Tuesday, July 23, 2019

China’s Goal? To Become the World’s Dominant Superpower, FBI Boss Warns

How unbelievable. Sun Yang the drug cheat, accuses Mack Horton of disrespecting China because he won't share the podium with him ("History will judge Horton with respect for stand at the podium", July 23).

With his disgraceful history, he shouldn't have been allowed to compete in the first place.
Horton should be commended; just a shame he has to wear the uncalled for and unfair vitriol because he just wants a level playing field.
Via SMH Letters  - Elizabeth Kroon, Randwick.

Aussie swimmer Mack Horton’s protest against Chinese rival and accused drug cheat Sun Yang could get super awkward for Gina Rinehart Business Insider. Kevin W: “I saw this guy’s antics during the whole presentation ceremony. Acted like a self-righteous dickhead.”

Mayday: two shadowy Chinese corporations behind Virgin’s plan to control Australian airbase

Michael West
Thursday 25th July 2019 at 12.59pm
This is the story the Murdoch press buried. Investigative reporter, Anthony Klan, defected from The Australian newspaper after News Corp bosses muzzled his investigations, including this expose into secret Chinese plans to establish an aviation facility on an Australian airforce...

Huawei Secretly Helped Build North Korea’s Wireless Network, Leaked Documents Suggest CNET. Why is this a surprise?

Pre-Revolutionary Chinese Debt: An Investment for the Truly Stable Genius Credit Slips. A bit of TDS in the headline, since the fraudster who peddled the bonds “leads one of the largest congregations in the country, with roughly 14,000 members, and was a spiritual adviser to George W. Bush and Barack Obama.” But he’s trying to get Trump to take up the case.

China’s Goal? To Become the World’s Dominant Superpower, FBI Boss Warns

Fortune – “Amy Hess, boss of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s cyber division, warned a room of business executives about the various threats China poses to American interests on stage at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., on Wednesday. Her team is responsible for pursuing criminals and nation state actors who are targeting—and pilfering—American companies and citizens.
“China’s goal is, clearly, to become the world’s dominant superpower,” Hess said. “To do that they’re willing to steal information, to steal intellectual property, to steal PII [personally identifiable information], to steal military secrets, government secrets, academic secrets, and R&D.” Hess described China’s siphoning of American trade secrets as unfair and imbalanced. China “can get information that American companies and American ingenuity has taken years to develop,” she said. “They get it for free, they get it quickly, and it positions them to achieve their goal” of international supremacy….”

Meet the politician (and romance author) dubbed 'God' by Hong Kong's young protesters

Pro-democracy opposition politicians, usually constrained to holding the government to account inside Parliament, have now adopted a different role.

China has reached parity with US on this year’s Fortune Global 500 list

Washington Post Daily Dot: “China has reached parity with the United States on this year’s Fortune Global 500 list, which dropped this morning. “As the Chinese Century nears its third decade, Fortune’s Global 500 shows how profoundly the world’s balance of power is shifting,” Geoff Colvin writes in the magazine. “American companies account for 121 of the world’s largest corporations by revenue. Chinese companies account for 129 (including 10 Taiwanese companies). For the first time since the debut of the Global 500 in 1990, and arguably for the first time since World War II, a nation other than the U.S. is at the top of the ranks of global big business. That shift is transforming not just the business world but the whole world. … The No. 1 nationality among the top 50 companies in this year’s Global 500 is American; among the bottom 50, it’s Chinese. Those companies near the bottom are rising quickly, and like their country, they’re burning with ambition.”
Also via the Washington Post Daily Dot – The New York Times reports that Chinese investment in the United States has plummeted by nearly 90 percent since Trump took office: “The falloff, which is being felt broadly across the economy, stems from tougher regulatory scrutiny in the United States and a less hospitable climate toward Chinese investment, as well Beijing’s tightened limits on foreign spending. It is affecting a range of industries including Silicon Valley start-ups, the Manhattan real estate market and state governments that spent years wooing Chinese investment, underscoring how the world’s two largest economies are beginning to decouple after years of increasing integration.”

Reworking the Revolution
Accenture, July 2019. This paper argues that in the age of artificial intelligence, business success will increasingly depend on people and machines collaborating with each other. AI will elevate people’s capabilities as workers help intelligent machines to learn and improve. This will not only drive efficiencies, but create new forms of growth and innovation. To succeed, organizations must reimagine work, pivot their workforce to new growth models and ‘new skill’ their people to do more valuable work.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) wants a better view into social, technological, political, and policy changes from around the nation and abroad, seeking a solution to compile this information.
Publishing a request for expressions of interest (EOI) for the provision of an Open Source Information Collection Solution, the AFP expects the solution to provide daily reporting.
The AFP said the EOI responses will be used to shortlist for a Request for Tender (RFT) to establish a services agreement for the "provision of publically available and open source information".
As the EOI explains, vendors shortlisted will have the opportunity to tender for the provision of open source information, which includes listening, collecting, and reporting of information on events that could impact on AFP Protection Operations.
AFP wants a system to collect social and political info to aid police operations