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Germany warns of 5G attacks by ‘nation states’ in veiled criticism of Beijing and Huawei

The comments are for a European Commission risk assessment evaluation spurred by rising concern about potential 5G data breaches. A European source says Berlin is obviously referring to China and Huawei, given the company is ‘the biggest concern for Europe’.

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The comments are for a European Commission risk assessment evaluation spurred by rising concern about potential 5G data breaches. A European source says Berlin is obviously referring to China and Huawei, given the company is ‘the biggest concern for Europe’.

Germany warns of 5G attacks by ‘nation states’ in veiled criticism of Beijing and Huawei
China starts talks with Chile to use Punta Arenas as jumping off point for Antarctic exploration

Talks took place in first Chile-China Antarctic Joint Cooperation Committee meeting in Santiago.

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Talks took place in first Chile-China Antarctic Joint Cooperation Committee meeting in Santiago.

China starts talks with Chile to use Punta Arenas as jumping off point for Antarctic exploration
Striking Hong Kong students ‘indoctrinated with police hatred’, Casino queen Pansy Ho tells United Nations in Geneva

Ho tells UN Human Rights Council that supporters of the demonstrations tried to silence her.

13 Sep 2019 - 5:29PM

Ho tells UN Human Rights Council that supporters of the demonstrations tried to silence her.

Striking Hong Kong students ‘indoctrinated with police hatred’, Casino queen Pansy Ho tells United Nations in Geneva
Incoming EU chief Ursula von der Leyen vows to ‘define’ relations with increasingly assertive China

Her debut media conference comes amid a backdrop of calls for a tougher stance on China, with the Hong Kong protests driving much of the conversation. Sweden, an EU member with strained Beijing relations, is expected to unveil a strategic China paper within days.

12 Sep 2019 - 3:19AM

Her debut media conference comes amid a backdrop of calls for a tougher stance on China, with the Hong Kong protests driving much of the conversation. Sweden, an EU member with strained Beijing relations, is expected to unveil a strategic China paper within days.

Incoming EU chief Ursula von der Leyen vows to ‘define’ relations with increasingly assertive China
Germany’s Angela Merkel ‘still a strong voice for Europe’ in China

Merkel makes the case on sensitive issues in Beijing without being offensive, observer says.

10 Sep 2019 - 12:01AM

Merkel makes the case on sensitive issues in Beijing without being offensive, observer says.

Germany’s Angela Merkel ‘still a strong voice for Europe’ in China
British MPs step up calls for Hongkongers to be given rights of abode ‘as an insurance policy’

Unrest fuels calls for Britain and Commonwealth countries to give residency rights to British National Overseas passport holders.

4 Sep 2019 - 10:53PM

Unrest fuels calls for Britain and Commonwealth countries to give residency rights to British National Overseas passport holders.

British MPs step up calls for Hongkongers to be given rights of abode ‘as an insurance policy’
Did China’s growing presence in Arctic prompt Donald Trump’s offer to buy Greenland?

US president likely had Beijing ‘on his mind’ when he made his audacious offer, diplomat says.

1 Sep 2019 - 11:37PM

US president likely had Beijing ‘on his mind’ when he made his audacious offer, diplomat says.

Did China’s growing presence in Arctic prompt Donald Trump’s offer to buy Greenland?
Jailed dissident economist Ilham Tohti nominated for top European human rights prize

Prize co-sponsor says Tohti is an example of courage and determination in standing up for basic principles of justice and fairness. China says giving him the award would be a show of support for terrorism.

29 Aug 2019 - 11:12PM

Prize co-sponsor says Tohti is an example of courage and determination in standing up for basic principles of justice and fairness. China says giving him the award would be a show of support for terrorism.

Jailed dissident economist Ilham Tohti nominated for top European human rights prize
US President Donald Trump says he believes China sincerely seeks a trade deal

Trump, in news conference at end of Group of Seven summit meeting, seems to overestimate stature of China’s lead negotiator Liu He.

27 Aug 2019 - 1:51PM

Trump, in news conference at end of Group of Seven summit meeting, seems to overestimate stature of China’s lead negotiator Liu He.

US President Donald Trump says he believes China sincerely seeks a trade deal
Donald Trump changes trade war tack – again – with softer line on China

US president dials down the rhetoric, says Chinese negotiators contacted Washington for more talks on the weekend.

27 Aug 2019 - 12:00AM

US president dials down the rhetoric, says Chinese negotiators contacted Washington for more talks on the weekend.

Donald Trump changes trade war tack – again – with softer line on China
Donald Trump appears to soften trade war rhetoric with ‘second thoughts’

But after comment to reporters, White House says he was talking about whether he should have raised tariffs on Chinese goods even more.

