Afraid to believe the truth. That there’s no order. There’s no power. The requests were made between October 2002 and December 2018, not 2004 and December 2018.Yahoo NewsGeorge Floyd death puts spotlight on training for policeThe death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis is the latest in a series of deaths of black men at the hands of white law enforcement officers, notable because of the graphic video of an officer kneeling on his neck as he pleaded for breath, and the violent protests it sparked. Like other cases, it has called attention to police training, protocols and discipline including the controversial practice of imbuing police cadets with a readiness to kill, known as “warrior training.” Derek Chauvin, the white officer seen in the video, had 18 prior complaints filed against him, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. Respond to China Hong Kong power grab?China legislature on Thursday approved a controversial national security law that gives the mainland government new powers to police subversion and foreign intervention in Hong Kong.
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Some of the Chinese universities in question are ultimately controlled by Beijing or its military APWith its cast iron replica of Budapest’s Liberty Bridge and its pale stoned version of Versailles, visitors to Huawei’s research centre in Dongguan could be forgiven for thinking they were in Europe. Can disclose today that the controversial Chinese telecoms giant backed 17 scientific papers with UK universities, about cutting edge “dual use” technologies which can have civilian applications but can also be used in military technology.At least 15 of the papers focused on technology that experts claim could be used to communicate with swarms of drones or on highly advanced image recognition software that experts claim could be used for extreme levels of surveillance.All of them involve collaborations between British universities, including at Edinburgh and Exeter, and Chinese universities heavily involved in military research and named as “high risk” by an Australian think tank.Old College, The University of Edinburgh Kay Roxby/Alamy’s findings today will raise fresh concerns over Huawei’s influence in Britain. Experts have also warned that Beijing may be using Huawei and UK universities to advance China’s defence programme, and a surveillance regime that is known for its human rights breaches.Alex Joske, a China expert at the think tank the Australian Strategic Policy Institute said: “Chinese military universities are collaborating with western institutions to take advantage of their expertise, resources and training in order to advance China’s military technology.”In one instance, academics at the University of Kent accepted Huawei funding for joint research on tiny antennae which, according to experts commissioned by , could “get a swarm of drones to communicate with each other”.Both Edinburgh and Exeter Universities said that the projects with huawei had undergone rigorous due diligence processes and ethical review and were reviewed on an ongoing basis.