Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on Monday, November 29. Lithuania has faced sustained pressure from China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, since allowing the opening of a de facto Taiwanese embassy… Continue reading Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

German IT security watchdog examines Xiaomi mobile phone

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Germany’s federal cybersecurity watchdog, the BSI, is conducting a technical examination of a mobile phone manufactured by China’s Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK), a spokesperson for the interior ministry told Reuters on Wednesday. The spokesperson did not provide further details on what kind of examination the agency was carrying out. Lithanua’s state cybersecurity body said last week… Continue reading German IT security watchdog examines Xiaomi mobile phone

Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns

Lithuania’s Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. Flagship phones sold in Europe by China’s smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such as… Continue reading Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns

China demands Lithuania withdraw envoy in row over Taiwan

China demanded Lithuania on Tuesday, August 10, withdraw its ambassador in Beijing and said it would recall China’s envoy to Vilnius in a row over the Baltic state allowing Chinese-claimed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy there using its own name. China considers democratically ruled Taiwan to be its most sensitive territorial issue as… Continue reading China demands Lithuania withdraw envoy in row over Taiwan