Onyx is violating the Linux kernel's license, refuses to release source code
- I don't think I understand what you are trying to say, but if you support China you support the violation of Human Rights, and that's a fact.
- I avoid using Chinese products when I can, but frankly, I think we need government regulation.
- I'm sure some components in my PC are made in China, but I'm human, and sometimes I just buy things not thinking of the consequences.
- That all depends if you value the integrity of your data or not, some Chinese products are great but you can be certain they are sapping every single bit of information they can and sending it back to be collected by the CCP.
- If you use the device offline, there shouldn't be an issue from Onyx withholding source code.
- I personally want the source code as I'd like to make modifications to the kernel in an attempt to put custom software on the device.
How India should respond to China's aggression
- As both governments work to defuse the situation, the loss of military lives is amplifying earlier calls for India to reduce its economic engagement with China.
- China looms large in Indian trade and investment, but the reverse is much less the case, even if the potential scale of the market and India’s capacity for innovation has attracted Chinese companies.
- An important marker of New Delhi’s deepening concerns was the decision announced by Modi while at a summit in Bangkok last November that India would not participate in the final negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
- If India wishes to maintain distance from both the United States and China, then its best option is to engage with coalitions of middle powers that share some of India’s concerns on the non-market behaviour of Chinese entities while maintaining commercial contact with China.
How much trouble is Huawei in?
- European countries and mobile carriers are now worried that Huawei won't be able to provide 5G infrastructure as promised given the "massive hit to their business" from the new US export controls, she said.
- Yet even as it claims independence from Beijing, Huawei has been caught up in sparring between China and the United States, and to an increasing degree, the European Union and countries such as India that are growing more wary of China.
- There was a moment during the pandemic "where China was able to assert itself on the global stage as a leader, and I think they fumbled that," especially in Europe, after China sent masks and respirators of dubious quality to countries experiencing outbreaks, said Nietsche.
- India, meanwhile, had been going back and forth over whether to include Huawei equipment in the country's 5G network, said Chaitanya Giri, an analyst with Indian foreign policy think tank Gateway House.
Hong Kong needs substantial action from the West, not just words
- Crowds gathered for an annual protest that for the first time ever was banned, and police said they had arrested 370 people, including 10 under the new security law, among them a 15-year-old girl.
- Instead of voicing feel-good rhetoric, Washington needs to follow the lead of the United Kingdom and its "new bespoke immigration route," which could pave the way for British citizenship for some 2.9 million Hong Kongers who hold special passports as overseas British subjects from before the 1997 handover, and proceed with adjustments to immigration or citizenship laws to allow the entry of Hong Kong residents.
- Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Emily Lau told me the law will have a chilling effect on many sectors of society, including the media.
- While sanctions are the international community's go-to tool of punishment when it comes to holding regimes accountable for their actions, standing by Hong Kong should include expedited refugee status for members of the city's pro-democracy movement and eased immigration restrictions for anyone else who is fearful.
5G was going to unite the world—instead it’s tearing us apart
- The 5G dispute centers on Huawei, arguably China’s most important tech company, with a dominant position in networking equipment, a big smartphone business, and increasingly sophisticated chips.
- The technical specifications for 5G are developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a coalition of standards organizations from the US, Europe, China, Japan, India, and South Korea.
- Last month, the US government clarified a rule allowing US companies to work with Huawei on technical standards, after previous versions apparently caused US firms to lessen their involvement in standard-shaping.
- Samm Sacks, a cybersecurity policy and China digital economy fellow at New America, notes that the US is increasingly taking a more offensive approach to competition with China in areas such as artificial intelligence, chip development, and 5G, by proposing more investment in chipmaking technology and promoting open communications standards.
Hong Kong was once a home for critics of Beijing. Now they might not even be safe at the airport
- But for artists like Badiucao, who has no intention of stopping criticizing governments in his work, or displaying previous art that was political, the law could apply as soon as he sets foot inside Hong Kong -- even though he is now an Australian citizen.
- Maggie Lewis, an expert in contemporary Chinese law at Seton Hall University, said she would now consider the risk differently every time she traveled the city.
- Now, under the new security law, experts fear such moves could increase -- especially if staunch critics of the Communist Party feel they can't return.
- Many law experts and dissidents agree it remains unclear how worried critics traveling through Hong Kong should be, or exactly how the Chinese government intends to use the law.
China’s thirst for beer proving a win for Canada in barley feud
- China’s thirsty beer markets are fuelling a surge in Canadian barley shipments amid the Asian nation’s feud with Australia.
- Canada exported 175,500 tons of barley to China in May, up 38 per cent from a year earlier, according to the Canadian Grain Commission.
- The number of acres allocated to barley in Canada is set to rise to the highest in more than a decade in 2020 and any additional output could be absorbed by demand from China’s beer and livestock industries, said Errol Anderson, president of ProMarket Communications in Calgary.
- Canada, the second-largest malt-barley exporter to China, had already been trying to gain a bigger share of China’s beer market from Australia.
- Exports from France are poised to benefit from the Australian tariffs, and consultant Strategie Grains boosted its outlook for this season’s European Union barley shipments by 6 per cent in a June report, citing higher projected sales to China.
Joe Oliver: Time for Canada the punching bag to start hitting back at China
- The current debate should lead to a broader examination of China’s global assertiveness, how it presents itself to the world and the urgent need for Canada to stop acting like a punching bag and start punching above our weight.
- On one side is the United States, Canada’s closest neighbour, biggest trading partner and long-time ally — a free-market democracy that respects individual rights and the rule of law but has become more inward-looking and riven by intractable internal divisions.
- This month Canadians got an inside look from Victor Gao, vice-president of the Beijing-based Centre for China and Globalization.
- Canada needs to diversify its overseas markets and China wants to diversify its sources of supply, a point I heard personally from President Xi Jinping in 2015.
- We also need a careful review of Chinese direct investments, especially those posing national security risks.
Chinese stocks hit their highest level in 5 years, while Europe looks for direction with US markets closed for July 4th
- Global stocks painted a confused picture on Friday as the US holiday for the Fourth of July caused thin liquidity in markets, and upbeat Chinese PMI data pushed Chinese stocks to a five-year high.
- In Asia, China's Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 (CSI300) closed at its highest level in five years at 4419.60 after stronger than expected data out of the country's service sector.
- China's services PMI — a closely watched economic survey — hit a 10-year high on Friday in the latest sign that the country's economic recovery as it comes out of the worst of its coronavirus crisis is accelerating.
- That exceeded the 3 million new jobs expected by economists surveyed by Bloomberg and represents the second straight month of job additions during the coronavirus induced recession.
The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far
- In April, Iran-linked hackers were caught launching phishing attacks against the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, which has been working to develop and distribute treatments for Covid-19.
- As far back as 2013, state-backed hackers worked to develop spyware and web-hacking techniques they could deploy to track and manipulate the Uighur population.
- A spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called that "baseless and nonsense." Tensions between Australia and China have escalated in recent months over trade negotiations, and the pattern of aggressive espionage campaigns and trade secret theft is reminiscent of hacking initiatives China has launched against countries around the world.
- Days later, researchers published findings that Iranian hacking groups have been pelting the US grid with digital attacks, attempting to gain access inside electric utilities and oil and gas companies.
- At the beginning of June, Google's Threat Analysis Group said that the Iran-linked actor APT 35, aka Charming Kitten, had launched phishing attacks against President Donald Trump's reelection campaign.