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IN THIS SECTION China-1 General China-2, Hong Kong China-3 Vietnam, Communism China-4 Wuhan Issues China-5 Tech: AI - Artificial Intelligence, Surveillance, Tik Tok China-6 Articles Detail China-7 Links List See Also: China Censorship, Interference In/Of USA Media ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARTICLES MORE DETAIL (select articles, not comprehensive of all those listed in this section) Al Jazeera 2021/06/17 US may ban Chinese surveillance products citing security risks https //www aljazeera com/economy/2021/6/17/us-may-ban-chinese-surveillance-products-citing-security- risks Al Jazeera [found under Human Rights Abuses-China-3/Hong Kong] 2020/04/18 China is committing human rights abuses in Hong Kong The international community must intervene because this is about the expansion of authoritarianism everywhere. Joshua Wong [Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong student activist and the Secretary-General of the Demosisto party.] https[colon] //www aljazeera com/opinions/2020/4/18/china-is-committing-human-rights-abuses-in-hong- kong/ AP News https //apnews com/article/forced-labor-global-trade-china-archive-race-and-ethnicity- 0a2b64d4b2dfee8dc6be8d402a96ecbe The Atlantic 2018/02 https //www theatlantic com/international/archive/2018/02/china-surveillance/552203/ BBC 2017 July Liu Xiaobo: China's most prominent dissident dies Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China's most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61. https //www bbc com/news/world-asia-china-40597514 Liu Xiaobo played a significant role in the Tiananmen Square student protests of June 1989, which ended in bloodshed when they were quashed by government troops. He and other activists negotiated the safe exit of several hundred demonstrators, and have been credited with saving their lives. He was subsequently placed in a detention centre and released in 1991. Mr Liu's campaign to free those detained during the Tiananmen Square protests landed him in a labour camp in north-eastern China for three years, but he was permitted to marry poet Liu Xia there in 1996. https //www bbc com/news/world-asia-china-40597514 Bloomberg dot com https //www bloomberg com/news/articles/2021-06-17/chinese-surveillance-cameras-targeted-by-fcc-on- security-worries CIA dot gov Old Man Ho: The OSS* Role in Ho Chi Minh’s Rise to Political Power. By Bob Bergin https //www cia gov/static/a0c34085dfe487b73cc90c8a92bb077d/oss-ho-chi-minh.pdf *Excerpt of definition of OSS: The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a wartime intelligence agency of the United States during World War II, and a predecessor to the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), and the independent Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The OSS was formed as an agency of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to coordinate espionage activities behind enemy lines for all branches of… https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Office_of_Strategic_Services CIS dot org 2021/07/19 Biden just condemned America more Chinese Espionage and Worse. By Todd Bensman https //cis org/Bensman/Joe-Biden-Just-Condemned-America-More-Chinese-Espionage-and-Worse CNET 2019/12/02 TikTok accused of secretly gathering user data and sending it to China A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges the app "includes Chinese surveillance software." By Queenie Wong. https //www cnet com/tech/services-and-software/tiktok-accused-of-secretly-gathering-user-data-and- sending-it-to- china/#:~:text=TikTok%20is%20being%20sued%20for%20allegedly%20harvesting%20users%27,lawsuit%20fil ed%20in%20California%20federal%20court%20last%20week. Excerpt: TikTok, known for its quirky 15-second videos, has been illegally and secretly harvesting vast amounts of personally identifiable user data and sending it to China, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in California federal court last week. The lawsuit also accuses the company and its Chinese parent company ByteDance of taking user content such as draft videos without their consent and having "ambiguous" privacy policies. It raises concerns that data gathered by TikTok could be used to identify, profile and track users in the US. The company is benefiting from this alleged activity