July 06, 2020

Geopolitics

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Patriot missile stops rocket attack on U.S. embassy in Baghdad
A Patriot missile battery intercepted a rocket targeting the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Saturday, reports say. Read More.
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China’s silence on India clash points to resentment in PLA ranks
A week after a deadly skirmish between Chinese and Indian troops at the Galwan Valley Himalayan border region, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has yet to confirm the number of casualties the People's Liberation Army (PLA) suffered. Read More.
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List: Only 27 nations opposed China’s Hong Kong security bill
Following a vote on Tuesday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the communist government in China declared victory in its enactment of a new security law which essentially ends Hong Kong's autonomy and basic freedoms for its citizens. Read More.
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Report: China forcing sterilization, abortion on Muslim women
As part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, China's Communist Party is forcing sterilization, abortion and birth control on women in the Xinjiang detention camps. Read More.
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Sen. Blackburn turns up the heat on NBA-China ties
While some of the NBA's most vocal players slam President Donald Trump and proclaim to stand for equal rights in the U.S., they are silent when it comes to the vast human rights abuses in China because of the league's lucrative ties to the communist nation, a Republican senator said. Read More.
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Bioweapons: China working with ‘countries of concern’
China continues to build biotechnology infrastructure and is working with unspecified “countries of concern,” the U.S. State Department said in a June 23 report. Read More.
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Iran’s economy in free fall as U.S. refuses to budge on arms embargo
The combination of crippling U.S. sanctions and the devastating coronavirus outbreak have caused Iran's economy to crash, reports say. Read More.
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U.S. hits China's 'empty words' on Hong Kong; Crackdown begins
Hong Kong police on Wednesday made the first arrests for violations of the new national security law imposed on the formerly autonomous city by China's communist government. Read More.
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China finally ends free speech in Hong Kong with 'security' law
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) effectively ended free speech in Hong Kong as supreme leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday signed a decree enacting a new "national security" law. Read More.
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Older Chinese Christians who keep the faith, lose their pensions
Elderly Christians in China are being forced by the communist government to choose between their faith and survival, a report said. Read More.
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Funder of Clinton's Rhodes scholarship teetering at Oxford
A letter allegedly written in the name of Oriel College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, excoriating students involved in the movement to remove the college's statue of Cecil Rhodes is circulating on social media and by email. Read More.
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Freedom of the press for N. Korea? UN official backs defectors' bid
Ironically, a fight over freedom of the press, sparked by North Korean defectors sending balloons with leaflets to their former homeland, has brought both Koreas once again to the brink of war. Read More.
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Mao's Red Guards erased 'old' culture; Sound familiar?
If you think the tactics and rhetoric of Antifa and Black Lives Matter demonstrators in America’s streets are new, think again. They’re old. Read More.
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U.S. steps up spy flights over S. China Sea
The United States Air Force has increased reconnaissance flights over the South China Sea amid China's ongoing military drills which are reportedly simulating an invasion of Taiwan. Read More.
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Germany caught in middle amid growing U.S.-China rift
Germany appears reluctant to take sides amid increasing tensions between the United States and China. Read More.

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