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Huge cybersecurity leak lifts lid on world of China’s hackers for hire: Leaked files shows range of services offered and bought, with data harvested from targets ...
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Huge cybersecurity leak lifts lid on world of China’s hackers for hire
Quick Glance: Revelation: China's Hackers for Rent
  • A massive data leak from a Chinese cybersecurity firm has revealed state security agents paying thousands of pounds to gather data on targets, while hackers collect vast amounts of data on individuals or institutions of interest to potential clients.

  • More than 500 leaked files from the Chinese firm I-Soon on the developer website Github provide insights into the world of China's hackers for hire, posing a massive challenge for the UK.

  • The files shed light on China's intelligence operations and the market pressures faced by the country's commercial hackers as they compete for business in a struggling economy.

  • China appears to have collaborated with another Chinese hacking group, Chengdu 404, whose hackers have been indicted by the US Department of Justice for cyber-attacks.
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Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny: The popular Russian opposition leader has died in prison, but even his tragic career would have been ...
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Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny
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The Real Roots of Xi Jinping Thought: Chinese Political Philosophers’ Long Struggle With Modernity
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The Real Roots of Xi Jinping Thought: Chinese Political Philosophers’ Long ...
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Exclusive: Chinese officials arrested more than 100 Tibetan monks and other ethnic Tibetans in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Thursday to quell ... Show more
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15 dead, 44 injured in residential building fire in Nanjing, China: Authorities in southeastern China are investigating whether electric bikes are to blame for a ...
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15 dead, 44 injured in residential building fire in Nanjing, China
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China's challenger to Airbus and Boeing's passenger jets, the narrowbody C919, has made its international debut. Read more: sc.mp/z4ycj
Quick Glance: Boeing Promotes 737 Max as Safest Aircraft
  • Boeing touts the 737 Max as 'the safest airplane,' noting similarities with China's C919.

  • Boeing emphasized the 737 Max 9 as 'by far the most scrutinized airplane in the world.'

  • Despite safety concerns, Boeing reaffirmed the 737 Max as the safest aircraft.

  • Boeing showcased defense capabilities at the Singapore Airshow instead of commercial planes.
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Made-in-China airliner seeks buyers at Singapore Airshow. With its C919 aircraft, Beijing wants to challenge the decades-long dominance of top plane-makers ... Show more
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Expensive, difficult, dangerous: why does everyone want to land on the moon again?
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Expensive, difficult, dangerous: why does everyone want to land on the ...
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Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy: In the quest to ensure local accountability, elections are out; the “Fengqiao Experience” is in. 
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Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy
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China’s Foreign Ministry’s legal adviser Ma Xinmin addressed the International Court of Justice on Thursday, urging the court to enforce the rule of law on ... Show more
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Solar group Meyer Burger stops module production in Germany: For months, Swiss solar manufacturer Meyer Burger had threatened to close its production site in ...
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Solar group Meyer Burger stops module production in Germany
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China Should Be Wary of the Trap of History: China has long leaned into historical narratives in policymaking. Now Chinese officials are increasingly resorting ...
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China Should Be Wary of the Trap of History
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A drone video captured the remarkable sight of a wolf pack deftly trekking through thick layers of snow by creating a tunnel in China.
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US should wade carefully into the Indian Ocean: The strategic significance of the Indian Ocean region is considerable and growing. Consisting of vast and diverse ...
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US should wade carefully into the Indian Ocean
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China bond outperformance tells a bigger story: China’s stock investors could be excused for feeling like President Xi Jinping is disinterested in their plight ...
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China bond outperformance tells a bigger story
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The Taiwanese grandmothers who went from feeling ‘old and useless’ to an Oscar nomination
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The Taiwanese grandmothers who went from feeling ‘old and useless’ to an ...
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EU agrees on new sanctions against Russia, ahead of Ukraine war anniversary: BRUSSELS: European Union countries on Wednesday (Feb 21) agreed on a new package of ...
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EU agrees on new sanctions against Russia, ahead of Ukraine war ...
Quick Glance: Fresh Measures Against Russia on War Anniversary
  • The EU is preparing new sanctions for the second anniversary of the Ukraine war.

  • The package includes expanded asset freezes and sanctions on companies.

  • The sanctions are expected to be formalized and published by the anniversary.

  • The package does not introduce new broad economic sanctions, targeting individuals and businesses.
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Hong Kong must be ‘relentless’ in efforts to lure music stars, John Lee says
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China Coast Guard ship 5901, known as “The Monster” for its size, has returned to the waters near Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea ... Show more
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Pentagon tracking new unidentified balloon over western US: The intercept comes a year after a Chinese spy balloon crossed the U.S. before being shot down.
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Pentagon tracking new unidentified balloon over western US
Quick Glance: US Tracking High Balloon over Midwest
  • The U.S. is tracking a high-altitude balloon over the Midwest, but it’s unclear if the balloon is a threat, officials said.

  • The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) stated that officials are tracking a small balloon at around 43,000 to 45,000 feet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is also aiding in monitoring the balloon.

