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

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying Accuses Pro-Democracy Leader Benny Tai Of Supporting Hong Kong And Taiwan Separatism

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying accused in a series of Facebook posts pro-democracy leader Benny Tai Yu-ting of supporting Hong Kong and Taiwan independence. Benny Tai Yu-ting is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a democracy activist who initiated the 2014 Occupy Central … Continue reading Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying Accuses Pro-Democracy Leader Benny Tai Of Supporting Hong Kong And Taiwan Separatism

Chinese Communist Party Enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Into Party Discipline Regulations

  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has published a revised version of its discipline regulations, enshrining 'Xi Jinping Thought' as a fundamental guideline for political cadres' conduct. The move further consolidates Xi Jinping's personality cult and his role as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. During the 13th National People's Congress held in … Continue reading Chinese Communist Party Enshrines ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ Into Party Discipline Regulations

PLA Admiral Argues That China Can Occupy Taiwan In Three Days

In his book The Chinese Invasion Threat, Ian Easton,  research fellow at the Project 2049 Institute, argued that China has developed secret plans to invade Taiwan by 2020. Since Xi Jinping took office in 2012, Beijing has become increasingly bellicose, attempting to isolate Taiwan internationally and threatening it with war. Some believe that Xi, who in … Continue reading PLA Admiral Argues That China Can Occupy Taiwan In Three Days

China’s Economy, Unfair Trade, And The Role Of Government

    On January 16th, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao made a visit to the Shanghai headquarters of UnionPay. A plaque commemorating the event urges the company to “step up the effort to internationalize and strive to build UnionPay into a major global brand for bankcards”. UnionPay has only 0.5% market share globally, but it dominates … Continue reading China’s Economy, Unfair Trade, And The Role Of Government

Deng Xiaoping On Personality Cult And One-Man Rule – 1980 Interview

On February 25 Chinese state media announced a list of proposed amendments to China’s Constitution that will in all likelihood be adopted at the National People’s Congress (NPC) starting on March 5. One of the the 21 proposed amendments is the abolition of the current limit of two five-year terms for the office of the President and … Continue reading Deng Xiaoping On Personality Cult And One-Man Rule – 1980 Interview