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Chinese Police Investigated Over Attack on Female Diners in Tangshan
A vicious attack on a group of four women in the northern city of Tangshan has set China’s social media ablaze as netizens demand an in-depth investigation into the incident and for the parties involved...
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Xi Tightens Grip Over Chinese Propaganda Ahead of Key Conclaves
Key positions in the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda agencies underwent personnel reshuffles in recent weeks. Those reshuffles appear to be part of Xi Jinping’s effort to more firmly strengthen his control over the Party’s “pen”...
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Xi Prepares Chinese Military for ‘Non-War’ Operations
On June 13, Chinese leader Xi Jinping signed an order providing “legal basis” for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to conduct “non-war military operations” as outlined in a 2013 white paper.  The directive, which went...
Sarah Palin Poised for Comeback as She Leads Race for Alaska’s House Seat
Former Alaska governor and Republican ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin may see a successful re-entry to politics, having finished in the top four of a 48-person special primary election held on June 11.  Early projections...
US and China Defense Chiefs Butt Heads Over Taiwan Issue During First In-Person Meeting
In their first face-to-face meeting since the pandemic, U.S. and Chinese military chiefs sparred over the issue of Taiwan during a meeting on Friday, June 10. The spat took place during a major defense summit...
China Fights Uphill Battle to Rescue Its Economy While Keeping ‘Zero-COVID’
Since late May, state and Chinese Communist Party propaganda outlets have been noticeably promoting Beijing’s economic policies and the central government urging local officials to do economic work well alongside “dynamic zero-COVID.” The central government’s...
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NY: Citing Increased Gun Violence, Mayor Adams Urges Congress to Crack Down on Guns
On June 8, New York City Mayor Eric Adams testified before the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee and insisted that it was “time to decide if we are going to be a nation of...
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New Yorkers Pessimistic About City’s Future, Majority Believe Leadership Needs to Do Better, New Poll
According to a new Siena College poll of New York City residents, conducted exclusively for Spectrum News NY1, a majority of New Yorkers are pessimistic about the direction the city is taking and believe that...
Despite Ban, Hongkongers Gather to Mourn Tiananmen Massacre
Even as space for free expression and assembly in Hong Kong disappears under communist rule, some of the city's people have taken the risk and continued the time-honored event of commemorating the June 4th Tiananmen...