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Don`t worry there is no significant man- made global warming. The global warming scare is not driven by science but driven by politics. Al Gore and the UN are dead wrong on climate fears. The IPCC process is a perversion of science.
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China’s worldwide investment project is a push for more economic and political power


Inspired by the ancient Silk Road, China is investing in a massive set of international development projects that are raising concerns about how the country is expanding its power around the world. Initially announced in 2013 by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the so-called “Belt and Road Initiative” has China planning to invest in economic development … Continue reading

Chinese officials will soon be required by the U.S. to report American contacts


The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments. The release of the new rules was accompanied by notices to American educational and research institutions and local … Continue reading

Hong Kong protests show no signs of slowing down


Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan a rally on Monday evening after another weekend of unrest that saw protesters hurl petrol bombs and police reply with tear gas and rubber bullets, as violence in the Chinese-ruled city shows no signs of letting up. Activists said they planned to gather at Chater Garden in Admiralty district near … Continue reading

Xi Jinping warns that attempts to divide China will end with ‘crushed bodies and shattered bones’


Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that any attempts to drive a wedge between China and its territories will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bones.” Xi made the remarks during a state visit to Nepal on Sunday. “Anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies … Continue reading

Canada needs to plan ways to meet China’s military challenge


Forget for a moment Canada’s grave dispute with China over the extradition proceedings in Vancouver involving a Huawei executive. As the New York Times reminded readers last week, China has even gone after that most Canadian of bears, Winnie the Pooh. The orphaned bear cub from White River, Ont., a First World War vet of … Continue reading

Xi Jinping visits Nepal as first Chinese president to do so in over two decades


Xi Jinping has become the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he’s expected to sign agreements on major infrastructure projects. Xi arrived Saturday from New Delhi, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was received by Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K.P. Sharma … Continue reading

A Chinese engineer says he was fired from Facebook after discussing a colleague’s death and it’s caused outrage in China


Chinese social media has erupted in anger over the dismissal of a Chinese engineer from Facebook. The California-based software engineer Yi Yin’s story was circulated on WeChat and widely debated on a Chinese discussion forum, according to Bloomberg. Per Bloomberg, Yin said he received an email warning on the same day he attended the memorial … Continue reading

Hundreds gather outside Hong Kong’s high court to demand release of activist


Hundreds of masked protesters yelling “Revolution Now!” crammed the sidewalk in front of Hong Kong’s High Court and spilled onto the street in an impassioned show of support Wednesday for an activist appealing a six-year prison sentence for his part in a violent nightlong clash with police. As a prison service bus with mesh-covered windows … Continue reading

‘South Park’ banned in China after mocking Chinese government censors


With its most recent episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s fearless animated TV series, South Park, has garnered a great deal of attention across the world. The highly controversial Season 23 episode, Band in China, premiered last Wednesday, Oct. 2, and less than a week later was banned in China (no pun intended), according to the … Continue reading

The Taiwan flag emoji has disappeared from the latest iPhone keyboard for users in Hong Kong and Macau


The Taiwan flag emoji has disappeared from the latest iPhone versions for users in Hong Kong and Macau, the Hong Kong Free Press’s Kris Cheng reports. Users on Hong Kong online forums spotted this change. The People’s Republic of China claims Taiwan as one of its provinces and does not recognize it as an independent country. … Continue reading

Fears of China’s reach fuel Hong Kong protesters’ use of masks


Sportswear exporter Dennis Chan and his friends don’t use the word “protest” when messaging each about when and where they’ll next meet to join the massive anti-government demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong and faith in its future. Instead, the 40-somethings with successful careers and families to protect use code-words — “shopping,” ″dreaming” — to … Continue reading

Hong Kong leader imposes colonial-era law to ban masks at protests


Defiant masked protesters rampaged, police fired tear gas, and a teen was wounded by gunfire hours after Hong Kong’s embattled leader banned masks at rallies, invoking rarely used emergency powers to quell four months of anti-government demonstrations. Challenging the ban, which went into effect Saturday, thousands of protesters crammed streets in the central business district … Continue reading

Hong Kong protesters say they’re prepared to fight for democracy ‘until we win or we die’


