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Beijing Exploits Pandemic to Intensify Internet Surveillance, Report Finds

As the world reels from the pandemic, the Chinese regime has become the leading force in suppressing internet freedom and censoring critical views that challenge the official narrative, according to a report by a U.S.-based think tank. Freedom on the Net, an annual report by Freedom House that assesses digital surveillance in 65 countries, named

China’s Quantum Communication Industry Appears to Be a Big Failure

Commentary The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s 13th Five-Year Plan is going to conclude this year. For the first time, quantum communications was part of the plan, and it was even listed as the second largest strategic emerging industry and a government-sponsored R&D project. But the project is likely to fail and is going to be a big

Exclusive: China Had COVID-Like Patients Months Before Official Timeline

A series of leaked documents shows that patients in China with symptoms similar to COVID-19 were hospitalized months before the regime’s official timeline, throwing into question when exactly the CCP virus began spreading in Wuhan, China’s epidemic ground zero. At least one patient with COVID-19-like symptoms was treated in September 2019, according to hospital data

Chinese City Locks Down Neighborhoods, Shuts Hospitals Amid Growing CCP Virus Outbreak

After a CCP virus outbreak in Qingdao city, eastern China, authorities are scrambling to contain infections by locking down neighborhoods and requiring COVID-19 testing for all residents. On Oct. 12, the government locked down residential compounds where diagnosed patients live. It also designated the neighborhood where the Qingdao Chest Hospital is located as a “medium-risk region” for virus spread. Six million residents who

China Evergrande Is Under Threat—What Does It Mean for the Chinese Regime?

Commentary Big news in recent Chinese media headlines is an “SOS letter” being circulated online, allegedly written by the Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Group to the Chinese government to plead for support. Chinese media titled the news as “Evergrande’s SOS Shaking Real Estate Industry: Save Me or I’ll Show You How I Die.” As

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Survey: Hong Kong’s Livability Score Drops to Record Low

According to the latest phone survey conducted by the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS), Hong Kong citizens attached a record low score of 49.6 to Hong Kong’s livability, reflecting a substantial decline from 54.4 in September last year. It is also the lowest score since the livability index was first released in 2007.

Beijing Dangles Carrots at Brunei

Analysis Chinese investment in Southeast Asia, its biggest trading partner, has given the small oil-rich sultanate Brunei a major economic shot in the arm, particularly as it looks to take on the chair of ASEAN in 2021. Trade between the two countries jumped a staggering 108 percent in the first eight months of the year

Beijing Spars With Taiwan on Its National Day Celebration, Rejects Diplomatic Dialogue

TAIPEI, Taiwan—China reacted with hostility after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen extended an olive branch for cross-strait talks during her National Day speech on Oct. 10. Taiwan celebrated its 109th National Day, which marks the start of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911, which overthrew the Qing Dynasty emperor and established the Republic of China (ROC)—which is

China Appears to Censor Pence’s Debate Comments Critical of Communist Regime

Remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate that were critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, appeared to be censored in China. The debate between Pence and challenger Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was broadcast in China on U.S. broadcaster CNN, which, according

Why Did the Chinese Regime Recently Emphasize the Study of Archaeology?

Commentary At a time when China is in desperate need of solutions to many internal and external challenges, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) top leaders were summoned on Sept. 28. What was on the itinerary?  A “study session” on archaeology for the Party’s elite in the Politburo. Archaeology suddenly is entitled with political significance. Presiding

Beijing Seeks to Aggressively Export Its COVID-19 Vaccines at Cheap Prices

Recent Chinese media reports revealed that Beijing was seeking to export COVID-19 vaccines at extremely low prices, while selling them at considerably higher rates—more than 22.5 times in one case—inside China. As countries race toward developing a safe vaccine, the Chinese regime has aggressively pushed for Chinese manufacturers to export their doses to foreign countries.

China Arrests Mother of Dissident Virologist Who Blamed Beijing for Virus Coverup

Chinese authorities recently arrested the mother of a Chinese virologist who has accused the regime in Beijing of a coverup of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yan Limeng confirmed her mother’s arrest to The Epoch Times on Oct. 5, but declined to provide further details. Yan, who fled Hong Kong and sought asylum in the United States in April, recently released

Secret Reports for Chinese Communist Party Elite Whitewashes News About Beijing

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a longstanding custom of compiling “internal references,” known as “nei can“ in Chinese, for top officials. These publications vary by degree of confidentiality and are available to different levels of leaders, from the Party’s upper echelons down to county-level governments. They are only allowed to be seen by Party

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Challenges Impeding China’s ‘Internal Circulation’ Economic Strategy

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will lay down the outline of the 14th five-year plan, which covers China’s guiding economic and political strategies for 2021 to 2025, by the end of October. Analysts say that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ‘internal circulation’-centric economic strategy may be fixed as a key policy for the next five years.

Beijing Amps Up Rhetoric and Military Exercises Amid Taiwan Tensions, Including With Fake Footage

Beijing has revved up its rhetoric and military drills surrounding the Taiwan Strait in recent weeks, in its boldest display of aggression toward the self-ruled island of Taiwan. The Chinese regime considers Taiwan a part of its territory, despite the island being a de-facto nation state with its own democratically-elected government, military, and currency. Beijing has threatened to

China Plans to ‘Turn Xinjiang Into California’ by Diverting Indian Rivers, Experts Say

China’s plans to divert two trans-Himalayan rivers that sustain millions in downstream regions in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh are adding to India’s burgeoning concerns, experts say, at a time when tensions along the China–India border continue to simmer. The experts say India should establish an “international multilateral framework” to deal with China’s plans, which include

How the CCP Has Brainwashed the Chinese People to Control Them Better

Commentary The arrogant and domineering Chinese Communist Party (CCP) cannot tolerate differences of opinion. In its eyes, independent thought is a threat to its rule. For the convenience of ruling the country, the CCP deprives the Chinese people of their rights to a free economy, participation in politics, and independent thinking. Instead, the CCP has

The End to China’s Semiconductor Chip Dream

Commentary Western media recently reported that China’s largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) may suffer trade sanctions from the United States. How severe is the situation? Let me put it this way: the U.S. sanction on SMIC will kill the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ambitious plan to develop the chip industry. Not only will

Why Did Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Sign a ‘Food Security Mutual Aid Agreement?’

Commentary China is facing a food shortage crisis. On Sept. 7, during the CIFTIS (China International Fair for Trade in Services) annual meeting in Beijing, a forum was held to discuss hot topics, such as maintaining the country’s food supply chain. At this meeting, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration (NFSRA) signed production and

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