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Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns, Airline Releases Cryptic Statement About Hong Kong

Rupert Hogg, the CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, has resigned following conflict between the Hong Kong-based airline and the Chinese government in Beijing. The new CEO will be Augustus Tang Kin-wing, according to the South China Morning Post, and the airline released a bizarre statement about the future. Read More >>

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Huawei Plans to Triple R&D Staff in Russia by 2025 According to Russian State Media

Huawei plans to triple its research and development (R&D) staff in Russia within the next six years, according to a new report from Russian state media outlet Sputnik. The Chinese tech giant, which is currently the largest telecom company in the world, will reportedly hire about 500 new staff by the end of the year and 1,000 more personnel after that. Read More >>

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Eighth Busiest Airport in the World Shuts Down For Second Day Over Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport has been shut down for the second time in two days after pro-democracy protests disrupted normal operations. The airport, which handles 75 million passengers a year, is the eighth busiest in the world and a major international hub in Asia. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam warned that Hong risked sliding into “an abyss.” Read More >>

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Hong Kong Cancels All Flights as Thousands of Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled flights for the day after 6 PM local time as pro-democracy protests in the city rage on for the tenth consecutive week. Incoming flights will be allowed to land, but outgoing flights for the night have been halted and it’s not clear when air travel might resume. Read More >>

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At Least 22 Dead, More Than a Million Reported Displaced as Typhoon Lekima Makes Landfall in Eastern China

At least 22 deaths have been reported, and more than a million have been forced to leave their homes after Typhoon Lekima smashed into China near Wenling in southeastern Zhejiang province, between Taiwan and Shanghai, the BBC reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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Teen Students Forced to Work Overtime Building Amazon Echo Devices In China

In July, a 17-year-old high school student in China was sticking protective film over 3,000 Amazon Echo dots a day at the Foxconn factory in Hengyang. She was working ten hours a day and six days a week. And she was among more than 1,000 students employed by the factory to work overtime on Amazon’s devices. Read More >>

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How Hong Kong’s Protestors Are Hindering (and Hijacking) the Tools of Surveillance

Simply moving through the physical world in regions with massive, powerful surveillance systems threatens to strip one of their anonymity, and in places with anti-government demonstrations, that threat is disturbingly amplified. But protestors in Hong Kong are countering these gross invasions of privacy. Read More >>

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Apple Shutters Hong Kong Stores Early as Protests Against Chinese Government, Crackdowns Escalate

Amid mounting unrest and a night of violence in Hong Kong, Apple is among the retailers that have chosen to shut stores or close them early citywide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Read More >>

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Adorable New Species of Flying Squirrel Discovered in China

A newly described species of flying squirrel is teaching researchers more about these enigmatic, tree-hopping rodents, but its threatened status means scientists will have to act fast. Read More >>

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Google Exec Tells US Senate That Project Dragonfly Has Been “Terminated”

On Tuesday, Google vice president of public policy Karan Bhatia told members of the Senate Judiciary that the company’s Project Dragonfly—a search engine for the Chinese market that was widely reported to involve huge concessions to state censors and protested by its own staff—has been “terminated” and employees working on it have been reassigned, per BuzzFeed News. Read More >>

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Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Calls Google ‘Treasonous’ and Says CIA Should Investigate

Billionaire Peter Thiel has called for a federal investigation into Google’s refusal to work with the U.S. military and says that the tech giant’s relationship with the Chinese military is “treasonous,” according to a new report from Axios late Sunday. Read More >>

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UCLA Professor Faces 219 Years in Prison for Sending US Missile Chips to China

An adjunct professor of electrical engineering at UCLA has been convicted of 18 federal charges in connection with illegally exporting semiconductor chips with military applications to China, The Verge reports. Read More >>

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Huawei, Still on Commerce Blacklist, Reportedly Planning U.S. Layoffs

Chinese tech firm Huawei is planning on laying off hundreds of U.S. workers after landing on a Commerce Department blacklist that has savaged its ability to do business stateside, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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Huawei Says Little Has Changed Despite President Trump’s Pledge to Ease Restrictions on Tech Giant

Huawei says its relationship with the U.S. is basically the same as it was a couple of months ago, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to ease restrictions that currently bar American companies from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Read More >>

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Now We Know What the Hell is Going on With Huawei – Sort Of

It’s been a rough few months for Huawei, but as of now, it looks like there might be some relief for the Chinese tech giant at the centre of recent U.S.–China trade tensions. In a speech in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross clarified that while Huawei will remain on the Entity List, his department will issue trade licenses for companies provided “there is no threat to U.S. national security.” Read More >>