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Jan 07 07:22

NYSE Pulls Another Reversal, Says It Will Delist Chinese Firms

Announcing yet another reversal, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) said on Wednesday that it will delist three of China’s largest telecommunication companies to comply with an executive order President Trump signed in November.

The NYSE first announced its plan to delist China Mobile Ltd., China Telecom Corp Ltd., China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd. on New Year’s Eve, then said on Monday that it was reversing the decision.

Finally, on Wednesday, the NYSE said after the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) “provided additional, specific guidance” that it will go ahead with delisting the companies.

Jan 07 07:20

China’s Real Threat Is to America’s Ruling Ideology

Across the political spectrum, there is widespread agreement that America must get serious about the threat posed by China. As the Trump administration comes to a close, the State Department has just released a document called ‘The Elements of the China Challenge’. A distillation of conventional wisdom among national security experts and government officials, it argues that the U.S. needs a concerted effort to push back against Beijing. On its first page, the document tells us that “the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has triggered a new era of great-power competition.” If there was a major intellectual thread running through Trump’s foreign policy, or at least that of the people he appointed, it was that confronting China was the national security issue of our time.

Jan 07 06:48

China's "Unrestricted War" On The United States

In 1999 Colonel Qiao Liang and Colonel Wang Xiangsui wrote a book called Unrestricted Warfare. In this book, these officers, who were both active-duty officers in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) discussed the lessons learned from the Gulf War action in 1990. The book was published by the PLA Literature and Arts Publishing House in Beijing, which suggests official approval by the PLA Command.

Liang and Xiangsui recall the CNN broadcast of the dead American soldier in Mogadishu and how that broadcast caused an American pullout of Somalia, changing the world’s strategic situation.

This and other examples caused these officers to postulate another type of warfare they called unrestricted warfare, which crossed all of the spectrums of society and involved no rules. The authors listed 15 types of new warfare to be used in order to avoid the standard military conflict.

Jan 07 06:46

China Makes It Harder For US Spy Satellites To Spot Hypersonic Missiles

China's transporter erector launcher (TEL), which carries and fires DF-17 hypersonic missiles, has received a stealth camouflaged cover that makes it more challenging for the US and allies to identify via reconnaissance satellites, according to state-run newspaper Global Times.

TEL is a ground-based vehicle with an integrated prime mover (tractor unit) that can carry and elevate a DF-17 into a firing position.

The upgraded TEL was spotted in a video celebrating the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force last week and was published initially on the Chinese website 81.cn.

According to the video, the camouflaged missile transporter has a hypersonic missile encased inside a shell as it traverses desert terrain.

Jan 07 06:16

Out With the Trade War Against China, and In With the Culture War Against It

‘Now we can get back to normal.’ That was the sigh of relief, tinged with at least a frisson of Schadenfreude, with which many international-relations commentators greeted the defeat of President Trump. The subsequent arrival of effective Covid-19 vaccines added to their mild delight that an extraordinary final year of a singular four-year US presidency would soon be behind us.

Many think that Western politicians and diplomats can now revert to their postwar multilateralist ways, without having to deal with an unpredictable and erratic American president. No more unilateralist antics. No more disregard and contempt for America’s allies. And no more capricious provocation of China, with the dire potential consequence of a military standoff.

Jan 06 14:26

China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft will reach Mars orbit on February 10

China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover are speeding toward the Red Planet and preparing to arrive on Feb. 10, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has said.

Tianwen-1 has been in space for nearly 24 weeks and was around 81 million miles (130 million kilometers) from Earth and 5.15 million miles (8.3 million km) from Mars on Jan. 3 Beijing time, according to CNSA.

With all systems working normally, the spacecraft is due to enter Mars orbit on Feb. 10, according to China's CCTV news network. The five-ton spacecraft will perform a burn of its engines to slow it down enough to be captured by Mars" gravitational pull.

Jan 06 07:54

Former Head Of Chinese Financial Giant Sentenced To Death

China's courts have just offered up the latest example of just how little the Party cares about preserving human dignity and life. In keeping with China's heavy handed punishments against public corruption, a former chairman of one of the country's top 4 state-controlled asset managers was sentenced to death on Tuesday over allegations he accepted 1.8BN yuan (roughly $277M).

