Seven months after being detained by Chinese authorities shortly after landing in Guangzhou, Yang Hengjun was last week formally arrested on espionage charges. At CNN, Angus Watson and Steven Jiang report: His charges were announced by the Australian government. Yang’s Melbourne-based...
by Sophie Beach | May 19, 2020
A recent National Endowment for Democracy report by the Hoover Institute’s Glenn Tiffert, titled “Compromising the Knowledge Economy: Authoritarian Challenges to Independent Intellectual Inquiry,” examines the...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 4, 2020
The British government last week unveiled a new policy on Huawei’s role in the U.K.’s nascent 5G cellular network amid suspicion of Chinese authorities’ influence over the firm. Huawei has been labeled a...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 30, 2019
Yang Hengjun, a former employee at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who became an Australian citizen in the early 2000s and began a career writing English spy novels, was detained in January shortly after landing in Guangzhou...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 18, 2019
On Sunday, Reuters’ Colin Packham reported on an Australian intelligence report blaming China’s Ministry of State Security for cyberattacks on the country’s parliament and three biggest political parties ahead...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 16, 2019
Ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong against now-suspended extradition rules and aggressive...
by Josh Rudolph | May 22, 2019
Concerns over the implications of China’s increasing economic, cultural, and political...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 8, 2019
Beijing has long been known to tightly control the domestic media narrative, and also to limit...
by lisbeth | Oct 30, 2018
As the U.S. and China vie for technological superiority in fields like quantum physics, autonomous...
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