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State Media Fires Up China-India Standoff

State Media Fires Up China-India Standoff

Media reports coming out of China and India seem to be encouraging their nations to stand their ground and honor their people as Beijing and Delhi engage in a heated dispute along the Doklam border. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang during a press briefing on Tuesday warned India to withdraw its troops in order to avoid […]

Chinese Face Arrest as they Mourn Liu Xiaobo

Chinese Face Arrest as they Mourn Liu Xiaobo

Days after the death of Nobel Prize laureate and Chinese Democracy activist Liu Xiaobo died, supporters began a social media campaign of mourning. A common theme among photos people posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram was an empty chair by the sea. It symbolized the empty seat meant for Liu in Oslo, Norway, in 2010 […]

China to Establish 1st Overseas Base in Africa

China to Establish 1st Overseas Base in Africa

China has set a course for Djibouti and it’s bringing some major toys. The small East African country will be home to Beijing’s first overseas military base. It’ll be joining a heavy metal parking lot of other bases flying the flags of France, Japan and the U.S. Washington’s base will actually be a neighbor of […]

China to Ban VPNs

China to Ban VPNs

China has ordered telecommunication firms to block access to individual Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) by February 2, 2018. These VPNs provide users with encrypted connections which can block China’s vast censorship system. But that system is about to encroach even deeper into the lives of Chinese citizens. Without these VPNs, it would be virtually impossible […]

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 […]

PLA Resurges in Hong Kong Amid Rumors of Aircraft Carrier Visit

PLA Resurges in Hong Kong Amid Rumors of Aircraft Carrier Visit

When Britain formally signed the pact that handed over Hong Kong to Beijing, China’s armies made a small dent there – usually confined to barracks in the central district and other smaller areas throughout the territory. As the deal nears its twentieth anniversary, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is making drills, war-games and an ever-growing […]

China Continues Holding Terminally Ill Dissident

China Continues Holding Terminally Ill Dissident

China has roared back at the U.S. for making “irresponsible remarks” about Liu Xiaobo, a terminally ill Nobel Peace Prize winner serving an 11-year sentence on subversion charges. Xiaobo, who is suffering from liver cancer, was recently transferred to a hospital from his prison cell. He remains, however, under Chinese authority – a move several […]

China Blames India for Illegal Border Crossing

China Blames India for Illegal Border Crossing

The Chinese defense ministry is accusing India’s army of illegally trespassing into its borders and obstructing work on a road, further destabilizing border relations between the two countries. Indian border guards were accused of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India’s northeastern border with Tibet. In a statement, China’s Foreign Ministry […]

Is it the End of Tibetan-American Relations?

Is it the End of Tibetan-American Relations?

The Administration of United States President Donald Trump has proposed zero aid toward Tibet in 2018, marking another major turn in the roller-coaster like trajectory of American-Tibetan relations. Some analysts believe this is merely another mark in the changing face of international relations and geopolitics, as China emerges on the world stage, and the United […]

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

Britain Looking Away as China Overcomes Hong Kong: Angela Guy

In 1997, a Sino-British Joint Declaration created a “One Country, Two Systems” pact between China and Hong Kong. The treaty effectively solidified the protection of Hong Kong’s society and markets from Beijing until 2047. But twenty years later, many Hong Kongers believe China has encroached even further upon their community and legal system. One of […]

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