Beijing alarmed at extreme youthfulness of Hong Kong protesters

Beijing alarmed at extreme youthfulness of Hong Kong protesters

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2019 Police records indicate that over one third of all pro-democracy activists arrested in the current Hong Kong demonstrations were born after China reclaimed Hong Kong from Great Britain in 1997. Of the 4,000 protesters who have been arrested, more than a third are age 20 and younger, according to […]

‘New Berlin’: Guns drawn, shots fired as Hong Kong daily protests enter 9th month

‘New Berlin’: Guns drawn, shots fired as Hong Kong daily protests enter 9th month

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2019 A Chinese state-run media outlet warned the Chinese military could enter Hong Kong “at any time” as the pro-Beijing government in Hong Kong has increased its violent crackdown on pro-democracy activists. Millions of protesters have been in the streets daily for eight months beginning on March 15. Addressing Hong […]

What’s your social media credit score? Silicon Valley, like China, is watching

What’s your social media credit score? Silicon Valley, like China, is watching

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2019 Communist China has instituted a social credit system in which the country’s residents receive negative scores for such things as supporting the Falun Gong or Tibetan Buddhism, criticizing the government, and smoking or playing loud music on trains. Running afoul of the social credit system can lead to harsh […]

China threatens violence against ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong; Senator calls for Trump warning

China threatens violence against ‘terrorism’ in Hong Kong; Senator calls for Trump warning

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 The regime of Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping has vowed to crack down on what it said are “deranged” protesters in Hong Kong and pledged to do so “without leniency” and “without mercy.” Activists protesting what they say is the communist regime’s increasingly heavy-handed rule over the autonomous territory […]

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

Peter Thiel: Investigate Google’s ‘unprecedented’ cooperation with Chinese military

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2019 Google is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for China which “clearly has a lot of military applications” and should be investigated by the CIA or FBI, technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel said. Under the one-party political system in which the Chinese Communist Party rules, Google’s AI China-based research and development […]

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

American flag embraced by Hong Kong protesters as U.S. tracks Chinese troop movements

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2019 Protesters in Hong Kong have increasingly brandished the American flag as a symbol of resistance amid the threat of force from military and paramilitary forces from communist China. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is closely monitoring a situation described by an administration official as a “congregation of Chinese forces on […]

‘It belongs to us’: Young protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislature 22 years after takeover

‘It belongs to us’: Young protesters storm Hong Kong’s legislature 22 years after takeover

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2019 An army of primarily young demonstrators smashed entrance glass windows, stormed and then occupied Hong Kong’s legislature on July 1, the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Another 550,000 protesters jammed the city’s streets as what started as a protest over legislation that would allow Hong Kong […]