Chinese spies used code copied from America’s NSA for hacking operations, researchers say

Chinese spies used code first developed by the US National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators.Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies issued a report noting that some features in a piece of China-linked malware it dubs “Jian” were so similar they could only have been stolen from some of the National Security Agency break-in…

Chinese spies used code copied from America’s NSA for hacking operations, researchers say
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China’s top diplomat says Beijing is reaching out to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies

China’s top diplomat says Beijing is reaching out to US to join forces on new energy and new technologies
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China has talked up the prospect of cooperating with the United States and other ...

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South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says

South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says
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Vietnam has been building up its defences in the Spratly Islands over the past ...

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Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea

Chinese, Japanese chase each other near disputed Diaoyu Islands as tensions rise in East China Sea
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Multiple attempts by Chinese coastguard vessels to approach Japanese vessels in the East China ...

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Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong road

Police hunt for elderly man seen riding wheelchair down middle of busy Hong Kong road
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Hong Kong police are searching for an elderly man in an electric wheelchair who ...

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Coronavirus: Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike

Coronavirus: Philippines clears China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use; South Korean doctors threaten strike
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The Philippines has approved Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s coronavirus shots for emergency use, paving the ...

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Top Beijing official overseeing Hong Kong declares ‘patriots’ must hold key roles in city’s executive, judiciary, legislature and statutory bodies

Top Beijing official overseeing Hong Kong declares ‘patriots’ must hold key roles in city’s executive, judiciary, legislature and statutory bodies
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Beijing’s top official overseeing Hong Kong affairs has announced fundamental electoral and administrative reforms ...

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US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says

US must scrap tariffs and end restrictions on Chinese tech, Wang Yi says
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged the United States to scrap tariffs on Chinese ...

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Australia promises parliament workplace probe as rape accusations mount

Australia promises parliament workplace probe as rape accusations mount
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Australia will quickly deliver the result of a planned independent inquiry into parliament’s workplace ...

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Donald Trump offered Kim Jong-un ‘a ride home on Air Force One’ after Hanoi summit, documentary claims

Donald Trump offered Kim Jong-un ‘a ride home on Air Force One’ after Hanoi summit, documentary claims
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Donald Trump offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a ride home on Air Force ...

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Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules ease to allow a third of student population on site

Hong Kong schools welcome back pupils as Covid-19 rules ease to allow a third of student population on site
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Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong pupils on Monday returned to campus for the ...

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Japan grounds Boeing 777s after US airline’s jet suffers engine failure, rains debris

Japan grounds Boeing 777s after US airline’s jet suffers engine failure, rains debris
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Japan has ordered a halt to all flights of Boeing 777s equipped with the ...

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Coronavirus vaccines: signs of weaker response to new strains in South Africa, Brazil

Coronavirus vaccines: signs of weaker response to new strains in South Africa, Brazil
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Coronavirus variants emerging from the southern hemisphere can weaken the most powerful vaccines but ...

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Myanmar braces for largest anti-coup protest yet after bloody clashes

Myanmar braces for largest anti-coup protest yet after bloody clashes
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Myanmar’s anti-military protesters plan to hold their largest mass rally yet on Monday after ...

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Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source

Hong Kong finance minister banking on green shoots of economic recovery lying in environment, sustainable development, says source
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Hong Kong’s finance minister is banking on the city’s economic recovery lying in the ...

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Coronavirus: grieving Italians mark one-year anniversary of first death

Coronavirus: grieving Italians mark one-year anniversary of first death
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With wreath-laying ceremonies, tree plantings and church services, Italians on Sunday marked one year ...

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Iran strikes deal with UN nuclear watchdog as Tehran prepares to cut inspections

Iran strikes deal with UN nuclear watchdog as Tehran prepares to cut inspections
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The UN nuclear watchdog said on Sunday it had struck a deal with Iran ...

