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Former US Air Force pilot Todd Hohn unable to leave China until investigation complete Taiwan News Date: 2019/09/20 By  Associated Press A FedEx pilot who was detained in southern China is under investigation on suspicion of “smuggling weapons and ammunition” after air gun pellets were found in his baggage, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday. The pilot […]

Joshua Wong, Denise Ho testify before US congressmen, call for passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Taiwan News Date: 2019/09/18 By: Micah McCartney, Taiwan News TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Sept. 17), pleading with lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong […]

Return Minors Housed in State-Run Institutions to RelativesHuman Rights Watch Date: September 15, 2019 (New York) – Chinese authorities should immediately release to their families children held in “child welfare” institutions and boarding schools in Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should cease unnecessarily separating Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim children from their families. Under China’s […]

Looking back, the great-power generalists were warier about Beijing’s threat. Looking ahead, a grasp of Mandarin will come in handy. Bloomberg Date: September 15, 2019 By: Hal Brands What is the best sort of knowledge for understanding the world: detailed expertise on individual countries and key issues, or a broader grasp of strategy and the patterns of great-power […]

National Review Date: September 16, 2019 By: Jay Nordlinger The Chinese state is committing monstrous crimes against the Uyghur minority. So monstrous are these crimes, it can be hard to take it all in. To focus the mind. The state has rounded up something like 1.5 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities and put them into […]

Good for China. Bad for America. The National Interest Date: September 16, 2019 By: Robert Farley Will the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ever take the leap into nuclear propulsion for its aircraft carriers? Credible reports confirm that the PLAN is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range. Given how quickly Chinese […]

Protests there have demonstrated the enduring appeal of American values and power. But can Washington live up to that promise? The Atlantic Date: SEP 15, 2019 By: Uri Friedman and Timothy McLaughlin Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, the David to China’s Goliath, is calling out to the land of the free for help—and help may be […]

Imagine visiting a country and being unable to leave. That scenario, a reality for many Americans visiting China, subject to a so-called “exit ban.” Buzz60, Buzz60 USA Today Date: Sept. 15, 2019 By: Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Two young Americans, Victor and Cynthia Liu, are “trapped” in China, increasingly desperate and despondent because Chinese authorities have blocked them […]

A look at the evolution of China's Xinjiang narrative and how it is controlled by Beijing. Al Jazeera Date: 08 Sep 2019 After months of outright silence and even denial on the subject of Xinjiang and the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs, China's state broadcaster CCTV aired a 15-minute documentary on October 16, 2018. Not only did it acknowledge […]

​Hint: it involves these missiles.  The National Interest Date: September 11, 2019 By: Michael Peck Key Point: Here’s another American solution to China’s claims over the South China Sea: offer long-range rockets to the Philippines. The United States and the Philippines have been discussing whether the Filipino military should buy the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), […]