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New York Times | Dec 12, 2018

The assertion was China’s first official comment on the detention of Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat now working for a nongovernmental organization.

Time | Dec 12, 2018

Christopher Hill knows a thing or two about negotiating with North Korea. As U.S. Ambassador to South Korea between 2004 and 2005, he had a front row seat during the Six-Party Denuclearization Talks between North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the U.S.
Those talks, which ran between 2003 and 2009, were eventually suspended as it become evident that North Korea was accelerating rather than ending its nuclear program. Missile and nuclear tests continued until late last year, when the Kim Jong Un...

Washington Post | Dec 12, 2018

The U.S.-ordered arrest of Meng Wanzhou is widely viewed in China as part of Washington’s attempts to thwart the country’s race toward next-generation technologies.

Guardian | Dec 12, 2018

To safeguard our privacy, we need a decentralised internet where personal data is no longer stored on massive servers owned by a handful of corporations In April 2004, the Chinese journalist Shi Tao revealed an order from the Communist Party to censor coverage of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Journalists were instructed to “direct public opinion” and uphold party doctrine in their reporting. Hoping to inform others of the censorship, Tao shared notes he had taken on the document with a New York website. His mistake was sending them from his Yahoo email account.

Guardian | Dec 11, 2018

Practical jokers pretend to steal items and induce reaction from staff before pretending nothing happenedA woman enters a jewellery store, asks to be shown a necklace from the cabinet, puts it around her neck and then sprints for the door.Panicked, the shop assistant leaps over the counter and runs after her, only to stop, embarrassed, when the woman stops to admire the necklace in a mirror as if she never intended to steal the piece of jewellery in the first place. Related: Falling...

New York Times | Dec 11, 2018

The plan, contained in draft defense guidelines approved by the government’s governing parties, comes as China is exerting increased military strength.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 11, 2018

Trump said he would intervene in the Justice Department's case against a top executive at China's Huawei if it would serve national security interests.

Time | Dec 11, 2018

Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the U.S. over fraud charges.
Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court agreed to release Meng after four former colleagues and friends joined her husband in pledging a combined C$10 million ($7.5 million) in cash and home equity to support her bail request. By agreeing to act as “sureties,” the five people commit to ensuring she doesn’t flee and abides by other bail terms....

Foxnews | Dec 11, 2018

A Canadian judge has granted bail to a top Chinese executive facing possible extradition to the U.S. in a case that has led to the apparent detention of a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks.

npr | Dec 11, 2018

Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.(Image credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Time | Dec 11, 2018

(TOKYO) — Japan is seeking to possess its first aircraft carrier to allow for the deployment of U.S.-made stealth fighters as it seeks to bolster its arms capability under a new 10-year defense plan.
A draft outline of Japan’s new defense plan, presented by the government Tuesday, proposes refitting an existing helicopter carrier into one that can deploy U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighters capable of short take-offs and vertical landings.
A candidate would be the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s helicopter carrier Izumo, a 250-meter (820-foot) -long warship that can carry 14...

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 11, 2018

Sundar Pichai also testified to the House panel that the search giant had no plans to enter China.

Foxnews | Dec 11, 2018

The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local): 1:45 p.m.

The Sydney Morning Herald | Dec 11, 2018

Sundar Pichai also testified to the House panel that the search giant had no plans to enter China.

Foxnews | Dec 11, 2018

A former Canadian diplomat has reportedly has been arrested in China.

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