Chinese Charities Next Target For Transparency

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Chinese non-profit organizations have come under scrutiny for a lack of transparency. According to a Peking University Center study, only 8 out of 93 Chinese charitable organizations were labeled as transparent. They study ranked a variety of factors, most regarding donation and spending protocols, on how transparent they were on a zero to 100 scale.… Continue reading Chinese Charities Next Target For Transparency

Chinese Students to be Given Rhodes Scholarships

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The Rhodes Scholarship program announced that they will begin accepting Chinese students annually into the program based out of Oxford University. The foundation, began by Cecil Rhodes in the early 20th century, has primarily focused on former parts of the British Empire. The aim of the program was to “help secure world peace by educating… Continue reading Chinese Students to be Given Rhodes Scholarships

Australia and other U.S. Allies Join Regional Development Bank

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China has made an initiative to start an Asian Regional Development Bank. This Bank would be aimed at providing funds to infrastructure projects and the region. This bank would be led by a Chinese official in Beijing and would begin with a fund in the range of 50-100 billion dollars. The United States has opposed… Continue reading Australia and other U.S. Allies Join Regional Development Bank

China Hardens Stance on Human Rights Groups

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The current Chinese Government has traditionally been against activism, especially for human rights or anti-government campaigns. Over the past couple of years, the government has become increasingly hard on rights activist groups. The latest incident occurred a few days ago when officials raided the office of the Beijing Yirenping Center. This office promotes gender equality… Continue reading China Hardens Stance on Human Rights Groups

China’s Annual Legislative Meeting

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The Chinese Government recently completed their annual legislative meeting. The meeting was uneventful and little was accomplished. This has become the expected norm from these meetings and it is troubling experts. There is a continued rivalry between the Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping. These men are jockeying for the dominant voice and it… Continue reading China’s Annual Legislative Meeting

China: Rising Player in Global Arms Market

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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute just announced that China was the third largest arms dealer in the world behind the United States and Germany. They passed France and Germany over the period between 2010-2014. Over this period, the Chinese arms market increased by 143 percent. They still only have 5% of the world market,… Continue reading China: Rising Player in Global Arms Market

China’s Growth Targets Slow

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In the past few months, China’s central government lowered economic growth targets that were exceptionally high for decades. According to the Beijing News, 27 out of 31 provinces missed their growth targets mandated by the central government last year. Over the past few decades, the Chinese government issued high growth standards for each province, most… Continue reading China’s Growth Targets Slow