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Hong Kong Police Shoot Protesters at Close Range

Hong Kong police fired both tear gas and live rounds at protesters on Monday. One of the protesters was hit in the chest or abdomen by a live bullet fired at point-blank range by a uniformed police officer, resulting in immediate public outrage and even more energetic protests. The Hong Kong Free Press described the…

Report Estimates 150 Killed at One of 1000+ Chinese Concentration Camps

At least 150 Uyghur Muslims died over the course of six months while imprisoned at one of the Chinese communist regime’s concentration camps, according to a report from Radio Free Asia (RFA). The news agency, whose reporters spoke with an official source at the Kuchar County Police Department in Xinjiang region, confirmed that at least 150…

Tesla’s U.S. Sales Drop 39% in Third Quarter

Tesla’s third-quarter year-over-year revenue dropped by 39 percent in the United States for the third quarter, cratering from $5.13 billion last year to $3.13 billion. CNBC reports that Tesla’s third-quarter revenue dropped by 39 percent in the United States this week, its first major drop in over two years. Sales in the United States, which…

Investors Praise Apple CEO Tim Cook for Working with China

Apple investors have praised CEO Tim Cook for his handling of Chinese trade relations after the company’s stock hit an all-time high recently. Reuters reports that Wall Street analysts had low expectations for the firm recently, expecting the company to post lower full-year revenue compared to last year and flat fiscal fourth-quarter sales, but instead…

Report: Drunk Chinese Prison Guard Beats Young Uyghur Muslim to Death

A young Uyghur man who Chinese authorities claimed had suffered a fatal heart attack while imprisoned in a communist internment camp was actually beaten to death by a police officer in a drunken rage, according to a report Monday by Radio Free Asia. The 35-year-old man, reportedly named Ghalipjan, died in August last year while…

Report: Asia Is the ‘Hot Spot’ for Christian Persecution

“Persecution against Christians has worsened the most in South and East Asia,” notes a report documenting the growing oppression of Christians around the world. South and East Asia is now “the regional hot spot for persecution,” states the new report by Aid to the Church in Need, a pontifical foundation providing assistance to Christians, “taking…

Paper Cranes and Tear Gas Mark 20 Weeks of Hong Kong Protests

Police injured at least two journalists, flooded a pharmacy with tear gas, and used water cannons and rubber bullets against peaceful demonstrators in Hong Kong on Sunday, the 21st weekend since protests began in June. Hundreds also gathered for a ceremony honoring those killed or injured during the protests since the movement began with folded…

Chinese Communists: Our TikTok App Deserves Praise, Not Criticism

DAVID GRAY/AFP Following the recent criticism of the Chinese-owned app TikTok, China’s state-run newspaper Global Times has claimed that the app should be praised for “preventing cyber terrorism.” In a recent article titled “TikTok deserves praise for preventing cyber terrorism,” China’s state-run Global Times praised the video app TikTok for allegedly removing two dozen Islamic…

Report: Southeast Asia a ‘Regional Hotspot’ for Growing Christian Persecution

RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images Persecution of Christians in Southeast Asia, particularly in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, has grown in severity over two years, according to a report from Aid to the Church in Need published Wednesday. The report, entitled Persecuted and Forgotten?, found that Southeast Asia has now become a “regional hot spot” for Christian persecution.…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Named Chairman at Top Chinese Business School

Apple CEO Tim Cook was named the chairman of a top Chinese business school this week amidst concerns about the relationship between the United States and communist China. According to a report by The Verge, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been selected to serve as the chairman of Tsinghua University’s economics school in Beijing, which is…
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