June 2020

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Silent as Beijing Passes Draconian National Security Law

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam refused to comment on the status of the Chinese Communist Party’s proposed national security law for her city during her weekly press conference on June 30, despite local media reporting that the law has been passed in Beijing. Lam said that it was inappropriate for her to comment on the law since the

Heavy Rainfall, Flooding Submerges Regions Across China

Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in 26 Chinese provinces, with more than 11 million people losing their properties in the disaster, according to authorities. But locals suspected that authorities were also secretly discharging water in reservoirs that had filled up with stormwater, worsening the flooding. China’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) announced that since June, the

Attorney General Says New Strzok Notes Described Obama White House Meeting

The newly declassified handwritten notes by former FBI agent Peter Strzok memorialized the crucial Jan. 5, 2017, meeting at the Obama White House, according to Attorney General William Barr. Upon their release as part of the lawsuit against former national security adviser Michael Flynn on June 24, Strzok’s notes didn’t bear a date. In a court filing,

The Real Treasures of Wei State

A marquis named Jing Hou once paid a visit to the prince of Wei State during the Warring States period of Chinese history (475–221 B.C.). Jing Hou specially dressed up for the occasion, holding a sword with precious stone inlays on the left and a precious jade tablet pendant on the right, both sparkling brightly.

Chinese Regime Forces Chinese Banks, Their Investors to Sacrifice $212 Billion

News Analysis China wants its banking industry to share the pain and help to boost a slumping economy—to the tune of 1.5 trillion yuan ($212 billion). To combat the worst economic downturn in 40 years as the country attempts to rebound from the CCP virus crisis, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) State Council has asked

US-China Commission Backs Call for UN to Hold Chinese Regime Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) on June 27 backed expert calls for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to hold the Chinese regime accountable for human rights abuses. The CECC said Saturday that it supports a statement issued by over 50 independent U.N. human rights experts, which on Friday called on the international community to “take all appropriate measures” to monitor Beijing and “act

Facebook to Label ‘Newsworthy’ Posts That Violate Policies

Facebook will start to add a label to all “newsworthy” content such as statements from politicians that would otherwise violate the company’s policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday. Zuckerberg said in a lengthy announcement that Facebook sometimes leaves up content that would otherwise violate its policy “if the public interest value outweighs the risk of harm,” because it is

The Health Benefits of Plants

I can still picture it. It was like walking into my favorite fairy tale and The Jungle Book, all rolled into one, only I got to be a part of the story. They were everywhere, and in every shape and size: hanging, sitting, short, tall, pointed, round, and everything in between. And they were arranged so

Virus Outbreak in Beijing Shuts Down Neighborhoods, Businesses

The Dragon Boat Festival, one of the most celebrated Chinese traditions, usually brings throngs of people together at this time of year as they engage in boat races and enjoy bamboo-wrapped sticky rice dumplings as a family. But Beijingers are in no mood for festivities this year. The city is now back to being in semi-lockdown

Beijing Ramps Up Influence Operations on Twitter in Bid to Shift Global Opinion

Beijing is amping up its influence campaigns on Western social media platforms as part of an ongoing endeavor to promote pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) views on a global scale. While Russian disinformation efforts on Facebook and Twitter have drawn the lion’s share of media attention since their bid to influence the 2016 U.S. elections, analysts say that the Chinese regime has

Pentagon Lists 20 Chinese Companies as Backed by Chinese Military

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) applauded the Pentagon’s decision to issue a list of Chinese companies that are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. The list of 20 Chinese companies was published on June 24 in response to a request by Sens. Cotton, Gallagher, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), laid out

Emperor Ming of Han Honored His Teacher and Listened to Advisers

Liu Zhuang (28-75 AD), the second emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, became known after his demise as Emperor Ming of Han. “Ming” means “understanding” and “bright” in Chinese. It was during his reign (57-75 AD) that Buddhism began to spread into China. The following stories reveal his respectfulness and willingness to listen to advisers.

China’s Conflict With India Born of Crisis in Beijing

Commentary The bloodletting on the India–China border caught the world by surprise, but if one looks eastward to what is happening in Beijing, the events may make sense. India and China share a long and undefined border. However, each side has a controlled area. In the past 58 years since the 1962 Indo–China War, the

China’s Largest Dam on the Brink of Collapse as Flooding Ravages Country: Expert

China’s controversial Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydropower project in the world, has drawn scrutiny for its structural flaws and environmental damage ever since its construction was first proposed in the 1950s. As torrential rainstorms are currently sweeping through half of China, a hydrology expert warns that the dam could collapse under the added pressure,

Five Questions About the Origins of the Latest Virus Outbreak in Beijing

Commentary After more than 50 days of no new cases, Beijing has announced new confirmed cases of CCP virus (novel coronavirus) infection. On June 11, the first local case was reported by the Beijing city government. To date, there have been more than 200 cases confirmed by authorities. Scanning numerous information sources, I found five questions around

Five Secrets of the CCP Pandemic Coverup Revealed in Leaked Documents

News Analysis Internal documents from China’s National Health Commission (NHC), revealing comments from top health officials about the Chinese regime’s handling of the CCP virus outbreak, have exposed five key secrets about the authorities’ coverup. The Epoch Times recently obtained a trove of documents, including an internal notice about a confidential teleconference on Jan. 14 with provincial

King Wen of Chu Receives Caning Punishment

King Wen succeeded his father King Wu of the state of Chu in 689 BC during the Spring and Autumn period of China. King Wu had been reigning for 51 years, so when King Wen succeeded to the throne, he was already in his middle age. From his youth, King Wen received a very strict

Indians Turn Against Chinese Regime Amid CCP Virus Outbreak and Border Dispute

The killing of 20 Indian soldiers by China’s PLA in Ladakh has intensified anti-China sentiment that initially flared with the surge of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. “They have made a permanent enemy out of India. It’ll take a minimum of two generations to have a friendly China response from us,” retired Brig. Rumel Dahiya,

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