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China takes on more conflicts around the world

From remote Himalayan valleys to small tropical islands and tense Western capitals, an increasingly assertive China is taking on conflicts around the world like never before as the United States retreats. China's imposition this week of a controversial security law in Hong Kong, defying a barrage of criticism from the West, offered another example of its rising confidence as a global superpower. The confrontations are seen as part of President Xi Jinping's nationalist drive to return a once-we...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, West, United States, Xi Jinping


Reading Orwell for the Fourth of July

As we celebrate freedom, speaking freely is in danger.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Putin, China, Russia, Social Media, United States, Xi Jinping, Poland, Orwell, Freedom Of The Press, Trump, George, Facebook Inc, Vladimir V, Donald J


Hong Kong Law Opens Door to China’s Hulking Security State

A new national security law will allow Beijing’s sprawling and secretive security system to establish a visible foothold in the territory.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Communist Party of China, National Security Commission (China, Hong Kong Protests (2019


The world should stand up to China over Hong Kong, activist Nathan Law says

Hong Kong's fate shows China's true authoritarianism so the rest of the world should stand up to President Xi Jinping and start to put human rights above financial gain, pro-democracy activist Nathan Law told Reuters. China unveiled a national security law this week which Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and the West say breaches the "one country, two systems" principle enshrined in the 1984 Sino-British treaty that guaranteed the autonomy of Hong Kong. "The protests in Hong Kong have been a...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Law, China, West, Xi Jinping, Nathan Law, Reuters, Reuters China


Britain's citizenship offer to Hong Kong: how China could respond

China said UK will ‘bear all consequences’, raising possibility of retaliationChina has responded angrily to a UK promise to offer nearly 3 million residents of Hong Kong with British national overseas status (BNO), the right to settle in the UK.China’s foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said Britain would “bear all consequences”, and China’s ambassador to the UK later said that Beijing “reserve[d] the right to take corresponding measures”. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, UK China, Dominic Raab, BNO, Zhao Lijian


China moves forward with COVID-19 vaccine, approving it for use in military (ars technica)

Enlarge / Chinese President Xi Jinping learns about the progress on a COVID-19 vaccine during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing on March 2, 2020. (credit: Getty | Xinhua News Agency) China has approved an experimental COVID-19 vaccine for use in its military after early clinical trial data suggested it was safe and spurred immune responses—but before larger trials that will test whether the vaccine can protect against SARS-CoV-2 infections. This marks the first ...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Reuters, Beth Mole, Central Military Commission, Xinhua News Agency China, COVID, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, CanSino Biologics


Weibo deletes Indian Prime Minister's social media account

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, said it had deleted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer over a border skirmish. Since posting on Sina Weibo the first time in 2015 during a visit to China, Mr Modi has been an infrequent user of the Chinese social media platform. He had more than 200,000 followers and 100 posts before the account was shut. Sina Weibo announced the closure of the ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, China, India, Narendra Modi, Beijing, Canada, Xi Jinping, Venezuela, Li Keqiang, Nicolás Maduro, Weibo, Modi, Sina Weibo, Ladakh


Ending poverty in 2020 was going to be Xi's crowning achievement. Coronavirus might have ruined it

This was supposed to be the year that Beijing would announce it had ended absolute poverty in China, fulfilling a key pledge of President Xi Jinping and one of the founding missions of the Chinese Communist Party.
Tags: China, Cnn, Beijing, Xi Jinping




Trump called May and Merkel 'losers' after their political setbacks, ex-officials say

Witnesses to Trump’s calls say he has a weakness for leaders with absolute power and contempt for allies seeking favors Donald Trump described Theresa May and Angela Merkel as “losers” after they suffered political setbacks, and was repeatedly rude to them, without any of the deference he showed to authoritarian rulers, according to former officials and diplomats.Those who have witnessed the president’s phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders said he had a weakness for monarchs and leaders...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, World news, US news, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Merkel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, Catch Trump


China's Influence Via WeChat Is 'Flying Under the Radar' of Most Western Democracies

China's WeChat, like most social networks, is a haven for disinformation and "fake news". Less well-known, at least in the West, is its role in mobilising Chinese diaspora communities to support particular political policies or people, according to a report. schwit1 shares the report: These activities are coordinated through a system known as the United Front, a network of party and state agencies that are responsible for influencing purportedly independent groups outside the Chinese Communist P...
Tags: Australia, China, Tech, West, Xi Jinping, Wang Yang, WeChat, Chinese communist party, Ma, United Front, United Front Work Department, Maree Ma, Vision Times


Hong Kong's Security Law Brings the Beijing Treatment

With the passage of the national security law, pro-democracy activists face the same dilemma as their mainland counterparts: choosing between fear and their ideals.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Xi Jinping, Wong, Political Prisoners, Politics And Government, Joshua (1996-, Hong Kong Protests (2019


As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat

The sweeping new security law in Hong Kong has further eroded what little support there was in Taiwan for unifying with the mainland.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, United States, Xi Jinping, International Relations, Trump, Tsai Ing-wen, Hong Kong Taiwan, Politics And Government, Donald J, Defense and Military Forces, Secession and Independence Movements


China's National Security Law for Hong Kong, Explained

The legislation grants Beijing broad powers to crack down on a variety of political crimes, including meting out life imprisonment for “grave” offenses. But the law is rife with ambiguities.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, International Relations, Great Britain, Trump, Mike, Communist Party of China, Pompeo, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Donald J, Secession and Independence Movements, Hong Kong Protests (2019


America and Europe Are Split on China. They Must Come Together.

