The severity of the latest CCP virus outbreak in Urumqi, the capital of western China’s Xinjiang region, is under scrutiny as local authorities have taken draconian measures to contain the virus. Local health authorities in Urumqi said during a press conference on July 18 that there were a total of 17 confirmed virus cases in the city as of
The current pandemic and the response from China have forced a review of Australia’s national interest. Has this review understood the importance of human rights in protecting the interests of all Australians? Over the past 20 years, Australian governments have prioritised trade in their efforts to forward the national interest—what we can gain from China.
A new round of flooding has emerged in upstream Yangtze River and is moving downstream, fast. An expert says this is creating a dilemma for the Three Gorges Dam. Rumors of Chinese banks collapsing are flooding social media in China. Worried customers have descended on several banks to withdraw their money. Police took people into custody,
The Epoch Times obtained leaked documents from local police departments in China that reveal the communist regime’s public security (Chinese police) continues to receive funding, despite a nationwide budget cut announced during the “Two Sessions”—an annual meeting of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s rubber-stamp legislature and its advisory body to enact policies and agendas. During a video-based
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
Commentary People of the future will remember the date of July 20 with respect and admiration. That’s the date on which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began a violent, far-reaching persecution campaign against the practitioners of Falun Gong, and their response to this persecution is changing China and the world for the better. Why is
Flooding caused by heavy rain has impacted at least 27 of 31 of China’s provinces and regions. On July 14, China’s National Meteorological Center alerted that more heavy rain is forecasted for the area of the Yangtze river basin in the next 24 hours. The center estimated that the overall rainfall in southern China’s Yangtze river basin would be 100
Beijing, Hong Kong Leader Threaten Opposition Camp With Security Law After 600,000 Locals Cast Ballots
Beijing and the pro-establishment Hong Kong government have claimed that the city’s pro-democracy opposition camp may have violated the communist party’s newly-implemented national security law by holding their primary polls over the weekend. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in a press conference on Monday accused the primary elections as “causing unfairness” to the legislative elections
Commentary In a stunning rebuke to Beijing, more than 600,000 Hong Kong residents turned out on July 11 and 12 to vote in the pro-democracy camp’s primary election, in spite of co-organizers of the poll being raided by police, exploding numbers of coronavirus cases, and threats by officials that voting was illegal under the new national security law. The result is a major embarrassment
About 35 Percent of Companies in Hong Kong Considering Relocating Due to Beijing’s Security Law: Survey
More companies are now considering moving out of Hong Kong compared to a month ago, because of the national security law implemented by the regime in Beijing, according to a business survey released on July 13. The law, which Beijing formally enacted with ceremonial votes on June 30, criminalizes individuals for any acts of subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion
The Chinese regime upgraded its flood response alert to its second-highest level on July 12, after announcing that 27 provinces have been affected by heavy rainstorms that continue to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, along thousands of miles of the Yangtze River, water levels surpassed alarm stages. On July 12, people in Wuhan—the city where the CCP
Hi, I’m Simone Gao, and this is Zooming In. China has been wracked with bizarre weather phenomena for nearly one month’s time. Floods are surging in China, and the ripples may be felt throughout the world. Another disaster may be looming over the city of Wuhan. It is well known by now that Wuhan was the origin
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
China, still grappling with the CCP virus pandemic, has been hit with wave after wave of natural disasters across the country. Weeks of torrential rainfall caused some of the worst floodings in decades, wreaking havoc in 26 provinces across central and southern China and disrupting the lives of more than 19 million, according to authorities.
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Officials took turns on July 7 criticizing Beijing and the Hong Kong government, after the latter announced details about the newly-implemented national security law on Monday. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen raised concerns that a provision requiring Taiwan organizations and individuals to give up information to Hong Kong police would
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam unashamedly defended Beijing’s newly-implemented national security law on July 7, but failed to address specific concerns such as the impact of the new law on press freedom in the city. Speaking at her weekly press conference on Tuesday, the pro-Beijing chief executive of the former British colony branded the mass demonstrations that
The new national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing crushes the city’s freedoms, its autonomy, and the independence of its judiciary, putting it on the pathway to becoming just another Chinese city, said human rights activist Benedict Rogers, founder of Hong Kong Watch, in an interview with The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders”
At the crossroads between the East and West, the international hub of Hong Kong has long prospered on its dynamic public discourse, vibrant press, and bustling commercial trade. Now, a growing number of Hongkongers are considering fleeing the city, fearing that the cherished freedoms that distinguished the territory from mainland China will vanish under Beijing’s
Chinese State-Run Firm Mandates Some Employees Take Part in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: Leaked Document
At least four drug manufacturers in China are developing vaccines for COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus. On the packaging of the vaccine manufactured by Sinovac, it states clearly that the vaccine has not been approved by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA), the state agency that regulates the manufacturing of drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and so
The southwestern Chinese megacity of Chongqing is the latest area to be hit by flooding, as southern parts of the country battle with the worst flooding it has seen in decades. Weeks of heavy rainfall have wreaked destruction across 26 provinces, affecting more than 19 million residents. At least 121 people have been confirmed dead or missing,
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