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China’s Birth Rate Falls to Almost 60-Year Low

According to data compiled by the Chinese government and released by its National Bureau of Statistics on Friday, the birth rate in 2019 fell to a level not seen since 1961. That still worked out to 14.65 million babies, however, so the population now exceeds 1.4 billion and is still growing.

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Germany Investigates Three Over ‘Spying for China’

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects. “We can confirm an investigation into suspected

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Beijing Claims Chinese Want ‘Military Force’ Against Taiwan

China has effectively pledged military action against Taiwan should its newly re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) push for secession, stating they will stop at nothing to stop the country seceding from the mainland altogether. 

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, …

Donald Trump Signs Phase One Trade Deal with China

President Donald Trump hosted a signing of the phase one trade deal with China on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in pressuring China for fairer trade relations with the United States. “Today we take a momentous step,” Trump said, claiming

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Hayward: Chinese Media Finds Global Trend Toward State Sovereignty ‘Alarming’

China’s state-run Global Times on Tuesday provided an amusing demonstration of how closely Chinese Communist propagandists study left-wing American talking points by railing against the menaces of populism and nationalism supposedly flourishing under U.S. President Donald Trump and predicting the 2020 election could spark a new American civil war.

The Chinese Communist Party announced this week the creation of a universal propaganda arm named “Voice of China,” which the regime hopes will “ensure its voice is heard loud and clear around the world.”