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Xi Jinping’s Taiwan Saber-Rattling Is All About Shoring Up Domestic Power

October 14, 2021 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ For the last several weeks, tensions have roiled the Taiwan Straits. China has sent ever larger numbers of combat aircraft across the center line of the straits and into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone, compelling their Taiwanese counterparts to respond. The intricate ballet of dispatching multiple types of aircraft from different […]

Why Taiwan Matters To The World

September 21, 2021 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ In his recent commentary titled “Reimagining A More Resilient UN System With Taiwan In It,” Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu presented a case for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the global body. Wu said, “Taiwan’s effective response to the pandemic, its rapid capacity expansion to meet global supply […]

Harris Assails China’s Bid To ‘Coerce,’ ‘Intimidate’ South China Sea Neighbors

August 25, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In Singapore on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris scolded China for trying to bully its neighbors in the South China Sea region. The vice president said that China “continues to coerce, to intimidate, and to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea.” “Beijing’s actions continue to undermine […]

What China Hides About Its Economy

July 15, 2021 by

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By Anthony B Kim and Cora Wack ~ Unreliable statistics, mounting debt, and nonperforming loans are just a few underlying characteristics of China’s economy. For years, China has tried its best to hide and shadow its unsustainable economic practices from its people and from the world. Research suggests that it has been overstating gross domestic […]

House Of Representatives Goes Fishing On China

July 2, 2021 by

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By Walter Lohman ~ “If you don’t scare Congress, it goes fishing,” Will Rogers once said. “If you do scare it, it goes crazy.” Regarding China, the humorist’s wisdom is bearing out on both ends of the Capitol. The Senate in June passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, a $200-plus billion (until recently, a […]

China’s Secrecy Affects US

June 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates why a lack of knowledge about China’s problems can become the world’s problems, says Rep. Steve Chabot, regarding one of the world’s most powerful, yet also most secretive and oppressive regimes. “No one fully understands what is happening in China. On the one hand, China seems to […]

Why Biden’s China Strategy Is Destined For Failure

April 16, 2021 by

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By Tim Murtaugh ~ The U.S. relationship with China under the Biden administration is off to a rocky start if the first high-level meeting between the two nations is any indicator. President Joe Biden, who cast himself as someone who would smooth relationships with foreign adversaries, can’t have been happy to see the American delegation embarrassed by the Chinese during […]

China’s Strange Endorsement Of “Net Zero”

April 15, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese “president for life” last September schmoozed the royalty of the United Nations with his unexpected pledge that his country aims “to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality (Net Zero) before 2060.” Xi then urged other nations “to pursue […]

US Far Left, Chinese Communist Party Are Ideological Kissing Cousins

April 3, 2021 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Don’t be surprised when China’s leaders talk down to top Biden administration officials, whether at a meeting last month in Alaska or elsewhere, going out of their way to cast the United States as a racist den of inequity. That is, after all, how our elites and educators describe the country […]

China Is Outplaying President Biden On Climate

March 25, 2021 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Talk is cheap; the familiar saying goes – especially from dictatorial nations about climate change. The United States “Special Envoy” on climate, John Forbes Kerry of Martha’s Vineyard, met virtually yesterday with his Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, the head of China’s environmental protection ministry, and more than 30 other nations’ representatives […]

China Lies About Its Wrongdoing On COVID, Spying, Global Aggression, Pollution, And More

December 20, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ The Chinese Communist Party has lied about COVID-19 from the start. And it’s still lying about the disease that has turned into a pandemic confirmed to be responsible for nearly 75 million infections around the world, including 17.2 million in the U.S. The global death toll from the pandemic is over […]

How Beijing Is Threatening Hong Kong’s Status As Global Financial Center

December 8, 2020 by

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By Patrick Tyrrell and Carter Beardsley ~ China’s recent Hong Kong security legislation could be the beginning of the end for Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading financial and trading centers. Many of the 9,000 foreign firms—1,300 of them American—that have regional headquarters there are evaluating the threat from the new law and what […]

Australia Becomes Growing Target For China’s Belligerence

November 15, 2020 by

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By Riley Walters ~ You’ve heard of the U.S.-China trade war, but have you heard of the problems Australia is having with China? Growing tension over trade between Australia and China isn’t so much a trade war as it is another example of how China uses economic coercion to pursue its political goals. Australia has […]

Is China Sending “Dark Vessels” To Fish Near The Galapagos Islands?

