Category : News

China’s global ambition ‘like the rise of Nazi Germany’

China’s global ambition ‘like the rise of Nazi Germany’, Government MP says Explosive comments from the head of the powerful intelligence committee comparing China to Nazi Germany’s rise have sparked fury.   China’s embassy in Australia has responded with fury to explosive remarks made by a Liberal MP and the head of parliament’s powerful intelligence committee. West Australian backbencher Andrew Hastie today compared China’s growing global ambition and militarisation to the rise of Nazi Germany in an opinion piece for […]

Chinese army releases promo video for Hong Kong troops as heated protests continue

  China’s People’s Liberation Army based in Hong Kong has released a video showing footage of “anti-riot” exercises as its top brass said violence is “absolutely impermissible” — an undeniable warning to civilian protesters. VIDEO: Chinese forces based in Hong Kong have released a video showing footage of “anti-riot” exercises (ABC News) The three-minute video posted on the Hong Kong garrison’s official Weibo social media account late on Wednesday included footage of troops firing guns and rockets, and of light […]

Hong Kong protests: Leader Carrie Lam defiant on extradition plan

10 June 2019 Hundreds of thousands of people joined the march   Critics say the plan will erode the city’s judicial independence Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will not scrap a controversial plan to allow extradition to mainland China, despite mass protests. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people rallied against the bill which critics fear allows China to target political opponents in the region. Speaking to reporters on Monday, she insisted the law was necessary and […]

State Department preparing for clash of civilizations with China

By Joel Gehrke        April 30, 2019 12:00 AM Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team is developing a strategy for China based on the idea of “a fight with a really different civilization” for the first time in American history. “This is a fight with a really different civilization and a different ideology and the United States hasn’t had that before,” Kiron Skinner, the director of policy planning at the State Department, said Monday evening at a security forum in Washington, D.C. […]

Hong Kong: Thousands protest against China extradition law

Protesters carried yellow umbrellas, reviving the symbol of the 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday over a proposed law change that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Officials say they need to amend the law before July so that they can extradite a murder suspect to Taiwan. Demonstrators – some marching with umbrellas – fear Beijing is trying to exert more power over the territory. Police estimate that about […]