Hong Kong: Soaring utility and food bills spark stagflation risk

China 11/22/21, 16:18

Stagflation risk probably awaits Hong Kong as inflationary pressure is rising. New figures point out the increasing cost of living, driven by more expensive utility bills and a wide range of goods, according to South China Morning Post.  A government spokesman said October saw “more visible year-on-year increases” in prices across various ...

Report: China media bans coverage on Peng Shuai amid her alleged disappearance

China 11/22/21, 06:44

The Chinese propaganda organs censored press coverage of tennis star Peng Shuai as authorities instructed local media to block reporting on the three-time Olympian. Peng has allegedly disappeared after posting an essay on her verified Weibo account, a Chinese social media. She accused former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of pressuring her ...

How authentic are Peng Shuai updates from Chinese state media

China 11/22/21, 01:59

Chinese state media is responding to international pressure about tennis star Peng Shuai with videos of her appearing in public places, but suspicious details still remain, according to reports. Over the weekend, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of Chinese state media Global Times, had been posting videos and images of Peng Shuai online ...

Peng Shuai reappears in Beijing, according to photos

China 11/21/21, 20:59

Official photos of a tennis tournament in Beijing on Sunday, Nov. 21, revealed the presence of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.  Dressed in a dark blue jacket and white trousers, Shuai was seated among the guests at the Fila Kids Junior Tennis Challenger Finals, in reference to the images shared on ...

41 countries banned at least one religious group says report

Middle East 11/21/21, 19:54

About one-fifth of the world's governments limited freedom of belief for at least one spiritual group, a study found on Nov. 15. The Washington-based Pew Research Center found 41 countries banned at least one religious organization during 2019. This includes social movements, political groups linked to religion, and even entire faiths. The ...

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 ...