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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics: Which World Leaders Are Attending, Who Isn’t?
The number of world leaders and foreign dignitaries attending the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing is lower than in previous years. China’s poor human rights record has led some countries to implement a diplomatic boycott...
Free Hong Kong" Projected at Many Chinese Embassies.
‘Free Hong Kong’ Projected on Walls of Chinese Diplomatic Offices in the US, UK
Projections of "FREE HONG KONG" and "OVER 10000 POLITICAL PRISONERS IN HONG KONG" appeared simultaneously at the Chinese Embassies in Washington, D.C., New York, and at the Tower Bridge in London, England on January 31,...
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Shenzhen Civil Servants’ Pay Slashed as Chinese Government Sees Fiscal Shortages
China has seen pay cuts for civil servants in recent years. Since the second half of 2021, the more affluent provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Fujian, and the city of Shanghai have started to announce...
China Lifts Lockdown in Xi’an, Announces Mass COVID Testing in Beijing Ahead of Winter Olympics
One of China's longest and most stringent lockdowns came to an end on Jan. 24 after authorities announced the lifting of most restrictions in the northwestern city of Xi'an. The capital of Shaanxi Province, home...
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As Challenges Mount, China’s Xi Calls for ‘Self-Revolution’
Xi is focusing on “self-revolution” to secure political priorities in a crucial leadership reshuffle year. The “self-revolution” push also signals that Beijing is struggling to keep its head above water as China’s various crises compound. ...
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Sun Lijun, China’s Ousted Vice-Minister of Police, Formally Charged With Political Crimes
The former deputy head of China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS), Sun Lijun, has been indicted for a litany of crimes, from accepting “an exceptionally large” amount of bribes and illegal firearms possession to market...
Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train inside the PLA Hong Kong Garrison barracks, seen from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where dozens of pro-democracy protesters remain holed up inside on November 21, 2019. A garrison of thousands of PLA troops has long been stationed in Hong Kong since the handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
Chinese General Transferred From Xinjiang to Lead Hong Kong PLA Troops
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been tightening its hold on Hong Kong for the past few years, slowly erasing the city’s democratic values and integrating it with the mainland's authoritarian system. According to the...
China Announces It May Deploy Troops to Support Kazakh Government Amidst Unrest
In order to help curb widespread civil unrest, People’s Republic of China (PRC) foreign minister Wang Yi said Beijing would be willing to increase "law enforcement and security cooperation” with neighboring Kazakhstan in order to...
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China Authorities Launch 3-Child Policy; Urge Party Members to Set an Example
China is now allowing couples to have up to three children, but skepticism remains after the 2016 two-child policy failed to produce the desired upsurge in births prompting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to urge...