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Leo Timm

Leo Timm covers China-related news, culture, and history. Follow him on Twitter at @kunlunpeaks
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Man Who Attacked Falun Gong in Flushing Arrested, Charged With Hate Crime
Several police officers in Flushing, Queens on Feb. 15 arrested 32-year-old Zheng Buqiu after he tore up several information stands manned by practitioners of Falun Gong, a Chinese spiritual practice that suffers severe persecution by...
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Oregon Education Official: Standardized Testing Is White Supremacy ‘Weaponized’ Against Students of Color
A work group of the Oregon Department of Education’s state board has called upon educators to accepted the “truth” that standardized testing “was framed and came from White supremacist or eugenicist sources.”Held on Monday, Feb....
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New Zealand PM Says Freedom Convoy ‘Imported’ From Abroad, Guilty of ‘Intimidation and Harassment’ After Police Deploy Violence on Protesters
After an upsurge in anti-pandemic mandate demonstrations in Wellington over the weekend, New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern suggested that the thousands of protesters were “imported” from overseas. Police in Wellington arrested 122 people last...
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China Orders Propaganda Campaign to Promote Fertility, Reduce Abortions as Birthrate Plummets
Months after the Chinese government announced plans for the restriction of non-medically necessary abortions, authorities have begun taking steps to discourage Chinese women from aborting their babies, even if they are unmarried or underage.  A...
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As TD Bank Prepares to Hand Frozen Donations to Ontario Court, Freedom Convoy Raises Over $1 Million in Crypto
Canada’s Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank on Friday, Feb. 11 told CTV News of its plans for an application to give up C$1.4 million in funds to an Ontario court.  That money includes about $1 million...
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Ukraine Reinforces Border as Russia, Belarus Start Massive 10-day Drill
Military forces of Russia and its ally Belarus began a 10-day series of exercises on Thursday, Feb. 10. Operating in Belarusian territory near the border of Ukraine, the troops are being overseen by Valery Gerasimov,...
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Gold Medalist Eileen Gu Says There’s No Internet Censorship in China Because ‘Anyone can download a VPN’
On Feb. 8, gold medalist Eileen Gu posted on Instagram to announce her win at the Beijing Winter Olympics. As social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are banned in China, many Chinese have questioned...
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US Urges Canada to Crack Down on Protest ‘Situation’ as Truckers Block Key Border Crossings
Biden administration cabinet officials have urged their Canadian counterparts to use “federal powers” to handle the Freedom Convoy protests obtaining at key U.S.-Canada border crossings.  Since mid-January, thousands of Canadian truckers and their supporters have...
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Worldwide Chemical Pollution Has Exceeded ‘Safe Operating Space’ for Human Life: Study
Production of harmful chemicals has crossed the threshold of “safe operating space” for the human organism, a study released last month concludes.  The report, Outside the Safe Operating Space of the Planetary Boundary for Novel...
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Chained Mother of 8 in Xuzhou Draws Attention to Widespread Abduction and Trafficking of Chinese Women
Shocking videos and reports of a woman — apparently kidnapped as a teen to a rural part of eastern China and repeatedly raped to the point of insanity — called domestic and international attention to the...
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Foreign Athletes at Beijing Olympics Not Getting the Food Needed to Compete Properly: Reports
Foreign athletes in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics have complained of bad conditions while quarantined under the Chinese authorities’ high-intensity COVID-19 measures — giving the elite sportists a glimpse of the treatment many Chinese...
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Ottawa Mayor Thanks GoFundMe for Seizing $8 Million in Donations Meant for Freedom Convoy Protestors
The mayor of Canada’s capital, Jim Watson, has publicly thanked crowdfunding site GoFundMe for withholding CAD$10 million donated in support of the Freedom Convoy demonstration currently in Ottawa.  “I want to sincerely thank the team...