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Chinese soldier seen throwing stones on Vietnamese construction workers
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Chinese soldier seen throwing stones on Vietnamese construction workers

New Delhi: The Chinese soldiers seen throwing stones on the Vietnamese construction workers at the border fence.  Following the recent blocking of border ports by Chinese authorities and stranding of Vietnamese trucks carrying perishable agricultural goods, social media in Vietnam is full of anti-China comments. Recently there was a video (Jan 3) on twitter account of one Lee Ann Quann showing Chinese soldier throwing stones on Vietnamese construction workers and hurling abuses on the unarmed workers in Ha Giang province. A popular blog in vernacular language, which is otherwise banned by Vietnamese government for its anti-China posts, posted (Jan 4) an article quoting the tweet and recalling 1979 China-Vietnam War. Google translation of the article is placed belo...
Taiwan announces to fund USD 1bn to a joint project with Lithuania
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Taiwan announces to fund USD 1bn to a joint project with Lithuania

Beijing, China:With an aim to finance joint ventures, Taipei and Vilnius will create a USD 1 billion credit program, Taiwanese Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin made the announcement. Taiwan last week had also announced establishing a USD 200 million fund to invest in Lithuanian industries during a press conference with Lithuanian Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite, according to Sputnik. It came as Lithuanian companies have been facing difficulties at Chinese ports as the Communist regime reportedly removed the name of the Baltic nation from its customs system. Due to the move, a large number of Lithuanian exports are stranded in Chinese ports, concerning businessmen for the uncertain future of their consignments. Lithuania is being targeted by Beiji...
Hong Kong PLA chief a top Xinjiang police officer
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Hong Kong PLA chief a top Xinjiang police officer

Beijing, China: New commander for people Liberation Army is china’s former top Xinjiang police officer Peng Jingtang.Citing Global Times, CNN reported that Peng was previously also chief of staff of the Armed Police Force in Xinjiang, where Beijing has been committing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups. According to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, Peng holds the rank of major general, and was previously the deputy chief of staff of China’s paramilitary police force, the People’s Armed Police. His appointment was signed into order by Chinese President Xi Jinping, CCTV said. CCTV also quoted Peng as saying that he would in his new appointment work with all members of the garrison to follow the command of the ruling Communist Party and Xi, and resolutely defend nat
Tsai Ing-wen protested against Chinese intrusions in her New Year address
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Tsai Ing-wen protested against Chinese intrusions in her New Year address

Taipei, Taiwan: President of Taiwan in her new ear’s address called China to resolve its differences peacefully. Tsai Ing-wen strongly protested against China’s military intrusions and asked China to discuss and solve the problems. Tsai said Chinese authorities "should not misjudge the situation, and that they should stop the spread of military adventurism within their ranks," reported NHK World. Tsai added that "the use of military means is absolutely not an option" for resolving the differences between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. She warned that military clashes would deal a blow to economic stability. Further, Tsai also brought up the recent arrests of people in Hong Kong in connection with an online media outlet known for its critical stance against the Hong Kong
Immigration rises in Taiwan from Hong Kong
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Immigration rises in Taiwan from Hong Kong

Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan is seeing a rise in the people migrating from Hong Kong in the country.The democratic island of Taiwan is expecting a new wave of arrivals from the former British colony of Hong Kong, where the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is presiding over a city-wide crackdown on civil society, public dissent and political opposition under a draconian national security law, according to Radio Free Asia. The latest statistics from the Taiwan Immigration Department indicate that number of Hong Kong residents emigrating to Taiwan hit a new high in 2021, the island’s Mainland Affairs Commission (MAC) spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng told reporters on Friday. Earlier, the island’s interior ministry handed out 9,772 residence cards to Hong Kong residents between January and Novem
TAIWAN UNIFICATION & PLA MODERNISATION: GOALS TO WHAT END?
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TAIWAN UNIFICATION & PLA MODERNISATION: GOALS TO WHAT END?

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a mobilization order for the training of the armed forces for 2022 sparking off speculation about the fate of Taiwan, even as he addressed the nation on television hoping for reunification with Taiwan under his long-term vision to realize the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."  The mobilisation of the armed forces is the first order of the new year by the Central Military Commission of which Xi is the chairman. There was a similar order last year as well as part of the modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army forces. The order says the entire rank and file of the armed forces are required to resolutely implement the plans and instructions of the Party leadership and the CMC, and accurately understand the changing landscape of na
Credibility problems and China
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Credibility problems and China

Beijing, China: China’s Communist Party (CCP) controls the media — through rigid censorship; an army of civil servants who post, like, share on behalf of the CCP; and through social media such as Weibo, WeChat and other outlets that were created specifically for the domestic market and are tightly controlled, according to Deutsche Welle. As a result of this overbearing control, missing tennis star Peng Shuai’s posting disappeared in no time causing embarrassment to China. Further, CCP also controls the economy, it controls the courts, it controls science and education. Ultimately, all walks of life are monitored right down to the last detail which puts a question on its credibility.As a result, the CCP acts against Chinese citizens. It subjects hundreds of thousands of Muslim
Bail for the ex-editors of Hong Kong based media outlet have denied bail
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Bail for the ex-editors of Hong Kong based media outlet have denied bail

Hong Kong: Stand News' former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen, 52, was brought to West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on Thursday afternoon after being detained by police overnight. His co-defendant, 34-year-old Patrick Lam - who recently stepped down as the acting chief editor of the independent news source - did not make an appearance owing to health reasons. The two editors are among several people who were arrested by the police on Wednesday on suspicion of allegedly violating the colonial-era Crimes Ordinance. Among the other arrestees were prominent barrister Margaret Ng, Cantopop singer Denise Ho, Christine Fang and Chow Tat-chi, who were former directors of Stand News. They were released on police bail in the late afternoon on Thursday without charge, said the publication. Be...
U.S. calls on China and Hong Kong to release Stand News employees
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U.S. calls on China and Hong Kong to release Stand News employees

WASHINGTON: China and Hong Kong have been told by USA to immediately release the staff members of Stand News which is a pro-democracy media outlet. Antony Blinken U.S. Secretary of State called on China and Hong Kong for the same. "We call on PRC and Hong Kong authorities to cease targeting Hong Kong's free and independent media and to immediately release those journalists and media executives who have been unjustly detained and charged," Blinken said in a statement, referring to the People's Republic of China. "By silencing independent media, PRC and local authorities undermine Hong Kong's credibility and viability," he said. Stand News, set up in 2014 as a non-profit organization, was the most prominent remaining pro-democracy publication in Hong Kong after a national security ...
Local media outlets witnessed raids, senior media staff arrested
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Local media outlets witnessed raids, senior media staff arrested

Hong Kong: Hong Kong media company members have been arrested. Among the arrested people some were working media professionals and some were former senior staff. These arrests were made after more than 200 national security police officers were deployed to raid the offices of Stand News, Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported. The arrests were made on suspicion of breaching the colonial-era Crimes Ordinance by conspiring to publish seditious publications, the publication added. Hong Kong police said they conducted a search on the office of the online media company for relevant journalistic materials. This development comes a day after Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai and six other former staff members of the tabloid Apple Daily are set to face an additional sedition charge, und...