China Tries to Disrupt Tibetan Parliamentary Elections

The most serious disruption of the elections happened in Nepal, after a Chinese high-level delegation visited the Himalayan country on December 27, allegedly to help resolving problems between the different factions of the local Communist Party.

Germany Suspends Extradition Pact With Hong Kong

“The decision by the Hong Kong Government to disqualify 12 opposition candidates and to postpone the elections to the Legislative Council represents a further infringement of the rights of Hong Kong’s citizens,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.

Australia Offers Safe Haven to Hongkongers in Wake of Draconian Security Law

<!–[CDATA[ Lau Siu-fung and Hwang Chun-mei | Radio Free Asia Australia on Thursday said it was suspending its extradition agreement with China and extending stays for visa-holders from Hong Kong, after the ruling Chinese Communist Party imposed a draconian security law on the city that threatens anyone criticising the authorities or showing support for the […]

The Axis of Shame, July 2020: The Countries That Supported China on Hong Kong

BITTER WINTER On July 1, 53 countries (including China) signed a resolution introduced by Cuba at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva praising China for the passing of the Hong Kong National Security Law. The list of those that became part to this new Axis of Shame (a label Bitter Winter originally created for those supporting Chinese […]

Defeating Huawei: Developing Solid Alternatives to 5G

<!–[CDATA[ VISION TIMES Huawei is the world leader when it comes to 5G equipment. The company’s move to expand 5G into the West has rung alarm bells in the U.S. and Europe. The Trump administration has banned the use of Huawei equipment in government departments citing security concerns. However, the challenge posed by Huawei 5G […]

UK Plans Less Reliance on Chinese Supplies

Jane Werrell | New Tang Dynasty The UK government, lead by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is set to end reliance on Chinese imports for vital supplies, including masks and medicines. Johnson has instructed officials to draw up plans to diversify its imports of critical goods. The United States, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—the countries that […]

First Foreign Nationals Evacuate China as the US Reportedly Mulls Ban on China Flights

<!–[CDATA[ VOA News The first evacuations of foreign nationals from China took place Wednesday as the U.S. reportedly considers banning all airline flights between the two countries. White House officials reportedly told U.S. airline executives at a meeting Tuesday the administration has not decided yet to impose a ban, but it is continuing to assess […]

Germany: Legislator Calls For Public Support for Human Rights Accountability Act

<!–[CDATA[ Minghui From December 1 to 30, 2019, members of the public can sign an online petition urging the German Parliament to pass the Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The Magnitsky Act was originally passed by the U.S. Congress in 2012 and was aimed at punishing Russian officials who had committed human rights violations and corruption. In […]

Further Actions by U.S. State Department Against Human Rights Violators

Protection of religious freedom is a top priority for the U.S. government, explained Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, in the statement: “The United States continues to work diligently to promote religious freedom and combat abuses. These recent designations continue that important work.”