They’re dressed in an all-black uniform, faces distorted behind gas masks, using umbrellas as shields, and following a sophisticated set of hand motions that act as their form of communication. For more than three months, millions of civilians have been protesting the Hong Kong government. What began as a rally against legislation that would have … Continue reading

4 dead, 2 missing in Taiwanese bridge collapse


Taiwanese authorities say four bodies have been found and two people are missing after three fishing boats were hit by an oil tanker truck that fell off a collapsing bridge. The National Fire Agency said Wednesday that two of the victims were Indonesian and another was Filipino. The fourth body has not been identified. Taiwan’s … Continue reading

China’s Communist Party shows military might in 70th anniversary parade


China’s Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased its growing might and strategic ambitions. An honour guard carrying the Chinese flag through Tiananmen Square, the country’s symbolic political heart, before thousands of spectators who waved flags. Artillery guns fired a salute. President Xi Jinping, wearing a gray … Continue reading

Some Chinese electric cars are ‘simply worthless’ says industry body


It’s “inevitable” that China’s electric cars have little resale value and some are inherently worth little, according to one of China’s top auto industry bodies. In its latest weekly update on China’s ailing auto market, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) listed several reasons why value retention is “too low” for new-energy vehicles (NEVs), including … Continue reading

‘No need’ for lengthy border exam of China’s Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou before her arrest in Canada says defence


The defence team for a Huawei executive whose arrest at Vancouver’s airport sparked a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China says there was no good reason for border officials to detain her for almost three hours before her arrest. Scott Fenton, a defence lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, told B.C. Supreme Court Wednesday that border officials … Continue reading

‘I will not accept a bad deal’: Trump’s China trade rhetoric turns harsh at UN


U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, saying he would not accept a “bad deal” in U.S.-China trade negotiations. Four days after deputy U.S. and Chinese negotiators held inconclusive talks in Washington, Trump’s remarks were anything but conciliatory and emphasized the need … Continue reading

Elon Musk is doubling down on China as car sales plummet and electric-vehicle subsidies are slashed


The launch of Tesla’s first factory in China is likely to come at a difficult time for auto companies in the world’s largest passenger-vehicle market. The electric-car maker is building a factory in Shanghai that it expects to begin producing vehicles by the end of this year. On Tuesday, CEO Elon Musktweeted that the company … Continue reading

‘Horrific campaign of repression’: U.S. slams China’s treatment of Muslims


The United States led more than 30 countries on Tuesday in condemning what it called China’s “horrific campaign of repression” against Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang at an event on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly that was denounced by China. In highlighting abuses against ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in … Continue reading

Nio, the ‘Tesla of China,’ crashes 30% in 2 days after announcing a bigger-than-expected loss and thousands of job cuts


Shares of Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio extended their two-day decline to as much as 30%, dipping more than 21% on Tuesday alone. The skid comes after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for the second quarter and announced thousands of layoffs. Here’s the key numbers from Nio’s second-quarter earnings report: Revenue: $1.5 billion, up more … Continue reading

Internal documents showed TikTok censoring topics that would anger China


TikTok, a social media video app, has a history of censoring political content in line with the Chinese government, internal documents viewed by The Guardian reveal. The documents, which provided guidelines for TikTok’s moderators, broke infringing content into two categories: “violations” and “visible to self.” Violations would result in the content being taken down, while … Continue reading

Suspected Chinese spy company Huawei quietly opened a London ‘research lab’ with 60 computer vision engineers right next to Facebook and Google


Huawei has quietly opened a new artificial-intelligence research lab right on Facebook and Google’s doorstep in London, Business Insider has learned. The new office is at a prime spot in London’s buzzy Kings Cross neighbourhood and houses around 60 engineers focused entirely on AI. According to one source with knowledge of Huawei’s plans, the Chinese … Continue reading

New limits on rail travel as Hong Kong braces for airport protest


Hong Kong announced new curbs on rail travel on Sunday ahead of the latest in a series of planned protests targeting the airport after a night of widespread violent street clashes in the Chinese-ruled territory. Anti-government protesters have targeted the airport before, occupying the arrivals hall, blocking approach roads and setting street fires in the … Continue reading