because it uses this data to sell targeted ads, the lawsuit alleges. "TikTok's lighthearted fun comes at a heavy cost," according to the lawsuit, which was filed on Friday. The allegations against the popular short video app are the latest example of the growing security concerns surrounding TikTok, which surpassed 1.5 billion downloads worldwide in November. The US government is also reportedly looking into the app for potential security risks. Misty Hong, a college student and resident of Palo Alto, California, is suing ByteDance, TikTok and, a lip-sync app that was rebranded as TikTok, for allegedly violating a federal computer fraud law, the California Constitution's right to privacy and other laws. TikTok videos often include close-ups of people's faces, allowing the company to gather biometric data on its users, according to the lawsuit. Once a user shoots a video and clicks the "next" button, the videos are transferred to various domains without their knowledge. This happens before users even save or post a video on the app, the lawsuit states. Hong downloaded TikTok in March or April 2019 but never created an account, according to the lawsuit. Months later, she discovered TikTok made one for her. She created five or six videos using the app but never saved or published the videos. Still, TikTok secretly took the videos and her data without her knowledge and sent the information to servers in China, according to the lawsuit. TikTok is gathering a trove of data about its users, including their phone and social network contacts, email addresses, IP address, location and other information, according to the lawsuit. The company allegedly uses different tactics to conceal that they're transferring user data. Even when a user closes the app, it still harvests biometric and user data, the lawsuit states. Citing articles from news outlets such as CNBC, Quartz and Affinity Magazine, the lawsuit alleges user data was sent to China. It lists several Chinese servers the data was transferred to before and after February 2019. TikTok and Hong's lawyers didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. https //www cnet com/tech/services-and-software/tiktok-accused-of-secretly-gathering-user-data-and- sending-it-to-china/ The College Post https //thecollegepost com/american-higher-education-2019/ The Epoch Times https //www theepochtimes com/inside-chinas-xinyang-prison-abuse-and-forced-labor_3510663 html Foreign Affairs 2020/09/10 https //www foreignaffairs com/articles/china/2020-09-10/long-shadow-xinjiang Fox News 2021/06/20 Rep. Mike Gallagher: Truth on COVID, China – here's why world needs answers about what happened at Wuhan: We have spent the last 18 months witnessing China’s Chernobyl in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opinion by Rep. Mike Gallagher https //www foxnews com/opinion/truth-covid-china-wuhan-origin-us-rep-mike-gallagher Excerpt: This leads to the second reason for investigating the origins of the virus. American taxpayer dollars may have played a role in funding this dangerous gain-of-function research at the WIV. For example, a new report reveals that the WIV’s Dr. Shi Zhengli (known as the "Bat Woman" for her research on bat coronaviruses) listed more than $1.2 million in U.S. government support from 2014-2019 on her CV, and a 2017 paper she co-authored, which described experiments involving modified or "chimeric" bat coronaviruses, acknowledges funding from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the US Agency for International Development. The EcoHealth Alliance run by Peter Daszak – the foremost critic of the lab-leak hypothesis and only American allowed on the WHO investigative team – worked closely with Dr. Shi and received over $30 million from the Defense Department, $2.5 million from USAID, and $1 million from an initiative the Department of Homeland Security calls the "Ground Truth Network," which paid a network of scientists to "contextualize information pertaining to biological events." The U.S. Intelligence Community released a statement in April 2020 concurring with the "wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified." https //www foxnews com/opinion/truth-covid-china-wuhan-origin-us-rep-mike-gallagher The Hill https //thehill com/opinion/technology/445726-chinas-weapon-of-mass-surveillance-is-a-human-rights-abuse HRW Hong Kong