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Tensions Rise Between China and Taiwan (Dan)
China sent its only aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait this week. Taiwan then scrambled fighter jets through the Strait in response. Is all this a response to the incoming Trump administration’s abandonment of the ‘One China’ rule? Or is China looking to further dominate to region? Could be both.
Trump Conducts ‘Sting Operation’ Against Intelligence Officials (Trevin)
Says he caught briefers leaking information about a classified meeting he told no one about, not even members of his staff.
China’s President Xi Jinping to Attend Davos Forum (Dan)
The World Economic Forum at Davos has been primarily “Western” or “American” led. With isolation movements gaining influence in the West – not to mention the America First policy of Trump – China is possibly looking to fill the void.
LA Valley College Pays $28,000 Hacker Ransom (Jimmy)
The LA Community College District paid the ransom in bitcoin after the campus computer network, emails, and voicemail systems were locked by a virus.