Tag: China

Threats from China, Russia, Iran loom ahead of US presidential election

As the November 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the American electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of “US political campaigns, candidates and other political targets” while working to compromise the nation’s […]

Communists Use COVID as Pretext for Persecution: Xi’s China Church Crackdown Worse Than Under Mao

Christians in China say the latest wave of persecution against them is worse than what the church experienced during the height of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Christians have suffered ongoing pressures under President Xi Jinping, but they say government oppression has intensified since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year. July 22nd, 2020: […]

China Orders Christians to Take Down Images of Jesus from Their Homes

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has continued its program of “Sinicization” of religion by channeling religious fervor in the country toward the Party rather than God, the Christian Post reported this weekend. In May, an official in the eastern province of Shandong raided the home of a local Christian and hung pictures of Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping […]

Social credit: The next China risk for Australian business

As China recovers from the Covid-19 crisis, the apparatus of the state is about to be devoted to a new form of social control. By the end of 2020, China plans to introduce its national social credit system. For some, this evokes dystopian visions of a surveillance state, monitoring more than a billion people and millions of […]

Proposed China-Iran deal is bad news for Israel

With Iran and China working on a multibillion-dollar 25-year economic and security deal, Israel has many reasons to be concerned and even alarmed. The proposed agreement, leaked to The New York Times, which reported on it on Saturday, would lead to a closer military relationship between Tehran and Beijing, including joint military exercises, research and weapons development and intelligence sharing. […]

China Threatens to Blow up US Aircraft Carriers

The US sent two carrier groups to the South China Sea in a show of force intended to intimidate China in its aggressive takeover of a disputed archipelago. China responded by boasting of its “wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons”, claiming that the mega-warships operated “at the pleasure of the PLA [People’s Liberation Army]”. The response by […]

City in China issues a bubonic plague alert

Health officials from a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a bubonic plague warning on Sunday after a suspected case of the highly infectious disease known as the “Black Death” was revealed. The health committee of the city of Bayannur issued a third-level alert, the second-lowest category in a four-level system. The […]

Major power orders Christians: Renounce God or we’ll cut off food and housing

China’s communist government is warning elderly Christians that they will lose basic benefits if they don’t stop praticing their faith. Bitter Winter, the online magazine about religious liberty and human rights in China, reports the Communist Party is threatening “to take away the last means of survival from elderly believers,” the government benefits of “housing, food, […]

China’s crackdown on Hong Kong threatens global order, EU says

China’s efforts to tighten its grip on Hong Kong pose a threat to the rules-based international order, the European Union’s top diplomat said, calling on member states to respond with a “robust” message. China’s increasing control over the city “affects not only our direct interests in Hong Kong but also the maintenance of the rules-based international […]

EU: ‘End of American-led’ World and Rise of China ‘Happening Before Our Eyes’

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told a gathering of German ambassadors on Monday that “analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century.” “This is now happening in front of our eyes,” he said. Borrell said the pandemic could be seen as a turning point […]