Human rights groups are blasting the Obama administration after officials refused to confirm whether National Security Adviser Susan Rice raised the plight of a dissident with Chinese diplomats this week.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) textbook propaganda program has been strikingly successful at persuading high school students to trust their government and eschew Western values, according to a recent research paper and writings by human rights activists.
Police have begun arresting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong after China said it would not allow the city to freely choose its top leader.
Hong Kong officials on Tuesday said they arrested 19 protesters for what they called illegal assembly, while local media reported the arrests of three others at their homes. China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) ruled on Sunday that Beijing would still control the nomination process for Hong Kong’s chief executive in 2017.
China’s legislature on Sunday denied fully democratic elections to Hong Kong in a move that could spark mass protests in the city’s streets.
At least 300 Chinese activists were detained or harassed throughout this month’s Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing—the latest evidence of the communist government’s widening crackdown on dissent, human rights groups say.
F-16s grounded. Blackhawks covered in foam. Just two Army brigades combat ready. Half the cruiser fleet rendered inoperable. New nukes delayed—for two years. The percentage of the economy devoted to defense at pre-9/11 levels. Bipartisan experts terrified of the consequences. America’s deterrent—our ability to discourage and respond to aggression—is gone.
It was thrown away. First, President Obama cut defense massively, constraining the Pentagon and hollowing out the force. He was helped not only by Democrats in Congress but also by Republicans, who agreed to the budget sequester in 2011. Democrats want more money for social programs; Republicans want to cut the deficit. They are both guilty of short-term thinking.
China appears set to deny fully democratic elections to Hong Kong in 2017, according to Reuters.
Three B-2 strategic nuclear bombers completed a tour of duty in Guam this week, as tensions remained high between the United States and China over what the Pentagon called a “dangerous” Chinese fighter-jet intercept of a U.S. surveillance plane last week.
The Pentagon on Tuesday rejected demands by China that the United States end all surveillance flights along China’s borders.