Category: Dictatorships

Worst assault yet on rule of law means ‘the end of Hong Kong’?

     

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition… Read more »

Adversary or enemy? China is ‘unlikely to simply collapse’

     

The Soviet Union and its satellites were an apparatus of state terror, resting on an ideology of class hatred, foisted on nations that wanted no part of either. It was… Read more »

Democracies in ideological competition with China – not clash of civilizations

     

China’s President Xi Jinping is now invoking cultural diversity as a pretext for opposing democracy and asserting Beijing’s sharp power, reports suggest. Xi repeated his rallying cry on Wednesday as he… Read more »

Time to implement legislation: a Strategy for the International Defense of Tibet

     

  China has been running global influence campaigns for years, analysts suggest, noting that pro-China protests ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics were orchestrated by Beijing’s intelligence officials and designed… Read more »

Cuba – ‘facing worst economic crisis since the 1990s’ – cracks down on civil society

     

Cuba’s Communist government has told citizens to brace for hard times, although some economists don’t expect a repeat of the meltdown after the fall of the Soviet Union that lasted… Read more »

China steps up infiltration efforts: counter sources of CCP misconduct

     

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate and gain influence in the self-ruled and democratic island, and asked national security agencies to… Read more »

Democracies must resist China’s growing ‘infosphere’ of influence

     

China is “fed up” with hearing complaints from the United States about its Belt and Road program to re-create the old Silk Road, Reuters reports. The regime is bridling at… Read more »

Speaking truth to power on China’s claim to Tibet

     

China wants to destroy the core of Tibetan identity and replace Tibetan culture and religion with a state-approved and controlled version, Kelsang Gyaltsen, the former Special Representative of His Holiness… Read more »

Hong Kong crackdown: extradition law would extend Beijing’s ‘coercive reach’

     

A U.S. congressional commission fears that a proposed new extradition law in Hong Kong could extend China’s “coercive reach” into the financial hub and create serious risks for U.S. national… Read more »

Beijing exporting repressive China Model in new battle of ideas

     

On the surface, the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China is all about economics and business. But a more consequential struggle over ideology and global security pits the… Read more »