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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 […]

Leica China video sparks backlash over Tiananmen Square image

19 April 2019   This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests   A promotional video for camera company Leica has sparked backlash in China for featuring a famous Tiananmen Square image. The video depicts photographers working in conflicts around the world, including a photographer covering the 1989 protests. People on Chinese social media site Weibo have called for a boycott of the camera brand. Leica has distanced itself from the video. “Tank Man” was a lone protester […]

China’s Disappeared: A look at who went missing in 2018

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China’s “Social Credit System” Has Caused More Than Just Public Shaming

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