China news form: RFA & Visiontimes.com
Generous and Broad-Minded Empress Zhangsun
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-05 at 18:00
In ancient times, it was really rare for a queen like the Empress Zhangsun to be generous and broad-minded. Empress Zhangsun was the wife of Emperor Taizong (Li Shimin) of the Tang Dynasty who became emperor shortly after the incident… The post Generous and Broad-Minded Empress Zhangsun appeared first on Vision Times.
Blacklisting Chinese Universities From Using American Computer Program
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-05 at 14:00
The Trump administration has banned two Chinese universities from using an American computer software platform called MATLAB. These universities, Harbin Engineering University and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) were found to have close ties with the Chinese military and were… The post Blacklisting Chinese Universities From Using American Computer Program appeared first on Vision Times.
Hong Kong People Rise Up During First Day of National Security Law
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-04 at 11:00
With the National Security Law in effect, Hongkongers faced the question of whether or not to carry on with the July 1 parade, an annual event marking the 1997 handover of the city from the UK back to China. To… The post Hong Kong People Rise Up During First Day of National Security Law appeared first on Vision Times.
Rakhine Villagers Take Refuge in State Capital Amid New Offensive
on 2020-07-04 at 00:01
Some 20,000 ethnic Rakhines from southern Ratheduang township swell the ranks of the displaced.
Millions of Taiwanese Could be at Risk From China’s Draconian Security Law: DPP
on 2020-07-03 at 19:50
Former student leader turned deputy party leader Lin Fei-fan says China could arrest Taiwanese who have shown public support for independence.
China Puts Hardliner in Charge of Hong Kong’s New State Security Operation
on 2020-07-03 at 19:12
Beijing’s top liaison official in Hong Kong will oversee the implementation of a draconian security law targeting speech as well as action.
Amber Fossils Unlock True Color of 99-Million-Year-Old Insects
by Troy Oakes on 2020-07-03 at 12:00
Nature is full of colors, from the radiant shine of a peacock’s feathers or the bright warning coloration of toxic frogs to the pearl-white camouflage of polar bears. Usually, fine structural detail necessary for the conservation of color is rarely… The post Amber Fossils Unlock True Color of 99-Million-Year-Old Insects appeared first on Vision Times.
Chinese Interference Threat Against Canada
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-03 at 11:00
A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) warns that China is engaging in widespread interference activities in Canada. Through the United Front Work Department (UFWD), Beijing is seeking to silence criticism, influence diaspora communities, infiltrate political parties, and… The post Chinese Interference Threat Against Canada appeared first on Vision Times.
US Again Patrols Near Chinese Survey Ship In South China Sea
by By Drake Long on 2020-07-02 at 23:55
Maneuvers comes after Chinese vessel entered Vietnamese waters last month.
Mudslide at Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162 Scavengers
on 2020-07-02 at 22:40
Rescue crews struggle in “lake of mud” at a site of frequently deadly accidents.
North Korea Traders Chafe as Reopening of China Border Put Off on New COVID-19 Fears
on 2020-07-02 at 21:57
Trader says shortages of key goods will be met by “unofficial trade” on terms that favor China.
Family of Vietnamese Political Prisoner Detained During U.S. Ambassador Visit
on 2020-07-02 at 19:11
Pastor Nguyen Trung Ton’s son beaten by plainclothes police.
Hong Kong Protest Slogans Break China’s New Security Law: Government
on 2020-07-02 at 18:51
The slogan ‘Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now!’ is now outlawed because it is deemed supportive of independence for the city.
Cambodian Bank Demands ‘Action’ Against NGOs Who Say Workers Need Debt Relief
on 2020-07-02 at 18:23
The groups had warned workers are selling their land, eating less, and taking on more debt to repay loans.
China Hits Back at International Moves Sparked by Hong Kong Security Law
on 2020-07-02 at 15:16
A Chinese embassy spokesman warns that Hong Kong’s British National Overseas (BNO) passport-holders are still its citizens.
China’s Coal Projects Spur Call for Legal Limits
by An analysis by Michael Lelyveld on 2020-07-02 at 15:12
Polluting projects in BRI countries should be regulated by law, advocates say.
Novel Species of Fungi Discovered on Bat Carcasses in Limestone Caves
by Troy Oakes on 2020-07-02 at 15:00
A subterranean expedition led by Prof. XU Jianchu from the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences highlights the importance of understanding the ways in which the relationships between cave organisms and fungal species may have serious… The post Novel Species of Fungi Discovered on Bat Carcasses in Limestone Caves appeared first on Vision Times.
China Launches Naval Exercise in South China Sea
by By Drake Long on 2020-07-02 at 00:15
Drills could send Southeast Asian nations message that China can “kick them off their islands,” one expert says.
‘It’s Time For Action’ From Global Community Over Abuses in Xinjiang: US State Dept Spokesperson
on 2020-07-01 at 22:30
Morgan Ortagus discusses the next phase of the US approach to the persecution of the Uyghurs.
Cambodian Garment Workers Protest Factory Shut-Downs, Demand Compensation
on 2020-07-01 at 20:56
Factory owners hurt by financial losses amid coronavirus fears close their plants, leaving workers without money for rent or living expenses.
US Warns Firms Over Potential Supply Links to Xinjiang Rights Abuses
on 2020-07-01 at 19:40
Businesses are warned to be aware of the ‘reputational, economic, and legal risks’ of such ties.
The Mysterious and Mulit-Faceted Chinese Fans
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-01 at 18:00
One just can’t imagine a world without hand fans. It would be almost the same as living in a world without birds. In fact, the traditional symbol for a fan in Chinese looks like, and means, “a bird’s wing,” and… The post The Mysterious and Mulit-Faceted Chinese Fans appeared first on Vision Times.
5 Chinese Business Etiquette Rules
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-01 at 13:00
Business culture in the U.S. and China are quite different. If you plan on visiting China for professional reasons, it is necessary that you educate yourself about the basic business etiquette to practice in China. This will make the other… The post 5 Chinese Business Etiquette Rules appeared first on Vision Times.
China Economically Exploiting US Through COVID-19 Pandemic
by VISION TIMES on 2020-07-01 at 11:00
Officials from the Pentagon are worried that the Chinese regime might be using the COVID-19 pandemic to get some stakes in strategically important businesses that might be part of the military supply chain. Many of these businesses are now strapped… The post China Economically Exploiting US Through COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Vision Times.
China: Surge in Protein Milk Powder Demand, May Not Be Good for Babies
by VISION TIMES on 2020-06-30 at 14:00
The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a huge demand for protein milk powder imported from New Zealand and Australia. Many parents believe that these products have immune-boosting properties that can protect their babies from the CCP coronavirus. However, experts warn that… The post China: Surge in Protein Milk Powder Demand, May Not Be Good for Babies appeared first on Vision Times.