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Chinese Hackers Targeted a Dozen Oil Companies in U.S. Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and Greece: McAfee

Posted by Author on February 10, 2011


By Sara Yin, PC Magazine, Feb. 10, 2010-

Highly skilled hackers in China have been stealing information from Western oil and gas companies since at least November 2009, according to a white paper from McAfee.

The cybercriminals compromised servers in the United States and Netherlands to infiltrate oil, gas, and petrochemical companies in the United States, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and Greece. Roughly a dozen companies were penetrated, with five firms confirming the attacks, the report said.

McAfee has nicknamed the coordinated attacks “Night Dragon” for its Chinese origins. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s “hostile” audit raised Citi hackles: WikiLeaks

Posted by Author on February 9, 2011


By Susan Cornwell, WASHINGTON-

(Reuters) – China used its regulatory powers to scour the books of Citibank Shanghai in a “hostile” and “extraordinarily intrusive” 2007 audit that appeared primarily aimed at controlling Citi’s growth and uncovering its secrets to success, the bank’s top China executive at the time told U.S. officials.

The charges were contained in the cache of 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks that Reuters has reviewed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leaked French intelligence reports accuse China of industrial espionage by using prostitutes, fake job offers, false orders and work experience students

Posted by Author on February 1, 2011


Secret French intelligence reports have accused China of widespread industrial spying, including the use of prostitutes, fake job offers, false orders and work experience students.

The allegations come weeks after three executives at car maker Renault were fired after being accused of leaking details of a proposed electric car to unnamed Chinese recipients. They deny the accusation.

Confidential documents from the French secret services, leaked to Le Parisien, allege that China is showing “curiosity” in all the country’s economic sectors and claim it is “as big a threat as America” in terms of industrial spying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese prison-made goods enter Canada: report

Posted by Author on January 9, 2011


An Alberta company has been importing products made at a Chinese prison camp, according to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based Laogai Research Foundation.

Canada bans the importation of any goods made by prison labour, but the foundation, which raises public awareness about the Laogai — China’s extensive system of forced-labour prison camps — indicates prison-made goods are turning up in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Doctor warns medical community about China’s organ harvesting

Posted by Author on December 23, 2010


By Melissa Evans Staff Writer, Dec. 22, 2010 –

For Dr. Eric Jay Goldberg, an international organ transplant expert, the math doesn’t add up.

In the United States, those who need kidney transplants wait between three to five years for donor match to surface; for those who need a liver, the wait is about seven years.

But for paying customers, China will perform kidney transplants in a week, and can find a liver in about a month.

“You would have to have thousands and thousands of donors to satisfy that demand,” said Goldberg, who spoke Wednesday at a medical center in Torrance. “China can hardly account for that kind of supply.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook in China: Connecting with 1bn people – and the censors

Posted by Author on December 20, 2010


Social network chief Mark Zuckerberg photographed meeting boss of Chinese search engine Baidu in Beijing

Mark Zuckerberg thinks that China is not just a place where it would be nice to do business; it’s where the social network’s future must inevitably be found. “How can you connect the whole world if you leave out a billion people?” he asked in October.

And so he began his first visit to the country this week. Just as well it wasn’t a week ago, when China banned pictures of empty chairs as they were considered symbolic of those designated to activist Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel peace prize award ceremony in Oslo. Liu has been jailed in China for “inciting subversion of state power”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Regime Profits by Re-selling Cheap Venezuelan Oil

Posted by Author on December 18, 2010


Leaked diplomatic cables from February this year suggest Venezuelan officials are angry at Chinese companies. They said the companies bought their oil for cheap and made big profits by selling it to other countries.

The two countries began trading oil with much fanfare last year. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez proclaimed he wanted to triple his country’s oil exports to China to one million tons in five years. The two countries invested billions in joint development projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Antivirus Companies Create the Viruses They Kill

Posted by Author on December 12, 2010


By Li Ping, Epoch Times Staff, Dec 12, 2010-

A well-placed Chinese security official has been given a suspended death sentence for taking bribes in exchange for his role in an antivirus software fraud scheme.

Yu Bing, former director of the Internet monitoring department of Beijing’s Public Security Bureau, had his agency send out a “virus warning” telling the public to download software from the company Rising Antivirus, to combat a particular computer virus.

