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Two More Cities in China’s Henan Issue Highest Flood Warning After Thousands Died in Provincial Capital
The cities of Xingyang and Changyuan in central China's Henan Province have raised flood control levels from I to II, the highest in the country's four-tier scale, as local authorities warn that floods of unprecedented...
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North Korea Is Trying to Build a Border Wall With China, But Can’t Get It Finished
Despite being generally aligned with Communist China, totalitarian North Korea has long tried to keep its citizens from venturing across the countries’ shared border for work and opportunities to defect to South Korea.  To retain...
Heroes of Ancient China: The Great Spiritual Teacher Lao Zi
As the founder of Daoism and the author of Dao De Ching (道德經), Lao Zi helped shape traditional Chinese culture. The following conversations with his disciples offer some insight into his spiritual achievements.   Confucius learns...
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Investors ‘Sell’ Chinese Tech Stocks as Beijing Continues Crackdown
The Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on the country’s tech companies has wiped out a trillion dollars from global stock markets. And as Beijing continues to tighten its noose over tech firms, investors are becoming increasingly...
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Eying Mineral Wealth, China Prepares to ‘Cash In’ on Taliban Takeover
The People's Republic of China (PRC) was one of the first countries to rush forward to legitimize the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Beijing will “respect the wishes...
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Beijing Carries Out Military Drills Near Taiwan, Media Uses Afganistan Example as ‘Lesson for Taiwan’s DPP’
On Aug. 17, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducted military drills near Taiwan, with fighter jets, combat ships, and anti-submarine aircraft participating in the exercise. The drills were conducted near the southeastern and southwestern...
ByteDance headquarters, parent company of social influencing app TikTok, is seen in Beijing on September 16, 2020. Whistleblowers from TikTok’s U.S. offices told CNBC not only are they made to work double shifts for ByteDance on Beijing time, but China has access to all U.S. user data and uses the privilege readily.
Chinese State Firm Claims Stake in TikTok’s Sibling Company
In April, ByteDance, which owns TikTok, sold a one percent stake in its subsidiary company Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. to a state-backed firm WangTouZhongWen (Beijing) Technology. The government-backed firm was also given a board seat...
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China Is Considering a Move That Effectively Scraps Population Control
A draft amendment submitted to China's government on Aug. 17 proposes lifting all fines for parents who choose to have more children than the current limit of three — a move that, if approved, would...
China's economic prowess took a hit in July.
Is China’s Economic Recovery Faltering? Tech Regulations ‘Hurt Earnings’
China’s economic indicators are failing to meet expectations, which some believe shows the pace of economic recovery after the initial waves of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is faltering. According to data from China’s National Bureau...