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  • Huawei's South Korea contract concerns US | Business Spectator
    Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Huawei s South Korea contract concerns US 5 Dec 2013 10 54 AM 4 Politics International News Industries Telecommunications Economy China US lawmakers express concern deal could pose eavesdropping threat You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Top US officials have expressed concern at reports that Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is set to build a new broadband network in South Korea that Washington sees as a possible spying risk Huawei barred from projects in Australia and the United States over national security concerns was reportedly selected as a subcontractor for LGU a subsidiary of South Korea s LG Corp to build a Long Term Evolution LTE network But US defence and intelligence officials and key politicians on Capitol Hill are expressing concerns over the deal amid fears it could allow Chinese spies access to sensitive communications and even pose an eavesdropping threat to US forces in South Korea and elsewhere A senior US official said on Tuesday that Washington was concerned about the potential project because Huawei was excluded from a project to provide wireless broadband services in the United States over similar national security concerns A defence official meanwhile said that there were also concerns at the Pentagon and that US force commanders in South Korea had been asked to provide an assessment of the potential impact of the deal Officials would not say if they had formally raised those concerns directly with the South Korean government But signs of US concern may anger China and leave Washington on sensitive political ground given leaks by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden about a massive American worldwide eavesdropping operation by the National Security Agency The United States Britain and Australia have all raised concerns that Huawei s alleged ties to the Chinese state could see telecoms equipment supplied by the company used for spying and cyber attacks Huawei denies it has any direct links to the Chinese state but Australia has barred it from involvement in the country s new broadband network while Congress last year called for its exclusion from US government contracts Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan China trade balance contracts 10 Jan

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  • International News | Business Spectator
    consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu International News Huawei s South Korea contract concerns US US lawmakers express concern deal could pose eavesdropping threat 10 54am December 05 4 comments Biden seeks to calm China tension US vice president looks to defuse issue of new air zone outlines relationship importance 5 03am December 05 Counting on a Chinese olive branch While there are concerns that tensions between Australia and China could impact the free trade agreement process escalating regional disputes may compel Beijing to ratify the agreement sooner by John Lee 8 27am December 04 3 comments US chasing huge regional FTA Would include 40 of global economy cars farms a sticking point 1 55am December 04 1 comment Ukraine no confidence motion rejected Country s parliament dismisses opposition move in wake of mass protests 11 36pm December 03 Biden in Japan amid China tensions US Vice President to meet with PM Shinzo Abe today 9 16am December 03 China s salami slicing is dicey diplomacy China is making a series of small but aggressive moves to change the regional maritime and territorial status quo by stealth It s a strategy that could result in disastrous diplomatic consequences by John Lee 11 58am November 27 5 comments Euro chief touts more Greek aid European Parliament president says he is in favour of more Greek aid 2 52am November 27 1 comment Aust criticises Chinese defence Defence zone in East China Sea could raise tensions Bishop 12 11am November 27 Obama s wedge between Israel and Iran Barack Obama is hoping Americans strong desire to avoid further wars in the Middle East will help seal a nuclear deal with Iran But staring down Congress Israel lobby will be a tough battle by Gideon Rachman FT 3 07pm November 26 2 comments China defence zone dangerous says Abe Japanese PM urges China to withdraw air zone plan by AAP 7 19am November 26 Iran agrees to nuclear deal Some economic sanctions to be eased as parts of nuclear program halted 7 04am November 25 Hopes grow for China trade pact Free trade agreement with China could be reached within months Bishop 7 25am November 23 11 comments Eurozone ministers pressured European finance ministers pushed to stimulate growth employment 6 03am November 23 IMF downplays Greek risk IMF sees no near term acute financing pressures on Greece 4 33am November 22 Yellen closer to

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  • International News | Business Spectator
    Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu International News Iran nuke deal to take effect Landmark agreement to begin Jan 20 comprehensive resolution a challenge 4 52am January 13 Israel s Sharon dead at 85 Former Israel PM dies after eight years in coma leaves complex legacy 11 22pm January 12 2 comments EU approves Snowden hearing EU Parliament committee gives all clear to hear Snowden speak 3 17am January 10 Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain by Stephen Fay 6 38am January 09 8 comments Lessons in liberalism from New York s left turn New York s new mayor Bill de Blasio promises to tackle the city s growing inequality by taxing the ultra rich Australian politicians should take note of the huge support for his liberal agenda by Michael Gawenda 8 12am January 08 34 comments Merkel injured skiing German Chancellor breaks pelvis cancels meetings for next few weeks 11 33pm January 06 The latent danger in Abe s amnesia With regional tensions escalating Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe s decision to visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine could not have come at a worse time by Peter Cai 11 23am December 30 9 comments China irresponsible in sea stand off US US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls for clear protocols to avoid a maritime clash 8 23am December 20 2 comments Clinton decision next year Hillary Clinton nearing decision on whether to run for president in 2016 5 45am December 20 UK boosts control over Huawei cyber centre Politicians have raised fears that the company could pose a threat to national security 8 53am December 18 Britain approves banking reforms New regulations will include ring fencing of retail investment divisions 11 53pm December 17 1 comment Germany s coalition deal signed Chancellor Angela Merkel retains power with grand coalition deal 1 03am December 17 A new era for China ASEAN trade Trade between China and the ten member countries of ASEAN is set to boom and the use of renminbi as an alternative trading currency will benefit businesses on both sides by Bruce Alter 12 56pm December 16 Merkel coalition gets key vote Final obstacle removed for Chancellor Angela Merkel s third term 11 04am December 15 Bishop s Chinese media mauling The foreign minister has taken a hammering in the Chinese media this week If she wants her message to cut through she ll need to adopt a more sophisticated approach

