Researchers rethink when China will surpass US GDP: Unlikely in next decades

China 12/19/22, 18:08

Just a few years ago, expectations were that China would overcome the United States to become the world’s largest economy by the end of this decade. But the expectations have weakened since 2020 when the COVID pandemic hurt the economy. China’s economic outlook has darkened, particularly this year, as the communist leaders ...

Google refuses to correct Hong Kong national anthem search results

China 12/17/22, 18:08

On November 13, an incident occurred during the Asian Rugby Sevens in the South Korea tournament; the organizers played the wrong national anthem when the Hong Kong players received the award. The song played was not the Chinese national anthem, “March of the Volunteers,” but instead, “Glory to Hongkong.” The organizer ...

US to spend $1.5 billion to replace China’s 5G telecom equipment

China 12/17/22, 17:16

The U.S. government intends to invest $1.5 billion in domestic 5G equipment production to replace Huawei and ZTE 5G telecom gear. According to Android Headlines, this is a part of an effort to remove Chinese gear from the U.S.'s current telecom network. The outlet noted that countries worldwide want to purchase 5G ...

Bipartisan lawmakers propose bill to ban ‘CCP-puppet’ TikTok in the U.S.

China 12/17/22, 16:42

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app “TikTok” from operating in the United States amid increasing concerns about the app spying on Americans. The ANTI-SOCIAL CCP Act, proposed by Senator Marco Rubio, would block all transactions from any social media company in or ...

US on alert for China’s space activities amid increasing space debris

China 12/15/22, 16:14

The Washington Post reported on December 8 that the U.S. is closely monitoring Chinese activities that could endanger American space assets as debris rapidly builds up in low Earth orbit. Beijing has always lagged in a field dominated by the U.S. and Russia. However, it has made substantial strides in recent ...

Hazardous: Police stations and other CCP models have appeared worldwide

Insights 12/15/22, 16:01

The latest report by the Spanish human rights organization "Safeguard Defenders" on December 5 revealed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set up as many as 102 secret police stations worldwide. They employ local overseas Chinese leaders in many countries to cooperate directly with China's domestic courts and procuracies, ...

US on alert for China’s space activities amid increasing space debris

China 12/12/22, 16:10

The Washington Post reported on December 8 that the U.S. is closely monitoring Chinese activities that could endanger American space assets as debris rapidly builds up in low Earth orbit. Beijing has always lagged in a field dominated by the U.S. and Russia. However, it has made substantial strides in recent ...

US imposes sanctions on two Chinese firms for illegal fishing & human rights abuses

China 12/12/22, 15:16

The U.S. has imposed financial sanctions on two Chinese fishing fleet companies and several individuals engaging in alleged illegal fishing and human rights abuses. The Treasury Department, on Friday, December 9, announced sanctions on Dalian Ocean Fishing and Pingtan Marine Enterprise. It also targeted Chinese nationals Li Zhenyu and Zhuo Xinrong, ...

U.S. grant to China-linked battery company raises national security concerns

China 12/12/22, 14:05

According to Reuters, two prominent U.S. representatives expressed their strong disapproval on December 7 of the U.S. Energy Department (DOE)’s decision. This body awarded $200 million to Microvast Holdings in collaboration with General Motors Co to build a new EV battery components plant in Tennessee. Representative Frank Lucas, top Republican on ...