Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

‘No external forces are allowed to intervene’ says Beijing, after Canberra calls on allies to work together for Taiwan peace

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued a stern rebuke aimed at Canberra, after Australia’s minister of defense urged its allies to work together to ensure the dispute over Taiwan does not turn into a war. Speaking on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the turmoil over the fate of Taiwan has been caused by […]

Beijing urges Washington to refrain from using religious freedom as a reason to interfere in China’s internal affairs

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has demanded that the US stop using falsehoods about religious freedom in China as an excuse to interfere in Beijing’s internal affairs, labelling Washington’s commission on the issue as “prejudiced.” Speaking on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian dismissed claims that religious freedom is compromised by Beijing, noting that “China […]

Beijing-Backed Officials and Media Threaten to Shut Down Hong Kong’s ‘Apple Daily’ Newspaper

Pro-Beijing media and government officials in Hong Kong are ganging up on local independent newspaper Apple Daily—one of the few remaining free media in Hong Kong—threatening to shut it down. Apple Daily was founded by Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai who on April 16 was sentenced to 14 months in prison for supporting Hong Kong’s anti-Beijing […]

Hong Kong billionaire and newspaper tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 12 months in prison for role in anti-Beijing protests

A prominent businessman and media tycoon has been jailed for one year by Chinese authorities for organizing and taking part in the unauthorized demonstrations which swept across Hong Kong in 2019 and 2020. On Friday, Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong billionaire and media tycoon was sentenced to one year in prison. The 73-year-old was one […]

Beijing slams Japan’s plan for radioactive Fukushima water as ‘extremely irresponsible’

China has condemned the Japanese government’s decision to release tritium-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean as irresponsible, saying Tokyo “must not” do so without consultations. “Japan has not exhausted safe disposal methods, regardless of domestic and foreign questions and opposition,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, calling the decision […]

All eyes on Tokyo, says Beijing, as Japan reportedly plans to sign off on dumping nuclear wastewater into sea on Tuesday | RT World News | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

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China in Focus (April 9): New US Bill Aims to Counter Beijing Aggression

New U.S. legislation aims to counter communist China. The bill will confront nearly all of Beijing’s aggressive behavior. The White House says its upcoming renewable energy programs will create new U.S. jobs. But it seems the plan could make more jobs in China instead, and they could involve forced labor. The Philippines is invoking an […]

U.S. Weighs Joint Approach To Beijing Olympics With Allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday the Biden administration is consulting with allies about a joint approach to China and its human rights record, including how to handle the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics. The department initially suggested that an Olympic boycott to protest China’s rights abuses was among the possibilities but a senior […]

State Department says it’s not considering joint boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

“The State Department Spokesperson did not say we had, contrary to some reporting. As the Department said, we regularly discuss common concerns vis-à-vis the PRC with our allies and partners. We will continue to do so, cognizant that a shared approach will always be in our interest,” the official said. In his briefing, Price emphasized […]

How One Renegade Province in the Pacific Is Standing up to Beijing’s Pressure, Bribes, Belt and Road

In September 2019, two Pacific nations—the Solomon Islands and Kiribati—decided to drop diplomatic recognition of Taiwan for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The move was the latest step in Beijing’s continuing efforts to chip away at Taiwan’s international standing. In the face of the Solomon Islands’ national government’s decision, Daniel Suidani, the premier of […]

Georgia Hangs Up ‘Welcome To Beijing’ Signs To Trick Liberal Companies Into Staying

Georgia Hangs Up ‘Welcome To Beijing’ Signs To Trick Liberal Companies Into Staying ATLANTA, GA—Georgia has hung up signs at all entrances to the state reading “Welcome to Beijing,” cleverly disguising the state as the capital of Communist China. The ploy was designed to trick liberal companies threatening to boycott into staying and doing business […]

‘You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry’: Beijing warns Five Eyes that an ‘irritated’ China would be ‘difficult to handle’

The Chinese foreign ministry has called on the nations of the Five Eyes alliance to enter the 21st century and stop viewing Beijing as the Qing Dynasty, after the allied countries successively accused China of human rights abuses. Speaking at a regular news conference on Wednesday, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the nations of […]

Philippines accuses Beijing of ‘militarizing’ South China Sea with ‘provocative’ presence of 220 naval vessels

The Philippines’ defense minister has called on Beijing to withdraw boats detected in the South China Sea, describing their presence in the disputed area as a violation of his nation’s maritime rights. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana claimed on Sunday that 220 boats belonging to Chinese forces were operating within the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone, and […]

Beijing’s Decades-Long Policies In Xinjiang

Above photo: CGTN. CIA Interference, Funding of Separatist and Terrorist Groups. Central to China’s rise as a global power are the attempts to increase its influence over Xinjiang, the country’s biggest and most mineral rich region. Xinjiang has been part of Chinese territory since the mid-18th century, longer than the existence of the United States, […]

China ‘builder of world peace’, says Beijing after Blinken labels it ‘biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century’

Beijing dismissed Washington’s suggestion that China is a “geopolitical test” to the US but said it is inevitable that the two nations, with their differing histories, cultures, and political systems will disagree on some issues. “The key is to respect each other, treat each other as equals, and properly manage and handle them in a […]

