Wolf culture, state finance and bribery: Huawei's rise to the top wasn't pretty AND Finland can be blamed because Finland together with AUSTRIA gave LEICA camera technology to Huawei!

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Huawei is one of the biggest and most controversial tech companies on the planet. Its products are at the heart of a clash between the United States and China that is straining longstanding alliances and may define the future of the internet. The company started out small, selling cheap telephone switches in the 1980s in rural China. The story of how it grew into a business with annual revenue of more than $100 billion is one of naked ambition, government support and questionable business tactics. Huawei is now battling a US campaign that aims to shut the Chinese company's equipment out of the next generation of wireless networks, known as 5G. Ultra-fast 5G networks will be used to connect everything from mobile phones to self-driving cars.

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/16/tech/huawei-rise-china/index.html

Corruption allegations in Namibian 5G deal with Huawei

A city councillor in Namibia’s capital has alleged she was offered a bribe by a local politician to ensure Chinese tech giant Huawei would win an exclusive contract to build the 5G telecommunication network in Windhoek. Brunhilde Cornelius made the allegations in an affidavit that was filed with police on June 19 and has been obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/7/15/exclusive-corruption-allegations-in-namibian-5g-deal-with-huawei

UK Fraud Watchdog Digs into Alleged Mine Bribes in DR Congo

Published: 23 July 2021

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating alleged corruption in mining deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where foreign companies purportedly bribed officials up to US$360 million between 2006 and 2011.

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/14897-uk-fraud-watchdog-digs-into-alleged-mine-bribes-in-dr-congo

Boris Johnson accused of orchestrating Greensill ‘cover-up’

Boris Johnson has been accused of orchestrating a cover-up over the Greensill lobbying scandal after an official review issued a mild rebuke of David Cameron whilst criticising a deceased senior civil servant.

A report drawn up by the City solicitor Nigel Boardman has also praised lobbying as part of a functioning democracy after admitting that the businessman Lex Greensill was given “extraordinarily privileged” access to Downing Street.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jul/22/lex-greensill-given-extraordinarily-privileged-government-access-inquiry-finds

China Tobacco 'Very Discreetly' Becomes Leaf-Buying Powerhouse in Brazil

China is complying with recommendations under a global treaty to decrease the amount of land under tobacco cultivation –– but its massive state-owned conglomerate is shifting production overseas.

Brazil has become a major supplier, with farmers working under difficult conditions to grow tobacco for Chinese cigarettes.

https://www.occrp.org/en/loosetobacco/china-tobacco-goes-global/china-tobacco-very-discreetly-becomes-leaf-buying-powerhouse-in-brazil

A Fake Shipping Container Leads to Chinese Cigarettes — and Italy's Camorra Crime Group

A bust of 17 tons of illicit cigarettes in Italy led back to China Tobacco’s European factory — where an executive was working closely with a group of smugglers to help them move cigarettes around Europe. Reporters found the company shipping large numbers of cigarettes to suspicious buyers in Iraq, Montenegro, Moldova, and more.

https://www.occrp.org/en/loosetobacco/china-tobacco-goes-global/a-fake-shipping-container-leads-to-chinese-cigarettes-and-italys-camorra-crime-group

Inside the Movement to Abolish Colonialist Bird Names

Last summer, amid a national reckoning with systemic racism, the American Ornithological Society (AOS) accepted a proposal to rename McCown’s longspur, a grassland bird that was originally named after Confederate general John Porter McCown.

The species is now called the thick-billed longspur. It marked the first time the organization agreed to change a bird’s name because it was racially offensive.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2420658/eponymous-bird-names-colonialism

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

 

In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine. The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to "refute" concerns about sugar's possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that.

The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat

Better Society, Better Science! Free from dictatorship

Tusentals vittnesmål om sexövergrepp i brittiska skolor

https://sverigesradio.se/artikel/tusentals-vittnesmal-om-sexovergrepp-i-brittiska-skolor

Harvard closes evolution center after finding connections to Jeffrey Epstein

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/mar/27/harvard-closes-evolution-center-after-finding-connections-jeffrey-epstein

The pantheon of husband-wife teams in science includes Marie and Pierre Curie, Gerty and Carl Cori, even Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, the founders of BioNTech, which collaborated with Pfizer on a Covid-19 vaccine.

https://retractionwatch.com/2021/03/19/meet-the-medical-resident-who-had-his-wife-peer-review-five-of-his-papers/

Statsminister sparar i friskolor, ardalan shekarabi sparar i spelbolag! Swedish government is a fake government!

https://www.dn.se/ekonomi/ministrarna-som-sparar-mot-sin-egen-politik/

Papua New Guinea's higher education secretary charged with corruption on 11th of December 2020

https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/432655/papua-new-guinea-s-higher-education-secretary-charged-with-corruption

ACM NEWS Fraud, Corruption Infect Poland’s Computer Science Community

https://cacm.acm.org/news/190148-fraud-corruption-infect-polands-computer-science-community/fulltext

