national security

WeChat: What is the app Trump wants to ban and how is it like TikTok?  

Donald Trump has cited national security concerns as the reason for the app's forthcoming ban

China sanctions 11 US citizens including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz   25%

NGOs also targeted in tit-for-tat measure arising from Hong Kong security crackdown

China has placed sanctions on 11 US citizens, including legislators and the heads of several US-based non-governmental organisations, in the latest tit-for-tat measure over a national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing.

In response to a similar move by the US last week, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday it would target US citizens who have “behaved egregiously on Hong Kong-related issues”.

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Hong Kong's Apple Daily vows to fight on after arrest of Jimmy Lai   5%

Readers queued for hours to get a copy of the pro-democracy tabloid, as US secretary of state says China has ‘eviscerated Hong Kong’s freedoms’

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily tabloid has responded with defiance to the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new national security law imposed by Beijing, promising to “fight on” in a front-page headline above an image of Lai being detained..

Readers queued from the early hours to get a copy of the pro-democracy paper a day after police raided its offices and took Lai into detention, the highest-profile arrest so far under the national security law.

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Top US security official claims China is targeting US election infrastructure with cyberattacks   -4%

Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting US election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday, indicating a more active level of alleged Chinese interference.O’Brien’s comments appeared to go beyond a statement released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that said China “has been expanding its influence efforts,” and that Russia was already trying to undercut Democratic…

National security law: for Hong Kong scholars, a fear of the unknown   6%

Last month, the American Political Science Association announced it would relocate an upcoming workshop, themed “Contentious Politics and its Repercussions in Asia”, to Seoul, South Korea, due to concerns Hong Kong’s new national security law would “limit free academic inquiry and exchange”.Also last month, the Association for Asian Studies, which has about 6,500 members worldwide, called on universities to be “extremely cautious” about recording, storing and transmitting recordings of…

Hong Kong stocks slide as US clampdown on Chinese apps hits Tencent, other tech shares   10%

Hong Kong and China stocks tumbled Friday, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Tencent’s WeChat to “protect our national security”, his latest act targeting Chinese companies.Tencent fell as much as 10 per cent, before narrowing its loss to close down by 5 per cent, as Trump’s ire turned to Chinese apps.Other tech stocks in addition to Tencent dropped, with the two-week-old Hang Seng Tech Index tumbling 2.5 per cent. It narrowed the loss later to 2.6 per cent. It had…

As U.S. warns of Chinese influence, watchdog says Israel fails to vet foreign investment   35%

The state comptroller says the cabinet's decision to form a special body still hasn’t been implemented despite national security concerns

Why TikTok, WeChat could be banned from US app stores   1%

In a move denounced by the Chinese government, President Trump issued twin executive orders barring dealings with Chinese owners of social media apps TikTok and WeChat over national security concerns. TikTok says it has 100 million users in the U.S.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law   -6%

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested on Monday on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet of the new national security law Beijing imposed on the city after protests last year. Hong Kong police said seven people had been arrested on suspicion of violating the new law. Lai owns the popular tabloid Apple Daily.

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under security law   18%

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, one of the city's most vocal Beijing critics, was arrested Monday under a new national security law for colluding with foreign forces, deepening a crackdown on democracy supporters.

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under controversial national security law  

Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law on Monday, arresting nine people including media tycoon Jimmy Lai. Police searched the headquarters of Lai's Next Digital group and carted away boxes of what they said was evidence.

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China   15%

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.

Hong Kong media mogul and activist Jimmy Lai arrested for 'collusion with foreign powers'   -6%

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai became the highest-profile person arrested under a new national security law on Monday, detained over suspected collusion with foreign forces as around 200 police searched the offices of his Apple Daily newspaper.

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law  

Hong Kong authorities broadened their enforcement of a new national security law Monday, arresting media tycoon Jimmy Lai, searching the headquarters of his Next Digital group and carting away boxes of what they said was evidence.

Twitter, TikTok discuss potential combination   15%

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President Donald Trump said he would ban the app, calling it a threat to national security. Trump declared Thursday that the popular Chinese video app TikTok and social network WeChat "threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States."