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Millions Affected by Seasonal Floods in China as Nation Faces Water Insecurity
Floods in China’s south have displaced more than 2.6 million people and wrought hundreds of millions in damages, state-run media report. The disaster follows weeks of heavy rain since late spring.  More than 1 million...
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China Says Crypto Crackdown an Effort to Curb Money Laundering
Authorities in mainland China have arrested over 1,100 people involved in laundering illegal funds using cryptocurrencies according to the Chinese Ministry of Public Security. The arrests included 170 criminal groups that used crypto exchanges to...
The USS Ronald Reagan at sea. The Regan will withdraw from the Asia-Pac region to help with the Afghan troop withdrawal mission promised by the Biden administration.
US Navy Withdraws Only Carrier in Asia-Pacific to Help With Afghan Troop Withdrawal
The Navy has deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan from its home port in Japan, to help with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan this summer. The move will leave the Asia Pacific region...
An array of dishes served at the table of a restaurant in China.
China’s New Law Against Food Waste
A food waste regulation, first proposed by China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) in December, was passed into law at the end of April. The new law will fine food caterers for excessive food wastage and...
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China’s Overseas Laborers Suffer Frequent Abuse Working on Belt-and-Road Projects
Human trafficking in an age where building large infrastructure projects demands the use of many laborers that are often low-wage, unskilled workers looking to seek the promise of a better life through jobs far away...
In the latest move to crush democracy in Hong Kong, officials in the region loyal to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have hinted at targeting the media under the guise of combating “fake news” as part of effort to silence dissent against the City’s CCP-betrothed, pro-establishment government.
Hong Kong’s Pro-Communist Establishment Targets Independent Media, Lawyers
In the latest move to suppress Hong Kong's legal freedoms, officials in the region loyal to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have hinted at targeting the media under the guise of combating “fake news” as...
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) unofficial ban on Australian coal has turned into a boon for U.S. industry.
US Sees Boost to Chinese Coal Exports After Australia Ban
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) unofficial ban on Australian coal has turned into a boon for U.S. industry. However, Chinese citizens have often been left holding the bag as energy shortages have hit the world’s...
A general view shows the front entrance of the Schwarzman college at the Tsinghua university in Beijing on September 10, 2016. The Chinese Communist Party’s intellectual property theft and asymmetric foreign policy has led to vexing losses for the free world.
Communist China’s Plagiarism and Asymmetric Foreign Policy
At a recent lecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, marketing expert and visiting professor, Zang Qichao, boasted about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) strategy of modeling business practices and operations after stolen intellectual property (IP)...
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Political Shifts Cause Increased Migration From Hong Kong to Canada
The number of Hong Kong residents moving to Canada has increased recently amid the changes in the political climate affecting the Chinese administrative region. The erosion of democracy in Hong Kong has prompted Canada to...
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Minimizing US Reliance on China for Pharmaceuticals
An over-reliance on China to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished medical products has left the United States vulnerable to trade weaponization as a means of economic punishment, and a possible supply chain bottleneck,...
Members of Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) attend a silent protest outside of the Chinese Consulate on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Chinese Communist Party heavily targets the spiritual practice, which it has persecuted severely since July 20, 1999, in its efforts to pressure and silence overseas dissidents.
Freedom House: Communist China Targets Dissidents Worldwide
A Washington, D.C. think tank recently published a study on the extensive efforts China’s communist dictatorship utilizes to pressure and suppress dissidents and activists residing in countries across the world. Freedom House released a February...
Using trade as a weapon is not a new tool for countries to inflict on another for purposes of economic harm.
Trade Weaponization and China
Using trade as a weapon is not a new tactic for countries wishing to cause economic losses to their opponents. Furthermore, the practice has become increasingly apparent today, as we have seen with the rise...