The fourth of Jiangxi’s ministerial officials removed

China 05/12/22, 01:49

Gong Jianhua, former deputy director of the Jiangxi Provincial Congress's Committee, was expelled from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was also removed from his current position on May 10. Gong is the fourth provincial-ministerial official of Jiangxi Province dismissed since the 19th National Congress. According to China's anti-graft body's report, Gong ...

Chinese attack helicopter crosses Taiwan’s median line for first time

China 05/12/22, 01:27

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said that a Chinese military WZ-10 attack helicopter entered the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) around the island on May 10. It also crossed the median line- an informal line that divides the Taiwan Straits into the mainland side and Taiwan island side. This is ...

Freed Taiwan activist reveals stories behind Beijing’s arrest

China 05/12/22, 01:06

After five years in China’s jail, Taiwanese NGO activist Lee Ming-Che was freed in April. He and his wife revealed the stories behind his arrest in a press conference on May 10. In May 2017, Lee disappeared on Chinese soil. He called it a kidnap. The Chinese court sentenced him to ...

How China devastated its own land: Now grabs it worldwide

In-depth Reports 05/11/22, 03:13

Nature has always been one of the most revered cosmic aspects in classical Chinese culture. It is the scenario of the interaction of the forces that govern the relationship between Heaven and Earth, and human beings. And it is also the source of sustenance and social stability. In this sense, Chinese ...

Hong Kong’s new leader is regarded to be “untested” and pro-Beijing

China 05/11/22, 01:20

In Hong Kong's chief executive election on Sunday, John Lee, a Beijing loyalist and the only contender, received the overwhelming majority of votes. According to the CEO of a consultancy, Hong Kong's next chief executive John Lee has spent his whole career focusing on security and is "untested" in other areas. The ...

South Korea plans to reopen a tungsten mine to break its dependence on China

China 05/11/22, 01:17

South Korea is actively restarting the Sangdong tungsten mine, 180 kilometers southeast of Seoul, to break Beijing’s control over the rare metal and break its dependence on China. South Korea consumes the most tungsten per capita globally and imports 95% of its tungsten from China. Almonty Industries owns the Yeongwol tungsten mine ...

China blocks Taiwan from participating this year’s World Health Assembly

China 05/11/22, 01:15

China, on May 9, rejected Taiwan's efforts to attend a World Health Organization meeting set for later this month. Speaking at a news briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian said that Taiwan's participation in international organizations, including the WHO, must be handled in accordance with the "One China" principle. Zhao ...

China, and Russia blocked from Australia’s major naval conference

China 05/11/22, 01:05

Australia announced that it would bar Chinese and Russian military officials from a major international naval conference in Sydney starting on May 10. The Indo Pacific Sea Power Conference 2022 would be held at Sydney’s Darling Harbour for three days, from May 10 to May 12. The event would welcome the ...

Chinese media mocks Russia over Victory Day celebration

China 05/11/22, 01:02

Taiwan-based Newtalk news reported that China media mocked this year's Russian Victory Day celebration. The Chinese military column "Tao Short room" published a commentary article by researchers at China's "globalization think tank," calling "victory day without victory" for Russia. The article said Russia made almost no achievement in the war, and it ...

Second brother of Jiangsu’s former top official accepts over $6 million bribes

Insights 05/11/22, 00:22

Wang Liwei, former vice-chairman of the Jinzhou Municipal Political Consultative Conference in Liaoning Province, has been accused of taking bribes.Liaoning Province officially listed Wang's case as one among three typical cases of damaging the business environment on May 06. According to the charge, Wang has successively sought benefits for 13 people ...

Pentagon report details 8 cases revealing China’s infiltration into US companies

China 05/11/22, 00:16

A Department of Defense study has shown the Chinese government is making use of a U.S. government-program to serve their own interests. The Pentagon’s Small Business Innovation Research program aims at promoting innovation among small U.S. companies. The awards process is competitive. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, the report finds ...

The West condemns Hong Kong’s new leader election process

China 05/10/22, 23:52

The Group of Seven (G7) and the European Union (EU) have condemned the process of Hong Kong's election of its next leader. The foreign ministers of G7 have expressed "grave concern" over the recent Hong Kong election, calling it "steady erosion of political and civil rights and Hong Kong's autonomy." The ...

China conducts military exercises near Japanese islands for 5 consecutive days

China 05/10/22, 22:32

China has been intensifying its military drill in the contested Japanese islands over the past week. According to Japanese media Sankei, the Japanese Ministry of Defense said that on May 7, Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning sailed near the country’s Ishigaki Island, which is 75 miles (120km) from Taiwan. The Chinese side kept ...

China and Somalia’s intention to jointly promote infrastructure: Could be used by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

China 05/10/22, 00:24

The Australian, on May 9, reported the latest China-Solomon draft Memorandum of Understanding Deepening Blue Economy Cooperation (pdf). The document stated that the two countries intend to start several joint investment projects, including constructing a port. The draft states that China and Somalia intend to launch several [quote] "cooperative investment projects, including ...