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Trump’s NOAA nominee may have a China problem

Trump’s NOAA nominee may have a China problem

[ad_1] President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the nation’s oceans and atmosphere agency is already facing political headwinds. While environmental groups and some senators have expressed skepticism about the nomination of Barry Lee Myers, the CEO of AccuWeather, to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the criticism to date has focused on possible […]

Xi says China has prevented Taiwan’s independence for past five years

Xi says China has prevented Taiwan’s independence for past five years

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he has been firmly opposing and preventing Taiwan’s Independence over the past five years in the opening speech of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China delivered on Wednesday. ‘We will never allow anyone, any organization or any political party at any time or in any form, […]

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

China ready to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has “the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat separatist attempts for Taiwan independence in […]

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies. It comes after Panama cut official ties with Taiwan in June, choosing instead to form diplomatic relations with China — leaving the island with only 20 […]

Unlawfully Imprisoned Woman At Risk of Torture

Unlawfully Imprisoned Woman At Risk of Torture

Buzainafu Abudourexiti returned to China in 2015 after spending two years studying Islam in Egypt. Amnesty International reports that in March 2017, authorities took her from her parents’ home in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, and sentenced her to five years in prison. Abudourexiti was pregnant at the time of her arrest, but is believed […]

Tibetan Potala Palace to Undergo Renovation

Tibetan Potala Palace to Undergo Renovation

The historic Potala Palace, which once served as the religious center of Tibet, is about to undergo a $1.5 million renovation, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua. The 13-story palace has stood for 1,300 years. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 and is now the most popular tourist attraction in […]

Taiwan to China: We Were Always Independent

Taiwan to China: We Were Always Independent

China and Taiwan held a war of words recently after Beijing this Wednesday warned the island nation that it would “reap the consequences” of seeking legitimate independence. Taiwan’s government roared back saying it belonged to a sovereign nation and nothing China’s leaders say could ever change that. Officials said the Republic of China, the islands […]

Everything ‘Rong’: A Closer Look at China’s Whitewashing of its Role in Tibet

Everything ‘Rong’: A Closer Look at China’s Whitewashing of its Role in Tibet

Anytime “China” and “Tibet” are mentioned in the same sentence, it’s rarely a heartwarming story — Perhaps to Westerners. But some officials of China’s ruling Communist Party would beg to differ. An eulogy for Ren Rong, who briefly served as party secretary for the autonomous Tibet region in the early 70s, noted him as a […]

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Joshua Wong, a political activist whose actions sparked months of pro-democracy protests throughout Hong Kong, has been handed down a harsher punishment for his actions. He will now face six months in prison. Wong gained national attention in 2014 when he and two friends stormed the Legislative Council building, kicking off what came to be […]

China’s Most Diabolical Censorship Strategy: Keep ‘em Happy

China’s Most Diabolical Censorship Strategy: Keep ‘em Happy

China is known as one of the world’s leaders in propaganda and censorship. The ruling Communist Party runs mass-reaching print and broadcast media networks.  Meanwhile, it controls what its people can and can’t see online: The Great Firewall. But in the age of the Internet and mobile everything, the most influential wing of its propaganda […]

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