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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…

Trump Expects China to Buy $50 Billion in U.S. Agriculture

President Donald Trump said Friday that he expects China will buy $50 billion of U.S. farm products in the near future. “I think in agriculture they will hit $50 billion,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. Trump added that the total amount of purchases of U.S. products by China would be much more because…

China Sending Top Trade Negotiator to U.S. To Sign Phase-One Deal Next Week

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy czar will visit Washington next week for the signing of an interim trade deal, the government said Thursday. Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing’s chief envoy in talks with Washington over their tariff war, had been expected to attend the signing but the Commerce Ministry’s statement was the first official confirmation.…

Sweden Govt Says Coronavirus ‘Low Risk’ Will Not Screen Air Travelers

The Swedish government has announced that it will be contributing cash to a WHO fund to tackle the coronavirus but will not be monitoring or screening incoming airline passengers for the virus. The government will be contributing 40 million Swedish krona (£3,182,080/$4,110,472) to the World Health Organisation’s crisis fund, which is designed to allow the…

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…

Tiffany & Co. Pulls ‘Eye Spy’ Ad After China Claims Secret Pro-Hong Kong Message

The latest target of the Chinese Communist Party’s anger is the Tiffany & Co. jeweller, accused of tacitly supporting the Hong Kong protest movement by publishing an advertisement depicting a Chinese model holding a hand over one of her eyes. Chinese social media, which is controlled by the regime, accused Tiffany of either deliberately or…

Apple Stock Reaches All-Time High as China Market Heats Up

Following a boost in Chinese sales as Apple works hard to cozy up to the communist country, Apple’s stock price has reached an all-time high. CNBC reports that following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s work to cozy up to China and a boost in Chinese sales has resulted in Apple’s stock price reaching an all-time high. The…

Bokhari: Microsoft Has A Massive China Problem

Cooperation with China has become a major point of criticism for Silicon Valley companies, most notably Google, which was excoriated by both Democrats and Republicans for trying to build a censored search engine called “Project Dragonfly,” for the Chinese market last year. But there’s another tech company that has far deeper ties to China —…

Russia’s skilled balancing in Asia and elsewhere

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Padraig McGrath, political analyst… During a parliamentary debate on January 22nd, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that 2019 had seen Russian-Japanese cooperative relations reach an “unprecedented” depth. He alluded to the implementation of joint economic projects in the formally disputed Southern Kuril Islands, and told Yukio Edano, the leader…

Feds: University of Florida Faculty Members Fed Research to China

Four researchers were forced to resign from their positions at the University of Florida after a federal investigation revealed that foreign countries including China had exploited medical research at the university with the researchers’ help. According to a report by the Tampa Bay Times, the University of Florida was the target of foreign manipulation. Federal investigators…
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