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China’s ‘Fifty Cent Party’ ‘Flooding’ Social Media With Fake Posts

China’s ‘Fifty Cent Party’ ‘Flooding’ Social Media With Fake Posts

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not the only ruling party in China – sort of. What is known within China as the “Fifty Cent Party” is a cadre of loyal citizens hired to help circulate Party-happy messages online. The “members” of this party allegedly get paid 50 cents for each post they write, hence […]

Renown Chinese Human Rights Activist Dies at Age 79

Renown Chinese Human Rights Activist Dies at Age 79

The world lost a truly inspiring soul last month. Renown Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died at the age of 79 while vacationing with friends. Highly regarded internationally, Harry Wu was known for his devotion to human rights in his native China. Born in Shanghai, Wu later attended the Geology Institute in Beijing. During […]

‘Left-Behind Children’: The Price of China’s Industrial Revolution

‘Left-Behind Children’: The Price of China’s Industrial Revolution

It is no secret that China’s economy has surged in recent years. They have experienced an industrial revolution that is nothing short of remarkable. China had accomplished economically in a few decades what it takes some nations nearly 100 years. A fun-fact, if you will, that illustrates just how absurdly incredible this feat is: In […]

China: World’s Top Executioner

China: World’s Top Executioner

China is the world’s most populated country, is the largest manufacturing economy, along with other “most”s. Add to that list: World’s Top Executioner. But they aren’t advertising it; they don’t want you to know. International human rights organization Amnesty International estimates that China committed “thousands” of executions in the past year. The group conducts an […]

4 Million Chinese Diagnosed with Cancer in 2015

4 Million Chinese Diagnosed with Cancer in 2015

More than four million people in China were diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to the American Cancer Journal of Clinicians. That year, the disease killed three million people in China. Cancer rates in China have increased by 50 percent in the last decade, with most cases coming from the country’s coal and steel-producing provinces. […]

China Court says Women got raped for Drinking, Smoking and Dressing Provocatively

China Court says Women got raped for Drinking, Smoking and Dressing Provocatively

A Chinese court has concluded that women should avoid drinking, smoking and dressing provocatively because such actions make them more likely to get raped. The move sparked a wave of sarcasm across the Internet with such comments as, “So there won’t be any rape after a woman quits drinking and smoking?” The Haidian District court […]

Ai WeiWei Blasts Cameron for Putting Chinese Cash Ahead of British Values

Ai WeiWei Blasts Cameron for Putting Chinese Cash Ahead of British Values

World-renowned artist and activist Ai WeiWei is accusing U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron of sacrificing Britain’s “essential values” by agreeing to trade deals with China worth millions of pounds, despite the communist country’s deplorable human rights record. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s four-day visit to the U.K., Cameron agreed to business deals amounting to 30 […]

U.K. – China Visit: Cyber Security Deal and Human Rights

U.K. – China Visit: Cyber Security Deal and Human Rights

As China is scrutinized over cyber threats and its human rights record, the U.K. and Beijing signed a security pact agreeing to not engage in cyber espionage against each other’s commercial secrets. “I’m clear that the UK is China’s best partner in the west,” Xi said, during a press conference at the UK’s Downing Street. […]

Villager Buried Alive Over Local Dispute

Villager Buried Alive Over Local Dispute

An argument over whether to pave a street used by several families in Fengqui County, Henan Province, ended with a woman being buried alive. Villagers told NetEase news reporters that a soil-laden truck driven by Zhao Xuejie arrived on October 2 to pave a street when local resident Sun Qiuying blocked its path. Following a […]

Chinese President Defends Human Rights Record

Chinese President Defends Human Rights Record

Ahead of his first state visit to the U.S., Chinese President Xi Jinping is celebrating his country’s human rights record. In a letter to the annual Beijing Forum on Human Rights, Xi wrote “China has been promoting economic and social development, improving people’s well-being, and toughening legal protection of human rights, among other efforts.” However, […]

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