US files charges against China’s Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou The US Justice Department has filed a host of criminal charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. The charges against the world’s second largest smartphone maker include bank fraud, obstruction of justice and theftRead More →

Xi Sells ‘One China’ Dreams to the Wrong Country Michael Mazza Security, Asia The Taiwanese people have acclimated to their own culture and way of life. Uncoerced unification between Taipei and Beijing is a Chinese pipe dream. Xi Sells ‘One China’ Dreams to the Wrong Country In a Washington Post op-ed stunning forRead More →

Bank of England blocks Maduro’s $1.2B gold withdrawal – report London (CNN)The Bank of England has blocked Nicolas Maduro’s officials from withdrawing $1.2 billion worth of gold, Bloomberg reported, dealing a further blow to the embattled Venezuelan President as he tries to salvage his authority. According to the report, whichRead More →

Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada’s ambassador to China, John McCallum. It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a senior executive from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Mr Trudeau said in a statement he hadRead More →

Venezuela crisis: Diplomat to US defects from Maduro Venezuela’s top military representative to the US has defected from Nicolás Maduro’s government. Col José Luis Silva says he now recognises opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president instead. Mr Guaidó declared himself “acting president” on Wednesday, gaining the backing of several countriesRead More →

Video: Uyghur Children Indoctrinated in Camps With one million minority Uyghur Muslims detained for re-education, what becomes of their children? They are locked in “schools” of Han Chinese propaganda. The children of the detained Uyghur parents are kept in so-called Loving Heartkindergartens and schools in Xinjiang. They undergo full-time supervision and receiveRead More →

No religious repression in China’s Xinjiang: ‘Iron brother’ Pakistan A senior Pakistani diplomat said there is no cultural and religious repression in Xinjiang province, amid mounting international criticism about China’s decision to hold members of Muslim Uyghur community inside camps, which Beijing says are vocational training institutes. Pakistan’s support ofRead More →