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American Exit from U.N. Rights Council a “Crushing Victory” for China?

On Tuesday, the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Like its exit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and President Donald Trump’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the development has been seen as a victory for China, whose long-runnin...

Trump Clashes With Congress Over ZTE Rescue Deal

In April, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied a crippling $1.19bn fine and seven-year export ban on Chinese tech giant ZTE for violating Iranian and North Korean trade embargoes, and failing to punish those responsible. President Donald Trump then overruled this, tweeting a personal commitment to...

Tibetan Found Guilty of Refugee Espionage in Sweden

A Tibetan refugee living in Sweden was last Friday found guilty of gathering information for China on fellow Tibetans in the region. The 49-year-old Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. The AP’s Jan M. Olsen reports: The Sodertorn District Court, near Stock...

Chinese Embassy Lashes Out Over Australian TV Segment

Amid heated debate over PRC influence in Australia, the country’s edition of 60 Minutes asked "Is China taking over the South Pacific?" in its broadcast on Sunday. "Somewhat arrogantly," host Tom Steinfort noted, "Australia has always considered [the region] ‘our...