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How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

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September 12, 2019

Last October, software developers at Riot Games in Santa Monica fielded an unusual request. Like other video game makers, Riot’s success depends on its ability to make games that are compulsively playable, like its global hit “League of Legends.” But Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns Ri...

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

October 9, 2018

Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government. Apple’s top security officer told lawmakers the company has found no evidence of claims made in a report published last week. His response comes after the Department of Homeland Se...

China ends one-child policy, but it may be too late

November 4, 2015

By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) BEIJING — China’s Communist Party on Thursday officially ended its policy that limited most families to a single child, an acknowledgment that the 1970s population-control measure was outdated, was holding back economic growth and had distorted...

NBA Presses Ahead With China Expansion — And Looks To India

October 13, 2014

By Stuart Leavenworth McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) SHANGHAI — It’s Friday night in the biggest city in the world’s most populous country, and thousands of Shanghai fans are streaming into an arena that resembles a giant flying saucer, ready for a fan-appreciation night hosted by the National B...

Twitter CEO Is Visiting China But Still Has No Plans To Launch There

Twitter CEO Is Visiting China But Still Has No Plans To Launch There

March 27, 2014

By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Dick Costolo is on his first trip to China. Costolo is spending three days meeting with Shanghai government officials and university administrators. He will also participate in a roundtable discussion with stud...

China Protests As Obama Meets With Dalai Lama

China Protests As Obama Meets With Dalai Lama

February 22, 2014

By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday even as China warned that the meeting would hurt the relationship between the two nations. Obama spoke to the Dalai Lama for ne...

Foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges

November 12, 2013

By Jason Song Los Angeles Times (MCT) The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities rose to a record high last year, according to a new study. The private University of Southern California was their most popular destination, with 9,840 international stude...

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