China’s army deletes poem by ‘traitor’ Wang Jingwei

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has deleted from its official Weibo account a poem by Wang Jingwei, a revolutionary leader and politician who collaborated with the Japanese during World War II. According to media reports, on March 28 the PLA published a poem by Wang Jingwei on Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblogging platform. Wang Jingwei, … Continue reading China’s army deletes poem by ‘traitor’ Wang Jingwei

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China forced Taiwanese representative in the Czech Republic to leave economic conference

On Wednesday a Taiwanese diplomat was expelled at China's request from a meeting held by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. Wang Chung-I (汪忠一), director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague, the de facto embassy of Taiwan in the Czech Republic, was requested to leave the meeting, to which he … Continue reading China forced Taiwanese representative in the Czech Republic to leave economic conference

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu detained by police in front of US embassy in Beijing

(Image by 张瑜 via Wikimedia Commons) Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu (王宇) was detained by police in Beijing in front of the embassy of the United States on Wednesday. According to media reports, Wang had been invited to attend a seminar on domestic violence that took place on the evening of March 27 inside … Continue reading Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu detained by police in front of US embassy in Beijing

Taiwanese-born Communist cadre opposed Beijing’s rule as a student, Hong Kong writer says

On March 11 Ling Yu-shih (凌友詩), a 57-year-old Taiwanese national, gave a speech at a meeting of the annual Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), advocating for Taiwan's unification with China. “Standing with all of the other CPPCC members in bearing the mission of rejuvenating China, our motherland, I can say that I have managed … Continue reading Taiwanese-born Communist cadre opposed Beijing’s rule as a student, Hong Kong writer says

Only 41 percent of Hong Kong people have trust in ‘one country, two systems’, survey shows

Hong Kong people's trust in the 'one country, two systems' framework has hit a new low, a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Programme of Hong Kong University shows. According to the survey, over 55 percent of respondents have no confidence in Hong Kong's future, the lowest figure since 1994. Bauhinia Square, Hong Kong 70 … Continue reading Only 41 percent of Hong Kong people have trust in ‘one country, two systems’, survey shows

Brainwashing the people – Mao Zedong, the Chinese Communist Party and the politics of thought control

On the evening of 17 May 1966 Deng Tuo, one of China's most prominent Communist propagandists, committed suicide by overdose of sleeping tablets as an act of protest against charges levelled against him during the Cultural Revolution. Following the tradition of Chinese political suicides, which dated back to the loyal minister Qu Yuan in the … Continue reading Brainwashing the people – Mao Zedong, the Chinese Communist Party and the politics of thought control