Naive. That is the word that comes to mind when one reads the musings of Australian journalists reacting to China's move to impose additional tariffs on Australian wine, just the latest reaction from Beijing to show Canberra that it can hurt the country's economy if it so wishes.
If proof were ever needed that the US directly interferes in Australia's internal affairs, US ambassador Arthur Culvahouse has provided it in spades, intervening in a dispute between Beijing and Canberra over a list of Australian actions which reportedly annoyed the Middle Kingdom.
China has overtaken the US as the dominant nation as far as cross-border data flows are concerned, the website Nikkei Asia reports, pointing out the Beijing now accounts for 23% of the flow while Washington is a poor second at 12%.
Australia has the best communications technology available for government and private entities to ensure that measures taken within the country are broadcast widely, especially if they could affect the security of its citizens overseas.
In an act that has led to him being labelled a grifter, US President Donald Trump has suggested that the US should get a cut from the price paid for social media company TikTok "‘because we’re making it possible for this deal to happen".
A well-known security researcher has pointed out a major flaw in an article about hacking published by the Australian Financial Review on 26 June: its over-eagerness in attributing attacks, when that is the toughest part of a threat analyst's job.
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Late last year, in December 2019, a specially selected set of students from top Australian universities became the seventh set to complete Huawei's Seeds for the Future program, learning about China, Huawei and more.
Australian intelligence officials have concluded that the breach of the Federal Parliament network in February was carried out by China, but has kept it quiet to avoid any problems in the bilateral trade relationship, a report claims.
US President Donald Trump has hinted at what some observers have been saying all along – that Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies will be part of a US-China trade deal whenever it is finalised.
It seems to be just a few short days or weeks ago that the United States was warning any country which would pay heed that it was best to avoid using equipment from Chinese telecommunications vendors because they would follow orders given by the Beijing government.
US President Donald Trump is using the Huawei issue to put pressure on China to agree to a trade deal on his terms, well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde says, adding that it would be interesting to see if the two countries are able to resolve their trade issues.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has again said that her country has not banned Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from playing a role in its 5G networks.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has described allegations that Beijing was behind a network intrusion of Australia's Federal Parliament as being part of "a larger smear campaign against China".
Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei Technologies has launched a 5G multi-mode chipset and the first commercial 5G device powered by it in Beijing on Thursday.
Chinese citizens will have to register for online services that utilise blockchain technology using their real names, with the government publishing draft regulations to this effect for public consultation.
At least five employees have quit Google in protest at the company's plans to launch a censored search engine app in China, with senior research scientist Jack Poulson being the most prominent among them.
Google's plan to launch a censored version of its Web search engine as an Android app in China has been criticised by the company's former head of free expression issues in Asia and the Pacific, who said the "stupid move" that would go against human rights principles.
Engineers at Google used search queries from a Chinese Web directory service owned by the company to develop blacklists for a censored search engine that is planned to be provided in China, possibly as soon as this year. A functioning version of the search engine is said to be ready.
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