Beijing and the Taliban Are Friends, Brags Global Times Editor

As the United States withdraws its remaining troops from Afghanistan, the Chinese communist regime is starting to make moves to expand its influence in the war-torn country. On July 6, U.S. Central Command announced that the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was more than 90 percent complete. The Taliban then began to attack and capture

US Should Ban China’s Digital Yuan: Investment Manager Kyle Bass

The communist regime in China is going to use its new state-controlled digital currency as a Trojan horse to project its authoritarianism all over the world, warned hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, and it could become a “cancer” plaguing the United States if it is not banned, he said. “Imagine a currency that almost has

21 Countries Demand China End Attack on Press Freedom in Hong Kong

The United States and 20 other countries issued a joint statement on July 10, expressing concern about the current and future outlook of press freedom in Hong Kong. The group of 21 governments—part of the “Media Freedom Coalition” that was established in 2019 to advocate for press freedom and the safety of journalists—pointed to the

Alan Dershowitz: Trump Lawsuit Against Twitter ‘Will Shake Things Up Considerably’

Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump’s class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Google, and Twitter are “very, very important” for the future of free speech in the United States, arguing that the Big Tech firms have special exemptions from the government and aren’t just any ordinary private companies. The former president, during

Looming Solar Panel Waste Tsunami Reveals Dark Side of Renewables: Expert

Environmental policy expert Michael Shellenberger told NTD’s “The Nation Speaks” that the economics of solar panel production, deployment, and recycling shows that the technology has a “toxic” and “dangerous” dimension while its advocacy is driven by ideological leanings, rather than sound science. “We’ve been in a sort of hypnotic trance,” Shellenberger said, referring to what he

Wikipedia Co-founder Warns: ‘Wikipedia Is More One-Sided Than Ever’

Larry Sanger, a co-founder of Wikipedia, warned that the online encyclopedia is “more one-sided than ever” in light of the website’s entries for Black Lives Matter, the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump’s two impeachments, and other contentious topics. Sanger, in particular, took issue with how some Wikipedia entries are sourced. “In short, and with few

Trump Promises to Restore Free Speech in America

Former President Donald Trump warned at his second “Save America” rally on Saturday night that Americans no longer have free speech, describing a powerful system “for media and online censorship” that only presents the Democratic Party’s view of politics, including that Trump is attacking democracy by discussing potential election fraud. “We have a truly sick election system,

Critical Race Theory Is the Racial Version of Marxism: Radio Host

A Philadelphia-based radio personality, Chris Stigall, told The Epoch Times that critical race theory (CRT) is not only showing up in our schools and military but also in other places—even in churches. He believes that CRT is the racial version of Marxism. Stigall hosts two different radio shows each day and produces a daily podcast

European Union’s Digital COVID-19 Certificate ‘Vaccine Passport’ System Goes Live

The European Union on Thursday launched its digital COVID-19 certificate system, a “vaccine passport” type credential meant to smooth border crossings between the EU’s 27 member states. Called the EU digital COVID certificate, the credential indicates if a traveller has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, has received a recent negative test result, or has immunity due to recent

UN Body Collaborating with CCP Agency Known for Human Rights Violations: Rights Group

A United Nations body set up to combat drugs and corruption is being questioned for having entered into an agreement with a Chinese extrajudicial agency known for its human rights violations. Madrid-based human rights group Safeguard Defenders announced on June 29 a new investigation into China’s secretive detention system known as “liuzhi,” as well as the

Facebook Can Be Sued for Sex Trafficking, Texas Supreme Court Rules

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that Facebook could be held liable if sex traffickers use the platform to prey on children, arguing the social media website isn’t a “lawless no-man’s-land.” The ruling was made following three Houston-area lawsuits involving teenage trafficking victims who alleged that they met their abusers through Facebook’s messaging service. Prosecutors also said that Facebook

Widow of John McAfee Says Antivirus Pioneer Wasn’t Suicidal

The widow of antivirus pioneer John McAfee said her husband, who died earlier this week in a Spanish jail, was not suicidal and said the U.S. federal government was responsible. McAfee, 75, died on June 23 hours after a Spanish court ruled that he could be extradited to the United States on tax evasion charges. Officials in

Beijing Steadily Expanding Global Influence at Expense of US: Report

U.S. policymakers should work with allies, particularly those in Southeast Asia, to counter Beijing’s growing geopolitical clout, according to a recent report. The 38-page report, titled “China-US Competition: Measuring Global influence,” compared quantifiable factors between the two countries across economic, political, and security dimensions. These factors included the amounts of goods traded and arms transferred,

Global Community Should Beware of Beijing Weaponizing Water Resources

Commentary Water is replacing oil as the strategic natural resource of the 21st century. China is fortunate that the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the Third Pole of the world and also called the “Water Tower of Asia,” is situated within its borders. However, the Chinese regime has ignored the United Nations’ international water laws and

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