How the west enables a tyrannical regime in China: a Uyghur exile speaks freely in Taiwan

“China has successfully managed to use its market and its people as a hostage to blackmail the world,” Wu’er Kaixi, an ethnic Uyghur activist who took part in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, said at a Snowball Community event recently hosted in Taipei. “One of the reasons the Chinese regime has been able to play that game is that the world let them,” Wu’er Kaixi said, adding that this was the message he has been repeating for the last

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Icelandic pensioner blacklisted by Chinese government unfazed by China anger

The government of the People’s Republic of China has blacklisted an individual from Iceland, after the island nation joined the European Union in sanctioning Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang Province, international news agencies are reporting, and the individual has been identified as a retired lawyer who wrote “negative” articles about the communist regime, according to the Icelandic press. “Beijing has sanctioned an individual from Iceland”, China’s embassy in Reykjavik announced, Friday, April 16, after Iceland joined the

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China orders more military training for high school students to strengthen “national defense”

The Communist Party of China today ordered military training for high school students to be increased to a minimum of 56 class hours from August 1, 2021, with the goal of “strengthening the building of the national defense reserve force.” The National Defense Mobilization Department of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China, and the Ministry of Education released the “Syllabus for Military Training for High School Students,” today, April 13. The syllabus will be implemented from

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Art works featuring Batman and Winnie the Pooh censored from Australian university art gallery upon Chinese complaints

Three art works among an exhibition featuring images from dozens of countries were withdrawn from an art gallery on the campus of the Australian National University after Chinese students complained about “racial discrimination” and “humiliation of China.” Three works by artist Luke Cornish featuring Chinese currency bearing the altered images of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping were removed from the exhibition following the complaints. The exhibition “Don’t Shoot the Messenger” by Luke Cornish, running from March 12 to April 15

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Taiwanese factory in Myanmar caught up in anti-China protest

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Taiwanese enterprises in Myanmar to hang up the national flag and signs in Burmese to avoid being misidentified as Chinese after a Taiwanese shoe factory was caught up in protests last night, March 14. Ten Taiwanese staff were trapped in the Tsang Yih Company’s shoe factory in the Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone in Yangon while a nearby Chinese-owned factory burned. Protestors anger turned toward Chinese enterprises, as China is viewed as being supportive of

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Orwellian vibe: China’s Foreign Minister takes to the big screen to lord it over the little people

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi took to the big screen, rather than the usual podium to speak to the media, yesterday, in a scene reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984. The 3:00 pm press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing was held “in line with COVID-19 containment measures,” according to official speak. China’s Foreign Minister appeared larger-than-life on multiple screens at the venue, spookily akin to Orwell’s fictional character “Big Brother.” The biggest highlight

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Xi Jinping awkwardly takes praise for his “Toilet Revolution” policy

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping appeared to squirm a little embarrassedly when a representative heaped praise on the paramount leader for his thoughtful “Toilet Revolution” policy, at the fourth session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), yesterday, Monday, March 8. Xi was attending a forum for deputies of the National People’s Congress when a female representative made flattering remarks about the policy, perhaps unaware of the controversies that have hounded implementation of the grand

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“Patriots” will replace “the people” governing Hong Kong, to align with Xi Jinping Thought

Statements at a press conference ahead of today’s March 5 meeting of China’s National People’s Congress suggest that changes will be made to Hong Kong’s electoral system to ensure that only Chinese patriots will be eligible for election in the “Special Administrative Region.” The changes will help align the former British colony with Xi Jinping Thought. On the agenda will be “improvements” to help Hong Kong’s election system “keep up with the times,” and provide a guarantee for the comprehensive

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Plane crash in China’s Jiangxi Province leaves 5 dead, one injured

Five people died, and one person was injured after a plane engaged in cloud-seeding operations crashed into houses in Jianxi Province, China, Monday, March 1. All five people aboard the aircraft died, while a resident of one of three houses affected by the crash suffered minor injuries. According to Chinese language media reports, a twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, registered B-10GD, belonging to Great Northern wilderness General Aviation Company (中國北大荒通用航空公司) crashed in a residential area of Ji’an County at

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Member of the audience attacks actor during Shanghai Disneyland stage performance, shouting “American Pig!”

A woman visiting Shanghai Disneyland jumped onto the stage during a performance of Pirates of the Caribbean, and slapped an actor on the head, while calling him “debauched”, and saying, “you are not worthy of being Chinese,” and “you are an American pig,” Saturday, February 20. Video footage of the incident circulated on Chinese social media websites, Sunday, leading to lively discussions about the incident. Pudong Public Security Bureau said that at about 5:00 pm, February 20, a woman took

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Chinese professor: There were no ancient western civilizations; just modern fakes made to demean China

A Chinese professor claims that the Egyptian pyramids, the Parthenon, and other remnants of ancient civilizations in the West, were all faked by Western scholars in order to fabricate an ancient history, and diminish the glory of China. Hong Kong News outlet Hong Kong 01 is just one of many Chinese language media who reported on the farcical claims after Professor Huang Heqing broadcast one of his lectures live to the internet recently. While ultranationalist conspiracy theories are not rare

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