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  • China’s Coronavirus Response Shows the Weakness of Authoritarianism

    02/18/2020 9:14:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 14, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    Despite China’s incredible economic success as of late, it’s important to remember that it is still fundamentally a communist country. Recent events have been a stern reminder. Freedom can be messy, but it’s nothing like the mess an authoritarian regime creates when it fears losing power. The disturbing outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and the communist government’s response to it should be a reminder of the consequence of a system based on state control, without rule by the people and a vibrant civil society. Many are impressed by the fact that China built a 1,000-bed hospital in 10...
  • Coronavirus and China: Beijing’s Behavior Confirms How Bad the Brand Truly Is

    02/06/2020 1:57:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 6, 2020 | James Carafano
    Long before the coronavirus made international headlines, China’s Communist Party, which rules the country with unchallenged authority, had an image problem. Image has always been a key element of Beijing’s plan to rise to global greatness. It has worked assiduously to carve a reputation as an unstoppable power wading well into the midst of world affairs. Today, however, that carefully crafted image is badly tattered. It’s worse than it was just one year ago when nations that eagerly participated in China’s Belt and Road Initiative began to realize that Chinese “aid” was a two-edged sword. No one has done more...
  • The Land of Disappearing Christians [Red China]...

    01/09/2020 2:38:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 8, 2020 | Tony Perkins
    There were no champagne corks popping, no crystal balls dropping in Wang Yi's new year. The pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church was in prison, spending his second January 1st in a dark cell, charged with a crime Americans commit every day: worshipping Jesus. The actual allegations were much more subtle -- things like "illegal business activities" or "inciting subversion of state power." But in China, government officials need no excuse. Christians, like Uyghurs, Falun Gong, and any other men and women of faith, are fair game. "Where are you taking my husband?" a woman pleads on a cell phone...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 12/15/2019

    12/15/2019 8:46:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Over the weekend more evidence of a manipulation in reporting by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons following an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018..... More protests in Beirut Sunday mostly peaceful during the day with thousands around the country's parliament. But later on security forces using tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets..... Protests in Hong Kong Sunday ahead of the Monday meeting between the territory's leader Carrie Lam and officials in Beijing..... Two suspected Chinese spies were expelled from the United States after they drove onto a military base in Virginia three...
  • TikTok reverses its ban on a teen who slammed China’s Muslim crackdown in a viral video

    11/28/2019 8:48:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 28, 2019 | The New York Times
    SHANGHAI — The video app TikTok on Wednesday reversed its decision to block an American teenager who posted a clip in which she discussed the mass internment of minority Muslims in China, and acknowledged that its moderation system had overreached in shutting her out of her account. The incident raised fresh concerns about whether TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance, muzzles its users in line with censorship directives from Beijing — an accusation the company has denied. TikTok said the teenager, Feroza Aziz, 17, had been barred from using her personal device to access the app,...
  • China continues to deny atrocity, history & Tibetan marginalization

    11/02/2019 9:12:27 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 11 replies
    Womens News Network ^ | June 6, 2014 | WNN Editors Team
    (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As a Buddhist myself I’ve been concerned like many others for over a decade about the treatment of indigenous Tibetans inside China, many who follow the spiritual teachings of the Dalai Lama, who received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. The changing face of modern China has had an open opportunity to bridge diversity of thought and religion within its borders over the last decade, but it has critically failed to do so. And it’s not just indigenous Tibetans who are feeling the pressures placed on them by the Chinese government today. Numerous youth...
  • Swine Fever Is Killing Vast Numbers Of Pigs In China

    08/15/2019 5:52:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/15/2019
    An epidemic of African Swine Fever is sweeping through China's hog farms, and the effects are rippling across the globe, because China is a superpower of pork. Half of the world's pigs live in China — or at least they did before the epidemic began a year ago. "Every day, we hear of more outbreaks," says Christine McCracken, a senior analyst at RaboResearch, which is affiliated with the global financial firm Rabobank. McCracken and her colleagues now estimate that by the end of 2019, China's production of pork could be cut in half. "That's roughly 300 million to 350 million...
  • China is killing a third of its pigs because of a gruesome and incurable fever

