Evaluating threats to religious freedom in China

Threats to religious freedom in China were on the rise in 2018, especially after the Chinese government instituted its new Regulations on Religious Affairs in February 2018. Taiwanese Human Rights Defenders Sen-Hong Yang were go to the Heritage Foundation—a considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the US. Yang said “Taiwan felt the same threats just liked the points have been delivered by Vice President Mike Pence.”

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Exclusive: Organ Hunters

"Organ Hunters" is a special investigative report on current Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je who was suspected of invoving organs harvest on non-heartbeat donors during his tenure at the National Taiwan University Hospital.The sources of the story are from medical professionals and Taipei City Hall representatives. We released the report after we verified all the information collected to be factual and trustworthy.

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Did Xi Accidentally Endorse Tsai's Re-Election?

On its face, this question seems preposterous. After all, the Communist Party of China is dead set to impose its ‘one China’ framework for ‘peaceful unification,’ by force if necessary. How could the leader of China and his party possibly prefer to help re-elect a Taiwan president whose party only accepts a “one China” concept if it is accompanied by a separate and distinct “one Taiwan”?

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Trump Plays Dominant Trade War Hand Via Tweet

President Trump has an unmatched ability to say a great deal in very short snippets on Twitter. True to form, on January 21, he served a very strong volley to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, tweeting: “China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies. Makes so much sense for China to finally do a Real Deal and stop playing around.” There is a great deal to unpack in this short tweet, but all worthy of discussion.

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Moderate Healthy Nationalism is a Good Thing

In recent years, we have seen a wave of candidates and initiatives around the world that have been characterized as “nationalist” by both proponents and critics. From President Trump’s victory in the United States and the UK’s passage of Brexit to Jair Bolsonaro winning in Brazil’s recent election. Voters appear to be turning toward promises of independence and national pride.

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Revival of America as a force for good in Asia

Last week US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a pivotal speech at the American University in Cairo titled, “A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East.” While the speech was a political and policy counterpoint to the one delivered by former President Barack Obama in 2009, it contains key points that transcend partisanship and the region to which the message was addressed.

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