China’s rulers forced to scramble at home as trade war takes toll on economy

China’s rulers forced to scramble at home as trade war takes toll on economy

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2019 Due in large part to U.S. trade pressure, China’s economic growth in the second quarter of 2019 slowed to its weakest pace in some three decades. President Donald Trump tweeted: “The United States Tariffs are having a major effect on companies wanting to leave China for non-tariffed countries. These […]

As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2019 In a strong statement in support of massive demonstrations in Hong Kong, the U.S. State Department warned: “The continued erosion of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.” Hundreds of police clashed with demonstrators on June 12, firing rubber bullets […]

One million Chinese take to the streets in ‘last fight’ for Hong Kong

One million Chinese take to the streets in ‘last fight’ for Hong Kong

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2019 More than one million people jammed the streets of Hong Kong on June 9 to protest the Chinese government’s proposed law that would allow the regime of supreme leader Xi Jinping to extradite people from Hong Kong to stand trial in the mainland. Organizers said it was the largest […]

Report: China’s ‘all-powerful financial machine’ may be paper tiger

Report: China’s ‘all-powerful financial machine’ may be paper tiger

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2019 In 2018, China exported $539.5 billion worth of goods to the U.S., 4.5 times more than the U.S.’s $120.3 billion worth of shipments to China, leaving America with a $419.2 billion trade deficit with China. President Donald Trump has raised U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese exports to […]

China on the ropes: Analyst argues no deal is good deal

China on the ropes: Analyst argues no deal is good deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2019 Trade discussions between Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping’s top trade envoy and his U.S. counterparts in Washington ended on May 10 without an announcement of an agreement. New U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, after the two sides were […]

China reportedly offers cash bonuses to informants on underground churches

China reportedly offers cash bonuses to informants on underground churches

by WorldTribune Staff, April 9, 2019 In its effort to bring all religious groups under Communist Party control, the Chinese government is offering cash rewards to citizens who inform on underground churches. China has up to 40 million “official” Christians, but membership in underground churches is believed to far exceed that number, The Christian Institute […]

Xi warns Chinese against ‘erroneous thoughts’; Top actress grounded for poor ‘social credit’ score

Xi warns Chinese against ‘erroneous thoughts’; Top actress grounded for poor ‘social credit’ score

FPI, March 8, 2019 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping and the Communist Party are stepping up demands for political loyalty from China’s 1.3 billion people. “Be on high alert to all kinds of erroneous thoughts, vague understandings, and bad phenomena in ideological areas,” the party warned earlier this year. “Keep your eyes open, see things […]

Kim train races home, skips Beijing stop: Bolton says North balked at Trump’s ‘big deal’

Kim train races home, skips Beijing stop: Bolton says North balked at Trump’s ‘big deal’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 4, 2019 Kim Jong-Un’s special green train returned to North Korea from his unsuccessful summit with President Donald Trump to Vietnam “at a much faster pace” than the trip to Hanoi, a report said. The North Korean leader’s train bypassed stops in China following speculation that Kim would stop in the […]

Losing cred with the state blocked travel plans for millions of Chinese last year

Losing cred with the state blocked travel plans for millions of Chinese last year

by WorldTribune Staff, March 4, 2019 A slogan repeated in Chinese state media says, “Once you lose trust, you will face restrictions everywhere.” People with poor social credit scores were banned from buying plane or train tickets 23 million times in 2018, a Chinese government report said. China’s National Public Credit Information Center reported that […]

Report: China’s disappeared in 2018 included high-ranking officials, Marxists and a movie star

Report: China’s disappeared in 2018 included high-ranking officials, Marxists and a movie star

by WorldTribune Staff, February 3, 2019 It is common for activists who speak out against the Chinese government to go missing. Since supreme leader Xi Jinping took power in 2013, the practice of taking away dissidents has expanded. In 2018, however, whisking away the defiant was taken to another level. No only did activists and […]

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