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China Suspends Talks With US Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, Ups Military and Diplomatic Warnings
China’s foreign ministry announced on Friday, Aug. 5 that it would be halting major talks with Washington on climate issues, in addition to suspending all future calls and meetings over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan...
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Guan Hanqing–The Greatest Chinese Playwright
The remarkable Guan Hanqing* lived at a time when the Mongols had invaded China to include it in the vast Eurasian territories that comprised the Mongol Empire. The Yuan Dynasty, established by the conquerors, saw...
Bulk of Funding Slated for ‘Small Businesses’ Actually Went to Big Corporations and Other Countries: Watchdog Report
According to a July report by government watchdog Open The Books, over 75 percent of funding from the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX-IM) meant for small businesses were actually sent to larger corporations and organizations with...
Residents in Northeastern Chinese ‘Cancer Village’ Sign Mass Petition Condemning Pollution
Over 80 people living near the city of Huludao, located in China’s Liaoning Province, have come forward to claim they have fallen ill from carcinogens present in the region’s air and water.  In an unusual...
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Seeing Things That Aren’t There: Chinese Netizens Triggered by ‘Pro-Independence’ Photo of Taiwanese Celebrity Eating Spaghetti Amid Pelosi’s Visit
As an ancient Chinese proverb goes, "the grass and trees all look like enemy troops" (草木皆兵). That's apparently the feeling in mainland China as U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi travelled to Taiwan and...
Chinese ‘Tuidang’ Movement Counts 400 Million People Who Have Renounced Communism
Commentary Four hundred million people have cut off ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since the beginning of the peaceful movement to tui dang (退黨) — "to quit the Party." The Tuidang movement started...
Trump's executive order banning TikTok in the United States has been revoked by Biden.
TikTok Owner ByteDance Accused of Promoting Pro-China Messaging: Ex-Employees
ByteDance, the owner of popular streaming and video sharing giant TikTok has once again come under fire after former employees came forward to accuse the platform of promoting “pro-China” content on its app.  The ex-employees...
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Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan, Publishes Op-Ed Advocating Support for Island
Footage published on Tuesday, Aug. 2 shows U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi being escorted by security personnel as she arrived at her hotel in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The visit by America's...
Activist Now Living in Japan Arrested by Chinese Authorities for Trying to Help Xuzhou Chained Mother
Back in January, a mother of eight children locked up in a dilapidated hut in China with a thick metal chain around her neck set the internet ablaze as netizens erupted with shock and anger...