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In Largest Sortie of the New Year, PLA Sends 39 Jets to Threaten Taiwan
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) air force flew 39 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday night, the largest such move since the new year. Taiwanese authorities reported seeing the planes...
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Protests Break Out Across China’s Largest Cities as Authorities Try to Enforce ‘Zero-COVID’ Measures
With the Beijing Winter Olympics scheduled to begin in 2 weeks, China’s "Zero-COVID” policies have escalated around the country, prompting protests across the metropolitan cities of Tianjin, Shenzhen and Xi'an. Out-of-town residents protesting dwindling supplies...
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The Philippines are Buying Indian-Made BrahMos Missiles in a $375 Million Deal
India and the Philippines have reached a military agreement according to which New Delhi will supply the archipelago with its BrahMos anti-ship cruise missile system. The defense deal is expected to help the Philippines counter...
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87% of Countries Struggling With Inflation Levels Above the Norm
According to Trading Economics, a website that provides users with information on 196 countries and regions and that forecasts utilizing more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and...
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China’s Most-Favored-Nation Status Is Ending, What Are the Implications?
China is now roughly back to the trade status that it was before its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001, as the United States has de facto removed China from the...
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China Restricts Audiences at Beijing Olympics Citing COVID-19, Halts Public Ticket Sales
In view of the “severe and complicated” epidemic control situation, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee announced on Jan. 17 that tickets for the 2022 Games will not be sold publicly.  "We’ve decided to adjust...
An airline stewardess heads towards a departure gate at Chek Lap Kok Airport March 7, 2003 in Hong Kong. According to the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, U.S. businesses are executing exit strategies amid fears of the installation of total communism in the once-democratic City.
Chinese Authorities Announce New Travel Restrictions Ahead of Winter Olympics, US Citizens Barred From Leaving
Under new requirements issued by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Embassy on Jan. 5, passengers arriving on or after Jan. 13, will be subject to additional health screening procedures on top of already existing...
A woman wears a protective mask as she walks past the People's Bank Of China (PBOC) on Financial Street, April 17, 2020 in Beijing, China. China's gross domestic product (GDP) stood at 20.65 trillion yuan (about 2.91 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2020 amid COVID-19 impact, down 6.8 percent year on year, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
4 Factors to Watch in China’s Latest Economic Stagnation
Given China’s tightened real estate market and the newest spread of COVID-19, quarterly data due to be released on Jan. 17 will likely show a drastic drop in economic growth. Economists' median forecast has placed...
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Fed up, German Companies Leaving China Due to ‘COVID Zero’ Policy
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) harsh lockdown of the city of Xi'an has severely interrupted the supply chain.  Beijing's "Covid Zero" policy has caused misery not only for its people but also for German companies...
‘Unsilenced’ Tells a Story of Chinese Persecution–And International Compliance
In the latest work by award winning filmmaker Leon Lee, an enthralling story about Falun Gong — a spiritual practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese regime since 1999 — comes alive on the...
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Fake Moon, Artificial Sun are the Latest Technological Developments Out of China
China is claiming to have built an “artificial moon” in a research facility that simulates the low-gravity found on Earth’s natural moon in an apparent bid to explore Earth’s only natural satellite from home.  The...
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Residents in Locked-Down Xi’an Made to Say ‘Thank You, Communist Party’ When Receiving Food
The city of Xi'an in China’s Shaanxi Province has been under a citywide lockdown since Dec. 23, 2021. Under the government’s stringent “Zero-COVID” policy, the city’s roughly 13 million residents have been subjected to the...