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Neglected Lion Looks Like a King 3 Years After Rescue

While everyone wishes for life to be fair, countless people are born into poverty and miserable circumstances. Charles Dickens’ timeless classics often feature pitiable...

Facebook VP Concedes ‘Fact Checkers’ Have Own Agenda

According to minutes of a meeting between Facebook VP Nick Clegg and a European Commission executive, the Facebook executive acknowledged that the monolith’s censors and "fact checkers," may be biased and chasing their own political agendas.  Reports by The Daily...

Stuck in a Rut? 12 Ways to Turn Your Luck Around

Why do some people seem to have all the luck, while others just can’t ever get ahead? When misfortunes pile up one after another, it’s hard to see a path out of it. What everyone needs to know is...

‘Digital Pandemic’ Preparation: Supply Chain Attack Simulation To Be Conducted Between World Economic Forum and Russian State-Owned Bank

An upcoming cyberattack defense simulation being hosted by the globalist and Chinese Communist Party-aligned World Economic Forum (WEF) in connection with Russia’s government-controlled Sberbank and its subsidiary BI.ZONE, a cybersecurity firm, has some speculating the event may be a...

US Media Accepting Millions to Publish China’s Propaganda, Justice Department Warns

Multiple American agencies have accepted millions of dollars from China Daily, a Chinese state-run news agency, to publish Beijing's propaganda. The information, revealed in a recent disclosure filed with the Department of Justice (DoJ), lends context to Chinese Communist...

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Prominent Chinese Nuclear Scientist Found Dead After Fall From Building, Authorities Rule Out Homicide

On Thursday, June 17, prominent Chinese nuclear scientist and vice-president of Harbin Engineering University, Zhang Zhijian, was found dead after what appears to be...
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Taiwan Reports ‘Largest Incursion’ by Mainland China Air Force

On June 15, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army air force sent combat aircraft into the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the southwestern airspace...

Apple Daily Raided by Hong Kong Police; Several Arrested Under ‘National Security Law’

An estimated 400 police officers raided the Hong Kong offices of independent news outlet Apple Daily on Thursday, June 17, arresting several executives including...
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‘Imminent Radiological Threat’ Reported at Taishan Nuclear Reactor, but Risk Minimal

What was reported as an “imminent radiological threat” by Framatome, the company that designed and helps operate China’s Taishan nuclear power plant, was deemed...
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Democracy NYC Launches ‘Countdown To Vote’

On June 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m, Democracy NYC, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and the New York City Civic...

China

China’s New COVID-19 Outbreak Risks Worsening Shipping Crisis

In May, the Chinese province of Guangdong saw a sudden outbreak of a new wave of COVID-19 infections which forced authorities to shut down businesses and districts to try and contain the virus. The outbreak disrupted port services and delayed deliveries, driving up costs and worsening the international shipping crisis. The global supply chain has already been hit by two crises. The first was triggered by the economic recovery in various parts of the world...

Stories From the Students’ Rules (4): Humility Before Elders

The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for children that teaches morals and proper etiquette. It was written by Li Yuxiu in the Qing Dynasty, during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi (1661-1722). In this series, we present some ancient Chinese stories that exemplify the valuable lessons from the Di Zi Gui. The second chapter of the Di Zi Gui instructs readers to...

Two Executives of Apple Daily Charged; Hongkongers Come Out in Droves to Snatch Up Copies of the Paper

Two executives of the embattled Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily were charged on Friday, June 18, after hundreds of police officers raided their headquarters and apprehended them in what has been largely panned as a “blatant attack” on the editorial team and press freedoms in Hong Kong. The executives, Next Digital CEO, Cheung Kim-hung and Apple Daily’s Editor-in-Chief, Ryan Law, were charged with colluding with foreign forces to endanger national security.  The two executives are anticipated...

Benefits of Sitting and Meditation in the Lotus Position

The lotus position is a preferred method of sitting in meditation. Though physically daunting for some, it can be done by almost anyone with perseverance. Apart from deepening one’s meditative trance, the full lotus position with both legs crossed atop each other can bring amazing health benefits, according to the principles taught in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  It is said that illness occurs when one’s meridians are blocked, which inhibits the proper flow of qi...

How China Infiltrated Italy’s Media Outlets to Influence Public Opinion

In September 2013, Chinese leader Xi Jinping highlighted the importance of spreading propaganda overseas and presenting a positive perspective on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to the international community. China’s influence has steadily been increasing throughout the world, such as in Italy, where CCP narratives frequently appear in news publications. In 2019, Italy became the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The partnership was celebrated by premiering “Xi Jinping’s Classical...

Apple’s Suppliers Use Forced Labor Uyghurs While Refusing to Hire Minorities, Report

A report found that at least 82 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, have utilized Uyghurs Muslims at their production facilities in China. These minority peoples were restricted in their personal freedom and sent to forced labor in factories across the mainland. The expose also found that these companies were working with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to violate human rights while discriminating against ethnic minorities in their hiring practices. The...

