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Leo Timm

Leo Timm covers China-related news, culture, and history. Follow him on Twitter at @kunlunpeaks
2023 Sees Massive Reversal in Americans’ Acceptance of Same-Sex Relationships
The percentage of Americans who accept same-sex relations has fallen to pre-COVID levels, according to a new survey conducted in May by polling company Gallup. While 71 percent of Americans said they found gay relationships...
Pregnant Woman Shot Dead in Seattle While Stopped at Traffic Light
A Korean-American couple in Seattle were shot at multiple times while stopped at a traffic light on June 13 (Tuesday), resulting in the death of Eina Kwon, 34, and her unborn child, who was delivered...
Trump Pleads Not Guilty in Miami Court
Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, arrived at a federal courthouse in Miami, Florida for his arraignment in the afternoon of June 13, where he has plead not guilty to felony charges. Showing...
South Korean President Hits Back at ‘Wolf Warrior’ Rhetoric From China’s Ambassador Xing Haiming
Republic of Korea (ROK) President Yoon Suk-yeol and other political figures have issued biting criticism of Communist China's ambassador to their country, Xing Haiming, who lectured South Korea on "decoupling" from Beijing and making "the...
Biden Admin Flip-Flops on Chinese Spy Base in Cuba
The Biden administration has denied, then confirmed media reports that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) built and is operating a spy base on the island nation of Cuba. On Thursday, June 8, The Wall Street...
China’s Imports and Exports Shrink as Domestic Demand Falls, According to May Data
Statistics for the month of May show that both China's international trade and domestic consumption continued to drop, bringing the world's second-largest economy closer to deflation and its attendant risks. According to the People's Republic...
Ukrainian Attacks Stall Against Russian Defenses Along Southern Frontline
Update (June 11): The Ukrainian forces appear to be pressing their attacks, taking small amounts of territory or at least contesting Russian control over it. A week of attacks along the frontline by Ukrainian mechanized...
Estonian PM Says No NATO Troops Going to Ukraine After Comments by Alliance’s Ex-Chief
Kaja Kallas, the prime minister of Estonia, said on June 9 (Friday) that no NATO country would directly intervene in the war between Russia and Ukraine, according to Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR), the country's public...
US Senate Committee Approves ‘Taiwan Protection and National Resilience Act’
A new act passed Thursday (May 8) by the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate requires the Department of Defense and other departments to formulate plans to facilitate American support for Taiwan in case...
Japan Passes Bill Allowing Failed Asylum Seekers to Be Deported
Refugees in Japan who have their asylum applications rejected three times can be deported from the country, according to a bill that was signed into law after a vote by the parliament's lower house on...
Everyday Corruption: Chinese Student Discovers Rat Head in Meal, School and Authorities Insist It Is Duck Meat
Comment In an incident demonstrating the "authoritarian advantage" of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a student attending a vocational school has been informed that the rodent's head he discovered in his meal was, in fact,...
US Criticizes Aggressive Chinese Military Air-Sea Maneuvers
The U.S. Department of Defense has condemned the Chinese military for engaging in aggressive maneuvers following a series a recent incidents in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait, further exacerbating concerns over potential miscalculations...