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Media Report
May 10 , 2019
  • The New York Times reports, "Trade talks between China and the United States ended on Friday without a deal, just hours after President Trump renewed his trade war with China by raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports and suggesting he was prepared for a long economic fight. In a series of early morning tweets, the president said tariffs on Chinese goods would bolster the United States economy and warned that he would tax nearly all Chinese imports if Beijing did not accede to America's demands. His comments, which came just ahead of talks between the two countries, suggested Mr. Trump is willing to prolong his trade war for the foreseeable future. The toughened stance has thrust the world's two largest economies back into a trade war that just one week ago had seemed on the cusp of ending. Just weeks ago, Mr. Trump was talking about a signing ceremony with Xi Jinping, China's president, for a trade deal he said would be 'epic.' But talks between the United States and China broke down over the weekend, with Mr. Trump and his advisers balking at China's attempts to renege on parts of an emerging trade agreement."

  • Reuters reports, "Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in the self-ruled and democratic island, and asked national security agencies to counter the campaign. Tsai, speaking to reporters after a national security meeting, said China's influence operations included attempts to interfere with elections and fake news campaigns. Taiwan holds presidential elections next January. She did not give details of specific incidents but said Taiwan's national security agencies would be finding ways to tackle China's moves. Tsai also said Taiwan would deter military aggression in the Taiwan Strait, vowing to boost defence capabilities, including upgrading military equipment and a recently launched programme to build submarines. 'The Chinese Communist Party continues to demonstrate provocative actions in the Taiwan Strait, destroying the status quo across the Taiwan Strait,' Tsai said."
  • Bloomberg reports, "A Chinese citizen was indicted for aiding a massive 2015 computer hack at health insurer Anthem Inc., one of the biggest thefts of consumer medical data in U.S. history. The four-count indictment unsealed Thursday in Indianapolis, where Anthem is based, accuses Fujie Wang, 32, of helping a hacking group in China infiltrate the computer systems of Anthem and three other U.S. businesses that aren't identified in the case, ultimately gaining access to personal information on nearly 80 million people at Anthem alone. Wang, who is at large, and another defendant, identified only as John Doe, drained Anthem's computer network of customers' names, health identification numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, income data and other personal information, according to the indictment."
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