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Seaman Xi Chan stands lookout on the flight deck as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) transits the Taiwan Strait during routine underway operations on April 23, 2020. Barry is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Beijing Outraged Over U.S. and Canadian Warships Sailing Through Taiwan Strait
Warships from the U.S. and Canadian navies traversed the Taiwan Strait together last week. With heightened tensions between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Republic of China (ROC), centered in Taiwan, the passage of...
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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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Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of China’s First Emperor
Did you know that in 537 B.C., Duke Jing, the ruler of ancient China’s Qin state, upon his death was buried with virtually his entire imperial court? Yes, burial of 186 real-life humans under the...
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Offshore Investors in Trouble as Evergrande Favoring Domestic Obligations
With liabilities of more than $300 billion, China’s Evergrande Group is the one of most indebted property developers in the world. Having failed to make payments on some of its debts, Evergrande is making offshore...
The Quran app had a million users in China before being taken down.
Apple Complies With CCP Order to Remove Popular Quran App
Following a request from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Apple has taken down one of the most popular Quran apps in China from the App Store. Quran Majeed, an app with approximately 150,000 views, was...
China is planning to increase coal production and consumption amidst an ongoing power crunch.
Power Crisis Pushing China Back to Coal
China, reeling under a power crisis that is affecting industrial production and its economy, might have to set aside an ambitious plan to curb carbon emissions. The country has already approved several new coal-fired power...
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EU Committee Plans to Visit Taiwan as Beijing Warns Against Deepening Ties
A delegation from the European Union (EU) is reportedly planning a visit to Taiwan in November. The European Parliament’s Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the EU (INGE) will visit Taiwan...
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The Silent Influence of the ‘China Model’ on US Economic Policy
Most analyses of the Chinese economy belong to one of two types: those that come from the venture capital industry and those created by think tanks. The venture capitalists are pessimistic about the Chinese economy’s...