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Time | Dec 12, 2017

A Chinese county bordering North Korea is preparing for an influx of refugees, according to what appears to be a leaked document cited by the New York Times, revealing a rare acknowledgement that crisis or conflict could be on the horizon.
The Times reports that the internal document, apparently leaked from the state-owned telecoms firm China Mobile and circulated on social media, said a company manager had inspected five sites being built to accommodate...

Foxnews | Dec 11, 2017

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley held a meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea where one defector spoke about how she was forced to have an abortion following her repatriation from China.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 11, 2017

The election outcome could indicate whether China or India gets the upper hand in the battle for influence in the nation.

Guardian | Dec 11, 2017

Dastyari had been urged to consider his position over numerous revelations about his relationship with political donor and businessman Huang Xiangmo Labor senator Sam Dastyari has quit the Australian senate, following weeks of controversy over his links and interactions with Chinese donors.Dastyari said his position had become untenable in the wake of further revelations regarding his contact with Huang Xiangmo, a donor with links to China’s ruling...

Time | Dec 11, 2017

Foreign policy experts on both sides of the aisle predicted that President Trump’s decision to take the U.S. out of the world’s most significant agreement to fight climate change would leave the U.S. isolated on the issue.
Now they have one of their first examples of that argument.
Less than a year since Trump announced withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, a group of 50 world leaders — ranging from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to British Prime Minister Theresa May — will gather in Paris this week...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 11, 2017

China on Monday rejected accusations that it had used LinkedIn and other social media sites to infiltrate the German government.

Foxnews | Dec 11, 2017

China's auto sales were flat in November compared with a year earlier, leaving total purchases in the world's biggest market up an anemic 1.9 percent for the first 11 months of 2017, an industry group reported Monday.

Guardian | Dec 11, 2017

Prime minister says it’s ‘absurd’ to say he is anti-Beijing as poll shows parties are neck and neck in Bennelong byelectionMalcolm Turnbull has declared an Australian prime minister with a Chinese granddaughter cannot be anti-Beijing, and he has branded any suggestion to the contrary “outrageous” and “absurd”.In a combative performance on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Turnbull rejected a suggestion that Australia’s intelligence agencies could have leaked details...

npr | Dec 11, 2017

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.(Image credit: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Time | Dec 11, 2017

Hundreds of protesters marched on a local government office in Beijing Sunday in a rare show of public dissent following a slew of forced evictions in the capital.
The protests in Feijia, a village in Beijing’s northeastern Chaoyang district, follow a controversial clean-up campaign that began after an apartment block fire killed 19 people last month, the South China Morning Post reports.

Time | Dec 10, 2017

China has been using fake LinkedIn accounts to mine personal data from German politicians, diplomats, and other officials, Germany’s intelligence agency BfV has warned.
According to nine months of BfV research cited by Reuters, Chinese agents masquerading as scholars, researchers, or headhunters have contacted more than 10,000 German citizens over the professional networking site.
BfV took the unusual step...

Guardian | Dec 10, 2017

Communist party’s official paper says reports in Australian media about Chinese interference are racist and baselessMedia reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China’s top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns about Chinese influence. Malcolm Turnbull said last week he took reports very seriously that China’s Communist party had sought to interfere in his country.

Guardian | Dec 10, 2017

Senator, who was in China at the time on a trip paid for by Huang Xiangmo, rejects allegation as ‘complete rubbish’ The embattled Labor senator Sam Dastyari reportedly tried to persuade the party’s deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, not to meet an activist who had upset China.Fairfax Media on Monday reported three sources as saying Dastyari had tried to stop Plibersek from meeting the academic Joseph Cheng Yu-shek during a visit to Hong Kong in January 2015.

Time | Dec 10, 2017

When Beatrice Fihn received a call on Oct. 6 informing the 35-year-old Swede that her group, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, she suspected a possible prank. Not that you should blame her—ICAN is just 10 years old, and the group’s aims can seem positively fanciful: the complete elimination of the world’s roughly 15,000 nuclear warheads. But that call from the Norwegian Nobel Committee was real, and so is Fihn’s goal—which may be less quixotic than it seems.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 09, 2017

As a rising China seeks a bigger say in how global rules are shaped, to match its weight as the world's second largest economy, no area is as vexed as the internet.

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