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 […]

Think tank: Time to selectively cut U.S.-China economic ties

Think tank: Time to selectively cut U.S.-China economic ties

by WorldTribune Staff, January 18, 2019 Enough with the “endless talks and handshakes,” it is time to “untie the American economy from China,” a pair of analysts for a U.S.-based think tank wrote. In its 2017 national security strategy document, the Trump administration referred to China as a “revisionist” power attempting to reorder international politics to […]

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

Unification fever: China, North Korea turn up the heat on anti-communist brethren

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2019 In a sinister start to 2019, Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping bluntly threatened to invade Taiwan but promised to reward the Republic of China if it places itself under Beijing’s rule. Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in his […]

U.S. sends warships through Taiwan Strait ahead of Xi-Trump talks at G20

U.S. sends warships through Taiwan Strait ahead of Xi-Trump talks at G20

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Two U.S. Navy warships transited the Taiwan Strait on Nov. 28, on the eve of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale, accompanied by the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment […]

‘Sacrifice everything for the party’: China’s richest capitalist is a communist

‘Sacrifice everything for the party’: China’s richest capitalist is a communist

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2018 Upon joining the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), members must cite an oath: “Be loyal to the party, work actively, fight for communism all one’s life, always be prepared to sacrifice everything for the party and people, and never betray the party.” Jack Ma, China’s wealthiest man, has recited the […]

China seeks to dismiss growing outrage over mass rights violations against Xinjiang Muslims

China seeks to dismiss growing outrage over mass rights violations against Xinjiang Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2018 A letter from 15 Western ambassadors expressing deep concern over China’s detention of some 1 million Muslims in re-education camps has been dismissed by Beijing as hearsay and a violation of the Geneva Convention. The Reuters news agency reported that the letter to the Chinese government, which has not […]

U.S. trade war strain: China’s yuan sinks to lowest level in decade

U.S. trade war strain: China’s yuan sinks to lowest level in decade

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2018 Amid an escalation of the China-U.S. trade war, China’s yuan currency on Oct. 30 hit a 10-year low against the U.S. dollar. The yuan sank past 6.97 to the dollar, its weakest level since May 2008. Bloomberg reported that the United States is preparing to announce tariffs on all […]

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