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Mike Pence: We’re Going to Continue to Stand Strong on China

The Trump administration will continue to take a tough line with China in trade talks, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday. Speaking at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference, Pence said that the U.S. would continue to insist that China make significant reforms to its economic system, including abandoning trade barriers, forced technology…

NYC ‘Keep Taiwan Free’ March Lends Support to Hong Kong Protests

About 500 people from the Taiwanese community in New York marched through Manhattan on Saturday for the annual “Keep Taiwan Free” event, urging the United Nations to extend full membership to the island. The U.N. General Assembly is scheduled to convene on September 17. Organizers decided to draw attention by comparing Taiwan’s situation to the…

Philippine Bishops Praise Supreme Court Rejection of Same-Sex Marriage

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have praised a Supreme Court ruling this week rejecting a controversial petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. In a unanimous September 3 decision, the Supreme Court of the Philippines dismissed a landmark petition to legalize same-sex marriage in the majority Catholic country. “With the decision not to legalize same-sex…

With Friends Like These: The Tyrants Who Praised Robert Mugabe

The death of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe aged 95 has come as a relief to freedom fighters around the world. However, many of his fellow tyrants considered him both a friend and ally. As noted by Breitbart News, Mugabe’s 40-year leadership of the former British colony was “marked with bloodshed, persecution of political opponents, and…

Imports of Chinese High Tech Goods Are Down by More Than 20% This Year

U.S. imports of advanced technology products from China in the first seven months of the year fell by nearly $20 billion, the latest sign that the Trump administration’s trade policies are pushing U.S. businesses and households to look outside of China for high tech goods. The U.S. imported $75.2 billion of high tech goods from…

Hong Kong Chief Confirms Audio of Her Wanting to Resign Is Real, China Calls...

The Chinese propaganda newspaper Global Times published a stunning article Tuesday that quotes the Hong Kong chief executive confirming the legitimacy of audio published by Reuters in which she says she wants to resign from her post, but nonetheless declares the Reuters report is “fake.” The Global Times does not elaborate on what about the Reuters report…

Elon Musk: ‘China Is the Future’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented that “China is the future” at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday. Speaking with Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai this week, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk discussed the opening of Tesla’s Shanghai Gigfactory, calling progress in…

Elon Musk to Appear at AI Conference – in China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma are set to debate the concept of artificial intelligence at the World AI Conference in Shanghai, China, this week. Experts point out that the appearance could be bad timing for Musk, as the United States imposes on China while at the same time, the communist…

Wikipedia Editors Attack China Critic ‘Epoch Times’ After NBC Hit Piece

After NBC News published a hit piece on news outlet the Epoch Times and its association with the Falun Gong, a spiritual movement persecuted by China’s government, the Wikipedia page for the outlet was vandalized and filled with attacks sourced to the piece. One editor involved has a history of attacking Falun Gong and defending…

Google Falls to Third Place in Race to Install Surveillance Devices in Homes

Tech giant Google has reportedly dropped to third place in the worldwide smart speaker market. Although Amazon rules the market for devices always listening to their customers, Chinese tech giant Baidu has now overtaken Google in the race to install speakers in homes. TechCrunch reports that Silicon Valley giant Google has fallen to third place in…
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