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EU parliament blocks China investment deal over sanctions | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
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EU parliament blocks China investment deal over sanctions | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

      By Alex Pigman The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to refuse any consideration of the EU-China investment deal as long as Chinese sanctions against MEPs (Member of European Parliament) and scholars were in place.
      According to the resolution, the parliament, which must ratify the deal, “demands that China lift the sanctions before Parliament can deal with the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment”.
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      House Intelligence Republicans Point to Wuhan Lab as CCP Virus Origin

      House Intelligence Republicans Point to Wuhan Lab as CCP Virus Origin

      Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee believe it to be more likely that the CCP virus originated within a Chinese laboratory than from an animal, according to their interim report published on May 19.
      “There is overwhelming circumstantial evidence … to support a lab leak as the origination of COVID-19,” stated the report, which was led by Rep.
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      Aide to High-level Chinese Communist Official Quits the Party

      Aide to High-level Chinese Communist Official Quits the Party


      The Epoch Times editorial board published a series of editorials called “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.” They revealed the deceitful, violent, cult-like, and rogue nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Following the publication, Chinese people began to quit the CCP by posting their withdrawal statements on the Chinese-language Epoch Times website.
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      Ericsson’s China ambitions in jeopardy over Sweden’s Huawei ban

      Ericsson’s China ambitions in jeopardy over Sweden’s Huawei ban

      An upcoming court decision that will decide the future role Huawei (HWT.UL) can play in Sweden could also be a potential turning point for national champion Ericsson’s (ERICb.ST) ambitions in China. The case stems from the Swedish government's decision to ban Huawei from supplying 5G equipment due to security concerns. Huawei sued to overturn the decision and a verdict is expected in the next few weeks.
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      China’s deal to build a fishing harbour in Sierra Leon’s rainforest meets fierce resistance

      China’s deal to build a fishing harbour in Sierra Leon’s rainforest meets fierce resistance

      .Sierra Leone has agreed to sell 250 acres of pristine beach and rainforest to China in a $55 million deal that would see an industrial fishing harbor built on the site.
      The move has sparked outrage from conservationists, human rights and animal welfare groups and local landowners, who have said the project would “destroy pristine rainforest, plunder fish stocks, pollute the marine environment and five individual eco systems that are fish breeding grounds....
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      Israel Accuses Chinese State TV of ‘Blatant Antisemitism’

      Israel Accuses Chinese State TV of ‘Blatant Antisemitism’


      BEIJING—Israel’s Embassy in China is protesting what it describes as “blatant antisemitism” on a program run by the overseas channel of state broadcaster CCTV discussing the ongoing violence in Gaza and elsewhere.
      In a tweet, the embassy said “we have hoped that the times of the ‘Jew’s controlling the world’ conspiracy theories were over, unfortunately antisemitism has shown its ugly face again.”

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      Organ Donation Worker Exposes China’s Money-Driven Transplant Industry

      Organ Donation Worker Exposes China’s Money-Driven Transplant Industry


      In China, state-run media have been promoting a job called “organ donation coordinators,” trumpeting how people in this line of work are making a difference in society. Their role is to convince families of dying patients to agree to donate their loved one’s organs—needed to supply China’s booming transplant industry.
      The families that agree, in return, are paid for their consent.
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      New leader of Hong Kong’s 400,000 Catholics says church will ‘passively cooperate’ in city politics | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

      New leader of Hong Kong’s 400,000 Catholics says church will ‘passively cooperate’ in city politics | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

      The new leader of Hong Kong’s more than 400,000 Catholics says the church will adopt a position of “passive co-operation” in politics as the city grapples with the fall-out from months of protest and the imposition of a wide-ranging national security law by Beijing.
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      Poetic social media post costs founder of China’s Meituan super app $2bn

      Poetic social media post costs founder of China’s Meituan super app $2bn

      For Chinese tech entrepreneur Wang Xing, a late-night social media post of an ancient poem may have proved to be a $2.1bn mistake. Shares in Meituan, China’s biggest food delivery platform, tumbled about 14 per cent in Hong Kong last week after its founder shared four stanzas written 1,000 years ago by poet Zhang Jie. Investors were quick to interpret Wang’s nod to the poem, which was originally a criticism of a Tang dynasty emperor, as a veiled attack against Chinese president Xi Jinping.
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      Apple has stored the data of thousands of customers on Chinese servers and censored apps to please the government that controls most of its supply chain, the New York Times reports

      Apple has stored the data of thousands of customers on Chinese servers and censored apps to please the government that controls most of its supply chain, the New York Times reports

      Apple has relied upon its China-based supply chain for years, and the NYT reports that the tech giant has bowed to the Communist Party’s demands.
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      U.S. defends religious freedom, a universal right | U.S. Embassy in Georgia

      U.S. defends religious freedom, a universal right | U.S. Embassy in Georgia

      Blinken announced visa restrictions on PRC official Yu Hui, of Chengdu, for gross violations of human rights. As the former office director of the so-called “Central Leading Group on Preventing and Dealing with Heretical Religions,” Yu Hui participated in the arbitrary detention of Falun Gong practitioners for their spiritual beliefs.In March, the United States and its international partners sanctioned two officials who carry out Beijing’s repressive policies against Uyghur Muslims and members of other ethnic .......
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      Organizations Alleging Human Rights Abuses In China Call For Boycott Of 2022 Beijing Olympics

      Organizations Alleging Human Rights Abuses In China Call For Boycott Of 2022 Beijing Olympics

      A coalition of several human rights groups issued a joint statement Monday calling for a complete boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, accusing the Chinese government of committing genocide against Uyghurs, as well as "waging an unprecedented campaign of repression" against citizens in several parts of the country, including an “all-out assault on democracy” in Hong Kong.
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      Has China gone too far with India this time?  Why does India find China’s offer to help suspicious? –  Sharon’s Straight Talk

      Has China gone too far with India this time? Why does India find China’s offer to help suspicious? – Sharon’s Straight Talk

      As nations lend support to India and share its pain, China mocked its humanitarian crisis. This is particularly disheartening when we consider that India was one of the first countries to send medical supplies to China after the world learned that there had been a viral outbreak in Wuhan.
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      UK universities’ research with Chinese military a growing concern for India – The Sunday Guardian Live

      UK universities’ research with Chinese military a growing concern for India – The Sunday Guardian Live

      One of the fields that will be a serious concern for India is hypersonic technology. In a military context this is one of the keys to naval supremacy this century. China is involved in a new arms race in hypersonics, seeking ‘massively destabilising’ weaponry. London: Chinese military conglomerates and
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      “China is Writing the Handbook for Future Genocides”

      “China is Writing the Handbook for Future Genocides”

      A webinar this week put it correctly. Now that several parliaments have recognized as genocide the CCP's crimes in Xingjiang (that its non-Han inhabitants call East Turkestan), governments should act consequently. For example, they should sanction high-profile CCP's officials through versions of the US “Magnitsky Act,” and act against the Beijing 2022 Olympics in ways damaging China rather than athletes.. read more
      World Uyghur Congress slams City of London Corporation’s China stance

      World Uyghur Congress hits out at City of London Corporation's China stance

      The World Uyghur Congress sent a letter, seen by City A.M., to City of London Lord Mayor William Russell and the powerful local authority’s policy chair Catherine McGuinness, saying the Corporation’s move to remove historic slave trader statues will “ring hollow” if it does not take a stronger stance on China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims.
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