Category: Asia

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Xi Jinping Orders China Military To Focus On ‘Preparing For War’ As His CCP Approaches 100th Anniversary

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has commanded the regime’s military to focus on “preparing for war,” as Beijing looks to make a splash in 2021—the year marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

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Philippines’ Duterte Threatens To Expel US Military If US Companies Do Not Ship Covid Vaccines

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines threatened to cut ties between his nation’s military and America’s – in existence since the Philippines declared independence from Spain – this weekend if Washington did not ship Manila at least 20 million doses of experimental vaccines for the Chinese coronavirus…

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China And Russia Plan To ‘Deepen’ Their Cooperation Against The US

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China intends to “deepen” its partnership with Russia as a bulwark against the United States over the next year, according to a top diplomat in Beijing. “We must deepen China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperation … so as to build a Sino-Russian pillar for world peace and security and global strategic stability,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday...

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The Chinese Communist Party’s ‘Hostage Diplomacy’ Has Backfired

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The Wall Street Journal recently disclosed that Chinese government officials have repeatedly warned their U.S. government counterparts: “The U.S. should drop prosecutions of the Chinese scholars in American courts, or Americans in China might find themselves in violation of Chinese law.” No other foreign government has ever made such blunt threats against U.S. citizens in such a fashion…

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America’s New China Policy In Two Words: Induce Change

Two days after the United States ordered China to close its consulate at Houston within 72 hours, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the Trump administration’s foreign policy on China in a major speech on July 23. Because shutting down a country’s diplomatic mission is a very serious and provocative step, many wonder if the Sino-U.S. relationship is in free fall and what that could mean for the rest of the world. So Pompeo’s speech couldn’t have come at a better time.

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There Is No Reason To Turn The Hagia Sophia Into A Mosque

It is official: Hagia Sophia, for a thousand years the world’s largest Christian cathedral, and since 1934 a museum, is to be turned back into a mosque...

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The Digital Yuan And China’s Plan to Topple The U.S. Dollar 

There are many qualified candidates for the title of second most consequential event of 2020, right after coronavirus and its associated worldwide economic implosion. The global reach of the George Floyd protests comes to mind, as does the still-unfolding China–India clash in the Himalayas. Perhaps North Korea or Iran will deliver another crisis unto the world. Possibly more deserving than any of these, however, is China’s planned rollout of its digital yuan, through which the Communist Party intends to upend the U.S.-led financial world order.

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