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    Reporters Without Borders said in it’s 2005 special report titled “Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency”, that “Xinhua remains the voice of the sole party”, “particularly during the SARS epidemic, Xinhua has for last few months been putting out news reports embarrassing to the government, but they are designed to fool the international community, since they are not published in Chinese.”
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US Politicians Increasingly Voicing Concerns About China

Posted by Author on November 23, 2011


As the United States struggles to revive its lagging economy and looks at security challenges abroad, China is increasingly being named as a key concern.  And with the U.S. presidential elections less than a year away, Beijing is getting plenty of mention – be it in the Republican primary, Congress or from the president himself.

The sharpest attacks have come during the Republican primary race, on the campaign trail and in debates such as one this week that focused on U.S. foreign policy.

Texas Governor Rick Perry named China as the biggest national security issue for the United States during that debate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Fund-raiser for New York City Comptroller John Liu Arrested

Posted by Author on November 19, 2011


A fund-raiser for the New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, whose campaign finances are under federal investigation, was arrested on Wednesday morning on charges that he helped illegally funnel thousands of dollars into Mr. Liu’s campaign account, according to court papers and people briefed on the case.

A criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday says an undercover agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation posed as a businessman seeking to donate $16,000 to an unidentified candidate for citywide office in New York. That candidate, the people briefed on the case said, was Mr. Liu.

The complaint details how the fund-raiser, Xing Wu Pan, in a series of meetings secretly recorded by the F.B.I., helped the purported businessman circumvent the city-imposed limit of $4,950 for individual donors by recruiting 20 fictitious, or straw, donors. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Singled Out by U.S. for Cyberspying

Posted by Author on November 5, 2011


WASHINGTON—The U.S. government accused the Chinese of being the world’s “most active and persistent” perpetrators of economic spying, an unusual move designed to spur stronger U.S. and international action to combat rampant industrial espionage threatening U.S. economic growth.

Russian intelligence agents also are conducting extensive spying to collect U.S. economic data and technology, according to a U.S. intelligence report released Thursday that concluded China and Russia are “the most aggressive collectors” of U.S. economic information and technology.

“The nations of China and Russia, through their intelligence services and through their corporations, are attacking our research and development,” said U.S. counterespionage chief Robert Bryant. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Cyber Attack Targets Fortune 100 Chemical Firms: Report

Posted by Author on November 1, 2011


Canadian operators of telecommunications networks, power grids, water systems and other services of vital importance are growing less prepared for a potentially devastating cyber attack, Symantec Corp. said in a report released on Monday.

In a separate report, the world’s largest security software maker also uncovered a series of attacks targeting dozens of companies in the industrial chemical production sector, which the company traced to a single user based in China.

Applied Research telephoned 3,475 companies in 37 countries between August and September, including 625 in Canada, on behalf of Symantec. The second annual Symantec Critical Infrastructure Protection Survey found providers were growing complacent about potential threats posed by computer hackers.

“Critical infrastructure providers are less engaged with their government’s CIP [critical infrastructure protection] programs, less concerned about threats and less ready than 12 months ago,” reads an excerpt from the 15-page report. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry- CIA: Beijing funded Huawei

Posted by Author on October 13, 2011


A U.S. intelligence report for the first time links China’s largest telecommunications company to Beijing’s KGB-like intelligence service and says the company recently received nearly a quarter-billion dollars from the Chinese government.

The disclosures are a setback for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s efforts to break into the U.S. telecommunications market. The company has been blocked from doing so three times by the U.S. government because of concerns about its links to the Chinese government.

The report by the CIA-based Open Source Center states that Huawei’s chairwoman, Sun Yafang, worked for the Ministry of State Security (MSS) Communications Department before joining the company. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Maoists: “Long Live the Great Wall Street Revolution!”

Posted by Author on October 7, 2011


News of the Occupy Wall Street protests have reached China with gusto this week, drawing a range of impassioned—if puzzled—responses across the political spectrum. The narrow band of Chinese nationalists who yearn for the days of Mao have discovered an appealing “revolutionary spirit” in American political life. In a piece proclaiming, “Long Live the Great Wall Street Revolution!” the reliably patriotic site called M4 suggests that, in a twist, the Chinese could learn something about protesting from Americans:

We should demand our government return to President Mao’s philosophy, stop privatization, and return to the true beliefs of the Communist Party. Stop practicing Marxism on the stage—with capitalism backstage. Capitalism is a dead end; there is no future for it. Fixing wrongdoings and returning to socialism is the only correct way!

One is tempted to see irony in the next sentence, but it is less a joke, I suspect, than a measure of how muddled Chinese political loyalties are these days: “Chinese government officials, wake up!” the nationalists add. “Take a look at what’s happening on Wall Street! Don’t be swept into the dustbin of history by the people, just as the autumn wind blows away the falling leaves!” (more from newyorker.com)

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China state-run military TV program shows cyber warfare against US entities (photo)

Posted by Author on August 21, 2011


(Epochtimes)- A standard, even boring, piece of Chinese military propaganda screened in mid-July included what must have been an unintended but nevertheless damaging revelation: shots from a computer screen showing a Chinese military university is engaged in cyberwarfare against entities in the United States.

