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Having the “Wrong” Map in China Could Land you in Jail

Having the “Wrong” Map in China Could Land you in Jail

In most places, having the right map can mean getting to the right destination on time. In China, it could mean avoiding a large fine or even jail time. Starting next year, the government will enforce new laws governing the production and distribution of maps for both print and online. Maps with content “that endangers […]

Australian Military Conducting Freedom of Navigation Flights Over South China Sea

Australian Military Conducting Freedom of Navigation Flights Over South China Sea

Australia is leading “Freedom of Navigation” flights over the disputed South China Sea, the BBC has learned. BBC reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was on board a civilian flight from the Philippines as he investigated China’s artificial-island building in the region, when he intercepted radio communications revealing the Australian military was conducting freedom of navigation flights. Wingfield-Hayes […]

China is Warning Taiwanese Voters to tread lightly on Independence, or Else.

China is Warning Taiwanese Voters to tread lightly on Independence, or Else.

Much can be speculated about the historic Nov. 7 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou , which marked the first time leaders from both nations publically met since 1945 following the end of the Chinese Civil War that left the ruling Communist Party victorious. One interpretation: China is telling Taiwan […]

China Joins War on ISIS

China Joins War on ISIS

China’s vast fire power and more than 2 million active-duty personnel now have their sights set on the Islamic State, as Beijing officially declares war on the terror group. “China will strengthen cooperation with the international community, resolutely crack down on violent terrorist operations that devastate innocent lives, and safeguard world peace and security,” said […]

Confucianism Fuels Cultural Revival in China

Confucianism Fuels Cultural Revival in China

As China continues dealing with a growing presence on the world stage and a rapidly changing society, its leaders are looking to an uncommon source for answers: the teachings of Confucius. For decades, the ruling Chinese Communist Party has neglected the philosopher’s beliefs along with its institutional aspects. During the cultural revolution of 1966 to […]

Hague Court to Hear Philippines’ Case Against China in South China Sea

Hague Court to Hear Philippines’ Case Against China in South China Sea

The Philippines earned a huge victory Thursday in its case against China’s claims to parts of the South China Sea, after an arbitration court in the Netherlands with jurisdiction on the matter agreed to hold hearings. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague issued the ruling after the Philippines had filed the suit against […]

China, Taiwan Presidents to Meet for First Time Since 1949

China, Taiwan Presidents to Meet for First Time Since 1949

For the first time since the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949, the leaders of the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan will gather for a formal meeting. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou will meet Saturday at Singapore and will address each other as “Mister” rather than their honorific titles, then […]

China Promises to take “All necessary measures” against U.S. Navy Involvement in South China Sea

China Promises to take “All necessary measures” against U.S. Navy Involvement in South China Sea

A Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson said Thursday that the country will take “all necessary measures” in response to future U.S Navy incursions into what it calls its territorial waters in the disputed South China Sea. Col. Yang Yujun’s announcement came two days after the U.S. Navy’s USS Lassen’s sailed within the 12-nauticile-mile territorial limit of […]

Chinese Communist Party Creates Code of Ethics to Ban Political Factions

Chinese Communist Party Creates Code of Ethics to Ban Political Factions

The Chinese Communist Party has written a code of ethics to ban immoral behavior and eliminate political factions that stray from the central government’s positions, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. The code lists 8 moral and ethical principles that the party’s more than 60 million members are expected to follow. It bans “forming […]

Ai WeiWei Blasts Cameron for Putting Chinese Cash Ahead of British Values

Ai WeiWei Blasts Cameron for Putting Chinese Cash Ahead of British Values

World-renowned artist and activist Ai WeiWei is accusing U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron of sacrificing Britain’s “essential values” by agreeing to trade deals with China worth millions of pounds, despite the communist country’s deplorable human rights record. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s four-day visit to the U.K., Cameron agreed to business deals amounting to 30 […]

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