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Top Chinese Editor Resigns in the Face of the CCP’s Control of Media

Top Chinese Editor Resigns in the Face of the CCP’s Control of Media

The Chinese government has been on a serious crusade to control the media, quashing any work or journalist that is critical of the Communist Party, especially its leader, President Xi Jinping.   Unable to cope with this crushing burden by the government, one top Chinese journalist announced that he is to resign. Yu Shaolei, an […]

Leo calls China “Hero” of the Green Movement

Leo calls China “Hero” of the Green Movement

While promoting his new movie in Beijing, Leonardo DiCaprio called China a “hero of the environmentalist movement.” He was at an event in the wake of his new movie “The Revenent,” which was released in Chinese theaters last Friday and has since raked in more than $30 million at the box office. “As we all […]

Hong Kong Students Call for Independence

Hong Kong Students Call for Independence

It’s been less than two decades since Britain finalized the transfer of its former colony Hong Kong back to Chinese Rule. Already, scores of people are losing faith in Beijing’s ability to protect the city’s civil liberties and democracy under the “One country, two systems” policy. Some are calling for greater autonomy while others, especially […]

China Proudly Announces Criminal Conviction Rate Has Fallen to 99.92%

China Proudly Announces Criminal Conviction Rate Has Fallen to 99.92%

During this past weekend’s National People’s Congress, Chief Justice and Chinese Communist Party Central Committee member Zhou Qiang took the opportunity to make an important announcement. Qiang proudly declared that China’s criminal conviction rate had fallen to 99.92 percent in 2015. This announcement, however, is not fooling the rest of the world. China is infamous […]

US Urging China to De-Militarize all of South China Sea

US Urging China to De-Militarize all of South China Sea

The US is urging China to cover the entire South China Sea in its pledge to not militarize islands in the region. In recent months, China has deployed surface-to-air missiles, radar gear, and fighter jets to an islet there. “We are concerned that China has taken a number of unilateral steps over the last several […]

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 […]

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 […]

60 Percent of Plastic Waste Dumped to Sea Comes from these Five Countries

60 Percent of Plastic Waste Dumped to Sea Comes from these Five Countries

Every year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic makes its way to the ocean, according to research cited by Science Magazine. Who is responsible for most of this waste? If you guessed the U.S., you guessed wrong. According to Ocean Conservancy, a U.S. non-profit, 60 percent of the plastic that’s dumped into sea […]

China Lands Plane on Spratlys Island in Disputed South China Sea

China Lands Plane on Spratlys Island in Disputed South China Sea

For the first time, China has landed a plane on a runway on one of its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. The plane landed on Jan. 2 on a runway at the Fiery Cross Reef. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying confirmed during the weekend that a civilian plane had landed on the […]

Chinese Husband Rents More than 1,000 Taxi LED boards to Beg for Wife’s Forgiveness

Chinese Husband Rents More than 1,000 Taxi LED boards to Beg for Wife’s Forgiveness

There are plenty of ways of saying, “I’m sorry” to your significant other. One husband in China’s Sichuan province came up with more than 1,000. The heartbroken man who goes by the name “A.Qiang” rented the LED boards of 1,407 taxis in downtown Yibin city for one second chance. From Saturday through Monday, each board […]

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