Bloomberg Story Under Fire; Supply Chain Fears Remain

Late last week, Bloomberg’s Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley published stunning claims that computer servers at nearly 30 American companies including Apple and Amazon had been compromised at the hardware level by Chinese manufacturers operating under official instructions. No consumer hardware is alleged to have been affected. While security experts have long warned of such vulnerabilities, the Bloomberg story has faced flat denials from companies involved, with British and American intelligence agencies speaking out to Read More …

Interpol’s Meng Hongwei ‘Under Investigation’

Interpol President Meng Hongwei has resigned from his leadership position at the international police liaison organization, effective immediately. The resignation took place hours after Chinese authorities confirmed that they have detained Meng, who has not otherwise been seen nor heard from since he mysteriously disappeared late last month on a trip home to China from Lyon, France, where he had been living with his family since he took up his Interpol appointment in November 2016. French Read More …

New Law Aims to Justify Xinjiang Camps Amid Rising U.S. Concerns

After repeatedly denying the existence and true purpose of Xinjiang’s re-education camps despite mounting evidence and global condemnation, the Chinese government has now modified legislation to justify interning up to a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. The revised laws, drafted by the regional legislature, build upon a law first issued in March 2017. That law had marked the first region-wide legislation targeting “religious extremism” by banning beards, veils, and refusal of state media. The Read More …

Trump vs. International Law: Rope-a-Dope at the O.K. Corral

10 Oct Trump vs. International Law: Rope-a-Dope at the O.K. Corral 10.10.18 | [Sam Zarifi is the Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists.] Prof Harold Hongju Koh in his new book, Trump vs. International Law, has issued an explicit call to arms to American lawyers and bureaucrats to resist Donald Trump’s egregious attempts at dismantling the ‘postwar system of global governance’ and replacing it with ‘a far nastier, more brutish world, less respectful of Read More …

Trump vs. International Law: Rope-a-Dope at the O.K. Corral

10 Oct Trump vs. International Law: Rope-a-Dope at the O.K. Corral 10.10.18 | [Sam Zarifi is the Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists.] Prof Harold Hongju Koh in his new book, Trump vs. International Law, has issued an explicit call to arms to American lawyers and bureaucrats to resist Donald Trump’s egregious attempts at dismantling the ‘postwar system of global governance’ and replacing it with ‘a far nastier, more brutish world, less respectful of Read More …