Behind the Red Curtain: A Peek into China’s Draconian Shanghai Lockdown

Behind the Red Curtain: A Peek into China’s Draconian Shanghai Lockdown

Even after two long years of business-crushing Covid lockdown in states such as California and countries such as Canada, it is difficult to imagine what has been happening in the beautiful and once-vibrant city of Shanghai, China, for the past seven weeks – with little sign of ending soon, in spite of words to the…

New Campaign Calls for Protection of U.S. Olympians

New Campaign Calls for Protection of U.S. Olympians

The Genocide Games Task Force, a team jointly sponsored by the Committee on the Present Danger: China (CPDC) and Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF), launched a new campaign via the new Align Act platform enabling the public to make an urgent appeal directly to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC). The object is to…

While No One is Looking: China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

While No One is Looking: China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

Reuters—Aug 16, 2021—China carried out assault drills near Taiwan on Tuesday with warships and fighter jets exercising off the southwest and southeast of the island, in what the country’s armed forces said was as a response to “external interference” and “provocations”. Taiwan, which Beijing claims as Chinese territory, has complained of repeated People’s Liberation Army…

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

While world attention is on Afghanistan crisis, China focuses on Taiwan… News.com.au (Australia)—Chinese state media has pounced on America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using the chaos to threaten one of its neighbours. China has pounced on the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using it to threaten the island of Taiwan. The Taliban has swept…

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholics make up only 12% of the population in Hong Kong. Yet these 12% are making a big difference for the sake of the greater good in the once free and thriving city, now oppressed by Communist China’s rule. You may not know their names or faces, but among this 12%, there are countless Catholic…

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

CNA—Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests. Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were sentenced to 13.5 months, 10 months, and 7 months, respectively, in prison. They had each pled guilty last month to taking part in an…

China offers rewards for reporting underground churches

China offers rewards for reporting underground churches

CNA—The Chinese Communist Party is offering monetary rewards to those who report the presence of home churches in their communities, the magazine Bitter Winter reported on Thursday. The rewards appear to be an expansion of a program already in place in the province of Heilongjiang, reported earlier this year. In the city of Nenjiang, residents…

Was the coronavirus created by Chinese scientist who tried to cover her tracks — and failed?

Was the coronavirus created by Chinese scientist who tried to cover her tracks — and failed?

Dr. Shi Zhengli, known as China’s batwoman, was worried.  Her creation, a highly infectious coronavirus, had leaked from her lab in October.  Early efforts to stop the widening circle of infections had failed.  It had spread like wildfire through the densely populated city of Wuhan. The Communist authorities were also worried that the source of…

Chinese churches forced to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping quotes

Chinese churches forced to replace Ten Commandments with Xi Jinping quotes

Beijing, China, Sep 23, 2019—(CNA)—Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports.  According to Bitter Winter, a magazine covering religious liberty and human rights in China,  churches belonging to the country’s state-run “Three-Self Patriotic Movement”…

‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’ Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats’ leftward turn

‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’ Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats’ leftward turn

As Catholic business professionals living our faith and doing business in today’s global culture and workplace environment, it is imperative that we clearly know the difference between socialism, communism and capitalism. It’s also critical that we know why Popes throughout the ages have repeatedly condemned the severely individual-ignoring, freedom-restricting, government-imposing principles of socialism and communism.…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Dan McClory—International Banker, Boustead Securities

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Dan McClory—International Banker, Boustead Securities

Having been a cross-country runner in high school and college, Dan McClory (pictured left) knows that going the distance is the most important part of any athletic endeavor. As managing director, head of equity capital markets and head of China markets at Boustead Securities, McClory knows the same is true in international banking. Since 2016, McClory…