Tag: China

China seeks to control UN Agency that oversees intellectual property, US pushes back

China could soon win control of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an influential United Nations specialized agency that oversees, registers and protects a bounty of patents and intellectual property. In light of this possible development, senior members of the Trump administration have recently expressed concern over this latest challenge posed by Beijing at the world […]

China’s President Xi is turning faith into ‘tool for indoctrination of Communist ideology’

Representatives from five religious groups affected by severe religious persecution, including a Christian, Yazidi, and Uyghur Muslim, identified the most pressing issues facing their communities and shared how the international community can help. During the National Prayer Breakfast sideline event on religious persecution around the globe co-hosted by the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and […]

Iraq turns to China’s ‘Belt and Road,’ challenging U.S. dominance in Middle East

China’s path to economic dominance in the 21st century runs directly through the Middle East, with Beijing banking on forging multibillion-dollar partnerships with Iraq, Pakistan and even war-torn Syria to provide fuel in its quest to supplant the U.S. as the world’s top power. Iraq’s unexpected announcement last fall that it intends to join Beijing’s […]

Coronavirus Concerns Spread Faster and Further Than Pathogen

A deadly new coronavirus has spread to two dozen countries from China. So far, Iceland isn’t one of them. That hasn’t stopped the country of 363,000 people from preparing a building called “Place X” to quarantine hundreds of people, should the need arise. Iceland has also established a coordination center, where emergency and government officials meet […]

China Quarantines 40 Million, 1,300+ Infected; Expert Predicted Coronavirus ‘Pandemic’ Could Kill 65 Million; U.S. Evacuation Underway In China

The United States government is working to evacuate American citizens out of the Chinese city of Wuhan as China has now quarantined 40 million people and is warning that the nation is in a “grave situation” by the “accelerating” spread of the virus. “The operation comes as the death toll from a newly identified coronavirus […]

New Cybersecurity Rules Give Regime Control of Data Outside China

The U.S. government is “very concerned” about China’s new cybersecurity measures that put American companies at risk of losing sensitive data. Beijing enacted in October 2019 a cryptography law that came into effect on Jan. 1. The new legislation, combined with comprehensive cybersecurity measures China has been passing in the past several years, creates a […]

China Sentences Wang Yi, Christian Pastor, to 9 Years in Prison

A secretive Chinese court sentenced one of the country’s best-known Christian voices and founder of one of its largest underground churches to nine years in prison for subversion of state power and illegal business operations, according to a government statement released on Monday. Wang Yi, the pastor who founded Early Rain Covenant Church, was detained […]

Chinese Panel: Religious Texts Must Be Re-Interpreted to ‘Keep Pace with the Times’

More than a dozen Chinese Communist officials and religious advisors last month discussed how to re-interpret religious texts, presumably including the Bible, “to keep pace with the times” and not offend Chinese senses, according to the country’s official government news agency. They even talked about forming a new religion. The Beijing meeting was headed by […]

Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action “shameful.” “Russia and China, who have chosen to make a political statement by opposing this resolution, you have blood on your hands,” […]

Trump: U.S. Very Close to ‘BIG DEAL’ with China

President Donald Trump said on Thursday morning that the U.S. and China are very close to a “big deal” on trade. “They want it, and so do we,” Trump tweeted. New tariffs are scheduled to kick-in on Chinese imports not yet hit by the trade dispute on December 15. Chinese officials have been telling U.S. […]