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Media Report
July 08 , 2019
  • CNBC reports, "A new analysis of CVs of Huawei staff appeared to reveal deeper links between the technology giant and China's military and intelligence bodies than had been previously acknowledged by the firm. The paper, which looks at employment records of Huawei employees, concluded that 'key mid-level technical personnel employed by Huawei have strong backgrounds in work closely associated with intelligence gathering and military activities.' Some employees can be linked 'to specific instances of hacking or industrial espionage conducted against Western firms,' it claimed. The study may heighten concerns among governments who are analyzing claims that Huawei poses a national security risk. Some countries are worried that Huawei could install so-called backdoors in its telecommunications networking equipment that would allow the Chinese government to access user data. Huawei has repeatedly denied it would ever engage in such activity."
  • The New York Times reports, "Protesters held another march in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first major action since a small group of demonstrators broke into the city's legislature last Monday in a dramatic escalation of recent tensions. It was the latest in a series of protests that have roiled Hong Kong since the city's leaders tried to push through a contentious bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. The protests, which organizers say have drawn up to two million people, have been mostly peaceful, apart from a few violent confrontations between police officers and demonstrators. Organizers said about 230,000 turned out for Sunday's protests. The police said the turnout was 56,000 at its peak. Tensions culminated last week when an offshoot group of young protesters smashed their way into a legislative building and ransacked the premises, as hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in a concurrent protest elsewhere in the city."
  • Reuters reports, "China and the rest of the world must co-exist, Vice President Wang Qishan said on Monday, in an indirect jab at the United States, with which Beijing is trying to resolve a bitter trade war. Top representatives of the world's two biggest economies are trying to resume talks this week to try and resolve their year-long trade dispute, which has seen the two countries place increasingly harsh tariffs on each other's imports. The Trump administration has accused China of engaging in unfair trade practices that discriminate against U.S. firms, forced technology transfers and intellectual property rights theft. Beijing has denied all the charges. 'China's development can't shut out the rest of the world. The world's development can't shut out China,' Wang told the World Peace Forum at Beijing's elite Tsinghua University."
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