Huawei protests FCC actions to block it in the U.S. on national security grounds

Guests hold umbrellas with Huawei logos at the Songshan Lake New Campus in Dongguan, China, May 31, 2019. China’s Huawei has responded again to actions from the Federal Communications Commission, releasing an ex parte memo further laying out its response to the commission’s efforts to block its equipment on national security grounds. “While Huawei does not agree with the view that Chinese companies pose a threat simply because they are Chinese, Huawei agrees that threats to network security do e


Guests hold umbrellas with Huawei logos at the Songshan Lake New Campus in Dongguan, China, May 31, 2019. China’s Huawei has responded again to actions from the Federal Communications Commission, releasing an ex parte memo further laying out its response to the commission’s efforts to block its equipment on national security grounds. “While Huawei does not agree with the view that Chinese companies pose a threat simply because they are Chinese, Huawei agrees that threats to network security do e
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Huawei protests FCC actions to block it in the U.S. on national security grounds

Guests hold umbrellas with Huawei logos at the Songshan Lake New Campus in Dongguan, China, May 31, 2019.

China’s Huawei has responded again to actions from the Federal Communications Commission, releasing an ex parte memo further laying out its response to the commission’s efforts to block its equipment on national security grounds.

“While Huawei does not agree with the view that Chinese companies pose a threat simply because they are Chinese, Huawei agrees that threats to network security do exist, and should be addressed comprehensively trough a holistic approach to supply chain security, not through a vendor-to-vendor approach,” according to the brief.

The company cites comments by government officials that it says appear to indicate the U.S. may have economic motives for the ban, and cites the use of its equipment in other European and North American markets.


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Protests against Kazakhstan’s presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i


Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty. About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years. As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent i
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Protests against Kazakhstan's presidential election lead to violence in the capital

Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stepped down after a nearly three-decade-long tenure.

His successor, Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, confirmed his position after taking nearly 71% of the vote in Sunday’s election against six other government-approved candidates, according to Foreign Policy. His closest opposition candidate trailed behind with 16.2%.

Though that may seem a sweeping victory for Jomart-Tokayev, the transfer of office has spurred unrest in the country’s capital Nur-Sultan and largest city Almaty.

About 500 protesters were arrested by police, the BBC reported, citing local officials. The demonstration, decrying what protests called a “dictatorship” in the country, is the largest Kazakhstan has seen in recent years.

As protest is not tolerated in the country, the demonstration led to violence in the streets. A BBC correspondent in Nur-Sultan reported people being dragged onto buses by riot police. Many journalists were also detained covering the protest, while social media platforms such as Facebook and Telegram were reportedly inaccessible in the country during that time.


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Shell eyes dividend boost after 2020

It’d be hard for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen… It would be “very hard” for anything like the pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 to happen again, a former diplomat said on the 30th…Asia Politicsread more


It’d be hard for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen… It would be “very hard” for anything like the pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 to happen again, a former diplomat said on the 30th…Asia Politicsread more
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Shell eyes dividend boost after 2020

It’d be hard for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen…

It would be “very hard” for anything like the pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 to happen again, a former diplomat said on the 30th…

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Japan, US to hold working-level trade talks June 10-11

It’d be hard for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen… It would be “very hard” for anything like the pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 to happen again, a former diplomat said on the 30th…Asia Politicsread more


It’d be hard for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen… It would be “very hard” for anything like the pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 to happen again, a former diplomat said on the 30th…Asia Politicsread more
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Japan, US to hold working-level trade talks June 10-11

It’d be hard for anything like Tiananmen protests to happen…

It would be “very hard” for anything like the pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989 to happen again, a former diplomat said on the 30th…

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Trump baby blimp flies again in London as thousands protest UK visit

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. CNBC’s Hollie WongA 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper was raised Tuesday morning in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K. The group’s Facebook event, called “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit,” had more than 8,500 potential attendees and 34,000 people interested in attending. A 20-foot-tall blimp depictin


A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. CNBC’s Hollie WongA 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper was raised Tuesday morning in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K. The group’s Facebook event, called “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit,” had more than 8,500 potential attendees and 34,000 people interested in attending. A 20-foot-tall blimp depictin
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Trump baby blimp flies again in London as thousands protest UK visit

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. 2019. CNBC’s Hollie Wong

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper was raised Tuesday morning in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president’s state visit to the U.K. The giant balloon named “Trump Baby” was unveiled at 10:30 a.m. London time near the U.K.’s Houses of Parliament, close to where protesters marched to show their discontent against the president and his policies. Organizers said winds in the U.K. capital had delayed a full flight for the balloon, but by 11:15 a.m. it had been raised 30 feet above the ground. A rally held by the Stop Trump Coalition and other campaign groups started at 11 a.m. London time, and thousands planned to march from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street as the president’s schedule unfolded. London’s Metropolitan Police put up a blockade, but protesters will be allowed a clear view of the access to the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing St.

