FROM Guobin Yang
Google in China and Cyber-espionage When it started business in China four years ago, Google agreed to censor Internet searches on Tiananmen Square, Tibet, and Falun Gong. Now Google says those days are over because of what it calls a "highly sophisticated" attack on its software coding and the email accounts of human rights activists.
Google in China and Cyber-espionage When it started business in China four years ago, Google agreed to censor Internet searches on Tiananmen Square, Tibet, and Falun Gong. Now Google says those days are over -- even if it means being kicked out of that country -- because of what it calls a "highly sophisticated" attack on its software coding and the email accounts of human rights activists. Hillary Clinton said today that, "Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation." How big is China's Internet market? Has Google's presence encouraged political activism online? Was China's government trying to steal Google's secrets? Does the US government need to strike back? We hear about human rights, intellectual property and diplomatic relations.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.