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Seaman Xi Chan stands lookout on the flight deck as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) transits the Taiwan Strait during routine underway operations on April 23, 2020. Barry is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
Beijing Outraged Over U.S. and Canadian Warships Sailing Through Taiwan Strait
Warships from the U.S. and Canadian navies traversed the Taiwan Strait together last week. With heightened tensions between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Republic of China (ROC), centered in Taiwan, the passage of...
A man is restrained by police as demonstrators take part in a protest on September 10, 2021 in Vilnius, Lithuania against their government's Covid-19 policies, which include an attempt to introduce a mandatory health pass for access to cafes, shops, public transportation vehicles and other venues.
When the Government Turns Hostile: Life for the Unvaccinated Made Virtually Impossible in Lithuania
In a desperate outcry for help, a Lithuanian man shared his insights on social life in his homeland—or lack thereof for the unvaccinated and those without a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine passport. Known as...
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Germany’s Constitutional Court to Review September Elections Following Allegations of Irregularities
Following widespread allegations of irregularities, the Constitutional Court of Berlin has announced that it will conduct a review of Germany’s September election results. The elections for federal, state, and local council levels were held on...
The Quran app had a million users in China before being taken down.
Apple Complies With CCP Order to Remove Popular Quran App
Following a request from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Apple has taken down one of the most popular Quran apps in China from the App Store. Quran Majeed, an app with approximately 150,000 views, was...
China is planning to increase coal production and consumption amidst an ongoing power crunch.
Power Crisis Pushing China Back to Coal
China, reeling under a power crisis that is affecting industrial production and its economy, might have to set aside an ambitious plan to curb carbon emissions. The country has already approved several new coal-fired power...
Center Academy private school building is seen in Miam’s Design District in Miami, on April 27, 2021.
Miami Private School Asks Vaccinated Students to Stay Home for 30 Days
A Miami elementary school issued a directive saying vaccinated students should stay home for 30 days as a “precautionary measure” to avoid possible “shedding” of the virus onto unvaccinated fellow students. “Because of the potential...
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Colin Powell Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications Despite Being Fully Vaccinated
Colin Powell, a retired general and former U.S. Secretary of State, passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 84 according to an announcement from his family. He died due to “complications from COVID-19.”...
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The Silent Influence of the ‘China Model’ on US Economic Policy
Most analyses of the Chinese economy belong to one of two types: those that come from the venture capital industry and those created by think tanks. The venture capitalists are pessimistic about the Chinese economy’s...
Chinese President and Chairman of the Communist Party Xi Jinping, top center, waves to the crowd after his speech above the portrait of the late Chairman Mao Zedong at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party.
The CCP Launches Offensive Against Private Investment in Media
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) newest initiative to preserve its despotic rule involves prohibiting private investment in the media through a series of regulatory crackdowns and financial restrictions. In its usual stance against public speech...