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China ‘likely’ to try to interfere in U.S. elections: Microsoft – National

Chinese and North Korean actors are “likely” to work towards targeting upcoming elections in the United States, India and South Korea, a new report from Microsoft is warning. The Microsoft Threat Analysis Center (MTAC), the computing giant’s security research group, warns the two countries’ cyber and influence abilities are growing. …

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Air Canada’s Hong Kong jet maintenance deal amid China discord raises security concerns

Air Canada has awarded a Hong Kong company a major contract to perform heavy maintenance on 56 of its wide-body jets, sparking concerns about Chinese spies bugging the planes and aircraft becoming trapped in China if a military conflict erupts with Taiwan. The maintenance company, HAECO, unveiled its major Air …

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The science and controversy behind Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ – National

Netflix’s 3 Body Problem has sparked fascination and controversy. Based on the 2008 novel by Liu Cixin and brought to the small screen by Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the series tells the story of an impending alien invasion of Earth. The show portrays some science …

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Canadian living in China allegedly stole Tesla secrets: U.S. prosecutors – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A Canadian resident of China has been arrested in the United States for allegedly stealing electric car manufacturer Tesla’s trade secrets and conspiring to sell them to undercover law enforcement officers. Klaus Pflugbeil, the operator of a China-based business that sells technology …

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Michael Kovrig denies his Chinese detention was due to alleged ‘espionage’ – National

Michael Kovrig, the former Canadian diplomat detained in China, is denying allegations that he conducted covert intelligence work that led to his arrest and the detention of fellow Canadian Michael Spavor. “I was never involved in espionage activities,” Kovrig said in a statement. “Any insinuation that I was anything but …

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Dodgy Toonies from Quanzhou: How CBSA says it nabbed man with 26,630 fake $2 coins from China

When the package from far away China landed at a FedEx warehouse at the sprawling Montreal-Mirabel International Airport in early January, Canada Border Services Agency officer Caroline Landry took a quick but careful look at the shipping label. The customs paperwork accompanying the package declared it contained 10,000 “metal badges” …

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Chinese military jet intercepts Canadian Forces plane in ‘aggressive manner’ – National

A Chinese military jet intercepted a Canadian Armed Forces Aurora aircraft in an “aggressive manner” on Monday in international waters off the coast of China. “They became very aggressive and to a degree we would deem it unsafe and unprofessional,” Maj.-Gen. Iain Huddleston told Global News. Global News was on …

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Evergrande debt crisis triggers worry, rot at iconic Chateau Montebello hotel – National

  China Evergrande Group’s massive financial and legal challenges in Asia are casting a long, dark shadow over the Chateau Montebello, the iconic Quebec log cabin resort which the developer owns. Evergrande, a once fast-growing Chinese property company that became the country’s second-largest developer, acquired the 211-room Chateau Montebello hotel …

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RCMP investigates ex-RCAF pilots reportedly training China’s air force – National

The RCMP is investigating a report that former Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots are helping to train fighters within China’s air force. Canada’s federal police force confirmed to Global News Tuesday it has started an investigation after a report emerged last year that Beijing might be paying ex-RCAF top …

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As tone on foreign interference inquiry turns positive, could it happen soon? – National

Discussions about a public inquiry on foreign interference have stretched well into the summer, as House leaders put aside political jabs that dominated Parliament for much of the year in exchange for “collaborative” chats from hotel rooms and the cottage. Alex Marland, a professor in Acadia University’s politics department, said …

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