    05/15/2019 10:16:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2019 | Alexandra Ma
    * China is grappling with a widespread African swine flu (ASF) epidemic, a disease fatal to pigs but harmless to humans. * ASF's effects on pigs are gruesome. Symptoms include diarrhea, depression, and miscarriages. * The government is urging farmers to cull infected pigs to prevent the spread of the disease, which is in turn dramatically decreasing the country's pork production. * Dutch bank Rabobank estimates that the country will kill 150 million to 200 million pigs — or one third of the country's supply — this year. * China is the world's largest pork producer and consumer. The steep...
  • UN Human Rights Council Told It Has ‘Legal Obligation’ to Confront China on Forced Organ Harvesting

    10/30/2019 8:11:45 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Sept 25, 2019 | Frank Fang
    The United Nations Human Rights Council and U.N. member states have been told that they have a “legal obligation” to confront China over its practice of forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong adherents. Addressing the council in Geneva on Sept. 24, London-based lawyer Hamid Sabi presented the findings from a report released in June by the China Tribunal, or the Independent Tribunal Into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China. The tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, who previously led the prosecution of former Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic at the International Criminal Tribunal, concluded beyond reasonable doubt...
  • U.S. to China: Free Muslims from Prison Camps to Trade with America

    10/10/2019 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 10, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    For a profile in courage, consider a very significant move by the Trump administration this week in defense of Muslims. Just days before taking up new trade talks with China, the administration announced a dramatic stand in defense of up to 2 million Chinese Muslims in concentration camps and against companies that are using their technology to spy on the Chinese in their daily lives. Not that I expect the media to give the president and his administration points for defending the religious liberty of people around the world, but when you consider that the NBA couldn't find the character...
  • Bangkok bomb: Thai authorities suspect Uighur link to Erawan shrine attack

    08/19/2015 12:39:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 18, 2015 | Vasudevan Sridharan
    Bangkok bomb: Thai authorities suspect Uighur link to Erawan shrine attack By Vasudevan Sridharan | International Business Times – 4 hours ago. Thai authorities are investigating whether Uighur militants from far-western China staged the deadly bombing in the Erawan shrine in Bangkok which killed 22 people. Amid the ongoing manhunt for the suspect who left his backpack, police said they were not ruling out any possibility including deported dozens of Uighurs to China sparking widespread criticism. "Police are not ruling out anything including (Thai) politics and the conflict of ethnic Uighurs who, before this, Thailand sent back to China," National...
  • Thailand sends nearly 100 Uighur migrants back to China [Deporting Muslims]

    07/09/2015 3:03:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/9/15 | Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak
    Thailand confirmed on Thursday it had forcibly returned nearly 100 Uighur migrants to China, heightening tensions between Ankara and Beijing over the treatment of the Turkic language-speaking and largely Muslim minority. Turkish protesters attacked the Thai honorary consulate in Istanbul overnight in protest over Bangkok's expulsion of the Ugihurs, smashing windows and ransacking parts of the building. Thailand's embassy in Ankara warned around 1,300 Thais living in Turkey to "be on alert" following the attack. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday mooted the possibility of closing the embassy if the situation worsened. Rights groups have expressed concern over Thailand's...
  • China: Uighurs deported from Thailand wanted to join jihad

    07/12/2015 5:09:03 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    CTPost ^ | July 12, 2015
    BEIJING (AP) — China's government has alleged that more than 100 minority Muslim Uighurs who were sent back by Thailand after fleeing China were on their way to fight in the Middle East and that some were implicated in terrorist activities at home. Thailand has been harshly criticized by the U.N., the European Union and human rights groups for repatriating the 109 Uighurs back to China, where activists say they face persecution, instead of sending them to Turkey, which has accepted other Uighurs.
  • China: The Persecution of the Uyghurs

