New Zealand Trade Minister Damien O’Connor slammed for saying Australia should China ‘respect’

New Zealand has been slammed for siding with China as the Communist superpower escalates its trade war with Australia. The Kiwi Trade Minister Damien O’Connor stirred Trans-Tasman tensions on Thursday when he suggested Australia needed to show more respect to Xi Jinping‘s authoritarian regime.  ‘I can’t speak for Australia and the way it runs its … Read more

US Navy intelligence director James Fanell fears China could blockade Australia within 25 years

China could eventually blockade Australia by sea within 25 years unless the Communist Party power’s territorial aggression is contained, a US intelligence expert says. Taiwan, a democracy, has been an autonomous nation since 1949 when Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalist forces fled mainland China following a four-year civil war. Under authoritarian President Xi Jinping, China has been … Read more

China releases footage of its troops conducting live-fire drill near Taiwan

Her trip cancelled in the final days of the Trump administration, US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft instead met virtually Wednesday night with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and told her: ‘The United States will always stand with Taiwan.’ And though she’ll leave office with the president next week, Craft said she still hopes … Read more

China’s president Xi calls Joe Biden to congratulate him on victory

BREAKING NEWS: China’s president Xi calls Joe Biden to congratulate him on victory, leaving Vladimir Putin has last major world leader holding out By Reuters and MailOnline Reporter Published: 15:00 GMT, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 15:00 GMT, 25 November 2020 China‘s President Xi Jinping has congratulated Joe Biden for winning the US presidential election, Chinese … Read more

China’s President Xi coughs throughout speech, sparking health fears

China’s President Xi violently coughs throughout speech, prompting speculation on his health, as state media cuts away each time he is forced to stop speaking Xi Jinping was giving a speech to party faithful in Shenzhen on Wednesday  Towards the end of his address, he was seen and heard repeatedly coughing  Cameras cut away from … Read more

COVID has been ‘massive win’ for China, Australian journalist says

An Australian journalist who was forced to flee China over fears for his safety said the country’s government is now ‘absolutely laughing’, having come out the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bill Birtles had worked in Beijing since 2015 as the ABC’s China correspondent before he was rushed back home on September 8 following … Read more

Donald Trump revealed nuclear secrets to Bob Woodward in late night calls on his personal cellphone

President Donald Trump revealed a new nuclear weapons system to Bob Woodward and bragged that he was telling the author something that America’s foreign adversaries had no knowledge of. In an excerpt of his forthcoming book, ‘Rage,’ Woodward reveals the president told him about the system and noted neither Russian President Vladimir Putin nor Chinese … Read more

President Xi Jinping is facing widespread opposition within his Communist Party, insider claims

President Xi Jinping is facing widespread opposition within his Communist Party and leading China into ‘disaster’, insider claims Cai Xia, a retired Chinese professor of politics, criticised the nation’s leader She claimed discontent within the ruling Communist Party was widespread It came after Ms Cai was expelled from the party due to a leaked recording She … Read more

British universities are warned not to censor themselves or water down ideas to appease China

British universities are warned not to censor themselves or water down ideas to appease China amid fears Beijing could punish institutions that speak out on issues like Hong Kong China expert Kerry Brown said that offending Beijing was ‘never difficult’  He added that it has become even easier under the rule of President Xi Jinping … Read more

Has Beijing been quietly ‘grooming’ Britain’s elite through an exclusive club known as the 48 Group?

Hands interlocked, his face in solemn repose, Peter Mandelson stands deferentially behind China‘s Xi Jinping on a visit to Beijing.  When taken in 2018, the picture drew little, if any, comment. Why would it? Lord Mandelson has, after all, made quite a habit of cosying up to authoritarian leaders.  But now it has acquired new … Read more

Furious Indians use censored Winnie the Pooh to taunt Xi Jinping after border brawl

Furious Indians angry amid the fallout from the nation’s border brawl with China have taunted Chinese president Xi Jinping by comparing him to Winnie the Pooh. The cartoon bear is censored in China and so Indians on Twitter repeatedly used the hashtag #WinnieThePooh when they posted critical tweets about China’s actions. Twenty Indians were killed … Read more

Trump offered ‘personal favors to dictators he liked’, says book

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s new memoir accuses President Donald Trump of ‘obstruction of justice as a way of life’ and carrying out a chaotic foreign policy not designed beyond any grand strategy other than to serve the president’s personal benefit.  Bolton’s bombshell book contains startling new claims of alleged misconduct by President Trump – … Read more

WHO hails ‘goodwill ambassador’ Peng Liyuan but fails to mention she’s wife of China’s President

Peng Liyuan is listed on the World Health Organisation’s website alongside former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker as one of nine ‘goodwill ambassadors’. When she was appointed, the then-head of the WHO hailed the Chinese folk singer’s ‘world famous voice and her compassionate heart’, saying she was ‘a big bright … Read more