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Taliban fighters gather in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing 21 people and …

China Demands Taliban ‘Play a Legitimate Role’ in Afghan Politics

Beijing believes the Taliban is a “political force” that must be allowed to “play a legitimate role” in a negotiated “political settlement” to end the war plaguing Afghanistan for more than 17 years, the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad declared this week.

Pompeo hails 'disruption' in global politics

Pompeo Celebrates Death of Globalism at Davos Speech: ‘Nations Matter’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday that the defeat of entrenched political interests in top offices around the world – from America to Italy to Brazil – was a “positive development” for the world and a return to the worldview that “nations matter.”

China, US trade negotiators plan 'to meet in January'

China Claims Economy ‘Resilient’ Despite Lowest Growth Since 1990

Data released by the Chinese government on Monday showed the economy growing at the slowest pace since 1990, but Chinese media took the slow growth as evidence of the Chinese economy’s “resilience” in the face of the U.S. trade war, presumably on the theory that it could have been much worse.

China scientist defends gene-editing babies as trial paused

China Confirms Birth of Gene-Edited Twins

Chinese authorities answered one of the lingering questions in the case of rogue scientist He Jiankui on Monday by confirming the twin girls he claims to have genetically edited as embryos were born and are currently under medical supervision.

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditNg Han Guan/Associated Press

China Invites Islamic Country Envoys to Visit Muslim Internment Camps

The Chinese government invited representatives from 12 neighboring, mostly Muslim-majority countries this week to tour some of the internment camps built in western Xinjiang province to indoctrinate, torture, and exploit the labor of Chinese Muslims.

A Muslim ethnic Uighur woman begs with her baby on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2010 ahead of the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted between the region's Uighurs and members of China's majority Han ethnicity. The government says nearly 200 people …

State Media: China Has World’s ‘Fastest Human Rights Progress’

China’s ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, published an opinion column in the official Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily on Friday suggesting that China has the world’s “fastest human rights progress,” “anyone could express his or her views anywhere anytime” in the country, and those who condemn Chinese authoritarianism are hypocrites.

TOPSHOT - In this photo taken on July 21, 2017, swimmer Ri Song-Hui (21) poses for a portrait at the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Investing Heavily in Beachside Resort

Analysts at 38 North on Wednesday reviewed evidence of extensive construction at the Wonsan-Kalma resort, possibly indicating North Korea expects sanctions to end, engagement with the outside world to increase, and tourism to boom.

Right to remain silent: A policeman yawns while standing guard outside the Beijing court where prominent Chinese legal activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in organizing protests, furthering a crackdown on a rights movement he championed. | AFP-JIJI

Chinese Media Complains About ‘Clumsy, Droopy, Paunchy, Old’ Security Guards

China’s state-run Global Times published a scathing critique of Chinese security staff on Wednesday, deriding many security guards as poorly trained, out-of-shape, and too elderly for their demanding positions. Although it was only very briefly mentioned in the article, this concern was prompted by last week’s attack on a school classroom in Beijing.

Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Huawei Founder Praises Communism, Apple Computers, Donald Trump, and Immortality

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei spoke to foreign reporters this week for the first time since his company concluded a disastrous year of cyber-espionage suspicions, bans by the United States and other governments, and Canada’s arrest of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who happens to be Ren’s daughter. Ren did some damage control for Huawei in his press engagements, striving to project optimism and stressing his corporate independence from the Chinese Communist government.

A woman prays inside the Christian Glory church in Wuhan on September 23, 2018. - The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic …

Report: 245 Million Christians Facing ‘Extreme’ Persecution Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC — North Korea remains at the top of a list of 50 countries where at least 245 million Christians are facing “extreme” persecution” this year, up 14 percent from 215 million at the beginning of 2018, the World Wide Watch List (WWL) released on Wednesday by Open Doors, a group that monitors the mistreatment of Christ followers, revealed.