“Now Trump is coming back for a state visit and we have to get out there again in a diverse Carnival of Resistance that shows we reject Trump’s divisive politics and policies of bigotry, hate and greed,” the Stop Trump Coalition said on its website ahead of the demonstration. The group’s Facebook event, called “Together Against Trump – stop the state visit,” had more than 8,500 potential attendees and 34,000 people interested in attending. It is one of a string of protests against the president’s visit that are being organized in different cities across the country. In 2018, a mass protest in London against Trump’s visit attracted tens of thousands of people and the security costs amounted to an estimated bill of more than £12 million ($15.8 million). Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.’s Labour Party, will speak at Tuesday’s protest, a spokesperson for the party told British media. Corbyn said Monday on Twitter that the demonstration was “an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he’s attacked in America, around the world and in our own country.”

A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a baby is raised in London on Tuesday June 4. 2019. CNBC’s Hollie Wong

In a tweet on Monday evening, Trump said his visit was “going really well” and that there had been “tremendous crowds of well wishers.” “Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the Fake News will be working hard to find them,” he added.

Row with London mayor

Trump and his family will be in the U.K. until Wednesday, when he is due to fly to France to attend a D-Day ceremony in France with French President Emmanuel Macron. Asked about protests ahead of his 2018 U.K. visit, the president said: “I think it’s fine. I think they like me a lot in the U.K., I think they agree with me on immigration.” However, he later told British newspaper The Sun that the protests made him feel “unwelcome.”

Before landing in London on Monday, Trump tweeted a strongly worded criticism of the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, after Khan likened the president to “the fascists of the 20th century.” Trump accused Khan of being incompetent and “foolishly ‘nasty’ to the visiting president of the United States,” before dubbing him a “stone cold loser.” The angry-orange baby balloon that flew on Tuesday has been a point of tension between the president and the mayor. Khan did not authorize its use in 2018 at first, but then changed his mind after more than 10,000 people signed a petition calling for him to do so. Khan explained in an interview that there’s no reason to stop the balloon given that it is a safe and peaceful way of protesting.


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Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ leaders sentenced to jail for pro-democracy protests

Ranging in age from their 30s to 70s, the nine defendants span generations of Hong Kong citizens who have been agitating for full democracy. In Taiwan’s capital Taipei, youthful supporters rallied to denounce the convictions and growing pressure from Beijing on both their self-ruled island and Hong Kong. “Occupy Central is not a crime,” they chanted, as well as the “The Hong Kong government is unjustified.” “The fact that you care about Hong Kong means you care about your own fate. “Your support


Ranging in age from their 30s to 70s, the nine defendants span generations of Hong Kong citizens who have been agitating for full democracy. In Taiwan’s capital Taipei, youthful supporters rallied to denounce the convictions and growing pressure from Beijing on both their self-ruled island and Hong Kong. “Occupy Central is not a crime,” they chanted, as well as the “The Hong Kong government is unjustified.” “The fact that you care about Hong Kong means you care about your own fate. “Your support
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Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders sentenced to jail for pro-democracy protests

A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests on charges of public nuisance offenses.

The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to draw a line under the protests amid pressure from Beijing.

Ranging in age from their 30s to 70s, the nine defendants span generations of Hong Kong citizens who have been agitating for full democracy. The defendants had all pleaded not guilty, calling the prosecutions politically motivated.

Three protest leaders were given 16 months, one of them suspended for two years, two received eights months in prison and two were given suspended eight-month sentences. Another was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. One other defendant, Tanya Chan, had her sentencing postponed because of the need to undergo surgery.

It was not immediately clear if they planned to appeal.

“Thank you for the sentencing,” Raphael Wong, given eight months, told Judge Johnny Chan. “Our determination on fighting for genuine universal suffrage will not change.”

While the charges carried potential sentences of up to seven years, they were still seen as unusually harsh by activists in what they called an attempt to intimidate them into silence.

“The long sentences send a chilling warning to all that there will be serious consequences for advocating for democracy,” said Maya Wang, Hong Kong-based chief researcher for China at Human Rights Watch.

“The Beijing and Hong Kong authorities appear intent on eliminating the only pocket of freedoms on Chinese soil,” Wang said. She cited a law against booing the Chinese national anthem and moves to amend the extradition law that could see suspects sent to China where they’d be unlikely to receive a fair trial.

Supporters and family members applauded the defendants as they entered the courtroom, then stood outside sobbing after the hearing before breaking into chants.

Those convicted included law professor Benny Tai, retired sociology professor Chan Kin-man and pastor Chu Yiu-ming, who all received 16 months though Chu’s was suspended for two years. The others include two current and one former lawmaker, two student leaders and a political activist.

