Tuesday, December 18, 2018

US believes Chinese intelligence was behind massive Marriott hack, as Mike Pompeo decries Beijing’s ‘cyberattacks across the world’

US believes Chinese intelligence was behind massive Marriott hack, as Mike Pompeo decries Beijing’s...

The United States said Wednesday that China was behind the massive hack of data from hotel giant Marriott, part of an ongoing global campaign of cyber-theft run by Beijing. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed to Fox News’ Fox & Friends programme that the government believes Chinese authorities masterminded the Marriott data theft. “They have…
Lawmakers should consider extending allegiance requirement to district councils and rural bodies in Hong Kong, says Beijing loyalist Maria Tam

Lawmakers should consider extending allegiance requirement to district councils and rural bodies in Hong...

Hong Kong’s legislature should consider extending the requirement of allegiance to rural and district level elections, pro-establishment camp heavyweight Maria Tam Wai-chu said on Saturday. Elections that did not involve a seat in a council, such as for the 1,200-strong committee that selects the chief executive, however, might not need to be covered, she added.…
Safeguard China’s constitution and sovereignty, any challenge will not be tolerated, top Beijing legal official tells Hong Kong

Safeguard China’s constitution and sovereignty, any challenge will not be tolerated, top Beijing legal...

A top legal official from Beijing urged Hongkongers on Tuesday to safeguard China’s constitution and sovereignty, warning that any activities challenging the central government’s authority would not be tolerated. Shen Chunyao, chairman of the Basic Law Committee and the Legislative Affairs Commission of China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), described…
Why falling steel prices in Shanghai mean rising smog in Beijing

Why falling steel prices in Shanghai mean rising smog in Beijing

Steel yourself, there’s bad news for anyone with asthma or who likes to see the Fragrant Hills from their office block this winter By Tom Holland 3 Dec 2018 Weather forecaster: the price of steel futures. Photo: Reuters If you want to know whether Beijing will succeed in its ambitious programme to procure pollution-free blue…
How China’s ambitious plan to tax global income faces opposition in US, Hong Kong and even Beijing

How China’s ambitious plan to tax global income faces opposition in US, Hong Kong...

China is facing great pressure to tone down its ambitious plan to tax the worldwide income of those who stay in the mainland for over 183 days, following opposition from a government department in charge of attracting overseas talent to Hong Kong, as well as hurdles to obtain information about its residents’ assets in the…
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