CCP Blocks BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines From Taiwan, Pushes Chinese-Made Vaccines Instead

On May 26, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen condemned the Chinese communist regime for blocking the island’s deal to obtain COVID-19 vaccines from German company BioNTech. At the same time the regime has been pushing Chinese-made vaccines onto the island, a move described by one analyst as “vaccine warfare.” The president was speaking at a meeting

China Picks ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomat to Oversee Hong Kong’s Foreign Affairs

Former Chinese ambassador to Poland Liu Guangyuan was recently appointed by Beijing to be special commissioner in Hong Kong, replacing Xie Feng, who will be the new deputy foreign minister of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Chinese state media claimed that Liu in his new role will continue to “resist external pressure and sanctions” as

Blockchain, the Core of the CCP’s Digital Currency in Its Ambition for Global Hegemony

News Analysis The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been pushing its digital currency project in recent years. The CCP’s central bank has been conducting research on digital currencies since 2014. In August 2019, a report by the CCP’s mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency said that the Central Bank’s Digital Currency Research Institute, established in 2017, had so

Chinese Companies Facing Largest Wave of Dollar Debt Maturities in History

Chinese companies are facing mounting pressure to repay their dollar debts, as more than $100 billion in Chinese corporate dollar bonds are due to mature this year—the largest wave of maturities in history. China’s wave of dollar maturities will reach $118 billion, according to Refinitiv, a global financial market data provider. Japanese investment bank Nomura

China Wrestles with Runaway Commodity Prices

News Analysis China is looking to put a dent in the global commodities boom of 2021. The price of China’s industrial commodities fell last week after Beijing announced new measures to curb runaway material prices that are beginning to fan fears of inflation. A rebound in the world’s biggest economies following the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak

Chinese Leader Tightens Grip on Power Through Vast Network of Institutes That Teach ‘Xi Jinping Thought’

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is solidifying his control over Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and the wider populace by establishing institutes around the country to propagate his eponymous dogma—known as “Xi Jinping Thought.” Since becoming the CCP’s paramount leader in 2012, Xi has moved to centralize power and encourage a personality cult echoing back to the Party’s

Half of Listed Chinese Companies Might Manipulate Their Stock Prices: Fund Manager

A renowned Chinese equity fund manager revealed details of a listed company manipulating its stock price, and said half of the Chinese listed companies are involved in similar violations. On May 16, the Chinese regime announced it was investigating the issue. “In recent years, lawbreakers have used shareholding, capital, information, and technological advantages to conspire

Why the CCP Is Cracking Down on Alibaba While Sparing Tencent

Commentary The Chinese regime fined Alibaba $2.8 billion in April under anti-monopoly law, highlighting the regime’s comprehensive review of Chinese internet companies. However, Tencent was only fined $310,000 despite its comparable monopolistic influence in China. For a mega-corporation like Tencent, a fine of this size is equivalent to pennies. The CCP’s biggest grievance with Alibaba is its very large share of

Chinese Regulators on Mission to Rule Over Technology Giants

Commentary Beijing has begun to rein in China’s technology companies, issuing fines and instructing firms to change their corporate structure due to anti-competitive behavior and other transgressions. But a common thread across recent regulatory actions against the technology sector, regardless of the allegations on the surface, is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s desire to control them and their data.

Taiwan Official on China Invasion Threat: ‘Because of Democracy … We Are Not Alone’

Despite China’s intensifying military threats against Taiwan, the democratic island is “not alone,” as it shares common values with many nations, a Taiwanese official said earlier this week. During an exclusive interview in Taipei with The Epoch Times, Dr. Shiing Jer Twu, chairman of Taiwan’s Development Center for Biotechnology, spoke about Beijing’s ongoing threats to invade and

Forced Uyghur Labor Behind World’s Solar Panels, Investigation Finds

British researchers say the world’s production of solar panels is being fueled by forced labor from Uyghur Muslims in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. An investigation by Sheffield Hallam University says some 45 percent of the world’s supply of a key component in the panels—polysilicon—comes from Xinjiang and is obtained through a vast system of

Hong Kong’s ‘Iron Lady’ Emily Lau: ‘The Game Is Not Over’

In Hong Kong, pro-democracy activists are being rounded up, journalists are being attacked, and the election system has been gutted. As the Chinese Communist Party continues to strip away Hong Kong’s freedoms, many are choosing exile. But not Emily Lau. A fierce champion of democratic principles, she served for nearly two decades on Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and

Taiwan Says Chinese Regime’s Threat Against Island’s Foreign Minister ‘Absurd and Ridiculous’

The Chinese Communist Party threatened to take all necessary measures to severely punish Taiwan’s foreign minister on Wednesday for remarks made on Twitter, leading Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue a statement saying that Beijing was being “absurd and ridiculous.” On Tuesday, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Twitter that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had blocked Taiwan’s participation

After Pig Farming and Car Sales, China’s Telecom Huawei Is Going to Sell Cosmetics

China’s telecom Huawei has been hit by four rounds of U.S. sanctions in less than two years. After nearly eight months of chip shortages, Huawei’s smartphone business has been battered, forcing it to expand into “crossover” businesses, such as smart pig farming, mining, and car sales. On May 4, Bonjour Holdings Limited, one of Hong Kong’s leading

The Past and Present of the Chinese Communist Party’s Bellicosity

Commentary In the past two months, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) military threats to neighboring countries and maritime confrontation with the U.S. military entered a new stage, a more dangerous stage, as the Sino-U.S. Cold War and naval exercises aimed at intimidating each other continued to escalate. Is the CCP’s belligerence a temporary misjudgment, or

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