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Time | Dec 10, 2018

The United Nations climate change conference underway here in Poland could play a critical role in the fight to stem greenhouse gas emissions and keep temperatures from rising to unsafe levels.
The Trump Administration showed up to pitch fossil fuels. In a closely watched event Monday on the sidelines of official negotiations, U.S. officials touted natural gas and argued in support of coal’s place in the electricity mix.

Guardian | Dec 10, 2018

Laws on encryption must not pose an unwarranted danger to the freedom and privacy of citizensThe Australian government has just hustled into law a wide-ranging bill which attempts to give its intelligence services powers against encrypted communications. Whatever the government may wish, there are of course limits set to these powers by the mathematics that underpin strong encryption. If it is properly implemented, strong encryption is quite...

New York Times | Dec 10, 2018

The court’s decision, which bars Apple from selling seven iPhone models in China, is the latest turn in a broad legal battle between the companies.

Time | Dec 10, 2018

(NEW YORK) — U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it’s won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents.
Qualcomm said Monday that the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted preliminary injunctions ordering four Chinese subsidiaries of Apple to stop selling and importing iPhones.
It’s not immediately clear what the full scope of the ruling is. While Qualcomm says the ban covers iPhones 6S through X, Apple says all iPhone models remain available for customers in China.
The dispute is over two...

Guardian | Dec 10, 2018

Country steps up pressure as Canada cancels a trade mission and Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing was set to continueChina has stepped up pressure on Canada ahead of the resumed bail hearing for a senior Huawei executive who was arrested in Vancouver on a US warrant. Related: China summons US ambassador over Huawei CFO's arrest Related: China-US feud threatens...

New York Times | Dec 10, 2018

Chinese tech entrepreneurs are rethinking their business trips and their American ties. They could instead be valuable allies in the drive to bring more freedom to China.

Time | Dec 10, 2018

The shortlist of candidates for TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year was unveiled Monday on NBC’s Today show. Since 1927, TIME has identified the Person of the Year, recognizing the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world — for better or for worse — during the past year.

In recent years, the shortlist for Person of the Year has included the Silence Breakers of the #MeToo movement, Hillary Clinton, Amazon CEO...

Guardian | Dec 10, 2018

By imposing tariffs, Trump has in effect raised taxes on most Americans and made them poorer“I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so…. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.”I’m sorry, Mr President, but you got this wrong. Tariffs are paid by American consumers.

New York Times | Dec 10, 2018

The detention of one of China’s most prominent pastors and over 100 congregants signals the government’s growing crackdown on unofficial worship.

Time | Dec 10, 2018

Imagine, if you would, that the U.S. government had charged Apple with revamping its entire tech industry. Then imagine that Tim Cook had been arrested in China. And, for sake of comparison, that the U.S. government was a one-party autocracy with scant respect for rule of law or due process. What would Washington do in response?
It’s a question worth pondering as Meng Wanzhou, Huawei CFO and heir apparent to the Chinese tech titan her father founded, languishes in a Canadian jail following her arrest Dec. 1. during a layover at Vancouver Airport.

Time | Dec 09, 2018

(BEIJING) — China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest Canada’s detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington’s behest and demand the U.S. cancel an order for her arrest.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng “lodged solemn representations and strong protests” with Ambassador Terry Branstad against the detention of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. Meng, who is reportedly suspected of trying to evade U.S. trade curbs on Iran, was detained on Dec. 1 while changing planes in...

npr | Dec 09, 2018

Meng Wanzhou was detained during a layover in Vancouver. The U.S. government says a subsidiary of Huawei violated U.S. sanctions with Iran, and that the company deceived financial institutions. (Image credit: Uncredited /Huawei)

Foxnews | Dec 09, 2018

Chinese officials on Sunday said the country summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of an executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei in Canada at Washington’s behest — a detention that has rattled U.S.-China relations and spooked global financial markets.

Guardian | Dec 09, 2018

Terry Branstad urged to cancel arrest warrant for Meng Wanzhou and end her ‘egregious’ detention China has summoned the US ambassador in Beijing to protest about the detention of a senior Huawei executive in Canada after US law enforcement officials issued a warrant for her arrest last week.The official Xinhua news agency said the vice-foreign minister, Le Yucheng, had “lodged solemn representations and strong protests” with the ambassador, Terry Branstad, against the detention of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese technology firm.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 09, 2018

China has summoned the second foreign ambassador in as many days, furious Huawei's Meng Wanzhou is still in custody.

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