Following months of protests, the leader of Hong Kong has agreed to scrap a bill that would have allowed residents of the former British territory to be extradited to mainland China to stand trial. Here’s what we know Carrie Lam, the leader of Hong Kong appointed by the Chinese government, announced the decision on Wednesday.
India is “prepared” to force a military stalemate against its rival China if necessary, the Times of India (TOI) quoted an unnamed official as stating this week. A senior Indian official told TOI on condition of anonymity: India does not want war. But if the push comes to shove, we are prepared. China has been
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais by Charlie Spiering17 Apr 20180 17 Apr, 201817 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, hosting him at his club at Mar-a-Lago. The pair of leaders spoke to the press about upcoming talks on North Korea, trade, and Asian foreign policy. But Donald Trump indicated
The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CPC) has announced that all filmmaking regulation will be brought under the jurisdiction of the party’s “Publicity Department,” in a move that could further tighten China’s restrictions on free artistic expression. State media outlet Xinhua reports that the government has launched “three new state administrators in the ideological sector” in a
A Christian family of four in southwestern Pakistan were murdered by Islamic State militants on Monday in the latest attack on the persecuted religious minority. The family was traveling in a rickshaw in the evening when an armed group on motorcycles intercepted them and shot them dead in Quetta city, the capital of Baluchistan province.
The Chinese government newspaper Global Times announced a “national campaign to clean up the online environment” in an article on Friday outlining new restrictions on the content of internet advertising. Under communist ruler Xi Jinping, Beijing has significantly expanded its censorship of online content. The Chinese Communist Party can force social media networks to take down
At least four Uighur reporters working for Radio Free Asia (RFA), a U.S.-funded outlet, revealed this week that dozens of relatives living in western Xinjiang, China, have faced government persecution because of their reporting. The journalists in question cover Xinjiang and the turbulent relationship between that region’s Uighur Muslim minority and the repressive Communist Party
China’s Communist Party (CPC) proposed removing term limits on the office of the presidency Sunday, a move that will make it easier for Communist Party general secretary, Central Military Commission chairman, and President Xi Jinping to keep all three of those titles indefinitely. Chinese state news outlet Xinhua reported that the CPC Central Committee has introduced