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Besides Potential Chinese Backdoors, 5G Has Security Problems the United States Doesn’t Want to Fix for Its Own Surveillance Purposes
Schneier’s a good advocate.

I’m persuaded by the argument that banning Huawei is insufficient to secure 5G.

His tripartite depiction of 5G security problems (too complex to secure; legacy loopholes; missed opportunities) is memorable.

Some of his arguments feel tendentious, though: “If the United States is serious about tackling the national security threats related to an insecure 5G network, it needs to rethink the extent to which it values corporate profits and government espionage over security.” I don’t think anyone’s going to bet on security beating those two opponents.

He throws up his hands rather easily; he mentions the zero-trust approach, but implies it won’t work because your smartphone could be vulnerable to a downloaded exploit – that’s a smartphone issue, not a 5G issue.

And he doesn’t mention the obvious risk: a zero-trust architecture doesn’t do you any good if the network is unavailable.

Even if his solution of regulating companies weren’t politically impossible (for either US party, I think), it’s not at clear who and how he’d regulate. He gives no indication here of what he has in mind. Without that, it’s just empty handwaving.
ForeignPolicy  Bruce-Schneier  5G  Huawei  China  security  spectrum-vulnerability 
9 weeks ago by pierredv
Ghost ships, crop circles, and soft gold: A GPS mystery in Shanghai - MIT Technology Review, Nov 2019
"A sophisticated new electronic warfare system is being used at the world’s busiest port. But is it sand thieves or the Chinese state behind it?"

"Nobody knows who is behind this spoofing, or what its ultimate purpose might be. These ships could be unwilling test subjects for a sophisticated electronic warfare system, or collateral damage in a conflict between environmental criminals and the Chinese state that has already claimed dozens of ships and lives. But one thing is for certain: there is an invisible electronic war over the future of navigation in Shanghai, and GPS is losing."
GPS  China  spoofing  MIT-Technology-Review  shipping  maritime 
november 2019 by pierredv
The Two Things Every Senior Pentagon Leader Is Worried About - Defense One, Nov 2019
via AEI; author Mackenzie Eaglen is AEI Resident Fellow

"The second topic that every Pentagon leader brings up is China. Most Americans, they believe, do not fully grasp the threat, seeing the East Asian giant mostly as an economic competitor, not a full-fledged adversary. But defense leaders believe strongly that China has the greatest potential to change our American way of life. The threat is not just military, they say, but ideological, governmental, cultural, institutional, legal, financial, and more. "

"One troubling trend Americans will instinctively dislike is China’s near-takeover of the motion picture industry. “Hollywood can’t exist without China,” a former Paramount Pictures production chief told the Wall Street Journal in 2017. "

“China’s ambition befits the big screen—to compete with the U.S. as a global storyteller and spread its perspective in the same fashion American filmmakers have for a century,” the Journal wrote.
military  AEI  China  stories  storytelling 
november 2019 by pierredv
Rethinking Encryption - Jim Baker - Lawfare Oct 2019
"Public safety officials should continue to highlight instances where they find that encryption hinders their ability to effectively and efficiently protect society so that the public and lawmakers understand the trade-offs they are allowing. . . .

"But, for the reasons discussed above, public safety officials should also become among the strongest supporters of widely available strong encryption."

"What has changed [in his assessment and recommendations] is my acceptance of, or perhaps resignation to, the fact that Congress is unlikely to act, as well as my assessment that the relevant cybersecurity risks to society have grown disproportionately over the years when compared with other risks."
encryption  surveillance  China  security  cybersecurity 
october 2019 by pierredv
EC warns on state-backed threats to 5G - Mobile World Live
The European Commission (EC) highlighted significant security challenges arising from deployment of 5G networks following a wide-reaching risk assessment around the technology, in what is being regarded as a thinly-veiled swipe at Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE.