  • NORAD dispatched fighter jets over Utah and confirmed it was 'not maneuverable and did not pose a threat to national security.'

  • Last year’s Chinese spy balloon incident strained relations between the U.S. and China, which slightly improved after a meeting between President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in November.
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China tells ICJ that Palestinians have the right to armed struggle: Ma Xinmin says armed struggle is distinct from acts of terrorism, while Iraq rails against ...
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China tells ICJ that Palestinians have the right to armed struggle
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Biden's reliance on notecards at fundraisers worries donors: The president looks to notecards to help explain his own policy positions — on questions he ...
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Biden's reliance on notecards at fundraisers worries donors
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China’s Xi Jinping was once a “humble” leader who has “totally changed” since taking control of the country in the style of Mao Zedong ... Show more
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China unveils guidelines for brain chip research: China has recently unveiled a set of ethical guidelines for companies to do invasive brain chip research on ...
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China unveils guidelines for brain chip research
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Joe Biden 2.0 offers chance at less global tension: Joe Biden’s re-election could ease global tension. A second term for the U.S. president may lead to less ...
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Joe Biden 2.0 offers chance at less global tension
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In power, Keating was a gift. Now, at 80, he’s a tragedy: Paul Keating’s incredible economic chutzpah supercharged Australia’s prosperity ...
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In power, Keating was a gift. Now, at 80, he’s a tragedy
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A directive from a Chinese provincial government seen as aiming to further shore up the ideology of Chinese President Xi Jinping and break away from late ... Show more
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China LGBTQ community hangs tough in dissent amid repression: HONG KONG -- In a scene like many played out in theaters around the world, last month a smiling ...
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China LGBTQ community hangs tough in dissent amid repression
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OpenAI’s Sora pours ‘cold water’ on China’s AI dreams: OpenAI’s recent text-to-video model Sora has fired a fresh warning shot to China about its gap with the ...
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OpenAI’s Sora pours ‘cold water’ on China’s AI dreams
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A speech by #Kashmiri activist and journalist #YanaMir in the #UKParliament went viral as she concluded it by asserting that she is not a Malala Yusufzai and she will never ... Show more
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Russia-Ukraine War: China’s Vanishing Neutrality: Full Chinese logistical support for Russia could be the real game changer of the war – and that support is ...
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Russia-Ukraine War: China’s Vanishing Neutrality
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EU opens formal investigation into TikTok’s impact on minors : The European Commission opened a formal investigation to review whether the social media app ...
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EU opens formal investigation into TikTok’s impact on minors 
Quick Glance: EU Commission Investigates TikTok for Child Protection
  • The EU Commission has opened formal proceedings against TikTok to examine potential violations in the area of child protection.

  • The decision is based on a preliminary investigation and risk report from TikTok, as well as formal inquiries from the EU institution regarding illegal content, protection of minors, and data access.

  • The investigation will focus on potential breaches of transparency and protection of minors, specifically addressing addictive design, screen time limits, age verification, and default privacy settings.

  • DSA requirements mandate implementing measures to ensure minors' privacy, safety, and security, including tailored default privacy settings for minors.
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Apex court refuses leave to challenge vernacular schools' use of Mandarin, Tamil: In a split decision, the Federal Court ruled that the applicants failed to ...
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Apex court refuses leave to challenge vernacular schools' use of Mandarin ...
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Xi Jinping wants to make China patriarchal again, but women are fighting back: Facing a low birth rate and an aging population, the ruling Chinese Communist ...
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Xi Jinping wants to make China patriarchal again, but women are fighting ...
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Beijing’s move to expand a travel scheme for mainland residents to visit Hong Kong shows President Xi Jinping’s care and support for the city ... Show more
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Philippines joint air patrol with US to 'protect territory': BEIJING/MANILA: A joint air patrol by the Philippines with the United States was aimed at protecting ...
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Philippines joint air patrol with US to 'protect territory'
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Exclusive: US targets China's top chipmaking plant after Huawei Mate 60 Pro: The Biden administration is turning up the heat on China's top sanctioned chipmaker ...
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Exclusive: US targets China's top chipmaking plant after Huawei Mate 60 ...
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House lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support: House lawmakers focused on crafting U.S. strategy toward China arrived Thursday in Taiwan in a show of ...
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House lawmakers visit Taiwan in show of support
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Chinese hit film Article 20 is ‘a fairy tale’ about the right to self-defence, legal experts say
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Chinese hit film Article 20 is ‘a fairy tale’ about the right to ...
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Japan and China start new talks on Fukushima water release: TOKYO -- Japan and China have launched a new round of discussions regarding the release of ...
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Japan and China start new talks on Fukushima water release
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Trump likely to raise tariffs on China in two steps, former official says: WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump will likely consider a two-step plan to sharply increase ...
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Trump likely to raise tariffs on China in two steps, former official says
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Philippine coast guard says Chinese claim of intrusion 'inaccurate': A Philippine coast guard official on Thursday described as "inaccurate" its Chinese ...
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Philippine coast guard says Chinese claim of intrusion 'inaccurate'