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China Responds to U.S. Hong Kong Act with Praise for People’s Liberation Army

November 30, 2019No Comments

China responded on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s signing of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Decency Act by using its state media to praise the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) garrison stationed in Hong Kong.

China’s Huawei Plans to Build World’s Largest Artificial Intelligence System

November 29, 2019No Comments

China’s Huawei telecom giant on Friday announced plans to build the world’s largest artificial intelligence (AI) computing platform.

Dozens of Islamic State Terrorists Surrender in Afghanistan

November 29, 2019No Comments

A group of 62 Islamic State fighters, including 30 Pakistanis and two Turkish nationals, surrendered to Afghan military forces in the Nangarhar area on Tuesday. The Afghan government, which is busy arranging extradition for captured foreign nationals, …

Iraq: Prime Minister Resigns After Two Months of Protests

November 29, 2019No Comments

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Madhi announced his resignation on Friday in an address broadcast on state television. He did not specify exactly when his resignation would take effect, but the Iraqi parliament will meet on Sunday to begin the process …

China Passes U.S. in Number of Diplomatic Missions Worldwide

November 28, 2019No Comments

A study published by the Lowy Institute of Australia on Wednesday found that China now has more diplomatic missions around the world than the United States, with a total of 276 posts to America’s 273.

Hayward: Give Thanks for Your Freedom as Everyone from Hong Kong to Iraq Fights for Theirs

November 28, 2019No Comments

Protest movements are sweeping the world, from Hong Kong to Iraq. Protesters in each country are aware of the other movements and frequently give them shout-outs or adopt their tactics. The fate of all these movements is uncertain, but they share a mor…

Turkey to Resume ‘Operation Peace Spring’ in Northern Syria

November 27, 2019No Comments

The Turkish National Security Council issued a statement on Tuesday that “Operation Peace Spring,” the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria, will continue despite cease-fire agreements brokered with the United States and Russia.

Hong Kong’s 2020 Lunar New Year Parade Canceled for Being ‘Too Risky’

November 26, 2019No Comments

Organizers of Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year parade, a major annual event since 1996, announced it will not be held in 2020 because its route through an area that has seen a great deal of protest activity over the past five months is “too risky.” The parad…

Hong Kongers Demand Freedom for Protesters Trapped in Polytechnic University

November 26, 2019No Comments

Hundreds of Hong Kong residents took to the streets on Monday to demand freedom for dozens of protesters who remain trapped on the campus of Polytechnic University by a ten-day police siege.

Report: China Establishes Hong Kong ‘Crisis Center’ in Neighboring Shenzhen

November 26, 2019No Comments

Reuters reported Monday the Chinese government has established a “crisis command center” in Shenzhen, the Chinese city closest to Hong Kong.