29 Jun, 2021

Technology providers for China

Many Chinese embassies (in more than 50 countries around the world) have Science and Technology Diplomats who are looking for new technology projects of interest to China. This is not “technology theft” in its purest form: most of the projects are carried out in the form of partnerships (technology transfer is only in second place), in many cases everything is limited to investments or the acquisition of a stake in a company

According to the CSET report, Russia has emerged as China’s largest supplier in new materials technologies, agriculture, power equipment and aerospace. More than a third of contacts go through the RAS, mainly the Far East branch.

Russia – 112 technology projects, USA – 77 and UK – 62

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The Greek police found the paintings “A Woman’s Head” by Pablo Picasso and “The Windmill in Stammer” by Piet Mondrian, which were stolen from the National Gallery in Athens. The paintings were found in the city of Kerateya. Their whereabouts were indicated by a 49-year-old Greek who is believed to have been one of two participants in the theft of the paintings. The man gave a grateful showing. The theft took place on January 9, 2012, the day before the closure of the National Gallery for renovation.

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The Czech Foreign Ministry officially handed the Russian ambassador a note in which it demanded full compensation for damage for the explosions in Vrbetica in 2014. According to the estimates of the Czech side, this is 650 million crowns (about $ 30 million), local publications write.

In turn, the Czech Ministry of Internal Affairs has already decided how to divide this money – the bill suggests that 350 million crowns ($ 16 million) will go to the leadership of the affected communities, and 300 million ($ 14 million) – directly to the affected citizens.

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Facebook’s capitalization surpassed $ 1 trillion after a Washington court declined to consider a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust lawsuit against the company.

Facebook joined the “club” of companies with a capitalization of over $ 1 trillion, which includes Saudi Aramco (over $ 1.87 trillion), Microsoft and Apple (over $ 2 trillion), as well as Alphabet and Amazon.

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The constitution makes vaccination mandatory in Russia, the Bar Association told RIA Novosti.

“In the context of the threat to public health that the incidence of coronavirus carries, it is possible to actually oblige everyone to take any action, including vaccination. But this can only be done by adopting a federal law, and not by bylaws and various orders,” – Dmitry Lipin explained.

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The US State Department recommended that its citizens not travel to Russia because of terrorism, kidnappings, persecution by security officials, and arbitrary application of local law.

The North Caucasus, including Chechnya, and Crimea are highlighted, which is advised not to visit due to the occupation of this Ukrainian territory by Russia and abuses by the occupation authorities.

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The European Union will soon prepare options for new sanctions against Russia. This was stated by Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

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Minsk has been deprived of the right to host the 2022 World Team Race Walking Championship. This decision was made due to “uncertainty in diplomatic relations” and restrictions on international travel in relation to Belarus.

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Almost 60% of Ukrainians consider Russian to be a foreign language, according to the results of a survey by the sociological company “Active Group”. “Rather no” was answered by 24.7% of the respondents, “definitely not” – 15.2%.

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The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation recognized the activities of a Czech organization in Russia as undesirable

“Society for Freedom of Information”. The prosecutor’s office said that the work of the organization “poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation.”

Spolecnost Svobody Informace was registered in Prague in 2015. The organization provides free access to information of importance to society, helps government agencies improve relevant laws, helps people whose rights to access information have been violated, and is engaged in educational activities.

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Russian fighters have created an unsafe situation near the Dutch Navy frigate Evertsen in the Black Sea, according to the Dutch Defense Ministry. According to him, the incident took place on June 24, when the frigate was near the Crimea. The Dutch side claims that Russian fighters flew dangerously close to Evertsen for several hours, feigning attacks on the ship.

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The mother of the Russian citizen Dudnikov, arrested in Minsk, told RIA Novosti that she turned to the President of Russia and the Investigative Committee of Belarus with a request to help in transferring her son from the pre-trial detention center to house arrest.

The Kremlin replied to her that this issue is outside the competence of the Russian authorities, and the Belarusian department has not yet received a reaction.

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Ukraine signed an agreement to supply Turkey with engines for heavy attack helicopters. The first Turkish helicopter of this class will take to the skies in 2023.

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The Spanish government has approved a bill on free gender reassignment in the passport. Anyone from the age of 16 can do this by simply writing an application. Teenagers from 14 to 16 must obtain parental consent in their passports to change sex, and children from 12 to 14 must obtain a court order. At the same time, it will be possible to change the formal gender without going through hormonal therapy or surgeries.

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The EU Council agreed on the signing of the Agreement on a Common Aviation Area with Ukraine. This will facilitate trade, tourism, investment and economic development. The agreement will be signed in the fall of 2021.

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The court of the city of Arras (northern France) sentenced French actress Brigitte Bardot to a fine of 5 thousand euros for insulting the head of the National Federation of Hunters Willie Schraen, Agence France-Presse reports, citing lawyers.

The court also ordered the actress to pay Shraen one thousand euros in damages and one thousand euros in compensation for legal costs. In October 2019, a publication appeared on the website of the Brigitte Bardot Animal Relief Foundation, in which the actress spoke of hunters as “subhumans of disgusting cowardice” and “terrorists of the animal world”, referring to the head of the Federation of Hunters.

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