Xi’an shuts back down as China finds first cases of new Omicron subvariant

The city recorded 18 Covid infections from Saturday to Monday, all of which are of the Omicron BA.5.2 subvariant, according to local disease control officials. BA.5.2 is a sub-lineage of BA.5, which is already dominant in the US and appears to escape antibody responses among both people previously infected with Covid-19 and those who have … Read more

Hackers offer data on 1 billion Chinese after alleged leak

Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history. In a post on the online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the handle “ChinaDan” offered to sell nearly … Read more

Nearly one billion people in China had their personal data leaked, and it’s been online for more than a year

The leak could be one of the biggest ever recorded in history, cybersecurity experts say, highlighting the risks of collecting and storing vast amounts of sensitive personal data online — especially in a country where authorities have broad and unchecked access to such data. The vast trove of Chinese personal data had been publicly accessible … Read more

Chinese Citizens Under Xi Jinping’s Regime Seeking Asylum Abroad: Report

For most asylum seekers from China, the US remains the most popular destination. Beijing: China has reported an alarming increase in the number of people seeking asylum abroad after Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power as the systematic misuse of power is leading to discomfort in people’s minds and therefore, many are choosing to … Read more

Chinese-Canadian tycoon faces trial without consular access, embassy says

Billionaire financier Xiao Jianhua, known for his close connections to some of China’s most powerful political families, vanished in 2017 after he was seized by Chinese security agents from his room at the Four Seasons hotel in Hong Kong and taken to mainland China. The Canadian Embassy said consular officials are monitoring Xiao’s case closely … Read more

Chinese-Canadian tycoon who vanished set for trial, embassy says

Billionaire Xiao Jianhua went missing in Hong Kong in 2017. Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua, who went missing in Hong Kong five years ago, was due to go on trial in China on Monday, the Canadian embassy in Beijing said. China-born Xiao, known to have links to China’s Communist Party elite, has not been seen in … Read more

UK risks Chinese anger over trade talks with Taiwan

LONDON — Britain has been warned that Taiwan is an “inseparable part of China” after holding one-to-one talks on trade with a top Taiwanese trade official. Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator met his British counterparts in mid-June to talk about bilateral trade between the two countries and to get advice on the Asian island’s bid to … Read more

From Madrid summit, NATO steps into more dangerous era

Press play to listen to this article MADRID — It’s riskier than the Cold War. It’s less predictable, with fewer ground rules, a real danger of nuclear escalation, attritional bloodletting deeply scarring Ukraine, and no clear path back to any sort of détente. NATO leaders on Thursday concluded a summit meeting in Madrid that positioned … Read more

FCC Commissioner Wants TikTok Removed From App Stores Due To Security Concerns

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is urging Google and Apple to remove TikTok from its app stores due to worries over data security. Carr also requested that Google and Apple provide statements regarding the matter on or before July 8. You can read Carr’s full statement on TikTok below: HuffPost has reached out … Read more