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Best way to beat the Great Firewall of China


Restrictions and geo-blocking have become abundant in the world, though some of them are stricter than others. For many tourists it’s always inconvenient to deal with these issues, as they don’t want to be shut off from the world, but they still want to visit certain countries. At the top of the list of closed-off … Continue reading

China attacking websites across the globe in new censorship offensive


China has expanded its internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said.The new strategy, dubbed “Great Cannon,” seeked to shut down websites and services aimed at helping the Chinese circumvent the “Great Firewall,” according to a report by the Citizen Lab at the University of … Continue reading

China’s protectionism intensifies in defiance of WTO rules: world’s leading technology brands dropped from approved state purchase lists


China has dropped some of the world’s leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widespread Western cybersurveillance. Others put the shift down to a protectionist impulse to shield China’s domestic technology industry from competition. Chief casualty … Continue reading

China’s protectionism, unpredictable laws, unreliable suppliers and intimidation tactics create uncertainty for foreign companies


It’s hard to keep a straight face as China accuses Microsoft of “monopolistic behavior” and raids its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere. What, that cartel known as the Communist Party suddenly has a problem with large organisations that dominate their particular sectors? I have no inside intelligence on whether the tech giant Bill Gates … Continue reading

Cyberwarfare between the US and China visualized


Since the dawn of the internet age, there has been no shortage of stories about hackers, malware-peddling malcontents, online scams and identity theft. Add to that the growing consensus that wars in the future will be fought online through “cyberwarfare divisions”, and you can understand why such positive statements once made about the internet – … Continue reading

Hong Kong: Justice for Erwiana Sulistyaningsih


I refer to the report of Joanna Chiu, “Indonesian maid at centre of ‘torture ordeal’ row could sue Hong Kong government”, South China Morning Post, January 20. Said article concerns an “Indonesian helper who says she was abused for eight months by employer” and that she “considers a case claiming city violated its ‘duty of … Continue reading

China asks US to explain Internet surveillance


China made its first substantive comments on Monday to reports of U.S. surveillance of the Internet, demanding that Washington explain its monitoring programs to the international community. Several nations, including U.S. allies, have reacted angrily to revelations by an ex-CIA employee over a week ago that U.S. authorities had tapped the servers of internet companies … Continue reading

Edward Snowden says US hacking Hong Kong and China for years


Former CIA operative makes more explosive claims and says Washington is ‘bullying’ Hong Kong to extradite him. US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday emerged from hiding in Hong Kong and revealed to the South China Morning Post that he will stay in the city to fight likely attempts by his government to have him extradited for … Continue reading

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