3 big challenges waiting for CCP new leaders after 20th National Congress

Insights 09/25/22, 03:47

According to a Reuters' report on September 16, at least three challenges await the new leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after the 20th National Congress. Those are questions related to solving the implications of the property crisis, the zero-COVID policy, and the relation with the U.S. Data recently shows that ...

Chinese communist party fractures and persecutes dissidents

Insights 09/24/22, 19:16

On October 16, 2022, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will hold its 20th National Congress. The meeting of the "proletariat" will test the management of the current National Secretary, Xi Jinping. Meanwhile, large fractures in the organization come to light amid a climate of persecution of dissidents—scapegoats that the CCP ...

TikTok search results contain a lot of misinformation, NewsGuard report

Insights 09/22/22, 21:45

Tiktok is one of the popular music and social networking sites among young people. Tiktok was founded by Zhang Yiming, the founder of the Chinese company ByteDance. It has been growing rapidly since 2016. However, Tiktok has faced many accusations during its activities. Recently, the research of NewsGuard, a firm that ...

Vale Indonesia teams up with Chinese firms on $8.6 billion nickel projects

Insights 09/22/22, 21:15

According to Nikkei Asia on September 14, Brazilian mining giant Vale in Indonesia is joining on three nickel refining projects totaling $8.6 billion with Chinese companies. Those firms include battery materials manufacturer Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt; Tisco, a unit of state-backed stainless steel giant China Baowu Steel Group; and top nickel ...

China’s overseas police stations use fake addresses and mushroom worldwide

Insights 09/22/22, 19:44

On September 12, the human rights NGO Safeguard Defenders posted an investigation on Chinese overseas police stations. These stations, also known as "110 Overseas," are now established across five continents. 110 Overseas is part of an anti-fraud program managed by the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau (PSB). It's where overseas Chinese can ...

At least one Chinese spy works at Twitter, whistleblower

Insights 09/22/22, 19:16

Former Twitter security chief Peiter Zatko has alleged that at least one Twitter employee was an agent for the Chinese government. In front of a Senate committee on September 13, Zatko said he was told about the spy a week before his abrupt dismissal on January 19, 2022. According to Senator ...

Local governments in China flock to Twitter to splurge on advertising

Insights 09/22/22, 18:58

A Reuters study has found that Twitter has been making major advertisement revenue from Chinese local governments. The British news agency made its conclusions by probing 36 publicly available local government tenders, budget documents from 2020 to 2022, and social media accounts. While mainlanders are strictly prohibited from accessing the popular social ...