Report: China Could Use Huawei Cloud to Blackmail Global Economies

A report published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warns China could gain “coercive leverage” – in essence, blackmail material – over Asian, African, and Latin American countries thanks to telecom giant Huawei’s strategy to provide massive amounts of Internet storage to dozens of governments at discounted prices.


Brazil’s Top Diplomat Quits Under Pressure from China

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo resigned on Monday, shortly after accusing pro-China lawmakers of pressuring him into supporting granting compromised telecommunications company Huawei Brazil’s lucrative pending contract to build a 5G network.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo arrives to give a press conference at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia on March 2, 2021. - Araujo discussed the possibility that members of the South American Mercosur bloc -Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay- sign individual deals outside the regional trade bloc, among referring to other …

Global Smartphone Sales Drop 5.7 Percent in Q3 2020

A new report published this week revealed that global smartphone sales dropped almost six percent during the third quarter of 2020. During the same period, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi passed Apple to become the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.

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China: Eduardo Bolsonaro’s Huawei Criticisms Damaged Bilateral Relations

Comments made by Brazilian Rep. Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, warning against business with the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei served to “darken the friendly atmosphere” of relations and “damage the image of Brazil,” the Chinese embassy in Brasilia scolded on Monday.

ELDORADO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 03: Eduardo Bolsonaro, Federal Deputy speaks during the presentation of a bridge development project over the Ribeira de Iguape river on September 3, 2020 in Eldorado, Brazil. Eldorado is a city in the countryside of the state of Sao Paulo where Jair Bolsonaro was raised. The …

Top Universities Failed to Disclose Billions in Foreign Funds

The U.S. Education Department has revealed that top universities, such as Cornell, MIT, and Georgetown, have failed to disclose billions of dollars they have accepted in foreign funds. Universities have failed to report at least $6.5 billion to the government according to the report, including money from the Chinese government, Huawei, and other countries.