Bill Gertz

Bill Gertz

Exiled Chinese Billionaire Wins Defamation Suit Over False Tweets

Dissident Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui has won a lawsuit involving tweets and YouTube videos in a rare defamation case involving American social media. A federal jury in Alexandria, Va., awarded Guo $100,000 he had sought ...
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Inside the Ring: Countering Pro-China Experts’ Letter

The Trump administration is pushing back against a group of former officials and China experts, including former State Department official Susan Thornton, for an open letter criticizing the administration's tougher U.S. policy toward China. A ...
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US Approves $2.2 Billion Sale of Tanks, Missiles to Taiwan

The Trump administration is selling $2.2 billion worth of tanks and missiles to Taiwan but has delayed exports of new F-16s over budget shortfalls in Taipei. The main piece of the latest arms package announced ...
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Silicon Valley Spy Case Links ZTE, PLA to Stolen US Technology

China's major telecommunications firm ZTE was offered stolen American wireless technology used in filtering electronic signals from cell phones and military communications, according to court documents in a Chinese government-linked economic spy case. A document ...
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Damaged Russian Sub Linked to Underwater Drone Program

A fire aboard a secret Russian nuclear research vessel that killed 14 Russians may have been involved in secret operations by Moscow to support underwater drone operations. Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement that ...
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Pentagon: S. China Sea Missile Test Violated Xi Militarization Pledge

China's military conducted a flight test of an anti-ship ballistic missile in the contentious South China Sea last weekend in violation of a pledge four years ago by President Xi Jinping not to militarize the ...
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China Confirms Submarine-Launched Missile Test

China's Defense Ministry this week confirmed the test firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile the Pentagon regards as a strategic weapon capable of striking anywhere in the United States from underwater launch points. Asked ...
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Inside the Ring: Huawei’s Secret Back Doors

An investigation of the telecommunications equipment produced by China's Huawei Technologies Ltd. has uncovered numerous cases of secret access points that could allow Chinese intelligence to conduct cyberoperations through the equipment. Finite State, a cybersecurity ...
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New U.S. Curbs on China Target Supercomputers

As President Donald Trump prepares to talk trade with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Commerce Department blacklisted five Chinese entities linked to Beijing's large-scale nuclear arms buildup. Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added ...
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Moscow Sends Warships to Havana in Message to US

Russia has dispatched several warships, including one of its newer missile frigates, to Cuba in a bid to bolster the floundering regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to a senior administration official. "Anytime any ...
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Inside the Ring: Trump Administration Gets Third Defense Chief

Army Secretary Mark T. Esper takes over on Sunday as the Trump administration's acting secretary of defense — the third defense chief for the administration and its first Republican. Mr. Esper got the nod for ...
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U.S. Expected to Strike Back for Iran’s Downing of Drone

The United States is likely to take military action against Iran in the coming days for Tehran's downing a U.S. drone in international airspace on Wednesday near the Strait of Hormuz. The Central Command said ...
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Bolton: China Continuing Cyberattacks on Government, Private Networks

China is continuing cyberattacks against government and private sector networks aimed at obtaining intellectual property to support China's military buildup and economic modernization, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says. Bolton said that as ...
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Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States is willing to talk to Iranian leaders to ease tensions but also is set for retaliatory action against Iranian military provocations. Bolton revealed in ...
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Inside the Ring: War College Cancels Speaker on Islam

A Muslim activist group has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, after the group falsely labeled him as a ...
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