26 Aug 2019 - 4:03PM

But after comment to reporters, White House says he was talking about whether he should have raised tariffs on Chinese goods even more.

Donald Trump appears to soften trade war rhetoric with ‘second thoughts’
Donald Trump’s latest trade row with China threatens to disrupt G7 summit by shifting focus away from Amazon fires

The US president may try to pressure other world leaders to focus on his dispute with Beijing even though they want to focus on other topics, ranging from the environment to Iran and Brexit.

25 Aug 2019 - 1:28AM

The US president may try to pressure other world leaders to focus on his dispute with Beijing even though they want to focus on other topics, ranging from the environment to Iran and Brexit.

Donald Trump’s latest trade row with China threatens to disrupt G7 summit by shifting focus away from Amazon fires
From Huawei to Hong Kong: why China is likely to weigh heavily on G7 leaders’ minds

Democratic leaders may push for stronger line on the ongoing protests while Donald Trump will seek support for his action against the Chinese tech giant.

24 Aug 2019 - 3:57PM

Democratic leaders may push for stronger line on the ongoing protests while Donald Trump will seek support for his action against the Chinese tech giant.

From Huawei to Hong Kong: why China is likely to weigh heavily on G7 leaders’ minds
China denies visas to German lawmakers over their human rights criticism

Germany’s parliament says its human rights committee is denied entry, and another committee scraps a trip after one MP is refused a visa for speaking out on Beijing’s rights record.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:43PM

Germany’s parliament says its human rights committee is denied entry, and another committee scraps a trip after one MP is refused a visa for speaking out on Beijing’s rights record.

China denies visas to German lawmakers over their human rights criticism
Chinese diplomats warn Beijing ‘won’t sit on its hands’ if Hong Kong spirals out of control

Ambassadors to Britain and Germany say central government will be forced to act if crisis deepens and point to Basic Law’s provisions for military intervention.

15 Aug 2019 - 10:00PM

Ambassadors to Britain and Germany say central government will be forced to act if crisis deepens and point to Basic Law’s provisions for military intervention.

Chinese diplomats warn Beijing ‘won’t sit on its hands’ if Hong Kong spirals out of control
Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s foreign minister call for dialogue to defuse Hong Kong tensions after China rejects EU statement on protests

Germany and France ratchet up calls to settle Hong Kong unrest following reports that China has mobilised armed trucks on the other side of border.

15 Aug 2019 - 3:09PM

Germany and France ratchet up calls to settle Hong Kong unrest following reports that China has mobilised armed trucks on the other side of border.

Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s foreign minister call for dialogue to defuse Hong Kong tensions after China rejects EU statement on protests
Has US security adviser John Bolton killed Huawei’s UK ambitions?

Bolton says British officials may order a full review of Chinese telecoms giant 5G role but US to wait until ‘after Brexit’ before exerting real pressure.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:53PM

Bolton says British officials may order a full review of Chinese telecoms giant 5G role but US to wait until ‘after Brexit’ before exerting real pressure.

Has US security adviser John Bolton killed Huawei’s UK ambitions?
Hong Kong protests on agenda in London talks between Boris Johnson and John Bolton

US national security adviser says he spoke with British officials about the city’s situation ‘as part of a general discussion about China’.

14 Aug 2019 - 1:20AM

US national security adviser says he spoke with British officials about the city’s situation ‘as part of a general discussion about China’.

Hong Kong protests on agenda in London talks between Boris Johnson and John Bolton
United Nations human rights body takes aim at Hong Kong police over use of weapons

Agency says city’s force is creating major risk of death or serious injury, and urges authorities and public to engage in an ‘open and inclusive dialogue’.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:29PM

Agency says city’s force is creating major risk of death or serious injury, and urges authorities and public to engage in an ‘open and inclusive dialogue’.

United Nations human rights body takes aim at Hong Kong police over use of weapons
China says it was ‘a mistake’ for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

Beijing describes conversation on Friday as a move to ‘exert pressure’ on Hong Kong’s chief executive and tells Britain to ‘stop intervening in China’s internal affairs’.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:31PM

Beijing describes conversation on Friday as a move to ‘exert pressure’ on Hong Kong’s chief executive and tells Britain to ‘stop intervening in China’s internal affairs’.

China says it was ‘a mistake’ for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to call Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
UK’s new foreign secretary calls on China to respect ‘peaceful protest’ in Hong Kong

Dominic Raab issues statement after first meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, saying he reminded Wang that ‘the UK and China have a joint and legal commitment to the freedoms enshrined in the Joint Declaration’.

