October 2020

Pompeo Criticizes Beijing, Hong Kong Government Over Use of National Security Law Against Student Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned Beijing and the Hong Kong government over its recent arrest and detention of three student activists, saying that they should be freed immediately. “The Beijing-controlled Hong Kong government continues to stifle dissent, repress public opinion, and use law enforcement for political purposes,” Pompeo stated on Oct. 29. “The People’s Republic of China has

The Global Supply Chain and the Consumer Boycott of China: Impact of COVID-19

Most books on the supply chain and globalization take the consumer for granted and ignore the fact that at the end of every supply chain is the customer. A new worldwide change in economics is occurring in response to the behaviour of the Chinese communist government in releasing and denying responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ancient Wonders: The Secret of Real-Life Magic Mirrors in the Far East

The Chinese and Japanese have long held as precious rare mirrors that seem to magically be at the same time solid bronze and to let light shine right through them. The Chinese called them by a name that signifies “mirrors which are permeable to the light.” In the West, they became known simply as “magic mirrors,” and

Beijing Presents Itself as Climate Steward as China-Borne Pandemic Continues to Rage

Commentary As European countries ponder the re-imposition of lockdowns and other drastic measures to confront a second wave of COVID-19, and U.S. officials fear a similar outbreak on this side of the Atlantic, China—where the pandemic originated—has decided to change the subject, to climate change. On Oct. 19, Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a broadside against U.S. climate

Why Hunter Biden Really Does Matter—Big Time

Commentary Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) averred to “Axios on HBO” regarding the scandals revolving around Hunter Biden: “I don’t think it moves a single voter.” I suspect that’s not so. But if true, it’s because Axios and the rest of the mainstream media, practicing their now near-reflexive omertà, say almost nothing about it (except, of course,

Stories from History: Making Hot Rice Gruel for Servants

Wanli Yang’s wife from Song Dynasty was more than seventy years old.  She always got up very early when it was really cold. She would then go to the kitchen in the backyard right away after she got up. She skillfully lit a fire, boiled water and made a large batch of rice gruel. It

Ant Group Set for World’s Largest IPO Despite Material Risks to Investors

WASHINGTON—Ant Technology Group launches its initial public offering (IPO) with a record share sale this week amid concern over national security and the company’s involvement in human rights abuses. The company is set to raise about $34.5 billion in its dual public listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong. This would mark the biggest IPO of all time,

Medical Community Is Turning ‘Blind Eye’ to Forced Organ Harvesting in China: Experts

Among abdominal transplant surgeon Dr. Alexander Toledo’s first patients at UNC Medical Center was a 41-year-old mother of three diagnosed with liver cancer. The woman’s only hope for survival was a liver transplant. But that wasn’t an option because she failed to meet transplant criteria—a conclusion validated at several other medical centers. Meanwhile, non-curative treatments might

Stories from History: Self-Respect and Striving to Improve

When Fan Zhongyan was little, his father passed away and his mother married again. His last name was changed to his stepfather’s last name, Zhu. At that time, Fan Zhongyan was very young and did not know much about it.  Besides, his stepfather was very nice to him. Therefore, he did not know that he

CCP Tightens Ideological Grip Over Chinese Society, Leaked Documents Reveal

Since the 18th National Congress, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conclave held in 2012, Xi Jinping and his regime have pushed for tightening the Party’s control over society—to maintain the Party’s rule over all levels of government and its people. The Epoch Times has obtained three government documents from a trusted source that reveal the

Philippines Communist Rebel Group Takes Aim at Chinese Firms

Communist guerrillas in the Philippines have trained their sights on Chinese state-owned firms building infrastructure and military bases in the country, projects that have the backing of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has ordered its military wing, the New People’s Army, to target firms involved in the construction of seven Chinese military bases

Trump Administration Approves $2.37 Billion More in Proposed Arms Sales to Taiwan

The Trump administration has approved the potential sale of up to 100 Boeing-made Harpoon Coastal Defence Systems (HCDS) and related equipment to Taiwan in a deal that is estimated to be worth nearly $2.4 billion, the State Department said on Monday. The department has notified Congress of the proposed sale that includes the HCDS and 400 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Surface

Stories from History: Righteous People Don’t Seek Rewards

Mo Zi, also named Ju, was the founder of Moist School of thought in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods in China. He advocated harmony and equality between people and opposed invasion and war. Mo Zi wished to save the world from danger and uphold righteousness.  He believed that only righteousness could benefit

Biden Says He Will Collaborate With China If Elected

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said, if elected, he’ll collaborate with China in two major areas. “Our approach to China will focus on boosting American competitiveness, revitalizing our strengths at home, and renewing our alliances and leadership abroad,” the former vice president wrote in an article published on Oct. 22 in the World Journal,

Thousands March in Taiwan To Demand that Beijing Release 12 Detained Hongkongers

TAIPEI, Taiwan—About 3,000 people took part in a march in downtown Taipei on Oct. 25 afternoon, voicing support for 12 Hongkongers who have been held by mainland Chinese authorities for over 2 months. Among those taking part were a Hong Kong couple surnamed Wong and their two sons. Mrs. Wong told the Taiwan branch of

The US-China Neo-Cold War Is Happening Now

Commentary The United States and China have virtually entered a new Cold War, sparked off by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This year, the CCP has carried out three operations to demonstrate it is a nuclear threat. The first was when the CCP sent nuclear submarines into the waters of Midway Island at the end

Stories from History: Li Mian’s Kind Words

The first year of the Zhi De period of the Tang Dynasty (756 A.D) was the time when the An Shi Rebellion was in its most rampant state. Su Zong, the emperor, was then taking refugee in the city of Ling Wu. During that time, more than one hundred captives from the rebelling side were

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