Leo Timm

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Independent Chinese Journalist Produces Documentary Showcasing Communist Repression in Xinjiang
A Chinese “citizen journalist” has released a 20-minute documentary he shot in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region, risking his safety to expose the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) repression of predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities, more than...
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How Taiwan’s Deployment of New F-16V Jets Shapes Up Against Communist Chinese Fighters
Taiwan has deployed an upgraded version of F-16V fighter jets as the island continues to boost its military forces to ward off the threat of a potential mainland Chinese invasion. On Nov. 18, 64 of...
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17 Years of a Movement That Is Changing China From Within
Commentary One of the most censored books in China today contains knowledge that can be mostly found on Wikipedia, which is also banned in China. Yet the book that the Chinese authorities fear so greatly...
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Does the CCP’s New ‘Historical Resolution’ Give Xi More Power? Not Really.
News analysis The adoption of a “historical resolution” by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership has been widely touted in the international media as a major political triumph for General Secretary Xi Jinping as he...
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China Could Possess 1,000 Nuclear Warheads by 2030: Pentagon
Though a nuclear power for decades, China has long been believed to possess a relatively modest arsenal. That will likely change, however, as the U.S. Department of Defense suspects that Beijing will expand its capabilities...
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Debt-Besieged Evergrande Wins Small Triumph With US$83-Million Bond Payment
With more than $300 billion in outstanding debt, the Chinese real estate giant is by no means out of the woods  Shenzhen-based Chinese real estate company Evergrande narrowly avoided a default on Oct. 21, making...
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Biden Says US Would Defend Taiwan, Contradicting Decades of ‘Strategic Ambiguity’
During a town hall event on Thursday, Oct. 21, U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters that Washington would come to Taiwan’s aid if the island were attacked by Communist China.  When Anderson Cooper of CNN...
Beijing Will Be Fully Capable of Invading Taiwan by 2025: ROC Defense Minister
Chiu Kuo-cheng, Taiwan’s defense minister, said on Wednesday, Oct. 6, that the communist regime in mainland China would be prepared for a full-scale invasion of the island by 2025.  The People’s Republic of China (PRC),...
The Chinese Army Blew Up a Bridge in India a Month Ago, and Got Away With It
Recent reports by Indian media reveal that on Aug. 30, more than 100 soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) intruded on a border region and destroyed a bridge before returning to Chinese territory. ...
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Fu Zhenghua, China’s Former Justice Minister and Head of Infamous ‘610 Office’, Is Purged
On Oct. 2, the Chinese Communist Party’s disciplinary committee announced an investigation into Fu Zhenghua, the official best known for his long career in the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). He had also served as...
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China Announces Plans to Limit Non-Necessary Abortions
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Sept. 27 announced new guidelines to fight the country’s demographic decline, including limits on “medically non-necessary artificial abortions.”  Following a 2016 relaxation of the...
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Newly Elected Head of Taiwan’s KMT Pledges to Mend Ties With Mainland China, Re-establish Presence in US
Winning 45 percent of the Kuomintang vote, Eric Chu defeated dark horse contender Chang Ya-chung, an open proponent of unifying Taiwan with the Chinese mainland Eric Chu Li-luan, the newly elected chairman of Taiwan’s largest...