The documentary itself was otherwise meant as praise to the wisdom and judgment of Chinese military strategists, and a typical condemnation of the United States as an implacable aggressor in the cyber-realm. But the fleeting shots of an apparent China-based cyber-attack somehow made their way into the final cut.

The screenshots appear as B-roll footage in the documentary for six seconds—between 11:04 and 11:10 minutes—showing custom-built Chinese software apparently launching a cyber-attack against the main website of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, by using a compromised IP address belonging to a United States university.

EXPOSED: A picture of the hacking software shown during the Chinese military program. The large writing at the top says "Select Attack Target." Next, the user can choose which IP address to attack from. The drop-down box is a list of Falun Gong websites, while the button on the left says "Attack."

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Posted in China, hacking, Internet, Media, military, News, Politics, Technology, TV / film, USA, World | 1 Comment »

13 American scholars barred from traveling to China for their book on Xinjiang

Posted by Author on August 20, 2011


(washingtonpost)- Thirteen American scholars say they have been barred from traveling to China because of a book they wrote, an incident that raises awkward questions about academic freedom at a time of unprecedented collaboration between U.S. and Chinese universities.

The academics have taken to calling themselves the Xin­jiang 13 to emphasize their shared misfortune. Seven years ago, they assembled a book about Xinjiang, a vast region of western China that has a large Muslim population and an occasionally violent separatist movement.

They say their book triggered a backlash from the Chinese government because of its sensitive topic. Contributors have repeatedly been refused visas, thwarted from returning to the region that is the focus of their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong

Posted by Author on May 23, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.

The lawsuit, which relies on internal sales materials, also said that Cisco had tried to market its equipment to the Chinese government by using inflammatory language that stemmed from the Maoist Cultural Revolution.

The suit was filed Thursday in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose by the Human Rights Law Foundation on behalf of members of Falun Gong. It contends that Cisco helped design the controversial “Golden Shield” firewall that is used to censor the Internet and track opponents of the Chinese government. The lawsuit names several Cisco executives, including the chairman and chief executive, John T. Chambers. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Yorkers Sue China and Its Biggest Search Engine Firm Baidu Over Internet Censorship

Posted by Author on May 20, 2011


Eight New York residents are suing China and its biggest search engine company, accusing Baidu of conspiring with the government to censor pro-democracy content.

The lawsuit claims violations of the US constitution, and according to the plaintiffs’ lawyer, is the first of its type. In an unorthodox move, it names not only a company but also the Chinese government as defendants.

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday, more than a year after Google declared it would no longer censor search results in China, and rerouted internet users to its Hong Kong website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shortsighted US-China Policy Betrays Americans and Chinese

Posted by Author on May 4, 2011


By Michael Young (Chinese-American writer based in Washington, D.C. )-

Two decades ago, the communist empire collapsed in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In the past few months, two dictatorships have been overthrown in the Middle East, and several others appear to be tottering.

In this worldwide movement toward freedom, the Chinese regime, at once both the largest communist state on the planet and the most brutal dictatorship, has been an extraordinary exception.

Not only did the Chinese regime survive the 1989 democracy movement, but it has so thrived that many Western countries today equally fear its rise as much as its collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cyberwarfare to undermine the US- China Fights a War Without Firing a Gun

Posted by Author on May 3, 2011


While experts in the United States are still debating whether cyberwarfare poses a real threat, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made cyberwarfare a fundamental part of its military strategy—one to win a war against an enemy who is militarily superior.

The Epoch Times interviewed former military and intelligence officials who have watched China’s cyberwarfare strategy, and other technological tactics, in different stages of development. Many of their observations agree with the Communist Party’s own military documents, as presented in threat analysis from the Department of Defense. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fake Constituent Emails Actually from Chinese Government Agents: Rights Group

Posted by Author on March 26, 2011


The Chinese Communist Party is sending fake emails to Western government officials as part of its persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice. That’s according to a New York-based rights group, the Falun Dafa Information Center.

Erping Zhang is the Center’s spokesperson. A U.S. Senator’s office contacted him last month saying they’d received a strange email through their “Contact Us” webpage. The email appeared to be from him — a Falun Gong practitioner — but Zhang says he knew nothing about it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges fell, following two high-profile auditor departures

Posted by Author on March 15, 2011


(Reuters) – Shares of several Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges fell on Tuesday as investors became more wary of accounting shenanigans following two high-profile auditor departures.

China-based companies’ shares have been under pressure for months amid scrutiny of their books and a spate of shareholder lawsuits alleging accounting fraud.

Jitters intensified this week after one Chinese company said its auditor had resigned and another said an auditor was dismissed. Read the rest of this entry »

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LinkedIn adds Chinese censorship as risk to IPO

Posted by Author on March 14, 2011


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Following a recent blocking of LinkedIn in China, the social Internet network for professionals warned potential investors in its initial public offering that similar incidents in the future could hurt its value.

