China’s Push For ‘Unilateralism’ Is Crippled by Its Lack of Shared Values

September 30, 2020 Updated: September 30, 2020

The Trump administration has joined with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to launch a new campaign to combat child exploitation and child trafficking. A White House statement said that Trump administration officials including Attorney General William Barr and White House adviser Ivanka Trump will represent the the Trump administration in a webinar, and support its new “Safety Pledge” initiative for education and awareness of child exploitation.

In Hong Kong, meanwhile, police surrounded and cordoned off a part of the metro station where a high school student was sitting and reading a copy of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper. He was allegedly told that his actions “affect other passengers”. The student is Davis, who is known for holding one-man protests, and is allegedly targeted and surrounded by Hong Kong police frequently.

And the Vatican wants to extend its agreement with the CCP on recognizing the regime’s bishops, which is set to end on October 22. According to Vatican News, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said “it seems to me that a direction has been marked out that is worth continuing; then we will see.” The Holy See and the Chinese regime published a joint communication on September 22, and announced a provisional agreement that Vatican News says it aims to “permit the Catholic faithful to have bishops in full communion with the Successor of Peter who are at the same time recognized by the authorities of the People’s Republic of China.”

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