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China Raises Red Alert Standards

China Raises Red Alert Standards

China announced the country would be changing environmental standards for issuing Red Alerts in the face of growing pollution. Red Alerts are issued when an air in a region undergoes an Air Quality Index level of 200 for a three-day period. Now, pollution would have to be stronger before Beijing issues a Red Alert warning. […]

China Cuts Cash Flow to North Korea

China Cuts Cash Flow to North Korea

As North Korea sticks its finger at the international community through grandiose demonstrations of military might, its largest economic backer is finally cutting off its cash flow. Chinese banks have frozen the assets of all North Korean depositors, and they have halted all cash transfers to Kim Jung-Un’s regime. The move is almost unprecedented as […]

The US will Keep Testing China on Militarizing Disputed Islands

The US will Keep Testing China on Militarizing Disputed Islands

In an exclusive interview with Channel News Asia, US President Barack Obama said Washington will “continue to test” Beijing’s pledge to not militarize the disputed South China Sea. His comments came a day before Taiwan announced China had deployed surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island in the Paracel Islands chain. “We think China is resorting to […]

China Deploys Missiles to South China Sea

China Deploys Missiles to South China Sea

The Commander of the US Pacific Fleet has confirmed China’s deployment of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. Satellite images taken on Feb. 14 appear to show two batteries of 8 missile launchers along with a radar system on Woody Island, or Yongxing Island as it’s known in China. A […]

China’s Communist Party Calls for “Patriotic Education”

China’s Communist Party Calls for “Patriotic Education”

China’s Communist Party has a notorious history of pressuring its citizens into loyalty and allegiance.  This past Tuesday, the Party has once again displayed its control over the people’s attitude toward China and its government. Xinhua, the state-run news agency, released news of a directive issued by the CCP organization of the Ministry of of […]

China Bans Religion for Ex-Party Officials

China Bans Religion for Ex-Party Officials

China has barred retired Communist Party officials from believing in any religion or practicing religious activities, according to China’s state-run media. “There are clear rules that retired cadres and party members cannot believe in religion, cannot take part in religious activities, and must resolutely fight against cults,” said one party official. He added that retired […]

Journalist who Spoke out Against China re-emerges “Voluntarily”

Journalist who Spoke out Against China re-emerges “Voluntarily”

“Don’t get involved. Don’t ask so much. I’m doing fine.” Those were the first words a journalist told his wife after being missing for about a month. Li Xin, editor of the Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolitan Daily, had gone missing in January while en route to Laos from Thailand. The 37-year-old had fled China fearing […]

35 Chinese Restaurants Accused of Using Opiates on their Mouth-Watering Dishes

35 Chinese Restaurants Accused of Using Opiates on their Mouth-Watering Dishes

Ever wonder why lines at Beijing’s famous Huda Restaurant are so long or how their spicy crayfish could possibly taste so good? The answer may lie in a secret ingredient. According to China Daily, the Huda is one of 35 restaurants being investigated by authorities for allegedly using opium poppies as seasoning for dishes ranging […]

Company Tells Family of Yunnan Worker who Fell into Boiling Vat to Have him Euthanized

Company Tells Family of Yunnan Worker who Fell into Boiling Vat to Have him Euthanized

The employer of a man who endured burns on 99 percent of his body after falling into a boiling vat of slurry allegedly has tried to convince a family member to have him euthanized. Yuan Longhua, 38, fell into the vat at a Yunnan factory run by the CQC Group on August 1 after working […]

Greenpeace says 366 Cities in China Lack Clean Air

Greenpeace says 366 Cities in China Lack Clean Air

According to a new report by Greenpeace, 366 cities in China severely lack clean air. The report released Wednesday ranked these cities in terms of air quality. “None of these 366 cities meet the World Health Organization’s air quality standard,” said Dong Liansai, a climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace. “That is to say 100 percent […]