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  • Aust criticises Chinese defence | Business Spectator
    a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Aust criticises Chinese defence 27 Nov 2013 12 11 AM Politics International News Asia Economy China Defence zone in East China Sea could raise tensions Bishop You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is concerned China s claim of an air defence zone in the East China Sea was done without consultation and could increase tensions in the region Similar concerns have been echoed in Washington and Tokyo since the zone which includes airspace over a small group of islands claimed by both China and Japan was established on Saturday The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade DFAT called in the Chinese Ambassador on Monday to convey its issue with China s action Speaking to media in Sydney Ms Bishop said the matter would also be raised when she travels to China in the next couple of weeks She said it was Australia s long standing position there be no coercive or unilateral action to upset the status quo in relation to the East China Sea This was done without any consultation as I understand it and we want to understand China s intentions and why they did it and why they made the announcement she said on Tuesday night Ms Bishop said the timing of the announcement had the potential to increase tensions over an issue already prompting concerns The tensions already exist she said There s a territorial dispute Australia doesn t take sides in the territorial dispute but we have an interest as do other countries in the region to ensure stability and peace

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  • Iran agrees to nuclear deal | Business Spectator
    the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Iran and six world powers say they have reached an interim agreement that would for the first time roll back portions of Iran s nuclear program In return some economic sanctions against Iran would be eased While a senior Israeli cabinet minister criticised the deal yesterday United States President Barack Obama hailed the accord as an important first step toward a comprehensive agreement to ensure that Iran s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only For the first time in nearly a decade we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program and key parts of the program will be rolled back Obama said in a hastily arranged speech that he delivered from the White House Among Iran s concessions according to US officials Iran will halt construction of its nuclear reactor at Arak The reactor had been of special concern because it would create plutonium which can be used as fuel for an atomic bomb Iran has agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium and to destroy part of its stockpile of already enriched uranium Under the terms of the deal Iran would not enrich uranium beyond 5 per cent and dismantle the equipment that allows enrichment beyond that point It also agreed not to increase its stockpile of 3 5 per cent enriched uranium for the next six months and to eliminate its stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium Iran will not install new more sophisticated centrifuges the devices used to turn raw uranium ore into purer forms of uranium that can be used in nuclear reactors and when pure enough to build a nuclear weapons These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon Obama said Simply put they cut off Iran s most likely paths to a bomb In return world powers have agreed not to impose new sanctions on Iran and will ease sanctions that have in large part crippled the Iranian economy in recent years Among the steps they will take is suspension of sanctions that limit Iran s trade in gold and other precious metals cars and petrochemicals Those moves could provide Iran with as much as US1 5 billion A1 63 billion in revenue over the next six months according to a US fact sheet on the agreement The world powers also will allow the transfer to Iran of about A4 57 billion in revenue from oil sales over the next six months The agreement came after a marathon negotiating session and brought a dramatic end to what had been three rounds of talks the outcome of which was never certain But Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz who is responsible for monitoring Iran s nuclear program said on Sunday there was no reason for the world to be celebrating He said the deal was based on Iranian deception and self delusion In recent weeks Israel had warned the emerging deal

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  • Hopes grow for China trade pact | Business Spectator
    region The bottom line is simple the United States just as it plays a fundamental role in regional stability needs to be in the game on regional trade she said Ms Bishop added that Australia a longstanding US ally welcomed President Barack Obama s pivot strategy putting more attention on Asia seeing the economically dynamic region as vital to the future United States engagement in our region is more in the American national interest than it has ever been in the past Ms Bishop said In my meetings with regional leaders they want more United States leadership and not less Print this page Related articles 30 Dec The latent danger in Abe s amnesia 09 Dec Govt looks to soothe China tension 04 Dec Counting on a Chinese olive branch 27 Nov Aust criticises Chinese defence 25 Nov Iran agrees to nuclear deal More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Graham Lovell Sat 2013 11 23 10 17 How do we do a free trade agreement with China and Korea without ending Australian manufacturing and horticulture forever I hope the government don t sell the farm in the interest of short term trade access for our already competitive goods leaving the mass employment creating manufacturing and horticultural sectors struggling Why do we need another free trade agreement with the US when they are so good at negotiating sectoral advantage in their own interests R Ambrose Raven Sat 2013 11 23 11 14 It s quite simple Abbott Climate Change is Crap the Hun is determined to sell us out in the end if you can come to a deal everyone is better off Our objective is ever freer ever more liberal trade not just in goods but in services as well A typical evil Rabid Right lie certainly not something the Americans practice regarding agricultural subsidies and tariffs generally Recall the Mickey Mouse copyright extension in the AUSFTA to protect the earnings of Disney Corporation Naturally our sycophants said yes What s there to like As was written by both the Office of the US Trade Representative and Secretary of State John Kerry the TPP is all about INCREASING AMERICAN EXPORTS SUPPORTING AMERICAN JOBS that reflects U S priorities and values to boost U S economic growth and support the creation and retention of high quality jobs at home by increasing American exports As with our ever tighter commitment to the NATO Imperial American war machine these structures are intended not only to serve transnationals agendas but also to provide a further layer of control to prevent member nations from following individual policies that serve their national interest and the needs of the 99 Any Australian endorsement of the TPP more or less as it is might have more dire consequences than anything relating to ANZUS A high quality agreement

