POLITICS

China’s Central Bank Launches Digital Currency App
In an ambitious push to expand its digital currency, China’s central bank has launched a trial version for its digital yuan via a wallet app.  The app is now available on China’s Android and iOS...
Gottlieb does not think cloth face masks are effective against COVID-19.
Cloth Masks Do Not Protect Against COVID-19: Former FDA Commissioner
As the Omicron variant brings about a new wave of COVID-19 infections worldwide, many experts have advised people to start using face masks again. However, Dr. Scott Gottlieb thinks otherwise. A Pfizer board member and...
Citizen News chief editor Daisy Li (L) and chief writer Chris Yeung (R) attend a press conference at the company's office in Hong Kong on January 3, 2022. The news outlet announced its closure on January 2.
Another Hong Kong Media Outlet Shuts Down After Government Crackdown
Over the past year, pressure from the CCP-backed Hong Kong administration has led to the shutdown of several media outlets. The latest to close shop is Citizen News which recently announced that it will stop...
Evergrande, China's largest property developer, is facing a liquidity crisis with total debts of around $300 billion. The problems faced by the company could impact China’s economy, and the global economy at large.
Chinese Property Developers Owe $173 Billion in Wages in January
Property developers in communist China faced major problems in 2021. Plagued by several issues like the inability to pay debts and slowing consumer demand, many real estate firms faced a severe cash shortage. Looking at...
Chinese hackers backed by the PLA are engaged in many forms of cyber crime.
Japanese Police Claim Chinese Military Behind Cyber Attacks
Many countries across the world are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and cyber espionage. When it comes to hacking, intellectual property theft, and other illegal acts in cyberspace, the Chinese communist regime is one...
China showcases their DF-5 intercontinental ballistic missiles.
China Seeks Nuclear Weapons Upgrades, Says US and Russia Should Reduce Their Arsenals
China’s senior arms official announced today that the country will continue to upgrade and expand its nuclear weaponry and urged Moscow and Washington to take initiative in reducing their larger stockpiles first.  Fu Cong, director-general...
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Eric Adams Sworn In as New York’s 110th Mayor
Immediately following the ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve, Eric Adams — former police officer and Brooklyn borough president — was sworn in as New York’s 110th mayor.  Adam’s immediately dove...
After Stand News Arrests, Another Hong Kong Media Outlet Closes Under Chinese Regime Pressure
Following the arrests of seven staff members from pro-democracy outlet Stand News, independent Hong Kong media Citizen News has announced its permanent closure on Jan. 2. The announcement, posted to its Twitter account, said that...
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Beijing Warns of ‘Drastic Measures’ as Taipei Says Conflict ‘Not the Answer’
On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, Beijing warned the government of Taiwan that it will take “drastic measures” if the latter attempts to fight for formal independence. In response, on Friday, Jan. 1, Taiwanese President Tsai...