Growing ranks of Hong Kong’s typically conservative and publicity-shy bureaucrats have begun an unprecedented online dissent campaign against the city’s pro-Beijing leaders over their response to weeks of violent pro-democracy protests.… Read the full article.
Over the past decade, rash optimism that China was finally moving past the era of former Communist dictator Mao Tse-tung’s influence has given way to president Xi Jinping’s reconsolidating his power. One of the major ways he’s done that: persecuting religious believers.… Read the full article.
The U.S. Navy frequently sails warships through international waters near these fortified islands in order to assert its rights to navigate open waters. These “freedom-of-navigation operations,” or FONOPs, often draw harsh condemnation from Beijing.… Read the full article.
Beijing (AFP) – China stepped up pressure on Taiwan on Wednesday as it announced the suspension of individual travel permits to the self-ruled democratic island “due to current cross-strait relations”.… Read the full article.
By Iain Marlow, Simon Fuller, and Natalie Lung | Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) — Fresh train disruptions by Hong Kong protesters Tuesday show how unrest once confined to weekend marches through downtown streets is spreading across the Asian financial hub and affecting daily life.… Read the full article.
The bomber crews’ ordeal would last somewhat longer. If they could clear their first target by twenty-five miles, they had to proceed with their mission. After that, they could parachute down to the countryside to introduce themselves as the American crew who just nuked the nearby city .… Read the full article.