Category: Special Topics

How Taiwan Became More Free Than Australia, for Now

Commentary I’m no fan of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. But credit where credit’s due, she went to Taiwan even when both Chinese Leader Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden told her not to. Even more praiseworthy is that once there, she celebrated that the people of Taiwan “have…


US Approves Thousands of Tech Export Requests to China; Latin America Is a Key Card for China

China is getting all the U.S. tech, and the Commerce Department is apparently helping. A new report suggests Commerce is approving requests to export tech to China. What does this mean for the U.S.-China tech war? And is the U.S. government serious about stopping China’s tech transfer and IP Theft? We discuss this amid the…


Businessman Stuck in Hainan COVID-19 Lockdown Says Island’s Governance ‘Very Poor’

Mr. Lin and his family were hoping for a nice family holiday together but are now stuck in the Chinese regime’s lockdown in what has been a confronting trip. Travelling from Chengdu, a city in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province, Lin (a pseudonym) traveled to Hainan, China’s most southern province, for business, while his wife and his child chose to accompanied…


China Taking Part in Joint Military Exercises With Russia, Starting This Month

Chinese regime officials announced on Aug. 17 that the country’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will take part in military exercises with Russian armed forces in Russia’s far east. The exercises are being led by Russia and include India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other countries, China’s defense ministry said in a statement. It added that its participation in the exercises…


US and Taiwan to Begin Trade Talks on Regulations, Agriculture, Labor Standards

Washington and Taipei will soon kick off formal negotiations on the “U.S. Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade” initiative announced on June 1, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) said on Wednesday. Negotiations will take place under the auspices of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States and the…


Taiwan and China Stage Dueling Military Exercises

Taiwan is conducting its own military exercises in the wake of ongoing aggression from Chinese communist forces over the last two weeks. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) forces have continuously launched missiles over Taiwan and directed sea and aircraft into the air and waters around the island since U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited the island…


China Increasing Nuclear Arsenal, With ‘Largest Military Buildup in History’: US Indo-Pacific Commander

The U.S. Indo-Pacific commander has warned that China’s growing nuclear arsenal poses a threat to the region’s stability, with Beijing pursuing “the largest military buildup in history” since World War II. Adm. John Aquilino, the U.S. Indo-Pacific commander, made the remarks following China’s opposition to the AUKUS defense pact, which will arm Australia with nuclear-powered…


CCP Develops ‘Torture Toolbox’ to Persecute Female Prisoner of Conscience, Husbands Calls for Immediate Release

MELBOURNE, Australia—The husband of a female Falun Gong practitioner has called on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to immediately release his wife following an horrendous account of sexual torture used against her and other Falun Gong adherents by CCP “trained personnel.” Speaking at a press conference outside the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne on Aug. 15,…


CCP Develops ‘Torture Toolbox’ to Persecute Female Prisoner of Conscience, Husband Calls for Immediate Release

MELBOURNE, Australia—The husband of a female Falun Gong practitioner has called on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to immediately release his wife following an horrendous account of sexual torture used against her by CCP “trained personnel.” Speaking at a press conference outside the Chinese Consulate in Melbourne on Aug. 15, the women’s husband Qi Xiong…


TikTok: CCP Is Waging Psychological Warfare Against the US; Daniel Turner Calls Out Green Agenda

China’s use of psychological control, fear, and subconscious manipulation on the United States is shaping our fear of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I break down how psychological warfare is impacting children through apps like TikTok as well as breaking down the mental barriers of adults. Its goal? To generate self-censored behaviors that shape favorable conditions…