REAL BLACK MIRROR Inside China’s creepy ‘social credit

The Sun | 5 March 2018 CHINA’S ‘social credit’ system blacklists “lazy” citizens who get into debt or spend their time playing video games in a creepy initiative that could have come straight out of Black Mirror. Analysing users’ social media habits and online shopping purchases, the nightmarish system also grants real financial credit to citizens whose…

Professor threatened for research on China’s extra-state exertion of influence.

NZ Herald | 16 Feb 2018 A New Zealand academic who made international waves researching China’s international influence campaigns has linked a number of recent break-ins to her work. University of Canterbury professor Anne-Marie Brady, speaking today from Christchurch to the Australian Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee in Canberra, outlined three recent events which caused…

China preparing for war

Clifford Cunningham | 8 Aug 2016 China and Russia will conduct joint naval drills in the South China Sea after China’s Defense Minister warned the military, police and public to prepare for a “people’s war at sea.” China’s Defense Ministry signaled its intention to conduct joint naval exercises with Russia in the South China Sea…

JOHN PILGER: A Preview of The Coming War on China

Foreign Policy in Focus | 19 July 2016 John Pilger is a world-renowned journalist, documentary filmmaker and author. He has twice won Britain’s highest award for journalism. His films have won television academy awards in Britain and the US. Two of his films, on Cambodia and East Timor, are rated with the most important of…

South China Sea ruling will ‘intensify conflict’ – Chinese envoy

Reuters | 13 July 2016 An international tribunal’s ruling denying China‘s claims in the South China Sea will “intensify conflict and even confrontation,” Beijing’s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday. The ambassador, Cui Tiankai, also told an international forum in Washington that Beijing remains committed to negotiations with other parties in disputes over…