China’s state-run Xinhua news service on Friday took great interest in an American researcher’s call for more aggressive censorship by Big Tech companies to reduce “misinformation.”
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While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) confidently boasts that the security law it intends to impose on Hong Kong will stabilize the city and win applause from business leaders, some corporations are making plans to flee before the last shred of Hong Kong’s autonomy is destroyed.
Chinese propagandists quickly jumped on the Minneapolis riots to score political points against the United States, comparing the riots to the Hong Kong protests and behaving as if China has a lighter touch when dealing with civil unrest than President Donald Trump because Trump said in a tweet that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced he is “ending the sanctions waiver for JCPOA-related projects in Iran, effective in 60 days.” JCPOA stands for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the nuclear deal struck by former President Barack Obama.
Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, commonly known as LegCo, on Thursday suspended debate on a controversial bill that would criminalize disrespect of the Chinese Communist national anthem after pro-democracy legislator Ted Hui threw a rotten plant at the seat of LegCo President Andrew Leung.
Canadian Justice Heather Holmes of the British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against a request by Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to have her extradition case thrown out.
In an address to Chinese military officers at the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC), Communist China’s rubber-stamp legislature, dictator Xi Jinping said it was important to “step up preparations for armed combat” against various threats, specifically mentioning “Taiwan independence forces.
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Wednesday that the Democrat governor of Washington state, Jay Inslee, wrote a personal letter to Chinese dictator Xi Jinping in early April asking China to use its “enormous productive capacity” to provide “critically needed medical supplies” including masks, gloves, and gowns.
The Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) on Tuesday noted a social media post from China’s state-run Global Times that in turn quoted the Hong Kong police condemning a demonstration against pro-Beijing legislation as “illegal activities.
China’s state-run Global Times went to bat for the heavy-handed “national security law” Beijing is preparing to impose on Hong Kong with a slew of editorials on Monday and Tuesday, denouncing criticism as fear-mongering and predicting Hong Kong would welcome the stability provided by a massive crackdown on protesters.
The Chinese city of Hangzhou is considering proposals to make the smartphone-based coronavirus health tracking system permanent, expanding it to include factors such as how much sleep citizens are getting, how much alcohol they drink, and how frequently they exercise.
Up to 5,000 Chinese troops are now massed along the disputed Ladakh border with India, and according to Indian officials, not all of them are staying on China’s side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Officials from China’s province of Guangdong said on Monday they are planning to build dozens of high-level biosafety laboratories that should be able to safely handle infectious diseases, including at least one capable of handling Ebola.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday issued a statement that he will respond to a ceasefire “gesture of goodwill” from the Taliban by expediting the release of 2,000 Taliban prisoners.
Reports from across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia this weekend described Muslims ignoring coronavirus lockdown bans on large gatherings to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Ramadan holiday season, usually celebrated in a highly social manner.
Thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce Beijing’s plan to impose a draconian national security law, neutralizing the Hong Kong legislature and potentially setting up a brutal crackdown on all future dissent.
World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that his organization “worked day and night to coordinate the global response” to the coronavirus pandemic, “providing technical advice, catalysing political solidarity, mobilising resources, coordinating resources and much more.
The National People’s Congress (NPC), the rubber-stamp legislature of the Chinese Communist Party, received a draft copy on Friday of the security law Beijing is planning to impose on Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong stock market was rocked by a massive sell-off on Friday after the Chinese Communist government in Beijing declared its intention to bypass the Hong Kong legislature and impose a draconian security law to shut down the protest movement.
The Ministry of the Interior of Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a 24-hour coronavirus lockdown and nationwide curfew for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which is scheduled for May 23 to 27 in the kingdom.
Lee Cheuk-yan of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democrat Movements of China, organizer of an annual June 4 vigil to remember the victims of Communist China’s murderous crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, said on Wednesday that this year’s event will be held in a socially distant manner due to extended coronavirus bans on large public gatherings.
The Chinese Communist Party’s sham legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), is reportedly preparing to bypass the Hong Kong legislature (which is looking more than a little shamtastic these days itself) and impose a set of national security laws that could crush the Hong Kong protest movement and hollow out what remains of the island’s limited autonomy.
In his address for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada - supreme leader of the Taliban as well as one of its top clerics - promised equal rights for men and women under fundamentalist Taliban rule after the U.S.
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Wednesday that despite copious promises by the Chinese government to crack down on scammers and con artists, they are still preying upon foreign governments and private citizens desperate to buy masks and other protective equipment to combat the Wuhan coronavirus.
