Tag: China

Yangtze Tributary Runs Dry as China Faces Another Month of Drought

CHONGQING/SHANGHAI—Residents living near a tributary of the Yangtze river in the southwestern region of Chongqing clambered along the dry riverbed on Thursday amid an unprecedented drought across the region that could last another month. “I am actually pretty worried, because the water has been cut off in my compound,” said Tian Feng, a 27-year old…


Vanuatu Parliament Dissolved as Prime Minister Tries to Avoid No-Confidence Vote

Vanuatu’s president has dissolved the Pacific nation’s Parliament hours before a no-confidence motion was brought against Prime Minister Bob Loughman. The latest incident continues a tumultuous few weeks for democratic institutions in the South Pacific—already susceptible to influence from Beijing. On Aug. 18, Vanuatu President Nikenike Vurobaravu signed the notice to dissolve Parliament—the next elections…


Lithuania Demands China Revoke Sanctions Against Official Over Taiwan Visit

VILNIUS—Lithuania’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it had issued a formal protest to the Chinese regime over sanctions against the Baltic country’s deputy transport minister, calling for the restrictions to be rescinded. The Chinese foreign ministry said on Aug. 12 that it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute for…


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…


Hong Kong Court Lifts Reporting Ban on National Security Case for 47 Democrats

HONG KONG—A Hong Kong court lifted restrictions on Thursday on reporting pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case involving 47 pro-democracy campaigners that has dragged on for more than a year. The decision comes one day after the lifting of a reporting restriction for another national security case involving a civil society group behind…


Hong Kong Court Lifts Reporting Ban on National Security Case for 47 Democracy Activists

HONG KONG—A Hong Kong court lifted restrictions on Thursday on reporting pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case involving 47 pro-democracy campaigners that has dragged on for more than a year. The decision comes one day after the lifting of a reporting restriction for another national security case involving a civil society group behind…


Solomon Islands Strikes Deal to Build 161 Huawei Towers With $66 Million Chinese Loan

The Solomon Islands government has agreed to a 448.9 million yuan (US$66.15 million) loan from the Chinese state-owned Export-Import Bank of China to fund the construction of 161 towers by controversial telecommunications giant Huawei. In response, defence expert Michael Shoebridge has warned that Beijing is “moving fast and in a broad way” in the South…


Hong Kong Children Getting Serious Complication From COVID-19 Requiring ICU, Several Have Died

During the fifth wave of the pandemic in Hong Kong, there is a rising trend in children being infected with COVID-19. Some children suffer from sequelae such as croup, also known as laryngotracheobronchitis, and acute encephalitis. MIS-C Patients and Complications. There are also reports of children showing temporary blindness. Doctors pointed out that most Multisystem…


Hong Kong Children Getting Serious Complications From COVID-19 Requiring ICU, Several Have Died

During the fifth wave of the pandemic in Hong Kong, there is a rising trend in children being infected with COVID-19. Some children suffer from sequelae such as croup, also known as laryngotracheobronchitis, and acute encephalitis. MIS-C Patients and Complications. There are also reports of children showing temporary blindness. Doctors pointed out that most Multisystem…


China’s Cyberattack on America Starts With Your Phone

Destroying a nation from within is the goal of the Chinese regime. One of its biggest weapons is something we rely on every day: our smartphones. In this special report, we look at how China’s cyberattacks are going far beyond institutions. Now, they’re getting personal and changing our behavior through the very devices in the…