Chinese regime tightens control ahead of the 20th national congress

Insights 06/30/22, 16:21

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will take place this fall, a very sensitive time when the CCP needs to re-elect the top leader. At the same time, the CCP is strengthening its crackdown on public security with its new campaign. The CCP launches 'One Hundred Days ...

U.S. blacklists 5 Chinese firms for allegedly helping Russian military

Russia 06/30/22, 03:37

Washington on June 28 included five Chinese companies on a trade blacklist for allegedly associating with the Russian military during the Ukraine war. The five Chinese firms the U.S. Commerce Department named were Connec Electronic Limited, King Pai Technology Company Limited, Sinno Electronics Company Limited, Winninc Electronic, and World Jetta (Hong ...

Mysterious atmosphere in China: Yuan dynasty’s management system returns

Insights 06/29/22, 17:12

The Beidaihe Conference is a secret conference supposed to consolidate the high-level personnel issue at the coming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. However, the infighting is particularly intense this time, many analysts say. According to Vision Times, leading up to the Beidaihe Conference held in Qinhuangdao, Hebei ...

China-funded bridge in Bangladesh costs triple, brings more debts

Corruption 06/29/22, 03:19

The construction of a China-funded large bridge project has created billions of more debts to Bangladesh. Notably, the project’s costs surged three times higher than the original estimate. As Liberty Times reported, the Padma Bridge officially opened to traffic on June 25. This is known as the China-Bangladesh friendship bridge. The Padma ...

China’s share of weapons in the international market is shrinking

Weapon/Army 06/28/22, 19:26

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), China's arms exports in the period 2017-2021 fell by nearly a third compared with the previous five years (2012-2016). Specifically, China accounted for only 4.6% of total global arms sales, compared with 6.4% in the period 2012 - 2016. Meanwhile, the United States ...

Laos falls into China’s debt trap

Economy 06/28/22, 19:03

2022 is a challenging year for Laos. The country has fallen into the Chinese debt trap, following countries such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan.  At present, the rising public debt is a major worry for Laos.  According to the World Bank, the nation's public debt last year totaled 14.5 billion dollars, and ...

Xi has launched four key measures to stay in power: Commentary

China 06/27/22, 09:59

According to ET, Xi Jingping recently implemented four key measures to secure his tenure in office after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. First, place Wang Xiaohong, a confidant, as Minister of Public Security On Jun 24, at the end of the 35th Conference of the Standing Committee ...

U.S.-led alliances ramp up to counter China’s aggression

China 06/27/22, 09:46

The White House announced on June 24 that five countries, including the U.S., Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, have formed an informal group.  The group, named Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP), aims to boost economic and diplomatic ties with Pacific island nations. In the statement, the White House ...