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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. […]

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Umbrella Movement Leader Faces Jail Time

Joshua Wong, a political activist whose actions sparked months of pro-democracy protests throughout Hong Kong, has been handed down a harsher punishment for his actions. He will now face six months in prison. Wong gained national attention in 2014 when he and two friends stormed the Legislative Council building, kicking off what came to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S.-China Trade Friction Sees no End in Sight

U.S.-China Trade Friction Sees no End in Sight

In his first address to Congress, United States President Donald Trump stayed true to many of the views that fueled those who helped him rise to victory. He promised to create new jobs by boosting infrastructure and alluded to restoring America’s edge in trade by imposing taxes and tariffs on imports from other countries. “Currently, […]

Trump Targets Chinese Visitors

Trump Targets Chinese Visitors

In the short time since Donald Trump assumed office of the President of the United States, he and the loyal robot posse that make up his cabinet have put forward a slew of ridiculous, unethical, and hateful laws and measures that are disasters waiting to happen. And they just keep on coming. The Trump administration’s […]

New Chinese Policy Forces Marginalized Uyghur People to Give Up Passports

New Chinese Policy Forces Marginalized Uyghur People to Give Up Passports

The distressing news of America (shamefully) electing New York billionaire Donald Trump as its next President at the beginning of this month has already traveled the world over. Since the election results, there has been an upsurge of attacks against already marginalized groups within the so-called “land of the free”: Immigrants, Hispanics, women, blacks, Muslims, […]

Taiwan Sends Fishing Fleet and Lawmakers to Claim Rights to Taiping Island after International Tribunal Deems it a ‘Rock’

Taiwan Sends Fishing Fleet and Lawmakers to Claim Rights to Taiping Island after International Tribunal Deems it a ‘Rock’

The long-awaited results of an international tribunal hearing over the much-contested South China Sea came in last week – and since then, the ruling has placed the hot-button issue of territorial claims in the spotlight. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled July 12 in favor of the Philippines, saying that evidence as […]

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

In a further push toward absolute control and censorship of online activities, Chinese parliament held a second reading of draft rules for a potential and controversial new cybersecurity law Monday. The Chinese government’s dominance over its citizens has much to do with its stringent control of media outlets; from going through people’s personal emails and […]

Hundreds Take to The Streets of Hong Kong to Commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Hundreds Take to The Streets of Hong Kong to Commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Four days from today marks the 27th anniversary of one of the most horrific instances of government brutality in modern China: the Tiananmen Square Massacre. June 4th, 1989 in Tiananmen Square was like a scene out of a horror film – not one of those paranormal ghost-types, but the gory aftermath of a slasher flick […]

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