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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

Forced COVID-19 Vaccination Widespread in China, Sources Say

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been imposing COVID-19 vaccinations upon the public, amid concerns over efficacy and health implications, according to people familiar with the situation. A female netizen named Duan Da Dan posted in Chinese on social media site Weibo on March 31: “I’m really annoyed that my employer forces me to receive

Opinion: The Slow Death of Hong Kong

Commentary On April 1, better known as April Fools’ Day, a Hong Kong court issued an unjust but unsurprising verdict. Seven Hong Kong democratic leaders were convicted of organizing unauthorized assemblies. These refer to the mass pro-democracy marches that took place during the summer of 2019. The official sentences of the seven charged activists will be announced

China ‘Copied Its Way’ to Economic Success, Chinese Professor Boasts

A Chinese professor recently bragged in front of a mainland Chinese audience that China had successfully “copied its way to the world’s front row,” which has emboldened the regime to take a more aggressive line towards the United States. For the past 40 years, the Chinese regime only did one thing: plagiarize, Zang Qichao, a prominent marketing

Burmese Sink Into Despair as Military Crackdown Continues

A Burmese (also known as Myanmar) military source recently told The Epoch Times in an exclusive interview that despair is spreading amongst Burmese people as the expected international support has not arrived and they are faced with an ongoing ruthless military crackdown. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that for more

China Signs Economic, Security Agreement With Iran in Challenge to US

China and Iran signed a 25-year-long “strategic partnership” agreement on March 27, by which both states would cooperate to challenge the United States, such as against U.S. sanctions on selling oil from Tehran to Beijing. The deal covers politics, economy, and security, according to Chinese state-run CGTV. Iranian Tasnim reported that the agreement also included judiciary, defense, human and cultural, and

China Could Invade Taiwan in Near Future: US Admiral

Taiwan is facing a more imminent threat from a possible Chinese invasion than most people realize, said U.S. Adm. John Aquilino during his nomination hearing on Tuesday. Aquilino is nominated to become commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), succeeding current commander Adm. Philip Davidson. On Tuesday, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Aquilino was asked

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