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This new Defense Department map shows how China says one thing and does another with its military operations at sea

China has made sweeping and debunked claims over the water and land in the South China Sea, but its military operations abroad reflect a double standard, and other countries are pushing back.
Sergey Brin

‘F— You!’: Press leaks during Google’s all-hands meeting enrage insiders and break a cardinal rule at the company

During a meeting between Google's top managers and employees to discuss the company's plans for China, many were shocked to learn someone inside Google was feeding real-time information to reporters. Suddenly, press leaks became the No. 1 issue.

Billions hinge on Prime Minister Mahathir’s bid to woo project concessions from China

Ties have been strained since a stunning election victory returned Mahathir to power in May and he suspended unpopular Chinese projects authorized by former premier Najib Razak.
Cakes from the Taipei branch of 85°C Bakery Cafe, which came under fire for serving Taiwan's president this week.

China is waging war against a cafe because it served coffee to Taiwan’s president

85°C Bakery Cafe has endured attacks by China's state media and citizens, had its products taken off mainland Chinese delivery platforms, and seen its stock price plummet because its Los Angeles branch served coffee to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last Sunday.
A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 similar to the aircraft involved in the incident in Manila.

Chinese Boeing 737 crash-lands at Manila airport

A Xiamen Airlines flight 8667, a Boeing 737, en route from Xiamen, China crash-landed at Manila International Airport while it attempted to touch down in poor weather. None of the 165 passengers and crew were seriously injured.

A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company’s China plans

In a meeting with employees, Google's CEO said the company was not close to launching a search product in China, according to Twitter posts from multiple reporters. Earlier reports indicated that Google was building a censored search engine to comply with Chinese law.

Chinese bombers are extremely active, and the Pentagon thinks they’re training for strikes against US targets

Chinese bombers are much more active and operating farther from Chinese shores at an increased frequency, and the Pentagon thinks they are likely training for strikes on US targets, according to the 2018 China Military Power Report.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks with reporters at the 2018 I/O developer conference

Over 1,400 Googlers signed a letter to the top execs demanding a say on ethical issues — read the letter here

Google is once again facing a showdown with employees after more than 1,400 of them have demanded that staff has a say on ethical issues. The letter comes after reports that Google plans to build a censored search engine in compliance with Chinese law. Read the letter here.
A photo of Earth and the far side of the moon.

China says it will launch 2 robots to the far side of the moon in December on an unprecedented lunar exploration mission

China said on Wednesday that it plans to launch its Chang'e-4 mission to the far side of the moon in December. The mission's rover and lander aim to study the geology and chemistry of an ancient impact site and explore to possibility of building a sensitive deep-space radio telescope.