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Surveillance to increase the productivity of tech employees, forced to work long hours
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Surveillance to increase the productivity of tech employees, forced to work long hours

Beijing, China: In order to bring productivity-enhancing tools into everyday office life of techies in China, a software driven surveillance management and monitoring into their professional lives.Nikki Sun for Nikkei Asia writes that rapid technological development in China's tech industry is accompanied by poor labour regulations, which has created a potential for labour abuse. The big tech companies themselves, locked in cutthroat competition for new business opportunities, are pioneering these technologies and tools in their own operations.Andy Wang, an IT engineer at a Shanghai-based gaming company, said that a surveillance software called DiSanZhiYan, or "Third Eye" was installed on the laptop of every employee to track their screens in real time, recording their chats, browsing act...
China’s ambition now includes influence beyond immediate neighbourhood
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China’s ambition now includes influence beyond immediate neighbourhood

Beijing, China: A Chinese navy unit has recently its training exercise in Pacific Ocean. This is giving birth to speculation that China is now aiming to expand its border ambition focus away from its immediate neighbourhood.According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Southern Theatre Command of the PLA said on Saturday that a fleet under its command had travelled over 6,700 nautical miles over the past month, passing between Indonesia and the Philippines and through the western Pacific."The complicated military situation presents a great challenge to the will and perseverance of the officers and soldiers… The use of weapons in the far seas not only helps assess equipment performance under continuous sailing conditions, it also tests the ability of officers and soldiers to command an
Chinese activist who reviled human rights condition in country, put behind the bars.
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Chinese activist who reviled human rights condition in country, put behind the bars.

Beijing, China: Wang Aizhong, a Chinese veteran activist was arrested last month for writing his mind out on twitter. He wrote about the condition of human rights in the country. Whereas he was accused under charges of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble’. The veteran activist helped found the Southern Street Movement in Guangzhou 10 years ago, calling for an end to one-party rule, reported South China Morning Post. He has been active on social media, commenting on human rights abuses in China. His online activities brought him attention from the police, who warned him to stay home early last month when he was invited to attend a dinner with a group of private businesspeople in the neighbouring city of Zhongshan. Despite complying with the order, the police raided the dinner
Birth control policy of the Xinjiang region could cut millions of Uyghur births
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Birth control policy of the Xinjiang region could cut millions of Uyghur births

China has been accused by some Western nations of genocide in Xinjiang, partly through forced birth-control measures. Now the analysis shows that regional policies could cut between 2.6 and 4.5 million minority births in that time. China denies the allegations, saying birth-rate declines have other causes.The new study, by researcher Adrian Zenz, is the first such peer-reviewed academic paper on the long-term population impact of China's crackdown on the Uyghurs and other minority groups in Xinjiang. It found that under China's birth-control policies in the region, the population of ethnic minorities in southern Xinjiang would reach somewhere between 8.6 and 10.5 million by 2040, compared to 13.1 million projected by Chinese researchers before Beijing's crackdown."This [research and...
China Markets might be linked with earliest COVID-19 cases
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China Markets might be linked with earliest COVID-19 cases

It is less than two weeks now when Joe Biden ordered to probe into pandemic’s genesis and a study has been published in which Chinese markets linked to some of the earliest Covid-19 cases were illegally selling a range of wildlife from which the coronavirus may have spread.Mink, masked palm civets, raccoon dogs, Siberian weasels, hog badgers and Chinese bamboo rats were among 38 animal species sold live at markets in Wuhan from May 2017 to November 2019, researchers said Monday in a paper in the journal Scientific Reports originally submitted last October.The hunt for Covid’s origins has become increasingly political amid criticism that the Chinese government hasn’t been open and transparent with key information, including activities in a Wuhan lab studying coronaviruses. The new findings
China in pressure under the Biden administration’s soft lab-leak investigation
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China in pressure under the Biden administration’s soft lab-leak investigation

China is a densely populated country and it is interconnected with the world which is why the virus spread in the world so quickly. But it did not show the transparency in that. Now that the theory that the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab has gained prominence, that latter problem is rearing its ugly head. The Biden administration, which has declared its desire to get to the bottom of that question, is confronting some very difficult choices about how to pursue it. Thus far, it’s not exactly launching into an overt pressure campaign. Several times in recent days, top Biden administration officials have been confronted with the same question: How do you get a clearly reluctant China to play ball with international investigators? The administration line, for now, seems to
Biden slammed by Former President Trump for ‘bowing down’ to China
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Biden slammed by Former President Trump for ‘bowing down’ to China

Washington, US: Trump called slams the current administration of United States and called it 'most radical left-wing administration in history', for bowing down to China.Speaking at the North Carolin Republican convention, Trump said: "Always put America first. We don't put America second. As we gather tonight, our country is being destroyed before our own eyes. Crime is exploding, police departments are being ripped apart and defunded… Is that good politics, defund our police?""Illegal immigration is skyrocketing at a level we haven't seen before. And this is over a period of few months. Gas prices are soaring. Our industries are being pillaged by foreign cyber attacks. That's a lack of respect for our country and for our leaders. And speaking of our leaders, they are bowing down to Chin
Chinese boats suspected in the act of illegal fishing in Argentinian waters
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Chinese boats suspected in the act of illegal fishing in Argentinian waters

Beijing, China: In Argentinian water the moments of boats among which most of them are Chinese were hidden over the last three years. Potentially these boats ae involved in illegal fishing in the lucrative area.An analysis by the group Oceana of a maritime tracking system used for safety and traffic monitoring found that more than half of the foreign ships fishing near Argentina had turned off their tracking, hiding their activities, with the Chinese fleet responsible for 66 per cent of those incidents, South China Morning Post reported.Oceana's report, published on Wednesday stated that about 800 vessels, over half of them from China, logged nearly 900,000 hours of visible fishing activity via the Automatic Identification System (AIS) within 20 nautical miles of Argentina's waters betwee...
US extended the hands for friendship to Europe to side line China
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US extended the hands for friendship to Europe to side line China

Washington DC. US: US President Joe Biden side-lines China and said Unites States and Europe can closely work together. Let’s not let the China to write the global rules governing trade and technology.In an opinion article for Washington Post on Saturday, Biden said the US must lead the world from a position of strength to address issues like coronavirus, climate crisis, and the challenge posed by "harmful activities of the governments of China and Russia"."While in Brussels, I'll meet with the president of the European Commission and the president of the European Council to discuss how the United States and Europe can work in close coordination on global challenges. We will focus on ensuring that market democracies, not China or anyone else, write the 21st-century rules around trade and
Knife attack in China, at least six killed
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Knife attack in China, at least six killed

Beijing, China: A knife attack was held in eastern China in which six people were killed and 14 others sustained injuries.The authorities in Anqing, a city in Anhui province, said a 25-year-old unemployed man from Huaining county named Wu had been arrested over the attack, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported."He killed out of anger, because of family troubles and pessimism," the municipal government said in a statement.As of noon on Sunday, six victims of the attack were dead and 14 others were being treated for injuries, as per SCMP.One of the injured was in a critical condition while the other 13 were in stable condition.It was the third such attack in China in recent weeks.Videos circulating on the internet show several pedestrians wounded and covered in blood on a walkway along R...