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China asks U.S. to stop ‘unreasonable suppression’ of Huawei

(Reuters) — China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday the United States needed to stop the “unreasonable suppression” of Chinese companies like Huawei, and a Chinese newspaper said the government was ready to retaliate against Washington. The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment company Huawei, spurring fears of […]

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Blizzard reinstates Hong Kong protestor’s prize, says “China had no influence”

After four days of mounting public pressure, Blizzard Entertainment took a late Friday opportunity—8:30pm ET, where press releases go to die—to partially undo its ban on three members of the Hearthstone esports community for making statements in support of Hong Kong. The outright ban applied to professional Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung has since been […]

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Twitter and Facebook take first actions against China for using fake accounts to sow discord in Hong Kong

Riot police detain a protester during a demonstration in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood of Hong Kong on Aug. 11. (Issei Kato/Reuters) August 19 at 6:25 PM Twitter and Facebook said Monday they had taken action against China for using hundreds of fake accounts to sow political discord during the Hong Kong protests, marking the […]

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China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App

BEIJING — China has turned its western region of Xinjiang into a police state with few modern parallels, employing a combination of high-tech surveillance and enormous manpower to monitor and subdue the area’s predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities. Now, the digital dragnet is expanding beyond Xinjiang’s residents, ensnaring tourists, traders and other visitors — and digging […]