Yesterday

Winter Olympics: Athletes advised to use burner phones in Beijing

A mandatory Covid monitoring app to be used by all Games attendees has security risks, analysts warn. Read more on bbc.co.uk


Slovenia to bolster trade ties with Taiwan, wading into row with China

Prime Minister Janez Janša says Beijing’s ‘ridiculous’ response to Lithuania won’t deter his own country. Read more on politico.eu


Threat of China a major talking point at PM’s meeting with British officials

Australia will this week host high-level ministerial talks with key British officials focused on military collaboration and achieving the goals set down under the AUKUS agreement. Read more on skynews.com.au


Human Rights Watch’s ‘World Report 2022’ Slams China’s Human Rights Record – Vision Times

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an independent international organization established in 1978, is an organization that, according to its website, “works to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.” Read more on visiontimes.com


India Wants Both Russia and the US as Allies Against China

Russia is an unreliable, autocratic, and pro-China country. Yet India, the world’s biggest democracy, is aligned with the East European country due to a historical relationship and an Indian desire to maintain both Russian and American friends for any potential fight against China. Read more on theepochtimes.com


Hong Kong to Kill 2,000 Pets as Chinese Authorities Blame COVID-19 Spread on Imported Animals, Packages

Hong Kong officials are killing hamsters by the thousands after declaring the rodents responsible for spreading COVID-19. Meanwhile, … Read more on theepochtimes.com


Chinese Property Giant Said Its Employee of The Year Was Not a Human, But an AI Program

From news anchors to company employees, AI-powered virtual humans have quickly taken over human posts in China. In … Read more on theepochtimes.com


Olympic athletes advised to take burner phone to China as smartphone app has security flaws

Olympic committees in countries including the U.S. have asked athletes to leave their phones and computers at home out of concern they will be monitored. Read more on newsweek.com


Olympics-Athletes warned against speaking up on human rights at Beijing Games

Athletes travelling to next month’s Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Read more on reuters.com


Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung released after serving 4 years in jail

Hong Kong independence activist Edward Leung has been released from prison on Lantau Island, after spending four years at a top security facility for taking part in a riot in 2016. The 30-year-old … Read more on hongkongfp.com



This week

My2022: Beijing Olympics app vulnerable to data breaches, analysts warn

A mandatory Covid monitoring app to be used by all Games attendees has security risks, analysts warn. Read more on bbc.co.uk


The waning efficacy of China’s vaccines presents a ‘smart power’ opportunity for the West – British Foreign Policy Group

Research and Events Intern, Sam Brown analyses vaccine diplomacy, the impact of the COVAX scheme and the efficacy of the Sinovac vaccine. Read more on bfpg.co.uk


Priti Patel tells MPs to be on their guard against foreign agents

The Home Secretary said the threat of interference in UK politics from hostile powers is ‘growing and diversifying’. Read more on independent.co.uk


Tenzin Delek Rinpoche: Statue Removed, Relatives Arrested

Fifteen years after the suspicious death in jail of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, the charismatic Buddhist monk from Kham, the CCP is still afraid of him. Read more on bitterwinter.org


Lawyer Xie Yang Detained by Chinese Secret Agents After Multiple Bouts of Torture and Harassment – Vision Times

In 2017, Xie Yang was arrested by authorities in China, shackled to a metal chair and ordered to explain why he had joined an “illegal” anti-Communist Party Read more on visiontimes.com