2 Aug 2019 - 1:49AM

Dominic Raab issues statement after first meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, saying he reminded Wang that ‘the UK and China have a joint and legal commitment to the freedoms enshrined in the Joint Declaration’.

UK’s new foreign secretary calls on China to respect ‘peaceful protest’ in Hong Kong
China claims most Muslim detainees have been released from Xinjiang camps

‘Most of them have completed their study and found new jobs,’ official says – but researcher says detainees have been sent to do compulsory work.

31 Jul 2019 - 2:44PM

‘Most of them have completed their study and found new jobs,’ official says – but researcher says detainees have been sent to do compulsory work.

China claims most Muslim detainees have been released from Xinjiang camps
Is Italy experiencing buyer’s remorse after signing up to China’s belt and road scheme?

Four months after striking a deal, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appears less enthusiastic about Beijing’s infrastructure development plan, saying it is not the only game in town.

30 Jul 2019 - 10:26PM

Four months after striking a deal, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appears less enthusiastic about Beijing’s infrastructure development plan, saying it is not the only game in town.

Is Italy experiencing buyer’s remorse after signing up to China’s belt and road scheme?
Boris Johnson’s Brexit focus could boost China trade ties as he takes over role of British prime minister, observers say

Johnson’s first speech outside 10 Downing Street focuses on his determination to lead Britain out of the EU, not the China ‘threat’.

25 Jul 2019 - 2:53PM

Johnson’s first speech outside 10 Downing Street focuses on his determination to lead Britain out of the EU, not the China ‘threat’.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit focus could boost China trade ties as he takes over role of British prime minister, observers say
Huawei denies claims of wrongdoing in North Korea and Czech Republic and downplays EU cybersecurity concerns

Chinese telecoms giant has ‘never been engaged in intelligence activities in the Czech Republic’ and does not operate in North Korea, a company official says.

24 Jul 2019 - 10:02PM

Chinese telecoms giant has ‘never been engaged in intelligence activities in the Czech Republic’ and does not operate in North Korea, a company official says.

Huawei denies claims of wrongdoing in North Korea and Czech Republic and downplays EU cybersecurity concerns
Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data, separate reports say as Western nations consider 5G ban

Washington Post report on Pyongyang link raises questions about whether Huawei violated US export controls to furnish equipment to North Korea.

23 Jul 2019 - 11:08PM

Washington Post report on Pyongyang link raises questions about whether Huawei violated US export controls to furnish equipment to North Korea.

Huawei helped North Korea build wireless network and secretly collected Czech data, separate reports say as Western nations consider 5G ban
European Parliament approves motion on Hong Kong, as Beijing calls it full of ‘ignorance and prejudice’

Do the 85 European politicians who tabled the document understand ‘the basic concept of the rule of law?’, foreign ministry’s office in city asks.

25 Jul 2019 - 2:47PM

Do the 85 European politicians who tabled the document understand ‘the basic concept of the rule of law?’, foreign ministry’s office in city asks.

European Parliament approves motion on Hong Kong, as Beijing calls it full of ‘ignorance and prejudice’
European MPs’ motion calls for Hong Kong to withdraw extradition bill and start democratic reform

The motion, to be debated in Europe’s parliament on Thursday, also calls for democratic reform, an EU ban on supplying weapons to Hong Kong police, and China to uphold the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration.

18 Jul 2019 - 12:39PM

The motion, to be debated in Europe’s parliament on Thursday, also calls for democratic reform, an EU ban on supplying weapons to Hong Kong police, and China to uphold the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration.

European MPs’ motion calls for Hong Kong to withdraw extradition bill and start democratic reform
New EU chief Ursula von der Leyen vows to uphold the rules-based order ‘the European way’

Victory ushers the hawkish ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel onto a path of potentially more challenging EU-China relations. The first-ever female head of the European Commission says ‘we want fair trade’.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:46PM

Victory ushers the hawkish ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel onto a path of potentially more challenging EU-China relations. The first-ever female head of the European Commission says ‘we want fair trade’.

New EU chief Ursula von der Leyen vows to uphold the rules-based order ‘the European way’
EU 5G policy official named to lead cybersecurity agency amid calls for tougher China stance

Juhan Lepassaar was until last month the head of cabinet for the EU’s commissioner for digital affairs, Andrus Ansip. The office has been hammering out the EU’s defining policies for regulating next-generation 5G mobile technology.

17 Jul 2019 - 12:46AM

Juhan Lepassaar was until last month the head of cabinet for the EU’s commissioner for digital affairs, Andrus Ansip. The office has been hammering out the EU’s defining policies for regulating next-generation 5G mobile technology.

EU 5G policy official named to lead cybersecurity agency amid calls for tougher China stance