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Chinese President Xi videoed confronting Canada PM Trudeau at G20 Summit

  • At the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for behaving “inappropriately” by leaking their meeting details to the media.
  • A video of the sideline interaction was posted on Twitter by Canadian reporter Annie Bergeron-Oliver on Wednesday.
  • Canadian media reports claimed that Trudeau raised concerns over alleged Chinese interference in Canada.
  • In another incident at the G20 summit, ABC News producer Molly Nagle said she was grabbed and pushed by a man wearing a white mask with the Chinese flag when she reportedly asked U.S. President Joe Biden if he will discuss human rights ahead of his meeting with Xi.
  • On Monday, Xi and Biden discussed the “concerns about PRC practices in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, and human rights more broadly,” according to the White House.

At the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Chinese President Xi Jinping confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over “media leaks” and also spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden about human rights and Taiwan.

Annie Bergeron-Oliver, a Canadian reporter, posted a video of Trudeau and Xi’s sideline interaction at the summit on Twitter on Wednesday. 

Video captures screaming woman dragged to quarantine camp in China

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  • A shocking video of a woman apparently being dragged to a COVID-19 quarantine camp in China has emerged online.
  • The distressing clip, which is believed to have been taken last month, was posted by Twitter user Songpinganq, who writes: “Under Xi Jinping's rule, every night, thousands of people are being dragged into Covid quarantine camps.”
  • The user also posted a clip showing the interior of a room inside an isolation facility, which contains a table, a bunk bed, a television and a toilet with a sink.
  • The videos emerged as China resumed imposing its strict zero-COVID policy, which requires anyone infected with COVID-19 and all of their close contacts to be placed in such isolation facilities for at least a week.

Shocking footage has emerged in China of a woman purportedly being dragged to a COVID-19 quarantine camp by officials in hazmat suits. 

“Under Xi Jinping’s rule, every night, thousands of people are being dragged into Covid quarantine camps,” Twitter user Songpinganq wrote in a post accompanying the video. 

Chinese nationals hold anti-Xi protest in NYC on Halloween

  • Around 30 protesters marched in Manhattan on Halloween night on Monday to oppose the Chinese government and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s authoritarian rule.
  • The protesters reportedly used the messaging app Telegram to communicate plans to meet at Freeman Plaza West.
  • Those who organized the march advised participants to wear something that would cover their faces and to also turn off their smartphones due to the fear of Chinese agents infiltrating them.
  • The recent protest came more than a week after Xi secured his third term as the general secretary of the Communist Party.

Several overseas Chinese nationals gathered on the streets of New York City on Halloween with anti-Xi Jinping placards to protest against the ruling Chinese government.

Around 30 protesters marched in Manhattan on Monday night to oppose the Chinese president’s authoritarian rule.

‘He abused my country, my leader’: Chinese diplomat says pulling Hong Kong protester’s hair was his ‘duty’

  • Chinese Consul-General Zheng Xiyuan admitted to pulling the hair of Hong Kong protester Bob Chan during the scuffle that ensued at the Chinese consulate in Manchester, England, on Sunday.
  • Viral videos of the incident show Chan being dragged into the consulate’s grounds, where he was repeatedly punched and kicked by a group of masked men.
  • Zheng admitted his actions in a recent interview with Sky News, saying that the protester “abused” his country and his leader and claiming that he only acted out of “duty.”
  • Chan, who sustained multiple injuries, has expressed fears of potential retribution against his family.
  • British officials expect China to waive the diplomatic immunity of Zheng and other involved officials if police find grounds to charge them.

Chinese Consul-General Zheng Xiyuan has admitted to pulling the hair of a pro-Hong Kong independence protester who was beaten at the Chinese consulate in Manchester, England, on Sunday.

Zheng, whose office is under investigation for the violent incident, confirmed his actions against protester Bob Chan in an interview with Sky News, saying he had done them out of “duty.”

