Tag: Asia

Afghanistan Again Postpones Presidential Election During Taliban Peace Talks

The election body of Afghanistan decided this week to delay the country’s presidential election for a second time — to September 28 from its original scheduled date of April 20 and first delay to July 20. The election commission reportedly cited recent amendments to election laws and “numerous problems” gripping the war-ravaged country’s voting system. […]

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Christchurch Killer: Nation with Closest ‘Values to My Own Is the People’s Republic of China’

The man allegedly responsible for the mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in his manifesto that the modern political system he most admired was that of communist China. In a detailed question and answer style manifesto written before the attack that killed 49 people and left dozens of others injured, alleged perpetrator […]

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Hollywood Blames Trump for New Zealand Shooting: ‘Bin Laden Sends Warmest Sympathy’

Hollywood celebrities wasted no time in blaming President Donald Trump and his supporters for a mass shooting at a Christchurch, New Zealand mosque Thursday. As Breitbart News previously reported, almost 50 people were reportedly killed at a mosque in New Zealand by a shooter who appears to have a manifesto that endorses causes from “socialism to […]

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Feds Arrest California Group for Aiding Chinese Exam and Visa Cheats

Federal investigators arrested five people for helping Chinese nationals cheat their way into U.S. universities — and then perhaps into U.S. jobs and research laboratories. “The indictment charges the defendants with conspiring to use false passports, using false passports, and aggravated identity theft as part of the scheme to impersonate Chinese nationals who were required to take the […]

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Indian police are arresting students for playing PUBG during exam season

I’m sorry to report that the headline isn’t a weak attempt at humor: according to The Times of India, the west Indian city of Rajkot has seen at least 10 students arrested by local police for playing the popular Battle Royale game, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), after it was banned in several districts in the state of […]

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Exclusive–Marco Rubio Rips Italy for ‘Desire to Curry Favor with Chinese’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is speaking out about Italy’s reported willingness to sign onto the People’s Republic of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, telling Breitbart News that reports of the Italians’ openness to joining the Communist Party of China program is “stunningly naive.” Rubio’s comments come in the wake of reports that Italy is signing […]

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Donald Trump Says He Confronted Kim Jong-Un About Death of Otto Warmbier

President Donald Trump said he confronted Kim Jong-un about the death of American hostage Otto Warmbeir, who died shortly after his release from North Korean prisons in 2017. Washington Post reporter David Nakamura asked Trump during a press conference why he called Kim his “friend” despite the abuse of Warmbeir that ultimately killed him. Trump […]

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Donald Trump Cuts Short Kim Jong-Un Summit: ‘Sometimes You Have to Walk’

President Donald Trump explained Thursday why he cut short a negotiation summit with Kim Jong-Un in Vietnam. “Sometimes you have to walk and this was just one of those times,” Trump said in a press conference with reporters after he abruptly left the summit with the North Koreans. Trump said that the walkout was “friendly” […]

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un Summit Cut Short: ‘No Deal’

President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un ended their summit suddenly on Thursday despite optimistic signals about ongoing talks. “No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement to White House reporters. The summit […]

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Donald Trump: ‘No Rush,’ Want ‘Right Deal’ with Chairman Kim Jong-Un

President Donald Trump emphasized there was “no rush” to get a deal with North Korea as he sat with Chairman Kim Jong-un at their summit in Vietnam Thursday. “I’ve been saying very much from the beginning that speed is not that important to me,” Trump told reporters during a photo opportunity with the North Korean […]

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Exclusive — Sen. Marco Rubio: ‘The Chinese Effort to Supplant America Has No Precedent’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Breitbart News exclusively that China’s intense international push for global dominance is the biggest threat that America has ever faced, even more substantial than the one that the Soviet Union posed in the 20th century during the Cold War. “The Chinese effort to supplant America has no precedent,” Rubio said […]

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Trump Predicts North Korea ‘Economic’ Rocket Under Peace

President Donald Trump proclaimed high hopes Friday night for peace with North Korea that will lead to a different kind of rocket as U.S. officials left the nation. The president predicted North Korea could become an “Economic Powerhouse,” one that becomes “a different kind of Rocket – an Economic one!” Trump had branded the North […]

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China Trade Meeting Still on Contrary to Report, Says White House Official

D.C.-based trade meetings with China’s top economic official are still on for the end of the month, a White House official said, refuting reports Tuesday they were called off. “There’s no cancellations, none. zero. Let me just try to put that to rest,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said as he briefed reporters at […]

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Mnuchin Blinks: Proposes Lifting China Tariffs Immediately, According to Report

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has proposed lifting all or some of the tariffs on China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Treasury officials have advocated lifting tariffs on Chinese imports to “give Beijing a reason to make deeper concessions in ongoing trade talks between the two countries,” the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people close to […]

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Pinkerton: Jeane Kirkpatrick’s 1979 Warning on ‘Dictatorships and Double Standards’ Shows America How to Win Against China

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jeane Kirkpatrick’s “Dictatorships and Double Standards,” an essay that changed the world.  Commentary magazine, which published all of its 9,800 words, calls it “The Classic Essay That Shaped Reagan’s Foreign Policy”—and few would argue.   In 1981, Kirkpatrick was named by President Ronald Reagan to be the U.S. […]

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Canada: China Has Detained 13 Canadians Since Huawei CFO Arrest

Canada’s government revealed on Thursday that China has detained 13 of its citizens since the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou last month. Chinese officials subsequently released at least eight of those Canadians. The two highest-profile Canadians China arrested – former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor – are still in detention. […]

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Jill Abramson: NYT Publisher Drafted Letter Apologizing to China for Damning Report

Fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson alleges the storied newspaper’s publisher drafted a letter apologizing to the Chinese government over a report it published detailing corruption inside the communist nation. In her forthcoming book, Merchants of Truth, Abramson writes publisher Arthur Sulzberger drafted a letter “all but apologizing” to Chinese officials for a report on how several of the […]

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Report: China Hiding Evidence of Muslim Internment Camps Ahead of Inspections

Chinese officials, ahead of a scheduled international inspection, are “drastically” intensifying efforts to conceal evidence of hundreds of tortuous “re-education centers” for Muslims in Xinjiang, the Epoch Times reported Thursday, citing sources and recent activity in the region. Last month, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that China is expecting the inspection within weeks. In response […]

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China Cracks: Manufacturing Sector Contracts for First Time Since Trade War Began

The trade war appears to be hurting China more than expected. China’s private manufacturing sector contracted in December, according to a survey released Wednesday. The Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index, which mainly tracks private factories, fell to 49.7 in December from 50.2 in November. Any reading below 50 indicates a contraction. The private PMI has been […]

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