Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

posted in: Far East, News

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China’s leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city’s subway lines Friday night, many … Read More

Xi vows attempts to split China will ‘end in crushed bodies and shattered bones’

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Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping warned adversaries on Sunday that any attempt to split China will “end in crushed bodies and shattered bones” according to state-media, as anti-government protesters in Hong Kong returned to the streets for a 19th consecutive weekend. Though Xi … Read More

US-China reach trade war ‘pause’

posted in: News, United States

The U.S. and China have reached a partial trade pause. President Trump, speaking at the White House, said: “We’ve come to a very substantial phase one deal”…adding it will take three to five weeks to get written. The deal includes intellectual property, financial … Read More

Is China’s ‘social credit’ surveillance system coming to America?

Unsplash/Suhyeon Choi China’s “social credit” system, a high-tech operation that tracks and assigns points in relation to the daily activities and behavior choices of its citizens, is being developed in Silicon Valley. The Communist government’s digital efforts, which have been … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 4 October 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, This will be the last Update before the Day of Atonement (Wednesday, October 9), the Feast of Tabernacles beginning Monday, Oct. 14th,  and the Last Great Day, Monday, Oct 21st.  We’re thankful that we are still able … Read More

Hong Kong protest: City reels from ‘one of its most violent days’

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The 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China was “one of Hong Kong’s most violent and chaotic days”, the city’s police chief has said. An 18-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live bullet – one of … Read More

No Country Able to Ruin Russian-Chinese Close Ties – Russian Foreign Minister

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and China have so close ties that third countries are not able to drive a wedge between Moscow and Beijing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. According to the minister, the Russian and Chinese foreign ministries … Read More

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