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Lawyer Xie Yang Detained by Chinese Secret Agents After Multiple Bouts of Torture and Harassment
In 2017, Xie Yang was arrested by authorities in China, shackled to a metal chair and ordered to explain why he had joined an "illegal" anti-Communist Party network. On the second day, he was moved...
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Weibo Influencer Banned for Offering Advice on How to Boost China’s Birth Rate
Chinese economist and influencer Ren Zeping was banned from Weibo on Jan. 12 after publishing a string of audacious posts stating authorities should print extra money to pump up the birthrate. In an article published...
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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...
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Disintegrating the Culture of the Chinese Communist Party (Chapter Two, Part II): The CCP’s Attacks on Confucius
First published in 2006 by the Chinese-language Epoch Times, this series lays out in detail the vast system of Communist Party culture that dominates mainland China today and how it violently replaced the ancient moral...
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State Department Calls on Beijing to Allow Guo Feixiong Reunion With His Family in the US
U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price released a statement on Jan. 14 calling on Beijing to immediately grant Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong permission to travel to the U.S. to be reunited with his...
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MI5 Warns of Chinese Infiltration in UK Parliament
UK spy agency MI5 has issued a warning about a Chinese spy who has infiltrated the parliament with the aim of influencing the politics in the United Kingdom. The alert was made public by former...
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Congestion at China’s Largest Port Triggers More Supply Chain Worries
The pandemic has disrupted supply chains, causing product shortages and pushing up inflation. As the Omicron wave spreads, the situation is expected to worsen. Shanghai port in China, considered to be the biggest container port...
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...
A woman wears a protective mask as she walks past the People's Bank Of China (PBOC) on Financial Street, April 17, 2020 in Beijing, China. China's gross domestic product (GDP) stood at 20.65 trillion yuan (about 2.91 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2020 amid COVID-19 impact, down 6.8 percent year on year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
4 Factors to Watch in China’s Latest Economic Stagnation
Given China’s tightened real estate market and the newest spread of COVID-19, quarterly data due to be released on Jan. 17 will likely show a drastic drop in economic growth. Economists' median forecast has placed...