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China Floods Facebook with Ads Blaming Trump for Chinese Virus

Chinese state media has been flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political ads blaming President Donald Trump for the Wuhan coronavirus. Facebook said in a statement that it was an “error” that the ads were not classified as political and is correcting them.

Facebook's Zuckerberg takes long view on new year's resolutions

China Mulls Anti-Terror Law Defining ‘Speech’ as Terrorism

In light of escalating terrorist activity in its western Xinjiang region, the Chinese legislature is considering its first terror-specific criminal code—which, in its current form, would make any speech the government deems to “undermine public security” a criminal violation.

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Chinese Media: Egypt-Russia Deal a ‘Rejection of U.S. Hegemony’

Most experts observing the meeting in Cairo between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi this week are interpreting it as Egypt’s way of letting the Obama Administration know there are other super-power fish in the sea. Judging by the report published in the State-run Xinhua press, China thinks something a bit more serious is going on: sunset for America’s status as the premiere world power.

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