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What does china fear most militarily and socially as a threat to its security and stability?


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YouTube Helps Cover Up China’s Atrocities
YouTube and Google is helping hide the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party. Over the years, we've been hit hard with demonetization, age restriction, or even had videos removed. And I've noticed a pattern to what gets flagged—any footage from China that makes the Communist Party look bad. They say we violate the vague YouTube Community Guidelines. But is that really what's going on? Or is it something much sinister? And yes, this episode is demonetized...
 

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Suspected Chinese hackers exploited Pulse Secure VPN to compromise 'dozens' of agencies and companies in US and Europe
For months, hackers with suspected ties to China have exploited a popular workplace tool to break into government agencies, defense companies and financial institutions in the US and Europe, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye.
The alarming report highlights how hackers repeatedly took advantage of several known flaws and one newly discovered vulnerability in Pulse Secure VPN, a widely used remote connectivity tool, to gain access to dozens of organizations in the defense industrial sector.
Tuesday's revelations represent the latest cybersecurity crisis to hit the US, following the SolarWinds intrusion campaign by Russia's foreign intelligence service and a raft of server software exploits that Microsoft has attributed to Chinese state-sponsored hackers.

The US Department of Homeland Security confirmed the intrusions in its own public advisory Tuesday, urging network administrators to run a special tool designed to scan for signs of compromise and to install an emergency workaround published by Ivanti, the owner of Pulse Secure.

The attackers who exploited Pulse Secure are extremely sophisticated and used their access to steal account credentials and other sensitive data belonging to victim organizations, said Charles Carmakal, FireEye's senior vice president.
"These actors are highly skilled and have deep technical knowledge of the Pulse Secure product," Carmakal said.
Some of the intrusions using the vulnerabilities began as early as August of last year, according to FireEye's report. The group conducting those attacks may be working for the Chinese government, the report said, and Carmakal added that "there are some similarities between portions of this activity and a Chinese actor we call APT5."
Other actors have exploited the vulnerabilities as well, though FireEye said it's unclear whether they may be linked to a particular government.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/politics/russian-hackers-target-us-cyber-hunters-solarwinds/index.html
In a blog post, Pulse Secure said the newly discovered flaw affects a "very limited number of customers" and that a more permanent software update to address that vulnerability will be issued in early May. Software patches already exist for the other vulnerabilities.
"The Pulse Connect Secure (PCS) team is in contact with a limited number of customers who have experienced evidence of exploit behavior on their PCS appliances," Pulse Secure said. "The PCS team has provided remediation guidance to these customers directly."
It added: "Customers are also encouraged to apply and leverage the efficient and easy-to-use Pulse Secure Integrity Checker Tool to identify any unusual activity on their system."
DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that since March 31, it has assisted "multiple entities" whose vulnerable products have been exploited by a cyber threat actor.
"CISA has been working closely with Ivanti, Inc. to better understand the vulnerability in Pulse Secure VPN devices and mitigate potential risks to federal civilian and private sector networks," Nicky Vogt, an agency spokesperson, said Tuesday. "We will continue to provide guidance and recommendations to support potentially impacted organizations."
 

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China's aggression on the India China border sparked a backlash against the Chinese Communist Party in India. Then the coronavirus took things to a whole other level. Now, the Quad alliance is moving full steam ahead and stopping China's imperialist ambitions. This is a highlight from the China Unscripted episode What Happens If China Takes Over the World? with Cleo Paskal from Chatham House & Foundation for Defense of Democracies. https://youtu.be/spBdWQDjXwo
 

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China is Terrified of Olympic Boycott
Beijing is terrified of boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. A lot is riding on Beijing 2022, and it's a chance to reorder the Biden China relationship.
 

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China is Terrified of Olympic Boycott
Beijing is terrified of boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. A lot is riding on Beijing 2022, and it's a chance to reorder the Biden China relationship.
I think India should boycott 2022 Beijing Olympic Games! Totally support it!

It would saves lots of money for our reception, and won't have any impact on the medals ranking, both summer and winter Olympic games.
 

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#114 What Happens If China Takes Over the World?
The Chinese Communist Party is forging ahead with a plan for world domination. But can the Quad, an alliance of the US, Japan, Australia, and India, save the Indo Pacific and the rest of the world from an authoritarian nightmare? Joining us on this China Unscripted is Cleo Paskal from Chatham House & Foundation for Defense of Democracies. You can read Chatham House's original report here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/de...
 

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China Drives Wedge Between India and US
As India suffers from a devastating new wave of the coronavirus, China is using it to drive a wedge between the US and China. Haidilao hotpot may be spying on you. And John Kerry says we have to work with China on climate change. That and more on this week's China news headlines! From the China Unscripted Podcast: Falun Gong: The Biggest Threat to the CCP’s Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHKdj...
 

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Philippines FM Curses Out China “GET THE $#&! OUT!” | EU-China Deal Dead?
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a fan of cursing. And China's encroachment on the South China Sea, or the West Philippine Sea, is causing some issues with the Philippines. And a major EU China investment deal may be in trouble. That and more on this week's China news headlines.
 

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Philippines FM Curses Out China “GET THE $#&! OUT!” | EU-China Deal Dead?
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a fan of cursing. And China's encroachment on the South China Sea, or the West Philippine Sea, is causing some issues with the Philippines. And a major EU China investment deal may be in trouble. That and more on this week's China news headlines.

Philippines foreign minister apologizes for angry, expletive-laden tweet directed at China


 

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Did Taiwan and Japan Team Up to Track Chinese Warship?
Taiwan and Japan tracked a Chinese warship in the East China Sea. Is this a sign of a new alliance against China and the Chinese Communist Party?
 

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