Microsoft to Shut Down LinkedIn in China Because Of Censorship Concerns


Microsoft will close LinkedIn in China later this year, the company announced Thursday. The professional networking site, which started operating in China in 2014, faces a “significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements” in the country, it said in a blog post. “We recognized that operating a localized…

Top Chinese Executive Settles Deal With US Department of Justice To Resolve Criminal Charges


NEW YORK (September 24, 2021) — A top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has reached a deal with the Justice Department that enables her to resolve criminal charges against her, according to her lawyer and a letter from the Justice Department. The deal with Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief…

Heavy floods in central China kill at least 18 people, force 200,000 from their homes


CHINA (July 21, 2021)--Passengers trapped in a subway are among at least 18 people killed in widespread flooding that hit China’s central Henan province on July 20, 2021. [embed]https://youtu.be/mrmJBXoVROc[/embed] Video showed people trapped in carriages and on platforms in the provincial capital, Zhengzhou, by the flooding caused when nearly a…

British warships supporting US in Asia-Pacific ‘could expand Five Eyes’ remit’


CHINA (July 21,2021)---Great Britain has decided to send two warships  to permanently support the United States  freedom of navigation operations in the Asia-Pacific could help broaden the influence of the five eyes intelligence alliance,  Chinese military observers said. Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said the presence of the two additional…

State Department Sanctioned Two People’s Republic of China Officials: Human Rights Violations


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2021)---Today, the United States, in unity with our partners, is imposing sanctions against Wang Junzheng, the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and Chen Mingguo, Director of the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (XPSB) under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program.  We are…

China’s Communist Party Seeking ‘Rejuvenation’ While Seeking Power, Influence, and Priviledge


BEIJING (March 10, 2021) — The catchword “rejuvenation” has been tucked into the major speeches at China’s biggest political event of the year, the meeting of its 3,000-member legislature. It encapsulates the ruling Communist Party’s overriding long-term objective: To build the nation into a truly global power, one that commands…