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Tiananmen Massacre Survivor: China an ‘Existential Threat’ to the World

Beijing’s decision to hide the severity of the novel coronavirus during the early stages of the outbreak, a move that allowed the disease to spill over to other countries, has rendered communist China an “existential threat” to the globe, a survivor of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre proclaimed on Wednesday.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 02: Chinese paramilitary police wear protective masks as they guard the entrance to the Forbidden City as it re-opened to limited visitors for the May holiday, on May 2, 2020 in Beijing, China. Beijing lowered its risk level after more than three months Thursday in advance …

Coronavirus Hits News Media and Hollywood as Advertising Sales Decline

The coronavirus has already hammered the travel and airline sectors as more consumers are opting  to stay at home to avoid getting sick. Now the virus has claimed another economic victim: the news media and Hollywood, which are feeling the financial ripple effects of a weakening advertising market.

The Hollywood sign is seen from Hollywood Boulevard, on the site of the upcoming Academy Award ceremony on February 21, 2019 in Hollywood. - The annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

World Health Organization Rings Alarm on Coronavirus ‘Fake News’

Governments across Asia are increasing censorship efforts and media controls to suppress “fake news” about the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, a problem the World Health Organization (WHO) also expressed concerns about on Tuesday. Free speech advocates are worried about rising censorship levels in a region that already had serious problems with authoritarianism.

A girl wears a face mask as she sits on a suitcase at the Beijing West Railway Station in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers …

Chinese University Purges Dozens of Foreign Students

Wuhan University in China’s Hubei province went on a crusade against foreign students Monday, expelling an unprecedented 92 of them from ten different countries. The university, which boasts about 3,300 international students, has previously expelled one or two of them per year at most.

Tourists view scenery at a dormitory next to the "Cherry Blossom Avenue" on campus of Wuhan University, on March 20, 2007 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. Tourists come to view cherry blossoms at the university during the spring. The flowers were once involved in the disputes between China and …