Following risk assessments by the bloc’s 28 member states, the EC highlighted several security challenges it believes are likely to appear or become more prominent in 5G than in previous generations of mobile technology.
EC  EuropeanCommission  5G  Huawei  ZTE  cybersecurity  spectrum-vulnerability  China 
october 2019 by pierredv
'China to Target GPS First in Cyber War' - Senator Sasse | RNTF Sep 2019
In the article below, the Senator is quoted as saying dominant scenarios for cyber war have China “…sort of blowing up everything in the near-space early in a conflict, which would take away lots of things like GPS​…”

Actually “blowing up” enough widely distributed GPS satellites to disable the entire system would be very difficult. It is much easier to envision the system being “virtually blown up” by two or three high powered Chinese satellites jamming GPS signals across the face of the planet.
RNTF  GPS  cyberwar  China 
september 2019 by pierredv
Stalking cheap Chinese GPS child trackers is as easy as 123... 456 – because that's the default password on 600k+ of these gizmos • The Register, Sep 2019
"Concerned parents who strap GPS trackers to their kids to keep tabs on the youngsters may be inadvertently putting their offspring in danger. Hundreds of thousands of the gizmos ship with pathetic security, including a default password of 123456, allowing them to be potentially monitored by strangers, it is claimed."

"White hats at Avast announced on Thursday they discovered 29 models of gadgets, designed to track their child wearers, had that weak default passcode. "

"once into an account, you can see the kid's GPS coordinates, eavesdrop on the built-in microphone, access any photos on the device, and potentially even make a call to the child"

"The security pros scanned a million account numbers, and said they found more than 600,000 vulnerable devices are in circulation"
TheRegister  GPS  China  cyber-spectrum  cybersecurity  hacking  Avast  surveillance  tracking 
september 2019 by pierredv
Viewpoint: Russia, China Alliance on Navigation Satellites Threatens GPS - National Defense | RNTF aug 2019
"Russia and China have been increasingly moving toward greater synergies between their respective satellite navigation systems since at least 2015."

"At least a few industry insiders see this as part of an on-going effort to virtually combine the two systems and replace GPS as the leading global navigation system. This has far reaching geo-political implications and could impact GPS operations globally."

"Having such a large and robust satellite system could also add to the two nations’ predilection for interfering with international GPS signals over broad areas. . . . Jamming and spoofing GPS has tactical and strategic advantages for Russia and China. "
RNTF  GPS  China  Russia  GNSS  GLONASS  BeiDou 
august 2019 by pierredv
China's version of GPS now has more satellites than US original - Nikkei Asian Review, Aug 2019

"China's BeiDou satellite positioning system has overtaken its U.S. rival in size, a shift with potentially huge implications for both high-tech industry and national security. ... As of the end of June, there were 35 BeiDou satellites in operation, compared with 31 for GPS"

"Qianxun SI, a location services provider funded by Alibaba Group Holding and others, is using BeiDou signals and data from more than 2,000 ground stations to create a positioning service for self-driving vehicles with an accuracy in the centimeter range. Just as the U.S. became the leader in positioning services with GPS, China is working to develop new satellite-based technology and promote it around the world using BeiDou."

"When using BeiDou for car navigation, the receiver could theoretically transmit the car's location to a satellite in orbit, said Dean Cheng, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. He also believes Chinese satellites can jam signals in specific areas. The U.S. government is worried that such capabilities could be used in cyberattacks."
China  GPS  GNSS  BeiDou  RNTF 
august 2019 by pierredv
China's Boss Criticizes 'Slackers' as Company Makes Cuts | Top News | US News Apr 2019
" Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Inc, has weighed in on an ongoing debate about the Chinese tech industry's grueling overtime work culture, lamenting that years of growth had increased the number of "slackers" in his firm who are not his "brothers.""
China  employment  culture 
april 2019 by pierredv
Asia Times | Air China staffer in US worked for Beijing | Article Apr 2019
"A former employee of Air China who worked at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport has pleaded guilty to placing unscreened packages aboard flights to Beijing at the behest of Chinese military personnel and diplomats stationed at the United Nations headquarters."
China  AsiaTimes 
april 2019 by pierredv
The Race Is On: Assessing the US-China Artificial Intelligence Competition - Modern War Institute Apr 2019
A revanchist Russia might be the scourge of the Western defense community, but Vladimir Putin has arguably issued the clearest articulation of AI’s massive potential: “Whoever becomes the leader in [AI] will become the ruler of the world.” But how do we assess who is leading?
AI  US  China  warfare 
april 2019 by pierredv
GPS spoofing, low-cost GPS simulator - DEF CON 23 , 2015
Unicorn Team – Radio and Hardware Security Research
Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd
GPS  spoofing  DefCon  China  hacking 
february 2019 by pierredv
Protecting your online privacy is tough—but here's a start — Quartz, Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Jan 2019
"Many decisions that affect your life are now dictated by the interpretation of your data profile rather than personal interactions. "