The West sorely needs to be more strategic.
Tags: News, China, Germany, America, European Union, United States, Xi Jinping, Merkel, Angela, Leipzig (Germany, Europe Are Split


The West Is Split on China. It Needs to Come Together.

America and the European Union each have one fruitless approach to China. They should combine them.
Tags: News, China, Germany, America, European Union, United States, Xi Jinping, Merkel, Angela, Leipzig (Germany


Xi Jinping’s Internal Great Wall

Like the Great Wall of generations past, Xi’s Internal Great Wall will continue to keep China behind the rest of the world because a nation that suppresses its own people is not a nation the world can trust to do business fairly.
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, Internal Great Wall


China Imposes Security Law on Hong Kong, Brushing Aside Opponents

In passing the rules, China’s leaders faced down the democracy movement in Hong Kong and shrugged off opposition from the Trump administration.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, United States, Xi Jinping, International Relations, Trump, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Hong Kong Protests (2019


China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

By ZEN SOO and KEN MORITSUGU HONG KONG — China approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a move many see as Beijing’s boldest yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. President Xi Jinping signed a presidential order promulgating the law after it was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congr...
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China Passes Hong Kong Security Law With Sweeping Powers

The law, approved in Beijing with speed and secrecy and signed off by Xi Jinping, will tighten the Communist Party’s grip on Hong Kong after last year’s protests.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Communist Party, Lam, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019


A New Superpower Competition Between Beijing and Washington: China’s Nuclear Buildup

The Trump administration is portraying the small but increasingly potent Chinese arsenal — still only one-fifth the size of the United States’ or Russia’s — as the big new threat.
Tags: News, Putin, Washington, China, Russia, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Nuclear Weapons, State Department, Defense Department, Central Intelligence Agency, Treaties, Trump, Energy Department, Vladimir V


China Passes Hong Kong National Security Law

The law, approved in Beijing with speed and secrecy, will tighten the Communist Party’s grip on Hong Kong after last year’s protests.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Communist Party, Lam, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019, China Passes Hong Kong National Security Law


What China’s New National Security Law Means for Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers have approved the law, threatening to curb free speech and protest in Hong Kong after a year of political tumult.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Xi Jinping, Lam, Communist Party of China, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019, New National Security Law Means


Hong Kong Security Law Is Passed, Giving China Sweeping New Powers

The law, approved in Beijing with speed and secrecy, will tighten the Communist Party’s grip on Hong Kong after last year’s protests.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Communist Party, Lam, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019


China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Granting It Sweeping Powers

Lawmakers in Beijing voted in a process that has been criticized for its secrecy and haste. The law will extend the Communist Party’s reach into Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Communist Party, Lam, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019


China Passes Hong Kong Security Law Granting Beijing Sweeping Powers

Lawmakers in Beijing voted in a process that has been criticized for its secrecy and haste. The law will extend the Communist Party’s reach into Hong Kong.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Communist Party, Lam, Communist Party of China, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019


From the Qing Empire to the People's Republic, China's worries about separatism run deep

In a speech on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sun Yat-sen -- seen by many as modern China's founding father -- President Xi Jinping pledged to "resolutely oppose" any attempt to divide the country.
Tags: China, Cnn, Xi Jinping, Sun Yat, Republic China


China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers could approve the law within days, threatening to curb free speech and protest in the territory after a year of political tumult.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Xi Jinping, Lam, Communist Party of China, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, National People's Congress (China, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019


The rise of disinformation during coronavirus – Australian politics live podcast

Katharine Murphy speaks with Jack Wallace and Tom Uren, analysts from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, about their recent investigation into online disinformation, and China’s increasing employment of it since the outbreak of Covid-19. What are the differences between disinformation peddled by China and the US governments, and what role has it played in Australian politics? Continue reading...
Tags: China, US, World news, Australia news, Xi Jinping, Coalition, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Mike Pompeo, Katharine Murphy, Jack Wallace, Tom Uren


Hong Kong Protests: In Seizing Control, China Sidelines its Allies

Local tycoons and British-trained civil servants helped promote Beijing’s agenda in the territory. Now Beijing seems ready to push them aside.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Demonstrations, Lam, Communist Party of China, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Carrie (1957-, Hong Kong Protests (2019, Seizing Control China Sidelines