Hong Kong’s Unrest Poses a Threat to China’s Legitimacy

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In  December 2004, the Heritage Foundation’s Hong Kong office hosted a speech by Henry Hyde, Chairman of the then-named House International Relations Committee (now the Foreign Affairs Committee.)    Hyde, a veteran of World War II who fought in the … Read More

China Further Weakens Yuan to 11-Year Low After US Blacklists Beijing as ‘Currency Manipulator’

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In a statement on 6 August, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) slammed Washington’s decision to designate China as a “currency manipulator”. China’s yuan has continued its nosedive, weakening to 7.0488 to the US dollar on Wednesday, about 0.4 percent … Read More

U.S. Plans More Than $2 Billion in Weapons Sales to Taiwan, Angering Beijing

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning a new effort to help the Taiwanese government upgrade its military by allowing Taipei to buy billions of dollars’ worth of weapons systems, possibly including more than 100 tanks — a move that has … Read More

China playing power politics with Canada

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Two days after warning Canada of “grave consequences” if it did not immediately release Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer (CFO) of China’s tech giant Huawei and daughter of its founder, China arrested two Canadians. Last Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman … Read More

Chinese government wary as Japan unveils first marine unit since WWII

Japan’s new amphibious rapid deployment brigade training on Saturday, April 7. (CNN) The Chinese government has reacted warily to the establishment of a new Japanese amphibious special unit, designed to repel invasions on Japan’s remote islands. Japan and China have … Read More