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September 01 2019

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Hong Kong Free Press: US, China step up war of words over Hong Kong

«Beijing has increasingly pitched the anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous city as funded by the West, at one point describing violent unrest in the city as “the work of the US.” But China has provided little evidence for the claim beyond supportive statements from some Western politicians.»

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August 31 2019

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@PhelimKine: Hey #Beijing - you had 22 years to demonstrate that the "1 country, 2 systems" formula would protect #HongKong people's rights and freedoms. You failed miserably and sparked a courageous and resilient pro-democracy movement that you can't eradicate, #Hongkongprotest #StandwithHK

August 30 2019

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@chahongkong: After a Chinese company, Tencent, hugely invested in Reddit, Reddit has become one of the most heavily censored websites. Reddit r/pics suppressed topics about #HongKongProtests, and Tiananmen Square recently. It shows how evil #chinazi is.

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Taiwan Urges China, Hong Kong for Answers on Missing Activist

«Taiwan has urged China to provide information on the whereabouts of a Taiwanese activist who went missing after joining pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong earlier this month.

Morrison Lee traveled to Hong Kong for a vacation on Aug. 18 and attended one of the city’s anti-extradition protests, Archer Chen, chief of Fangliao Township in the southern Taiwan county of Pingtung, told Bloomberg News. Lee serves as an unpaid adviser to the township, according to Chen. Lee was scheduled to travel to the southern mainland city of Shenzhen for business two days later.

Lee’s family says they have not heard from him since he entered the mainland, Chiu Chui-cheng, deputy minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, said at a briefing Thursday. Taiwan has asked mainland Chinese and Hong Kong authorities to help look for Lee, but the Chinese authorities have not responded, Chiu said earlier Thursday.

Beijing is required by bilateral agreements to inform Taipei if a Taiwanese citizen is detained in China, but the government hasn’t received any communication so far, according to Chiu.»

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Exclusive: Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters - sources

«Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition bill could help defuse the mounting political crisis in the territory.

The Chinese central government rejected Lam’s proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters’ other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.

Beijing’s rebuff of Lam’s proposal for how to resolve the crisis, detailed for the first time by Reuters, represents concrete evidence of the extent to which China is controlling the Hong Kong government’s response to the unrest.»

«The question of Beijing’s influence strikes at the heart of Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” governance, which promised the city a high degree of autonomy and wide-ranging freedoms that don’t exist in mainland China.»

August 29 2019

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@SCMPNews [video available]: #HongKong activists were expelled from Montreal’s Pride Parade “after threats by pro-Communists”. #China supporters later tagged along uninvited and sang the Chinese national anthem during a moment of silence. sc.mp/ftwem

@billbirtles: Singing China's national anthem at a Canadian pride parade during a minute of silence to remember those who had died from Aids and homophobic violence... China's image abroad is taking a belting in the current super-nationalistic environment.

@AlexaKonger: Simply #chinazism

@platypus_happy: Absolutely disgusting. No respect, no morals, no conscience

@XolaniXtx: This is the beginning of a huge turning point. China might have done great in a short space of time in terms of becoming a political and economic superpower; but it still came at an expense of its people’s basic human rights. The system might implode.

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@BonbonGolden: I moved from #hongkong before the handover, well, because I am scared of #CCP then I saw this happened to a Hong Kong immigrant in Vancouver Canada. Not sure where can people hide from #chinazi

August 28 2019

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May 15 2019

Hong Kong multimedia project commemorates the 30th anniversary of June 4 massacre in Beijing

"Facts are being distorted [...] No journalist should let this happen. Not only should they retell the tragedy but also their insights into it. That's the obligation of every witness of history."
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May 14 2019

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This coffee is served with a cloud of "cotton candy", the coffee vapor rises to dissolve the "cotton candy" and the cloud begins to rain with sugar over the coffee. Coffee "mellow" in Shanghai, China.

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October 06 2018

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I have a two friends onboard that ship and I’ve operated in that area when I was AD. They (China) are definitely aggressive.
— @UnicornBlk’s reply to @starsandstripes

October 05 2018

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  • Chinese destroyer almost hits US Navy ship in South China Sea (Stars and Stripes, October 1, 2018)

    “The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur was conducting a routine freedom-of-navigation patrol about 8:30 a.m. near Gaven Reefs when the People’s Republic of China destroyer Luyang approached the ship.

    ‘The PRC destroyer conducted a series of increasingly aggressive maneuvers accompanied by warnings for [the] Decatur to depart the area,’ Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gordon, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a statement. ‘The PRC destroyer approached within 45 yards of [the] Decatur’s bow, after which [the] Decatur maneuvered to prevent a collision.’

    In a 2016 ruling, the tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration — an intergovernmental organization that resolves international disputes including territorial and maritime boundaries — concluded Gaven Reefs did not possess significant land features and thus lacked an exclusive economic zone, as China had claimed.

    Nevertheless, China expanded some land features in the reefs through sand dredging in 2014 and 2015 and then militarized the reefs with anti-aircraft and naval guns and radars.

    China frequently challenges U.S. ships and aircraft passing through parts of the South China Sea, sometimes with radio warnings, but at other times by using harassing maneuvers.

    ‘U.S. Navy ships and aircraft operate throughout the Indo-Pacific routinely, including in the South China Sea,’ Gordon said. ‘As we have for decades, our forces will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.’”

  • Photos show how close Chinese warship came to colliding with US Navy destroyer (Stars and Stripes, October 3, 2018)

    “Photos of an encounter between a Navy guided-missile destroyer and Chinese warship shed light on just how close the ships came to colliding Sunday in the South China Sea.

    Naval website gCaptain.com published a series of photos Tuesday showing the USS Decatur and the People’s Republic of China destroyer Luyang passing each other during the confrontation. The Chinese ship appears to veer close to the Decatur before the U.S. ship pulls away to avoid a collision.

    A Navy official confirmed to Stars and Stripes on Wednesday that the photos are legitimate, but said it is unknown how the website got access to the images, which were not publicly released.”

  • ‘Near collision’: Leaked photos show Chinese ship chasing away US destroyer in South China Sea (RT World News, October 4, 2018)

    “While Beijing did not acknowledge the exact distance its destroyer closed in on its counterpart, or the tactics used to chase it away, both the Foreign Ministry and the DoD slammed the US for the violation and abuse of the ‘freedom of navigation’ principle on the high seas. China justified what the US termed as ‘aggressive maneuvers’ as ‘defense duties’ aimed at protecting the country's sovereignty. ‘We strongly urge the US to immediately correct its mistakes and stop such provocative actions so as not to damage Sino-US relations,’ the Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed.

    The resource-rich South China Sea is the subject of conflicting and overlapping claims by a number of countries, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. The US has been sending its vessels and aircraft to carry out patrol missions in the disputed area, repeatedly causing outcries from Beijing. The US disregard of China’s claims over the disputed waters, through which trillions of dollars-worth of trade passes annually, is being demonstrated amid unprecedented tensions between the world’s two largest economies.”

September 27 2018

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August 03 2018

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Tags: China
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June 26 2018

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June 20 2018

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world-ethnic-beauty: Fishing with cormorants in China

Tags: China
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June 02 2018

Who are China's political prisoners? A human rights assessment, 29 years after Tiananmen

On the anniversary of the deadly crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests, an overview of China's political prisoners from 1981 to 2017.
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May 27 2018

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brainwashing in China [maybe we can learn something here about our own situation]
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May 01 2018

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