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Millions of Chinese ordered back to work but infection risk remains high | World news

The Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy. Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease […]

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Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 106 with first fatality in Beijing – live updates | Science

5.39am GMT05:39 One of the curious thing to come out of the Australian news conference about school advice with regards to coronavirus, is that speakers reiterated that there hasn’t been person-to-person transmission of the virus in Australia. “There is no evidence,” said the NSW chief health officer, Kerry Chant. Yesterday the federal health minister also […]

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The Worst Possible Day: US Telecommunications and Huawei

Thomas Donahue is a Cipher Brief expert and former Senior Director for Cyber Operations on the U.S. National Security Council Staff.  His article was originally published by National Defense University Press PRISM.  In case you missed it, you can read The Worst Possible Day: US Telecommunication and Huawei – Pt. 1 here  Pt. 2 Options for the […]

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Reconsidering Great Power Competition Below Armed Conflict

This unique national-security focused expert insight can’t be generated for free.  We invite you to support this kind of quality content by becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Member .  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and […]

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NDP, Bloc join with Tories to demand creation of special committee to study Canada-China relationship

The Conservatives have succeeded in a demand for a special committee to examine Canada’s contentious relationship with China, as two Canadians marked the one-year anniversary of their arrest and moved closer to a possible trial on accusations they stole state secrets. The House of Commons late Tuesday voted 171-148 to set up the committee over […]

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#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizer plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games by the end of June 2021. The plan was announced at Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers in Beijing on Thursday, December 5, which […]

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Russia commences Power of Siberia pipeline gas supplies to China

Russia started on 2 December Russian gas pipeline supplies to China via the ambitious Power of Siberia gas pipeline or so-called eastern route. Taking part in a ceremonial event via conference call were Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Chairman Wang Yilin. […]

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#Huawei welcomes ‘fact-based approach’ of EU telecoms ministers

A Huawei spokesperson, speaking in Brussels, said: “Huawei welcomes and encourages the facts-based approach of the EU Telecom Ministers towards the security of 5G networks. Indeed, this is the model that both German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have endorsed as the gold standard for 5G verification. “Europe is the natural 5G leader: it […]

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Tom Bossert’s Plan to Hijack the Hack

Tom Bossert spends a lot of time thinking about hacking.  The former Homeland Security Advisor to President Trump who also served as the country’s Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor on cyber, left his White House position in 2018. It happened just after Bossert spoke at The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference.  He returned to […]

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#Huawei says latest US ban based on ‘innuendo’

US telecommunications regulators have declared Huawei and ZTE national security threats in the latest action by the US government against the Chinese tech giants, writes the BBC. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also proposed forcing US customers to replace equipment previously purchased from the firms. Huawei called the decision “profoundly mistaken”. It said it […]

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