Frances Martel

Frances Martel

State Media: ‘It Is Unrealistic’ for China to Respect Human Rights

China’s media blitz against the world’s disgust at its use of concentration camps to eradicate ethnic minorities continued on Tuesday with a Global Times column complaining critics are too beholden to “morals” and that it is “unrealistic” to expect the Communist Party to respect human rights.

TOPSHOT - A man is detained by police during clashes in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. - Strife-torn Hong Kong on October 1 marked the 70th anniversary of …

Chile: Military Plane Flying to Antarctica Vanishes

President Sebastián Piñera of Chile confirmed reports early Tuesday of the disappearance of a Hercules C-130 military aircraft en route to Antarctica, describing the incident as an “accident.”

Picture taken in January 2019 at Chile's Antarctic base President Eduardo Frei, in Antarctica, showing a Chilean Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo plane as the one that disappeared in the sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica on December 9, 2019 with 38 people aboard. - Rescuers …

China: Concentration Camp Victims ‘Graduated’ from ‘Vocational’ Programs

The Global Times, a Chinese government propaganda newspaper, declared on Monday that “all” the victims of China’s Muslim concentration camps had “graduated” from the camps’ “vocational programs,” furthering Beijing’s claim that the concentration camps exist to help Muslims get better jobs.

WENZHOU, CHINA: CHINA OUT Chinese police show of a group of hardcore convicts at a sentencing rally in the east Chinese city of Wenzhou 07 April 2004, where 11 prisoners were later executed for various crimes. Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on the death penalty in China, saying …

Bolsonaro Team: Trump Lied About Brazil Currency Manipulation to Win Votes

President Jair Bolsonaro responded to President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminum by stating that the two remain “friends,” but refuting Trump’s claim that Brazil was manipulating its currency at America’s expense, the Argentine outlet Infobae reported on Thursday.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (C) gestures during a ceremony to commemorate the 300 days of Bolsonaro's administration at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, November 5, 2019. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP) (Photo by SERGIO LIMA/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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China: Robust Competition for Presidency in U.S. ‘Pathetic’

The Chinese government propaganda newspaper Global Times encouraged the world once again to turn away from healthy democratic norms and embrace the “harmony” of authoritarianism in a column Thursday, deriding the normal competition for the U.S. presidency as “pathetic.”

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Photo: Susan Walsh, AP)

Report: Maduro Arming Thousands of Socialists with Military Weapons

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed to have over 3 million armed socialist militia members at his disposal and ordered his defense minister to give out 13,000 military-grade firearms to “workers” in anticipation of an alleged attack by Colombia, the Spanish newspaper ABC reported on Monday.

Members of the Bolivarian Militia take part in a parade in the framework of the seventh anniversary of the force, in front of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 17, 2017. Venezuela's defence minister on Monday declared the army's loyalty to Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets …

Brazil’s Bolsonaro: Leonardo DiCaprio Funded Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused actor Leonardo DiCaprio in a Facebook live video on Thursday of funding non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who later used his money to set the Amazon Rainforest on fire.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor/activist Leonardo DiCaprio (R) accepts the Clinton Global Citizen Leadership in Philanthropy Award at the 8th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards at Sheraton Times Square on September 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)