August 20, 2019

China is forcibly harvesting organs from religious detainees

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By Steve Williams From Care2 China’s human rights abuses are well known, and now a new independent panel report lifts the lid on a horrifying fact: China is forcibly taking organs from its prison population, from which many prisoners have died. These are the findings of the independent China Tribunal. The group, which is made up of leading human […]

How Donald Trump’s tweets outgunned China’s heavy media weapons in the trade war publicity battle

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By Jun Mai, William Zheng From South China Morning Post China is losing the publicity battle in its trade war with the United States, as its propaganda apparatus fails to respond to information challenges, according to analysts. Beijing’s decades-long preference for secrecy over transparency was not able to keep up as US officials including US […]

Protesters, police fight pitched battles after historic ‘million-strong’ march against Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill turns violent

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By Su Xinqi  Alvin Lum  Phila Siu  Shirley Zhao  Linda Lew  From South China Morning Post Officers, protesters suffer injuries, some needing hospital treatment, as police use batons and pepper spray to beat back mob of masked demonstrators Hours earlier peaceful mass rally drew historic numbers onto the streets to oppose government’s controversial extradition bill As it happened: How […]

Great News: African elephant poaching rates are falling!

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By Steve Williams From Care2 Over the past six years African elephant poaching has fallen by half, giving conservationists a reason to be optimistic. This news come from a new study appearing in the journal “Nature Communications“. The research team, which brings together scientists from the University of York, University of Freiburg and experts from the […]

Join the ride as China celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival

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Canoes, steamed rice and a poet characterizethis centuries-old tradition. And it has nothing to do with dragons. By Sandra Sparrowhawk From Reuters Community Friday June 7th 2019 marks the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese calendar — a yearly celebration known as Duanwu in mainland China and Taiwan, Tuen Ng in Hong […]

Spectrum of the seas celebrates inaugural season in China

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First Quantum Ultra Class Ship is Royal Caribbean’s Third New Ship to Homeport in Shanghai Shanghai, June 3, 2019 – Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, made its highly anticipated debut in China today. The first Quantum Ultra Class ship sailed into Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai after completing a 46-night Global Odyssey that […]

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

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Photos of celebrations in Taiwan after it became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, becoming the first country in Asia to do so. Thousands of people filled the streets of the nation’s capital city, Taipei, to celebrate the new law. The bill, which will go into effect on […]

China’s rover finds mysterious minerals on the far side of the moon

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By Christine Fisher From engadget Early this year, China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander made history when it became the first spacecraft to touch down on the far side of the moon. Now, according to a study published in Nature, the lander’s rover, Yutu-2, may have detected the first signs of lunar mantle material. If the minerals it found prove to be […]

China throws trade war tariff exclusion lifelines that it thought it would never need

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By Finbarr Bermingham From South China Morning Post Beijing has been working on the exemptions for six months Roll-out signals trade war has gone further than China expected When officials in Beijing started consulting lawyers six months ago about protecting Chinese industries from potential tariffs on imports from the United States, they were not certain […]

Trump: Farmers to get $15B amid China trade war

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From Newsmax President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help U.S. farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China amid a deepening trade war. “We’re going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our […]