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UN Human Rights Experts Call on Hong Kong Government to Repeal National Security Law

Four independent U.N. human rights experts are calling on the Hong Kong government to drop the Beijing-imposed national security law, saying the legislation is fundamentally incompatible with international norms. “The experts urged the Government to urgently repeal and independently review the National Security Law to ensure it is both human rights and international law compliant,”

Research Proposal From 2018 Shows Remarkable Similarities to Pandemic Outbreak

Commentary The remarkable similarities between a recently leaked 2018 proposal from EcoHealth Alliance head Peter Daszak and the defining characteristics of COVID-19 raise new questions regarding the origins of the pandemic. The proposal, dated March 27, 2018, sets out the organization’s plan to create entirely new coronaviruses through the synthetic combination of preexisting virus backbones. It describes how

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine With Comirnaty Label Still Not Available in US

Officials in 19 states confirmed this week to The Epoch Times they have not received doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine labeled Comirnaty. So did pharmacies in New York, California, and Missouri. A Pfizer spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email that there are no doses of Comirnaty in the United States as of Oct.

Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates by Any Entity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Oct. 11 issued an executive order that bans vaccine mandates by any entity in the state, including private employers. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” Abbott said in a statement upon issuing the order. The executive

China Fails to Address UN Questions on Forced Organ Harvesting, Rights Groups Say

The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) and two other U.S. rights groups have criticized China for the regime’s “inadequate and misleading” responses over credible allegations of the state-sanctioned practice of forced organ harvesting. The questions were raised in June by nine special rapporteurs to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner

COVID-19 Originates From a Chinese Laboratory, Investigative Reporter Says

Award-winning Australian investigative reporter Sharri Markson said there are convincing pieces of evidence to show that the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic originated from a Chinese lab with ties to the communist regime’s military. Markson’s findings are published in her new book “What Really Happened in Wuhan,” and evidence suggests that Beijing knew about the virus months

Chinese Regime Promotes War Film With Anti-US Sentiment on Anniversary of Its Rule

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) promoted a film during the past national holiday break with anti-U.S. sentiment and praise for its one-party rule. The CCP marked the anniversary of the start of its rule in China on Oct. 1, with the holiday lasting until Oct. 7. The seven-day holiday, known as Golden Week, saw tightened control

Beijing’s New Propaganda War: French Military Report Tells All

News Analysis A new study of China’s global influence operations, produced by the French military, is taking France by storm. Le Monde, Le Parisiene, Le Figaro, L’Express, Libération, the country’s Senate, and others have all covered the 641-page report, most positively and many breathlessly. Breathless is the right reaction to newly-discovering the depths of China’s

Colorado Hospital Refuses Kidney Transplant to Woman Over COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

A hospital in Colorado rejected a woman for a kidney transplant after she refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine, officials have confirmed. Leilani Lutali received a letter on Sept. 28 informing her that the transplant team at the University of Colorado Hospital decided to designate her inactive on the waiting list for transplants. “You will

The Real Effects of COVID-19 Are Psychological

Commentary The world has been bombarded with agitprop public messaging from state-run Chinese media and “wolf warrior” diplomats, as well as Western authorities and their media sycophants, since China first reported COVID-19 cases in Wuhan city, Hubei Province to the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, 2019. The messages were uniformly and relentlessly propagated, all without a

Beijing Groomed Telecom Giant Huawei to Expand China’s Global Influence: Report

A newly released French report provides a comprehensive summary on Chinese telecom conglomerate Huawei’s role in the global influence operations by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The 650-page report was published by the French Military School Strategic Research Institute (known by its French acronym IRSEM), an independent agency affiliated with the French Ministry of Armed Forces. The report

Australia to Open International Border to the World Again

Australia will open its international border in November after 18 months of tough border restrictions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday the detailed plan to lift the international travel ban. States and territories will reopen at varying rates, depending on when they hit the 80 percent double-dose vaccination goal. New South Wales (NSW) is likely to

Congressional Testimony on Deadly Afghan Drone Strike Contradicts Records

Three of the U.S. military’s top officials have told Congress that they realized within hours that a botched Aug. 29 drone strike had killed innocent civilians—contradicting earlier military statements about what the government knew in the aftermath of the incident. “We knew the strike hit civilians within four to five hours after the strike occurred,

YouTube Bans All ‘Harmful Vaccine Content’ From Its Platform

Google-owned YouTube said on Sept. 29 that it will ban all “harmful vaccine content” from its platform, including claims that vaccines are ineffective at reducing transmission of disease, prompting concerns that the firm will escalate censorship of dissenting viewpoints. “We’ve steadily seen false claims about the coronavirus vaccines spill over into misinformation about vaccines in

Investigation Finds 21 WHO Staff Members Abused Over 80 Women and Girls in Democratic Republic of Congo

An independent investigation has found that dozens of women were sexually exploited and abused by aid workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2018 and 2020. The investigation was launched in October last year through an independent commission co-chaired by Aïchatou Mindaoudou, the former minister of foreign affairs

World Bank China Rigging Scandal Highlights Beijing’s ‘Malign Influence’ at UN: Experts

Revelations that World Bank leaders pressured staff to rig an influential report to favor China have once again cast a spotlight on Beijing’s influence within the United Nations system. A recent investigation found that then-World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva had applied “undue pressure” on staff to boost China’s ranking

Arizona Senate Hears of Multiple Inconsistencies Found by Election Audit

This article was updated with the findings presented during the Arizona Senate’s hearing and the auditors’ report provided to the Arizona Senate. Arizona lawmakers were told on Friday during a hearing on an audit conducted in the state’s most populous county of inconsistencies uncovered during a forensic audit into the 2020 election. The Maricopa County audit was commissioned by Republicans in

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