Japan boosts record defense spending amid China’s growing hostility

China 11/21/21, 14:58

Japan passed an economic stimulus package on Friday, Nov. 19 that comprises a supplementary budget of more than 700 billion yen (US $6.12 billion) for defense only, according to Reuters.  The extra sum represents approximately 50% over the previous high, set in fiscal 2018, per Reuters. With this addition, the entire ...

Chinese mouthpiece rips Sen. Tom Cotton for urging Beijing Olympic boycott

China 11/21/21, 02:52

Infamous editor-in-chief for Global Times, the mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, is using his language weapon again, this time to lambast Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas.  Hu Xijin of Global Times took direct aim at the Republican Senator for pushing a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympic, a sports event ...

Astronomers find invisible ‘barrier protecting’ galaxy’s center

Space 11/20/21, 20:05

According to a new study, The Milky Way center may be even more peculiar than astronomers have expected.An unidentified barrier is preventing the highest-speed particles of the universe from getting inside our galaxy's center, as Livescience reported. The Invisible 'barrier' A researcher group from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Nanjing investigated ...

China’s economy continues to exist by taking advantage of the US

China 11/20/21, 17:30

Nathaniel Taplin, an economic and financial columnist for The Wall Street Journal, in an article titled "China's Economy Rests on Three Shaky Legs," analyzed China's economic troubles. Taplin said that the Chinese economy is suffering on all sides: power outages, heavy debt, challenging transportation routes, and the outbreak of Delta variant ...

Beijing heavily fines Alibaba and Baidu for failing to report old deals

Tech 11/20/21, 03:07

According to Reuters, China's market regulator on Saturday, Nov. 20, said it was fining companies including Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com for violating anti-monopoly legislation, by not declaring 43 deals that date as far back as 2012 to authorities. Each enterprise involved in the cases would be fined $78,000, it said, the ...

China wants ASEAN to let Myanmar coup leader join summit, but fails

China 11/19/21, 16:17

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has opposed China’s proposal to invite Myanmar junta leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing to attend their special summit next week. Reuters citing diplomatic sources, reported on Thursday, Nov. 18, that a Chinese envoy has lobbied ASEAN to let the Myanmar military ruler join the ASEAN-China ...

Biden is considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

China 11/19/21, 15:31

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, Nov. 18, affirmed that his administration is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over concerns of human rights abuses.  “Something we’re considering,” Biden said when he answered to a reporter who asked if his administration was taking it into account. The ...

Beijing is ready to invade Taiwan, Congressional commission warns

China 11/19/21, 14:10

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released its annual report this Wednesday, November 17, warning the U.S. government that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has amassed enough weaponry and troops to invade Taiwan. "The PLA [People's Liberation Army] has already achieved the capabilities needed to conduct an air and naval blockade, cyberattacks, ...

Wife of former Interpol head exposes Chinese Communist Party as ‘monster’

China 11/19/21, 04:48

Meng Hongwei's wife is saddened and speaks openly about her family's tragedy under the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) cruel control. Grace Meng gave up her anonymity and showed her face to speak out against China's autocratic regime, which her husband—a vice minister of public security—served before disappearing in 2018. He was ...

Chinese coast guard attacks Philippine boats with water cannon

China 11/19/21, 01:03

Two Philippine boats were attacked with violent blasts of water by Chinese coast guard ships on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the disputed Spratly Islands over the South China Sea shoal.  The ships were delivering food supplies to the Filipino military on the Second Thomas Shoal, also known as Ayungin Shoal, the ...

Serena Williams joins the call for Peng Shuai’s whereabouts

China 11/18/21, 23:36

Tennis icon Serena Williams joins the voices to question Peng Shuai's disappearance, as she has not been heard of since she publicized her sexual assault case with a high-profile Chinese politician.  “I am devastated and shocked to hear about the news of my peer, Peng Shuai. I hope she is safe ...

Despite threats from the CCP, Lithuania officially opens Taiwan embassy

China 11/18/21, 16:40

Despite pressure and threats from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) the Taiwanese embassy in Lithuania started operating this Thursday, Nov. 18 as announced by Taiwan's foreign minister via his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/MOFA_Taiwan/status/1461255905677221890 Taiwan's 'de facto embassy' is the first in Europe and opens the possibility for other countries that also maintain diplomatic ...

German Chancellor says Europe should not divorce from China

China 11/18/21, 15:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in an interview Wednesday, Nov. 17, said although intellectual property could be an issue, it is not time for Europe and Germany to stop cooperating with China yet. "Total decoupling wouldn’t be right in my view, it would be damaging for us," she told Reuters, while also ...