CHINA

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China 30 Years After the Tiananmen Protests
China’s 10-year experiment with political reforms came to a head in the early months of 1989, when thousands came out to commemorate the death of Hu Yaobang, the ousted general secretary of the Chinese Communist...
Political Setback for Xi After Retired Party Leaders Make Appearances
Months of heated U.S.-China trade talks were derailed in early May when Beijing suddenly backtracked on much of what had been previously agreed to with the Trump administration. This prompted increased tariffs from Washington and...
Why the US Government Blacklisted China’s Huawei
Half a year after the arrest of its chief financial officer by Canadian police, the world’s biggest telecommunication firm suffered a new blow after the U.S. government put it on a list that effectively bans...
Footage From Chinese Labor Camps Sheds Light on 20 Years of Persecution
It was April 1999 when Wang Yifei decided to look deeper into Falun Gong, the spiritual discipline practiced by her parents and tens of millions of other Chinese at the time. Working as a journalist...
First Swine Fever, Now a Plague of Armyworms Threatens China’s Food
The crop-eating fall armyworm has been found in 11 provinces in China as of May 9, now threatening production of staples such as corn, rice, and wheat in about a third of the country since...
130,000 Hong Kongers Protest Mainland China Extradition Agreement
Proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws had over 130,000 residents of the former British colony out on the streets in protest, as passing the legislation would give the communist Chinese authorities the authority to...
May 4, 1919: When the Red Specter Entered China
2019 marks the 70th year since communist armies led by Mao Zedong conquered mainland China and imposed a brutal socialist regime upon the world’s most populous country. Under Mao and his successors, the Chinese Communist...
The April 25 Appeal: The Calm Before the Storm in 1999
Most people are familiar with the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, when thousands of Chinese college students demonstrating for democratic rights and clean government were slaughtered en masse by the People's Liberation Army in the center...
China Could Lose Up to 200 Million Pigs to Swine Fever
Over half of China’s massive pig herd is threatened due to the rapid and unabated spread of African swine fever throughout virtually every province in the world’s most populous country. According to Rabobank, between 150...