The Chinese regime is using the Mekong River, the most important water system in Southeast Asia, to control half of the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an expert said. The Mekong River originates on China’s Tibetan Plateau and flows through six countries. In early 2021, it once again experienced a serious
Beijing Views Taiwan as ‘Next Big Prize’ After Hong Kong, Xinjiang Crackdowns: Former National Security Adviser
The threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan makes the island the world’s “most significant flashpoint” that could lead to a “large-scale war,” according to former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. McMaster, speaking before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 2, said that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping views Taiwan as the “next big prize” after solidifying the
The Chinese regime would be happy to see a new U.S. administration without President Donald Trump, according to historian Victor Davis Hanson. If Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden wins the election, Beijing would also press harder on U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific region, said Hanson, who is a senior fellow at the Stanford University-based think tank Hoover
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently ordered all monks at a famous Buddhist monastery to study political ideology, while thousands of the country’s journalists had to take tests on communist ideology in order to obtain their government-registered press passes. Back in October 2019, the Party required all reporters and editors to pass a test on “Xi Jinping’s
A new wave outbreak of COVID-19 in Shanghai has spread outside the city’s borders while another metropolis, Tianjin, has entered “wartime” mode after a cluster of infections. Shanghai authorities first confirmed a set of domestic COVID-19 patients on Nov. 9. A day later, Anhui Province—about a five-hour drive away—claimed that a new local CCP virus patient contracted the disease in Shanghai. Meanwhile,
Though Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has not been declared a winner by the U.S. statutory electoral authority, Chinese state media have touted his declared victory and expressed hopes for a cozier U.S.–China relationship under a Biden administration. According to a Nov. 6 report by Radio Free Asia, Chinese authorities gave an order to domestic news outlets, forbidding them from forwarding U.S.
China’s ‘Dollar Diplomacy’: Generous Student Scholarships for Countries Participating in Belt and Road
In recent years, the Chinese communist regime has been aggressively pushing “dollar diplomacy” in countries participating in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—Beijing’s grand foreign policy project that the Council on Foreign Relations has cautioned might be a “Trojan horse” for China-led regional development, military expansion, and Beijing-controlled institutions. Its “dollar diplomacy” has seen various grants and scholarships
BY VENUS UPADHAYAYA NEW DELHI—The world must understand the issue of Tibet to be able to understand what’s happening in contemporary China, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also called the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, says. “Unless you know Tibet, you won’t fully understand China,” Dr. Lobsang Sangay told The Epoch Times in an exclusive email
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the pro-Beijing Hong Kong government after eight opposition members, including five sitting lawmakers, were arrested over a dramatic scuffle in the Legislative Council in May as they fought for control of a key chairperson position that would determine if Beijing set the agenda for laws in the
LEH, India—Since India and China’s war-like buildup on the disputed border in Ladakh, an innovator and education reformist has been reminding people in a series of popular videos to deal with China through their wallets rather than bullets. Sonam Wangchuk, an engineer who holds a special voice in contemporary India’s social innovation landscape, has been
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Xinjiang’s Kashgar has worsened. Official data from the Chinese communist government has seen an increase of nearly 200 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus cases in the past few days. The local area has activated a first-level emergency response. People from other areas who have traveled to Kashgar recently have been traced by the authorities and
New Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will visit Indonesia and Vietnam from 18 to 21 Oct to hold talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The trip will be Yoshihide Suga’s first visit after assuming office. Experts believe that Suga’s visit is largely to show support for the geopolitical
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.
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.
The Leshan Giant Buddha is a seated Maitreya statue chiseled on the cliffs of the Lingyun Mountain at the confluence of the Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. It has gained new fame recently when the record floods in China
It’s no news that China’s top ranking officials own huge amounts of offshore wealth. Still, a recent report revealing details of high-profile Chinese leaders’ family assets in Hong Kong caused a public outcry in China. Xi Jinping and two other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) most powerful body, have
Hundreds grabbed pork at a car accident scene in Jiangsu province; they even stole the truck’s tailgate
At about 5am on August 4, a truck carrying 10 tons of pork collided with another vehicle on the highway and flipped. It was on its way from Shanghai to Shandong. The accident happened in Yancheng city, Jiangsu province. The tailgate of the truck broke, scattering boxes of pork on and off the highway. A
Tensions between China and India have intensified with the deadliest border clash in 45 years in Galwan Valley on June 15. Citing an unnamed source from U.S. intelligence, U.S. News & World Report said the skirmish is not a result of a tense situation spiraling out of control, but a pre-planned attack by Beijing to
Since the outbreak of the CCP virus (COVID-19), the Chinese communist regime has implemented a so-called health code system that assigns to everyone’s smartphone, via mobile app, a colored QR code. Green means you can pass checkpoints, but yellow or red requires you to quarantine for a set number of days, as determined by authorities. The stated
“Xiao Qiang, you Hong Kong people have done enough for us. You must go back alive and tell the world all about this.” On 4th June 1989, lawyer Kenneth Lam witnessed the mass shootings at Tiananmen Square and the massacre of pro-democracy protestors. Back then, he could barely escape, if not for his Beijing classmates