"The bad news is that when it comes to your digital profile, the data you choose to share is just the tip of an iceberg. We do not see the rest that is hidden under the water of the friendly interfaces of mobile apps and online services. The most valuable data about us is inferred beyond our control and without our consent. It’s these deeper layers we can’t control that really make the decisions, not us."

First layer: "data you feed into social media and mobile applications"

"The second layer is made of behavioral observations. ... It contains things that you probably do not want to share with everybody, like your real-time location and a detailed understanding of your intimate and professional relationships. "

"The third layer is composed of interpretations of the first and second. This layer infers conclusions about not just what we do but who we are based on our behavior and metadata. ... The task of these profile-mapping algorithms is to guess things that you are not likely to willingly reveal."

"Binding decisions made by banks, insurers, employers, and public officers are made by big data and algorithms, not people. "

"... China. As part of their “social credit score” system, every citizen is ranked on professional and personal interactions, online activity, and public appearances. Fail to pay a parking ticket? Look up banned topics online? Your actions in real life have lasting effects, such as your ability to buy train tickets or send your kids to good schools."
Quartz  privacy  data  surveillance  behavior  China 
february 2019 by pierredv
(14) Shanghai's Underwater Quarry Hotel | The B1M - YouTube
"Extending 90 metres down into an abandoned quarry, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a structure like no other."
TheB1M  architecture  construction  hotel  Shanghai  China  video  YouTube 
december 2018 by pierredv
Chinese authorities use 'gait' surveillance to identify people by their body shape and walk - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Nov 2018
"Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool called "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras."
surveillance  China  ABC 
november 2018 by pierredv
China 'social credit': Beijing sets up huge system - BBC News, Oct 2015
The Chinese government is building an omnipotent "social credit" system that is meant to rate each citizen's trustworthiness.

By 2020, everyone in China will be enrolled in a vast national database that compiles fiscal and government information, including minor traffic violations, and distils it into a single number ranking each citizen.
BBC  China 
september 2018 by pierredv
Leave No Dark Corner - Foreign Correspondent, ABC, Sep 2018
"It’s innocuously called “Social Credit”. In fact it’s a dystopian personal scorecard for every one of China’s 1.4 billion citizens."
ABC  Australia  China  surveillance  democracy 
september 2018 by pierredv
Nokia warns that Trump’s China tariffs could impede U.S. 5G rollouts | FierceWireless
Nokia filed a warning with the FCC that President Trump's moves to levy tariffs on a wide variety of components from China could impede operators’ rollout of 5G network technology in the United States.

“Of particular concern to Nokia are the recent tariffs imposed on trade with China, which specifically target a wide range of components that are critical to 5G,” Nokia wrote in a recent filing to the FCC.
FierceWireless  Nokia  FCC  5G  China  trade  tariffs 
september 2018 by pierredv
LandSpace Unveils Highly Ambitious New Rocket - Via Satellite - Jul 2018
"The rocket was defined as China’s first medium-size liquid oxygen-methane launch rocket, and is designed to launch a 4000kg payload into 200km LEO, or a 2000kg payload into 500km Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO)."

