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On Sunday, Chinese state media reported that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn's operations in the Chinese cities of Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces were facing tax audits. According to the Global Times, China's natural resources department also conducted on-site investigation into land use in Henan and Hubei provinces. "Legal …

  1. ghp

    "Google also announced it will make its Pixel 8 handsets in India"

    Its workforce will be able to make a low microloan repayment installment, monthly.

    1. MyffyW Silver badge

      I'll be honest I was confused by the "Loan starts from $180, payments as low as $1.33". By my Maths (and forgetting about interest rates for just one sec) that's a touch over 135 installments. Are repayments made daily? Or weekly? Doesn't sound like that much of a short time period.

      Just hope they shop around for their $180 device on which they make their Google Pay payments

  2. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

    Gonna Block Cloud Servers Based on IP Address?

    China would just need to build outside-China hosts to run their new software, "The Great Reflector". Alternatively, it could be distributed-computing software running on compromised PCs.

  3. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    Imagine HMRC here slapped a big corporation with an audit.

    Seems like a biggest nightmare of any workshy tax inspector.

  4. Anonymous Anti-ANC South African Coward Bronze badge

    Xiaomi HyperOS

    Since it's Chinese, we can expect the usual buggery going on, with data being beamed back to the Mothership from Western countries.

    1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      Re: Xiaomi HyperOS

      Honourable Chairman of the Communist Party of China,

      I hope this letter finds you in exceptional health and high spirits. I write from Britain, a scholar in distress, owing to a technological catastrophe of my own making, and in dire need of assistance only you might provide.

      Under a false illusion of competence, I recently acquired a Taiwanese SSD, seduced by its promise of efficiency and, perhaps, an attractive price point. To my utter dismay, this device, rather predictably, failed spectacularly, taking with it years of irreplaceable PhD research data.

      It's widely acknowledged that China is remarkably advanced in technology and cybersecurity. Your commendable strides in technological developments and data management are renowned, leading me to wonder if, through some fortunate stroke of foresight and the interconnectedness of our digital world, my data might have been fortuitously safeguarded within your borders and so I entertain the hopeful possibility that the CPC, in its infinite reach and wisdom, may have serendipitously backed up the very data I've lost.

      Therefore, I beseech you, might there be a way to petition your esteemed authorities for access to any mirrored bytes of my original work? The future of my academic career hangs precariously in the balance, and your intervention would be nothing short of salvific.

      I assure you, my days of dalliance with unreliable technology are firmly behind me. My future digital trust shall be placed exclusively in apparatuses that bear the seal of your country's esteemed approval.

      Eagerly awaiting a favourable response, and with the utmost respect,

      [insert your name]

  5. Tron Silver badge

    Chinese government ... stealing intellectual property

    Then perhaps Beijing will now produce a Windows clone with all the crap taken out. Looking forward to upgrading to it.

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