Category Archives: intelligence

Silver Hawk UAV made test flight – Wendell Minnick

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted on June 1 its first test flight with the Silver Hawk UAV in the Binhai area, targeting commucation between navy vessels at sea, writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

Japan adds spy bases to watch China – Wendell Minnick

Japan is building signals intelli­gence (SIGINT) stations along the Ryukyu Island chain to monitor Chinese naval and maritime activities, writes defense expert Wendell Minnick on his weblog.

Hacking emails hard to link to China’s government – Jeremy Goldkorn

Is China preparing on a government level a sophisticated arms’ race, reporters in the US wonder after Gmail accounts got hacked, allegedly from a province in China. Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei explains that linking any hacking activities to China and certainly its government is hard.

Government no talking partner in hacking issue – Jeremy Goldkorn

Why would you want to talk to the Chinese government on Google’s hacking issues, when there is no proven link – to put it mildly – between the government and the hacking, wonders internet analyst Jeremy Goldkorn in VOA.

How to get your ROI on social media – William Bao Bean

Companies have started to invest heavily in social media, including mobile application. But the results are often disappointing, tells William Bao Bean in this presentation on ROI on social media. Understanding your customers, and their differences, is more important than getting tools in place.

Taiwan builds stealthy catamarans for Strait – Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick by Fantake via Flickr Taiwan plans to build its first prototype of a stealthy 500-ton catamaran corvette in 2012 under the Hsun Hai (Swift Sea) program, Deputy Defense…

Taiwan’s military intelligence thorough infiltrated – Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnickvia Flickr Two high-profile arrests in Taiwan show that China has thoroughly infiltrated Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB), writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Col. Lo Chi-cheng of the…

Mok, Andy

Andy Mok is a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, the managing director of Red Pagoda Resources, a Beijing-based executive search firm. Travels from Beijing

Johnson, Ian

Writer focusing on civil society, culture and religion. Awarded with a Pulitzer prize, Ian Johnson worked for twelve years for the Wall Street Journal as feature writer and bureau chief. He is now a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and National Geographic. He travels from Beijing and Berlin.

Yu, Shirley Ze

China has emerged as the second-largest economy in the world but has a hard time telling the world its story. Dr. Shirley Yu is one of the very few exceptions in profiling herself as a solid China-voice, giving an alternative viewpoint on a mostly Western take on the developments of China and the world economy.