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Ahead of Federal Election, Canada’s Leaders Have Vastly Different Approaches to Beijing
Canadians are heading to the polls on Sept. 20 after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an early election in what is widely believed to be an attempt to secure a majority government. Had Trudeau not...
Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Ordered to Take Down Online Content Amidst Sustained Attacks by Hong Kong Police
In yet another attack on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong by authorities wielding the National Security Law (NSL) the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China (The Alliance) has been ordered to...
Japan and Vietnam Sign Defense Deal to Counter Common Foe, China
At a meeting on Saturday Sept. 11 between Vietnam and Japan, Japan agreed that it will now provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam to counter what the two nations see as a mutual aggressive...
‘Deep Aging’ Becoming an Increasingly Difficult Problem for Many Major Chinese Cities
China’s once in a decade census has revealed that 14 percent of all residents in 149 cities in China are over the age of 65 indicating a population crisis that will have deep impacts on...
COVID-19 Outbreak in Southeast China Brings Travel Restrictions Ahead of Week-Long National Holiday
China’s southeastern province of Fujian is grappling with another COVID-19 outbreak after cases more than doubled overnight prompting officials to impose numerous restrictions ahead of the week-long national holiday, authorities said Tuesday.  The National Health...
Evergrande Group Crisis Deepens; Protests Erupt Across China
Protests erupted across China over the weekend at numerous properties owned and operated by the Evergrande Group with home buyers, retail investors and even Evergrandes’ own employees speaking out against how the struggling company is...
China Opens Its First Plant That Turns Nuclear Waste Into Glass
On Saturday Sept. 11 China opened its first plant that will turn radioactive nuclear waste into nearly benign glass using a process called nuclear waste vitrification. The plant, located in Guangyuan, Sichuan province, is reported...
Trading of Bonds Suspended for Chinese Real Estate Giant Evergrande as Prices Plummet
Once the world’s most valuable real estate company, the Evergrande Group, had trading of its bonds suspended by China’s stock exchanges on Monday Sept. 6. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) said in a statement that...
Japanese Prime Minister Candidate Calls for Increased Missile-Strike Capabilities to ‘Resist Authoritarianism’s Advance’
One of the top two candidates vying to become Japan’s next Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Japan should consider expanding its missile-strike capabilities in...
Authorities Issue Eviction Orders Against Members of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China
In Chengdu, China, officials and community enforcers have issued eviction notices against members of the now-banned Early Rain Covenant Church — an unofficial Protestant group — amidst a continuing crackdown on religion by Chinese authorities,...
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China Suspended Operation of a Japanese-themed Complex Just 2 Weeks After It Opened
A Japanese-themed cultural and residential project, that recently opened in the city of Dalian in northeast China, has been shuttered just two weeks after it had opened, apparently related to a sensitive date in history...
Chinese Real Estate Giant Evergrande Teetering on the Brink of Bankruptcy
Evergrande, one of the world’s most indebted real estate developers, is reportedly so crippled with debt that it is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.  The company, which employs upwards of 200,000 people and claims...