India’s ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ With China ‘Long Gone’: Expert

Washington and New Delhi are deepening their relationship as both countries face growing threats posed by an increasingly assertive Beijing. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on July 28 to discuss “Indo-Pacific engagement, shared regional security interests, [and]

Foreign Journalists in China Harassed Over Zhengzhou Flood Coverage

Foreign journalists covering the aftermath of flooding in central China’s Henan Province have been harassed by angry groups who’ve been encouraged by the communist authorities. Foreign journalists working for international outlets—such as Los Angeles Times, the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and AFP—have been harassed while covering the flooding’s aftermath. Last week, 12 million people in the city

Highly Digitized Lifestyles Adds to Flood Woes in China

Residents of flood-ravaged Henan Province in China have had their digital-orientated lifestyles disrupted by widespread power outages. Due to a prevalence of online payment apps, outages in the city of Zhengzhou have interfered with many citizens’ daily activities, such as ordering food and access to other necessities. Many aspects of daily life for Chinese people

Neglected by Authorities, Locals Take on Relief Work in Flood-Hit Central China Two days and two nights. That was how long it took for more than 400 villagers in a flooded Chinese town to raise the walls of a dam to protect their homes from rising waters. It took just a few hours for officials to tear it down. When the villagers protested, the authorities pepper-sprayed

The Drastic Makeover of Hong Kong: Dark Days Ahead Commentary The sinking of Hong Kong officially started on the eve of June 30, 2020 with the enactment of Beijing’s national security law. Hong Kong has lost its glory and the defenders of our old core values have either fled the city, been detained or imprisoned. Hongkongers have used peaceful means to tell Beijing

How COVID-19 Changed Singapore’s Property Market Dynamics

When Mr Malik Sani received the call from a buyer who was willing to purchase a three-room flat in Bedok at the price he advertised without any on-site viewing, he thought it was a prank. “Can you transfer the deposit to my seller and then I’ll proceed with the paperwork,” Mr Malik told the buyer.

Soft Power: the CCP Uses China’s Traditional Culture for Propaganda

“A country with strong soft power can easily spread its ideology and values, thus able to control and manipulate global public opinion,” said a December 2007 China Central TV report. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) considers the ability to spread its culture of violence in the form of art to be a pivotal factor in

CCP Enlists Foreign Faces to ‘Tell the China Story Well’

“Telling the China story well” to the world has been a main task for the CCP’s propaganda ministry since Xi Jinping declared it a national priority at the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The ruling regime said that it is constantly trialing “new concepts, new scopes, and new narratives” to influence global opinion,

Is China Issuing ‘Green Bonds’ to Meet Its Carbon Neutrality Goal?

China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, established its first carbon-neutral financial leasing service platform in Nansha, Guangzhou. The State Council of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is also set to launch an online trading system of emission allowances this month. However, international experts believe that China’s green bonds usually do not meet the standards.

At Least 20 Killed Amid Rare Torrential Rain, Flooding in Central China

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people have been forced to evacuate amid three consecutive days of extreme rainfall that has caused severe flooding in central China’s Henan province, according to reports. A Chinese state media outlet reported in the early hours of Wednesday that 12 people have been killed.

China’s New Missile Silos Spark Concerns of War Over Taiwan

NEW DELHI—China is building 120 new silos for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) near its northwestern desert city of Yumen, indicating a significant expansion in its nuclear forces and sparking concerns of a Taiwan-related conflict between China and the United States. Construction of these silos began in March 2020, with major assembly happening rapidly after February

Photos: 100 Million People Practiced These Exercises by 1999, but Where Are They Now?

If you’ve ever been to China, you’ve probably seen that people enjoy practicing different forms of qigong (energy) exercises outside, mostly in parks. However, back in the early 1990s, there was one slow-moving meditative exercise system that was becoming increasingly popular before almost all of its practitioners disappeared overnight. Tens of thousands of people, from

Beijing Vet Dies of Monkey B Virus, Which Has 70-80 Percent Fatality Rate

On July 16, China reported the first Monkey B Virus death in its history. The individual, identified as a veterinarian in Beijing, was infected by monkeys in March and passed away on May 27. Monkey B virus (BV), also known as Herpes B virus, has a fatality rate of 70 to 80 percent, the Chinese Center for

22 Years of ‘Horrific Abuses’: Faith Group Demands End to Communist China’s Repression

WASHINGTON—Fang Siyi can’t remember how many times she was arrested before she escaped communist China. A 51-year-old practitioner of Falun Gong, a spiritual practice known for its core tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, she lost two siblings to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) sweeping persecution targeting her faith since 1999. One was beaten to

Xi Jinping Raises Food Security to ‘National Security’ Concern

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping recently emphasized the problem of food security, saying that ensuring grain security should be a “national security” concern. On July 9, Xi presided over The 20th Meeting of the Central Comprehensively Deepening Reforms Commission, admitting that it is “more urgent than ever to ensure the independence and control of seeds,” “the

China Targets Military Base on Pacific Island for Development

At the center of the Pacific Ocean, there is a small 3.6 square mile island called Canton (Kanton), where a dilapidated airstrip once served as an important transit and supply center for the United States during World War II. After being abandoned for over 40 years, the island has become the target of the CCP’s expansion.



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