Crypto Rebels | WIRED

It’s the FBIs, NSAs, and Equifaxes of the world versus a swelling movement of Cypherpunks, civil libertarians, and millionaire hackers. At stake: Whether privacy will exist in the 21st century.
— Read on www.wired.com/1993/02/crypto-rebels/

China’s intimidation and endless pursuit of ideological compliance | TheHill

The CCP’s main message to overseas activists is clear: Your families in China are our hostages.
— Read on thehill.com/opinion/international/548824-chinas-intimidation-and-the-endless-pursuit-of-ideological-compliance

A Brief Introduction about New IP Research Initiative – Huawei United States

This article outlines the reasoning behind the New IP initiative, the motivation (why) of the work, the definition & work areas of investigation
— Read on www.huawei.com/us/industry-insights/innovation/new-ip

Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense – The Diplomat

An unofficial delegation led by former Senator Chris Dodd completed a three-day visit to Taiwan in a show of support from the Biden administration.
— Read on thediplomat.com/2021/04/biden-delegation-pledges-us-support-for-taiwan-self-defense/

China’s Dystopian “New IP” Plan Shows Need for Renewed US Commitment to Internet Governance – Just Security

The US must rally partners to rein in the abuse of multilateral institutions for Huawei’s plans on 6G and beyond, which make concerns over 5G look minor.
— Read on www.justsecurity.org/75741/chinas-dystopian-new-ip-plan-shows-need-for-renewed-us-commitment-to-internet-governance/

Icelandic pensioner blacklisted by Chinese Communist Party government unfazed by China anger – Taiwan English News

Icelandic pensioner blacklisted by Chinese Communist Party government unfazed by China anger – Taiwan English News
— Read on taiwanenglishnews.com/icelandic-pensioner-blacklisted-by-chinese-communist-party-government-unfazed-by-china-anger/

China sanctions Icelandic individual over Xinjiang – Chinadaily.com.cn

The Chinese embassy in Iceland on Friday announced sanctions against an Icelandic individual for spreading lies and disinformation on so-called human rights issues in China’s Xinjiang without naming the person.
— Read on global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202104/18/WS607b71cfa31024ad0bab63ef.html

Japan Not to Concede on Sovereignty, Democratic Values: Suga | Nippon.com

Washington, April 16 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday indicated Japan’s stance of not conceding on territorial sovereignty and democratic values, apparently mindful of China’s ramping up of its hegemonic position in Asia, including over the Senkaku Islands.

“We have no plans on making concessions on matters regarding sovereignty, and on universal values such as democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” Suga said in an online speech on Japan’s diplomatic policy at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a U.S. think tank.

The Senkaku Islands in Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa are claimed by China.

“We will argue what we should argue and strongly demand specific actions,” the prime minister, who is visiting Washington for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden, said, referring to China’s rising maritime assertiveness backed by military power.
— Read on www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2021041700288/

The vanishing billionaire: how Jack Ma fell foul of Xi Jinping | Financial Times

Alibaba founder’s dramatic rise and fall illustrates China’s wary embrace of tycoons who power economic growth
— Read on www.ft.com/content/1fe0559f-de6d-490e-b312-abba0181da1f

Yuri Gagarin: Russia, U.S. and China Are in a Deadly New Space Race – Bloomberg

Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin’s orbit of the Earth, the militarization of the cosmos is heating up. A Q&A.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-04-17/yuri-gagarin-russia-u-s-and-china-are-in-a-deadly-new-space-race