Baidu Satellite Gaps Highlight Xinjiang Detention Sites

A new report from Buzzfeed News identifies 268 new purpose-built detention sites across Xinjiang, detected by cross-referencing areas obscured on Baidu Maps’ satellite view with images from sources not subject to Chinese...

U.S. Wary of China, from Los Alamos to Orbit

A letter obtained by Reuters indicates that the Los Alamos National Laboratory, birthplace and custodian of America’s nuclear arsenal, has been removing Chinese-made data switches from its computer networks in response to...

China’s GPS Alternative Goes Public Across Asia-Pacific

China’s Beidou satellite navigation system is now open to commercial use across the Asia-Pacific region one year after its civilian debut within China, offering an alternative or addition to the American-run Global...

China ‘Concerned’ Over N.Korean Satellite

After North Korea’s failed rocket launch earlier this year and China’s subsequent backing of a UN statement calling for harsher consequences if another launch is attempted, the New York Times reports North Korea...

China to Launch Second African Satellite

After launching a second satellite for Venezuela, Chinese state media reports China is now planning for a launch of a second African satellite. This announcement comes amid recent tensions in Africa surrounding the murder of two...

China Launches Second Venezuelan Satellite

As China’s influence in South America grows, Chinese and Venezuelan state media report that China has launched a second satellite for Venezuela. This launch comes amid China’s increasing role in Venezuela’s...

China Troubled by North Korean Rocket Launch Plans

As Pyongyang prepares for their upcoming rocket launch, Beijing held trilateral talks in Ningbo with Japan and South Korea to discuss the situation in the region, AP reports. Despite Beijing’s expression of ‘concern’, Chinese...

Obama Urges China to Rein in N. Korea

As China expresses concern over North Korea’s plan to launch missiles, President Barack Obama urged China to increase it’s influence over North Korea. While Seoul and Washington believe that the missile launch is a facade for...

City Lights Seen From Space Reveal How Countries Change

A post at Wired Science describes a recent presentation by the head of the National Geophysical Data Center’s Earth Observatory Group, on how economic and political developments are illustrated by changes in artificial...

Chinese Military Blamed For Hacking U.S. Satellites

A draft report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission claims that in 2007 and 2008, two U.S. satellites were hacked into, most likely by the Chinese military. From Information Week: China’s military was...

China Launches Two Satellites to Monitor Disasters

From Reuters: China on Saturday launched two satellites it said would monitor the environment and help reduce natural disasters, Xinhua news agency reported. The satellites, fired from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in...

High tech surveillance plans underway

China is now preparing two major technological projects that will provide detailed surveillance information of the land and people. “Digital China,” which is written into China’s 10th five year plan, will create an electronic map of the entire country. “Electronic maps of the country are only the basic framework of Digital China,’” [Wu Wenzhong] said. […]



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