‘Ten Years’: Dark vision of Hong Kong’s future proves surprise box office hit

CNN | 21 January 2016 A protester douses her body in petrol and sets herself alight outside the British consulate. Government assassins kill a local politician to spark a riot that will allow them to seize greater control. Uniformed “youth guards” attack a bookshop accused of selling banned materials. This is Hong Kong in 2025, …

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Xi Jinping ‘devastating’ for human rights in China: Rubio

CNN | 8 October 2015 U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has blasted the human rights record of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Rubio, who co-chairs the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), said that “human rights and the rule of law have suffered a devastating blow” since Xi assumed the presidency. “By nearly every …

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US President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping have a drink after a toast at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014.

White House should threaten Great Firewall to curb Chinese cyber attacks, experts say as Obama-Xi summit nears

SCMP | 28 August 2015 As the world recalls how two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan to end the second world war in Asia 70 years ago, a digital deterrent of a similar magnitude could be Washington’s only way to stop cyber attacks from the latest Asian aggressor, China, experts say. United States president …

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VPN down: China goes after Astrill, other anti-censorship apps in run up to WW2 anniversary parade

SCMP | 26 August 2015 With He Huifeng A number of services used to get around Chinese internet restrictions have been taken down or disrupted in the run up to a major parade in Beijing next week to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. Popular virtual private network (VPN) …

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Chinese hackers spying on Tibetan groups in India for years, experts say

SCMP | 21 August 2015 Chinese hackers are believed to have targeted Tibetan exile groups in India that Beijing views as a threat for at least four years, despite China denying any official involvement in hacking. One advanced team has been zeroing in on organisations there to steal information related to border disputes and Tibetan …

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