Todd Crawford

State-Backed Chinese Media Quote Non-Existent Swiss Scientist to Draw Attention Away From COVID-19 Origins
A Swiss biologist, Wilson Edwards, has been widely quoted by China’s state-run media as criticizing the United States for politicizing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic; the problem...
Canadian Michael Spavor Sentenced to 11 Years in China for Espionage
Canadian citizen, Michael Spavor, after years of detention in one of China’s many “residential surveillance at a designated location” (RSDL) prisons was been sentenced on Wednesday, Aug. 11, by a court in Dandong city to 11...
Hong Kong’s Largest Union Halts Operations Following State-Backed Media Attacks
Hong Kong’s largest union, The Professional Teachers’ Union (PTU), founded in 1973, seized operations on Tuesday citing “huge pressure” following a series of hit pieces published by the Chinese Communist Party’s state-run media.  Today, the...
Already Facing Food Shortages, Thousands of North Koreans Forced to Evacuate Amid Heavy Rain and Flooding
Days of heavy rain have forced the evacuation of thousands of North Koreans and has resulted in the destruction of over one thousand homes while relentless rain flooded swaths of farmland in a country that...
Canandian, Robert Llyod Schellenberg Loses Appeal; Sentenced to Death in China For Drug Smuggling
Robert Llyod Schellenberg, a Canadian citizen who was convicted in 2018 of drug smuggling in China, has had his appeal denied by the Liaoning High People's Court resulting in his death sentence being upheld.  The...
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Typhoon Lupit Makes Landfall Twice in China, Skips Taiwan, Forces Evacuation of Over 300,000 in Japan
Typhoon Lupit, which was active in the Pacific region from August 2 to August 9, made landfall twice in China before forcing the evacuation of more than 300-thousand people in the prefectures of Hiroshima, Shimane...
Delta Variant Infections Surge in China Despite Mass Vaccination
China is battling its worst COVID-19 outbreak in months — fueled by the Delta variant — which has forced authorities in several regions to lock down cities, suspend key transportation routes, cancel flights and order...
Damaged cars rest on debris after heavy rains hit the city of Zhengzhou causing floods in China's central Henan province on July 21, 2021.
Historic Floods In Henan Province Unearth Persistent Problem of Poor Infrastructure in China
The recent catastrophic flooding throughout Henan province has highlighted China’s persistent problem of poorly constructed infrastructure, which many believe contributed significantly to the death and destruction wrought by the flooding. Official tallies, which are widely...
CHENGDU, CHINA - JUNE 18: A jewelry vendor is seen on West Yulin Road on June 18, 2020 in central Chengdu, China. Street vendors in the tourism city Chengdu are mentioned by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during COVID-19 as an example of economic recovery.
Decrease In Consumer Spending Threatens China’s Economy
Weak domestic consumption — largely attributed to the impact of the COVID-19 virus — is having devastating consequences for scores of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in China. It’s impacting the livelihoods of many Chinese...
Pentagon Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Incidents ‘Days in Advance’
The U.S. military is testing cutting edge artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that the Pentagon says will allow American forces to predict major events prior to them happening. At a press conference, on July 28, General...
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As Death Toll in Henan Floods Climbs, Conflicting Reporting and Journalist Intimidation Run Rampant
The reported death toll from last week's flooding in China’s Zhengzhou city has risen to 302 with an additional 50 people still missing after historic, record-breaking rainfalls battered the Henan Province region for days affecting...
Appearing Desperate, the CCP Attempts to Manufacture a Baby Boom With Sweeping New Policies
After scrapping their decades-old one-child policy in 2016 and implementing a three-child policy in May of 2021, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has now enacted a broad series of incentives in an attempt to manufacture...