But that virus was itself devised by Rising Antivirus, who bribed Yu to send out an email to drum up business, according to a Dec. 2 First Financial Daily report. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Politburo a cabal of business empires- WikiLeaks

Posted by Author on December 6, 2010


By Peter Foster, Beijing, telegraph.co.uk, Dec. 6, 2010 –

The damning description of China’s secretive leadership machinations also described how the descendants of China’s Communist revolutionaries – known as “princelings” – derided officials from less august revolutionary backgrounds as mere “shopkeepers”.

The assessment of what motivates China’s opaque top-level decision-makers was relayed to Washington in July 2009 in one of the 250,000 cables published by the WikiLeaks website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tainted Milk Scandal Shows Danger of Seeking Justice in China

Posted by Author on November 22, 2010


By Huang Tianchen, Epoch Times Staff, Nov. 22, 2010 –

According to a joke, a tourist accidentally fell into a construction pit. He became enraged and told the tourist guide, “In our country, a red flag would have been put up wherever it’s dangerous, but yours doesn’t.” The tourist guide smiled and replied, “When you entered customs, didn’t you see a giant red flag fluttering in the wind, clearly giving you a five-star index warning?”

Unfortunately, in China today this is more of a daily reality than a joke. Read the rest of this entry »

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10 source of wealth of China’s Billionaires

Posted by Author on November 22, 2010


secretchina.com, Nov 21, 2010 –

In the last 30 years, many people have become billionaires in China. The source of their wealth has mainly been from the power of their family backgrounds and status. These sources are as follows:

1. Attract foreign investments as well as Chinese mainland overseas companies’ funds as foreign investment to invest back into China to earn commissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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US report slams ‘highly discriminatory’ China trade barriers

Posted by Author on November 17, 2010


WASHINGTON (AFP) — China is following “highly discriminatory” economic practices that favor domestic trade over foreign imports, an effort that harms the US economy, a commission reported to the US Congress Wednesday.

“Under the guise of fostering ‘indigenous innovation’ in its economy, the government of China appears determined to exclude foreigners from bidding on government contracts at the central, provincial, and local levels,” said Dan Slane, chairman of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

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Google urges western governments to challenge foreign internet censorship

Posted by Author on November 16, 2010


Josh Halliday, guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 16 November 2010 –

Google is urging western governments to challenge internet censorship in countries such as China, saying the economic implications of stifled trade will become more grave if nothing is done.

“More than 40 governments now engage in broad-scale restriction of online information, a tenfold increase from just a decade ago,” the US-based technology giant warns in a policy brief on internet trade restrictions published yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Outcry as China billionaire gets housing subsidy

Posted by Author on October 29, 2010


AFP, Oct 29, 2010 –

BEIJING — Internet mogul Ma Huateng is number nine on Forbes magazine’s list of the richest people in China, with a fortune of 4.4 billion dollars. But he gets 450 dollars a month in official housing subsidies.

Ma, 39, is the chairman of Hong Kong-listed Chinese web portal Tencent and has been deemed a “local leading talent” by the government in the southern boomtown of Shenzhen on the border with Hong Kong, where the company is based. Read the rest of this entry »

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Microsoft boss decries software piracy by China firms

Posted by Author on October 9, 2010


MADRID — Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Friday decried the use of pirated software by Chinese businesses.

“One of the things that has improved a lot around the world is business piracy, and yet when we look at China today business piracy is more extreme than consumer piracy,” he told a business forum in Madrid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Foxconn accused of exploiting workers in China: survey

Posted by Author on October 9, 2010


SHANGHAI — IT firm Foxconn faces renewed pressure over conditions at its factories after state media said Friday it had been accused of forcing staff in China to work excessive overtime while exploiting interns.

The results of a survey of employees at Foxconn come just months after a spate of suicides at the Taiwan company’s plants in China, including 10 at its Shenzhen facility which employs an estimated 400,000 workers.

Researchers questioned 1,736 workers at plants in nine cities and found they worked an average 83.2 hours overtime a month, more than twice the maximum 36 hours allowed under Chinese law, the China Business News said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nearly-completed residential building collapse kills eight workers in China

Posted by Author on October 4, 2010


AFP, Oct 3, 2010 –

BEIJING — A four-storey residential building under construction in northern China collapsed, killing eight workers and injuring three others, state media reported on Sunday.

The nearly-completed building collapsed in the city of Xian early Saturday and more than 300 rescue personnel worked until 3 am Sunday (1900 GMT Saturday) to free survivors, Xinhua news agency reported. Read the rest of this entry »

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AI Warns Drug Companies of China’s illegal practices of Organ Transplant

Posted by Author on October 2, 2010


The growing organ transplant industry in China has attracted investments of foreign pharmaceutical companies, specializing in organ transplant drugs. But a representative from Amnesty International in Switzerland says these companies need to consider more than just business when engaging with China because of the illegal practices taking place there.

