Tag Archives: china

I was wrong

I don’t enjoy being wrong, but if you search my blog you will find a number of posts about me, being wrong. This one is most likely such a one. — But I am not sure if it is. The … Continue reading

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Corporate espionage

Given the recent major hacking incident using zero-day exploits against Exchange servers, most likely originating in China, this chart detailing China’s new Five Year Plan should be interesting: So, if you are working at a company that works on anything … Continue reading

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Persistence through Revolutions

In Mao’s China, the former landlords and rich peasants were stripped of their possessions and their children were barred from going to university. So the descendants of these people could not inherit any wealth from them, nor could they gain … Continue reading

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Selling out doesn’t always pay

The most recent example is Disney’s live-action remake of their animated Mulan movie, aptly named “Mulan”. China is a very important market for American movies, which is why many of the include at least short scenes in Chinese – or … Continue reading

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TLS 1.3 and ESNI appear to be working

As China has decided to block all HTTPS traffic using TLS 1.3 and ESNI for encryption, I think it is safe to assume that that encryption is pretty good and the Chinese government doesn’t have an easy and fast way … Continue reading

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Huawei and national security

Things take time – I wrote about this in 2012, 2013 in passing and 2019 – and now the United Kingdom have decided to stop Huawei from supplying much more of their 5G network; and by 2027 the parts from … Continue reading

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Excuse me, UK did what?

According to this news story, the United Kingdom would allow up to 40% of the population in Hong Kong to, eventually, become citizens in the UK. That’s a bold move, but as China has clearly violated the agreement between them … Continue reading

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How do you fight something that is abstract?

I would love a transcript of this but I’ll have to make do with this: Because if you stress privilege, if you stress class, if you stress all these different historical rights and wrongs, you – whether you like it … Continue reading

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EU isn’t like China

Apparently we are worse than China. These graphs show that we are worse than China – and the rest of South East Asia – at containing the spread of COVID-19. I still support the decisions made by the Danish government … Continue reading

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Big Fireworks; or Dangers of living in China

Or indeed any country where you are not treated as an individual: When China launch a rocket, the drop zones for spent boosters are in-land and the residents in the calculated areas are told to evacuate. Sometimes houses are hit … Continue reading

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