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Severe Floods in China Kill 128, Destroy Crops

Severe Floods in China Kill 128, Destroy Crops

While here in the United States we were celebrating this past 4th of July Independence Day weekend with fireworks, barbeques, and overall joyous festivities, halfway around the world in China people were mourning the deaths of almost 130 people. This past week, severe floods rained down on central and southern China, leaving a destructive trail […]

80 Hong Kong Nationals Confirmed Safe After Istanbul Terror Attack

80 Hong Kong Nationals Confirmed Safe After Istanbul Terror Attack

News of the devastating terrorist attack Tuesday at the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey has rattled the world-over. Three men – whom Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said appeared to be Islamic State militants – opened fire in the third busiest airport in Europe before blowing themselves up. The horrific attack bore 41 fatalities 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 […]

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 […]

AP Says There is No Social -Media Partnership with Xinhua

AP Says There is No Social -Media Partnership with Xinhua

The Associated Press has shot down a Chinese news story that claimed the AP would launch a social-media partnership with China’s state-run news agency. The story published by Xinhua reported “the world’s two leading news agencies . . . have agreed to strengthen cooperation in social media.” However, the AP’s Media Relations Director Paul Colford […]

Chinese Media Typo Calls President “China’s Last Leader”

Chinese Media Typo Calls President “China’s Last Leader”

In a country where journalists are thrown behind bars for challenging the government’s authority, one can bet a reporter would find himself in deep trouble if he criticizes the president. Even if it were unintentional. China’s state-run news agency on Sunday published an article in which a typo referred to President Xi Jinping as “China’s […]

China’s Communist Party Calls for “Patriotic Education”

China’s Communist Party Calls for “Patriotic Education”

China’s Communist Party has a notorious history of pressuring its citizens into loyalty and allegiance.  This past Tuesday, the Party has once again displayed its control over the people’s attitude toward China and its government. Xinhua, the state-run news agency, released news of a directive issued by the CCP organization of the Ministry of of […]

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