[Danièle Gosteli, Economy & Human Rights, Amnesty International, Swiss Action]:
“Of course if an international company knowingly participates and continues to do so even with the knowledge of organ trade, this would have a very bad effect on its reputation.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Billionaires’ Dinner Sparks Debate About Social Responsibilities of China’s New Super-rich

Posted by Author on September 29, 2010


Tania Branigan in Beijing, guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 29 September 2010 –

It should have been the social event of the year. The setting was said to be a full-scale replica of the Château Lafite, complete with Greek statuary, a moat and its own wild duckpond. The hosts were world famous. The guestlist featured 50 of China’s richest business people.

Yet several billionaires snubbed Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – apparently fearful of demands to open their wallets at the charity-promoting banquet – and in doing so have provoked a debate about their apparent stinginess.

Critics argue that China’s new rich have ignored their social responsibilities in the rush for wealth. Among the most scathing is one of last night’s guests, Chen Guangbiao, who says Gates has inspired him to leave his fortune to charity when he dies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Donor nations ask why China gets billions in aid each year

Posted by Author on September 26, 2010


Detroit Free Press – Gillian Wong – ‎Sep 26, 2010‎ –

BEIJING — China  spent tens of billions of dollars on a dazzling 2008 Olympics. It has sent astronauts into space. It recently became the world’s second-largest economy.

Yet it gets more than $2.5 billion a year in foreign government aid — and, increasingly, taxpayers and lawmakers in donor countries are asking why.

With the global economic slowdown crimping government budgets, many countries are finding such generosity politically and economically untenable. China says it’s still a developing country in need of aid, while some critics argue that the money should go to poorer countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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IPhone Demand Outstrips Supply in China

Posted by Author on September 25, 2010


By OWEN FLETCHER, wsj.com, Sep. 25, 2010 –

BEIJING— China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. said its supply of Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4 handsets is insufficient to meet user demand but that it will increase its supply as quickly as possible. Sales of the model started at a much faster pace than when older versions of the iPhone went on sale in China last year.

Unicom had received more than 200,000 iPhone 4 preorders by early Saturday, the day sales started, and more than 40,000 buyers received the phone and a bundled mobile-service plan that day, Unicom said. By comparison, Unicom last year sold 100,000 iPhone handsets in roughly six weeks after officially introducing the devices in China in late October.

The latest version of Apple’s popular smartphone was widely awaited in China and could help Unicom attract more users to its third-generation mobile services, which are more expensive but offer faster data speeds than typical services. Unicom, the only network operator in China to offer the iPhone, is competing with rivals China Mobile Ltd. and China Telecom Corp. to build its 3G subscriber base.

An Apple spokeswoman said more iPhones will be available soon and that customers should check online or with local stores regarding availability…...(more details from Wall Street Journal)

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German fund manager worried about risk of China’s economic crash

Posted by Author on September 22, 2010


AFP, Sep. 22, 2010 –

FRANKFURT — The head of DWS, the biggest German investment fund, feels a Chinese crisis is the biggest threat to the global economy at present, he said in an interview to be published on Friday.

“The biggest risk to global financial markets is an economic slump in China,” Klaus Kaldemorgen told the magazine Capital.

“A crisis in China would be much more dangerous for the global economy now than a crisis in the United States,” he added.

Many observers are carefully watching US economic indicators for signs of a possible slide back into recession in the world’s biggest economy.

But Kaldemorgen said the Chinese real-estate market, which has boomed in recent years, was what worried him most. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hong Kong Businesspeople’s Recent Published Magazine Confiscated by Authorities in South China

Posted by Author on September 22, 2010


Radio Free Asia, Sep. 21, 2010-

HONG KONG— Authorities in the southern Chinese boom town of Shenzhen have confiscated the entire first issue of a recently launched magazine which details the dangers of investing in the mainland, according to the publication’s disgruntled co-founder.

Xue Baoren, who has campaigned for the rights of investors in mainland China since a legal dispute with Shenzhen officials over a factory he leased, said the printing operations of Investments and Pitfalls magazine has been moved to his hometown of Hong Kong, where it will be distributed free of charge.

“I had the magazine printed [in May] at a factory in Shenzhen, and then I had planned to have it shipped to Hong Kong,” Xue said. “It was supposed to arrive on Aug. 27 but it was confiscated by the authorities in Shenzhen.” Read the rest of this entry »

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