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Leo Timm

Leo Timm covers China-related news, culture, and history. Follow him on Twitter at @kunlunpeaks
Satellite Photos Show China Expanding Spy Bases in Cuba
Almost a year after revelations that Communist China has been running intelligence facilities in Cuba, satellite footage examined by a Washington, D.C.-based think tank suggests that Beijing is ramping up its capability to eavesdrop on...
9 Years Following Infamous ‘709’ Crackdown, China’s Human Rights Lawyers Hold Out Hope
Nearly one decade after a nationwide sweep that ensnared dozens of prominent human rights lawyers and activists across China, the key figures in the events have been released, but remain under constant surveillance and harassment,...
Top Chinese Generals Expelled From Communist Party in Sign of Greater Purges
In a meeting chaired by Xi Jinping on June 27, the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced the schedule for a long-awaited leadership conference, as well as the expulsion of two former defense...
America ‘On Schedule’ for 2026 Moon Landing, NASA Head Says Following Chinese Chang’e-6 Mission
The Chinese moon program completed a groundbreaking mission on Tuesday (June 26), with its Chang’e-6 robotic probe bringing back humanity’s first samples of moon rocks from the far side of the lunar surface.  Named for...
Vladimir Putin Visits North Korea in Boost for Growing Alliance
In what observers say could be a major strategic shift, Russia and North Korea have entered into a “comprehensive strategic partnership” as Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the isolated East Asian country on June 18...
How Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong Handled a Treasured Edition of Ancient China’s ‘Twenty-Four Histories’
The two most important historical figures of 20th-century China are undoubtedly Chiang Kai-shek — who led the Republic of China during its war of resistance against Imperial Japan — and Mao Zedong, the communist revolutionary...
‘T-AI-WAN’: Nvidia’s Jensen Huang Talks Up Taiwan’s Artificial Intelligence Potential
Recent remarks made by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during his trip to Taiwan have boosted the island's investor confidence, with the local stock market rising by over 300 points earlier in June after Huang declared...
Chinese Products Flood Global Markets
The Chinese economy has been floundering over the last few years, especially since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic and the three years of strict “zero-COVID” lockdowns imposed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)....
Contentious Taiwan Legislative Yuan Reforms Spark 100,000-strong Protests
On May 24 and May 28, protests of 30,000 and then 100,000 people gathered around Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan to demonstrate against controversial parliamentary reforms that many fear could help tip the island’s democratic system in...
Quality, Safety Concerns of Chinese-made EVs Come to the Fore
At the “Lianghui” government conferences of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) held this March 4–11, the communist regime emphasized “rejuvenating” the Chinese economy through technological innovation — specifically, investment in “new quality productive forces.” ...
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High Inflation, Living Costs Continue to Impact Americans Despite Better Economic Figures
As the 2024 U.S. presidential election draws closer, America’s economic performance since 2021 amidst rising living costs is looming large in public discourse as the Biden administration readies itself to a rematch with former President...
Japan Moves to Untether Popular Line App From Korean Shareholder After Data Breaches
An “administrative guidance” by the Japanese government against the firm that runs the Line app — the messaging and social media platform used ubiquitously across Japan and much of East Asia — has caused controversy...