In its latest filing with U.S. financial regulators, LinkedIn confirmed that the Chinese government had briefly blocked access to its site and said that such censorship by China or other governments or organizations could lead to the loss or slowing of growth in its member base or member activity.

LinkedIn, which recently surpassed 1 million users in China, has filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $175 million in a highly awaited U.S. technology IPO, but has yet to set terms and the timing of the offering. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Government Agents Send Fraudulent E-mails to Western Governments to discredit Falun Gong

Posted by Author on March 11, 2011


NEW YORK-In an elaborate attempt to discredit Falun Gong in the eyes of Western politicians, individuals in China sent e-mails to a U.S. senator’s office as well as officials in New Zealand disguised as messages from Falun Gong representatives.

One message sent to a U.S. senator’s office, which contained threatening and irrational language, was sent from an IP address traced to a government complex in Hubei province. The message dated January 12, 2011 was disguised as having been sent by Erping Zhang, one of Falun Gong’s main spokespersons. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Facebook Syndrome- Censorship hinders access to China’s online markets

Posted by Author on March 10, 2011


Since 2009, China has blocked Facebook, the world’s largest online social media network. This year, Renren, one of China’s largest social networks, plans to raise $500 million on the New York Stock Exchange (NYX). So a Chinese social network can tap U.S. capital markets, but American social networks can’t tap Chinese consumer markets. Does that sound fair?

If Facebook grew corn or built cars, the cry would go out that China was putting up barriers to trade. That hasn’t happened because U.S. officials and politicians have typically viewed China’s Internet censorship as a human rights, not a trade, problem. That’s changing—slowly. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which negotiates trade deals, has been reviewing the idea of Internet censorship as a trade barrier at least since 2007. A nonbinding clause protecting “cross-border information flows” is part of the still-unratified Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. And on Mar. 7 the trade office told Bloomberg Businessweek it is “considering proposals” for stricter language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement under negotiation with Pacific-Rim countries such as Vietnam, Australia, and Malaysia (not China). Read the rest of this entry »

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Congressional Battle Brewing Over VOA Mandarin Service (to China) Cuts

Posted by Author on February 17, 2011


A fight may be brewing in the U.S. Congress over plans announced this week to end the Voice of America’s shortwave broadcasting to China.

Prominent conservatives have spoken out against the plan, which would see VOA move all its Mandarin-language services to the Internet. In addition, a Democratic member of Congress told VOA Wednesday he will urge the speaker of the House of Representatives to block the plan.

The proposal was part of the U.S. government international broadcaster’s proposed budget for the coming year, which also includes plans to shut down VOA’s Cantonese and Croatian-language services. Read the rest of this entry »

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VOA radio broadcasts to China signing off, while China boosts propaganda

Posted by Author on February 17, 2011


By Bill Gertz, The Washington Times-

The Obama administration will cancel shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America into China this year, as Beijing is expanding its propaganda operations in the United States and around the world.

Critics of the broadcasting cuts, announced Monday, said major reductions in staff and shortwave broadcasts will sharply curtail an important outlet for unfiltered news and information for large numbers of people in China, especially areas such as Tibet and western Xinjiang province, where pro-democracy forces are opposing Chinese rule. Read the rest of this entry »

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U.S. State Department Faces Egyptian-Style Failure Over China

Posted by Author on February 15, 2011


By Stephen Gregory, Epoch Times Staff, Feb 15, 2011-

When events in Egypt began to gather momentum, the U.S. State Department (DOS) was caught flat-footed. U.S. officials had been relying on their contacts with Mubarak’s regime and had not been talking to the people of Egypt. But in the end, the people of Egypt decided the course of events, and the United States could only be a bystander.

Falun Gong practitioners wonder whether DOS’s Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs—more commonly known as the China Desk—is not making the same mistake regarding the Chinese regime. Practitioners renounce violence in all its forms and are not interested in political power. But the Chinese Communist Party considers Falun Gong to be the greatest challenge to its rule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Man Arrested After Attacking Chinese New Year Parade Banner in New York

Posted by Author on February 14, 2011


NEW YORK—A Chinese man was arrested after jumping the railing and destroying a banner carried by participants in the annual Chinese New Year Parade in Flushing on Saturday, Feb. 12.

“Around noon, at the intersection between Sanford Ave and Main Street, next to a Chinatown eyewear company, a Chinese male rushed out of the crowd and ran into the Falun Gong parade procession,” says Mr. Dong, who was on the scene. 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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Falun Gong practitioner to tell about persecution

Posted by Author on February 8, 2011


By Kelly Jasper, Staff Writer, The Augusta Chronicle –

In his office at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, Frank Xie folds his legs into a sitting lotus to meditate.

In his native China, fellow practitioners of Falun Gong are persecuted for the same practice, said Xie, an assistant professor of marketing,

He will speak Wednesday about religious persecution of Falun Gong at a meeting of the CSRA Peace Alliance. Read the rest of this entry »

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