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Jan 06 07:48

Massive Study In China Proves Masks And Lockdowns Useless As Asymptomatic Transmission Of COVID-19 Does Not Occur

A study of almost 10 million people in Wuhan, China, found that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 did not occur at all, thus undermining the need for lockdowns, which are built on the premise of the virus being unwittingly spread by infectious, asymptomatic people:

Published in November in the scientific journal Nature Communications, the paper was compiled by 19 scientists, mainly from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, but also from scientific institutions across China as well as in the U.K. and Australia. It focused on the residents of Wuhan, ground zero for COVID-19, where 9,899,828 people took part in a screening program between May 14 and June 1, which provided clear results as to the possibility of any asymptomatic transmission of the virus.

Jan 06 07:14

Chinese Soldiers Outfitted With Digital Combat Device That Has "Self-Destruction Mode"

New Delhi Television has revealed that Chinese soldiers in the Tibet Military Region will soon be equipped with new digital systems embedded in their combat gear.

Chinese soldiers will be outfitted with satellite antennas on the helmets, new night-vision goggles, and a digital control terminal on the arm. They will also receive advanced body armor, a new navigation device, personal radio, camera module, audio converter, information processing, and power supply module.

While the upgrades sound nothing out of the ordinary, there was mention that the new combat gear would be outfitted with "self-destruction mode."

"More importantly, this system is equipped with a self-destruction device. If a soldier is seriously injured but does not want to be captured, activating the self-destruction device will not only maintain the dignity of the soldier, but the enemy will not be able to obtain any information about this system."

Jan 06 06:56

WHO ‘very disappointed’ China has not finalized visas for team investigating origins of coronavirus

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “very disappointed” that China had not yet approved plans for a WHO mission being deployed there to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus.

“Today we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalized the necessary permissions for the team’s arrival in China,” Tedros said Tuesday during a news conference in Geneva. “I have been in contact with senior Chinese officials, and I have once again made it clear the mission is a priority for the WHO.”

It was a rare critique of Beijing by Tedros, who critics say has not sufficiently held China to account for its initial efforts to downplay or cover up the virus.

Jan 05 11:20

'Measure how far US is from the South China Sea': Global Times editor shuts down Pompeo for noting China's distance from Arctic

The feud between Beijing and Washington escalated on Twitter after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disputed China's claim that it's a near-Arctic state.

On Sunday, Pompeo provoked China on the subject by tweeting: "I made clear that it is a communist fiction for China to be a 'near-Arctic nation' when you are 900 miles from the Arctic. This pangolin's nose under the Arctic tent went on for too long – we did what we do by calling out simple reality."

Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin shot back at Pompeo on Tuesday, however, politely suggesting that the secretary of state "measure how far [the] continental US is from the South China Sea."

Jan 05 05:49

House Republicans Appalled Pelosi Keeping Eric Swalwell on Intelligence Committee

House Republicans expressed disgust that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would keep Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on the House Intelligence Committee despite a recent Axios story revealing that he had deep ties to a suspected Chinese spy for several years as he was elected to Congress and began serving on the committee.

Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-CA) tweeted after the new Congress was sworn in on Sunday: “Unbelievable. Looks like Nancy Pelosi is keeping Rep. Eric Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee in the new Congress — even after his ties to a Chinese spy were exposed. Why do Democrats refuse to stand up to China?”

Jan 04 09:30

First 350km/h Freight Train the World Rolls Off the Assembly Line in China

A brand new 350 km/h high-speed freight electric multiple units (EMU) train, independently developed by China, rolled off the assembly line on Wednesday in Tangshan City of north China’s Hebei Province.

The development of the train was led by CRRC Tangshan Company and supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology’s key project “Advanced Rail Transport.”

Jan 03 07:30

Nigel Farage issues post Brexit China warning –‘Bigger threat than EU'

NIGEL FARAGE has warned China was "a bigger threat to our independence than EU" in a video posted on Twitter as he vowed to ensure "we are no longer dependent" on Beijing.

The leader of the Brexit party uploaded a video to the social media platform saying his “next campaign” had begun. In the caption accompanying the video, Mr Farage wrote: “Stopping China is the next big battle to fight.”

Speaking of his next “big challenge” after Brexit, Mr Farage said: “A bigger threat to our independence, our way of life, our liberty, and it is China.

“Those scenes last night as police officers went around London to make sure nobody got over the fence to celebrate in Trafalgar Square.”

Jan 02 07:31

China Denounces UK’s Plan to Sail Aircraft Carrier Into South China Sea

On Thursday, Beijing warned the UK against a plan to sail a new British aircraft carrier through the South China Sea.