"LandSpace ZQ-2 will be focusing on high efficiency and high cost performance, which LandSpace sees as the main concerns of the current aerospace market. "
China  satellite  launch  ViaSatellite 
july 2018 by pierredv
China developing reusable space rocket - Xinhua | Apr 2018
China aims to recover the first stage of the Long March-8 carrier rocket, which is still under development and is expected to make its maiden flight around 2021, according to a Chinese rocket expert.
China  space  launch 
april 2018 by pierredv
Analysts: Space weapons proliferating, there is more congestion and competition - Apr 2018
"As more countries and commercial companies invest in space programs, it is becoming harder to tell the difference between peaceful research projects and potentially destructive weapons, warns a new study by the Secure World Foundation. And an accelerating arms race in space raises huge concerns for the United States."

"The foundation on Wednesday released the report, “Global Counterspace Capabilities: An Open Source Assessment.” Counterspace is an umbrella term for any technology that could be used to deceive, disrupt, deny, degrade or destroy space systems. Space weapons include direct-ascent, co-orbital, electronic warfare, directed energy and cyber."

"Like the United States, China has designated space as a military domain. Open source documents suggest China is pursuing “space superiority using offensive and defensive means.” It is still unclear whether China intends to deploy offensive space weapons in a future conflict or whether it has them as a deterrent against U.S. aggression."

"The report said cyberwarfare is a concern in space, but actual evidence of cyber attacks in the public domain is scant. "

"Researchers were not able to find open-source proof, however, that the United States has sufficient means to defend the GPS system if attacked. "
SpaceNews  SWF  space  warfare  counterspace  China  GPS  US  Russia 
april 2018 by pierredv
Chinese Satellite Industry to Disrupt Markets Across Eurasia - Via Satellite -
"Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) China Satcom Markets (CSM) report finds a Chinese satellite industry primed to take a larger share of the global satcom market through attractive one-stop-shop offerings, aggressive growth plans and enhanced exports. For Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) High Throughput Satellites (HTS) alone, NSR forecasts Chinese state-owned companies to manufacture and launch more than 800 Gbps of capacity by 2026, with much of this coming over Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia."

"According to NSR, since the end of the Cold War, the satellite and space industry has been a duopoly between the United States and European Union (EU), with other players such as Russia, Japan, and now India playing a secondary role. At some point soon, however, it appears likely China will assume a position as a top-tier space nation globally, with significant ramifications for the satellite telecoms industry."
ViaSatellite  China  NSR  satellite  business  commerce  geopolitics 
february 2018 by pierredv
Satellite entrepreneurs looking for sky-high revenues from internet services in space | Financial Post, Feb 2018
Jeff Foust: "Kepler Communications, a Toronto company planning a constellation of 50 small satellites to provide communications for Internet of Things applications, launched its first satellite last month on a Chinese rocket. As a Canadian company, it faces fewer restrictions on its choice of launch vehicles than U.S. companies, one Canadian entrepreneur noted, allowing it to take advantage of low-cost Chinese launches."

"Another contributor to fast iteration is launch availability. That’s an area in which Canadian companies have an advantage, Slifierz says. “Kepler benefits from being a Canadian company because there are a lot fewer restrictions on where we can launch vehicles from. They were able to use a Chinese rocket. That would not have been possible (if it were a U.S. company).”"
space  satellite  regulations  Kepler  Canada  cubesats  smallsats  China  launch 
february 2018 by pierredv
Why the 5G race goes much deeper than technology - The Christian Science Monitor Daily for February 1, 2018
On Wednesday, ZTE said it planned to sell $2.1 billion worth of stock privately to help fund development of its 5G mobile network technology.

More subtly, Beijing is pushing for a greater role in setting technical standards in the next-generation wireless arena. The more 5G patents Chinese companies hold, the more they can pressure Western patent holders to license their technology to Chinese companies at a cheap price.

“It is here – in its potential reshaping of norms for standards-essential IP – that China’s ascent poses a real challenge to American firms’ practices,” concluded a 2013 report for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. “The Chinese approach emphasizes IP as another factor of production, not as a source of profit or unique competitive advantage. Accordingly, the aim is to lower its price to the minimum, which would (hopefully) increase the profit margin of equipment producers” at the expense of patent holders.


