Australia Demands Transparency from China in Proposed Global COVID-19 Review

Phil Mercer | Voice of America SYDNEY – Australia is demanding transparency from China in a proposed international investigation into the origins and spread of COVID-19. Chinese authorities have been under pressure over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak.  U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that China should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” […]

As Chinese Media Brag About Lung Transplant, Others Question the Source

<!–[CDATA[ VISION TIMES The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times ran an article on March 1 about “the world’s first double-lung transplant” for somebody sick with the coronavirus. The transplant, the paper said, was of “great significance in reducing critical cases” of the virus, which is believed to have killed many thousands in China. While Global Times — and other […]

Sydney Rally Supports 350 Million Chinese Who Have Quit the Chinese Communist Party

<!–[CDATA[ Minghui Elected officials and community leaders joined with Falun Gong practitioners in Sydney on January 31, 2020, to celebrate 350 million Chinese citizens quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth associations.  A rally was held in front of Sydney’s Customs House. Several guests braved the scorching sun to give speeches condemning the […]

China Organ Harvesting Fears Lead to Retraction of Medical Studies

VISION TIMES Fifteen medical studies were retracted from two journals during August over concerns that their authors used organs from executed prisoners in China. The medical journals, Transplantation and PLOS ONE, pulled the studies that they had published from 2008-2014, reported the blog Retraction Watch. The report said that two of the studies involved kidney transplants, and the rest […]

Chinese Propaganda Campaign Targets Australian Prime Minister Ahead of Election

NICOLE HAO | EPOCH TIMES Ahead of Australia’s recent federal election, the country’s prime minister and the ruling Liberal Party found itself the target of a propaganda campaign by social media accounts linked to the Chinese communist regime.  On May 18, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, head of the ruling center-right Liberal Party, defeated the opposition center-left […]

It’s Time to Rethink Australia’s Approach to China

VISION TIMES Last month, Professor Bates Gill, a China expert at Macquarie University in Sydney, published an article in the Australian Financial Review entitled “Bounded Engagement: Charting a New Era in Australia-China Relations”. Professor Gill’s central argument is that despite the necessity of continued engagement and cooperation, Australia needs to redefine the boundaries of the Australia-China relationship […]

Chinese Hacking Groups Targeting American Universities

VISION TIMES security research report has revealed that Chinese hackers targeted a minimum of 27 American universities, looking for U.S. military secrets. The report is authored by iDefense, the security research wing of Accenture. Stealing American secrets The hackers are said to use spear phishing to access files, meaning that they appear as partner universities […]

Ex-Chinese Diplomat-Turned-Dissident Reportedly Detained in China

Voice of America News An Australian newspaper says a Chinese-Australian writer and dissident has been detained during a visit to his native country. The Sydney Morning Herald says Yang Hengjun was detained by security agents at the airport in the southern China city of Guangzhou last Friday after arriving with his wife and her child […]

China Communists Offer to Spy on Journalists and Academics in Hong Kong

Kris Wen  | Vision Times A recent report by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) shows that Beijing offered to spy on foreign journalists in Hong Kong for the former Malaysian government, clearly indicating how press integrity and freedoms have been compromised in the city. Spying on journalists In 2015, Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia was accused of appropriating funds from […]