John Hayward

John Hayward

India Reviews University Language Programs for Ties to Chinese Government

India’s Education Ministry announced on Saturday that Mandarin will be dropped from the list of recommended foreign languages that should be taught in schools, citing security concerns about ties between Mandarin-language programs and the Chinese Communist government.

Students talk to each other inside a classroom as schools in Kashmir re-opened after a winter break on February 24, 2020. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP) (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese State Media Celebrate Communist Ambush of CNN Reporter

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday applauded a crowd outside the shuttered U.S. consulate in Chengdu for drowning out a CNN report by loudly singing nationalist songs, and generally congratulated China for having a great sense of humor about the diplomatic crossfire of embassy closings.

People stand on a road leading to the US Consulate in Chengdu, southwestern China's Sichuan province on July 27, 2020. - The American flag was lowered at the United States consulate in Chengdu, days after Beijing ordered it to close in retaliation for the shuttering of the Chinese consulate in …

Chinese Mystery Seeds Arrive in Taiwan After Hitting U.S.

Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) published a warning on Tuesday about mysterious packages of soil or seeds arriving from an unknown sender in China, similar to a warning issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about mystery seeds turning up in American mailboxes.

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China Claims Nationwide Coronavirus Surge

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday reported a rise in confirmed coronavirus infections across the country for the fifth straight day. Tuesday was said to be “the first time that daily new cases exceeded 100 since March 6.”

A man wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus walks past a Communist Party flag along a street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on March 31, 2020. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese Factory Manager: ‘There Are No Human Rights in Xinjiang’

Human-rights watchdog Bitter Winter published an interview Sunday with a garment factory manager in China’s Xinjiang province who said the thousand or so Uyghur Muslims who work for his operation are used as slave laborers, despite the regime’s assurances that work programs in the province are a benefit to local participants.

Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority wave flags of East Turkestan on December 20, 2019 during a demostration at Fatih in Istanbul. - More than 1,000 protesters marched on December 20, 2019, in Istanbul to protest against China over its treatment of mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, an AFP correspondent …

India Bans 47 Chinese Apps in Addition to Initial 59

After banning 59 Chinese smartphone apps at the start of its “Boycott China” initiative last month, India expanded the list Friday to include 47 more — most of them clones or alternate versions of the apps banned in June.

Indian mobile users browses through the Chinese owned video-sharing 'Tik Tok' app on a smartphones in Amritsar on June 30, 2020. - TikTok on June 30 denied sharing information on Indian users with the Chinese government, after New Delhi banned the wildly popular app citing national security and privacy concerns. …

China Threatens to Close U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong

China’s retaliation for the shuttering of its consulate in Houston, Texas, ended up being a tit-for-tat order to close the U.S. consulate in Chengdu, but the communist state may also close the American consulate general in Hong Kong.

Police remove a woman holding a US flag from outside the US consulate during a march to celebrate US Independence Day in Hong Kong on July 4, 2020. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP via Getty Images)