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OPM hacked, 4 million records compromised

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 6:45pm 6/4/2015 at 6:45pm
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US officials suspect hackers in China are responsible for a cyber attack on the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) computer systems that left the personal information of almost four million current and former federal government employees exposed.

The breach, which was detected back in April, is now being described as one...

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Ithaca “Jewish Voice for Peace” activists swing at Israel, hit China boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00am 5/16/2015 at 10:00am
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This would be funny were it not for the fact that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is such a sad sack of haters.

Activists from Ithaca Jewish Voice for Peace were behind the recent failed effort to get GreenStar Food Coop in Ithaca, NY (home of Cornell University) to boycott Israel....

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China Climate Change Deal Comes Down to Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:30am 11/14/2014 at 8:30am
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This week, the United States and China shocked the world with a joint announcement pledging to address greenhouse gas emissions. The plan has been touted as “historic” by Administration leaders, but critics say that the end game of this plan is less about controlling climate change, and more about creating a...

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Is Hong Kong on brink of its own version of Tiananmen Square?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5:02pm 9/28/2014 at 5:02pm
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My stepdaughter, a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Chinese, works in Beijing.

Today, she has been regularly protesting updates via Facebook on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and confirms that tear gas is being used to disperse the massive crowds.

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the...

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Israel winning the social media war … in China

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:00am 9/6/2014 at 7:00am
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I guess it is not really surprising that Israel is doing well in Chinese social media.

Israel and China have signed a series of new trade agreements in recent months, including academic cooperation, as we detailed in Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS.

Those expanding trade connections, based in large...

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Boeing targeted by Chinese hackers

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 12:50pm 7/13/2014 at 12:50pm
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In May, the Obama Administration announced a crackdown of Chinese cyber espionage. The grand jury indictments charged five Chinese People’s Liberation Army members with hacking the computers of a number of U.S. businesses and organizations.

Now the U.S. government alleges that Boeing was the target in a new round of...

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India Doubles its Forces along Border with China

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:59am 6/17/2014 at 10:59am
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It looks likes one of the global flashpoints I mentioned earlier this year is heating up.

While Iraq descends rapidly into chaos, tensions may be building in another section of the Asian continent. India is poised to double its forces along the border with China.

The new BJP government is keen to send...

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Israel: Moving Towards Asia and Away from Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:30am 5/28/2014 at 8:30am
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For years many the feeling was that Europe had unquestioned leverage with Israel and therefore could take sides without losing its clout. But trade and tech have taken their toll on this assumption. Israel is building alliances in Asia, and European leverage is sure to suffer.

Former Israeli foreign and defense minister,...

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Israel-China tech deal another blow to BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:30am 5/21/2014 at 8:30am
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Two days ago we asked, Did Indian election eviscerate BDS?, noting that election of a pro-Israel party and leader made likely vastly expanded business for Israel in India.  We noted also a massive joint academic research deal signed with China.

It has just been announced that Israel had signed massive trade deals with...

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China unhappy after cyber espionage charges

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:48pm 5/20/2014 at 5:48pm
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China is not taking lightly the recent announcement that the United States has charged five Chinese military officers with conspiring to hack into computers of commercial entities in the U.S. for competitive and economic advantage.

In response to Monday’s announcement, China’s Assistant Foreign Minister summoned U.S. ambassador to China, Max Baucus, to...

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U.S. charges Chinese military officers in cyber espionage case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:30pm 5/19/2014 at 6:30pm
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The Justice Department today announced the indictment of several Chinese military officers over accusations of economic cyber espionage against American companies and organizations.

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Did Indian election eviscerate BDS?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:49am 5/19/2014 at 11:49am
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I don’t know much about Indian politics, so I haven’t written about the election sweep which threw out the long-dominant Congress Party.

I do know that successive Indian governments have had at times contradictory relations with with Israel; not as crazed anti-Israel as many, but not solidly on Israel’s side either.

Indian-born writer Vijeta...

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Chinese territorial claims spark violent protests in Vietnam

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5:30pm 5/18/2014 at 5:30pm
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Tensions between China and Vietnam have recently escalated after more than two weeks of conflict over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

From CNN:

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam and is sending ships to retrieve more of them after deadly anti-Chinese violence erupted last week...

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China property bubble bursting

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:41am 4/16/2014 at 8:41am
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China Housing Market Bubble Start to Pop as Economy Faces Hard-Landing:

China’s property bubble has already started to burst as the country struggles to avoid a hard-landing after the housing market became overheated with soaring prices.

China’s commercial and residential property sectors are not doing well, especially in the city of Hangzho, which...

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Snowden’s double-edged sword

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 24, 2014 at 11:49am 3/24/2014 at 11:49am
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Edward Snowden is the hero of those seeking to protect privacy of Americans.

He’s also certainly the hero of the Russian and Chinese military and intelligence services, who don’t exactly speak on camera.

The New York Times and Spiegel revealed, based on Snowden leaks, how the NSA managed to penetrate a Chinese computer equipment...

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Knife attack at Chinese train station leaves dozens dead

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:30am 3/2/2014 at 7:30am
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At least 29 people were killed Saturday after assailants wielding knives stormed a train station in southwestern China, in what has been described as “an organized, premeditated violent terrorist attack.”

From the Associated Press via ABC News:

More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern...

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Japan and India tag-team to contain China

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 7:07pm 2/2/2014 at 7:07pm
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Japan and India don’t necessarily have the warmest relationship with their neighbor, China.

China hasn’t exactly lessened tensions by enforcing a no-fly zone over Japanese islands. And its rapidly expanding military efforts haven’t brought comfort to India’s government, especially with a long history of border tensions.

Since it has become apparent that the...

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