Witness Statements, First-Person Accounts Detail Atrocities Committed in Xinjiang Against Uyghurs

From June 4 to June 7, a four-day independent people’s tribunal was held in London, England. Testimonies were heard describing forced abortion, torture, sexual violence, and other atrocities committed against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in “re-education” camps run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China. Presided over by prominent human rights lawyer Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and eight others, the tribunal featured testimonies from 24 witnesses and hundreds...

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HEALTH

CDC Reports Hundreds of Heart Inflammation Cases Among Young COVID-19 Vaccinated People

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed that it has received hundreds of reports of heart inflammation in young people...

British Professor Wants People to Wear Face Masks ‘Forever’

Susan Michie, a professor at University College London and a member of the Communist Party of Britain, stated that she believes face masks should...

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CHINESE CULTURE

Traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)is a traditional Chinese holiday that dates back almost 2,000 years. According to folklore, the...
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Stories From the Students’ Rules (3): Duty as a Sibling

The “Standards for Being a Good Student and Child” (Di Zi Gui, 弟子規) is a traditional Chinese textbook for...
Confucius taught his disciple Zi Gong many life principles that led the talented student to become an exceptional businessman.

Confucius’s Business Wisdom

Zi Gong, born in 520 BC, a native of the state of Wei, was one of Confucius’s ten most...
The great Chinese thinker Confucius founded the moral philosophy and political science of Confucianism 2500 years ago.

How Confucius Customized Instruction to Each Student

Often considered China’s “paragon of sages,” Confucius spent his life passing on traditional culture. He valued Bildung, and throughout...

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SCIENCE

The Quantum Internet Is Emerging; What Is It and What Can We Expect?

In July 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and then Under Secretary for Science, Paul Dabbar, announced America’s Blueprint for the Quantum Internet detailing how the US is tackling this emerging technology that promises to redefine how the world communicates and handles data.  Since...

Former Huawei Director and Cybersecurity Expert on Trial in Poland for CCP Espionage

Two men accused of spying on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have been put on trial in Poland. The men were arrested back in January 2019 for seeking business deals for Huawei...

Growing ‘Lying Flat’ Movement Threatens to Derail China’s Ambitions

A growing sentiment in mainland China known as “lying flat” is threatening Beijing’s political and economic ambitions, adding further tension to an already volatile socioeconomic situation. “Lying down” or “lying flat” is a form of...

Dogs’ Emotions Can Be Read in Their Eyes

“Puppy eyes” is a common expression referring to the look dogs give when they beg for one more dog treat or one more round of catch. Similar to humans, facial expressions in dogs (especially...

Indian Court Demands Twitter Compliance, Government Fallout With Company Over Free Speech

The Delhi High Court has given Twitter three weeks to put on record that it has appointed a Resident Grievance Officer in India. Twitter’s refusal to observe Indian regulations has stoked controversy in recent...

5 Natural Formulas to Save You From Mosquito Bites

Summer is the season of fun, flowers, sunny days, and long warm evenings. While enjoying glorious beach walks and sunsets with friends and loved ones, the refulgence of summer naturally enhances one’s mood. But...

China Sees COVID-19 Surge in Guangdong Province, Orders Mass Testing, Travel Restrictions, Cancels Flights

The Chinese authorities on Sunday May 31 implemented mass nucleic acid testing and an array of travel and community restrictions following a surge of COVID-19 infections that have hit the southern city of Guangzhou,...

India’s New Social Media Law, Backlash from Twitter and WhatsApp

On May 25, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 took effect in India, which was legislation aimed at altering liability laws for intermediaries such as social media companies. Speculation...

US Formally Lifts Securities Ban on China’s Xiaomi, Reversing Trump Era Action

A U.S. court has removed the Communist Chinese military company (CCMC) designation from China’s Xiaomi Corp., a designation former President Donald Trump labelled the company with just prior to exiting the White House in...

21 Ultra-Distance Athletes Dead in China After ‘Unexpected’ Storm

Twenty-one athletes passed away in northwestern China during an ultra-distance race in extreme weather conditions. Icy rain, hail, and gale-force winds struck the competition, state media reported Sunday, May 23. Rescuers carried out a night...

Public Documents Suggest ‘Fishing’ Vessels Actually Serve Beijing’s South China Sea Militia: RFA

Recently unearthed bidding documents, corporate records and other official data strongly suggest that many Chinese “fishing vessels” in fact contribute to, or are part of China’s maritime militia, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.   RFA analyzed...

We Believe in ‘Law of the Sea’: Boris Johnson Ahead of Show of South China Sea Naval Force

British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail for a seven-month-long voyage to Asia. During a recent visit to Portsmouth Naval Base in the southern English coast, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said...

IDF Drops Gaza Hamas Base Housing International Press Used as ‘Human Shields’

An airstrike by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) toppled a building in Gaza housing the offices of international media outlets such as Al Jazeera and AP. The IDF revealed Hamas shared this building with...