July 16 2020

Asia

Hong Kong Creates Judicial ‘Task Force’ to Handle Protester Trials

Hong Kong Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma said on Monday that a special “task force” will consider “how best and how expeditiously” to handle the enormous number of criminal trials related to the ongoing protest movement.

China Imposes Harsh New Rules Governing Religious Groups in 2020

China is striking the "final blow to religious liberty" with new administrative measures set to take place in February with total submission to the Chinese Communist Party, according to a watchdog group.

North Korea: Kim Jong Un Pledges ‘Shocking’ Action, ‘New Strategic Weapon’ Soon

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said there was 'no ground' for Pyongyang to maintain the moratorium on missile tests, with the country set to continue developing strategic weapons unless the US gave up its hostile approach.

Iran, Russia and China Launch Four-Day Joint Naval Drill

Iran, China and Russia started four days of joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman on Friday, the commander of Iran's flotilla announced.

Hong Kong: Protesters, police clash on Christmas Eve

Hong Kong set for a muted Christmas as protests flare up in malls across the semi-autonomous territory. Thousands of black-clad protesters -- some wearing Santa hats and reindeer antlers -- descended on the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, a usually bustling tourist district.

US on high alert for possible ‘Christmas gift’ missile from North Korea

U.S. officials are on high alert for signs of a possible missile launch from North Korea in the coming days that officials have referred to as a “Christmas gift.”

Police fire tear gas at Hong Kong protesters, ending lull

Police fired tear gas against protesters in Hong Kong before meetings Monday between the territory’s leader and Communist Party officials in Beijing, ending a lull in what have become regular clashes between riot squads and demonstrators.

Trump: North Korea’s Kim has ‘everything’ to lose ‘if he acts in a hostile way’

President Trump said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has “everything” to lose after Pyongyang reported a “very important test” at a rocket site. “Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,” Trump tweeted.

Chinese Government Propaganda Urges Supporters to Burn Down White House

The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, and the government’s CCTV broadcaster published images this week depicting Chinese people ransacking an inaccurate rendition of the White House, a call to violence in response to Washington supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters.

China Spreads Its Surveillance Standards Worldwide, Unveils New Crackdown On Phone Users’ Privacy

Chinese technology companies that are either partially owned by communist China or that have strong connections to China’s communist government are reportedly shaping new surveillance and facial recognition standards at the United Nations. The revelation comes as China announced that starting on Sunday telecom companies must collect facial scans when registering new phone users.

China Media Accuses US of Seeking to “Push Hong Kong Closer to the Abyss of Chaos” by Passing Human Rights, Democracy Act

China’s state propaganda outlet Global Times warned on Friday now should be the time “Hong Kong society sobers up” to defend itself from an alleged American economic attack, following the passage of a U.S. law to protect protesters.

Hong Kong Protesters Crush China Supporters in Historic Election Win

The Hong Kong pro-democracy movement fueled record voter turnout and a crushing defeat for pro-China parties in Sunday’s District Council election, leaving the establishment with only 60 of the nearly 500 seats on the council.

Abortion: Setting Themselves Up As God

A new documentary titled “One Child Nation” is one of the most recent takes on China’s one-child policy imposed between 1980 and 2016 that was supposed to lift the nation out of poverty but ended up turning a cultural preference for boys into the widespread “gendercide” of millions of baby girls.

Hong Kong: Police say Surrender is Only Option for Protesters

Hong Kong police have fought running battles with protesters trying to break a security cordon around a university in the city, firing teargas both at activists trying to escape the besieged campus and at crowds trying to reach it from outside.

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at key battleground, seek to ‘squeeze economy’

Protesters fight on to maintain control over major transport tunnel, call for more action Monday.

Hal Lindsey: Choosing Evil

What’s happening with American corporations is far more dangerous than mere greed. Over and over again, they’re calling evil good, and good evil.

Hong Kong: Protesters Stage Massive ‘Martyrs’ Vigil after Student’s Death

Although the precise chain of events leading to his fatal fall is unclear and disputed, protesters have made alleged police brutality one of their movement's rallying cries and have seized on the death.

‘David’s Sling’ Missile Seized by Russia in Syria, says China and Russia

The Russian army has obtained from Syria the advanced Israeli missile interceptor "David's Sling" according to reports on Wednesday by China and Russia.

Downtown Hong Kong becomes a Battlefield: Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters who Fight back with Petrol Bombs

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to break up a demonstration by thousands of masked anti-government protesters today as downtown Hong Kong turned into a battleground.

China Releases Updated ‘Morality Guidelines’ for ‘Comprehensive Social Progress’

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has released the first set of updated “morality guidelines” in almost 20 years. The stated goal of the document is instructing citizens in how to maximize “comprehensive social progress and the overall development of people.”

Iranians in Malaysia say Banks Close their Accounts as US Sanctions Bite

Banks in Malaysia are closing the accounts of Iranian individuals and companies, nearly a dozen affected people told Reuters, in a sign that U.S. sanctions are having a far-reaching impact on citizens of the Islamic republic.

‘War Against the Faithful’: Chinese Gov’t Tears Down Church Building as Christians Worship

In the latest blatant attack against the church-at-large in communist China, Chinese government authorities tore down a megachurch's building in the Funan, Anhui region, starting the demolition while the congregation was worshipping. The church's pastors were also arrested and detained.

Protests around the world: violent clashes hit Chile, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Barcelona

Protests have broken out in several countries across the world, with citizens unhappy for different reasons. Some are protesting over economic conditions, others are protesting over tax hikes and elsewhere protests are breaking out over controversial laws or prison sentences imposed by governments.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Warns Of ‘Crushed Bodies’ If Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement Spreads

Chinese president Xi Jinping warned his countrymen that they will experience the full weight of China’s might if they attempt to fracture the Chinese Communist state; it "will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones."

At Least 2 dead, Millions Ordered to Evacuate as Typhoon Hagibis Slams into Japan

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, killing at least two people and prompting authorities to issue their highest level of disaster warning over "unprecedented" downpours that caused flooding and landslides.

Christian Parents in Pakistan Give Children Islamic Names to Avoid Targeting

A bishop in Pakistan has said that Christian parents in the country are resorting to giving their children Islamic names to protect them from bullying and abuse at school.

Beijing Launches New Rule: Residents Must Pass Facial Recognition Test to Surf Internet

The Chinese regime announced a new rule which requires residents to pass a facial recognition test in order to apply for an internet connection via smartphone or computer.