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Taliban Praises the Role of Beijing in Afghanistan

A Taliban spokesperson has praised Beijing for its role in Afghan politics during an interview with Chinese state media. The Chinese regime can play “an important role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan,” Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban spokesman in Qatar, told Chinese state-run CGTN in English on Thursday. “And also in peace reconciliation, their role was very constructive.” “[Beijing] has appointed a special

US Has ‘Moral Obligation’ to Evacuate Its Allies From Kabul: Former Afghan Interpreter

The United States has a “moral obligation” to ensure the evacuation of Afghan allied personnel, including interpreters, from Kabul, says former Afghan interpreter Ahmadullah Sediqi, as President Joe Biden’s self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline to leave Afghanistan looms. Canada-based Sediqi, who served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan for four years, came to the

Harris Pledges US Leadership on Asia Trip, Countering China on Indo-Pacific

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific on Aug. 23, as Beijing continued its propaganda attack against the United States following the tumultuous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Harris made the remarks in a joint press conference with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong following their meeting. She arrived in Singapore

Beijing Continues to Capitalize on US Withdrawal From Afghanistan for Propaganda Campaign

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan was “a laughingstock,” during a daily press conference on Aug. 19, as part of Beijing’s propaganda campaign to leverage the crisis to attack the United States. Islamist terrorist group Taliban swept across Afghanistan and took over the capital Kabul as the U.S. troops withdrew from where the forces had been

It’s Time to Purge the ‘Experts’

Commentary The United States’ military mission in Afghanistan has collapsed in chaos and ignominy. The catastrophe has many parents. But surely “the experts” upon which our leader relied bear much blame. They were the ones who often failed to comprehend the power of religious belief and the role pride in Islam played in the Taliban’s unyielding commitment to

Afghanistan and Taiwan

Commentary In the wake of the collapse of the government of Afghanistan and the evacuation of Americans and their Afghan staff members and supporters, a big question is what implications this may have for Taiwan and other American allies in the Indo-Pacific region. The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) international mouthpiece, Global Times, has been quick to warn Taiwan and other

Chinese State Media Welcomes Taliban’s Rise in Afghanistan, Exults in US ‘Defeat’

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan gave the Chinese regime a golden opportunity to attack the United States and attempt to widen its own influence. And it wasted no time to seize it. State-run newspapers, broadcasters, and Chinese diplomats have launched a propaganda offensive not dissimilar to the regime’s ongoing efforts to deflect blame around the origins

China Versus the US: A Proxy Battle in the Indo-Pacific

Commentary Proxy warfare is best described as a game of geopolitical chess. The game is evolving in nature, according to Candace Rondeaux, researcher at the Center on the Future of War, and David Sterman, senior policy analyst at New America. They define modern proxy warfare “as sponsorship of conventional or irregular forces that lie outside the constitutional

Biden Remains Silent as Taliban Swarms Kabul

President Joe Biden hasn’t spoken with the media about the Taliban overthrowing the government in Afghanistan since his last statement on Saturday, one day before the terrorist group swarmed Kabul. “[W]e have conveyed to the Taliban representatives in Doha, via our Combatant Commander, that any action on their part on the ground in Afghanistan, that puts U.S.

Taliban Seizes Presidential Palace, to Soon Declare Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The Taliban has entered the presidential palace in the capital city Kabul and is now in control of the entire country, according to a highly placed source. The group is soon expected to declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. A source familiar with the situation confirmed the high-ranking source’s report of the seizure of the

Fauci Downplays New COVID-19 Vaccine Study

White House COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci on Aug. 15 downplayed a recent study from a prominent medical research center that deemed the Pfizer vaccine less effective than the Moderna vaccine. The Mayo Clinic and Cambridge-based biotech company nference, found in the study that both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines’ effectiveness dropped in the month of July. The

Project Veritas Prepares to Depose New York Times After NY Supreme Court Ruling

Journalism nonprofit Project Veritas can depose New York Times employees in what could become a landmark case for defamation, a New York Supreme Court judge ruled this week. New York Supreme Court Justice Charles Wood on March 20 ruled against the paper’s request to dismiss a lawsuit from Project Veritas over stories that the watchdog

Chinese Regime Seeks Advantage in US Departure of Afghanistan

News Analysis Beijing is taking full advantage of the U.S. and NATO forces’ imminent departure from Afghanistan. President Biden announced in early July that U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan by Aug. 31, a deadline moved up from Sept. 11. Meanwhile, the Taliban is rapidly increasing its advances in Afghanistan as the American drawdown nears. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced on Aug.

Philadelphia Rally Exposes Communism’s Atrocities and Calls for CCP’s Disintegration

Dozens of people rallied in Philadelphia’s Chinatown on Aug. 8, with a theme to expose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s atrocities and raise awareness of the dangers of socialism and communism. The gathering was in support of the 380 million Chinese people who have relinquished membership with the CCP and its affiliated organizations over the past

China Draws International Condemnation Over Hefty Sentence Against Canadian Michael Spavor

The United States and the international community issued a slew of statements in a growing chorus of condemnation over China’s hefty sentencing of Canadian businessman Michael Spavor. Spavor’s sentence of 11 years in prison dealt by a Chinese court on Wednesday was immediately condemned by Canada, as well as by representatives from the United States and 24

Chinese Military Build-Up Aimed at Ousting US Forces From West Pacific: Think Tank

The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) expansion in the western Pacific is aimed at ousting the United States armed forces from the region in the long term so that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can easily assert control and influence over neighbouring regions. The Sydney-based think tank, the Lowy Institute, has released a paper examining the build-up of

Blinken Levels Criticism at China Over South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday said that bullying is threatening rules-based maritime order in the South China Sea, in a thinly veiled criticism of the Chinese regime. “In the South China Sea, we have seen dangerous encounters between vessels at sea and provocative actions to advance unlawful maritime claims,” Blinken said. “The

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