL According to researchers the technology has broad surveillance applications. Chinese researchers have developed a new camera technology that can render human sized-subjects as far as 28 miles away. According to a paper from researcher Zheng-Ping Li published in the open source journal ArXiv, the camera technology can cut through smog and other pollution using a mixture of laser imaging and advanced AI software. While LIDAR technology, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging...
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Made in China 2025 Plan Still Controversial in the West

IOTWORLDTODAY.COM Chinese politicians may have scaled back references to Made in China 2025, but the initiative continues to concern Western manufacturers and governments. We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours.” —John of Salisbury, 12th-century English author and philosopher ...
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China says it will increase its military presence in Africa

China is looking to strengthen defense engagement with African countries, adding to its economic and commercial profile on the continent. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY CNBC For decades, China's presence in Africa has largely focused on economic, commercial and peacekeeping activities. Now, Beijing is building on that by establishing greater military links to protect its national assets on the continent and gain greater geopolitical influence. The People's Liberation Army conducts regular joint ...
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China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens

Most Americans view the 2nd Amendment and gun ownership as enough of a defense against a Chinese military invasion but how will firearms ALONE stand up against a robot army coming from the air long after the SHTF? THE FOLLOW REPORT HAS BEEN  PUBLISHED BY CNET  Look! Up there! A pretty little bird gliding majestically through the sky, encapsulating the beauty of na -- oh wait. It's a high-tech surveillance drone. Over recent years, more than 30 Chinese military and government agencies have bee...
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Chinese retaliatory tariffs aim to hit Trump in his electoral base

The president has claimed that trade wars are ‘easy to win’ but Beijing and the EU plan to hit back against states that elected him. THE GUARDIAN Washington’s penchant for brandishing “big sticks” will come back to haunt it, China Daily, official organ of the Chinese government, warned on Friday as trade tensions between the two countries continued to fray. And China, and the EU, have identified just where that haunting will begin: in America’s heartland. For Donald Trump, the threat of a...
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