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Chinese health authorities deny planning to end birth control restrictions

Chinese health authorities deny planning to end birth control restrictions
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China’s top health authority has denied that it will lift birth control restrictions in ...

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Killing of Yale student Kevin Jiang: person of interest Qinxuan Pan stole car on day of crime, police say

Killing of Yale student Kevin Jiang: person of interest Qinxuan Pan stole car on day of crime, police say
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A person of interest in the slaying of Yale graduate student Kevin Jiang this ...

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Young, impoverished mother from Chinese viral photo finally found after 11 years, and how different her life is now

Young, impoverished mother from Chinese viral photo finally found after 11 years, and how different her life is now
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A young woman struggles to stay upright under the weight of an enormous bag ...

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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to visit Beijing to seek cooperation on Hong Kong

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to visit Beijing to seek cooperation on Hong Kong
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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says he has offered to go to Beijing to ...

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Libya interior minister Fathi Bashagha escapes assassination attempt

Libya interior minister Fathi Bashagha escapes assassination attempt
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The powerful interior minister of Libya’s unity government survived an assassination attempt Sunday, an ...

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US nears ‘almost unbelievable’ 500,000 coronavirus deaths

US nears ‘almost unbelievable’ 500,000 coronavirus deaths
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The United States was on the brink Sunday of the grim milestone of 500,000 ...

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DBA at PolyU offers best in business education

DBA at PolyU offers best in business education
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[Sponsored Article] The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic ...

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Joe Biden’s attorney general pick Merrick Garland vows to prosecute Trump supporters who attacked US Capitol

Joe Biden’s attorney general pick Merrick Garland vows to prosecute Trump supporters who attacked US Capitol
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Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, is pledging he’ll take the ...

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China’s ‘two sessions’: why this year’s event is so important for Xi Jinping’s vision for the future

China’s ‘two sessions’: why this year’s event is so important for Xi Jinping’s vision for the future
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China’s political elite will gather in Beijing next month for the year’s biggest legislative ...

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India and China hold fresh round of border talks after ‘smooth completion’ of pullback from Pangong Tso

India and China hold fresh round of border talks after ‘smooth completion’ of pullback from Pangong Tso
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China and India have held their tenth round of border talks and said the ...

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Coronavirus: more Hong Kong bars to close permanently as social-distancing rules leave businesses struggling to survive

Coronavirus: more Hong Kong bars to close permanently as social-distancing rules leave businesses struggling to survive
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Some 70 bars across Hong Kong are to close for good after the Lunar ...

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Saudi Arabia allows women to join military in latest expansion of rights

Saudi Arabia allows women to join military in latest expansion of rights
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Women in Saudi Arabia can now take up arms and enter the military, the ...

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US-China tensions: Joe Biden signals tougher line on Beijing with key appointments

US-China tensions: Joe Biden signals tougher line on Beijing with key appointments
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US President Joe Biden has chosen a slew of China specialists for key positions ...

  • Sun, 21 Feb 2021 22:00:11 +0800

Israel’s coronavirus vaccination ‘green pass’ opens fast track to normal life

Israel’s coronavirus vaccination ‘green pass’ opens fast track to normal life
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Israel took a step towards normalcy on Sunday, reopening a raft of businesses and ...

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Iran says no talks with US until it rejoins nuclear deal

Iran says no talks with US until it rejoins nuclear deal
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Iran said it won’t negotiate with the US until it rejoins the nuclear deal, ...

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The burned-out Chinese tech workers becoming ‘Buddhist entrepreneurs’ in a bid for work-life balance

The burned-out Chinese tech workers becoming ‘Buddhist entrepreneurs’ in a bid for work-life balance
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The long hours and gruelling schedules of the so-called “996” work culture have been ...

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Beijing keeps up military pressure on Taiwan as island reshuffles security and mainland affairs chiefs

Beijing keeps up military pressure on Taiwan as island reshuffles security and mainland affairs chiefs
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Beijing continued to put pressure on Taiwan with another round of military exercises over ...

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