Tech thriller describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

Dec 8, 2016

Tech thriller describes new Pearl Harbor attack, this time by China

A surprise attack on Pearl Harbor has captivated Pentagon brass in recent months. Not the infamous Japanese assault of 1941, but rather a fictional account that opens “Ghost Fleet,” a novel that envisions a future conflict pitting America against China and Russia. Several senior ...

Dec 6, 2016

Naked selfies used as collateral for loans in China leak online

Hundreds of photos and videos of naked women used as collateral for loans on a Chinese online lending service have leaked onto the web, highlighting regulatory problems in the fast-growing peer-to-peer marketplace. A 10-gigabyte file posted on the internet exposed the personal details of ...

Dec 6, 2016

China slapped with torture claims

China’s parallel justice system for Communist Party members relies heavily on torture and is “abusive and illegal,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday, calling for the network to be abolished. Some 88 million members of the country’s ruling Communist Party are subject to an ...

Dec 6, 2016

China sends another 120 peacekeepers to South Sudan

China has sent 120 troops to South Sudan as part of a 700-member U.N. peacekeeping force, deepening its commitment to the troubled East African nation where two Chinese peacekeepers were killed in fighting over the summer. Once the entire battalion is deployed, they will ...

Dec 6, 2016

Djibouti military chief-of-staff visits China amid base building

A senior Chinese officer has met Djibouti’s military chief-of-staff in Beijing and thanked him for supporting China’s construction of a military base in the Horn of Africa country, the second such high-level meeting in a month. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the ...