The new coronavirus outbreak in northeastern China, originally dismissed as a minor spate of mostly foreign infections that should not distract from China’s total victory over the Wuhan virus, has grown until 108 million people are under lockdown in the region.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media celebrated this week’s World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting as a big win for China, projecting confidence that the CCP has stymied the worldwide movement to investigate the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus and retains commanding influence in the World Health Organization (WHO).
Chinese state media on Tuesday took a dig at President Donald Trump by touting research that suggests Trump probably has diarrhea because he takes hydroxychloroquine as protection from the Wuhan coronavirus.
The office of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen announced on Monday that information security services are investigating a suspected cyberattack.
World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting of his agency’s governing body, the World Health Assembly (W.H.A.), on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic should teach the nations of the world “humility.
A brawl erupted in the Hong Kong legislature, commonly known as LegCo, on Monday when pro-Beijing lawmakers installed one of their own as House Committee chair.
The World Health Assembly (W.H.A.), governing body of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), convened via teleconferencing on Monday to discuss the global coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese state media ridiculed U.S. allegations of wrongdoing in the coronavirus pandemic in a spate of editorials on Thursday and Friday, mocking U.S. President Donald Trump as a baby throwing a temper tantrum and repeating the Communist Party’s standard line that all questions about China’s conduct are merely attempts by other nations to distract from their own purportedly inferior responses to the coronavirus.
Chinese National Health Commission official Liu Dengfeng admitted on Friday that his government did indeed destroy early samples of the Wuhan coronavirus, as has long been alleged by skeptics.
The FBI announced on Thursday that it has arrested Dr. Qing Wang, a longtime employee of the famed Cleveland Clinic, on charges of fraud for accepting grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) without disclosing that he was simultaneously working for a Chinese university.
Chinese state media on Wednesday asserted that federalism, multi-party democracy, and respect for individual privacy would make it impossible for the United States to defeat the Wuhan coronavirus, since Washington cannot dictate top-down solutions for the entire country or micro-monitor American citizens the way Beijing does.
Chinese journalist Zhang Jialong went on trial Wednesday for the “crime” of using Twitter to distribute “a great amount of false information that defamed the image” of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Fox News on Wednesday cited a study that found the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has jailed almost 500 people since the beginning of 2020 for talking about the Wuhan coronavirus.
Police threatened an 18-year-old woman with arrest, reportedly for lying, after she accused Hong Kong police officers of raping her at the height of last year’s protests.
Residents of Wuhan, China, the city where the worldwide coronavirus pandemic began, are worried that the virus is back despite constant assurances from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that it was all but eradicated.
Less than a week after China’s state-run China Daily censored a column written by a group of European ambassadors, less than three months after three of its correspondents were ejected from Beijing over an op-ed the regime didn’t like, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) handed over an op-ed page to Xie Feng, commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong.
South Korea battles a new cluster of coronavirus cases spreading from the nightclubs of Itaewon, a district popular with the gay community.
China’s state-run People’s Daily on Tuesday accused the United States of “sabotaging” the global battle against the Wuhan coronavirus by criticizing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
According to reports in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times on Sunday, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon issue a warning that hackers linked to the Chinese government are trying to steal data from American researchers working on a vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newsletter People’s Daily on Monday demanded a controlling role for China’s Belt and Road News Network (BRNN) over all global media, ostensibly to counteract “racially discriminatory messages” from certain Western nations that refuse to stop asking questions about where the Wuhan coronavirus came from.
Minor injuries were reported on Saturday when about 150 Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a confrontation on the border between India’s Sikkim state and China. The Indian military said soldiers on both sides engaged in “aggressive behavior” that led to an exchange of punches and thrown rocks, but evidently not any gunfire.
After weeks of claiming the coronavirus has been completely eradicated from Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province, save for a few “imported” infections brought by foreigners and Chinese citizens returning home from abroad, the Chinese government admitted over the weekend that fresh coronavirus outbreaks are occurring in Wuhan and other cities.
ChinaAid, a religious freedom watchdog group, published a smartphone video on Sunday that showed Chinese officials conducting a violent raid on a church in Fujian province.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday demanded a “jump in production” from his country’s threadbare economy to stave off the effects of U.S. sanctions, which he compared to the Wuhan coronavirus.
State-run China Daily on Wednesday censored an article co-signed by the European Union (EU) ambassador to China, Nicolas Chapuis, and the ambassadors of 27 EU member states.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda has been declaring near-total victory over the coronavirus for a month, but on Wednesday Chinese dictator Xi Jinping admitted at a leadership meeting that the Wuhan virus is still a major problem in China.
