China Wants To Extend “One Belt, One Road Initiative” To The Korean Peninsula

The People's Republic of China (PRC) wants to extend its "One Belt, One Road Initiative" to the Korean Peninsula. Beijing's plan comes after the historic summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which took place from September 18 to September 20 in Pyongyang. During the meeting the two sides … Continue reading China Wants To Extend “One Belt, One Road Initiative” To The Korean Peninsula

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Biyun Temple In Taiwan Faces Demolition After Being Turned Into A Chinese Communist Shrine

Biyun Temple, in central Taiwan's Ershui Township, Changhua County, faces partial demolition after it was turned into a Chinese Communist shrine. In 2010 the Temple was taken over by a retired military officer and constructor named Wei Ming-jen (魏明仁), who in 2012 evicted the nuns, giving rise to a dispute that has yet to be settled. … Continue reading Biyun Temple In Taiwan Faces Demolition After Being Turned Into A Chinese Communist Shrine

Taiwan Rebuts China’s Espionage Accusations

On September 15 China Central Television (CCTV) broadcast two reports alleging that Taiwanese intelligence agents blackmailed mainland Chinese students on the island into spying on behalf of Taipei. Today CCTV aired the first part of a "Report on Countering The Work of Taiwanese Spies" (反台湾间谍工作集中报导), claiming that Taiwanese intelligence agents targeted exchange students from mainland … Continue reading Taiwan Rebuts China’s Espionage Accusations

China Has Drawn Up Legislation To Crack Down On Religious Speech Online

The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has drawn up new legislation which could further restrict religious freedom. On September 10 China's State Administration for Religious Affairs (国家宗教事务局, SARA) released a draft Regulation for Internet Religious Information Services (互联网宗教信息服务管理办法) for public comment. The draft law restricts the free flow of online information on … Continue reading China Has Drawn Up Legislation To Crack Down On Religious Speech Online

Chinese Government Removes References To Mao Zedong’s “Mistakes” During The Cultural Revolution From School Textbooks

The Chinese government has removed references to former Communist leader Mao Zedong's "mistakes" during the Cultural Revolution from 8th grade school textbooks. The old version of the textbook stated: "In the 1960s Mao Zedong mistakenly believed that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party was engaging in revisionism, and that the Party and the … Continue reading Chinese Government Removes References To Mao Zedong’s “Mistakes” During The Cultural Revolution From School Textbooks

Hong Kong Overtakes New York To Become The World’s Largest Millionaire City

Hong Kong has overtaken New York as the world's largest ultra high net worth (UHNW) city, according to the World Ultra Wealth Report 2018. The UHNW population comprises individuals with a net worth of US$30million or more. In 2017 the world's UHNW population rose by 12.9% to 255,810 people. The US accounts for 31% of the … Continue reading Hong Kong Overtakes New York To Become The World’s Largest Millionaire City

UK Government Report Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong’s Freedoms

The government of the United Kingdom has expressed concern over the "continued pressure on Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and on rights and freedoms enshrined in the Basic Law", according to a report released on September 6. The British Foreign Secretary has reported to Parliament on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on … Continue reading UK Government Report Expresses Concern Over Hong Kong’s Freedoms

Xiamen University Professor Dismissed After Posting Comments Calling China An ‘Inferior Nation’

A Chinese university professor has been dismissed after he posted comments on Weibo calling China an 'inferior nation' and criticizing Chinese society. Zhou Yunzhong (周运中) was an assistant professor of history at the University of Xiamen, a city in southern China. Zhou was fired due to a post he had uploaded on China's micro-blogging website … Continue reading Xiamen University Professor Dismissed After Posting Comments Calling China An ‘Inferior Nation’

Chinese Netizen Imprisoned For 10 Days After Insulting Xi Jinping On WeChat

A Chinese netizen was sentenced to 10 days in prison and the payment of a fine after he insulted President Xi Jinping in a WeChat group. As Taiwan-based Apple Daily reports, on July 19 a 39-year-old man named Ni Huaping from Sanya, a city in southern China's Hainan Province, posted a comment on a WeChat … Continue reading Chinese Netizen Imprisoned For 10 Days After Insulting Xi Jinping On WeChat