Chan, who will be sentenced June 10, said prior to the hearing that she hadn’t lost faith in what the movement stood for. “Although it’s an uphill battle, it’s not easy, it’s time for us to make sure that we are strong enough to face different kind of challenges,” Chan said.

The nine were leaders of the “Occupy Central” campaign, which was organized as a nonviolent sit-in that became known as the “Umbrella Movement” after a symbol of defiance against police adopted by the street protests.

Protesters demanded the right to freely nominate candidates for Hong Kong’s leader who would then be elected by all of the territory’s roughly 5 million voters. However, they failed to win any concessions from the government, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was chosen in 2017 from among a slate of candidates approved by Beijing and elected by a 1,200- member pro-China electoral body.

Hong Kong, a former British colony, was handed over to Chinese rule in 1997 under an agreement in which China promised the city could retain its own laws, economic system and civil rights for 50 years.

However, Chinese President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has been seen as extending his crackdown on civil liberties to Hong Kong, drawing criticism from commercial and legal associations as well as political, human rights and media groups.

“In the verdict, the judge commented we are naive, believing that by having a occupy movement we can attain democracy. But what is more naive than believing in one country two systems?” Chan Kin-man said before the sentences were issued.

In Taiwan’s capital Taipei, youthful supporters rallied to denounce the convictions and growing pressure from Beijing on both their self-ruled island and Hong Kong.

China has demanded Taiwan agree to its claim to the island as Chinese territory, to be annexed by force if necessary, and accept a “one country, two systems,” framework for governing along the lines of that in place in Hong Kong.

“Occupy Central is not a crime,” they chanted, as well as the “The Hong Kong government is unjustified.”

“The fact that you care about Hong Kong means you care about your own fate. I think this is very important,” Tien-chi Martin-Liao, a member of Independent Chinese PEN Center, said in an address following the sentencing hearing.

“Your support will be felt in the hearts of those persecuted in Hong Kong, and those who live there,” he said.


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Leica says it wasn’t behind ad depicting Tiananmen Square protests

A promotional video for camera maker Leica showing photojournalists covering global conflicts — including the deadly Tiananmen Square protests in China in 1989 — has resulted in the company’s name being banned on Chinese social media and the marketer denying responsibility for the video. The ad was released by Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, according to the South China Morning Post. Leica told the Morning Post the video was not commissioned by the company. By Friday morning, the


A promotional video for camera maker Leica showing photojournalists covering global conflicts — including the deadly Tiananmen Square protests in China in 1989 — has resulted in the company’s name being banned on Chinese social media and the marketer denying responsibility for the video. The ad was released by Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, according to the South China Morning Post. Leica told the Morning Post the video was not commissioned by the company. By Friday morning, the
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Leica says it wasn't behind ad depicting Tiananmen Square protests

A promotional video for camera maker Leica showing photojournalists covering global conflicts — including the deadly Tiananmen Square protests in China in 1989 — has resulted in the company’s name being banned on Chinese social media and the marketer denying responsibility for the video.

The five-minute film is called “The Hunt.” It depicts photographers covering conflicts, including one capturing images of the “Tank Man,” who stood in front of a convoy of Chinese military tanks the day after the Tiananmen Square massacre in which Chinese military attacked pro-democracy demonstrators. That subject has been widely censored in China. The video concludes with the image of Leica’s logo.

The ad was released by Brazilian ad agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, according to the South China Morning Post. The agency told the publication it had developed the film with Leica representatives in Brazil and said it “would never harm its huge reputation by creating, producing and airing a work without the proper approval of its client.”

The agency said it has worked with Leica in Brazil since 2012.

Leica told the Morning Post the video was not commissioned by the company. Leica and F/Nazca did not immediately respond for requests for comment from CNBC.

By Friday morning, the Chinese social media site Weibo had banned the word “Leica” in Mandarin and English.

Some social media posters wondered whether Chinese tech giant Huawei, which works with Leica on smartphone camera lenses, would be pulled into the controversy. Huawei declined to comment on the video.


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Thousands of activists block London roads to demand action on climate change

Roadblocks will continue night and day at each site and the demonstrators say the protests could last at least a week. The protests are being led by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion and will involve demonstrations in 33 countries around the world over the coming days. “It’s like a world war. At the Shell building near the River Thames, two protesters scaled up scaffolding writing ‘Shell Knows!’ Activists said they smashed the glass of a revolving door and caused more than 6,000 pou


Roadblocks will continue night and day at each site and the demonstrators say the protests could last at least a week. The protests are being led by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion and will involve demonstrations in 33 countries around the world over the coming days. “It’s like a world war. At the Shell building near the River Thames, two protesters scaled up scaffolding writing ‘Shell Knows!’ Activists said they smashed the glass of a revolving door and caused more than 6,000 pou
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Thousands of activists block London roads to demand action on climate change

Roadblocks will continue night and day at each site and the demonstrators say the protests could last at least a week.