In the course of its days-long sputtering tirade against U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for daring to criticize the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Chinese state media on Tuesday blasted Pompeo’s Christianity and claimed the entire Trump administration has been “kidnapped” by evangelicals.
The Chinese embassy to Canada on Monday claimed that a minor “contractual” issue caused a million Chinese N95 masks exported to Canada last month to be defective and useless.
China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO), the top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) political office in Hong Kong, on Wednesday condemned pro-democracy demonstrators as a “political virus” that “must be eliminated” before Hong Kong can return to prosperity.
A group of 50 to 70 Afghan migrants attempting to cross the border into Iran were allegedly beaten, tortured, and in some cases drowned by Iranian security guards on May 1.
Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that India is “developing a land pool nearly double the size of Luxembourg to lure businesses moving out of China.”
A report produced on Tuesday by the city government of Rawalpindi, in the Pakistani province of Punjab, found that most of the city’s 250 most sensitive mosques were ignoring guidelines provided for safe worship during the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday called upon wealthy nations to finance a more extensive rescue package for developing economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese state media on Monday was brimming with upbeat accounts of travelers crossing the country and flooding into tourist attractions to celebrate May Day, a major holiday for the Communist country.
Chinese state media on Monday claimed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was merely bluffing when he said on Sunday there is “enormous evidence” that the coronavirus originated at a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) used its Global Times state newspaper to lash out at Canada on Monday, insulting Canada as a “giant baby” throwing a temper tantrum because it dared to join the United States in “bashing” the World Health Organization (W.H.O.
North Korean troops fired several gunshots at a South Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on Sunday, prompting the South Korean soldiers to fire a volley of warning shots in response and broadcast a warning against further aggression.
Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) representative in China, told Sky News on Friday that the Chinese have refused W.H.O.’s repeated requests to participate in an investigation of the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Australian Sen. Matthew Canavan: Western Countries Will See Through ‘Amateur Hour’ Chinese Propaganda
Queensland, Australia, Sen. Matthew Canavan joined hosts Rebecca Mansour and John Hayward on Thursday’s edition of Breitbart News Tonight to discuss a remarkable incident on Wednesday in which billionaire philanthropist Andrew Forrest invited a Chinese Communist Party official to make a surprise appearance at a press conference he was holding with Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt.
Chinese journalist Chen Jieren was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday under the oppressive Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) one-size-fits-all charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” because he dared to publish criticism of the Party and file investigative reports that undermined its credibility.
The South China Morning Postreported on Thursday that Chinese smartphone sales suffered their worst decline ever during the first quarter of 2020, with a drop of 22 percent for every major manufacturer except Huawei, which grew by six percent.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China will “do anything they can to have me lose” his re-election bid in November because Beijing believes his presumptive Democrat opponent, Joe Biden, will lift trade and other restrictions Trump has imposed on China.
The worldwide debate about how to best manage the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic grew even more complicated on Wednesday when top World Health Organization official Dr. Mike Ryan, emergencies program executive director, praised Sweden as a “model” for other nations to follow.
Speculation about the status of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was further fueled on Wednesday by the publication of satellite photos that showed luxury boats flitting around Kim’s coastal villa, where his personal train has been parked for days.
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates’ energetic defense of how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) handled the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic might have been an eye-opening moment for many Americans.
The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday called for feasibility studies on a program called One Nation, One Ration Card that would give impoverished residents and migrants a single card to obtain food and other welfare benefits during the coronavirus emergency.
Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was finally allowed to see his family in Beijing on Monday, three weeks after he was nominally released from a 4.5-year prison sentence.
Residents of the city of Wuhan, source of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, expressed doubts about the Chinese government’s claim on Monday that absolutely no one is currently hospitalized with Chinese coronavirus.
Chinese state media is still cranking out editorials denouncing U.S. lawsuits intended to hold Beijing accountable for the death and damage inflicted by the Wuhan coronavirus, suggesting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is more than a little worried about backlash from the pandemic, even if the legal principle of sovereign immunity protects it from these particular lawsuits.
South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said on Friday that North Korea is stepping up readiness activities for its air and artillery units, for no apparent reason.
A Chinese source “familiar with North Korean affairs” told Korea Joongang Daily (KJD) on Sunday that dictator Kim Jong-un is not dead, but has gone into seclusion because at least one of his bodyguards tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday called for international lenders, particularly the World Bank, to forgive existing African loans instead of offering new loans to help rebuild the continent’s economies after the Wuhan virus pandemic.
