Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, the U.S. Coast Guard’s top commander in the Pacific, recently said China’s new maritime reporting requirement was “very concerning” and violated “international agreements and norms.” In fact, McAllister added, if China chose to enforce the requirement, it would “begin to build foundations for instability and potential conflicts.” He expressed his concerns
The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted a new resolution on Sept. 1, advocating closer ties with Taiwan amid a spike in tensions between Beijing and Taipei. The first report on EU–Taiwan relations was approved in Brussels on Wednesday, with 60 in favor, four against, and six abstentions. Parliament will hold a vote in a plenary on the report scheduled
China uses a military tactic, information warfare, to its fullest potential—outside of wars. It has turned the strategy, which is used to disrupt enemy communication and intelligence, into a global campaign of disinformation to distract and confuse the rest of the world on what to think of the origin of COVID-19. How does China use
A full-page advertisement that called for the world to hold the Chinese communist regime to account for the COVID-19 pandemic was pulled at the last moment by The New York Times in March 2020. The paper said the ad didn’t meet its standards, but the ad was pulled after it had already passed the paper’s
The United Nations secretary-general has warned of a looming “humanitarian catastrophe” in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal. In a statement issued Tuesday, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the international community to provide “flexible and comprehensive funding” to the country in its “darkest hour of need.” Guterres said he was “gravely concerned at at the deepening humanitarian and economic crisis in the country
The Taliban is gaining control over Kabul through threats and coercion, according to an Afghan citizen who has managed to flee his homeland before the terrorist group tracked down his address and paid a visit in search for him. Just days after fleeing Afghanistan with his son and his wife on Aug. 24, Fawad, a PhD scholar who worked for the government
The Pentagon has admitted that “hundreds” of Americans seeking evacuation have been left in Afghanistan, after the last U.S. military plane departed Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai International Airport a few hours before dawn. In announcing that the United States has officially ended its military presence in Afghanistan, hours before President Joe Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline, U.S.
China has had three grand strategies to counter the United States since 1989, culminating in the latest phase, beginning in 2016, of wanting to displace the United States, China expert Rush Doshi said during an Aug. 26 webinar to talk about his new book. Doshi wrote the book “The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Aug. 29 said Washington’s “attitude toward China” would decide how the two countries would work together on Afghanistan, during a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. Wang not only set the condition for bilateral cooperation, but also accused the United States of “fighting terrorism selectively,” according
The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism drone strike against a member of the ISIS-K terrorist group in Afghanistan early on Aug. 28 local time, according to U.S. Central Command. In a statement, CENTCOM spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said that the U.S. military forces “conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner.” “Initial indications are that we killed the
The U.S. State Department is urging U.S. citizens and others to leave the area of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport immediately, citing a specific, credible threat. “Due to a specific, credible threat, U.S. citizens near Kabul airport, including South gate, new Ministry of the Interior, and gate near Panjshir Petrol station, should leave the area immediately,” the department
The U.S. State Department has expressed concern for the 11 Chinese citizens detained for providing information relating to the pandemic to the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times. It also demanded that Beijing cease stifling truthful reporting in the country. “The United States calls on the PRC [People’s Republic of China] government to release journalists
There is a “very credible” threat of a “highly lethal” terror attack on the Kabul airport within hours, a UK minister has warned. Britain’s armed forces minister James Heappey said on Thursday that there is “very credible reporting” of an “imminent” and “severe” threat to the airport from the ISIS terrorist group. The U.S. Embassy in
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Tuesday that, at some point in the future, a strain of COVID-19 that is resistant to vaccines is likely to emerge. “Every time that the variant appears in the world, our scientists are getting their hands around it,” Bourla told Fox News in an interview. “They are researching to
A civil liberties group has registered a strong objection to the wisdom of the FDA’s approval on Aug. 23 of the two-shot regimen of the Pfizer vaccination for COVID-19, while seeking to protect people’s right to refuse the vaccine. The group points out that more than 3,000 individuals have died in the United States after getting the second Pfizer vaccination.
Vice President Kamala Harris called on Vietnam to support the United States’ efforts to confront China’s “bullying” in the South China Sea on Aug. 25, a day after she outlined the Biden administration’s foreign policy for the Indo–Pacific region in a speech in Singapore. Harris also announced a new COVID-19 vaccine donation to Vietnam, in
The Supreme Court on Aug. 24 ordered the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy, which requires people seeking asylum to wait in Mexico until their case is heard. The court wrote in an unsigned order (pdf) that the Biden administration failed to show it had not acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner
The Israeli military announced that it carried out strikes against four sites occupied by Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to arson balloons and the firing of machine guns at Israel by the Islamist terrorist group. “All summer, Hamas launched arson balloons from Gaza into Israel. In response to Hamas’ renewed attacks today, we struck a weapons manufacturing
Did China Pressure World Health Organization investigators to dismiss the possibility of a Wuhan lab leak in their initial report? Join Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke in the latest episode of “Truth Over News” for all the crucial details surrounding the efforts to investigate the origins of the pandemic, and the cover up that followed.
More protests erupted across France to demonstrate against the country’s COVID-19 vaccine passports over the weekend, with tens of thousands of people marching in Paris and other cities. The French Interior Ministry told Reuters that about 175,000 people demonstrated Saturday—the sixth straight one. Last weekend, about 215,000 people partook in the demonstrations, and a week before that, about 237,000