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Pictures of Duke University Students Captured for Chinese Artificial Intelligence Research

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:30am 6/16/2019 at 11:30am

The brave new world is here. There are cameras everywhere, and it’s not working out too well.

CBS 17 News reports:

Thousands of pictures of Duke University​ students captured for Chinese artificial intelligence research

Pictures of about 2,000 Duke University students are in a recently-deleted database whose users included Chinese military academies.

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U.S. plans to refine its way out of potential “rare earths” crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/2/2019 at 2:00pm
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There was once a time that the American economy was threatened by OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) because we were an importer of petroleum products.

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Emory University Fires Two Professors for Failing to Disclose Research Funding from China

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 8:00am 5/28/2019 at 8:00am

Relations between China and the U.S. in American academics have been tenuous for a few years now, so this is a bigger deal than it seems at first glance.

Yahoo News reports:

Professors fired from Emory University for hiding grants from China

Two Chinese American professors at Emory University have been fired for failing...

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Expectations Smashed as U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% in First Quarter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00am 4/26/2019 at 11:00am
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I have to admit this news shocked me after lukewarm jobs reports in January and February.

The Commerce Department announced this morning the economy grew at a 3.2% rate in the first quarter due to “higher exports and inventory investment.” Economists predicted a 2.5% GDP.

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Chinese National Arrested, Charged After Carrying ‘Malicious Software’ Into Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 9:00am 4/3/2019 at 9:00am
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Secret Service arrested a Chinese national identified as Yujing Zhang after she managed to get past past initial security at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend with President Donald Trump in town.

Zhang had four cell phones, laptop, external hard drive, and a thumb drive. The complaint against her stated the thumb drive had...

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U.S. Cities Ending Costly Recycling Programs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:00am 3/20/2019 at 9:00am
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Communities across the nation have promoted the virtues of recycling, and millions of Americans have dutifully segregated their wastes to “save the planet.”

However, now many of those programs have started to end because of escalating costs.

Philadelphia is now burning about half of its 1.5 million residents’ recycling material in an incinerator...

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U.S. Officials: Chinese Hackers Attacked American Universities to Steal Maritime Technology

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00am 3/6/2019 at 11:00am
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There is growing concern among experts in the U.S. that China is targeting American universities for hacking, specifically for maritime technology.

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DOJ Charges Chinese Tech Giant Huawei and Its CFO With Stealing Trade Secrets, Misleading Banks About Iran Dealings

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/31/2019 at 1:00pm
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We have been following the developments related to Canada’s arrest of China’s Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

The Department of Justice officially unsealed charges against...

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China offers to go on $1Trillion “shopping spree” to reduce U.S. trade deficit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 5:30pm 1/19/2019 at 5:30pm
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In the midst of the clash between President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Buzzfeed rumors, trade talks between the U.S. and China have been chugging along, with an aim to reach an agreement to end the tariff dispute before the 90-day truce agreed to by President Trump and China’s Xi...

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During visit to China, Kim Jong-un commits to denuclearization & second U.S summit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/12/2019 at 2:00pm

Chinese officials are currently planning to send their top trade negotiator to Washington, D.C., next month for trade talks designed to end the tariff battle between the two nations.

Ahead of the meetings, the Chinese are appearing to leverage their influence with North Korea to optimum benefit. North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un...

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China Cracks Down on Christmas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 9:35am 12/25/2018 at 9:35am
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Chinese authorities are cracking down on Christmas celebrations.

Several Chinese cities have banned Christmas decorations, with government officials ordering the removal of Christmas trees, lights and bells from shopping malls and offices.

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Third Canadian detained in China as legal case of “Communist Princess” continues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/23/2018 at 2:00pm
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We have been following the legal case of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei, who has been accused of conspiracy to defraud banks after the company allegedly skirted sanctions on Iran.

This week, a third Canadian has been arrested amid the continuing legal action against Meng.

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After Canada arrests Chinese executive, China detains two Canadians

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/15/2018 at 12:00pm
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We have been following the legal case of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei, who has been accused of conspiracy to defraud banks after the company allegedly skirted sanctions on Iran.
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China summons American envoy over Huawei CFO’s arrest in Canada

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8:18pm 12/9/2018 at 8:18pm
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Canada recently arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who faces extradition to the United States on suspicion because U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

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China Agrees To Label Fentanyl A Controlled Substance

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:00am 12/3/2018 at 9:00am
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During talks with President Trump on Saturday, China reportedly agreed to label the synthetic opioid fentanyl a controlled substance. The White House is calling this move a “wonderful humanitarian gesture.”

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported...

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Genetically edited twins give birth to scientific, ethical controversies

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/2/2018 at 6:00pm
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The arrival of twin girls born in China, whose genetic make-up was edited while they were embryos using cutting-edge technology, has given birth to ethical qualms and scientific controversies.

To begin with, more than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned the experimental geneticist’s claims.

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U. S. Agrees To Suspend Tariff Increase While Trade Talks Continue

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/2/2018 at 2:00pm
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In a meeting between President Trump and China’s Xi Jinping, Trump agreed to delay the increase in tariffs scheduled for January 1, 2019 while trade talks continue.

The tariffs in question were set to jump from 10% to 25%, but this increase will not take place while the two countries engage in...

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