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Taiwanese President Warns About the Chinese Regime’s Psychological Warfare

The Taiwanese president warned people that the Chinese regime launched psychological warfare campaign against the independent island on the late night of April 15. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen clarified in a Facebook message that the psychological warfare the Chinese regime launched against Taiwan has more forms that are harder to recognize and which aim at

Chinese Netizens Welcome Pfizer Vaccines, Pass Up Free Chinese Vaccines

On April 13, Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group (Fosun Pharma) announced that the first batch of Pfizer vaccines had arrived in China and clinical applications were to be strictly monitored by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA).  Many netizens planned to get the imported Pfizer vaccine, even at their own expense, foregoing the potentially free domestic vaccine. The

Huarong Turmoil Tests Limits of Chinese Government Support

News Analysis Financial problems at a Chinese state-owned financial firm could make foreign investors reevaluate their risk tolerance for Chinese corporate bonds. One of China’s four massive asset management companies created around the turn of the century, China Huarong Asset Management Co., has been rumored to be on the verge of insolvency. As one of

Hong Kong Officials, Beijing-Backed Media Threaten to Shut Apple Daily Newspaper

outlets. Apple Daily was founded by Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who on April 16 was sentenced to 14 months in prison for participating in Hong Kong’s mass anti-Beijing and pro-democracy protests in 2019. During the opening ceremony of Hong Kong’s newly introduced “National Security Education Day” on April 15, the city’s chief executive, Carrie

Hong Kong’s Fall a Harbinger of Communist China’s Takeover of Free World: Epoch Times HK Director

The suppressive climate in Hong Kong cultivated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—under which attackers can rampage the printing press of one of the city’s independent newspapers with impunity—is what Beijing hopes to foist on the West, according to the Guo Jun, director of the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times. Once hailed for its democratic freedoms, Hong Kong has

Taiwan President Warns Over Beijing’s Regional Threat While Welcoming US Delegation

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen warned on April 15 that China’s military activities against the self-ruled island pose a threat to regional peace. “Recently, China has frequently dispatched military vessels and aircraft to carry out maneuvers in waters and airspace surrounding Taiwan. These actions alter the status quo in the Indo-Pacific and threaten regional peace and stability,” Tsai said at

Attack on Epoch Times Printing Press Fueled by HK Government Inaction: Media Advocacy Group

The Hong Kong government, through its inaction, was “encouraging” the recent violent attack on the printing press of the city’s edition of The Epoch Times, media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement condemning the incident. Around 4 a.m. on April 12, four armed men barged into the Hong Kong edition’s printing warehouse. They smashed equipment with

Kerry Gershaneck: CCP Using Political Warfare to Fight Unseen War On Taiwan, US

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using a host of warfare strategies against Taiwan, the United States, and other nations it seeks to absorb into its global hegemony, according to Kerry K. Gershaneck, an expert on Chinese political warfare. A former U.S. Marine officer, Gershaneck has worked for the past three years as a visiting

Hong Kong Epoch Times Vows to Never Give Up After Attack on Printing Press

A day after a violent attack at the printing press of the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times, the outlet said it would never give in to intimidation, pressure, or sabotage attempts by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), at a press conference in Washington on April 13. In the early hours of Monday, four men broke into the printing

Japan’s China Policy Turns to Confrontation in 2021

Since the start of 2021, significant changes have sprung up in the diplomatic ties between two east Asian countries—Japan and China. Currently, the Japanese government is making a dramatic turn to confront China over a range of issues including the disputed waters in the East and South China Seas, Taiwan, and the human rights situation in Xinjiang

Hong Kong Epoch Times Printing Press Attacked by Hammer-Wielding Intruders

Four intruders barged into the printing plant of the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times in the early hours of April 12, damaging computers and printing equipment in an attack believed to be the latest effort by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to silence the news outlet. In an attack on the same facility

China Relies on Twitter, Facebook to Counter International Criticism Over Xinjiang

The communist regime in China has become more active on both Twitter and Facebook to spread propaganda and disinformation in order to silence international condemnation of its persecution against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, according to a recent report. The disinformation campaign was a joint effort between Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials, China’s state-run media,

Chinese TV Blurring Western Fashion Brand Logos as Xinjiang Row Escalates

A state-backed campaign to boycott Western fashion brands for their refusal to use Xinjiang cotton over forced labor concerns has been seen for more than two weeks across China. TV channels and online video streaming platforms have been blurring the logos of the Western brands on their shows. Since the end of March, entertainment shows in China have, either preemptively or under government

Taipei Resists Beijing’s Vaccine Diplomacy Aimed at Isolating the Island Nation

Taiwan said on April 7 that when nations helped by supplying COVID-19 vaccines to its diplomatic allies that was helping to prevent the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from invading the island nation; Taiwan said Beijing was trying to use the pandemic to force the island nation’s allies to break away in exchange for vaccines. Paraguay, Taiwan’s sole diplomatic

Huaxi Village: The Failed Communist Experiment

For anyone who dreams of and pursues “absolute equality and common prosperity for all,” Huaxi Village in China came close to being that utopian dream; the only problem is, after enjoying world renown as “the richest village in China” for decades, Huaxi is now facing bankruptcy. In late February, a short video of hundreds of people lining up in

Fresh African Swine Fever Outbreak Hits China’s Xinjiang

China’s agriculture ministry on April 5 reported an outbreak of African swine fever in the Xinjiang region, marking the third occasion the region spotted cases since February. The outbreak occurred on a farm with 599 pigs under Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, a state-owned economic and paramilitary entity under U.S. sanctions over human rights abuses in the region. Thirty-three pigs were

Philippines Issues Tough Statement to China as South China Sea Tensions Intensify

Aides of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticized China on April 5 for anchoring hundreds of its vessels for a month in the disputed South China Sea areas, which could lead to “unwanted hostilities,” his legal counsel warned. Duterte is usually reluctant to confront China. He even angered Filipinos by refusing to press China on respecting a landmark 2016

Beijing Accelerating Timeline for Possible Invasion of Taiwan, Expert Warns

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The Chinese communist regime is accelerating its plans to invade Taiwan, an expert warns, as Beijing ratchets up military maneuvers against the island. Twenty Chinese military aircraft—including four nuclear-capable H-6K bombers, 10 J-16 fighter jets, two Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft—entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone

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