At an October hearing by the office of the US Trade Representative, examining China’s intellectual-property practices, Chen Zhou of the China Chamber of International Commerce warned that any US penalties could “trigger a trade war.”
CSMonitor  5G  IPR  trade  China 
february 2018 by pierredv
Scholar’s rocks: a collecting guide
The fantastically-shaped stones that have inspired China’s poets and painters, as seen in December 2015 at Beyond White Clouds — Chinese Scholar’s Rocks from a Private Collection
China  Christies  rocks  art  sculpture 
may 2016 by pierredv
The new astrology - Aeon, Alan Jay Levinovitz
Economists play the same role today, and get the same extravagant perks, as state astrologers in Ancient China
Obstacles to change: "mathiness, conflict of interest and sunk-cost bias"
aeon  China  economics  government  history  policy  finance  astrology 
april 2016 by pierredv
Inside China’s plan to give every citizen a character score - New Scientist 17 Oct 2015
"In the first instalment in a two-part special into how our data is used or misused, New Scientist looks at China’s ambitious Social Credit System" "WHERE you go, what you buy, who you know, how many points are on your driving licence: these are just a few of the details that the Chinese government will track – to give scores to all its citizens. China’s Social Credit System (SCS) will come up with these ratings by linking up personal data held by banks, e-commerce sites and social networks. The scores will serve not just to indicate an individual’s credit risk, for example, but could be used by potential landlords, employers and even romantic partners to gauge an individual’s character." "The Chinese government already has a website that will eventually allow any citizen to check out another’s credit rating. Run with help from Baidu, China’s main search engine, it uses data from 37 central government departments and also displays interactions with the state, such as any court ju"
NewScientist  China  surveillance  privacy 
december 2015 by pierredv
China rates its own citizens - including online behaviour | Buitenland | de Volkskrant
"he Chinese government is currently implementing a nationwide electronic system, called the Social Credit System, attributing to each of its 1,3 billion citizens a score for his or her behavior. The system will be based on various criteria, ranging from financial credibility and criminal record to social media behavior. From 2020 onwards each adult citizen should, besides his identity card, have such a credit code."
China  Volkskrant  surveillance  ethics 
april 2015 by pierredv
Open Garden's off-network FireChat app catches on during Hong Kong protests - FierceWirelessTech Oct 2014
"Pro-democracy protests are making FireChat a household name among dissidents in Hong Kong, many of whom have been downloading and using the network-free communications app from San Francisco-based Open Garden. The Wall Street Journal Digits blog reported that the FireChat app was downloaded 100,000 times in Hong Kong between the morning of Sept. 28 and the morning of Sept. 29. On Sept. 30, GigaOM subsequently reported that number had doubled, with the app having been downloaded 200,000 times in Hong Kong during the previous two days." "FireChat's mesh networking function allows users to relay messages from device to device, expanding the overall network's reach beyond immediate PAN or Wi-Fi coverage areas. The more FireChat users there are in a given geographic area, the wider the app's reach becomes in that area. Further, FireChat only identifies users by their username, which they can change on the fly, giving users the cloak of anonymity."
P2P  mesh-networks  FireChat  FierceWireless  HongKong  China  protest 
october 2014 by pierredv
Sign in to read: Red star rising: China's ascent to space superpower - space - 12 February 2014 - New Scientist
" The Pentagon recently acknowledged that the US military command in Africa now relies on a Chinese satellite for communications, reflecting the military's ever-larger appetite for bandwidth, which has surged in recent years as it relies increasingly on remotely operated drones and satellite radio communications." "But China's long and persistent march is not the only reason to believe the road map: the country also possesses at least two resources no other country can compete with. The first is people. [quarter million people working on space program] Another key to China's present and future success is the unique ability – granted by one-party rule – to stick to their plans longer than the political cycles of most Western governments. But perhaps the most important catalyst for Chinese innovation was being frozen out of international collaboration. "
China  space  technology  NewScientist  governance  Pentagon  DoD 
april 2014 by pierredv
