Category Archives: China

Drone revolution awaits global regulations

 – Jul 04, 2018 2,838 In 2014, a drone got tangled in the power lines outside a South Carolina prison carrying a small payload of marijuana and a cellphone. Police arrested a man in a nearby campsite who’d been running this smuggling operation using radio-controlled drones. A year later, a civilian-operated drone landed inside the White House… Read More

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China’s Big Brother Roll Out in 2020 already Underwa

BIG BROTHER RISING Three Glimpses of the FutureDIANE FRANCIS As the world hurtles toward a systemically digitized existence, some unpleasant alternatives to governance are coming clearly into view. In May, the European Union imposed sweeping laws on technology companies that shift control of data to the customers, protect privacy, and require curation to stop libelous and hate… Read More

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Keynote Nov. 16: Conference Money Laundering, Cryptocurrencies

I will be keynoting the Mackenzie Institute’s conference on money laundering, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity and other grave concerns as the future gets overtaken by criminals and terrorists adept at using the world’s emerging technologies to their advantage. Blueribbon speakers include former Finance Minister Joe Oliver, former Toronto Police Chief Julian Fantino and others. There will be… Read More

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Canada should stop Chinese takeover of Vancouver tech company

Ottawa inked the takeover by the People’s Republic of China of a tech company called Norsat International in Vancouver. The company sells satellite-communication systems to the U.S. military and agencies and now a Washington D.C. commission has red-flagged this deal as a threat to U.S. national security. This permission should never have been granted to… Read More

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Trump will undo the Davos and free trade agenda globally

The Davos elite gather from Jan. 16 to 20 in the Swiss Alps to do business and to advance a decades-old agenda of globalization, multilateralism and environmental responsibility. Davos embodies a distinctly European” sensibility and Canadian governments love its multilateral vibe. But the only American president to embrace this fully was Bill Clinton. No president… Read More

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Dec. 14: Washington DC Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative

I’m on the Kleptocracy Initiative Advisory Board and will participate in an important event as part of a series called “China’s Crony Capitalism: Kleptocracy with Chinese Characteristics” The event will be December 14 from 12 to 2 pm at the Stern Policy Center, Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 400, Washington DC. China’s anti-corruption… Read More

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