BREAKING: Protests in Shanghai over China’s rigid COVID-19 policy

Thousands of people took to the streets in parts of Shanghai, Beijing and other cities in China on Sunday to protest the country’s harsh zero-Covid policy, which includes stringent lockdowns and repeated mass testing—a sign of growing public discontent over the anti-pandemic approach that has been embraced by Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his administration. … Continue reading BREAKING: Protests in Shanghai over China’s rigid COVID-19 policy

FBI worried about reports of Chinese police stations in US

The FBI is "concerned" by reports that secret "police stations" linked to China have been set up across the US. A September report issued by the NGO Safeguard Defenders revealed the presence of these stations around the world, including in New York. The FBI's director, Christopher Wray, told senior politicians that the agency was monitoring … Continue reading FBI worried about reports of Chinese police stations in US

DEPRESSION: Chinese woman committed suicide during COVID-19 lockdown

A woman in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia reportedly killed herself after her local area was locked down, China-focused online outlets Sixth Tone and What's on Weibo reported. Hers is the latest documented death linked to China's zero-COVID strategy, in which entire communities face restrictions over a relatively small number of positive cases. Authorities categorized the … Continue reading DEPRESSION: Chinese woman committed suicide during COVID-19 lockdown

China leader Xi Jinping wins third term in office

Xi Jinping secured a third term as China's leader on Sunday, state media reported, after a week-long congress in which he cemented his control over the ruling Communist Party. President Xi was picked as the party's general secretary for another five-year term in a closed-door vote, meaning he is almost certain to be elected president … Continue reading China leader Xi Jinping wins third term in office

China’s Huawei, ZTE telecommunications equipment listed as national security threat to the US

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to ban imports of new telecommunications equipment from China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, according to media reports. Last week, FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated the proposed ban to the other three commissioners for final approval, according to media reports. Under the ban, the Chinese companies cannot sell … Continue reading China’s Huawei, ZTE telecommunications equipment listed as national security threat to the US

Human Rights Watch condemns China’s forced collection of DNA throughout Tibet

The Chinese government has stooped to the lowest level possible when it comes to the repression of the Tibetan people but this forced DNA sample collection without consent to strengthen their own surveillance capabilities proves that they can go even lower if needed. The Chinese authorities have apparently been collecting DNA samples of Tibetan people, … Continue reading Human Rights Watch condemns China’s forced collection of DNA throughout Tibet

International human rights groups threaten lawsuit over Ireland-China trade relations

Two international rights groups are threatening legal action if Ireland's Revenue Commissioners and the Irish customs authorities do not ban cotton imports from China which are manufactured using forced labour. The groups seeking the ban are Global Legal Action Network and the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress. If Chinese textile goods are not banned from being … Continue reading International human rights groups threaten lawsuit over Ireland-China trade relations

‘China has no plan to invade Taiwan,’ former CIA official says

The former senior intelligence officer argued that such actions would be impossible to miss To prepare for a military operation against Taiwan, the Chinese government would have to take certain steps that simply cannot be kept secret from the West - and there is currently no sign of them, former CIA official John Culver argued … Continue reading ‘China has no plan to invade Taiwan,’ former CIA official says

Canada appoints first woman ambassador to China

Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com Canada has appointed Jennifer May as its first female ambassador to China, taking over a role that has been vacant since December 2021 amidst diplomatic tensions between the two countries. In a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said May is a veteran diplomat with 30 years of experience, including … Continue reading Canada appoints first woman ambassador to China

Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used software distributed by a small Canadian customer service company, another example of a “supply chain compromise” made infamous by the hack on U.S. networking company SolarWinds. U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike will say in an upcoming blog post seen by Reuters that it had discovered malicious software being distributed … Continue reading Suspected Chinese hackers tampered with widely used Canadian chat program -researchers

Biden administration earmarks $56 million for humanitarian aid to Pakistan

As floods devastate the South Asian country, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Pakistan to seek debt relief from its close partner China. Blinken promised Pakistan strong U.S. support as it recovers from floods that submerged one-third of the country, an area the size of the United Kingdom. "We send a straightforward message. We … Continue reading Biden administration earmarks $56 million for humanitarian aid to Pakistan

UK gives conditions for ‘cordial relationship’ with China

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly says Beijing must change its behavior on the world stage Britain will not consider China a threat if it respects international law and norms, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said. "What I would ultimately like to see is a healthy partnership. We are not quite there yet, and the choice … Continue reading UK gives conditions for ‘cordial relationship’ with China