‘No way the US can crush us’: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei attacks arrest of daughter Meng Wanzhou as politically motivated

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.“Firstly, I object to what the US has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable,” Ren told the BBC in an interview.“There’s no way the US can crush us”In an exclusive interview with the BBC, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei describes the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company’s chief financial officer, as politically…
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‘Hypocritical, immoral, unfair bullying’: Chinese spokesman Geng Shuang blasts US for ‘fabricating’ security fears against Huawei as economic ploy

China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.And in a potential blow to the US’s effort to rally its allies on the issue, British media reported that the country’s intelligence agencies have found it is possible to limit the security risks of using Chinese equipment in so-called 5G networks.The US argues that Beijing…
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Li Nanyang, daughter of Mao’s personal secretary Li Rui, boycotts father’s funeral and says he rejected state trappings for burial

The daughter of Mao Zedong’s personal secretary is boycotting her father’s funeral, which she says is taking place against his wishes in a cemetery reserved for high-ranking revolutionary figures.According to Li Nanyang, her father Li Rui will be interred in the Babaoshan cemetery on Wednesday in an official ceremony at which the Chinese flag will be draped over his casket.But the official funeral is not what Li, who had lost faith in the Chinese Communist Party, would have wanted, his daughter…
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Chinese military institute puts focus on ‘urgent needs’ of frontline troops

A top Chinese military research institute is stepping up efforts “on the ground” in answer to the leadership’s call to boost combat readiness, according to state media.The Systems Engineering Institute (SEI) under the Academy of Military Science (AMS) is directing more researchers into studies to determine the “urgent needs” of frontline troops, PLA Daily  reported on Monday.The military newspaper said researchers would strengthen cooperation with “civilian bodies”, especially in areas such as…
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How Huawei went from small-time trader in Shenzhen to world’s biggest telecoms equipment supplier

Before 2004, few mobile network operators in Europe had heard of Huawei Technologies, much less considered it a potential supplier. But that changed after Richard Yu Chengdong, who now heads Huawei’s consumer business, proved to a small Dutch operator the lengths to which the Chinese company was willing to go to serve its customers.Back then, Telfort was the smallest of four cellular communications providers in the Netherlands. Daunted by the prevailing market prices to deploy a 3G network, the…
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Police embedded in grass-roots Communist Party cells as security grip tightens on Beijing

Police officers in Beijing are being appointed to top positions in grass-roots Communist Party cells overseeing communities throughout the city as part of sweeping efforts to further tighten control and scrutiny of residents in the capital.In Tongzhou district alone, 239 police officers had been appointed deputy party chiefs of outlying villages and urban communities, Beijing Daily reported on Sunday.The authorities began a pilot programme of the policy in 2012 and plan to have it in place…
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Border war with Vietnam a lingering wound for China’s forgotten soldiers

For retired Chinese soldier Zhong Jianqiang, the battles of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese are a distant memory, but his fight for dignity and justice goes on.Now 60, Zhong was among the 300,000 People’s Liberation Army soldiers who fought in the bloody border war that claimed the lives of nearly 7,000 of his comrades. Although the main conflict lasted less than a month, clashes continued throughout the 1980s until the normalisation of relations between the two neighbours in 1991.On February 17, 1979…
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China data leak exposes vast hi-tech surveillance operation in Xinjiang

A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.An online database containing names, ID card numbers, birth dates and location data was left unprotected for months by Shenzhen-based facial-recognition technology firm SenseNets Technology, according to Victor Gevers, co-founder of non-profit organisation GDI.Foundation, who first noted the vulnerability in a…
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African swine fever found in Chinese frozen pork dumplings, but you can still buy them

Frozen pork dumplings made by a company in central China have been withdrawn from sale online after authorities found they contained traces of the African swine fever virus, according to local media reports.The food safety regulator in Xiangxi prefecture, Hunan province, found the contamination in three samples of dumplings made by Henan-based Sanquan Foods, the mainland China-based China Times reported on Sunday.The affected products had been produced by a subsidiary based in Henan province,…
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The eco-fighter who tackles the scourge of rubbish on China’s beaches

Liu Yonglong, a native of inland China, had long looked forward to travelling to the seaside and contemplating the country’s marine beauty. But when he finally visited Shanghai’s shores more than a decade ago, what he saw shocked him.
Instead of the “clean and beautiful” oceanside he had expected to find, he saw a beach covered with trash and a sea topped with a thick layer of litter.
“As a person from a hinterland region, I always had an aspiration for the sea,…
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