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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

U.S. Senators Urge Pope Francis to Press China on Religious Liberty

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Pope Francis Monday asking the pontiff to use his moral authority to pressure Beijing to halt abuses of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. “We ask that Your Holiness challenge the leadership of the People’s Republic of China, as you have challenged…

China Tries to Censor Indian Newspapers over Taiwan Ad

Taiwan’s government on Wednesday placed advertisements in leading Indian newspapers to mark the democratic island’s upcoming National Day on October 10. China, which claims the island, responded by issuing a threatening letter to the Indian press on Wednesday night discouraging them from referring to Taiwan as a “country” or “nation” independent of Beijing. Taiwan operates…

Report: John Hickenlooper Praises China as ‘Great Nation’ Deserving of American Support

Colorado Senate hopeful John Hickenlooper (D) recently praised China as a “great nation” deserving of American respect, according to a report, despite the nation being the origin of the virus plaguing America and the rest of the world. Hickenlooper, a former Democrat governor of Colorado, made the remarks to supporters on a Zoom call on…

Pompeo at Values Voter Summit: Communist China Cracking Down on Christians, Seeking to Rewrite...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the atheist communist party in China during the virtual Values Voter Summit 2020 on Tuesday for persecuting Christians and trying to rewrite the Bible to adapt the Christian doctrine to Chinese society. “We watch today the challenge that Christians and Catholics have to practice their faith inside of…

Mr. Pashinyan and his entourage

Two years ago the political regime in Armenia was changed as a result of protest actions. Among the reasons for the protests in 2018 were: corruption, low living standards, high unemployment, Serzh Sargsyan’s ineffective leadership of the country as President of Armenia and his subsequent promotion to the post of Prime Minister. The so-called “Velvet…

China Struggling to Convince Citizens to Take Chinese-Made Flu Shots

The Communist Party of China is struggling to convince citizens to receive influenza vaccinations to protect them in the upcoming flu season after years of corruption scandals involving faulty, watered-down, or otherwise useless vaccines, the South China Morning Post noted on Monday. About 30 million flu shots are distributed in China each year. This year, authorities…

Australia: Chinese Agents ‘Masquerading as Journalists’ Prompt Police Raids

Australia’s interior ministry on Sunday defended the government’s recent intelligence raids on Chinese agents “masquerading as journalists” in Australia after China condemned the searches. In June, Australian intelligence agencies raided the homes of four Chinese individuals accused of posing as journalists in Australia. Last Friday, Australia’s trade minister revealed that the agencies “acted on evidence related to a…

Fleeing Virologist: Chinese Coronavirus Was ‘Made in Wuhan Lab’

Li-Meng Yan, a former virologist at the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, told a U.K. broadcast this weekend that she is certain the Chinese coronavirus “is not from nature” but, rather, artificially engineered at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Li-Meng fled to the United States, she explained to the ITV program Loose…

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Under Fire for Filming in Chinese City Running Uyghur Concentration Camps

Disney’s live-action Mulan can’t seem to catch a break. Following coronavirus delays and a #BoycottMulan campaign, the movie is now generating blowback for its end credits in which the studio thanks an official Chinese government security bureau linked to Uyghur concentration camps. Mulan’s end credits include a special thank-you to the Turpan Municipal Bureau of Public Security,…

Palau Invites U.S. to Build Military Base as China Pushes into Pacific

The Pacific nation of Palau urged the U.S. this week to build military bases on its island territory amid growing Chinese influence in the western Pacific region. U.S. Pentagon chief Mark Esper visited Palau last week as part of a tour of the Pacific. It was the first-ever visit to the island by a U.S. defense secretary.…
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