Apple's general counsel said he personally contacted FBI's GC about the Supermicro story. "He said, 'I've never heard of this, but give me 24 hours to make sure.' He called me back 24 hours later and said 'Nobody here knows what this story is about.'"
Interpol officially asks China for information about its disappeared president since his trip to Beijing
France interior ministry says the family of the Interpol president hasn't heard from him since Sept. 25.
Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who has been missing for days, was "taken away" for questioning when he landed in China, source tells SCMP
French police have opened an investigation into the reported disappearance last week of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police organisation Interpol, a source close to the inquiry tells AFP
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5 Chinese nationals arrested in Lavington with a number of items recovered that are believed to be a threat to our National Security.
Chinese Foreign Ministry says @VP, in his @HudsonInstitute speech, "slandered China" by claiming it meddles in US internal affairs and elections.
(Correct @VP quote): "Also great to see more journalists are reporting the truth without fear or favor, and digging deep to find where China is interfering in our society, and why – and we hope that more American, and global, news organizations will join in this effort," adds @VP
Here's our @VOANews report on today's @VP @HudsonInstitute speech accusing China of "meddling in America's democracy."
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3 new J-20 at CFTE near Xi'an
U.S. agriculture secretary says 'we probably made a mistake' becoming too dependent on China, seeking trade deals elsewhere
Pence: "Google should immediately end the development of the Dragonfly app" which aids Chinese repression against its citizens.
"Also great to see ore journalists are reporting the truth without fear or favor, and digging deep to find where China is interfering in our society, and why – and we hope that more American, and global, news organizations will join in this effort," adds @VP.
Pence accuses China Communist Party of fostering "culture of censorship" across media and academia
"Google should immediately end development of the 'Dragonfly' app that will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers," says @VP.
"When it comes to Beijing's malign influence and interference in American politics and policy, we will continue to expose it, no matter the form it takes," says @VP.
Vice President Pence: "What the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country," says Beijing using "covert actors" to spread propaganda in business and entertainment industries
"We will protect the private property interest of American enterprise," vows @VP in speech.
"This President will not back down – and the American people will not be swayed. We will continue to stand strong for our security and our economy, even as we hope for improved relations with Beijing," declares @VP.
China intensifying its effort to shift US public opinion and public policy away "from the America First leadership of @POTUS," says @VP. "But our message to China's rulers is this: This President will not back down – and the American people will not be swayed."
China Communist Party has also threatened and detained the Chinese family members of American journalists who pry too deep. And it has blocked the websites of U.S. media organizations and made it harder for American journalists to get visas, notes @VP.
Beijing routinely demands that Hollywood portray China in a strictly positive light, and it punishes studios and producers that don't, says @VP, citing examples with 'World War Z' and 'Red Dawn' movies.
"Beijing compelled Delta Airlines to publicly apologize for not calling Taiwan a "province of China" on its website. And it pressured Marriott to fire a U.S. employee who merely liked a tweet about Tibet," adds @VP.
"China's actions aren't focused solely on influencing our policies and politics. Beijing is also taking steps to exploit its economic leverage and the allure of their large marketplace to advance its influence over America's businesses," according to @VP.
"Beijing circulated a sensitive document, entitled 'Propaganda and Censorship Notice,' that laid out its strategy. It states that China must 'strike accurately and carefully, splitting apart different domestic groups' in the United States," says @VP.
"By one estimate, more than 80% of U.S. counties targeted by China voted for President Trump and I in 2016; China wants to turn these voters against our administration," says @VP in speech.
"As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country," adds @VP.
Pence on Chinese influence operations: "Beijing is undertaking a comprehensive and coordinated campaign to undermine our president, our agenda and our nation's most important ideals."
"China wants a different American president," says @VP. "There can be no doubt, China is meddling in America's democracy."
"Beijing is employing a whole-of-government approach, using political, economic, and military tools, as well as propaganda, to advance its influence and benefit its interests in the United States," says @VP.