CHINESE POLITICS

Left upper: Xi Jinping speaks during an event of 70th anniversary of the PLA Navy in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on April 23, 2019. (Image: MARK SCHIEFELBEIN/AFP via Getty Images) and the issued first military order of 2022, 2021 and 2020
Xi Jinping’s First Military Order of 2022 Hints at Regime Instability Ahead of 20th Party Congress
News analysis On Jan. 4, Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued Military Order No. 1 to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the first task the communist regime’s armed forces received this year.  Though the order is...
France Backs Lithuania After Beijing Orders Embargo on Lithuanian Goods Over Vilnius’ Support of Taiwan
In a move of solidarity, France has urged the EU to show a united front against China over an escalating trade conflict over Lithuania. As it takes over the rotating presidency for the EU’s Council,...
‘Teach Tibetans a Lesson’: Monks Forced to Watch as Chinese Regime Destroys 99-Foot-Tall Buddha Statue
Last month, authorities in the Chinese province of Sichuan demolished a 99-foot Buddha statue and forced Tibetan monks and other local residents to watch the destruction of the revered monument. According to Tibetan sources, the...
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China’s Henan Province Imposes More COVID Restrictions, 64 New Cases Reported
More cities in central China have resorted to strict curbs as new COVID-19 infections in Henan Province were reported.Henan reported 64 cases of locally transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms on Jan. 5, up from just...
Xi'an Dad died of angina _hospital all refused to diagnose_ Daughter published text trigger public outrage
Public Outrage Erupts in China After Xi’an Man Dies of Angina: “Refused to be seen by all hospitals” Man’s Daughter Writes on Social Media
Xi'an, the ancient capital of China, has been under a stringent citywide lockdown since Dec. 23 after a surge in COVID-19 cases. In addition to not being allowed to leave their homes, residents have reported a...
Asian Trade Bloc Looks to China as RCEP Aims to Invigorate a Struggling Regional Economy
Members of a China-centered Asian trade bloc hope the initiative will help stimulate local economies following crippling losses sustained during the pandemic.  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region...
Yuzhou: Second Chinese City Forced Into Total Lockdown Amid Government’s Zero-COVID Policy
After just three asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 were detected, Chinese authorities have placed the city of Yuzhou, home to roughly 1.1 million people, into a citywide lockdown.  Residents woke up on Jan. 4 to see...
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Why Xi Replaced Chen Quanguo, Infamous Party Head of China’s Xinjiang Region
News analysis Sanctioned by the U.S. for his involvement with the mass incarceration and “re-education” of ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjiang region, local Chinese Communist Party (CCP) boss Chen Quanguo would leave his post for...
China’s Central Bank Launches Digital Currency App
In an ambitious push to expand its digital currency, China’s central bank has launched a trial version for its digital yuan via a wallet app.  The app is now available on China’s Android and iOS...