Protests https //www hrw org/blog-feed/hong-kong-protests 2020 More evidence China’s horrific abuses xinjian https // Jewish Press 2021/05/27--https //www jewishpress com/indepth/interviews-and-profiles/how-dangerous-is-china-an- interview-with-china-expert-gordon-chang/2021/05/27/ Just the News https //justthenews com/government/security/hold-china-still-writing New York Times 2019/12/17 https //www nytimes com/2019/12/17/technology/china-surveillance html Owlcation China’s Re-Education Camps. By RUPERT TAYLOR… Inside HIgher Ed College Infiltrations Keep China, Islamic and other large donors at the top of mind awareness at all times. How are colleges impacting entire communities and cities? Some examples on this website have included “Ugly Racial Turfing Wars” in which minority student photos have been being put in place of old racially diverse “mixed race” ones. Donations can be a problem. See:(This is given more attention on the Indian Problem to USA section) Reuters 2020/12/03 Factbox: Step by step - How Chinese 'money brokers' launder cash for Mexican drug cartels By Drazen Jorgic https //www reuters com/article/us-mexico-china-cartels-factbox-idUSKBN28D1LW [also found under Prisons, Camps] 2018/11/29 Tracking China’s Muslim Gulag: Turning the desert into detention camps China is accused of incarcerating hundreds of thousands of Muslims in detention camps that are rising from the desert sands in Xinjiang. A forensic analysis of satellite images of 39 of these facilities shows they are expanding at a rapid rate. Reporting by Philip Wen and Olzhas Auyezov Photography by Thomas Peter | Illustrations by Christian Inton Graphics by Simon Scarr https //www reuters com/investigates/special-report/muslims-camps-china/ Spectator 2020/12/16 How China Has Infiltrated the U.S. And how we should fight back. By Steve Postal. The Sun 2020/09/08 LIVING HELL China has locked up 8 MILLION people in terrifying ‘re-education’ camps in last six years, leaked docs reveal. By Alex Winter Time https //time com/5735411/china-surveillance-privacy-issues/ USTR dot gov China Dangerous U.S. goods imports from China totaled $451.7 billion in 2019, down 16.2% ($87.6 billion) from 2018, but up 52.4% from 2009. U.S. goods imports from China are up 342% from 2001 (pre-WTO accession). U.S. goods imports from China account for 18.1% of overall U.S. goods imports in 2019. Washington Post 2020/05/22 https //www washingtonpost com/opinions/global-opinions/chinas-full-scale-assault-on-democracy-in- hong-kong-demands-a-us-response--but-a-careful-one/2020/05/22/5018cdc2-9c51-11ea-ac72- 3841fcc9b35f_story html White House dot gov 2018 https //www whitehouse gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FINAL-China-Technology-Report-6.18.18-PDF.pdf News Max 2021/06/19 Gordon Chang to Newsmax: Rumored Defection Could Topple Communist Party. Sandy Fitzgerald. https //www newsmax com/newsmax-tv/gordon-chang-chinese-spy-dong-jingwei- spy/2021/06/19/id/1025698/ Excerpt: Rumors that China's top "spy catcher" has defected to the United States and is giving the Biden information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the leak of the coronavirus, if proven true, could "even lead to the fall of the Communist Party," China expert Gordon Chang told Newsmax on Saturday. "This is so explosive it could lead to a chain of events, which would sever relations between China and the United States," Chang, the author of "The Coming Collapse of China," told Newsmax's "The Count," adding Bejing appears to be in a panic over the reports. The reports claim Chinese official Dong Jingwei, a vice- minister who took over responsibility for the country's counter-intelligence three years ago, reportedly flew from Hong Kong to the United States in February with his daughter, reports South Asia news service ANI quoting SpyTalk, a newsletter covering U.S. intelligence, defense, and foreign affairs policy. There has been no official comment from China, but according to https //www newsmax com/newsmax-tv/gordon-chang-chinese-spy-dong-jingwei- spy/2021/06/19/id/1025698/ Wilson Center 2001/01/01 China Contributed Substantially to Vietnam War Victory, Claims Scholar Updates 2021/08/02 Reuters-2020/12/03; 2021/07/27 Reuters [also found under Prisons, Camps]; 2018/11/29 2021/07/25 PAGE STARTED-Articles Detail;
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