Commentary & Interviews

02/19/2021 – Conspiracy theories fracture Chinese dissident community abroad, find footing among those who support Donald Trump

Posted on Feb 19, 2021

source: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3122212/conspiracy-theories-fracture-chinese-dissident-community-abroad-find Owen Churchill in United States Published: 5:36am, 19 Feb, 2021 Conspiracy theories have found a footing among Trump supporters within the Chinese dissident community abroad. Photo: Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS The tempestuous weeks following Joe Biden’s election as US president gave rise to numerous fact-free conspiracy theories. Among them: a claim the CIA director was captured by US special forces and flown to Guantanamo Bay to face charges relating to election...

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02/04/2021- China’s racism: Powered by AI

Posted on Feb 4, 2021

source: https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/536827-chinas-racism-powered-by-ai#.YBx-rWocByA.twitter BY JIANLI YANG AND LIANCHAO HAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — 02/04/21 03:00 PM EST  94THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL China’s digital dictatorial influence extends beyond its borders and has seeped into multinational corporations and various government organizations. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has aggressively pushed for the expansion of its domestic players in the industry, with Huawei emerging as a major winner. As the world’s largest...

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01/16/2021 – UN agency divulged dissenters’ names to China, claims staffer

Posted on Jan 1, 2021

source: https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/un-agency-divulged-dissenters-names-china-claims-staffer Abhinandan Mishra New Delhi: One of the most important bodies of the United Nations (UN), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has been sharing with the Chinese government the names of Chinese activists and dissenters who were about to testify against China at the UN, a senior UN staffer and whistleblower has claimed. As per the UN Charter, UN bodies are forbidden from sharing the names of those who plan to testify about rights abuses to any member state because...

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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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