The international community has begun to realize that they must stand united against “China’s invasion”, which came in the form of “arbitrary, dictatorial value” instead of military weaponry, said media tycoon and democracy activist Jimmy Lai on Tuesday.
A senior ally of Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for a Mao-style purge of China’s domestic-security apparatus last month, saying it was time to “turn the blade inwards and scrape the poison off the bone.”
The cleansing commenced swiftly.
Within the first week after the call to action, Communist Party enforcers had launched investigations…
It’s time for Western universities to close their Confucius Institutes and end their academic cooperation with China. In the three decades following the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, one of the ways China sought to rebuild its image abroad was by systematically forging partnerships with Western universities.
At first, these partnerships mainly focused on research collaboration. Later, they grew to include the Confucius Institutes for language education, generous funding for various joint projects, and the establishment of Western universities’ branch campuses in China.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) published an article explaining the reason that the U.S. closed China’s Consulate in Houston.
The article stated that the U.S. has known that the staff members at the consulate were conducting suspicious activities, but, for a while, it did not take any action. The Second Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is the PLA’s intelligence unit, sent staff members from a large network company, with fake IDs, to China’s Consulate in Houston. Those technicians used a large video platform’s backend data to identify people who might participate in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and ANTIFA’s protests and then created and sent them customized videos on how to organize riots and how to do promotions.
The purpose was to “weaponize” big data technology. It delivered relevant materials precisely to those people who were most likely to participate in the protests, while other people could not even find those videos.
RFA did not spell out the company names. A Twitter account said the technicians were from Huawei and the video platform they used to identify candidates and push videos to was TikTok.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military said on Wednesday the latest U.S. navy sailing near Chinese-claimed Taiwan was “extremely dangerous” and stirring up such trouble was in neither country’s interests.
The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed through the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, the U.S. navy said, in what have become relatively routine trips in recent months, though they always anger China.
TAIPEI—With China closing in on a coronavirus vaccine, Beijing’s top officials and some of its drugmakers have begun promising early access to countries of strategic interest as it seeks to shore up its global standing after a pandemic that has strained geopolitical ties.
Hong Kong authorities are seeking to arrest six pro-democracy activists living abroad, including one US citizen. Experts say that China’s security law for the city doesn’t just pose a threat to locals.
SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Chinese drone giant SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has been making sweeping cuts to its global sales and marketing teams as it faces coronavirus headwinds and mounting political pressure in key markets, current and former staff told Reuters.
SINGAPORE: BIGO Technology, a smaller rival of embattled Chinese app-maker ByteDance, is shifting servers from Hong Kong to Singapore, out of the reach of a new national security law at a time when it is seeking to emphasize independence from its Chinese parent.
The move, which follows India’s ban on the firm’s apps during this year’s flare-up in hostilities between New Delhi and Beijing, comes as the United States toughens scrutiny of Chinese-owned firms in one of its most promising markets.
A government-sponsored plan to turbocharge Argentina’s hog industry with Chinese capital is generating unprecedented resistance among its supposed beneficiaries – the Argentinian general public.
Nearly 400,000 people have signed petitions opposing the move. “We never had such a huge response before,” said environmental lawyer Enrique Viale, one of the group who banded together last month to challenge the government’s initiative.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and other senior officials haven’t appeared in public for several days, while police in the northern resort town of Beidaihe recently began tightening security, leading observers to predict that the Chinese Communist Party’s annual secret conclave will soon take place.
Chinese petitioners who appeal for authorities to hear their grievances were also recently detained in the area. Ahead of important political meetings, police typically suppress dissent.
It’s customary for top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party to go on vacation in Beidaihe, located in northern Hebei Province, for about two weeks, usually beginning in late July or early August.
Party factions conduct informal negotiations, discuss major national policies, and finalize decisions during the conclave, but details are kept secret.
The Treasury Department moved to sanction the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), its former Political Commissar, and its former Deputy Party Secretary and Commander on Friday for “serious human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, which reportedly include mass arbitrary detention and severe physical abuse.”
XPCC, however, has liaised with Harvard’s Ash Center for Innovation and Diplomacy as part of its “China’s Leaders in Development Program,” inaugurated in 2001.
The program trained officials from the XPCC in 2012 and 2011, supplying them with meetings at the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and, as the program’s description notes, other “local, state, and federal government organizations in the United States.”
A Sydney senior councillor has declared he had been advising an organisation with links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), once headed by exiled Chinese billionaire and political donor Huang Xiangmo.
Mr Huang was banned from entering Australia due to concerns about his links to the CCP
Academics said the organisation, once headed by Mr Huang, was used to carry out “overseas influence”
Robert Kok told ABC News his involvement with those CCP-linked organisations was “limited and honorary”
Veteran City of Sydney councillor and former Deputy Mayor Robert Kok reported his involvement with the Australia Council for Promotion of Peaceful Reunification (ACPPRC) on his register of interests.
The organisation actively promotes the “reunification across the Taiwan Strait” and “peaceful development” across the Asia Pacific, which some academics labelled as quietly operating in the interests of Beijing.
RealityChek readers and anyone who’s familiar with my work over many years know that I’ve often lambasted U.S. multinational companies for powerfully aiding and abetting China’s rise to the status of economic great power status – and of surging threat to U.S. national security and prosperity. In fact, the dangers posed by China’s activities and goals have become so obvious that even the American political and policy establishments that on the whole actively supported the policies – and that permitted money from this corporate Offshoring Lobby to drive their decisions – are paying attention.
If you still doubt how these big U.S. corporations have sold China much of the rope with which it’s determined to hang their own companies and all of America (paraphrasing Lenin’s vivid supposed description of and prediction about the perilously shortsighted greed of capitalists), you should check out the latest report of the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). As made clear by this study from an organization set up by Congress to monitor the China threat, not only have the multinationals’ investments in China figured “prominently in China’s national development ambitions.” They also “may indirectly erode the United States’ domestic industrial competitiveness and technological leadership relative to China.”
Tibetans, Uyghurs, and other activists held a protest outside Apple’s flagship store in the Carnegie Library, Washington DC this week to protest Apple’s censorship at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party and call for the company to protect free speech and human rights.
The protest was organized by the international consumer group SumOfUs and activist group Students for a Free Tibet. It took place one day after Apple CEO Tim Cook testified to Congress during a hearing on antirust laws.
Chinese internet celebrities famous for ‘eating broadcasts’ (mukbang) are feeling the heat from authorities. That, as the country responds to the leader’s order on reducing food waste.
4 virus experts in China were awarded with national honors, including the military officer who took over the Wuhan P4 lab, and an expert who denied human-to-human transmission in the early stage of the outbreak.
A Chinese netizen described the situation of Chinese people living within the firewall with a video. And other netizens discovered new insights from the scenes.
Chinese economists warn that Beijing needs to get prepared for the financial decoupling between China and the U.S.
Hong Kong’s police credit union is moving assets to Chinese banks, citing worries over U.S. sanctions.