China in Focus (Aug. 25): China’s Anti-Poverty Campaign on the Line

August 26, 2020 Updated: August 26, 2020

The word “China” may bring to mind bustling cities like Shanghai and Beijing. But a political campaign has revealed the country’s striking poverty.

A TV commercial circulating for weeks says there’s “an urgent need for 100 beautiful brides”—that’s Uyghur brides for Chinese men. Those that participate will be rewarded. But what’s the motive?

Three full pages of a newspaper, taken up with criticism of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It’s the strongest ever reaction by the Chinese Communist Party to a Western politician.

And a U.S. professor who worked with NASA has been arrested for hiding his ties to China. Each year, the Chinese regime costs the United States $200 to $600 billion dollars in stolen trade secrets, counterfeit goods, and pirated software.

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