Posts tagged as Chinese

Chinese data firms tracks people in Baltics who may be ‘friendly to Beijing’

Monday, September 28, 2020

Independent researchers revealed last weeks that a Chinese firm was collecting information on 2.4 million people worldwide, including over a thousand individuals in the Baltic states. “First, you identify your targets and their associates. Next, you scrape data on them, determining whether they are friendly to China’s policies and if they have any secrets worth gaining. Finally, you make an approach to cultivate a relationship,” Anna-Marie Brady, resarcher at the…

Fake news distributor regrets call to “eliminate the Chinese”

Monday, September 7, 2020

Niks Endziņš, accused of spreading fake news, regrets his post on Facebook to “eliminate the Chinese”. The criminal case will continue to be reviewed in October, Latvian Television reported on September 7. “Yeah, I’m very sorry for what I’ve done. If I had known that something could happen at all, I would not have filmed any videos or published them on social networks,” Endziņš said. Niks Endziņš was detained by the State…

Chinese ambassador incensed after Taiwan representative speaks in Lithuanian parliament

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Chinese Ambassador Shen Zhifei has asked an explanation from Lithuania about a recent speech of Taiwan’s representative at the country’s parliament. Andy Chin, the head of Taiwan’s mission in the Baltic states, was invited to the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, to take part in a discussion on the coronavirus last Thursday. Ambassador Shen Zhifei met with Juozas Bernatonis, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee of Foreign Affairs, to discuss it on…

Defender Europe 2020 can not be cancelled due to coronavirus

By Vitaliy Timoschuk on Friday, March 13, 2020

Corona virus – more then 100,000 infected around the world, six countries where tourists are prohibited from traveling and 17, which are recommended to be avoided. “Defender Europe 2020” – 40,000 participants from 17 NATO countries (and Georgia). One would like to ask: who will win? And soon we can check it out. Polish Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak has already announced the existence of a secret document “The use…

Chinese money connects Lithuania to Belarus’ nuclear plant

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

While Lithuania is putting all effort into isolating Astravyets’ nuclear plant , a Chinese state-owned company is a key contractor connecting the would-be facility to Belarus’  energy   grid. Yet, that same company owns an enterprise in Lithuania and takes part in strategic  energy   projects in the country,  LRT nvestigation  Team has found. Meanwhile, Belarus is pushing ahead with the project just 50 kilometres from Vilnius. Lithuania deemed the…

Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Apple removed a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behavior. Apple Inc. became the latest company to come under pressure to take Beijing’s side against anti-government protesters when the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said Wednesday the HKmap.live app “facilitates illegal behavior.” The newspaper asked, “Is Apple guiding Hong…