The city of Harbin in northern China is once again under lockdown due to a coronavirus outbreak. The Epoch Times on Thursday interviewed residents who said the authorities told them social gatherings were safe again because the epidemic was completely under control.
South Korean officials on Friday unveiled a program for “everyday life quarantine” that is essentially a two-year roadmap back to normalcy after the coronavirus pandemic.
Matsui Ichiro, the mayor of Osaka, is taking heat on social media for suggesting that men should handle shopping chores during the coronavirus pandemic because women tend to hang around the stores for too long.
Chinese dictator Xi Jinping on Wednesday paid a much-touted visit to the northern province of Shaanxi, ostensibly to observe the “resumption of economic and social order” in its capital city of Xi’an.
An especially unhinged editorial from China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday threatened to sue the United States for supposedly creating AIDS in the 1980s in retaliation for the state of Missouri filing a lawsuit against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that it will donate another $30 million to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), which is under growing scrutiny from member states for its poor handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and its suspicious tendency to toe the political line from Beijing.
Cybersecurity firm FireEye reported on Wednesday that a hacking group called APT32, which has been linked to the government of Vietnam, launched attacks on email accounts used by the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management and the city government of Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda claims the country suffered a relative handful of infections during the coronavirus pandemic compared to other countries around the world and has all but eradicated the virus across most of China, but state media this week tacitly admitted the disease is still raging and told readers to prepare for preventive measures remaining necessary far into the future.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) responded with fury on Tuesday to the Australian government’s call for an investigation into the origins of the Wuhan coronavirus, with the Chinese embassy denouncing Australian lawmakers as puppets of the United States.
Speaking at a “virtual summit” of G20 leaders on Tuesday, Chinese dictator Xi Jinping gave a speech stressing the “shared future” of humanity and demanding leadership in the “global war” against the Wuhan coronavirus.
The editor-in-chief of China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesdaycompared a U.S. medical worker in scrubs to the “Tank Man” of Tiananmen Square for standing in the path of anti-lockdown protesters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin took the momentous step of canceling the annual Victory Day parade last week, under pressure from veterans groups.
China: Europe's Most Read Newspaper ‘Sold Its Soul’ with $160 Billion Coronavirus Reparations Demand
Chinese officials and state media responded with fury after Germany’s Bild, the most widely read newspaper in Europe, called on Beijing to pay over $160 billion in reparations to Germany for its losses due to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
Human-rights watchdog Bitter Winter on Saturday criticized the government of China for its long-standing, but increasingly abusive, practice of classifying human rights activists, religious believers, and other dissidents as “mentally ill” and holding them in psychiatric hospitals where they are kept docile with drugs.
A shooter,identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, killed 16 people and died in Nova Scotia in the worst shooting rampage in Canadian history, including one Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on Thursday that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) outrageous effort to pressure the legislature of Wisconsin to pass a resolution praising Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus effort “backfired spectacularly,” leading to a motion that will condemn the CCP for lying to the world if it passes.
Africans living in China continued reporting incidents of discrimination this week and worried they are being scapegoated by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials for a resurgence of coronavirus infections.
Chinese state media on Friday admitted the death toll from the coronavirus in Wuhan had to be “rectified” by admitting to 1,290 more deaths - an increase of about fifty percent - but insisted it was merely a paperwork adjustment unrelated to mounting global anger with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for its extravagant and dangerous lies about the pandemic.
Hong Kong’s new fire chief Joseph Leung on Wednesday dismissed criticism that he referred to pro-democracy protesters as “cockroaches” during a lecture at the Fire and Ambulance Services Academy in October.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta on Thursday, on the grounds that Mandetta did not appreciate the need to end coronavirus lockdowns and restart Brazil’s economy as soon as possible.
he Economic Times of India reported on Thursday that some 50,000 of the 170,000 virus protection kits shipped by China on April 5 were “found unusable because they failed safety checks.
World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that his controversial performance would be reviewed “in due course,” once the coronavirus pandemic is over.
The U.S. State Department compiled a report the Wall Street Journalclaimed to obtainon Wednesday that found China may have conducted underground nuclear tests in defiance of international treaties.
A report at the Epoch Times on Tuesday said that despite the much-ballyhooed grand reopening of Wuhan, the city at the heart of the global coronavirus pandemic, and the confident proclamations of Chinese officials that the virus has been all but exterminated, quarantines are being quietly reimposed on residential compounds as new infections spread.