Tag Archives: China

AMERICA FIRST: New Trump Merch Is Made In China

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump’s company started selling a new line of Trump-branded merchandise this month and some of the products are manufactured overseas, The Daily Beast found. The Trump Organization launched Trumpstore.com and sells a $32 Trump Golf hat made in Bangladesh and a $25 faux gold bouillion “TRUMP” coin bank made in China. The Trump Organization ...

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HONG KONG: 10,000 March In Pride With Support From US, Canadian, Irish, Australian Consulates [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: Rainbow flags flowed through the streets of Hong Kong Saturday during the city’s annual pride parade, as LGBT activists criticised authorities for lagging behind on equal rights. This year Hong Kong was picked as the first Asian city to host the Gay Games, while a landmark court decision granted a British lesbian the right to live and ...

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Trump Continues To Rage About LaVar Ball

The Washington Post reports: President Trump began the day before Thanksgiving on Twitter, calling out those who he claims have not, in fact, given him their proper thanks. His target, again: LaVar Ball, who Trump had previously called “very ungrateful” for the president’s help in resolving a shoplifting charge in China for his son, LiAngelo, and two other University of ...

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Human Rights Watch Report: Chinese Government Hospitals Are Using Electroshock Ex-Gay Torture

The Washington Post reports: Taiwan could soon become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, while Hong Kong this month won its bid to host the Gay Games in 2022, another Asian first. But in mainland China, LGBT people are still being subjected to forced confinement, medication and even electric shock therapy to “convert” them into heterosexuals. The ...

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Trump Praises China’s “Unfair” Trade Practices, Blames Previous Presidents For Letting Them Get Away With It

The Hill reports: President Trump in China on Thursday blamed past administrations instead of Beijing for “unfair” trade practices, offering a starkly different tone from the rhetoric he used during his campaign. Trump said during an event in Beijing that he does not place blame on China for what he described as “one-sided and unfair” trade practices, noting he gives ...

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Trump Departs On Ten-Day Diplomacy Trip To Asia

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump embarked on the longest trip of his presidency Friday — a five-country, 10-day tour of Asia designed to strengthen diplomatic and economic partnerships while contending with North Korea’s nuclear threat. The president heads overseas during a time of what some experts see as a decline of U.S. influence in the region and they suggest ...

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REPORT: Trump Decides Not To Deport Fugitive Chinese Billionaire After Learning He’s A Member At Mar-A-Lago

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump was reportedly on the verge of deporting billionaire Chinese fugitive Guo Wengui, but changed his mind after aides informed him that Guo is a fellow billionaire and a member in good standing at the president’s Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. According to Vanity Fair‘s Isobel Thompson, Guo is wanted on charges of rape, bribery and kidnapping ...

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CHINA: State Media Warns That It Will Intervene If Trump Launches First Strike On North Korea

The Washington Post reports: China won’t come to North Korea’s help if it launches missiles threatening U.S. soil and there is retaliation, a state-owned newspaper warned on Friday, but it would intervene if Washington strikes first. The Global Times newspaper is not an official mouthpiece of the Communist Party, but in this case its editorial probably does reflect government policy ...

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Chinese State Media Blasts Trump For “Stabbing China In The Back” With His “Emotional Venting” On Twitter

The New York Times reports: After President Trump pilloried China in 48 tweeted words, accusing it of failing to tame its neighbor and longtime ally North Korea, Beijing issued its own rebuke to Mr. Trump — in a cutting editorial of 1,000 Chinese characters from Xinhua, the official news agency. “Trump is quite a personality, and he likes to tweet,” ...

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CHINA: Man Wins Forcible Ex-Gay Torture Suit

The Guardian reports: A gay man in central China has successfully sued a psychiatric hospital over forced conversion therapy, in what activists are hailing as the first such victory in a country where the LGBT rights movement is gradually emerging from the fringes. A court in Zhumadian, in Henan province, has ordered a city psychiatric hospital to publish an apology ...

