Commentary & Interviews

09/08/2021 – ‘End of anarchy’: Why is China warming up to the Taliban? What experts say

Posted on Sep 8, 2021

source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/why-is-china-warming-up-to-the-taliban-what-experts-say-101631098719280-amp.html China, the Taliban’s most important partner, has said it sees the setting up of the new government in Afghanistan by the Taliban as an end to the anarchy that has been going on in the country for the past two weeks. China also said it is ready to keep the communication channel with the Taliban open. This warming up comes though China is wary of the Taliban providing support to Uyghur separatists. Taliban, on the other hand, said that they are very...

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09/02/2021 – Political Essay Says Revolution in China to End ‘Sissy’ Celebrity Billionaire Culture

Posted on Sep 2, 2021

source: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/celebrity-09022021115308.html A political essay by a little-known commentator has been given pride of place by China’s state-run media in recent days, suggesting a profound shift in political direction under ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping away from the pro-market policies of the past four decades, political analysts told RFA. The essay, titled “Everyone can tell that profound social change is under way” and printed in CCP mouthpiece the People’s Daily, uses the recent crackdown on China’s...

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08/25/2021 – China’s New Mandatory Curriculum Focuses on ‘Xi Thought’

Posted on Aug 25, 2021

source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/chinas-new-mandatory-curriculum-focuses-xi-thought By Bo Gu August 25, 2021 05:34 PM Throughout China, as the school year starts on September 1, all elementary and secondary school students face a new mandatory class — Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.  The new curriculum highlights how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Xi are focusing on ideological control of the population as the course, referred to as “Xi Thought,” trickles down from Chinese universities, where it was...

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06/19/2021 – China countering foreign sanctions through ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy

Posted on Jul 20, 2021

source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/china-countering-foreign-sanctions-through-wolf-warrior-diplomacy-121061900203_1.html In order to counter new foreign sanctions, China started with ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy to dissuade G7 member states from imposing new sanctions against Beijing under pressure from the US. In order to counter new foreign sanctions, China started with ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomacy to dissuade G7 member states from imposing new sanctions against Beijing under pressure from the US. It was Chinese President Xi Jinping himself who...

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xi anxious to maintain his grip on ccp

Posted on Jul 7, 2021

source: https://english.lokmat.com/international/xi-anxious-to-maintain-his-grip-on-ccp/

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06/21/2021 – Despite claims of promoting ‘soft power’, China seeks to consolidate hegemonic control in Africa

Posted on Jun 21, 2021

source: https://in.news.yahoo.com/despite-claims-promoting-soft-power-015753568.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHqZKD3Z-_kPqBJ2tiCA86fYwXkNaRqaMkEXorK2xzYElKEeKNJlpaUWD5pHhIGPODMATP77tuv4FEAghKhU_AjwHav6soDFsKeGkKyGab4Jge6iH_np1pMksQmvJu6oh86qsGdwZXwxhGJRJyD7L9kc_DaIKhT8ul3klogXX9EO ANI21 June 2021·3-min read Chinese President Xi Jinping Beijing [China], June 22 (ANI): Despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tall claims of promoting ‘soft power’ in Africa, Beijing is deploying strategic activities, employing...

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06/06/2021 – PERSPECTIVE: The China Dilemma: Olympians train for games in a country known for civil rights atrocities

Posted on Jun 6, 2021

source: https://denvergazette.com/opinion/editorials/perspective-the-china-dilemma-olympians-train-for-games-in-a-country-known-for-civil-rights/article_6ceeeed5-40ed-5bad-b122-daab2945caaf.html Wayne Laugesen, for the editorial boardJun 6, 2021 Updated Jun 6, 2021 Exiled Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop in Dharmsala, India, as they hold a street protest in February against the holding of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Lenin Stadium, the main stadium for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games and a Lenin statue are shown in 1980. The United States and 65 other countries boycotted...

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05/20/2021 – Hearing mulls 2022 Winter Olympic boycott over China human rights record

Posted on May 20, 2021

source: https://angelusnews.com/news/nation/hearing-mulls-2022-winter-olympic-boycott-over-china-human-rights-record/ Julie Asher | Catholic News Service Signs for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games are seen at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing April 1, 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a hearing May 18 the U.S. and other countries should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing diplomatically because of China’s human rights abuses. She and others testifying said participating countries should send only their athletes — but no diplomatic delegation that...

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05/18/2021 – US Values Dictate Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics Amid Rights Abuses: Pelosi

Posted on May 18, 2021

Source:https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/boycott-05182021190458.html 2021-05-18 Protesters with masks bearing Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach shake hands in front of the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland during a protest against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, staged by activists of the International Tibet Network, Feb. 3, 2021. AFP The U.S. is obliged by its values to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing if China fails to address reports of genocide in its Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR),...

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05/03/2021 – The high stakes of privacy: Renowned Chinese dissident tells Supreme Court that freedom depends on First Amendment protections

Posted on May 13, 2021

source: https://americansforprosperity.org/the-high-stakes-of-privacy-renowned-chinese-dissident-tells-supreme-court-that-freedom-depends-on-first-amendment-protections/ MAY 3, 2021 BY AFPF Dr. Yang Jianli wants the U.S. Supreme Court to remember that the right to privacy in association is essential to freedom. Not just in the United States, but worldwide. Dr. Yang Jianli, founder of Citizen Power Initiatives for China. “There are always some people who tend to use power to interfere with freedom,” he says. This is the thrust of an amicus curiae brief Dr. Yang filed in Americans for...

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