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  • 1,000 Chinese Student and Research Visas Revoked by U.S.

    September 21, 2020

    The United States has revoked more than 1,000 visas for Chinese nationals, suspending entry of students and researchers from China, a strategy which, according to Homeland Security Secretary Chad, focused on blocking visas for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers with ties to China’s military.

  • Washington Times: Chinese Progressive Association Helps Fund Black Lives Matter Initiative

    September 18, 2020

    Washington Times: The Black Futures Lab, a liberal initiative launched by a Black Lives Matter co-founder, lists as its financial sponsor the pro-China Chinese Progressive Association, raising questions about the extent of China’s support for the increasingly powerful protest movement.

  • U.S. Space Force Focuses on Cyber Defense

    September 17, 2020

    Since its creation in June, the U.S. Space Force's top priority has been cyber defense, which, through space missions, will include using the $6,8 billion Air Force Satellite Control Network to neutralize adversary space missions responsible for cyber attacks.

  • Pro-Democracy Activists Face Charges in Hong Kong for Tiananmen Square Massacre Remembrance

    September 17, 2020

    Two dozen pro-democracy activists face charges in Hong Kong for organizing a remembrance of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, which, under China's new national security law, punishes anything China sees as subversion, secession, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces and can lead life in prison.

  • WTO Steps into Trade War Between China and U.S.

    September 16, 2020

    A three-member World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has determined that, by implementing multi-billion dollar tariffs, the United States breached global trading rules, an action which U.S. President Donald Trump strongly criticized.

  • Trump Administration Facilitates Serbia-Kosovo Commitment to Economic Normalization

    September 08, 2020

    President Trump welcomed President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo to the White House where the two leaders took a step toward a long-term resolution of their historic conflict by signing a brokered commitment to achieve economic normalization between the people and governments of Serbia and Kosovo.

  • The Hill: Pompeo Announces New Restrictions on Chinese Diplomats in U.S.

    September 07, 2020

    As the Trump administration continues to put pressure on Beijing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the movements of Chinese diplomats in the U.S. will be limited, requiring State Department approval to visit American university campuses and meet with local government officials, as well as attend cultural events for more than 50 attendees happening outside the Chinese embassy or consular posts.

  • Politico: Russian Aggression will not Deter German Cooperation

    September 02, 2020

    Angela Merkle, while speaking to the press corps, declared that she believes it is important for Germany to maintain open dialogue with Russian President Putin despite the recent poisoning of his opposition, Alexis Nalvany, who is currently in a coma at a German Hospital, citing that economic cooperation is particularly important for the two countries with the near completion of the Baltic gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2.

  • New Opposition Leader Takes the Reins In Russia after Nalvany Poisoning

    September 01, 2020

    Following the almost fatal poisoning of long-time Russian opposition leader Alexei Nalvany, another well-known activist, Lyubov Sobol, has assumed the opposition leadership role.

  • Belarus Opposition Leaders Arrested Over Alleged Organization of Election Protests

    August 26, 2020

    In an effort to quell protests relating to the election of President Lukashenko, which Western governments believe involved gross irregularities, Belarus authorities have arrested two opposition party leaders who the authorities claim are organizing massive protests throughout the country.

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