China leads the world in future coal-power projects


China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is ready to massively boost its coal-powered energy supply with the total of future projects now standing at 226.2 gigawatts (GW). That is more than twice the amount of fresh capacity planned for India, according to data published Thursday by environmental groups. The projects approved by China … Continue reading

Chinese journalists will have to pass a government test on Marxism and President Xi Jinping to be granted press passes


Chinese journalists will soon have to prove their knowledge of President Xi Jinping and Marxism before they can continue reporting. In order to receive updated press passes, more than 10,000 reporters and editors will have to pass a test. Starting next month, The South China Morning Post reports, journalists will began taking “pilot tests” through … Continue reading

Hong Kong protesters burn Chinese flag, clash with police as protest continues


Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over grievances by the anti-government demonstrators. Police accused some protesters of throwing gasoline bombs after a march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, an outlying district in the northwest of the Chinese territory. The event was relatively … Continue reading

China cancels plans to visit with US farmers next week


China officials on Friday canceled plans to visit American farmers next week and were expected to cut short their trip to the US. Officials said they had to return to China earlier than planned and would no longer visit agricultural producers in the Midwest next week, according to the Montana Farm Bureau Federation and the … Continue reading

China plans 200 new coal-fired power plants


China’s total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts (GW), the highest in the world and more than twice the amount of new capacity on the books in India, according to data published by environmental groups on Thursday (Sept 19). This means China will build approximately 200 new coal-fired power plants inside China, … Continue reading

Taiwan just lost Solomon Islands, its biggest ally in the Pacific, to China; US may retaliate


Taiwan lost its largest ally in the Pacific on Tuesday, when the Solomon Islands confirmed it was switching diplomatic allegiance to China. A spokesman for the Solomon Islands’ prime minister said the government’s caucus took a poll on Monday, with 27 lawmakers voting in favour of switching and six abstaining, followed by the Cabinet voting … Continue reading

‘Birth tourism’ scheme shows Chinese nationals how to bypass immigration and give birth in the US


A Chinese woman could face up to 15 years in jail for running a “birth tourism” scheme where she helped coach other Chinese women on how to trick immigration in order to give birth in the United States. Dongyuan Li, 41, from Irvine, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and visa fraud, … Continue reading

China’s National Day fireworks cancelled in Hong Kong due to protests


An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China’s National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. The city issued a terse statement saying the show over its famed Victoria Harbour had been cancelled “in view of the latest situation and having regard to public safety.” … Continue reading

China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack


Saudi Arabia’s oil production was slashed in half following an attack on two of its oil facilities on Saturday, and China, along with other countries in Asia and the Middle East, may be the ones to pay the price. Two major oil refineries in Saudi Arabia came under attack and knocked out production on about … Continue reading

China and India demand $100 billion for climate action on eve of UN summit


China and India demanded rich countries provide financial support for them to increase their climate plans, as leaders prepared to meet at a UN summit in New York. The summit has been personally convened by UN secretary general António Guterres as a moment for political leaders to show their willingness to increase their climate plans … Continue reading

China has been illegally redirecting traffic on the world’s Internet for 2 1/2 years


A recent discovery shows a Telecommunications company with ties to China’s government misdirected traffic for two and a half years. In recent times, a misdirection hacker operation allowed for the theft of over $150,000 in digital coins as unwitting people were routed to a fake MyEtherWallet.com site rather than the authentic wallet service. When end … Continue reading

Hong Kong protesters ask for Britain’s help in pressuring China


Hong Kong protesters are expected to rally outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms. The Chinese-ruled territory has been rocked by weeks of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests, with demonstrators angry about what they see as creeping interference by Beijing in their … Continue reading

Pro-China protestors clash with democracy protestors in Hong Kong mall


Skirmishes broke out Saturday at a shopping mall in Hong Kong between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory and people backing the central government in Beijing. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators sang the Chinese national anthem, waved red flags and chanted slogans at Amoy Plaza in the densely packed … Continue reading

China excludes soybeans and pork from additional tariffs in a huge win for US in trade war


China just announced that it would not be adding additional tariffs to US agricultural goods such as soybeans and pork, marking a huge win for American farmers. The superpower said via the state-owned Xinhua news agency that it would be encouraging Chinese companies to purchase more American agricultural goods after Trump delayed tariffs by two … Continue reading

