September 2020

How the CCP Has Brainwashed the Chinese People to Control Them Better

Commentary The arrogant and domineering Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cannot tolerate differences of opinion. In its eyes, independent thought is a threat to its rule. For the convenience of ruling the country, the CCP deprives the Chinese people of their rights to a free economy, participation in politics, and independent thinking. Instead, the CCP has

China’s Largest Real Estate Developers Face Financing Crunch

A new study on China’s real estate market reported by state media paints a bleak picture: 76 of the biggest real estate developers need to repay 2,500 trillion yuan ($367 trillion) in the next 12 months, including 177 trillion yuan ($25.69 trillion) in interest. Such enormous debt has prompted real estate firms to refinance. A

Leaked Documents Show How Chinese Regime Monitors Dissidents with Facial Recognition Tech

In mainland China, facial recognition-enhanced surveillance cameras and other equipment are ubiquitous in cities and towns. The technology is installed inside stores, cafeterias, and banks for making payments or to access office buildings and airports. Internal Chinese government documents has revealed more details about authorities’ plans to monitor citizens on a large scale—including dissidents. The Epoch

The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 4)

A Poet’s Moon Mid-Autumn day has always been a time for Chinese poets to express their deeper feeling and thoughts, as the moon is a particularly favored subject. Through these poetic reflections, we can almost read their thoughts and feel their emotions. The poets were often wanderers, far from home. They longed for home and

China’s 5G Tech Won’t Save Economy, Regime’s Former Finance Minister Says

China’s former finance minister Lou Jiwei warned in a recent speech that China’s “immature” 5G technology is likely to become a failed investment. In recent weeks, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has emphasized the need for the country’s economy to develop an “internal circulation system—in other words, having domestic sectors produce all the goods for Chinese

The End to China’s Semiconductor Chip Dream

Commentary Western media recently reported that China’s largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) may suffer trade sanctions from the United States. How severe is the situation? Let me put it this way: the U.S. sanction on SMIC will kill the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ambitious plan to develop the chip industry. Not only will

The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 3)

Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節), also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is an important occasion for family members to get together to admire the full and bright harvest moon and to enjoy eating mooncakes. While the festival is most often associated with the legend of Chang E, since ancient times, the mid-autumn moon has also been a

China Evergrande: A Canary in the Coal Mine?

News Analysis China Evergrande, mainland China’s largest property developer by sales volume, has been under pressure lately from investors dumping its stocks and bonds on fears that the company—a bellwether for China’s real estate sector—is in dire financial straits. The developer is highly indebted, and its ongoing troubles could signal upcoming pain for other highly levered Chinese

UK Criticizes China Over Hong Kong and Xinjiang at UN Meeting

Britain on Friday criticized the Chinese communist regime for abusing rights and freedoms in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, and pressured the regime to give the United Nations unfettered access to Xinjiang. Tariq Ahmad, the UK’s Minister for the U.N. and Human Rights, on Friday delivered a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, drawing its focus to the

The Disturbing Intersection Between Antifa, BLM, and Public-School Teachers

Commentary As violent protesters have begun to diminish for the time being in areas such as Portland, it is time to reflect upon exactly who is perpetrating the street violence in Portland and other places. Not only who these people are (we’ll get to that in a moment), but what is the trigger that is

Chinese Farmers Seek Help as Rice Crops Ruined by Flooding

After severe flooding in central and southern China ruined rice crops, many farmers have been left struggling. Following heavy rainfall in the past half-month, some rice crops began to sprout, meaning they can no longer be harvested. More rain is expected in central, southern, and southwestern China for the next couple of days, with some

Why Did Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Sign a ‘Food Security Mutual Aid Agreement?’

Commentary China is facing a food shortage crisis. On Sept. 7, during the CIFTIS (China International Fair for Trade in Services) annual meeting in Beijing, a forum was held to discuss hot topics, such as maintaining the country’s food supply chain. At this meeting, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration (NFSRA) signed production and

Chinese Textbook Alters Bible Passage, Says Jesus Stoned Woman to Death

A Chinese ethics textbook has altered a story from the Bible, twisting its ending to have Jesus stone a woman to death while claiming that he is a “sinner.” The distortion, the latest in a long line of measures by the atheist Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to control and suppress religion in the country, has

How Beijing Grooms Teachers to Spread Propaganda Through Confucius Institutes

“Tell your students about China’s high-speed railway. Describe to them how fast, convenient, and advanced it is.” “Don’t discuss Taiwan and Tibet with your students. If they ask, say there is only one China, and Taiwan is part of China. If they ask more, try to change the subject.” These were some of the things

Does the CCP’s New United Front Work Directive Mean China’s Private Sector Is Doomed?

Commentary On Sept. 15, the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee issued a set of guidelines “for strengthening the United Front Work in the private sector.” The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rarely publishes documents about its United Front Work that involves private enterprises in China. This rare incident exposes the real situation

The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 2)

On Oct 1, Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節), also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. It always falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar. It is an important occasion for family members to get together to admire the full and bright harvest moon and

Lawmakers Call for Action on Mass Vocational Training in Tibet

A group of international legislators on Tuesday condemned the Chinese regime for allegedly imposing a mass vocational training program on Tibet reminiscent of the system used in Xinjiang. In a statement, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC) called for governments to investigate reports of forced labor and ethnic persecution in China and sanction those responsible. The statement accompanies the publication

The Mid-Autumn Moon in Classic Chinese Poetry (Part 1)

On Oct. 1, Chinese people around the world will celebrate the Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節), also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. It always falls on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar. It is an important occasion for family members to get together to admire the full and bright harvest moon and

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