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China Gene Firm Providing Worldwide COVID Tests Worked With Chinese Military

BGI Group, the world’s largest genomics company, has worked with China’s military on research that ranges from mass testing for respiratory pathogens to brain science, a Reuters review of research, patent filings and other documents has found. The review, of more than 40 publicly available documents and research papers in Chinese and English, shows BGI’s

‘Wartime Mode’: Inside China’s Current Virus Hotspots

China is seeing its worst CCP virus resurgence in months as the Lunar New Year approaches. During the annual holiday, tens of millions travel across the country, crowding buses, trains, and planes, to reunite with their families. But this year, dozens of Chinese provinces and cities are urging against “unnecessary trips,” telling people to stay

Hong Kong Locals Slam Lockdown as Political Show to Please Beijing

A neighborhood in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Peninsula, a busy urban area, reopened the early morning of Jan. 25 after nearly 48 hours in lockdown over the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Local authorities said the lockdown and mandatory testing measures were aimed at achieving the goal of zero CCP virus cases in the Jordan neighborhood of Yau Tsim Mong

China-Taiwan Tensions Rise Days Into Biden Presidency

TAIPEI—Chinese air force planes including 12 fighter jets entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone for a second day on Sunday, Taiwan said, as tensions rise near the island just days into U.S. President Joe Biden’s new administration. The Chinese communist regime claims the self-ruled Taiwan as a part of its territory and has repeatedly threatened

Three New Reports Expose China’s Human Rights Violations

News Analysis The international community has recently released three human rights reports. All three directly point to the Chinese communist regime for violation of basic human rights and freedom of belief. On Jan. 13, the British Conservative Party Human Rights Commission issued a report calling on the British government to take the lead in responding to a

Leaked Telegrams Show Dispute Between China and Russia Over Illegal Chinese Fishing Boat

The Epoch Times recently obtained government documents from a trusted source that revealed a conflict in 2019 between China and Russia over a Chinese fishing boat that was caught illegally fishing in Russian waters. The series of telegrams were sent from the Chinese consulate in Vladivostok, Russia, a major port city near the country’s far-eastern border. They

Human Rights Violations in China: World Must Form Alliances, Impose Sanctions, and Unite Against Beijing Regime, Webinar Hears

China’s lucrative market and economic opportunities have kept the West distracted from—or tolerant of—its human rights violations, but 2020 saw people waking up to the severity of the matter and the communist regime’s broader threat to the world, an online conference heard. Experts on human rights and international affairs came together on Jan. 14 in

Hong Kong Police Arrest 11 on Suspicion of Helping Activists Flee to Taiwan

At least 11 people were arrested Thursday morning in Hong Kong, allegedly for helping 12 Hongkongers flee the city before they were captured at sea by Chinese coastal guards in August last year, according to local media. Among those arrested was Daniel Wong Kwok-tung, a Hong Kong lawyer and district councilor. According to his Facebook post,

Beijing-Linked Group Tries to Sway US Media With Reporter Trips, Dinners With Execs

A group tied to Beijing has organized trips to China for more than 120 journalists from almost 50 U.S. media outlets since 2009, as part of a broad campaign to deepen the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence in the United States. Called the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), the group is a Hong Kong-based nonprofit headed by

Chinese Companies’ Overseas Offices and Expat Organizations Serve as Beijing’s Outposts: Leaked Documents

The Epoch Times recently obtained government documents revealing that overseas divisions of Chinese state-owned companies and Chinese expat associations serve as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s outposts for pushing its economic and political agenda outside of China. The documents exposed that the CCP maintains close ties with state-owned businesses and has set up liaison offices

Hong Kong Democracy Website Experiences Temporary Blockage From Hong Kong ISPs

A website “dedicated to exposing people supporting tyranny and dictatorship in Hong Kong” started receiving reports overnight on Jan. 6 that Hong Kong users were unable to access the site. Hong Kong Chronicles is a primarily Cantonese site that has been collating a database of information related to the Hong Kong protests, such as incidents of police brutality and the

Mass Arrests of 53 Opposition Figures in Hong Kong Draw International Criticism

This article has been updated. Hong Kong police arrested 53 pro-democracy activists, former lawmakers, and politicians on Jan. 6, in local authorities’ largest clampdown on the city’s opposition camp since a draconian security law went into effect. They were apprehended for their roles in a primary election held by the pan-democracy camp ahead of the Legislative

China Announces New UK COVID-19 Variant Cases, While Superspreaders Appear in Multiple Cities

CCP virus outbreaks in areas of northern China continued to worsen over the weekend as authorities announced that they had detected patients infected with the new virus variant that first emerged in the United Kingdom. The metropolis of Shanghai and southern Guangdong Province each reported a patient who tested positive for B.1.1.7, the new UK-derived virus strain. Both were

2020’s Bio-Economic World War: Communist China Lied; Millions of Human Beings Died

Commentary The Chinese Communist Party’s COVID-19/Wuhan virus disinformation campaign (cover-up) rates as 2020’s biggest Big Lie. By any measure, especially body count, the CCP committed 2020’s most consequential and deadliest falsehood. The following analysis summarizes decisions and actions by China’s communist rulers from December 2019’s final days through the end of January 2020, when U.S. President Donald Trump

Why the New Asia-Pacific Economic Pact Cannot Save the Chinese Economy

Commentary The new Asia-Pacific economic pact cannot help China recover from its export market loss with the United States and growing international isolation. In Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s own words, “The wind is strong, and the tides are high.” The Asia-Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, led by the 10 ASEAN countries, was signed in November. In

Beijing Launches Antitrust Probe Into Tech Giant Alibaba, Scrutinizes Ant Group

Two Chinese companies founded by billionaire Jack Ma have come under Chinese regulators’ scrutiny, including with the launch of an antitrust probe. On Dec. 24, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation announced on its website that it has launched an investigation into e-commerce site Alibaba over its monopoly practices, such as a policy that forces merchants to sell products exclusively on

China Jails Citizen Journalist for 4 Years Over COVID-19 Reporting

Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison on Dec. 28, becoming the first known reporter to be sentenced by Beijing for providing firsthand information about the CCP virus pandemic inside China. Zhang, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was convicted of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” by the Pudong New Area People’s Court in Shanghai,

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