Xi tells Putin China is ready to partner with Russia to ‘lead world’

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Forumlar Majmuasi Complex in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Thursday.
  • During their first meeting since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Xi said China is ready to team up with its ally to “set an example of a responsible world power and to play a leading role in putting a rapidly changing world on the track of sustainable and positive development.”
  • Addressing Putin as his "dear and long-time friend," Xi said the two leaders had maintained “effective strategic contacts, particularly through phone calls” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Although the Russian president praised China’s “balanced position” on the matter, he conceded that Beijing had “questions and concerns” over Russia’s military action.
  • “We highly appreciate the balanced position of our Chinese friends in connection with the Ukrainian crisis. We understand your questions and concerns in this regard,” Putin said. “During today's meeting, of course, we will explain in detail our position on this issue, although we have spoken about this before."

Chinese President Xi Jinping has reportedly told Russian President Vladimir Putin that China is ready to team up with Russia during their sideline talks at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s summit in Uzbekistan.

Addressing Putin as his “dear and long-time friend,” Xi said the two leaders had maintained “effective strategic contacts, particularly through phone calls” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Russian news agency TASS.

Taiwanese boy banned from Douyin for calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a ‘fatty’

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  • In an interview with the YouTube channel 486 Street Polls, a Taiwanese boy revealed that he was banned from Douyin for calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a “fatty.”
  • The boy was asked for his opinion on China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying’s comment about Taiwan being a part of China.
  • When asked whether Douyin often mentions Taiwan, the boy stated that he was locked out of his account after he fat shamed Xi in a random post.

A Taiwanese boy interviewed by the YouTube channel 486 Street Polls revealed that his Douyin account was banned after he fat-shamed Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In the video uploaded on Monday, the interviewer asked several individuals about their opinions on the restaurant theory made by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunyin. On Aug. 7, Hua claimed in a tweet that “Taiwan has always been a part of China” as Baidu Maps show numerous dumpling and noodle restaurants in Taipei. 

Zelenskyy urges opportunity to speak with Xi because China has power to stop Russian invasion

  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, 44, has continued to seek out an opportunity to speak “directly” with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • Zelenskyy argued that China has the political and economic influence necessary to “put the Russian Federation [in] a certain place.”
  • While China has sought to maintain a “balanced” attitude toward the war, Zelenskyy argued that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked.
  • According to an Aug. 1 record by the United Nations Human Rights Office, at least 5,327 people have been killed and 7,257 have been injured since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24.
  • Chinese state media previously reported that Beijing is “doing its best” by “making unremitting efforts to defuse tensions and working actively to promote dialogue.”

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, 44, has continued to seek out an opportunity to speak “directly” with Chinese President Xi Jinping, arguing that China has the political and economic influence necessary to “put the Russian Federation [in] a certain place.”

In an exclusive 40-minute interview with South China Morning Post, the Ukraine leader urged the world’s second largest economy to use its influence over Russia as well as in the United Nations Security Council to bring its current conflict to an end. 

Amid tensions over Taiwan, Xi warns Biden in 2-hour call: ‘Those who play with fire will only get burnt’

  • In a call that lasted over two hours, Chinese President Xi Jinping sternly warned U.S. President Biden, “Those who play with fire will only get burnt,” referring to the U.S.’ potential support of Taiwan’s independence.
  • The call on Thursday was their fifth since Biden took office in 2021 and the longest that the two have ever shared at two hours and 17 minutes, which speaks to the rising tensions between the world’s two most powerful economies.
  • China has refused to compromise on its “one-China principle,” which asserts that Taiwan remains an inalienable part of China as a territory despite its separate political system.
  • Taiwan has similarly remained strong in its stance of independence, which has provoked aggression from China, including the increase of its military presence near the island.
  • The news of the extended phone call comes amid House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan.

In a call that lasted over two hours, Chinese President Xi Jinping sternly warned President Biden, “Those who play with fire will only get burnt,” referring to the U.S.’ involvement in Taiwan’s independence.

