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Belarus opposition leader: Russia wanted to invade Belarus

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8 mn read Since the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the international community has been quick to condemn it. However, according to formerly secret Russian military documents recently released by the Ukrainian Intelligence Service, when Belarusian dictator and Putin’s ally Alexander Lukashenko was facing massive protests over the use of “election fraud” to extend his presidency back in 2020, Putin originally planned to invade and occupy Belarus to avoid the overthrow of Lukashenko’s regime. Putin’s regime has been working to support Lukashenko and cool the opposition since then. Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a candidate for the 2020 presidential election in Belarus, answered questions about the situation in Belarus during a session with Eat News at an online event.

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Exclusive: Ex-Slovenian President on What’s Next for Eastern Europe After Ukraine Invasion

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9 mn read The Russian invasion of Ukraine, now ongoing for over 10 weeks, has caused deaths and injuries to Ukrainian and Russian soldiers and civilians and has also led to a global price spike. Being closest to the war zone, Eastern Europe has been most directly affected. In an exclusive interview with Eat News, Danilo Türk, former president of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012 and current president of Club de Madrid, the world’s largest forum of former heads of state, analyzes recent elections in Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, and France.

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Exclusive: Would a Taiwan Strait war be the same as the Russo-Ukrainian War?  Former Catalan MP: Taiwan should be worried but also breathe a sigh of relief

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5 mn read It has been more than a month since Russia invaded Ukraine. Although Ukraine is fighting alone and has received material support from Western democracies, including military weapons, Russian troops continue to encircle Kyiv east, south, and north. Taiwan, which is in a similar situation to Ukraine, is also listed as a “tinderbox” by the international media. In an interview with Eat News, Alfons López Tena, a former member of the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary and a former member of the Catalan Parliament, said that Taiwan should be worried but also breathe a sigh of relief.

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Exclusive: Uyghurs Condemn Former Leader of Taiwan’s Largest Opposition Party for Denying Xinjiang Concentration Camps

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6 mn read In an interview with the Deutsche Welle, Hong Hsiu-chu, former vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of China on Taiwan and former chairwoman of the Kuomintang, questioned the authenticity of the reports “forced labor of Uyghurs” and the “killing of Uyghurs” by the Chinese Communist regime in Xinjiang, when asked about the detention of Uyghurs in re-education camps. Hong stressed that she will be visiting a re-education camp in Xinjiang this year and that she believes that seeing is believing. In response, Eat News interviewed many Uyghur leaders, who severely condemned Hong’s remarks.

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Exclusive: Will right-leaning AfD party oppose on support China? And Dexit?

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5 mn read The German federal election of 2021 ended on September 26. The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) became the majority party with 25.7% of the vote, replacing the Union parties (Christian Democratic Union of Germany and Christian Social Union in Bavaria), which received only 24.1% of the vote. In comparison, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) received 14.7% and 11.5% of the vote, respectively, ranking third and fourth. The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a relatively right-wing party which formerly had 12.6% of the vote, received only 10.5% of the vote this time. After the election, Eat News exclusively interviewed AfD MP Jürgen Braun and asked him some tough questions.

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Exclusive: Who was the foreigner who sneaked into Tiananmen Square to protest the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

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7 mn read During Beijing 2008, there was a small protest at a hotel in Beijing and in Tiananmen Square. Among the protester was a Westerner who eluded the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and police and brought the human rights situation in China to the attention of the Western media in Beijing. Who was he? Thirteen years later, Eat News found this man in Los Angeles.

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Chinese Human Rights Lawyer’s Daughter Reveals Her Last Phone Call with Father Before He Disappeared

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4 mn read “In my fathers’s dream, a little girl knocked on his door, and she looked about seven or eight years old. She asked him if she could borrow his pen. But in the dream, my father didn’t have a computer. He didn’t know how to type. All he had as a weapon to defend himself was a pen. My father said to her, ‘This is the only thing I have, and I can’t give it to you.’ And the little girl said, ‘After I’ve done with this pen, I will give it back.'” This was the dream that Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng retold 4 years ago in is his last conversation with his daughter Grace Gao.

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Exclusive: Exiled Kazakh leader questions Communist China’s secret military bases in the country

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4 mn read China launched the “Belt and Road” in 2014 to counter Western countries led by the United States and the European Union in an attempt to expand its international influence through infrastructure development. Kazakh exile leader Serikzhan Bilash told Eat News that many Kazakh intellectuals, including himself, suspect that the Chinese Communist Party uses state-owned enterprises to cover secretly stationing armed personnel in Kazakhstan.

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Trump creates new sites to replace his blocked social accounts, can he maintain influence?

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5 mn read Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been blocked by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites since January for being accused of inciting his supporters to participate in Capitol Hill riots. After the incident, the emerging social platform Gab helped back up Trump’s original Twitter account @realDonaldTrump. Recently, Trump launched the Office of Donald J. Trump’s website and his personal website to launch the “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” platform. Does Trump’s strategy allow him to retain influence?

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Exclusive: Will the US Boycott Beijing Winter Olympics? Tea Party Leader Reminds China: the U.S. Boycotted Moscow 1980

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2 mn read More than 180 human rights organizations have called for a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics protest China’s mass human rights abuses. But the U.S. government, which leads the “free world,” has so far not supported the boycott it. In response, Michael Johns, a Tea Party leader and former speechwriter for U.S. President George H. W. Bush, reminded China in an interview with Eat News that the U.S. boycotted the Soviet-hosted Moscow Olympics in 1980. “It’s a big symbolic step.”

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