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CHINA: Following Gay Content Web Ban, Communist Youth League Declares Homosexuality To Be “Normal”

What’s On Weibo reports: Over the past few days, discussions about homosexuality are all over Chinese social media. On Friday, the China Netcasting Services Association issued new criteria to strengthen regulations over online audio-visual content on Chinese platforms. One of the new regulations regarded the removal of online content that “displays homosexuality”, grouping homosexuality together with incest and sexual perversity ...

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China Bans Gay Content From The Internet

Fortune reports: China released a new regulation Friday banning any display of “abnormal sexual behaviors” — including homosexuality — in online video and audio content. The regulation, published by the China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA), lays out strict censorship rules for online content ranging from movies and documentaries to cartoons and educational videos. Under the new rules, content will be ...

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CHINA: Workers At Ivanka Trump’s Shoe Factory Report Beatings, One Worker Bloodied With Stiletto Heel

The Associated Press reports: A worker with blood dripping from his head marked a low point in the tense, grinding life at a southeastern China factory used by Ivanka Trump and other fashion brands. An angry manager had hit him with the sharp end of a high-heeled shoe. Workers from the factory, including one current and two former employees who ...

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Trump Admits His North Korea Strategy Has Failed

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that his plan to contain North Korea has been a failure — but he gave the Chinese government credit for at least putting forth a good effort to help him out. Trump’s plan at the start of his administration was to rely on the Chinese government to use its leverage over ...

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Working Conditions At Ivanka Trump’s Indonesian Sweatshop: Verbal Abuse, Intimidation, Slave Wages

The Guardian reports: The reality of working in a factory making clothes for Ivanka Trump’s label has been laid bare, with employees speaking of being paid so little they cannot live with their children, anti-union intimidation and women being offered a bonus if they don’t take time off while menstruating. The Guardian has spoken to more than a dozen workers ...

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CHINA: Government Claims Labor Reporters At Ivanka’s Shoe Factory Were Stealing “Commercial Secrets”

The Washington Post reports: Two days after the State Department called for the release of three activists detained while investigating working conditions at factories that make shoes for Ivanka Trump, Chinese authorities appear not to be backing off the case. Reports published Wednesday morning by the Communist Party-controlled press claimed the three men, Su Heng, Li Zhao and Hua Haifeng, ...

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Jared Kushner’s Father And Uncle Battle Over Mentioning Trump Connections To Chinese Investors

The New York Daily News reports: Millionaire brothers’ bad blood is spilling over onto their new White House connections. Charles Kushner, the father of President Trump adviser Jared, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to his brother and real estate rival Murray for mentioning his well-connected son in an investment pitch, according to a report. The brothers have a long-standing feud ...

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CHINA: Three Labor Activists Missing Or Arrested After Investigating Factory That Makes Ivanka’s Shoe Line

The International Business Times reports: Three men investigating a factory which produces shoes for the Ivanka Trump brand, along with several other retailers, have either gone missing or been arrested, it has been reported. Hua Haifeng, Li Zhao and Su Heng had been probing a factory in Jiangxi province run by Ganzhou Huajian International Shoe City Co. where investigators had ...

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Chinese Company Acquires Grindr For $240M

The South China Morning Post reports: The world’s largest gay social media app is now owned by the Chinese, after a little-known Beijing tech company agreed to acquire full control of America’s Grindr for US$240 million, and fully engage in its daily operations. Beijing Kunlun Tech, a game developer owned by 38-year-old billionaire Zhou Yahui, said on Wednesday it planned ...

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CHINA: Mothers Of Gay Kids Advertise For Them At “Marriage Market,” Cops Send Them Packing [VIDEO]

The Shanghaiist reports: Spring is here and love is in the air as dozens of elderly parents flock to the park, desperate to find a suitable partner for their still unmarried sons and daughters. Parents carry with them signs listing all the important details of their marriageable children — their height, salary, age, education level, but notably not their sexuality. ...

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