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Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

The anti-corruption campaign that Chinese President Xi Jinping launched in 2012 has become a pillar of his presidency. As of 2016, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had arrested or convicted more than 100 high-ranking officials. More than 100,000 others had been indicted for corruption. Xi had pledged to set his net across “tigers and flies,” […]

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi traveled to India with a bi-partisan delegation to visit the spiritual leader The Dalai Lama and to shed light on the alleged human rights abuse of Tibetans. “As we visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our bipartisan delegation comes in his spirit of faith and peace. We come on this […]

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Somewhere in China, a Taiwanese activist and former philosophy student is believed to be held on suspicion of endangering national security. Back home, that’s all his colleagues and family is hearing and they’re demanding answers. Lee Ming-Che has not been heard from for 23 days. On Monday, China revoked his wife’s travel permit shortly before […]

China is World’s No. 1 Executioner

China is World’s No. 1 Executioner

China is known for being one of the most industrious and tech-forward counties in the world. But, where it really leads the world is an area they’d rather you not talk about. China outranks rest of the world in government-sanctioned executions, according to Amnesty International. The organization’s latest global report on the death penalty indicates […]

Tibetan Protesters Detained Following Self Immolation

Tibetan Protesters Detained Following Self Immolation

Bystanders near the scene in Tibet where Pema Gyaltsen performed a self-immolation protest have been detained and have had their possessions confiscated, according to Tibet Watch. The 24-year-old farmer was protesting near a scene of bystanders before Chinese authorities detained them. Some of them were beaten, according to reports. Although a number have since been released, […]

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Among the developed world, China has long been regarded as enforcing some of the strictest rules on Internet access. Now, government advisers, deputies, delegates and lawmakers are calling on regulators to ease restrictions. Even those who agree with China’s basis to censor politically sensitive information are now arguing that China’s digital nets are spreading too […]

Chinese Judge Ranks Jailing of Human Rights Lawyer Greatest Achievement of 2016

Chinese Judge Ranks Jailing of Human Rights Lawyer Greatest Achievement of 2016

2016 was one for the books. In China, one prominent judge recalled the year in justice and declared a victory for human rights, by praising the arrest of a human rights lawyer. He specifically called out Zhou Shifeng and commended his “severe punishment” for “endangering state security.” Known for taking politically sensitive cases and defending dissident […]

China’s Pick for 11th Panchen Lama Promises to Uphold “Glorious Tradition” of Patriotism

China’s Pick for 11th Panchen Lama Promises to Uphold “Glorious Tradition” of Patriotism

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a highly revered man across the globe. His admiration and teachings stretch far beyond his Tibetan Buddhist followers. His Holiness is not only the highest spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, but he often comes out on the world stage as an advocate for international human rights, nonviolence, and harmony […]

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

Pro-Independence Activists Attacked in Taiwan

A group of activists from Hong Kong were met with an unlikely sight when they traveled to Taiwan for pro-independence forums: a violent backlash from protesters seeking reunification with mainland China. Police in Taipei had to keep angry protestors at bay to protect 20-year-old Joshua Wong, the secretary general of Hong Kong’s minor party Demosito, […]

Chinese Warship Carrier Crosses Taiwan Strait

Chinese Warship Carrier Crosses Taiwan Strait

Returning from drills in the disputed South China Sea, China’s only aircraft carrier took several warships across the Taiwan strait, in a move that put Taipei on high alert.   Taiwan’s military monitored the Liaoning as it passed through the 100-mile strait, and its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Beijing considers self-governed Taiwan a breakaway […]

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