Beijing ‘deeply concerned’ by increasing acts of discrimination against ethnic Chinese and other Asians in Australia

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has registered its concern regarding increasing acts of discrimination against people of Chinese ethnicity and other Asians in Australia over the last year, calling on Canberra to address the problem. Speaking on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that Beijing was aware of the plight of Chinese and Asian […]

Beijing accused of using Covid pandemic to control journalists – foreign media group report

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) has accused Beijing of using Covid-19 as “yet another way to control journalists,” curbing visas and surveilling reporters. China says it’s protecting its citizens from the virus. The FCCC, which is the professional association of Beijing-based journalists reporting on China, has argued that 2020 had seen a “rapid […]

Beijing blasts Britain for abusing UN Human Rights Council to attack and smear China

China’s Foreign Ministry has hit out at the UK, lamenting its use of the UN Human Rights Council to “spread false information” after London accused Beijing of systematically violating the human rights of minority groups. “Britain’s so-called adoption of a resolution on this issue is obviously an ulterior motive. Its purpose is to confuse and […]

Neither Washington Nor Beijing?

Neither Washington Nor Beijing? A newcomer to politics would likely assume that members of the global left support the People’s Republic of China. It is after all led by a communist party, with Marxism as its guiding ideology. During the period since the Communist Party of China (CPC) came to power in 1949, the Chinese […]

Beijing urges US to return to Iran nuclear deal after watchdog secures last-minute deal to temporarily extend site inspections

China’s foreign ministry has called on Washington to resolve the Iran nuclear deal deadlock by returning to the 2015 pact, which put restrictions on Iranian ambitions, as Tehran’s deadline for action by President Biden passes. “China always believes that the return of the United States to the comprehensive agreement is the only correct way to […]

Beijing signals Hong Kong electoral reforms to ensure ‘patriots’ govern

“Loopholes” in Hong Kong‘s laws must be closed to ensure the city is governed by “patriots”, a top Beijing official said on Monday, signalling changes to the Chinese-ruled city’s electoral system, potentially as early as next month. Any changes could further limit who could run in a postponed legislative election and may lead to the […]

Judge Jeanine: Beijing Biden Is ‘America Last’

Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted President Joe Biden during her opening monologue on Saturday’s show, criticizing him for putting “America last.” “It has been one month since Joe Biden has assumed the role of Commander in Chief. In that one month, we’ve gone from President Trump’s policy of ‘America first’ to Biden’s new policy… America last,” […]

Beijing calls on Britons to ‘distinguish right from wrong’, claiming media has distorted UK public’s view of China

China has called on the British people to “make independent judgements based on facts,” as a poll shows Brits are suspicious of China after London and Beijing engaged in a tit-for-tat ban on each other’s media organizations. Speaking on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying took aim at Britain’s media when questioned about a recent […]

Wuhan probe members blast NYT story for ‘misquoting’ them as Beijing mocks US bid to hold WHO ‘to higher standards’

Experts sent to China by the WHO to investigate the origins of Covid-19 lashed out at the New York Times for allegedly twisting their words. Meanwhile, Beijing hit back at Washington’s skeptical remarks about the probe. The independent expert team returned this week from a month-long fact-finding mission to Wuhan, where they were searching for […]

Beijing Biden Revokes Americans’ Ability to Stop Refugees Being Dumped in Their Communities

President Biden has signed an executive order which will stop local and state governments from being able to reject refugees from flooding into their towns and communities. The previous policy under President Donald Trump (EO 13888) granted power to state and local governments to decide for themselves whether or not they have enough capacity to provide refugees […]

Joe Biden: ‘We’re Willing to Work with Beijing When It’s in America’s Interest’

President Joe Biden said he is willing to work with the communist government of China as long as it is in America’s interests during a speech on Thursday. “We’re willing to work with Beijing when it’s in America’s interest to do so,” he said during a speech at the State Department outlining his approach to […]

Human Rights Activists Urge Biden to Join Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

A coalition of human rights advocates representing groups repressed by the Chinese Communist Party — including members of the Tibetan, Uyghur, Inner Mongolian, and Hong Kong communities — issued a call Thursday for the world to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, set to take place in Beijing. The groups urged the government of the […]

Hebei, Beijing Churches Raided by Local Authorities

Photo Credit: Chickenonline/Pixabay China (International Christian Concern) – Several house churches in Yanjiao town, in central Hebei province, bordering Tongzhou District, Beijing, were recently raided by the police. A church even had its door broken into and church supplies confiscated. According to what some house church members in Beijing told China Aid, from Jan. 25 […]

Common interests of Beijing and Washington ‘outweigh’ their differences, says China’s vice president, as tensions remain high

China’s Vice President Wang Qishan has stressed that the mutual benefits from focusing on “win-win” cooperation with the US have a stronger influence than their disagreements on the world stage have. The senior Chinese official spoke to a US delegation via video link on Friday. According to the newspaper China Daily, Wang said that US-China […]

Beijing says US military in South China Sea ‘not conducive to peace’ and urges rethink of Washington’s Taiwan policy

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged Washington against repeatedly undermining Beijing’s internal interests, notably US military incursions into the South China Sea and supporting Taiwan’s independence. On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, told reporters that Washington’s South East Asia policy was not conducive to “peace and stability” in the region.  “The United States […]

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