NHL Stenden University investigated for fraud and corruption - TNE Qatar Campus The Netherlands higher education inspectorate is investigating Stenden University of Applied Sciences for exam-fraud at its Qatar campus. According to an article in the Dutch newspaper NRC, The university is accused of corrupt staff, missing administration and exam and assessment fraud.

https://www.wittenborg.eu/nhl-stenden-investigated-fraud-and-corruption-tne-qatar-campus.htm

Legal researcher who claimed false affiliation up to 31 retractions

https://retractionwatch.com/2021/03/03/legal-researcher-who-claimed-false-affiliation-up-to-31-retractions/

 

Turkey is probably unique among democracies (which it still pretends to be) and even among totalitarian states in one peculiar feature: the dictator president Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly controls all universities, by personally appointing all rectors.

https://forbetterscience.com/2021/03/02/erdogans-academic-elites/

 

The University of Liverpool in UK is about to sack 47 biomedical scientists, unions and students are protesting, but apparently in vain. According to my information, the senior official tasked with evaluating the academic employees and drawing up the redundancy list for the mass-sackings is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Impact Anthony Hollander, professor of stem cell biology. Hollander arrived at this high-ranking position at Liverpool thanks to his most cited paper:

https://forbetterscience.com/2021/02/16/macchiarini-partner-anthony-hollander-chairs-mass-sacking-committee-in-liverpool/

Polska tidningar köps upp av statligt företag: ”Självständigheten förstörs

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/polska-tidningar-kops-upp-av-statligt-foretag

Bribery situation reignites scrutiny of irans beverly hills elite

https://offshorecorporatesource.com/bribery-situation-reignites-scrutiny-of-irans-beverly-hills-elite/

Prosecutors apply to strip Polish opposition Senate speaker of immunity over bribery charges

https://notesfrompoland.com/2021/03/22/prosecutors-apply-to-strip-polish-opposition-senate-speaker-of-immunity-over-bribery-charges/

Better Society

Facebook is a ‘digital gangster’ that urgently needs more regulation, UK lawmakers say

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/18/facebook-is-a-digital-gangster-that-needs-more-regulation-uk-report.html

Zuckerberg got early business advice from a Russian billionaire with Kremlin ties

https://qz.com/1121238/who-is-yuri-milner-the-russian-billionaire-who-funneled-kremlin-money-into-facebook/

Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner investor

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/russia-funded-facebook-twitter-investments-kushner-investor

Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, a Turkish tycoon now on the run over a half-billion-dollar fraud scheme involving members of fundamentalist Mormon sect, hosted influential Americans on a backchannel trip to Turkey to free jailed American pastor Andrew Brunson.

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/turkish-tycoon-trump-fundraiser-and-ex-cia-chief-involved-in-2018-attempt-to-free-us-pastor-held-in-turkeyIA controlled global encryption company for decades, says report.Swiss government orders inquiry after revelations Crypto AG was owned and operated by US and German intelligence

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/11/crypto-ag-cia-bnd-germany-intelligence-report

Denmark’s delayed #MeToo moment The country has long denied it has a ‘cozy sexism’ issue.

https://www.politico.eu/article/denmark-delayed-metoo-moment/

Hells Angels and a reality TV star: How Finland’s mask shortage got weird

https://www.politico.eu/article/coronavirus-finland-hells-angels-and-a-reality-tv-star-how-mask-shortage-got-weird/

Two months into her premiership, Finland’s first female prime minister, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, resigned on 18 June amid accusations she lied to MPs.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/finland-s-premier-resigns-over-iraq-gate-scandal/

Trash-masks scandal: the 5 million paid by Finland ended up in a bank account in Belgium

https://www.foreigner.fi/articulo/coronavirus/scandal-in-finland-over-the-payment-of-five-million-for-useless-masks-to-an-estonian-businessman/20200409132807005239.html

It’s springtime for the lawyers who contend Poland Spring water doesn’t come from an actual spring. A federal judge in Connecticut on Thursday gave the green light to a class-action lawsuit claiming the bottled water company’s owner, Nestlé SA, defrauded customers by filling their bottles with ordinary groundwater — not “100% Natural Spring Water” as the company claims.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/poland-spring-accused-defrauding-consumers-peddling-water-phony-springs-n989086

Det är orimligt att vi är så långt ifrån målet om en jämställd arbetsmarknad. Lön ska inte påverkas av kön, säger Göran Arrius, Sacos ordförande.

https://www.saco.se/press/aktuellt-fran-saco/pressmeddelanden/ny-rapport-kvinnor-har-37-miljoner-lagre-livslon/

Virginia Governor Signs Law Abolishing The Death Penalty, A 1st In The South

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/971866086/virginia-governor-signs-law-abolishing-the-death-penalty-a-1st-in-the-south

Dagens industri, visar att de miljöpartistiska ministrarna Amanda Lind och Per Bolund placerat i fonder med innehav i bland annat kärnkraft, kolkraft och flygplatser.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/mp-ministrar-placerar-i-kol-och-oljefonder

