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Incoming Hong Kong Leader John Lee Strengthens Xi’s Authority Over City
John Lee Ka-chiu, Hong Kong’s former Security Security and a career policeman, has been selected to replace the city’s outgoing Chief Executive Carrie Lam.Lee, 64, was the sole candidate and received 99 percent of the...
It’s Been 50 Since Nixon’s Historic Visit to China. How Have US-China Relations Progressed Since Then?
For half a century, the U.S. engaged China hoping to “convert” the communist country with capitalism. Now, it’s unclear who is influencing whom more.  News analysis When U.S. President Richard Nixon set foot on Chinese...
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Despite Trying to Keep Politics Out of Her Stardom, US-born Skier Eileen Gu Could Face a Political Dilemma in China
Commentary American-born skier and gold medalist Eileen Gu could be facing a complicated road as she is embraced by a multitude of Chinese fans and showered with millions of dollars in endorsement deals.  Yet, she...
UK Protests China’s Support for Argentine Claim to Falkland Islands
Relations between Asia’s leading power and the U.K have remained strained since China’s stagnating economy and relentless new outbreaks of COVID-19 have found it looking to increase its influence in the West.  In a recent...
North and South Korea Agree ‘In Principle’ to End Korean War Alongside US and China; Seoul Will Not Boycott Beijing Olympics
North and South Korea, along with the U.S. and China, have agreed on a “fundamental and principal level” to officially declare an end to the Korean war after nearly seventy years of strife in the...
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Future of Taiwan’s President Tsai Could Hinge on How She Handles a Vote on 4 Policies
While COVID-19 ravaged and devastated most of the world, Taiwan was praised and viewed as a model to follow in the way it kept the pandemic at bay, allowing its citizens to largely go about...
$300 Child Tax Credits to Begin July 15, Covering 9 in 10 Families
Starting July 15 onwards, American families with children will start receiving up to $300 per child on a monthly basis in Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American...
Switzerland Allowed Chinese Security Agents to ‘Roam Freely, Unsupervised’
Swiss authorities are in damage control after it became public knowledge they had a secret 5-year deal that allowed Chinese security agents to “roam freely, unsupervised” in Switzerland. Human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders have investigated...