Commentary & Interviews

09/26/2020 – Agriculture, climate change and covid19

Posted on Sep 26, 2020

source: https://newsday.co.tt/2020/09/26/agriculture-climate-change-and-covid19/ DIANA FRANCIS WITHIN THE space of two days, three news headlines – one international and two local – essentially tell a story of two human development challenges on a collision course – climate change and covid19, both with unprecedented socio-economic implications. These articles are: “Another famine coming? China struggles to meet basic food demands” (thehill.com, September 17),” “FT Farfan outlet rebranded to Agri World” (Newsday.com, September 17), “High charges, rumours of sale cause anxiety among Trincity...

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09/22/2020 – Chinese Property Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Sentenced to 18-Year in Corruption Case

Posted on Sep 22, 2020

source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/voa-news-china/chinese-property-tycoon-ren-zhiqiang-sentenced-18-year-corruption By Joyce HuangUpdated September 22, 2020 12:12 PM A court in Beijing Tuesday gave Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, who once referred to China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, as a “clown,” an 18-year prison sentence and a fine of $620,000 after finding him guilty of corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public funds and abuse of power as an executive of a state-owned enterprise. Some Chinese dissidents called the verdict “shameless” and a “political persecution”...

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08/04/2020 – Beijing actions along LAC jeopardised India-China relations

Posted on Aug 4, 2020

source: https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/265987155/beijing-actions-along-lac-jeopardised-india-china-relations Washington [US], August 4 (ANI): The cordial relationship that India and China had built over the past years has been jeopardised due to Beijing’s actions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. In an opinion piece in Newsweek, Jianli, who is founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, said that in its anxiousness to appear “strong” after it failed to effectively...

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08/04/2020 – India successfully gains allies while confronting China, feels expert

Posted on Aug 4, 2020

source: https://www.indiablooms.com/news-details/N/63727/india-successfully-gains-allies-while-confronting-china-feels-expert.html India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Aug 2020, 06:26 pm #NarendraModi, #IndianPM, #Kashmir, #GalwanValley, #IndiaChinaConflict India’s own strong response and the support it received from other countries over the recent Galwan clash ‘rattled’ China, an expert said. In an opinion piece published in Newsweek, Jianli Yang, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, wrote: “China’s weakness came to the fore...

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08/03/2020 – Unfooled by China for 65 Years — Just One Reason to Back Our Webathon Effort

Posted on Aug 3, 2020

source: https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/unfooled-by-china-for-65-years-just-one-reason-to-back-our-webathon-effort/ We are taking on all comers at NR. Not just the presidential contenders hiding in basements, or the thugs rioting in our cities, or the unalloyed leftist ideologues fulminating in our newsrooms. We’ve got a special thing for the ChiComs, to use a term that should never have gone out of style (and hasn’t in these precincts). They are the foes in what is surely too a fight (the fight?) for our civilization, and for the future of this nation as Freedom’s beacon to the world....

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07/31/2020 – Taiwan Mourns Death of ‘Mr Democracy,’ Former President Lee Teng-hui

Posted on Jul 31, 2020

source:https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mourns-07312020093026.html Taiwan on Friday mourned the death of its former president Lee Teng-hui, widely regarded as the man who brought about the island’s democratic transition. Flags were flown at half-mast to mark Lee’s death at the age of 97 on Thursday evening, while tributes poured in to honor a consummate politician who presided over Taiwan’s transition from authoritarian state under the Kuomintang (KMT) nationalist regime to a pluralistic democracy. In 1996, Lee graced the cover of Newsweek with the words “Mr....

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07/06/2020 – FACT CHECK: 100 Chinese Soldiers Killed In India-China Border Clash At Galwan Valley?

Posted on Jul 6, 2020

source: https://eurasiantimes.com/fact-check-100-chinese-soldiers-killed-in-india-china-border-clash-at-galwan-valley/ Twitter in India is trending with #100Chinese and #GalwanValley. Indian netizens are jubilant that the Indian army has killed 100 Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash where India also lost 20 soldiers. How correct is the claim that 100 Chinese soldiers have been killed in Galwan Valley clash? EurAsian Times searched the story which was trending on Twitter. The Viral Story Trending On Twitter Jianli Yang, a former Chinese military official and son of a leader in the...

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07/03/2020 – India exposes China’s hollowness amid border row as Beijing increases PLA deployment along LAC

Posted on Jul 3, 2020

source: https://zeenews.india.com/india/india-exposes-chinas-hollowness-amid-border-row-as-beijing-increases-pla-deployment-along-lac-2293266.html This strategy, however, is not helping China as its expansionist agenda is being exposed internationally and Chinese President Xi Jinping too is learned to be losing the popular support. Image courtesy: Reuters Jul 03, 2020, 01:12 AM IST New Delhi: Sino-India faceoff in the Galwan Valley in the eastern Ladakh has exposed China internationally, but Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be adamant in his expansionist misadventures. Amid talks with...

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07/02/2020 – ‘Over 100 Chinese soldiers killed in Ladakh clash’ claim son of former CCP leader

Posted on Jul 2, 2020

source:https://english.newstracklive.com/news/china-leaders-son-claimed-that-more-than-100-soldiers-of-china-died-in-laddakh-conflict-mc24-nu764-ta272-1103843-1.html By Vinod Rathore  Jul 02 2020 03:18 PM Beijing: Getting involved with Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh is becoming very heavy for the Communist Government of China. Both sides have suffered in this deadly clash. 20 Indian Army soldiers including Colonel Santosh Babu have been awarded to Veergati. India confirmed this and the entire nation paid tribute to the martyrs, while China has not yet made public the figure...

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07/02/2020 – PLA veterans, hurt cadres could launch ‘armed’ action against CCP regime: Dissident

Posted on Jul 2, 2020

source:https://www.timesnownews.com/international/article/pla-veterans-hurt-cadres-could-launch-armed-action-against-ccp-regime-dissident/615327 PLA veterans are holding frequent mass protests across China hoping to shame the government into recognising its obligation towards those who battled along the country’s borders in the past. Chinese President Xi Jinping New Delhi: Disgruntled retired Army veterans and serving China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) cadres, who are hurt by the treatment meted out by the government, can form a formidable force capable of challenging...

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