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China Digest (1)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> —————————————— —————————————— Threats from Beijing on the US proposal to base intermediate range weapons in Asia. AUS sees a curious media campaign around the notion of the US basing intermediate range weapons Down Under, that given the range between any such basing would push them well outside… Continue reading China Digest (1)

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China is manipulating its currency, U.S. Treasury Department declares


Published: Aug 5, 2019 Mnuchin’s declaration could lead to new sanctions, increased trade tensions By MIKE MURPHY, EDITOR The U.S. Treasury Department designated China as a currency manipulator on Monday afternoon, after the yuan’s value against the dollar fell below a “line in the sand” and intensified trade tensions. In a statement, the Treasury Department said Secretary Steve… Continue reading China is manipulating its currency, U.S. Treasury Department declares

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China-Russia Joint Statement Reveals Disinformation on Strategic Arms


In light of yesterday’s joint Russia-China “Right of Passage” flight through the Korean Air Defense Zone, which Russia and China claim is international airspace, this article takes on a whole new meeting.  This article uses joint land-based exercises, last year, as a demonstration of their cooperation, but yesterday’s flight is more recent, and in many… Continue reading China-Russia Joint Statement Reveals Disinformation on Strategic Arms

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CSIS: By Other Means—Part I: Campaigning in the Gray Zone


THIS is the most alarming part of the report, and we, the United States, are not even engaged (except against ISIS). Look and see if this isn’t the playbook for China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, named in the report as the “Gray-Zone Challengers”. The Gray Zone Toolkit These challengers primarily use the following coercive… Continue reading CSIS: By Other Means—Part I: Campaigning in the Gray Zone

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Hacker Heaven: Huawei’s Hidden Back Doors Found


How do you find hundreds of vulnerabilities hidden in millions of lines of firmware code? By   SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.on July 05, 2019 at 7:00 AM WASHINGTON: In a world where Chinese hackers steal everything from F-35 schematics to federal personnel files, why should we worry about Huawei? Because, cybersecurity experts explain, network routers, surveillance… Continue reading Hacker Heaven: Huawei’s Hidden Back Doors Found

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ASPI Strategist: Beyond Balancing”: Alternative U.S. Grand Strategies for Dealing with China and Russia


25 Jun 2019 Peter Layton It’s time to start paying attention. The US–China spat is doubling down. The hardline speeches given by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and then acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue revealed that both sides are preparing to fight their corners. In this, the most exposed… Continue reading ASPI Strategist: Beyond Balancing”: Alternative U.S. Grand Strategies for Dealing with China and Russia

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Is China’s new payment system the future?


DOWNLOAD Download the full report Aaron Klein Sunday, June 16, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY While America spent the past decade upgrading its bank based magnetic striped cards with chips, China experienced a retail payment revolution. Leapfrogging the card-based system, two new payment systems have come to dominate person-to-person, retail, and many business transactions. China’s new system… Continue reading Is China’s new payment system the future?