- Hospitals in Xinjiang, China, aborted late-stage Uighur pregnancies and even killed newborns, Radio Free Asia reported on Monday.
- Since 2016, China has operated a so-called counterterrorism campaign against its Uighur Muslim minority. At least 1 million Uighurs have been detained in camps designed to brainwash them.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
A man died in the region’s city of Bayannur from multiple organ failure after contracting the deadly disease that caused the Black Death. Authorities tracked the man’s movements back to his village and sealed it off. This is the second village to be placed in quarantine within the past few weeks.
Authorities in Bayannur said: “The place of residence of the deceased is locked down, and a comprehensive epidemiological investigation is being carried out.”
The statement added: “Currently, there is a risk of the human plague spreading in our city.”
Last Thursday another person died from the bubonic plague.
This was in the adjacent city of Baotou.
BEIJING (Kyodo) — China called Tuesday on Japan not to meddle in the issue of its territory Hong Kong, hours after the neighbor’s top government spokesman voiced concern over the arrests of prominent pro-democracy activists in the region.
“No external forces are allowed to interfere” in Hong Kong, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters, adding, “We urge Japan to recognize the reality, understand the issue correctly, and stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.”
Activists say China is carrying out a political purge in Hong Kong after another 10 people were arrested under a new national security law.
- Agnes Chow, a prominent 23-year-old activist, has become the latest high-profile arrest in Hong Kong
- It follows media tycoon Jimmy Lai‘s arrest under Hong Kong’s new security laws
- Lai is facing life in jail for colluding with foreign forces
Hong Kong’s democracy movement is increasingly gripped by fear, with well-known activist Agnes Chow, 23, becoming the latest target of police.
Friends say the pro-democracy campaigner is under investigation for inciting secession.
An earlier post on Ms Chow’s official Facebook page said police had arrived at her home and her lawyers were rushing to the scene, and a separate post later confirmed that she had been taken away by police.
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Nearly 20,000 counterfeit U.S. licenses were seized at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in the first half of 2020, according to a report.
“What is most disconcerting about these interceptions, besides the volume in which we are experiencing, is the ease in which so many young people freely share their personal information with counterfeiters abroad,” Lemaux said in a statement. “We’ll continue to collaborate with local law enforcement to educate the public, and anyone who is contemplating purchasing a counterfeit ID online, on the potential dangers of sharing your personal, identifiable information with a criminal element.”