How America's Soldiers Fight for the Spectrum on the Battlefield | Threat Level |
"It is well known that America’s military dominates both the air and the sea. What’s less celebrated is that the US has also dominated the spectrum, a feat that is just as critical to the success of operations. Communications, navigation, battlefield logistics, precision munitions—all of these depend on complete and unfettered access to the spectrum, territory that must be vigilantly defended from enemy combatants. " "Yet despite the importance of this crucial resource, America’s grip on the spectrum has never been more tenuous." "The American military is scrambling to develop new tools and techniques that will help it preserve its electromagnetic edge. But that edge continues to shrink by the day, and very soon our inability to completely control the spectrum might result in a different kind of war."
history  spectrum  jamming  ex  Wired  via  Robert  Horvitz  cyberwar  Iraq  China  Afghanistan  GPS 
february 2014 by pierredv
Foxconn: When workers dream of a life beyond the factory gates | The Economist
Massive scale: "The Longhua campus, covering 2.5 square kilometres, employs 240,000 people. Across China, it employs 1.4m on 28 campuses"
TheEconomist  manufacturing  China  apple  foxconn 
december 2012 by pierredv
Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning : Shots - Health News : NPR
"I think that from very early ages we [in America] see struggle as an indicator that you're just not very smart," Stigler says. "It's a sign of low ability — people who are smart don't struggle, they just naturally get it, that's our folk theory. Whereas in Asian cultures they tend to see struggle more as an opportunity." In Eastern cultures, Stigler says, it's just assumed that struggle is a predictable part of the learning process. Everyone is expected to struggle in the process of learning, and so struggling becomes a chance to show that you, the student, have what it takes emotionally to resolve the problem by persisting through that struggle.
**  meditation  struggle  npr  China  USA  learning  culture  motivation  education 
november 2012 by pierredv
Slip-Up in Chinese Military TV Show Reveals More Than Intended | China News | Epoch Times
"A standard, even boring, piece of Chinese military propaganda screened in mid-July included what must have been an unintended but nevertheless damaging revelation: shots from a computer screen showing a Chinese military university is engaged in cyberwarfare against entities in the United States."
china  hacking  cyberwar 
august 2011 by pierredv
(120 MB MP4) Will China and India Dominate the 21st Century Global Economy - Lee Branstetter
A lecture on globalization: why China/India will overtake US economy, and why it'll be good for the ordinary citizenry, though maybe not the elites, argued on the basis of theory of diminishing returns, and by comparison to US overtaking UK in early 20th C
x:teachingcompany  economics  globalization  china  india  education  video 
january 2011 by pierredv
Irony Is Good! - By Eric Abrahamsen | Foreign Policy
a dangerous seed falling on hard ground: A careful yet trenchant analysis of the role of irony in modern Chinese discourse
china  language  irony  Foreign  Policy 
january 2011 by pierredv
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior -
Wonderfully opinionated piece about immigrant parenting, taking on stereotypes and having fun with them
"What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it"
family  culture  china  opinion  learning  x:wsj  *** 
january 2011 by pierredv
World Affairs Journal - All Out: China Turns on the Charm
"While the United States struggles to get back in the public diplomacy game after going to sleep in the aftermath of its victory in the Cold War (the State Department has requested $15 million for 2011 to open eight to ten cultural centers around the entire world), the Chinese by comparison have been waging a cultural blitzkrieg"
via:frankpascuale  diplomacy  us  china 
september 2010 by pierredv
Shanghai Is Trying to Untangle the Mangled English of Chinglish -
"Fortified by an army of 600 volunteers and a politburo of adroit English speakers, the commission has fixed more than 10,000 public signs (farewell “Teliot” and “urine district”), rewritten English-language historical placards and helped hundreds of restaurants recast offerings. "
via  artsjournal  language  english  china  NYTimes 
may 2010 by pierredv
In China, a yearning to buy Park Place |
"Monopoly and other Western board games lure yuppies tired of video-gaming's isolation"
csmonitor  games  culture  trends  china 
december 2009 by pierredv
Letters of Note: I was ready to sink into the earth with shame
