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China seizes $1.5 billion in online lending crackdown

AP — Chinese police have investigated 380 online lenders and frozen $1.5 billion in assets following an avalanche of scandals in the huge but lightly regulated industry, the government announced Monday. Beijing allowed a private finance industry to flourish in order to supply credit to entrepreneurs… Read More

UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The conclusion reached by Britain would “carry great… Read More

Schumer announces fentanyl sanctions bill before China talks

AP — The Senate’s top Democrat is introducing legislation to “hold China accountable” and sanction laboratories and other traffickers who export fentanyl to the United States. The bill, which will be introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York later this week, is likely to add to growing tension between… Read More
30th January 2019
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, the central figure in a high-stakes dispute between the world’s two largest economies, made her first appearance in a Canadian court in more than a month on Tuesday as Ottawa weighs extraditing the Chinese executive to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, daughter of… Read More
24th January 2019
AP — Canada’s ambassador to China said he thinks a top Chinese executive has a strong case to avoid extradition to the United States and said he hopes she will be released soon in remarks one of his predecessors called “mind-boggling.” Ambassador John McCallum told Chinese… Read More
23rd January 2019
China’s banking and insurance regulator issued guidelines on Tuesday to strengthen banks’ overseas compliance management. It will pay special attention to country risk, anti-money laundering and counter terrorism risks, the China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said in a statement on its website. (Reporting by Shu Zhang and Beijing Monitoring… Read More
23rd January 2019
AP — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou’s case… Read More
18th January 2019
The University of Oxford said on Thursday it has stopped accepting funding from China’s Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the leading global supplier of telecoms network equipment, after scrutiny over the company’s relationship with China’s government. “Oxford University decided on January 8 this year that it will not pursue new funding opportunities… Read More
14th January 2019
AP — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Saturday it has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on spying charges. The allegations against Wang Weijing “have no relation to the company,” Huawei Technologies Ltd. said in a statement. It said Wang was fired because… Read More
9th January 2019
The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centres on the company’s suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm’s owner, a holding company registered… Read More
2nd January 2019
AP — It’s not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the “disappeared” has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in 2013. Not only dissidents and activists, but also high-level officials, Marxists, foreigners and… Read More
1st January 2019
China’s internet regulator said on Friday the recently published rules governing financial information providers are aimed at firms supplying information to an institutional audience and to specific investors, rather than the general public. Financial information services are different from internet news and information services, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC)… Read More
28th December 2018
President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration… Read More