18 kids, killed in a school fire. Locked dorm room doors blocked their chance to escape. Now, their families are being silenced — and made to sign compensation agreements. Armed police, caged pigeons, K-9 dogs… that’s the scene ahead of the Chinese Communist Party’s anniversary party. The regime is turning 100 in just a few days — and is kicking off the milestone with extravagant ceremonies, funded by taxpayers. Hong Kong authorities arrest a senior journalist at the airport. He was trying to leave the city for the UK. The man had worked for now-closed pro-democracy newspaper #AppleDaily. And foreign correspondents working for China’s state-run media may actually double as #Spies. This, according to a former editor-in-chief for a Chinese media outlet. He says he’s issued media IDs to Chinese intelligence personnel.