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White House on Damage Control After Trump-Taiwan Call Angers China

White House on Damage Control After Trump-Taiwan Call Angers China

Last Friday, President-elect Donald Trump received a phone call that essentially made history. On the other line was Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen. Trump picked up the phone breaking more than 40 years of U.S.-Taiwan policy. He then tweeted about it. Since 1979, Washington has had no formal relations with Taiwan, and it does not recognize […]

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

China’s President Xi Jinping rose to power using the promise to “combat corruption” as a major platform during his election campaign – and he has stood by that stance in the four years he has led the Communist Party. Fighting corruption must mean something entirely different to President Xi than it does to the rest […]

China’s Xi vows to create unity among China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

China’s Xi vows to create unity among China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

The President of China, Xi Jinping recently made a strong call in order to create unity among each and every individual who lives within the country. This statement was made on last Friday when the President attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of the birth of first President of China, Sun Yat-Sen. During the past couple […]

Several Chinese Online News Sites Publish Independent Stories, Chinese Government Shuts Them Down

Several Chinese Online News Sites Publish Independent Stories, Chinese Government Shuts Them Down

China has seen a huge surge in cyber-censorship in the recent years since current president Xi Jinping took office in 2012, of which he rules on the platform of heightened control of his people under the pretense of “allegiance to the Communist Party”. This notion of invasive surveillance being in the name of “nationalism” and […]

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 […]

China Shows Disapproval of New Pro-Independence Taiwanese President With Plan to Cut Mainland Tourisism to Taiwan By Half

China Shows Disapproval of New Pro-Independence Taiwanese President With Plan to Cut Mainland Tourisism to Taiwan By Half

A little more than three weeks ago, new president Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party took rule of Taiwan, ousting the longstanding Nationalist Party (KMT) from its reign. President Tsai is an anomaly for mainland China; while her predecessor was pointedly China-friendly, President Tsai leans toward an independent, democratic Taiwan – and this does […]

Chinese Nuclear Subs Could Stike the US

Chinese Nuclear Subs Could Stike the US

China may soon deploy its first nuclear-armed submarines pushing Beijing’s fire power to levels that only the United States and Russia can meet or exceed. China’s Jin-class subs would be armed with ballistic missiles capable of storing nuclear warheads. The Pentagon designates such titans as SSBNs. “China will probably conduct its first SSBN nuclear deterrence […]

China Arrests Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer for Speaking Out Against Chinese Leaders Online

China Arrests Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer for Speaking Out Against Chinese Leaders Online

Political and civil rights activism is all too rare in China – a nation internationally known for its human rights violations, especially the suppression of any free-speech. In yet another example of the cruel actions the Chinese government takes against any who speak out against them, they carried out a midnight arrest of a prominent […]

China Hushes Online Discussion of Panama Papers

China Hushes Online Discussion of Panama Papers

While the world is still getting over the initial shock by this week’s gargantuan data leak of the approximately 11 million “Panama Papers”, those in China may not even be aware of the massive scandal. China appears to be on a censoring stampede, vigorously deleting social media’s posts on the Panama Papers. The leak, obtained […]

US and Chinese Presidents to Discuss North Korea Nuclear Crisis

US and Chinese Presidents to Discuss North Korea Nuclear Crisis

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will discuss how to handle North Korea, while on the sidelines of next week’s nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C., according to China’s Foreign Ministry. It would be the first time both leaders get so speak face-to-face following North Korea’s recent nuclear test and missile launches, […]

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