TikTok faces potential fine of $28.9 million as UK investigates minor data breach

Insights 09/29/22, 10:12

A preliminary finding from British authorities has determined that TikTok may have failed to protect children’s privacy according to law. According to Bloomberg, the Office of Information Commissioner (ICO) alleged that TikTok may have skipped obtaining parental permission from youngsters who use the platform. The video-sharing platform is also accused of ...

Four signs that indicate China’s collapse has started: expert

Insights 09/29/22, 06:31

Sebastian Mallaby, the senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, in an article in the Washington Post on September 24, pointed out that four signs show China "is starting to crack." First, the difficulties and risks caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 's Zero-COVID policy Second, problems ...

‘He who laughs last laughs best’: UK responds to CCP taunts

Japan 09/28/22, 16:10

The UK responded sharply to the Chinese regime after it mocked its expansion of relations with Japan, "to address the strategic threat posed by China," announced in New York on the occasion of the 77th UN General Assembly.  On the one hand, Prime Minister Liz Truss met with Japanese Prime Minister ...

State media reaffirm Xi is ‘at the core’ amid rumors of loss of power

Insights 09/28/22, 03:22

Chinese state media have finally taken action amid buzzing tittle-tattle over Chinese leader Xi Jinping's absence from the public limelight. On September 25, Xinhua News Agency reported that the Chinese Communist Party had chosen 2,296 delegates to attend the incoming National Congress. Xi is on the list. While this further reasserted Xi's ...

The Hong Kong HQ of China Evergrande Group is open for public bidding

Insights 09/28/22, 03:16

China Evergrande Center, China Evergrande Group's commercial office building in Wanchai, Hong Kong, is open for tender. Bidding time is until October 31 of this year. In July, the building was estimated to have a market value of about $1 billion (HK$9 billion). With more than $300 billion in liabilities in ...

China’s top propagandist urges ‘transparent’ expert views on COVID policy

Insights 09/28/22, 03:12

Once trumpeting the Chinese Communist Party’s interests, China’s firebrand commentator Hu Xijin has unexpectedly appealed for genuine opinions about CCP’s hard-line COVID measures. In a Weibo post on Saturday, September 24, the former editor-in-chief of state-run Global Times tabloid said, “I sincerely hope that they [experts] will give more comments on ...

Is Xi safe? Expert: ‘No sign of coup in China’

Insights 09/28/22, 03:10

In recent days, some media reported that there was a coup in China and that Xi Jinping had been arrested by the opposition in the Chinese Communist Party after he returned from the SCO summit in Uzbekistan. But there is no official confirmation from the CCP or its media. Experts said ...

Economic downturn, lockdown after lockdown: People fleeing China

Insights 09/28/22, 02:32

According to Apollo News, in recent years, because of difficult living conditions in China due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) “zero-COVID” policy based on lockdown and China’s economic downturn, a wave of Chinese people migrated abroad. Canadian human rights activist and media person Sheng Xue said, "Chinese stowaways have gone ...