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Chinese Premier Sounds Alarm on Tanking Economy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday told regional governors to take faster, stronger measures to stabilize the economy – a significant deviation from Beijing’s previous assurances that coronavirus lockdowns were not interfering with economic growth.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gives a speech at the Round Table of the German-Chinese Advised Economic Committee organized by BMWi and MOFCOM as part of the meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at The Great Hall Of The People, in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Andrea Verdelli/Pool Photo via …

China Launches Social Media Purge to Silence Shanghai Lockdown Critics — Claims ‘False Information’

The Chinese Communist Party’s public security department recently pursued criminal charges against “25 rumormongers and imposed administrative penalties on 48 others” for promoting allegedly false accounts online about the Party’s anti-epidemic measures during Shanghai’s ongoing Chinese coronavirus lockdown, the state-run Global Times reported on Wednesday.

Policemen wearing protective gear are seen on a street during the second stage of a pandemic lockdown in Jing' an district in Shanghai on April 5, 2022. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

China Claims Buffalo Attack Proof of America’s ‘Neo-Nazi’ Problem, Mum on Chinese Nationalist Shooting

Chinese state media on Monday continued their all-out effort to portray the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting as evidence that “white supremacy” and “neo-Nazi ideology” are dominant in the United States — while having absolutely nothing to say about the Chinese nationalist who opened fire on a Taiwanese church group in California over the weekend.

BUFFALO, NY - MAY 14: Buffalo Police on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. According to reports, at least 10 people were killed after a mass shooting at the store with the shooter in police custody.

Taiwan Asks U.S. Reps to Help Secure Its Citizens After Chinese Nationalist Church Shooting

The government of Taiwan on Monday extended condolences to the families of Dr. John Cheng, who was killed in Sunday’s attack on a Taiwanese church in California by a Chinese nationalist gunman, and the five others wounded in the shooting. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen asked her government’s representatives in the United States to “help ensure the safety of local Taiwanese nationals.”

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a visit to the Penghu Magong military air base in outlying Penghu Island, Taiwan Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Tsai visited the military base on one of Taiwan’s outlying islands Tuesday in a display of resolve following a recent show of force by rival China. …

Two Decades After Iraq War Began, China Colonizes Iraq’s Oilfields

Twenty years after the United States invested blood and treasure in liberating Iraq from the rule of Saddam Hussein, China is attempting to lock up control of Iraq’s oilfields. The Western intervention in Iraq was denounced by critics as a “war for oil,” but in the end, the great authoritarian menace of the 21st Century is close to taking control of Iraq’s energy resources.

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2004 file photo, fires flare off the gas from crude oil at Iraq's oldest oil processing plant in the northern Iraqi town of Baba Gurgur, outside of Kirkuk, Iraq's Oil Ministry says Iraq has resumed exports from its oil fields around Kirkuk, one year …

FAIR: Keep Migration out of Anti-China Bill

Legislators should exclude migration issues from the multi-billion dollar bill to help U.S. companies beat China’s state-backed corporations, says a letter by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

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Xi Jinping’s Attack Dog Yang Jiechi Claims Chinese Economy ‘Steady’ as Lockdowns Destroy Growth

High-ranking Chinese Politburo official Yang Jiechi – the hardline attack dog China unleashed against a stunned Biden administration back in March 2021 – penned an op-ed for Chinese state media on Monday in which he insisted, despite copious evidence to the contrary, that China’s economy is doing just fine despite the grueling coronavirus lockdowns imposed on Shanghai and other cities.

Yang Jiechi (Frederic J. Brown / Pool / AFP / Getty)

China Declares America ‘the Source of White Terrorism’

Chinese state media jumped on the weekend’s mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, with gusto, touting it as evidence that America is the “source of white terrorism,” a world-threatening problem the U.S. government is supposedly covering up by “focusing instead on marshalling allies” against friendly nations like Russia and China.

People have their dinner at a restaurant as a screen broadcasts Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering his New Year speech in Beijing on December 31, 2021. (Photo by JADE GAO / AFP) (Photo by JADE GAO/AFP via Getty Images)

China Announces Slow Lifting of Brutal Shanghai Lockdown

Shanghai officials announced in a press conference on Sunday that they would begin to lift the month-long total lockdown of China’s largest city “in phases,” claiming only some businesses would enjoy the right to function and leaving open the possibility for a renewed mass house arrest order at any time.

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China Claims Widespread Lockdowns Will Help Global Economy

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday claimed outsiders misunderstand Beijing’s increasingly bizarre “dynamic zero-Covid” strategy, and fail to appreciate how China is somehow saving the global economy tomorrow by brutally locking down cities, shuttering factories, and snarling supply chains today.

A woman crosses a nearly empty road in the Central Business District days after the local government issued a work from home directive in an effort to contain a COVID-19 outbreak on May 12, 2022 in Beijing, China. China is trying to contain a spike in coronavirus cases in the …

China Imposes Coronavirus Travel Ban on Citizens

China’s grim coronavirus lockdown expanded on Thursday with a warning from the National Immigration Administration (NIA) that movement across China’s borders will be more tightly restricted. Chinese social media is buzzing with citizens who say their passports were seized without justification by border police.

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 01: 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 1, 2020 in Beijing, China. Beijing lowered its risk level after more than three months Thursday in advance …