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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,” […]

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Does China Pose Existential Threat to Taiwan?

Beijing continues to anger its neighbors as it builds militarized artificial islands in the contested South China Sea — a region China lays virtually all claim to. And despite an international court denying these claims and a recurring shows of force by the United States to uphold freedom of navigation in the area, Beijing continues […]

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 […]

Has North Korea Gone too Far?

Has North Korea Gone too Far?

North Korean hackers are known for having a track record of such hits as crashing Sony Pictures’ computers and stealing millions from the central bank of Bangladesh. But a recent wave of malware attacks also delivered a rough hit to the player who seems to be giving the secluded nation the ability to hack: China. […]

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

China Installs Rocket Launchers on South China Sea

Beijing continues to inflame tensions with its neighbors along the South China Sea after installing rocket launchers along the Fiery Cross Reef, according to state-run newspaper Defense Times. The publication reports China installed Norinco CS/AR-1 55mm anti-frogman rocket launcher defense systems to protect itself against military combat divers from Vietnam, a neighbor that also lays claims […]

China Forcing Online Media to Obtain Licenses

China Forcing Online Media to Obtain Licenses

China may be giving North Korea a run for its money when it comes to media censorship. The Communist nation just announced that companies that publish, share or edit news will require a license to do so. And senior editors must be approved by the authorities. Moreover, other staff would be required to undergo training […]

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

The Philippines Looks to Ease Tensions Over South China Sea

After struggling with crippling relations tied to the South China Sea issue, the Philippines may be looking to back off on Beijing. The country’s acting Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo says the territorial issue will be raised during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila from Wednesday to Saturday, and carry on over into […]

China Hunting Down Billionaire

China Hunting Down Billionaire

It’s official. China is on the hunt for an extravagant Chinese billionaire who is threatening to expose corruption at the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that upon China’s request, Interpol has issued a “red notice” on Guo Wengui. The real estate developer is now a target for arrest […]

China Turning on North Korea

China Turning on North Korea

Beijing may be at a turning point when it comes to North Korea’s nuclear and militaristic ambitions, several analysts say. Historically, the nation has been the sole ally and economic backer to the most isolated state on the planet. But things may be changing. “One thing we’re seeing is a tactical adjustment on Beijing’s part […]

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 […]

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