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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 […]

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, […]

Chinese Warship Carrier Crosses Taiwan Strait

Chinese Warship Carrier Crosses Taiwan Strait

Returning from drills in the disputed South China Sea, China’s only aircraft carrier took several warships across the Taiwan strait, in a move that put Taipei on high alert.   Taiwan’s military monitored the Liaoning as it passed through the 100-mile strait, and its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Beijing considers self-governed Taiwan a breakaway […]

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Chinese Media Giant Hints at Trade war with U.S. Over Trump Tweets

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Chinese Media Giant Hints at Trade war with U.S. Over Trump Tweets

President-elect Donald J. Trump has been a thorn in the side of the Chinese government since he launched his campaign for the presidency. For Trump, an essential ingredient to Make America Great Again has been to add less China. Throughout his campaign, the real-estate mogul has vowed to bring manufacturing jobs back from China to […]

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

China Sends First Aircraft Carrier into the Western Pacific

Amid rising tensions with Taiwan, China appears to be mobilizing further. Recently, Beijing deployed its first aircraft carrier into the Western Pacific, according to the United States NAVY. “A Chinese navy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, headed towards the West Pacific on Saturday for scheduled blue-water training,” said navy spokesperson Liang Yang as quoted […]

China Critic Becomes Trade Policy Leader Under Trump

China Critic Becomes Trade Policy Leader Under Trump

Throughout his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump bashed China accusing the Communist country of currency manipulation, unfairly high tariffs, stealing American jobs, and militarizing the contested South China Sea. Now, the man who promised to bring back jobs may actually be sticking to his guns. Trump has appointed Peter Navarro as director of trade and industrial […]

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Ties with African Island Nation

Taiwan Loses Diplomatic Ties with African Island Nation

Taiwan is somewhat of an international anomaly. China still considers it as a breakaway province that remains under Beijing’s control, and just under two dozen governments recognize it as a nation state. Today, that number shrunk to 20. Now, the government of the African island nation of Sao Tome and Principle have cut official ties […]

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Life is not getting any better for those in Hong Kong seeking independence or better treatment from mainland China, according to a former major general and influential mainland defense researcher. “The central government’s policies for Hong Kong are very satisfactory. If you are still not ­satisfied, then there won’t be any better policies,” said Jin […]

China Continues to Pressure Taiwan as New President Assumes Office Tomorrow

China Continues to Pressure Taiwan as New President Assumes Office Tomorrow

Taiwan’s momentous shift in governance will occur tomorrow when pro-independence President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will take over office. However, mainland China will not let this happen without a fight – this time, in the form of mounting pressure on Tsai to acknowledge the “One-China” policy before assuming office. Tsai won […]