The protests are being led by the British climate group Extinction Rebellion and will involve demonstrations in 33 countries around the world over the coming days.

“I realised that signing petitions and writing letters was not going to be enough. Real action is needed,” said Diana McCann, 66, a retired wine trader from south London, holding a banner in the middle of a traffic-free road. “It’s like a world war. We have to go on to a war footing.”

Extinction Rebellion, which generated headlines with a semi-nude protest in the House of Commons earlier this month, has warned its members that some of them could be arrested for taking part in non-violent civil disobedience.

The group is demanding the government declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a citizen’s assembly of members of the public to lead on decisions to address climate change.

At the Shell building near the River Thames, two protesters scaled up scaffolding writing ‘Shell Knows!’ in red paint on the front of the building and three protesters glued their hands to the revolving doors at the entrance.

Activists said they smashed the glass of a revolving door and caused more than 6,000 pounds ($7,900) worth of damage. At least one person was arrested by police for criminal damage.


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Venezuela crisis: Guaido calls for mass protests to try to oust Maduro

It comes at a time when the South American country is in the midst of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. On Monday, Venezuela was hit by another massive power outage. The rolling blackouts — which have become a near daily occurrence in recent years — have hit hospitals, public transport, water pipelines and other services. Maduro has said the power cuts were an act of sabotage by the opposition and the U.S. However, opposition lawmakers in Venezuela say the blam


It comes at a time when the South American country is in the midst of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory. On Monday, Venezuela was hit by another massive power outage. The rolling blackouts — which have become a near daily occurrence in recent years — have hit hospitals, public transport, water pipelines and other services. Maduro has said the power cuts were an act of sabotage by the opposition and the U.S. However, opposition lawmakers in Venezuela say the blam
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Venezuela crisis: Guaido calls for mass protests to try to oust Maduro

Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó is going up against Maduro’s regime — Here’s how he got to this point 9:12 AM ET Wed, 13 March 2019 | 06:16

Venezuela’s opposition leader has urged supporters to prepare for a final push to try to oust President Nicolas Maduro, calling on his followers to take to the streets to protest over nationwide power cuts.

It comes at a time when the South American country is in the midst of the Western Hemisphere’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory.

On Monday, Venezuela was hit by another massive power outage. The rolling blackouts — which have become a near daily occurrence in recent years — have hit hospitals, public transport, water pipelines and other services.

Maduro has said the power cuts were an act of sabotage by the opposition and the U.S.

However, opposition lawmakers in Venezuela say the blame lies solely with the socialist government, following two decades of economic mismanagement, under-investment and corruption.


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Algerian protesters win historic victory — but massive challenges remain

Algeria’s longtime president has conceded to popular demands to abandon his re-election bid after three weeks of massive protests rocked the North African country of 41 million. Silent throughout the Arab Spring, Africa’s largest country and third-largest oil producer erupted in protest in late February after its ageing president announced his fifth re-election bid. The protests, leaderless and largely peaceful, represented a wide cross-section of society including students, teachers, lawyers, a


Algeria’s longtime president has conceded to popular demands to abandon his re-election bid after three weeks of massive protests rocked the North African country of 41 million. Silent throughout the Arab Spring, Africa’s largest country and third-largest oil producer erupted in protest in late February after its ageing president announced his fifth re-election bid. The protests, leaderless and largely peaceful, represented a wide cross-section of society including students, teachers, lawyers, a
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Algerian protesters win historic victory — but massive challenges remain

Algeria’s longtime president has conceded to popular demands to abandon his re-election bid after three weeks of massive protests rocked the North African country of 41 million.

But a giant question mark now hangs over what happens next, leaving Algerians and investors alike — particularly those in the oil and gas sector — mired in uncertainty.

“There will be no fifth term,” a statement from 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is in his 20th year in power but has rarely been seen in public since suffering a stroke in 2013, said on Monday.

Silent throughout the Arab Spring, Africa’s largest country and third-largest oil producer erupted in protest in late February after its ageing president announced his fifth re-election bid. The protests, leaderless and largely peaceful, represented a wide cross-section of society including students, teachers, lawyers, and the working class.

“There was never any question of it for me,” the president’s statement continued. “Given my state of health and age, my last duty towards the Algerian people was always contributing to the foundation of a new Republic.”

Algeria’s general election, scheduled for April 18, has now been postponed. But demonstrations continued this week in Algerian cities as protesters read Bouteflika’s concession as simply a maneuver to prolong his presidency.


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