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CCP sets strict loyalty oaths on eve of 100th anniversary amid rumored defections
As the July 1 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) approached, China was moving to quell rumors of high-profile defections while at the same time staging a loyalty campaign to bolster ideological purity within top ranks of the party. Read More.
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Clouds over Afghanistan as U.S prepares fateful Sept. 11 pullout
Dark clouds are shadowing Afghanistan as the final pullout of American forces from the beleaguered war-torn country continues, and the future darkens with the likely approach of a militant Taliban regime. Read More.
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First-ever G-7 backing for Taiwan triggers PLA response, threats to U.S., Japan
China threatened the U.S. and Japan after leaders at the G-7 summit, in a first, issued a communique which voiced support for Taiwan. Read More.
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‘Human rights lawyer’ Moon Jae-In defended Chinese mutineers who massacred South Korean crew
The term "human rights lawyer" is often used to characterize the background of South Korea's leftist President Moon Jae-In. Read More.
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CCP rocked by social media backlash to fundraiser for slain university commissar
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is trying to contain a scandal at a prestigious university following the murder of a CCP commissar who was responsible for preventing the spread of Western ideas about human rights and free speech. Read More.
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Freedom of the press dies in Hong Kong: CCP forces closure of Apple Daily
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has eliminated one of the last vestiges of freedom in Hong Kong with the forced closure of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper. Read More.
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Former DNI: First months of Biden have been ‘best of Vladimir Putin’s political life’
John Ratcliffe, Trump administration Director of National Intelligence, said that he “could make an argument that the first five months of the Biden administration have been the best of Vladimir Putin’s political life.” Read More.
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Checkmate: Biden's Nord Stream giveaway ended Putin showdown before it began
Were there great expectations for the summit meeting in Geneva between President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin? Read More.
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'Dangerous game': 28 warplanes, 300+ sand dredgers from China harass Taiwan
“When 28 Chinese warplanes streaked through the skies around Taiwan on [June 15] – the largest such incursion this year – they followed a pattern that has generated alarm among U.S. and Taiwanese military planners,” Bloomberg News reported June 16. Read More.
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CCP regime orders raid of Hong Kong's Apple Daily as national security threat
Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities ordered police in Hong Kong to raid the offices of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper on Thursday. Read More.
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European funk: Commissioned poll finds ‘crisis of confidence’ with U.S., EU
European majorities seem troubled and deeply disillusioned over the ongoing COVID pandemic, which has turned into a crisis of confidence in the European Union, and equally stirred lingering doubts about the United States as a partner and ally. Read More.
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Nuclear leak reported near 126 million in China
A potential nuclear leak was reported on Monday at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in China’s Guangdong Province, which is home to about 126 million people. Read More.
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Incursion by 16 Chinese PLAAF transports puts Malaysia, Southeast Asia on notice
China said it was a routine mission, but on May 31 the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Malaysia’s “maritime airspace” with sixteen large transport aircraft arrayed in a tactical formation that would be used to perform a strike by Airborne troops. Read More.
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First John Cena and now Japan: China triggered by references to Taiwan as a 'country'
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this week highlighted Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan as countries which handled the Covid crisis well. Read More.
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The Trumping of Netanyahu? Caroline Glick’s warning about Israel’s election
The 12-year consecutive term of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister likely came to an end last week when Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid and Yamina Party head Naftali Bennett announced that they had secured an agreement to form Israel’s next government. Read More.

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