Upcoming GI-TOC research will highlight how Afghanistan is the newest origin point for meth consumed in southern Africa.

https://globalinitiative.net/about-us/our-story/

Poland's Top Priest Embroiled in Corruption Allegations The most powerful priest in Poland has long had a close relationship with the country's current rulers, receiving tens of millions of euros for his foundation's projects.

https://www.liberties.eu/en/stories/poland-priest-corruption-allegations-power-plant/17663

Seven people, three officials from the environment ministry, an employee of the Polish Geological Institute and three gas company representatives, were handed a total of 11 charges of active and passive corruption.

https://www.industryweek.com/operations/energy-management/article/21960914/seven-charged-with-corruption-over-shale-gas-in-poland

Antibribery Group Presses Netherlands to Strengthen Whistleblower Protections An OECD working group on bribery found the country is making progress on its enforcement against foreign bribery

https://www.wsj.com/articles/antibribery-group-presses-netherlands-to-strengthen-whistleblower-protections-11604693423

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO FIGHTS DIRTY IN WEST AFRICA

https://www.occrp.org/en/loosetobacco/british-american-tobacco-fights-dirty-in-west-africa

Sverige halkar efter vad gäller jämställdhet inom näringslivet och arbetsmarknaden de senaste tio åren, enligt en rapport från stiftelsen Allbright.

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/sverige-halkar-efter-inom-jamstalldhet

Löfven spelar högt

Den borgerliga Alliansen och SD står fast vid kravet på att också försvarsminister Peter Hultqvist måste avgå.

https://www.vastranyland.fi/artikel/lofven-spelar-hogt/

Kritiken mot kulturminister Amanda Lind (MP) växer

https://www.svt.se/kultur/kritiken-mot-kulturminister-amand-linda-mp-vaxer

Spela inte med i kränkthetskriget, Amanda Lind

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/kolumnister/a/Onxo2E/spela-inte-med-i-krankthetskriget-amanda-lind

Here we will mostly tell you about crime stories starting with mafia

Corruption can either be a hidden problem or an open problem.

If it is an open problem we define it to be a result of a society dominated by mafia.

Nordic countries mostly suffer from hidden corruption which is much harder to proof it exists.

The current disaster in sweden where "moms" has been manipulated and stolen is an example of hidden corruption which in this case has been done mostly from outside sweden

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/miljarder-borta-i-misstankt-mobilharva-kan-vara-storsta-momsbedrageriet-nagonsin

Skogsforskningschef avlönas av europas största skogsbolag

https://www.dn.se/sverige/skogsforskningschef-avlonad-av-europas-storsta-skogsbolag/

The quite man in stockholm who laundered chinas oil money for iran

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/the-quiet-man-in-stockholm-who-laundered-chinas-oil-money-for-iran

In 1949 Nobel prize was given to lobotomy! Today we know no prize should have ever been given to lobotomy and anybody who does lobotomy should be put in jail. The question is why does Nobel Committee not act like the rest of a society that tries to correct an error that has been done? Statues of slave owners are being taken down why does nobel committee not retract the wrong nobel prizes and postumt give nobel prize to the one that actually should have got it? Another question is does nobel prize have any value since the nobel committe has promoted crimes against humanity such as eugenics and lobotomy?

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1949/moniz/article/

Globally canada, australia and Great Britain seem to be in quite bad shape when it comes to coruuption

https://www.cpacanada.ca/en/news/pivot-magazine/2020-04-27-canada-trust-gap

Could Facebook Be Tried for Human-Rights Abuses? Our governments and universities are all fake as long as they allow facebook promote criminality and pedofili

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/could-facebook-be-tried-for-war-crimes/548639/

Facebook users getting hit with fraudulent charges

https://www.whec.com/news/facebook-users-getting-hit-with-fraudulent-charges-/5454403/

Trudeau accused of attempting to cover up scandal by proroguing parliament

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/18/justin-trudeau-scandal-prorogue-parliament

A new MIT report on Jeffrey Epstein raises questions about how much to blame billionaires like Bill Gates

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/10/21060678/jeffrey-epstein-bill-gates-reid-hoffman-silicon-valley

how-shady-clients-from-around-the-world-moved-billions-through-estonia

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/newly-obtained-audit-report-details-how-shady-clients-from-around-the-world-moved-billions-through-estonia

Statoil ASA, an international oil company headquartered in Norway and majority-owned by the Government of Norway, has agreed to pay a total of $21 million to settle criminal and administrative charges for violating the anti-bribery and books-and-records provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Statoil, which was subject to U.S. jurisdiction in this case because it is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, acknowledged paying bribes to an Iranian official in order to secure oil and gas rights in Iran. Pursuant to the terms of a deferred prosecution agreement, Statoil agreed to a penalty of $10.5 million.

https://www.gibsondunn.com/norwegian-oil-company-pays-21-million-to-settle-fcpa-charges-stemming-from-bribes-to-iranian-official/