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  • China leaders vow 'deep reforms' | Business Spectator
    to reduce traditional state dominance to reinvigorate a slowing economy The meeting that ended on Tuesday is intended to lay out a blueprint for economic reform in coming months and years It is the first policy blueprint offered by Xi Jinping who took the top position in the party a year ago The communique didn t offer full details of the plan adopted by Mr Xi Premier Li Keqiang and other top leaders The meeting itself was intended to rally a consensus among top leaders in the party government and military and many others in a nation where decisions are made largely by consensus Read the full text of Beijing s communique here A fuller policy document will be released in coming days But the communique provides a glimpse into the leadership s top priorities as it hammers out new policies and as such economists said it sends conflicting signals This was an opportunity for the party to lay out a clear vision for where the country is heading said Mark Williams an economist with Capital Economics If they had been able to do that successfully I think it would have had a big impact on the behavior of officials but I don t think they have been given a clear steer Left unmentioned were many of the specifics economists had looked for loosening Beijing s control of interest rates and flow of capital in and out of the economy and efforts to reform a household registration system that denies social services to rural migrant workers who come to urban areas It did however call for more general financial and fiscal reform The key issue is handling the relationship between the government and the market allowing the market to play a decisive role in allocating resources the communique said On rural reforms the communique didn t outright endorse giving farmers the title and rights to sell the land that they farm but which is collectively owned It did call for giving them greater property rights and equal access to public services which disproportionately go to urban residents under the current system Economists said giving rural resident greater property rights could help make farm production more efficient and free farmers to sell their land and move into cities The document also sent mixed messages on the issue of China s state owned enterprises which dominate industries ranging from energy to infrastructure to telecommunications and which economists criticize as holding back private entrepreneurship It acknowledged that both state enterprises and private companies are important foundations for our country s economic and social development It called for fair competition freedom of choice for consumers and the elimination of barriers to competition At the same time it said that reforms must bring out the leading role of the public owned economy suggesting a continued prominent role for China s massive state owned enterprises They do emphasise the role of the market but draw a clear line around things that are important to them said

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  • Gillard chastises Obama on Asia | Business Spectator
    APEC forum in Bali when news of Obama s cancellation came and you could hear the painful thud There are many nations within our region in this time of strategic change that are working out where their long term alliances should be Ms Gillard said at the Center for American Progress a think tank When you have the US say we re pivoting towards you and then the American president is unable to come to the two pivotal meetings this year because your government shut down that s a really bad message Australia a close ally has championed a larger US role in Asia at a time that China s clout is growing US officials credit Kevin Rudd Australia s former prime minister and Ms Gillard s nemesis within the now opposition Labor Party with helping craft the pivot strategy US allies largely refrained from publicly criticising Obama s absence which came as President Xi Jinping toured Southeast Asia and stressed Beijing s growing trade and investment Obama insisted that the cancellation of his trip would not do lasting damage to the US and he sent Secretary of State John Kerry instead Obama had also been due to attend the East Asia Summit in Brunei tour US ally the Philippines and pay the first visit by a US president to Malaysia in nearly half a century Ms Gillard addressing the left leaning think tank supported Obama s pivot strategy and joked that she was not worried if the US listened to her telephone If my telephone was intercepted when I was prime minister all that anybody would have heard would have been praise for President Obama Ms Gillard said German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced outrage at reports that US intelligence snooped on her cell phone the latest explosive leak from former US contractor Edward Snowden Print this page Related articles 13 Jan Iran nuke deal to take effect 13 Jan Govt interest bills surging report 13 Jan Abbott to pursue red tape cuts 13 Jan Palmer wants to repeal Newman laws 12 Jan Israel s Sharon dead at 85 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy Tracey Jones Fri 2013 10 25 07 41 It s embarrassing for our small country of 22 million that Julia Gillard thinks her union decreed prime ministership gave her the credentials to go around the world advising larger and far more influential governments on how they should move forward Yesterday she was commenting on US economic machinations Miss Gillard please You were thrown out by your own party not only due to your incompetence but because you were untrustworthy and the public was not going tolerate any more of your well documented conduct Miss Gillard told the ABC s Tony Jones that she holds a Degree in Economics Published documents suggest that the

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