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12 killed as tornados hit Wuhan and central china
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12 killed as tornados hit Wuhan and central china

Beijing, China: Wuhan was hit back to back by tornados along with central China and Suzhou in east China in which at least 12 people were killed.A tornado hit Shengze town of Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, on Friday night at around 7 pm, leaving four dead and 149 slightly wounded, Chinese state media Global Times reported.With a maximum wind force of 202 to 220 kilometres per hour, the tornado is rated at EF3 based on preliminary estimates.Also on Friday night, another tornado passed through two districts of Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, killing eight people and injuring 280, the city's emergency management bureau said on Saturday.Twenty-Seven homes collapsed in Wuhan, and another 130 were damaged. Construction site sheds and two cranes were also damaged, while...
Persons spat on, painted graffiti on Chinese consulate: Canadian police in search.
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Persons spat on, painted graffiti on Chinese consulate: Canadian police in search.

Vancouver, Canada: Some people spat on and painted graffiti on the Chines consulate. The Vancouver police is searching for those people. In one incident a man spat on the consulate's name plate then obstructed an employee; 13 days later a different man sprayed graffiti on the front gates, reported South China Morning Post (SCMP). "These are such disrespectful and intolerable acts," said Constable Tania Visintin of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). The VPD released video and photographs of the incidents on Friday, as it sought help from the public to identify the culprits. On March 22, police said, a man parked a dark Ford Escape in front of the consulate near Granville Street and West 16th Avenue, reported SCMP. "He approached the front gate and spat on the plaque dedi...
Beijing developing second-strike capability.
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Beijing developing second-strike capability.

Beijing, China: After the report that China may be capable of second nuclear stick capability, the US and China arms have raced up.Francesco Sisci, writing in Asia Times said that the US commentariat is ringing alarms about China's nuclear rearmament and apparent new second-strike reaction capability.In recent days, two American journalistic heavyweights, David Ignatius and Fred Kaplan pointed to the ongoing nuclear and missile rearmament process in China. The fundamental point is that according to opinion-makers China has acquired second-strike nuclear reaction capability.This is a fundamental point in the balance of nuclear terror. The ability to react after a first nuclear strike means that even if an enemy were to attack first with a nuclear offensive, the attacked country would retai...
China threatens Australia over its big defence budget.
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China threatens Australia over its big defence budget.

Australia announced big amount for defence in its federal budget which was read on Tuesday, reacting to which China threatened Australia to bring 'economic carnage'.has threatened to bring upon Australia in response to big defence spending announced in Tuesday's federal budget.The government outlined a huge boost for the defence force, more funding for spies and help for exporters to find new markets in a massive push back against an increasingly assertive Beijing.In response, Chinese newspaper the Global Times - a mouthpiece for the Communist Party government - has warned that Beijing will block more Australian exports after already banning a range of goods including barley, wine, beef and coal.In an article titled 'Canberra's defence spending means more economic carnage', the publicatio...
China and many other countries are suppressing religious freedom: US
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China and many other countries are suppressing religious freedom: US

Washington, US: US blamed China and other countries that they are supressing freedom of religion in their countries. They also said that for America human rights are first and foremost which could be seen in US’s foreign policy.The condemnation was similar to that lodged by the Trump administration, which had been criticized for prioritizing religious freedom over other rights, and reflected continuity in the U.S. position that China´s crackdown on Muslims and other religious minorities in western Xinjiang constitutes "genocide." Yet, a senior official said religious freedom is just one element in the administration's broader human rights strategy.Much as his predecessor did, Secretary of State Antony Blinken used the release of the State Department´s annual International Religious Freedo
China trying to hide
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China trying to hide

Hong Kong: In Tibet the atrocities og Chines are increasing day by day which are not hidden from the world. China is trying to hide its pogroms against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.Ngodup Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America, warned, "To me it looks like they want to totally eliminate Tibetans as such."This statement was uttered in a webinar of The Jamestown Foundation think-tank in the USA on 10 March. Tsering also said Tibetan Buddhism was China's first war against religion, and that recently many monasteries had been destroyed or downsized. Tsering warned that China wanted only to "control and destroy" Buddhism. He claimed more than 156 Tibetans have killed themselves by self-immolation so far.Tibet is one of three key "T" issues for the Chinese Communist Part...
China to Deliberately Creating Tensions
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China to Deliberately Creating Tensions

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been accused by Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), on May 9for deliberately creating tensions in the Taiwanese strait and using “cognitive warfare” to demoralize the Taiwanese people. Presenting its report to legislative Yuan, MAC stressed that Beijing continuously coerces Taipei into accepting its ‘One China’ policy along with the “1992 consensus” asserting that it was the only way to better cross straight relationship. While Taiwan has long been demanding autonomy, China claims sovereignty over the island asserting it to be a “sacred and inseparable” part of the country’s territory.Sharpening its language, the Taiwanese agency highlighted that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) frequently conducts military drills in the straight, only to safegu
China’s ‘relatives policy’ emerging as part of broader crackdown on Uyghurs
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China’s ‘relatives policy’ emerging as part of broader crackdown on Uyghurs

Hong Kong: major constituent of a broader crackdown on Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang turned out to be the cadres who are sent in the region to promote harmony among people.Chinese media depicts the policy as a blend of community service and education by using rosy images of the home stay programme. However, several people who have fled Xinjiang said that the host families greeting each other as 'relatives' are actually hostages.Over 1.1 the government will conclude that we are against their 'relatives' policy, according to Xinhua news agency.Zumrat Dawut, an ethnic Uyghur from Urumqi, who fled China in 2019 to escape the alleged repression of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang said that the people had to pretend that they were happy, otherwise the government will conclude tha...
China ordered to apply birth control  measures in Xinjiang
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China ordered to apply birth control measures in Xinjiang

Chines govt not even exempting 50 year old woman in front of its policy of birth control in Muslim community in the region of Xinjiang and ordered that women to be fitted with contraceptive devices,It was no use. The workers threatened to take her to the police if she continued resisting, she said. She gave in and went to a government clinic where a doctor, using a metal speculum, inserted an intrauterine device to prevent pregnancy. She wept through the procedure.“I felt like I was no longer a normal woman,” Ms. Sedik said, choking up as she described the 2017 ordeal. “Like I was missing something.”Across much of China, the authorities are encouraging women to have more children, as they try to stave off a demographic crisis from a declining birthrate. But in the Xinjiang region, China i
World War II-era airstrip in archipelago of Kiribati still eyed by China.
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World War II-era airstrip in archipelago of Kiribati still eyed by China.

Tarawa, Kiribati: In Kiribati, deep in the Pacific lies World War II-era airstrip in the archipelago on which China has still its eyes, positioned just 1,800 miles from Hawaii.Dave Makichuk, writing in Asia Times said that the two nations re-established ties two years ago and have embarked on new cooperation projects, including infrastructure investment as well as trade and cultural exchanges.This could give Beijing an airbase in an incredibly strategical location, between North America and New Zealand, potentially giving China's military much greater reach throughout a critical and increasingly tense region, The War Zone reported.An UK based news agency first reported on Chinese developments in Kiribati, which also included improvements to a bridge associated with the airstrip, on May 5,...