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Beijing’s Assault on Hong Kong’s Freedoms Poses Global Threat: Activists

Beijing’s latest move to suffocate Hong Kong via a national security law should prompt the world to unite in confronting the authoritarian power, Hong Kong activists told U.S. officials during a July 1 congressional hearing. They warned that if not stopped, the Chinese regime would be emboldened to take more aggressive actions further out from its shores. “We are

Whereabouts of Top Chinese Officials Unknown During Beijing Virus Outbreak

Commentary Since June 11, the city of Beijing began to report new cases of CCP virus infections, and the outbreak has intensified. Beijing did not dare to publicly announce closures in the city, but it has implemented lockdown measures. Since the outbreak first began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year, Beijing became

Beijing Imposes Maximum Penalties of Life Imprisonment in Security Law for Hong Kong

Just an hour before July 1, the 23rd anniversary of the city’s transfer from British to Chinese rule, Hong Kong published the text of Beijing’s national security law, which stipulates that offenders, if convicted, could be imprisoned for life. The law’s provisions fanned fears that the city, which was promised autonomy and freedoms upon its handover to China,

Hong Kong Activists Vow to Continue Protests Despite Beijing Passing National Security Law

In Hong Kong, local activists are calling on people to take to the streets on July 1 to protest against Beijing’s national security law despite a police ban on the gathering. Several local activists including Figo Chan, vice convenor of local pro-democracy group Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF); Wu Chai-wai, chairman of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party; district

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

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

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,

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,

Hong Kong Leader Defends Her Powers Granted Under Beijing’s New National Security Law

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam repeatedly defended the need for Beijing’s national security law in Hong Kong during her weekly press conference on June 23. Lam had a short message for those who continue to raise questions about how the law will damage Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” model. She said those critics probably “have never

Beijing Advances Plan to Secure Sweeping Powers in Hong Kong, Deepening Fears

Beijing will establish a security agency in Hong Kong, allowing it to heighten its control over the territory, according to a blueprint of a new national security law unveiled on June 20. China’s communist regime will set up a dedicated central government bureau in the former British colony responsible for analyzing so-called security risks in

Following Deadly India-China Border Clash, Indian Officals and Locals Call for Boycotting Chinese Goods

Indian politicians and civilians have initiated efforts to boycott made-in-China products after 20 Indian soldiers died during clashes with Chinese counterparts at a disputed border region. India’s cabinet minister of consumer affairs, food, and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan appealed to the Indian people not to buy any products from China and directed officials in his ministry to stop purchasing

On the Taiwan Strait, China Only Respects Strength

Commentary After spending the last three decades preparing to conquer Taiwan, the Chinese regime has heightened its threatening military posture against the island democracy, with threats of blockade and invasion, in the first half of 2020. However, there are some who suggest that excessive American support for Taipei could also cause a military crisis. In

South Korea Holds Emergency Meeting After Kim Jong Un’s Sister’s Threats

The sister of North Korean despot Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea over the weekend, prompting South Korea’s Ministry of Defense to take action. Kim Yo Jong warned that “by exercising my power authorized by the supreme leader, our party and the state, I gave an instruction to the arms of the department in charge of the affairs

President of Taiwan to Propose Humanitarian-Aid to Assist Hong Kong

Honest News Straight to Your Home. Try the Epoch Times yourself, and get a free gift. In response to the National Security Act crisis in Hong Kong, the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-Wen, announced last Wednesday that the Taiwan Executive Yuan will form an ad hoc group. President Tsai Ing-Wen took the initiative to speak

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