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China Announces It May Deploy Troops to Support Kazakh Government Amidst Unrest
In order to help curb widespread civil unrest, People’s Republic of China (PRC) foreign minister Wang Yi said Beijing would be willing to increase "law enforcement and security cooperation” with neighboring Kazakhstan in order to...
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Lithuanian MP Proclaims Country’s Support for Taiwan
On Jan. 4, an MP of the Lithuanian government, Gitanas Nausėda, claimed that his country supports the democratic government of the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan against the increasingly hostile communist government of the...
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Hypersonic Missiles and How They Could Change the Global Strategic Balance
Reports of successful hypersonic missile tests have emerged from Russia, China, and even North Korea. What are these missiles capable of and with this technology, in the hands of rogue states and aggressive regimes, what...
Will Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's promise that mandatory vaccination will not come to Alberta ring as hollow as it did with vaccine passports? Only time will tell.
Will Jason Kenney’s Vow Against Mandatory Vaccination Ring Hollow As It Did With Vaccine Passports?
The first week of 2022 was off to the races in the push for governments to enact Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures that transform formerly free countries into increasingly totalitarian forms. In Canada, Quebec got...
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Citing Energy Crises, More Countries Are Banning Cryptocurrency Activity and Mining
Prompted by local energy crises, among other things, numerous countries across the globe have implemented restrictions on, or outright bans on, cryptocurrency activity including trading and mining.  The most recent country to enact such restrictions...
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Chinese Phones Sold in Taiwan Accused of Content Censorship, Users’ Private Data May Be Tracked by Beijing
After the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense revealed that the Mi 10T 5G smartphone sold by Chinese company Xiaomi in Europe 2021 could censor approximately 450 words and phrases, the Taiwan National Communications Commission of Taiwan...
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Wary of Chinese Air and Sea Ops, Taiwan’s Military Holds Urban Combat Drills
On Jan. 6, Taiwanese armed forces conducted a mock urban street battle that featured troops and armored vehicles as preparation against a potential mainland Chinese invasion of the island. The focus on urban combat is...
Economically Challenged Sri Lanka Asks China to Extend Loan Repayment Programs Amid Financial Crisis
The president of Sri Lanka has asked Beijing to restructure its debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country navigate a worsening financial crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the request during...
A new study from Ontario found that almost 20 times more Omicron cases occurred in the vaccinated than the unvaccinated.
Ontario Study: Double Jabs Give Negative Vaccine Efficacy Against Omicron, 95 Percent of Cases Fully Vaccinated
A recent preprint study examining Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient data collected by the Canadian province of Ontario found that takers of a two-dose course of either the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA gene therapy...