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China Tightens Grip on Religion

China Tightens Grip on Religion

Those who dare to worship an “illegal religion” in China would be wise to keep the praying behind closed doors. Or face a hefty fine, because the ruling Communist Party’s State Council has endorsed revisions to the Regulation on Religious Affairs, giving even low-level authorities the freedom to police religion in the country. Village, township […]

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 […]

Facebook Coming to Shanghai

Facebook Coming to Shanghai

Ever since being banned in mainland China in 2010, Facebook has been desperately trying to snake its way back into the land of the Red Dragon. And it may have found a route through Shanghai. According to the New York Times, which quoted people with “knowledge” of the situation, Facebook plans to open an office […]

Endangered Whale Shark Dragged Across Streets of China

Endangered Whale Shark Dragged Across Streets of China

Appalled citizens stood in horror as they watched a dead whale shark being driven on a pick-up truck across the streets of China’s Xiapu County, as the animal’s tail run along the concrete leaving a trail of blood behind it. Gruesome footage spread across the Internet showed that same shark being hacked to pieces by […]

Guo Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

Guo Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

A Chinese billionaire who has accused several high ranking officials of China’s ruling Communist Party of corruption is reportedly seeking political asylum in the United States. The New York Times quoted Washington-based lawyer Thomas Ragland as saying that exiled Guo’s accusations against China’s elite had made him a “political opponent of the Chinese regime.” Guo […]

China Prepares for Surprise Attack Over Korean Peninsula

China Prepares for Surprise Attack Over Korean Peninsula

The Chinese air force has conducted drills near the Korean Peninsula to defend against a “surprise attack” over sea, according to a state-run military website www.81.cn. On Tuesday, an anti-aircraft defense battalion set off for the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from the peninsula. There, it tested unidentified […]

Xi and Modi Meet Following Border Dispute

Xi and Modi Meet Following Border Dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi held their first bilateral meeting during the Brics summit within days after the end of the tense Doklam Border dispute. The state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying both countries were now on the right track. The station also reported that Xi told his […]

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

North Korea’s recent nuclear weapon coincided with China’s Brics Summit, which brought together leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Now, Chinese website moderators appear to be censoring discussion over the situation. The popular microblogging site Sina WeiBo recently censored searchers for the term “Hydrogen Bomb.” According to censorship-monitoring website FreeWeibo, the top […]

China’s Xi Jinping Looking to Secure Another 5-Year Term

China’s Xi Jinping Looking to Secure Another 5-Year Term

China is approaching its most important day in politics: the 19th National Congress of the ruling Communist Party. The night would close with an official roster of China’s top leadership for the next five years. But some analysts say the Chinese citizens can expect a remake of the last five years, starring President Xi Jinping. […]

Ai Weiwei Bringing Massive Controversial Art Project to New York City

Ai Weiwei Bringing Massive Controversial Art Project to New York City

New Yorkers are accustomed to fences and walk by them every day. But soon, they may want to give them a second look. It may give them some time to think, reflect, and maybe even argue. Because, fence-themed art installations are going to be scattered across the five boroughs: All the work of renowned artist […]

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