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People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participate in a ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the second annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing on December 13, 2017. Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping …

Poll: 70% of Taiwanese Ready for War with China if Attacked

A survey released by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy on Thursday suggested the vast majority of Taiwanese prefer to maintain the status quo in their uneasy relationship with China, but they are ready to fight if China attempts to impose reunification through military force.

In this April 20, 2015 file photo, municipality workers walk past a billboard showing pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, with Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain, left, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on display during a two-day visit by the Chinese president to launch an ambitious $45 billion economic corridor …

China: Western Political Parties Have Been ‘Kidnapped By Votes’

China’s Communist Party paper People’s Daily Online published a superficially hilarious critique of democracy on Tuesday in which “experts” complain that “Western political parties are nowadays being kidnapped by votes.” Underneath the shocking revelation that politicians don’t always keep their campaign promises is a more serious critique of democracy as hypocritical, inefficient, and more difficult to purge of corruption than modern Chinese Communism.

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Dem Rep Nadler: Trump Is a Danger to US Democracy

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) argued President Trump is a danger to democracy. Nadler began by stating that impeaching the president doesn’t define the Democratic Party. Later, anchor Katy Tur asked Nadler, “Do you think

U.S. President Donald Trump waves next to Chinese President Xi Jinping after attending a joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China's main official news agency is warning U.S.-Chinese relations will face "more pressure and challenges" following President Donald Trump's decision to label Beijing a …

China’s ‘Sharp Power’ Cuts into Western Societies from Australia to America

China’s efforts to exert political and cultural influence in Australia produced a major scandal with the fall of Senator Sam Dastyari, who took money from a billionaire linked to the Chinese government and ended up parroting Beijing’s propaganda line on the South China Sea. The United States Senate recent convened a bipartisan commission to study Chinese influence efforts, which include meddling in Western higher education as well as politics. Now The Economist warns that China’s “sharp power” is cutting into Europe as well.

Xi Jinping's blueprint suggests the Communist Party will continue to increase its control of the country, with no suggestion that crackdowns on human rights activists would wane.

5 Reasons President Xi’s Speech Shows China Is a Threat to America

Last week China’s President Xi Jinping gave a 3 ½ hour speech at China’s Communist Party Congress. While some American commentators say China is becoming more like the west, Xi declared, on the contrary, that China is rising quickly to world superpower status, capable of challenging the US economically, politically, and, by 2050 militarily, too.

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UK Dismisses Fake ‘Russian Influence’ Concerns over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit vote.

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Italy’s Two Richest Regions Seek More Powers from Rome

MILAN (AP) — Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were deciding Sunday if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics, most vociferously in Catalonia.

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Blue State Blues: What the Left Taught Trump Voters

Yet there is another, underlying reason that Trump’s voters back him through thick and thin, and it has to do with the Constitution, whose relevance the left and the media have only belatedly discovered.

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Trump Drops Truth Bombs on Cuba Regime, Policies

President Donald Trump offered the most forthright criticism of Cuba since John F. Kennedy when he addressed a crowd in Miami ahead of signing an executive order reversing the Obama administration’s policy of normalization.

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Macron Tells Young People: Use Democracy to Fight Barbarity

ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE, France (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron has called on young people to remember past wars and use democratic means to fight against today’s barbarities during a commemoration at the site of the deadliest massacre in Nazi-occupied France. Macron

US President Donald Trump celebrates after his speech during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Not About The Donald, It’s About Democracy

The ongoing efforts by Democrats, the mainstream media, and elements of the federal bureaucracy to bring down President Donald Trump raise alarms for the safety of our constitutional democracy.

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Turkish Referendum ‘Unlevel Playing field’: Monitors

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s referendum campaign was conducted on an “unlevel playing field” and the vote count itself was marred by late procedural changes that removed key safeguards, international observers said on Monday.

Police officers run toward protesters to try to disperse them outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding that China's central government stay out of a political dispute in the southern Chinese city after …

Disappearances, Mass Arrests as China Cracks Down on Taiwan and Hong Kong

China has evidently exceeded its tolerance for democracy along its fringes. There are reports this week that a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist mysteriously vanished during a visit to Macau, while the leaders of 2014’s democracy protests in Hong Kong have been politely arrested.