October 17, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ Are the Chinese engaged in illegal fishing activity around the famed Galapagos Islands? Well that is the question conservationists are trying to get to the bottom of as reports are surfacing that numerous Chinese fishing vessels might have been seen skirting the edges of this eco-sensitive region and suspiciously […]

House Conservatives Call For Probe Of China’s Ties To Black Lives Matter Co-Founder

October 1, 2020 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ The FBI should investigate evidence of ties between a pro-China group and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter that may have contributed to unrest in U.S. cities, seven House conservatives told The Daily Signal. “The Black Lives Matter organization’s leaders are open about their devotion to Marxism, so there’s little […]

As It Gains Strength And Prestige, China’s Air Force Increasingly Takes Center Stage

September 29, 2020 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force has been taking a more prominent role in Chinese military diplomacy. This was made abundantly clear earlier last week, when the PLA Air Force launched a series of aggressive shows of force near Taiwan in response to U.S. diplomatic visits to the island. The display […]

4 Points In Understanding China’s Goal For Meddling In US Elections

August 8, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly provided a detailed classified briefing to the Senate Intelligence Committee last week on election meddling by China. Also, on Friday, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, issued a public statement with details of how China, Russia and Iran were targeting the U.S. elections. […]

Advancing Economic Freedom Is The Antidote To ‘Corrosive’ Chinese Capital

July 7, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ A recent study by the Center for International Private Enterprise looked into the patterns, trends, and characteristics of Chinese capital flows to six countries in Southeast Asia, and what it found were disturbing effects on the governance and economics of the recipient nations. The countries examined were Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The center shared its […]

The Great US-China Divorce Has Arrived

April 24, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Make no mistake: The global struggle with China is about to go to the next level. Or two. Or three. By triggering a global disease outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party’s reprehensible behavior crossed the last line, leaving other nations no recourse but to push back. Hard. No longer can responsible nations […]

In Hiding COVID-19 At First, China Chose Reputation Over Saving Lives

April 6, 2020 by

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By Brett Schaefer ~ For over a decade, China has conducted a broad campaign to reshape the international system into a new, post-American global order. In this effort, it is essential that China project an image of being supremely capable and powerful, thereby demonstrating that China–not Europe or the United States–is the best model for […]

‘Immoral And Irresponsible’: China Blames US Military For Coronavirus

March 14, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Amid a global pandemic that began in their country, Chinese government officials have ramped up rhetoric to blame America for the spread of coronavirus in an unusually overt propaganda effort. Following one Chinese government official’s tweet implying the U.S. military spread the virus, another Chinese official asserted that the U.S. was […]

China’s Coronavirus Response Shows The Weakness Of Authoritarianism

February 15, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Despite China’s incredible economic success as of late, it’s important to remember that it is still fundamentally a communist country. Recent events have been a stern reminder. Freedom can be messy, but it’s nothing like the mess an authoritarian regime creates when it fears losing power. The disturbing outbreak of the […]

Our National Interest And The South China Sea

September 7, 2019 by

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By Walter Lohman ~ It’s difficult to explain how a country goes about defining its national interests. Sure, we know the policy processes. We know the considerations. Interests in borders, war, and peace are easy to understand. But why are other, more abstract interests, such as American concern for the freedom of navigation in a […]

What Hong Kong Unrest Tells Us About China’s Plans For The Rest Of The World

August 15, 2019 by

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By James Carafano ~ The outside world can do little to assure the future of freedom in Hong Kong beyond making the case that preserving the principles of liberty are at stake. Nevertheless, the plight of that territory’s more than 7 million souls can teach us an important lesson about what China has in mind […]