It was all so confusing. I spent the New Year’s Day in handcuffs, and since I was released and even during the spring festival holidays, the Guobao (国保, Domestic Security Division of public security) had a special vehicle detail to follow me. They knew all my movements, so why did they need to ask me which people I’d met and what I was doing? All my activity was known to them already.
During 2020, the Chinese Communist Party Severely Restricts and Shuts Down Churches and Christmas Celebrations
The CCP had banned the Beijing Catholic Church of the Savior, also known as the Xishiku Church, from opening on Christmas Eve. Authorities had stationed armed security guards wearing black uniforms to barricade the church’s entrance and prevent parishioners from entering.
Over a dozen journalists resigned on December 1 from Hong Kong Cable Television Limited, a major subscription-based TV station in Hong Kong, in protest after the media company fired 40 editorial staff in what is perceived as a political crackdown.
Many Chinese people leave China to escape the communist government, hoping that they will have a better life abroad. But the increasing influence of the CCP is crushing such hopes as the Party is interfering in the lives of these people through the United Front Work Department (UFWD), an organization responsible for outreach to Chinese interest groups and ethnic Chinese individuals living outside the mainland.
Liao Yiwu: On June 4, 1989, they used an old-fashioned method to suppress the protests, sending in more than 200,000 regular troops, tanks, and armored cars to attack civilians. Hong Kong had the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration … and is a cosmopolitan city. But a key factor is terrain. It’s harder to send in large columns of tanks, and it would take far longer to carry out such a massacre in Hong Kong.
Cai is of the firm opinion that the CCP is a major threat to global peace. She points out that the current conflict between China and the United States is not a conflict between two people but between two systems and ideologies. Cai warns that the CCP wants to replace the democratic system of the U.S. with its over-governance model.
China objects to official contact between the U.S. and Taiwan, which it claims as its own territory, while the Taiwanese president has strongly advocated Taiwan’s recognition as a sovereign nation.
Kalden Lodoe and Lhuboom | Radio Free Asia Chinese tourists are pouring into Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa in large numbers, crowding religious sites barred to many Tibetans as the city opens to outside visitors after the easing of coronavirus prevention restrictions, sources in Lhasa say Arrivals from China have quadrupled since fears have eased over […]
Amanda Lichtenstein | Global Voices Granting fishing licenses to these massive trawlers will destroy livelihoods The arrival of six Chinese supertrawlers in Monrovia, Liberia, last month has sparked outrage among the country’s small-scale canoe fishers. These supertrawlers are capable of catching 12,000 tonnes of fish a year, which is about twice the nation’s sustainable catch of key […]
Janita Kan |. New Tang Dynasty Two Chinese hackers have been indicted for stealing millions of dollars worth of trade secrets and other sensitive information from businesses and government agencies, and attempting to steal COVID-19 research, the Justice Department announced on July 21. The department unsealed an 11-count indictment against Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33, […]