    08/24/2018 8:20:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/24/2018 | The Editors
    It is the secrecy that makes whatever is happening in Xinjiang so sinister. The silence of the Xi Jinping regime is broken only by euphemism, which raises suspicions that something epochal, horrible is going on. The population of 12 million Uyghurs seems cowed. The province is under martial rule. Anyone attracting attention is liable to wind up in — where, exactly? A concentration camp? A penal colony? Or, as the People’s Republic of China would have it, a “vocational training center”? American officials estimate that 1 million Uyghurs have been incarcerated in these facilities, located in a province in northwest...
  • Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan

    10/04/2015 12:22:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | October 3, 2015 | Charles Paul Freund
    Syria: Chinese Uyghurs Killing Russian Spies According to Turkey's Plan It's a Zionist conspiracy, of course Charles Paul Freund | October 3, 2015 So while enormous numbers of Syrian refugees are attempting to get out of the Middle East and into Europe, what is happening in the empty villages they have left behind? According to Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based satellite news service, at least some of the abandoned villages in northern Syria are filling up with the families of Muslim Chinese Uyghurs. These Uyghurs, claims the report, are entering the country along with their wives and children to fight alongside...
  • Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

    09/27/2015 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Radio Free Asia ^ | 2015-09-24 | Eset Sulaiman
    Chinese authorities have issued a ban on 22 Muslim names in Hoten prefecture in northwestern China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in an apparent bid to discourage extremism among the region's Uyghur residents, threatening to forbid children with such names from attending school unless their parents change them, according to local police and residents. A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.” “My daughter’s...
  • Shocking Leaked Footage: Uyghur Muslims Blindfolded and Shackled in Concentration Camp

    09/22/2019 9:24:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 150 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7:30 AM · Sep 21, 2019 | samuel Edward @SamEdwardx
    4.6 million Chinese uyghur Muslims are locked up in concentration camps and their organs are being sold online. Their only crime is being Muslim. Why is nobody talking about this? They are forced to be athiests and Muslim women are forced to be married to ugly atheist men. Smh
  • Network of Chinese Concentration Camps for Uighurs Uncovered

    07/15/2019 7:50:49 AM PDT · by robowombat · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | JULY 15, 2019 5:00 AM | Bill Gertz
    Network of Chinese Concentration Camps for Uighurs Uncovered Open source project finds 124 camps where Uighurs forcibly 'reeducated' Bill Gertz - JULY 15, 2019 5:00 AM China's crackdown on ethnic Uighurs in the western part of the country includes a vast network of at least 124 concentration camps along with scores of labor camps and prisons, according to a dissident Uighur group. U.S. officials say there are also indications that China is expanding the use of the concentration camps in Xinjiang Province where at least 1 million people are being held, and as many as 3 million are part of...
  • After Mass Detentions, China Razes Muslim Communities to Build a Loyal City

    03/20/2019 12:51:27 PM PDT · by dennisw · 52 replies
    WSJ and Outline.com ^ | March 20, 2019 | By Josh Chin and Clément Bürge
    Authorities take down once-bustling Uighur neighborhoods to create a compliant economic hub URUMQI, China—In this old Silk Road city in western China, a state security campaign involving the detention of vast numbers of people has moved to its next stage: demolishing their neighborhoods and purging their culture.
  • Saudi crown prince defends China's right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

    02/23/2019 2:35:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    ohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’’s crown prince, on Friday defended China’s use of concentration camps for Muslims, saying it was Beijing’s “right”. "China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and de-extremisation work for its national security,” Prince Mohammed, who has been in China signing multi-million trade deals much to the annoyance of his Western allies, was quoted as saying on Chinese state television. Xi Jinping, China’s leader, told the crown prince the two countries must strengthen international cooperation on de-radicalisation to “prevent the infiltration and spread of extremist thinking”. China has detained an estimated one million Uighur Muslims in...