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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China’s interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam’s long-standing exploration and production activities. “China’s repeated provocative actions aimed at the offshore oil and gas development of other claimant states threatens regional energy security and undermines the free and open Indo-Pacific energy market,” the State Department said in a statement. Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump’s easing of curbs on the Chinese firm. The legislation would among other things bar the removal of the massive telecommunications equipment firm from a Commerce Department trade blacklist without House and Senate approval, and let Congress disallow waivers granted to U.S. companies doing business with the company. The...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump’s easing of curbs on the Chinese firm. The legislation would among other things bar the removal of the massive telecommunications equipment firm from a Commerce Department trade blacklist without House and Senate approval, and let Congress disallow waivers granted to U.S. companies doing business with the company. The...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration would investigate accusations that Google worked with the Chinese government, but gave no other details in his early morning tweet on Tuesday. Representatives for Google could not be immediately reached for comment on Trump’s comments, which follow accusations from one of his supporters, entrepreneur and Facebook Inc board member Peter Thiel. Source

(Reuters) - The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States’ rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country’s trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters. The push comes weeks after China threatened to curb exports to the United States of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used to build fighter jets, tanks and a range of consumer...

A poster was taken down because it perpetuated homophobic myths and stereotypes. Image via Weibo from SCMB.com After outrage on various social media platforms, an HIV awareness poster was removed from Hengxian No.2 High School for having a “harm of homosexuality” column, according to Global Times. An employee at the high school was responsible for putting up the poster as part of an AIDS prevention campaign that the school was participating in. The employee, however, did not closely review the contents...

Photo by Sayo Garcia on Unsplash Gay men are feeling lonely and rejected in China. A new study by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa says that Chinese gay men ages 25-29 are eight times more likely to feel criticized and rejected in their country than men ages 20 and down. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, was created as a part of public health researchers’ wish to understand LGBTQ people. Knowing the mental health...

You may not realize this, but China is the world’s largest manufacturer of Christian Bibles. That means that most U.S. bookstores purchase items made by Chinese manufacturers before selling them to consumers. President Donald Trump, a darling of evangelical Christian voters, has been threatening a trade war with China since his 2016 presidential campaign and recently announced tariffs of 25 percent or “much higher” on Chinese goods. Among the goods that’d be affected are printed materials and thus, you guessed...
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The Queen biopic is to be shown in selective theatres in China without any homosexual content. If it's popular, it could be picked up for a wider release. Bohemian Rhapsody is already on illegal streaming sites and torrent sites in China. According to The Hollywood Reporter, all footage will be cut from the Chinese release, along with those depicting drug use. "Showing excessive drinking, smoking and other bad habits" is one of the banned reasons in State Administration of Press,...
ChineseOfficers-Pride

Video of security guards attacking two Chinese women at an LGBTQ event in Beijing has sparked outrage online. This past Sunday, LGBTQ people and supporters gathered at the 798 district in Beijing, which is known for its art. At the time, people were gathering to hand out rainbow badges to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia. Unfortunately, that would then incite a homophobic attack of its own. Two security guards stopped the organizer of the event from walking further down district...
Eurovision

The state broadcaster blurred rainbow flags in the crowd and removed the Irish performance altogether Eurovision banned the airing of this year’s final in China after it censored several moments in the semi-final including, LGBTI content. The singing competition blocked China’s Mango TV from airing the second semi-final after it did not air Ireland’s performance. The song by Ryan O’Shaughnessy featured two male dancers acting out a romantic storyline. Mango TV also blurred rainbow flags in the crowd and the tattoos of...
LookingForRohmer

China just had its first gay film with a wide release across the country, but many a more disappointed than excited. Last year, the Chinese censorship organization announced that they would allow gay film “Looking for Rohmer” to get a wide release across the country. This surprising act of tolerance and acceptance confused many as China’s actions towards gay content flips from intolerant to tolerant depending on the day. But now that the film is out in theaters, some feel that...

Fan Chunlin is a 30-year-old Shanghai citizen who just filed a lawsuit Wednesday demanding China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) to specify why gay content has been banned from tv and the internet. Thankfully, Beijing’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court has accepted this case, will hold hearings, and will come to a decision within the next six months. Fan’s lawsuit is a reaction to the policy placed last summer that banned gay content on the internet. Fan’s...
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“We have every right to be here," said one mother, "I’m here to find a boyfriend for my son." At the Shanghai’s famous “marriage market,” parents of young singles exchange fliers with their offsprings’ details, in hope of landing them a mate. But on Saturday, when parents of gay singles tried to join in, they were met with hostility from other “shoppers,” and were ultimately escorted out by police. Eleven parents participated in the event, organized by the local PFLAG chapter...

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The 2018 Oscars race has begun. The trailer for the gay conversion drama, Boy Erased, is finally here, and grab some tissues because it is...

Terrell Joseph and Jarius Goudeau have gone through a rollercoaster ride as they tried to become parents. Terrell (above, left) had grown up around children...