Ukraine Initiated Judicial Proceedings to
Ban Communist Party
On July 8, the Ukraine officially launched legal proceedings
to ban the Communist Party.
According to the VOA report, Ukrainian Justice Minister
Petrenko announced that the Justice Ministry has asked
Kiev’s District Administrative Court to ban the country’s
According to reports, evidence received in court supporting
this action is made up of written material, and video footage.
All documents can prove that the Communist Party supported
the pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions.
They participated in the activities to split the country.
Petrenko expects maximum transparency on the judicial
process about the banning of the Communist Party.
The Ukrainian National Security director said the evidence is
enough to completely ban Communist Party activities.
Woeser Under House Arrest During the US-China Dialogue
On July 9, US Secretary of State Kerry and Finance Minister
Lou Jacob attended the sixth round of China-US Strategic and
Economic Dialogue in Beijing.
Meanwhile China-Tibetan woman writer Woeser is under
house arrest by the Chinese authorities because of their arrival.
Woeser posted on Facebook and Twitter, that she and her
husband got home at 6pm.
Beijing State Security arrived at 7pm.
They said the couple is not allowed to go outside for reasons
Woeser also posted a picture under her personal blog.
The picture is of state security standing on guard in
front of her home elevator.
Woeser believes she is under house arrest may be because she
was invited by the US Embassy to the Wednesday dinner.
Last March, Woeser was awarded the 2013 annual International
Women of Courage Award by the US State Department.
She was being monitored and was without her passport so
could not go to Washington to accept the award.
Secretary of State Warren wrote a letter to her specifically.
Taiwan Tests Chinese Traditional Medicine. 80% are Fakes
Taiwan’s Food Drug Administration published results of
Chinese traditional medicine tested in the past four years.
Eighty percent of Chinese traditional medicines that are made
in China when tested were found to contain Western medicine.
According to the July 9 BBC Chinese network report, most
western ingredients in these Chinese traditional medicines
are aphrodisiacs and painkillers.
Taiwan Food and Drug Department study leader Chen Huifang
said the test results have been sent to the mainland authorities;
But it’s unclear if the Chinese authorities
will investigate or punish.
According to Taiwan regulations, people with unauthorized
traditional Chinese medicine or using imported western drugs
in traditional Chinese medicine can be imprisoned for up to
10 years or fined up to ten million Taiwan dollars.
The person who sells such medicine can be imprisoned for up
to 5 years or fined up to 5 million Taiwan dollars.