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Past articles by Yuichiro:

Cornell Faculty Revolt Against China Partnership

A joint degree program bankrolled by the Chinese government is causing an uproar among Cornell University professors, prompting soul searching at the Ivy League institution about the extent to which American academics should cooperate with the oppressive regime. → Read More

Reflections on Becoming a U.S. Citizen

We were to board at 11 a.m. Tokyo time, just my parents and I, a three-year-old child. After 13 hours in the air, we were to arrive at our new home in New York City, 11 a.m. EST. We landed 11 hours later in Toronto. The pilot's voice came over the intercom. He mentioned something of a "simultaneous terrorist attack," as my parents recall. → Read More

Report: Chinese Hackers Caused Power Outages for Millions of Indians

Chinese hackers shut down a "large swathe of India's power sector" after deadly border skirmishes in the Himalayas, according to a U.S. cybersecurity company. → Read More

Asian-American Activists Blast Biden's 'Pandering' Anti-Racism Order

Activists said that President Joe Biden ignored the actual concerns of Asian Americans when he signed a "pandering" executive order against anti-Asian coronavirus rhetoric that failed to mention affirmative action policies that discriminate against Asians. → Read More

Huawei Ghostwrote Op-Ed for MIT Scholar

As one American university after another suspended research ties with Huawei for its alleged ties to Chinese espionage, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte offered a full-throttle defense of the company. → Read More

Colleges Lobby Biden to Halt Federal Probe Into Foreign Donations

Top universities are already lobbying the incoming Biden administration to reverse a Trump-administration policy that required colleges to fully disclose foreign donations and halt investigations into alleged violations. → Read More

Organizations Linked to Chinese Military Are a Cash Cow for American Colleges

Chinese military-linked entities, including those behind extensive cyber attacks and espionage, funneled at least $88 million into U.S. universities over the course of six years, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of federal records. → Read More

Dems Water Down China Provisions in Defense Bill

House Democrats stripped down an anti-China bill that unanimously passed in the Senate by removing language reining in Chinese government influence on U.S. campuses. → Read More

GOP Women Fuel House Gains

More than 20 Republican women are headed to the House, including six who flipped seats to the GOP on election night. → Read More

Maine Dem Refused to Spare Small Businesses From Taxes on COVID Relief

Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon's refusal to reopen the Maine state legislature has stalled efforts to amend the state's tax code to exempt federal COVID business loans from taxation. Without the amendments, small businesses might be forced to pay millions in taxes for participating in the Paycheck Protection Program. → Read More

Senator: College Board Gave Chinese Influence Op Advanced Placement in U.S. High Schools

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) is demanding that the College Board explain its decades-long partnership with a Chinese front group that has allowed Beijing to influence thousands of American students. → Read More

'Economist' Failed to Disclose Lucrative Beijing Ties

The Economist provided sympathetic coverage of a Chinese tech giant widely considered a national security risk without disclosing the publication’s lucrative business relationship with the firm that spanned nearly a decade. → Read More

Detroit Activists: Gary Peters 'Hasn't Shown Up' in Black Communities

Sen. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) has done little community outreach to Detroit's African-American community and previously hired few black staffers during his tenure, weakening his appeal to a crucial demographic in his Senate race against a black challenger, according to African-American community leaders. → Read More

Pro-Trump Union Blasts Biden for Lying About Endorsement

A top official at one of Pennsylvania's most powerful labor groups slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for falsely boasting of the union's endorsement. Shawn Steffee, a trustee with Boilermakers Local 154, said that his members were shocked to hear the Democratic nominee claim their support on national television. While Biden claimed to have "sat ... → Read More

For Mark Kelly, Attending Forum Hosted by CCP Was the Beginning of Lucrative Relationship with China

The Chinese government invited then-astronaut Mark Kelly, now an Arizona Democratic Senate candidate, to an all-expense-paid retreat at a countryside resort in 2003. He left China five days later not only with a future spouse, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D., Ariz.), but also with lucrative regime business contacts. → Read More

Pelosi Stonewalls Bill That Would Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S.

House Dems are blocking a bill that will curtail the influence of the Confucius Institute, stymying bipartisan legislation unanimously passed by the Senate. → Read More

Firefighters Call For Change As Feds Probe Union Corruption

Firefighters are reeling after the FBI launched a probe into their union president, a Biden ally who allegedly embezzled over $1 million from the union. → Read More

Black Clergy Take Aim at NBA and Nike for Chinese Slave Labor

A black Detroit pastor is teaming up with other minority clergymen to condemn Nike, the National Basketball Association, and other multinational corporations for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement while profiteering from slave labor in China. → Read More

NYT Quietly Scrubs Chinese Propaganda

The New York Times quietly deleted hundreds of Chinese propaganda articles that the Chinese Communist Party paid to publish on its website. → Read More

Chinese Propaganda Campaign Blames Pandemic on U.S. Army Facility Closed in 1969

Chinese propagandists are casting blame for the coronavirus pandemic on a U.S. military research lab that shuttered its biowarfare division more than 50 years ago. → Read More