Fears over freedom in Hong Kong are rising as an Australian researcher reveals he was followed and profiled by a Communist Party tabloid

PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images) One of Hong Kong’s fiercely pro-Beijing mastheads, Wen Wei Po, has revealed itself as the stalker of an Australian academic, nearly four days after he began tweeting evidence that he was being tailed around Hong Kong. Dr. Kevin Carrico, a Chinese studies lecturer at Australia’s Macquarie University, has been doing research in […]

The Future of the Private Space Industry Is … Communist China

With a 90-pound satellite strapped on, the Zhuque-1 shot off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia on Oct. 27 with a historic mission in its sights: becoming China’s first private sector rocket to deliver a payload into orbit. The Zhuque-1 didn’t make it, but Landspace, the firm that owns it, isn’t settling […]

The FBI Once Thought ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Was Communist Propaganda

It’s a Wonderful Life is an all-American staple of the holiday season, a profoundly inspiring film about a downtrodden man finding meaning and the will to live through the people he has connected with throughout his life. But the FBI once considered it un-American. For 10 years after the film’s release in 1946, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI […]

Philippines’ Duterte scraps peace talks with communist rebels, calls them terrorists

The Philippines have struggled with communist rebels for almost half a century, and President Rodrigo Duterte just decided to scrap peace talks with them. Duterte will consider the rebels terrorists because hostilities continued during negotiations. The Philippines is also fighting an Islamist insurgency and a drug war that has resulted in thousands of deaths. MANILA […]

'You're probably doing business with aliens now': 50yo communist time capsule opened in Siberia

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 00:30 Edited time: 4 Nov, 2017 00:33 Siberian communists back in 1967 dreamed big, believing that by now we would have landed on Mars and established contacts with alien civilizations, a time capsule opened in Novosibirsk revealed. The retro-futuristic time capsule was placed in the city’s culture center 50 years […]

How the Chinese Communist Party Is Using Social Media to Win Friends

To Beijing-based IT executive Long Xin, the Chinese Communist Party’s recently concluded five-yearly congress wasn’t the tightly guarded, secretive conclave that generations of Chinese before him have grown up witnessing from the sidelines. The decisions that will impact the world’s second-largest economy’s direction for the next five years were still taken by a tiny handful […]

China's Communist Party enshrines President Xi's ideology into constitution

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 09:44 China’s ruling Communist Party has formally enshrined President Xi Jinping’s political thoughts into its constitution, raising his status to the country’s most powerful leader in decades and putting him on par with party founder Mao Zedong. The party unanimously passed the amendment to include “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism […]

Moscow: A city that mixes its Communist past with a glamorous and wealthy present

ALAMY/GETTY Symbols of Moscow’s Communist past are still very visible in the city HIGH LIFE The Swissotel Krasnye Holmy is a striking 34-storey cylindrical tower next to the Moskva River that stands out on the skyline of Moscow’s business district about two miles from the Kremlin.  Take in the 360 degree views from the City […]

China’s Xi swears to ‘defeat separatist attempts’ from Taiwan at Communist party congress

AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) – China has the resolve, confidence and ability to thwart any attempt by self-ruled Taiwan to declare independence, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, prompting Taipei to retort that only its people could decide their future. Taiwan is one of China’s most important and sensitive issues. China considers […]