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Your Principles Reflect Your Character
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-25 at 14:00
There is a saying: “Principles are the basis of success.” What are principles to a man? To judge if someone is good, we do not look at the number of good deeds that he performs. Rather, we have to see… The post Your Principles Reflect Your Character appeared first on Vision Times.
Coronavirus Update: China Restricts Travel for Millions as the Death Toll Climbs
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-25 at 12:00
Authorities in China have imposed indefinite travel restrictions on tens of millions of people across 10 cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the spread of a deadly new coronavirus, as hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak struggle to handle… The post Coronavirus Update: China Restricts Travel for Millions as the Death Toll Climbs appeared first on Vision Times.
Mainland Chinese Beat Travel Ban to Fly to Tibet
on 2020-01-24 at 23:15
Many came from Wuhan, leaving just ahead of a Jan. 22 ban on travel from the area where the coronavirus began to spread.
Family of Cambodian Opposition Activist Who Died During Arrest Calls For Expedited Probe
on 2020-01-24 at 22:08
Little progress has been made in the case of Sam Bopha, three months after her death.
Hong Kong Protesters Pin Hopes For Political Change on Year of The Rat
on 2020-01-24 at 21:39
Authorities cancel or restrict traditional festive events, citing concerns for public safety during the ongoing protest movement and coronavirus epidemic.
Myanmar’s Ruling Party Says No Special Measures Required After ICJ Ruling
on 2020-01-24 at 21:30
Activists say Myanmar needs to take action if it wants to preserve international reputation.
Two Uyghur Cadres Jailed Over Failure to Confiscate ‘Illegal Religious Text’
on 2020-01-24 at 21:08
The pair were convicted after a book they permitted was deemed ‘extremist’ three years later.
More Die From Wuhan Pneumonia Virus Amid Fears City Hospitals Can’t Cope
on 2020-01-24 at 20:08
The novel coronavirus has prompted lockdowns of several cities in central China, with cases confirmed around the world.
As North Korean Citizens Fear Spread of Coronavirus, Trade with China Continues
on 2020-01-24 at 19:16
Traders spread rumors about the ‘new deadly Wuhan pneumonia,’ scaring many residents.
Wife of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer: ‘I Can Afford to Spend All my Spare Time Telling The World About This’
on 2020-01-24 at 16:38
Luo Shengchun, the U.S.-based wife of rights attorney Ding Jiaxi, is once more pressing her husband’s case in Washington after he was redetained.
Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Transferred to New Prison With No Word to His Family
on 2020-01-24 at 15:07
Nguyen Ngoc Anh has been subject to frequent beatings and other physical abuse by prison guards, his wife and rights groups say.
Beijing Wages Aggressive Media Influence Campaign Worldwide
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-24 at 15:00
Beijing’s influence on the world’s media has “serious implications for the survival of open, democratic societies,” says a new report. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has ramped up its efforts to shape media content and narratives worldwide in its favor,… The post Beijing Wages Aggressive Media Influence Campaign Worldwide appeared first on Vision Times.
Uyghur Escape in Thailand Draws International Focus on Minority Muslim Group
on 2020-01-24 at 13:32
Thailand’s Bangkok Post urges the release of the group, who have been held in an immigration cell for almost six years.
New Rules Require Religions to Be Completely Submissive to the Communist Party
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-24 at 13:00
Starting February 1, 2020, China will implement new rules applicable to religious groups. The updated guidelines apparently complete the “Regulations on religious affairs” that was implemented two years back on February 1, 2018. The new religious rules “Every aspect of… The post New Rules Require Religions to Be Completely Submissive to the Communist Party appeared first on Vision Times.
China Jails Student For Tweets Sent in US Showing President as Winnie The Pooh
on 2020-01-23 at 22:15
Liu Daiqing was recently released from a six-month prison term for ‘picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.’
Conditions Put Xinjiang Internment Camps at Risk as Region Confirms First Coronavirus Cases
on 2020-01-23 at 21:52
Experts warn that the camps are ripe for an epidemic due to overcrowded facilities and poor sanitation.
Rohingya Refugees Hail World Court’s Ruling in Myanmar Genocide Case
on 2020-01-23 at 21:20
‘This decision makes us hopeful about our desired repatriation with safety and dignity,’ one refugee says from Bangladesh.
Lao Government Allows Tree Felling Near Site of Dam Collapse
on 2020-01-23 at 20:05
Area residents unhappy that they were not consulted.
Wuhan Residents Scramble to Leave Virus-Hit City as Shelves Empty
on 2020-01-23 at 19:30
Chinese president Xi Jinping calls on officials to take steps to safeguard social stability.
The Snake Pit: How Anything You Run From Will Await You on the Other Side (Chapter 3)
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-22 at 13:00
The following excerpt from The Snake Pit (Chapter 3), from the novel The Shanghai Friendship Store by Susan Ruel. It is the continuation of the previous articles, A Floating Life (Chapter 2) and A Chinese Eleanor Rigby (Chapter 1). It chronicles the experiences of… The post The Snake Pit: How Anything You Run From Will Await You on the Other Side (Chapter 3) appeared first on Vision Times.
Despite Drought, Chinese Company Allowed to Extract Australian Water
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-22 at 12:00
Imagine living in a drought-stricken area and seeing the local government approve a foreign company to extract water out of the land. This is what people from the Australian town of Stanthorpe now have to live with. The company, a… The post Despite Drought, Chinese Company Allowed to Extract Australian Water appeared first on Vision Times.
Cardinal Zen: Do Not Murder the Church in China
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-21 at 15:00
Cardinal Joseph Zen from the Catholic Church of Hong Kong sent a letter to the College of Cardinals in September last year, pleading with them to denounce the agreement that the Vatican had made with the Chinese Communist Party. The… The post Cardinal Zen: Do Not Murder the Church in China appeared first on Vision Times.
New Dinosaur Discovered In China Shows Dinosaurs Grew Up Differently From Birds
by Troy Oakes on 2020-01-21 at 14:00
A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China, and described by American and Chinese authors in the journal The Anatomical Record. The one-of-a-kind specimen offers a window into what the Earth was like 120 million years ago. The… The post New Dinosaur Discovered In China Shows Dinosaurs Grew Up Differently From Birds appeared first on Vision Times.
US Conflict With Iran Might End Up Benefiting Beijing
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-21 at 12:00
After the U.S. killed Qasem Soleimani, a major military figure in Iran, in a drone strike and Tehran retaliated by launching missiles at American military bases in Iraq, tensions have been high between these two countries. And this might end… The post US Conflict With Iran Might End Up Benefiting Beijing appeared first on Vision Times.
China Bans Foreign Textbooks in Schools
by VISION TIMES on 2020-01-20 at 15:00
Beijing recently revealed a fresh set of guidelines with regard to national education. According to the new rules, foreign teaching materials have been banned in primary and secondary schools. “The latest government directives require authors, publishers, and teachers to promote… The post China Bans Foreign Textbooks in Schools appeared first on Vision Times.