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What’s wrong, why are countries banning Huawei, the Chinese telecom firm?

The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is under scrutiny around the globe over concerns that its close ties with the Chinese government present national security threats to the U.S., Europe and allied countries. Huawei, which denies all the allegations against it, is “the world’s biggest supplier of telecoms gear” and has plans to “dominate the market” for the next generation of wireless communications, called 5G. But its hopes are threatened by governments around the world, which are restricting the company’s prospects and even banning it from operating in some areas.

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US, allies slam China for economic espionage, spies indicted

WASHINGTON/LONDON, (Reuters) – The United States and three allies chastised China for economic espionage yesterday, ratcheting up tensions as U.S. prosecutors indicted two Chinese nationals linked to a spy agency on charges of stealing confidential data from American government agencies and businesses around the world.

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  • Countries United_States

G20 Summit: BRICS Pushes For 'Democratic International Order'

High-level representatives of the world's 20 most industrialized countries gathered Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in an attempt to rescue the global economy from its worst crisis in seven decades. Following an informal side-meeting, the heads of state from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) issued a joint statement calling for the strengthening of multilateral institutions and rules.

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Apartheid, guns and money: book lifts the lid on Cold War secrets

South Africa - November 3, 2018 - It’s not very often that a book really reshapes our perception of an issue, but Hennie van Vuuren’s “Apartheid, Guns and Money: a tale of profit” is one. It is a massive work: over 600 pages and the result of a decade of meticulous, painstaking work.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Politics

CHINA | "The Belt and Road Initiative Looks East"

Over the past few months, a team from The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has done an extensive study into China’s engagement with island nations in the Caribbean and the South Pacific, with a focus on geopolitical and governance-related ramifications.

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  • Countries CARICOM

JAMAICA | China Provides US$36 Million to Build Western Ja's Children’s Hospital

KINGSTON, Jamaica October 19, 2018 - The proposed Children's and Adoloscent Hospital for Western Jamaica, first envisioned by former prime minister Portia Simpson-Miller,  has been funded to the tune of  approximately US$36.16 million (250 million RMB Yuan) from the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Health
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