The call on Thursday, which began at 8:33 a.m. ET, was their fifth since Biden took office in 2021 and the longest that the two have ever shared at two hours and 17 minutes, which speaks to the rising tensions between the world’s two most powerful economies.

Islam in China must be ‘Chinese in orientation,’ adhere to socialism, Xi Jinping says in Xinjiang visit

  • During a recent visit to the Xinjiang region on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Islam in China must be "Chinese in orientation" and that religious groups should adhere to socialist principles.
  • According to state-run Xinhua News Agency, Xi highlighted the importance of religious followers staying closely united with the Communist Party and the government.
  • “China, a country with ethnic unity, is invincible and will have a bright future, and our Second Centenary Goal is bound to be achieved and so is the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” Xi was quoted as saying.
  • The directive comes amid heavy criticism from the U.S. and several European countries that oppose China’s oppression of the Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the region.

The Chinese government is pushing efforts to ensure that religious groups in China adhere to the socialist principles of the ruling Communist Party. 

President Xi Jinping reportedly gave the directive to officials during his recent four-day visit to China’s Xinjiang region, which concluded on Saturday.

Xi Jinping: ‘True democracy’ in Hong Kong began after British handover to China

  • In a rare visit to the financial hub on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping remarked that Hong Kong’s “true democracy” began with its handover to the mainland from Britain in 1997.
  • Xi’s two-day visit to Hong Kong ended with a speech of over half an hour, celebrating the “success” of Hong Kong after returning to Chinese control.
  • “After reuniting with the motherland, Hong Kong’s people became masters of their own city,” the leader said. “Hong Kong’s true democracy started from here.”
  • The event also marked the inauguration of newly appointed Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee, who was the sole Beijing-approved candidate to run.
  • Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang made a statement on Friday that freedom in Hong Kong had “vanished,” speaking on China’s original promise that life in Hong Kong would not change under Chinese rule for 50 years.

In a rare visit to Hong Kong on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping remarked that the financial hub’s “true democracy” began with its handover to the mainland from Britain in 1997.  

Xi’s two-day visit to Hong Kong ended with a speech of over half an hour celebrating the “success” of Hong Kong after returning to Chinese control after 156 years of British rule.  

Sydney activist sparks outrage over ‘F*ck Xi Jinping’ sign in Asian market

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  • Drew Pavlou, a 20-year-old activist running for Queensland’s Senate, incensed crowds at a shopping area in Sydney when he showed up with a “F*ck Xi Jinping” sign on Saturday.
  • Video from the daring stunt shows at least three people yelling expletives at Pavlou, who claimed that the situation had escalated to an assault.
  • Chris De Bruyne, who goes by the moniker Chriscoveries online, a protest journalist covering the scene, was put in a “bear hug” by members of the crowd, as seen in the video.
  • Pavlou said New South Wales police are planning to charge him over the incident but claimed that he still does not know what he’s being charged with.
  • The NSW Council of Civil Liberties, one of Australia’s top human rights organizations, said using the word “f*ck” in a political statement is not considered offensive.

An Australian activist running for a Senate seat in Queensland triggered chaos when he showed up with a “F*ck Xi Jinping” sign at a shopping strip in Sydney’s northwest on Saturday.

Drew Pavlou, 20, who leads the Drew Pavlou Democratic Alliance, quickly drew an angry crowd at the predominantly-Asian area, as seen in a 49-second video posted on Twitter.

China’s government responds after Trump says it ‘destroyed the world’ with COVID, Xi is a ‘killer’

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  • Former President Donald Trump said President Xi Jinping is a "killer" who "destroyed the world" in an interview with Fox News.
  • But he doesn't think that the U.S. should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
  • A spokesperson from China's Foreign Ministry said that Trump’s allegations are “just nonsense.”

Former President Donald Trump said in a recent Fox News interview that Chinese President Xi Jinping is a “killer” who “destroyed the world” after the way China handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump’s claims