"As far back as the 9th Century, the beautifully named 'Dunhuang Bureau of Etiquette' insisted that local officials use the following letter template (dated 856) when sending apologies to offended dinner hosts. The guilty party would copy the template text, enter the dinner host's name, sign the letter and then deliver with head bowed."
history  china  humor  culture  behavior  via:gmsv 
october 2009 by pierredv
How Confucianism could curb global warming |
Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism are reported to be part of the Chinese Communist Party's vision of a harmonious society, and could inform ecologically sustainable economic development in ways that are hard for traditional Western economic approaches that are premised on autonomous, rational individuals
climate  china  philosophy  economics 
july 2009 by pierredv
Worrying about China : The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry by Gloria Davies = Harvard University Press:
"Davies explores the way perfectionism permeates and ultimately propels Chinese intellectual talk to the point that the drive for perfection has created a moralism that condemns those who do not contribute to improving China."
via Philosopher's Zone podcast
books  china  philosophy  ** 
august 2008 by pierredv
Plight of the Little Emperors = The shift in temperament has happened too fast for society to handle. China is still a developing nation with limited opportunity, leaving millions of ambitious little emperors out in the cold
"The shift in temperament has happened too fast for society to handle. China is still a developing nation with limited opportunity, leaving millions of ambitious little emperors out in the cold
china  education  trends 
august 2008 by pierredv
Trade Talks Broke Down Over Chinese Shift on Food -
Another "Oh never mind" - China objected to US tariffs on textile iimports to protect domestic industry, but now wants to protect domestic food production. Of course, egregious US/EU food production subsidies don't help matters
hunger  trade  china  NYTimes 
july 2008 by pierredv
China's Overeager American Censors -
wild variation in search engine censorship in China as a sign that the Chinese government isn't handing companies a uniform list of censored sites but leaving them to guess at which sites are contraband
via:forbes  china  regulation  web  content 
june 2008 by pierredv
To fight future cyberbattles, Air Force recruiting part-time geeks |
China is worried about Windows back doors - this won't help. Microsoft will be a global company - and not a US-based multinational - when it doesn't mind that its Chinese employees moonlight for the Red Army's cyber command. Bet that's not the case today
china  microsoft  war  CSMonitor 
june 2008 by pierredv
China could play a role in Microsoft-Yahoo deal | Seattle Times Newspaper
"the measure gives Chinese regulators authority to examine foreign mergers when they involve acquisitions of Chinese companies or foreign companies investing in Chinese companies' operations. Beijing could also consider national-security issues"
microsoft  china  antitrust 
march 2008 by pierredv
Music Companies Lose Appeal Against Baidu on Copyright Infringement -
Chinese court finds for Baidu - not liable for passing along infringing material. "some have suggested that this ruling is an example of Chinese courts favoring local companies over its foreign counterparts. "
China  copyright  jurisdiction  via:Forbes 
january 2008 by pierredv
China squeezes the tubes a little tighter : Good Morning Silicon Valley
new restrictions on streaming video; companies trying to figure out what it means
China  video  policy 
january 2008 by pierredv
China Clamps Down On Internet Video -
regulations require that effective Jan. 31 2008, all online video outlets avoid politically or morally objectionable content and obtain a government-issued permit
policy  communications  China  via:Forbes 
january 2008 by pierredv
Advisory panel says Chinese spying is U.S. technology's No. 1 threat --
A congressional advisory panel said Thursday that Chinese spying represents the greatest threat to U.S. technology and recommended counterintelligence efforts to stop China from stealing the nation's manufacturing expertise.
november 2007 by pierredv
Beware the Trojan panda |
America's military planners worry that China is using cyberspace not just for espionage but to prepare a future hot war, say over Taiwan. A recent Pentagon report said Chinese military exercises include launching a “first strike” attack on enemy compu
China  security 
september 2007 by pierredv
A nation of outlaws - The Boston Globe
"As with China and Harry Potter, America was a hotbed of literary piracy; like China's poisonous pet-food makers, American factories turned out adulterated foods and willfully mislabeled products. Indeed, to see China today is to glimpse, in a distant mir
copyright  economics  history  China 
september 2007 by pierredv
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