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3 men charged in the UK with assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service

3 men charged in the UK with assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service

LONDON (AP) — The office manager of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London and two other men appeared in court Monday on charges that they helped Hong Kong’s intelligence service gather information in Britain, amid growing concern hostile states are trying to interfere with democracy and economic activity in the U.K. Chi...

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Chinese and Hong Kong students at British universities silenced by Beijing

Chinese and Hong Kong students at British universities silenced by Beijing

Hong Kong and Chinese students at British universities are being secretly photographed and filmed as part of a global pattern of harassment and intimidation by Beijing, according to Amnesty International. In a new 63-page report released by the human rights group on Monday, students describe being followed at protests in their host cities, with many...

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Chinese Uber rival revives UK launch plans

Chinese Uber rival revives UK launch plans

Uber’s Chinese rival is laying the groundwork to enter the UK, three years after it was forced to suspend plans to launch in British cities. Didi Global has acquired operating licences in cities including Rotherham, Rochdale and Salford in recent months in a move that would allow it to offer rides in Britain. The company...

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Sam Cam in fresh row over snubbing UK fashion factories

Sam Cam in fresh row over snubbing UK fashion factories

By Emily Hawkins Published: 22:36 BST, 27 April 2024 | Updated: 14:23 BST, 28 April 2024 A new row has erupted over Lord Cameron’s fashion designer wife Samantha’s ‘shocking’ refusal to make her clothes in Britain. It threatens to embarrass her husband, who as Foreign Secretary is trying to promote British-made products around the world....

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Staggering ‘760k jobs at risk’ if UK fails to match China on minerals

Staggering ‘760k jobs at risk’ if UK fails to match China on minerals

Automotive manufacturing jobs in Britain are at risk unless China‘s ambition in securing access to critical minerals needed for batteries can be matched, an expert has said. The warning comes as an International Energy Agency report revealed the world’s second largest economy has cornered the market with 85 percent of battery cell production capacity. Increased...

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FBI director warns China’s computer attacks are now at a ‘scale greater than we’d seen before’ as vulnerable critical infrastructure remains at high-risk to be targeted

FBI director warns China’s computer attacks are now at a ‘scale greater than we’d seen before’ as vulnerable critical infrastructure remains at high-risk to be targeted

China‘s cyber attacks have grown to a ‘scale greater than we’d seen before’, the FBI director has advised amid fears that US infrastructure is under threat.  Christopher Wray gave the grave warning as intelligence chiefs and politicians met at the Munich annual security conference on Sunday, according to the Wall Street Journal.   The wars raging...