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Heather Timmons

Heather Timmons is the Asia Correspondent for Quartz, based in Hong Kong, where she writes about everything from ramen to derivatives to censorship. Previously she spent 10 years with The New York Times in London and New Delhi, where she covered finance and markets and the Indian economy. She co-founded and ran India Ink, the NYT's first-ever country specific news journal, which provides in-depth news and analysis of the world’s largest democracy and of India’s global diaspora. Before the Times, Heather was the banking editor at BusinessWeek in New York, where she covered the perils of the big bank business model and the danger of banks’ expansion into risky lending, corruption on Wall Street, and a post-9/11 city. She began writing about banking and finance as a reporter with the Daily Deal and American Banker.
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The Chinese Military is Still Hacking Away, While Using the NSA as Political Cover

November 7, 2013 China’s master-hackers, the “People’s Liberation Army’s Shanghai-based Unit 61398,” haven’t let up on on spying into foreign companies’ computer networks, even after these activities were made public earlier this year, according to a group advising the US Congress. A draft copy of the US-China Economic Security Commission’s annual report given...

Gamblers and Hackers Alike Flock to Macau, the World's Casino Capital

October 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Macau, the Portuguese-influenced region on the southern coast of China is famed for its money-spinning casinos and the UNESCO-listed ruins of a 17th century Catholic cathedral. It also appears to be a recent magnet for hackers. The area’s only internet provider, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau, or CTM, said in...

Monitoring the Spreading Radiation From Fukushima in Real Time

September 5, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the operators of the Fukushima nuclear power plant embrace the crazy-sounding (but not) plan to build an ice wall to contain radioactive water after a series of leaks and mishaps, concern is growing about the levels of radiation spreading to the surrounding area. ATMC.JP has created a searchable radiation...

China Declares Russia the Winner in Snowden Showdown

August 8, 2013 President Obama’s cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin provided a great opportunity for China’s state-run media to high-five Russia, showcasing growing ties between the two neighbors. “Russia has impressed the world, which views the Kremlin as the ‘winner’ and the White House as the ‘loser,’” proclaimed an unsigned editorial...

China is Starting a Government-Run Website Clone to Stamp Out Rumors on the Internet

August 2, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you ask the Beijing Internet Association, China’s websites and microblogs are plagued by “made-up stories, rumors, slandering, cursing, and swearing.” Now the non-profit group, which includes some of the most powerful executives in China, has teamed up with the Chinese government and six of the country’s biggest internet companies...