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Ian Easton: An Invasion of Taiwan Would Be Nothing Like We’ve Seen in Modern Warfare

How does an island the size of Maryland defend itself against the Chinese military? As a new focus, we discuss Taiwan’s defense strategy—especially following China’s aggressive show of power.  Taiwan’s conquest is a central mission of the Chinese regime, the Chinese Communist Party.  Joining me to discuss the defense of Taiwan is Mr. Ian Easton,

Harris Rebukes China for Coercion and Intimidation in South China Sea

Vice President Kamala Harris called out Beijing for undermining international rules-based order in the South China Sea on Aug. 24 in a speech on U.S. forign policy in the Indo-Pacific region. She delivered the speech in Singapore, the first stop of her Southeast Asia visit that will also include a trip to Vietnam. Her visit

Chinese Regime ‘Dreams of Emulating the Taliban,’ Taiwan Says

Taiwan’s foreign minister on Aug. 21 accused Beijing of wanting to follow the Taliban’s footsteps by seizing control of the democratic island, saying the island has no desire to to subjected to communist rule. The rapid fall of Afghanistan into the Taliban’s hands weeks before the scheduled withdrawal of American troops has spurred debate about

Yeonmi Park: CCP Responsible for Tragic Dictatorship in North Korea

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is responsible for the tragedy in North Korea and the latter “couldn’t function” without them, according to North Korean defector, Yeonmi Park. In an interview with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program, Park, who is the author of “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” said the CCP has played, and continues to

Xi Jinping Eyes Clampdown on China’s Rich in Bid to Redistribute Wealth

The Chinese regime’s top leader has signaled a hardening stance toward the country’s affluent in a bid to promote “common prosperity.” It’s the latest campaign aimed at tackling the country’s rising inequalities, which analysts say reveals Beijing’s anxiety over the issue. In an economic planning meeting with top leaders on Aug. 17, Xi Jinping called

Japan’s Defense of Taiwan a Response to CCP ‘Mortal Threat,’ Says Expert

News Analysis Japan announced earlier this month that it will be sending 500-600 military personnel to the southwestern island of Ishigaki, which lies close to Taiwan, in a move that experts say will solidify the country’s commitment to defending Taiwan from Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression. The development is also part of a larger shift in Japanese policy towards

China Holds Assault Drills Near Southern Taiwan

China carried out assault drills near Taiwan on Aug. 17, with fighter jets, anti-submarine aircraft, and combat ships exercising off the southwest and southeast of the island in what the country’s armed forces said was a response to “external interference.” In a brief statement that was released on Tuesday, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Eastern Theater Command said the

New Xinjiang Military Appointment Underscores Fragility of Central Asia Security

News Analysis The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) appointment of a new top military commander for the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) could result in further unrest along the nation’s westernmost border, according to experts. The CCP appointed Lieutenant General Wang Haijiang as the new military commander for Xinjiang, which borders the volatile regions of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Importantly, Wang’s

CCP Moves to Indoctrinate School Children With ‘Xi Jinping Thought’

Chinese leader Xi Jinping wants to instill loyalty in all Chinese citizens—beginning with elementary school students. As students across the country return from summer break in September, they’ll find one more course on their curriculum: “Xi Jinping Thought.” The new drive for ideological control will run from grade school through college. The mandatory textbook, titled

China’s State Media Delete Claims by ‘Swiss Biologist’

State media in China have quietly scrubbed reports of an alleged Swiss biologist criticizing the United States’ efforts to investigate the origins of the pandemic, after Switzerland’s embassy in Beijing said the biologist was unlikely to be a real person, according to their records. Swiss diplomats began searching for the biologist, named Wilson Edwards, after

COVID-19 Delta Strain Appearing All Over China, Beijing Cuts Intercity Transport

The Chinese communist regime on Aug. 9 reported 94 local transmissions among 125 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. The current outbreak in China is also being driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. Authorities said the Delta infections first spread among airport workers in eastern China’s Nanjing city—reported on July 20—but has since advanced nationwide, with reports from

China Coup: The Great Fall of Beijing

Commentary Xi Jinping is a modern-day tyrant. A number of world leaders would love nothing more than to see the leader of China removed from office. For that to happen, a coup is necessary. According to Roger Garside, a man who spent years working as a diplomat in China, the days of the one-party dictatorship may be

US, Indonesia Countering Red China’s Expansion Launch Security Dialogue on South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Aug. 3 that the Biden administration is launching “strategic dialogue” with Indonesia. The two countries have pledged to cooperate on issues such as safeguarding freedom of navigation in the South China Sea to contain communist China’s expansion in the region. Indonesia is the largest country and biggest economy in the Association of

Chinese Leader Xi Surpasses All Predecessors, Including Mao, According to Centennial Propaganda

News Analysis The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took the occasion of their 100th anniversary celebrations to heavily promote leader Xi Jinping, magnifying his achievements to make him seem to surpass all previous party leaders. State-run Xinhua News Agency published a nearly 100,000-character “Chronicle of the CCP’s 100-Year History” on June 27. Xi Jinping’s time in office

Has COVID-19 Shaken the Family Unit?

SINGAPORE—Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been staying at home more often than before with nationwide restrictions and quarantine measures. With the increased time spent together, this can help a household develop closer bonds or, conversely, lead to more conflicts. According to a Facebook post from Social and Family Development

Over Half Million Chinese People Applied for Refuge Overseas Over 9 Years

Over 600,000 Chinese citizens applied to another country for asylum from 2012 to 2020, with annual applicants increasing seven times in the past nine years, media reported recently. A number of British media reported in the past week that, based on data obtained from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the annual number of mainland Chinese

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Latest Victim of Beijing’s ‘Anti-Monopoly’ Crack Down

Chinese tech giants continue to face scrutiny from Beijing. One of the world’s top ten largest companies, Chinese internet giant Tencent, was recently fined and given 30 days to give up its exclusive rights to music streaming. On July 24, the official website of the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation reported that Tencent’s July

CCP Uses United Front Work Department Against India in South Asia: Experts

NEW DELHI—As the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression and military build-up increases on the Indian border, experts warn about the deepening footprint of the CCP’s primary propaganda agency, The United Front Work Department (UFWD), against India’s policies in South Asia and at home. Shikha Aggarwal, a Taipei-based Sinologist and a 2020 fellow with the Ministry of

The CCP’s Crisis Management Model

Commentary The July floods in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan Province in central China, provide a classic example of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) crisis management model that is made up of three elements: concealing facts, information blackouts, and spinning official narratives. Concealing Facts There was no doubt that Zhengzhou experienced an exceptionally intense

Nanjing Outbreak Spreads to 27 Chinese Cities

China’s top disease control official on Thursday arrived in the eastern city of Nanjing, the epicenter of a new CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak in China, after the virus reportedly spread to 27 Chinese cities in 15 provinces over a nine-day period. Among the cities reporting new COVID-19 cases are the capital Beijing, Mianyang in southwestern Sichuan Province, and

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