Lithuania withdraws all diplomats from China

China 12/18/21, 15:25

Lithuania hastily withdrew all staff from its embassy in China on Dec. 15 as tensions increased over the Taiwan issue.  Lithuanian officials on Dec. 14 said its embassy would work remotely.  Foreign Minister Landsbergis of the Baltic state said the diplomats were leaving for consultancy over changing the department's name. Reuters cited a diplomat ...

China hires US firm to promote 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

China 12/18/21, 07:07

Under growing pressure to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, the Chinese regime has hired U.S. firm Vippi Media to promote the event scheduled to start on February 4th. According to Vision Times, many human rights groups have asked NBC and other U.S. television stations not to broadcast the event. Some ...

Haikou authorities take multiple Evergrande land lots without compensation

China 12/18/21, 06:45

Chinese property developer Evergrande has had many of its land lots confiscated by the Haikou authorities, according to The Epoch Times.  The Haikou City Planning and Resources Department explained in a notice on Dec. 13 that it was due to expired real estate ownership certificates. Haikou is the capital city of the ...

Revengeful monkeys kill 250 dogs by throwing them from heights

World 12/18/21, 02:47

This month, a pack of monkeys in a small Indian village took "revenge" on the local dogs.Locals in Maharashtra's Beed district, roughly 300 miles east of Mumbai, told News 18 that the monkeys started the rampage after some of the dogs had killed an infant monkey. Since then, the monkeys ...

The US investigates suspected corrupt Chinese officials

China 12/17/21, 05:00

U.S Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, on Dec. 10, announced that the United States would step up efforts to investigate dirty money hidden in the United States by corrupt foreign officials, according to NTDTV. The Treasury Department will set up an anti-corruption fund to reward those who provide any information. Yellen said ...

A professor who returned to China for medical treatment dies after COVID isolation

China 12/17/21, 04:56

A female U.S. associate professor was returning to her homeland in China to obtain treatment for her terminal cancer. Still, she, unfortunately, died during her compulsory COVID-19 quarantine time, according to Sound of Hope. 46-year-old Xu Yaqiong of Vanderbilt University in Tennessee was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Doctors expected her to ...

Austrian officials stay away from Beijing Olympics for COVID-19

News 12/17/21, 04:51

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehamme confirmed on Dec. 14 that no high-ranking officials from Austria would attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, according to The Associated Press. Nehamme addressed it was not a diplomatic boycott. Instead, the officials were skipping the games because of China's strict COVID-19 protocols. He explained, "So there is no ...

Former Japan PM Abe warns of consequences if China attacks Taiwan

China 12/17/21, 03:39

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that Japan, the United States and Taiwan need to boost cooperation in various fields, including technology and information exchanges, amid the Chinese Communist Party’s aggression. Speaking at a security summit in Taipei on Dec. 14, Abe urged Taiwan to rise and spread its democracy ...

China: COVID-19 outbreaks in Zhejiang worsen

China 12/17/21, 01:49

Zhejiang officially reported 192 new cases of coronavirus between December 5 to 13. Judging by the CCP’s record of falsified statistics, the real figure could be much higher.  The cases emerged from Ningbo, Shaoxing, and Hangzhou cities, driven by the Delta variant. Following new cases, Zhejiang has toughened up its pandemic ...