Leo Timm

Hong Kong Falun Gong
Falun Gong Under Renewed Pressure in Hong Kong as Establishment Lawmakers Call for Ban
New security chief declines to comment on legality of spiritual group persecuted in mainland China, but says investigation underway News analysis Falun Gong, the spiritual practice banned and persecuted in mainland China since 1999, is...
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US Closing Last Afghanistan Base as Biden Continues Withdrawal
The U.S. military is on track to end its almost two-decade-long engagement in Afghanistan by Sept. 11, with Bagram air base, a major installation near Kabul and the last operated by American troops, being handed...
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Infamous Article 23 May See Comeback as Communist Party’s Grip on Hong Kong Tightens
A long-dormant piece of legislation in Hong Kong’s Basic Law may be brought into action as the mainland Chinese regime tightens its political grip over the bustling port and financial hub.  Multiple Hong Kong officials,...
The Story Behind the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’
Many Americans are familiar with the first few lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — “O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light/What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming” — and...
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Portland’s Record-breaking Heat Accompanies Severe Nationwide Droughts
Scores dead in the Rose City as demand for water and cooling ramps up across US As of press time, more than 60 people have died in the heatwave that broke Portland’s all-time record over...
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Decommissioned Chinese Destroyer Becomes Museum as Beijing Modernizes Fleet
The Zhuhai, a Type 051 class destroyer of the Chinese navy, has completed a 10-month journey up the Yangtze River, coming to dock in the southwestern megacity of Chongqing.  Decommissioned last year, the Zhuhai was...
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Parents Decry ‘Indoctrination’ in Loudoun County Schools, Two Arrested at Board Meeting
The school board of northern Virginia’s Loudoun County shut down a June 22 public discussion of transgender policy after scores of attendees railed against progressive “indoctrination” in the local curriculum and demanded the resignation of...
Qu Yuan, the Tragic Patriot Behind the Dragon Boat Festival
Every year, on the fifth day on the fifth lunar month in the traditional Chinese calendar, people celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, called Duan Wu (端午節). Falling on June 14 in the Western calendar this...
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The Truth and Lessons of Tiananmen
In 1989, Communist China massacred thousands of its own people in the center of Beijing. The effects of that massacre last to this day More than three decades ago, there was a brief moment when...
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China’s Best WW2 General: Sun Liren
In World War II, Chinese forces were usually outmatched by their Japanese adversary in every way. But sometimes, leadership could make all the difference. By early 1942, the Japanese military occupied much of China, nearly...
A Falun Gong practitioner meditates as Hong Kong citizens walk past during a flash mob march to show solidarity with the 47 pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who were charged with subversion against the Chinese Communist Party-controlled city government after organizing and taking part in a primary election, in Santa Monica, California on March 7, 2021
Attacks on Independent Media in Hong Kong Showcase Factional Struggle Among China’s Top Leaders
Hong Kong has long been a safe haven for practitioners of Falun Gong, the spiritual practice that has endured more than 20 years of all-out persecution by the communist regime in mainland China.  While in...
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Reflections by a Chinese Warlord on His Role in the Rise of Communism
Events in China’s modern history are often fraught with controversy and lack of clarity, especially since many details have been obscured by the communist regime’s censorship and doctored historical narrative of how the Party “liberated”...