Leo Timm

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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...
Biden: US Doesn’t Want a ‘New Cold War’ With China
Washington will not let relations with China slide to the point of a cold war, the White House said about a week after U.S. President Joe Biden told his counterpart Xi Jinping that the two...
Chinese tech firms like TikTok, Huawei, and Tencent have increased their lobbying budgets.
Douyin, Chinese Version of TikTok, Limits Kids to 40 Minutes a Day
Minors in China are now only allowed to use Douyin — the original, mainland Chinese version of video site TikTok — between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. for 40 minutes a day,...
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‘Sea Fortress’: Taiwan to Boost Military Spending by $8.7 Billion to Defend Against Communist China
The Republic of China (ROC) military will add 240 billion Taiwan dollars (US$8.7 billion) to its defense spending over the next five years to protect the island of Taiwan against the communist regime on mainland...
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US to Help Australia Build Nuclear Submarines; New Zealand Not Included in Defense Pact
The Australian government on Sept. 16 announced its cancellation of a 2016 contract with France to build a fleet of submarines, as the project is to be taken up using American nuclear technology instead. The...
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Li Zuocheng (L) and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley (C) review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Bayi Building in Beijing on August 16, 2016.
America’s Top General Mark Milley Reportedly Made Secret Contact With the Chinese Military
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff allegedly broke Trump’s chain of command twice to assure Beijing that the U.S. was not planning an attack The highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military, Mark A. Milley,...
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China Allies With Taliban After US Withdrawal From Afghanistan
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has moved rapidly to befriend the Taliban regime as the extremist group celebrates its conquest of Afghanistan following the final withdrawal of American troops on Aug. 31.  And the...