Photographer behind the iconic Tiananmen Square image had to wrap the film up and stash it in the toilet in order to hide it from Chinese security


Photographer Charlie Cole, who won the World Press Photo of the Year in 1999 for his iconic capture of the Chinese “tank man” who confronted military vehicles in Tiananmen Square in 1989, has died at the age of 64. Cole was one of four photographers who captured the scene, which became a defining image of … Continue reading

Hong Kong Open tennis tournament postponed indefinitely as pro-democracy protests continue


A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from pro-democracy protests. K-pop concerts, Chanel fashion shows and international conferences have been cancelled, postponed or moved out of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory during more than three months of demonstrations. More rallies are expected this … Continue reading

The Trump administration has reportedly discussed a China trade deal that would lift some tariffs


The Trump administration has reportedly discussed a plan to offer China a deal that would include a rollback of some tariffs, potentially defusing tensions in a more than yearlong trade war that has rattled the world’s largest economies. Bloomberg reported Thursday that under the agreement, the US would remove some of its punishing tariffs on … Continue reading

China is deploying drones to spy on the South China Sea like never before


China is fielding a far-reaching reconnaissance system reliant on drones to strengthen its ability to conduct surveillance operations in hard-to-reach areas of the South China Sea, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a report Tuesday. The system, which relies on drones connected to mobile and fixed command-and-control centres by way of a maritime information … Continue reading

Hong Kong Stock Exchange just proposed a $37 billion deal to buy the London Stock Exchange


Hong Kong Stock Exchange says it’s proposing to buy the London Stock Exchange Group for $36.6 billion. The Hong Kong exchange, or HKEX, announced the plan on its website Wednesday morning, the result of what it said was “early engagement” with the London Stock Exchange. A tie-up would create an exchange giant with a combined … Continue reading

Chinese combat drones are cheap but effective, and they are headed to Europe


Chinese combat drones are reportedly headed to Europe for the first time, highlighting China’s growing presence in an important part of the international arms market as countries around the world look more closely at unmanned systems for warfighting. Serbia is expected to take delivery of nine Chengdu Pterodactyl-1 (Wing Loong) drones within the next six … Continue reading

China faces another electric vehicle subsidy scandal


Generous government subsidies have been behind China taking the lion’s share of global electric vehicle sales in recent years — but now they’re being called to question and face another scandal. A panel of experts raised the flag over this scandal during a roundtable at the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum on Sept. 5, 2019 in … Continue reading

Apple and Foxconn confirmed they broke a Chinese labor law by hiring too many temporary workers at the world’s biggest iPhone factory


On the eve of Apple announcing the iPhone 11, a report from China Labour Watch has accused the company – along with its manufacturing partner Foxconn – of profiting from worker exploitation to build the new phone. Investigators from China Labour Watch went undercover at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory, the largest iPhone factory in the world … Continue reading

China has piled up nearly 100 tons of gold reserves to help buffer against the blows of Trump’s trade war


Gold has risen 18% since the start of the year, in part because China has been adding vast amounts of the metal to its reserves. Bloomberg, citing the People’s Bank of China, reported that the Asian superpower added over 94 tons of gold to its reserves since December, consistent with gold’s rise since the end … Continue reading

Chinese exports to the US tanked by 16% in August as Trump’s trade-war tariffs hit demand


China’s exports to America tanked 16% to $44.4 billion in August — a sharp acceleration from their 6.5% drop in July, Reuters said — as Donald Trump’s tariffs sapped demand for Chinese goods in their biggest foreign market. However, Chinese imports of US goods dropped by about 22% to $10.3 billion, official customs data showed. … Continue reading

Protesters call on Trump to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong as violent clashes continue


Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “liberate” the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters vandalized subway stations, set fires and blocked traffic. Demonstrators flooded … Continue reading

A lot is at stake for China’s economy as Hong Kong protests drag on


Concerns over Hong Kong’s political and economic future are growing as pro-democracy protests drag on and turn increasingly violent, and China makes clear that forceful intervention is possible. An intervention by Chinese troops could seriously damage Hong Kong’s standing as a stable international financial centre and a gateway for global capital flowing into the world’s … Continue reading

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