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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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Downgrades China to List of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

U.S. Downgrades China to List of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

The 2017 Trafficking In Persons (TIPS) report by the United States State Department lists China as one of the worst countries in acknowledging and combating human rights violations. It was grouped into the worst-offending Tier III, where it shares a spot with countries like North Korea and Iran. Last year, the State Department then led […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

China’s President Xi Jinping rose to power using the promise to “combat corruption” as a major platform during his election campaign – and he has stood by that stance in the four years he has led the Communist Party. Fighting corruption must mean something entirely different to President Xi than it does to the rest […]

WeChat Censorship Spreads Overseas

WeChat Censorship Spreads Overseas

The popular Chinese app. WeChat is censoring certain key words from messages sent by its more than 846 million users even if they register with a foreign phone number, according to a study by the University of Toronto’s Citizen’s Lab. WeChat is the fourth largest app of its kind on the planet offering additional features […]

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