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South China Sea Ruling Is In: Philippines Win, China Loses

South China Sea Ruling Is In: Philippines Win, China Loses

The contentious situation in the South China Sea reached a turning point Tuesday when the long-awaited and much-publicized international tribunal hearing at the Hague came back with its ruling. The Permanent Court of Arbitration backed the Philippines, who brought the case forward, overwhelmingly ruling against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea. Nations […]

Swedish Activist Tells All About His 23-Day Stay in a Chinese Secret Prison

Swedish Activist Tells All About His 23-Day Stay in a Chinese Secret Prison

A prominent activist combatting human rights violations in China revealed the truth about his 23-day detention in a secret Chinese prison in an exclusive interview with the The New York Times Saturday. Peter Dahlin, a Swedish activist and co-founder of the nongovernmental organization Chinese Urgent Action Working Group, told of his stay in what is […]

Hong Kong Bookseller Speaks Out Against Chinese Government, Says TV Confession ‘Forced’

Hong Kong Bookseller Speaks Out Against Chinese Government, Says TV Confession ‘Forced’

It is not unknown that in recent years, China’s president Xi Jinping has implemented a major crackdown and crusade against those who dare speak out against his Chinese Communist Party. Last year, in what created international outrage, five Hong Kong booksellers suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. One of those men, of whom it was later revealed […]

Chinese Commission Slams Propaganda Department for Failing to Take Enough Action To Promote Party Ideology

Chinese Commission Slams Propaganda Department for Failing to Take Enough Action To Promote Party Ideology

An internal two-month-long review on the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department has determined that it is not doing enough to disseminate the Party’s propaganda nation-wide. The strong criticism came from China’s Central Commission for Discipline, in which government inspectors concluded that the department has “failed to take tough or effective enough action to promote ideology, […]

China Prepares Air Defense Identification Zone in South China Sea, Sources Say

China Prepares Air Defense Identification Zone in South China Sea, Sources Say

Conflict in the South China Sea continues to rise as China prepares an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the region, sources close to the People’s Liberation Army say. Some of you – definitely including myself – may be wondering “what the heck is an air defense identification zone??”  Well, here it is: ADIZ is […]

Major Chinese Newspaper Breaks Silence Over 50th Anniversary of ‘Cultural Revolution’

Major Chinese Newspaper Breaks Silence Over 50th Anniversary of ‘Cultural Revolution’

Yesterday marked 50 years to the day of the start of Chairman Mao Zedong and his Chinese Communist Party’s decade-long reign of terror that was The Cultural Revolution. Much to the contrary of its name, China’s “Cultural Revolution” was not a period of supreme cultural growth in China, as I had once believed. When I […]

China, Russia Set to Hold Joint Anti-Missile Drill

China, Russia Set to Hold Joint Anti-Missile Drill

Upon a discussion between the United States and South Korea on an anti-missile defense system for South Korea to ward off threats coming from the North, China decided to follow suit, opting to hold a joint computer-assisted anti-missile drill with Russia. This will be the first of its kind between the two power-nations, state-run media […]

Xi Jinping Among Several Top Chinese Officials Implicated in Connection to “Panama Papers”

Xi Jinping Among Several Top Chinese Officials Implicated in Connection to “Panama Papers”

The newest “biggest leak in history,” as it is being deemed, has linked at least 8 top Chinese officials – including President Xi Jinping – to offshore deals through associates. The investigation has had hundreds of journalists from 78 countries pouring through nearly 40 years of records, equating to approximately 11 million leaked documents from […]

US War Ships to Test Chinese South Sea Sovereignty a Third Time

US War Ships to Test Chinese South Sea Sovereignty a Third Time

US Naval forces are planning to lead another contingent nearby the heavily disputed islands in the South China Sea early this month, a source acquainted with the arrangement said on Friday. This will be the third such effort which have drawn sharp rebukes from China. It was not immediately clear about the exact timing of […]

Chinese Communist Party Extends Its Search for Authors of Anti-President Xi Letter to Exiled Dissidents

Chinese Communist Party Extends Its Search for Authors of Anti-President Xi Letter to Exiled Dissidents

An anonymous letter calling on China’s President Xi Jinping to resign has caused a massive manhunt for the bold authors of the letter, published on a government-linked website and signed by “loyal Communist Party Members”. Reports came in that already around twelve employees of the website and a related technology company in China have been […]

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