Ryan Wu

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Veteran Chinese Actress Protests Electricity Price Hike, Gets Official Warning
Ma Ling, a Chinese actress known for her nearly four-decade career, received an official warning after posting information online about her exorbitant power bill.  The actress, who lives in Beijing, had found an extreme increase...
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Pair of Natural Gas Explosions Rock Northeast China, Destroying Buildings, Roads
A pair of natural gas explosions rocked two urban centers in Northeast China just days apart. The carnage levelled buildings, killing at least 7 and injuring at least 54. The most recent explosion occurred at...
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China-Linked Hacking Group, LightBasin, Attacking Telecommunications Networks Globally
On Oct. 19, CrowdStrike, an independent cybersecurity provider, published a blog post detailing the activities of a hacking group named “Lightbasin” — also known as UNC1945 — that has been active since 2016 and is...
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Congress Holds New Hearing on Human Rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang; Lawmakers Seek Speedy Action
"Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to combat human rights abuses in the city, rejecting any suggestion that such a move would be inappropriate U.S. involvement...
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Russia and China Escalate Maritime Military Exercises
On Oct. 15, Russia and China participated in joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan where they practiced how to operate together and how to destroy floating enemy mines with artillery fire, according to...
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‘Data Void’: How Chinese State Media Uses Fort Detrick to Spread COVID-19 Disinformation Online
According to a new investigative report, Chinese government officials and state media are exploiting loopholes in major search engines such as Google, YouTube, and Bing to push pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conspiracy theories about the...
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Foreign Media Reporters Attacked for Reporting on Communist China’s Fraudulent Poverty Eradication
The environment for foreign media in communist China is getting worse. Officials in Bijie, Guizhou, China, say a local official was honored and rewarded by his superiors for reporting negative news about foreign media entering...
Reports have surfaced showing evidence of corruption among Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and gang leaders.
How a Deputy Police Chief in China Teamed Up With Local Gangs
Four years ago, a local Communist Party deputy director of public security, Shu Wei, reportedly conspired with a gang leader, Xin Longhua. The case has recently resurfaced in the news again. Chinese media disclosed the...
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Chinese Communist Party Admits 15 Dead in Shanxi Floods, Remains Silent About Reservoir Flooding
On Oct. 12, a week after severe flooding in Shanxi province, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities finally announced that 15 people had died, more than 1.75 million people had been affected, and more than 120,000...
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National Republican Coalition Passes Resolution Against Forced Organ Harvesting
The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA), a political organization dedicated to promoting conservative principles and candidates in the Republican Party, passed a resolution calling for an end to the Chinese Communist Party's religious persecution...
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New Japanese PM Kishida Has First Call With China’s Xi
On Oct. 8, Japan’s newly elected prime minister Fumio Kishida spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. During the call, the two leaders agreed to strengthen ties between Japan and the People’s Republic, with Kishida...
China’s Pivot From a One Child Policy Forces Fertility by Means Fair or Foul
On September 27, China's State Council issued the Outline for the Development of Chinese Women (2021-2030), which mentions the need to “reduce the number of non-medically necessary abortions.”  The number of abortions in China has...