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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...
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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...
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China Seeks Nuclear Weapons Upgrades, Says US and Russia Should Reduce Their Arsenals
China’s senior arms official announced today that the country will continue to upgrade and expand its nuclear weaponry and urged Moscow and Washington to take initiative in reducing their larger stockpiles first.  Fu Cong, director-general...
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Xi’an Sets Up Makeshift Hospitals to Contain Outbreak; Residents Complain of Food Shortages Under Lockdown
The COVID-19 outbreak in Xi'an city has become increasingly severe. According to videos and photos posted on Twitter, Xi'an constructed the "Fang Cang (mobile Cabin) Hospital" practically overnight.  These are quarantine buildings like those that...
Blinken Urges Beijing to Release Journalists Detained in Hong Kong’s Stand News Police Raid
Stand News, the Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet was shut down on Dec. 29 after its office was raided by police and its assets frozen over offenses of "seditious publication" in the latest crackdown on...
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Chinese Military Deploys Troops as Xi’an Outbreak Worsens
Authorities report only a handful of COVID cases, but locals suspect the real concern is rodent-spread hemorrhagic fever Around 150 medical staff from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) air force have been dispatched to Xi’an,...
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Beijing Demands $210 Million From China’s ‘Queen of Live Streaming’ Viya
Chinese tax authorities have hit live-stream shopping influencer Huang Wei, known to her fans as Viya, with an unprecedented 1.34 billion yuan (US$210 million) penalty for tax evasion and ordered her to refrain from rejoining...
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin via a video link, from the Great Hall of the People on December 2, 2019 in Beijing, China
China’s Central Bank Increasingly Under Beijing’s Control
Pressed by senior leaders anxious about the declining economic growth, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced earlier this week that it would cut the reserve requirements of banks. It would consequently allow these institutions...