In 2019, then-UK Defense Minister Gavin Williamson announced that the HMS Queen Elizabeth’s first operational mission will include a passage in the disputed South China Sea.

China’s Defense Ministry Spokesman Tan Kefei was asked about London’s plan on Thursday. “The Chinese side believes that the South China Sea should not become a sea of great power rivalry dominated by weapons and warships,” he said.

Jan 01 12:35

CCP deployed internet propaganda “army” to brainwash Americans about the coronavirus

It is the perfect Christmas gift for communist China, which aims for nothing more than the total destruction of the U.S. under the guise of a disease that, truth be told, is not even close to being as serious as authorities claim.

Jan 01 07:47

FARRELL: The Fang Fang Dossier

Democratic Congressional leaders are hoping that the alleged spy scandal swirling around California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell will just go away. They have successfully convinced the mainstream media that there is no story. Swalwell himself was confident enough to emerge on Twitter to suggest that any Republican who questions the validity of the 2020 election is a “traitor.” That level of tone-deafness from Swalwell is stunning but hardly surprising, given his history.

Swalwell’s longstanding relationship with alleged communist Chinese spy Christine Fang – also known by the Bond-villianesque moniker Fang Fang – is a case study in foreign intelligence penetration. Swalwell met Fang while he was a city councilman in Dublin, California, in 2011. Fang helped him get reelected to Congress in 2014 and helped place an intern in his office.

Dec 31 07:49

Tensions Between China and India May Soon Rise as Trump Approves Historic Tibet Act

US President Donald Trump signed into law on Sunday the historic Tibet bill. US Congress had passed this bill on December 21. The Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA), which supports Tibet in key areas, even includes possible sanctions against Chinese authorities should they try to appoint the next Dalai Lama themselves and calls for building an international coalition to ensure such appointment is only carried out by the Tibetan Buddhist community. The bill has bipartisan support and demands Beijing allow Washington to set up a consulate in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. Finally, it has safety provisions regarding the Tibetan environment calling for greater international cooperation to monitor this issue besides providing funds.

Dec 31 07:36

India, China reach no ‘meaningful result’ from talks over border conflict

ndia says no “meaningful” solution has been reached with China to a standoff over a section of their Himalayan border, despite several rounds of diplomatic and military talks that were held to de-escalate the border tensions between the nuclear armed neighbors.

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that there had been “no meaningful result” from the several rounds of talks, which aimed to de-escalate tensions that prompted both sides to ramp up their military presence across the border.

The two sides moved troops, weapons, and supplies to the high-altitude desert region after a deadly clash at the Line of Actual Control killed 20 Indian soldiers back in June.

Dec 31 07:14

EU agreed new trade deal with China in move likely to INFURIATE Joe Biden

THE EUROPEAN UNION has agreed "in principle" a major investment pact with China which risks putting the bloc on a collision course with Joe Biden's incoming administration.

On Wednesday European Commission and Council presidents Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel backed the agreement at a video conference with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron were also on the call.

Dec 30 08:09

Only we can lock up journalists and get away with it, UK embassy warns China

The UK is railing against China's persecution of journalist Zhang Zhan. But back at home, Julian Assange is under lock and key at Belmarsh prison for speaking the truth.

The British embassy in Beijing published a scathing statement against China for sentencing a citizen journalist to four years in prison on Monday, raising concerns about “media freedom” in the country.

What it failed to mention, however, is that back at home the British government is currently persecuting its own journalist – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“The case of Zhang Zhan – who was arrested for her reporting on Covid-19 in Wuhan earlier this year and today sentenced to four years – raises serious concerns about media freedom in China,” declared the embassy, adding that Zhang is “one of at least 47 journalists currently in detention in China.”

Dec 30 07:10

US Turns Tide on Huawei, Ending CCP’s 5G Master Plan

The Trump administration scored a victory against the regime in Beijing this year through its “Clean Network” campaign that booted Huawei Technologies Co. out of critical telecommunications infrastructure in many countries.

The effort, while not well-publicized, secured an array of commitments from governments to exclude untrusted vendors from their fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks. As of this month, more than 50 nations, representing over two-thirds of the world’s economy, and 180 telecom companies had joined the “Clean Network” initiative led by the U.S. government.

The alliance includes 26 of the 27 EU member states, as well as technologically advanced countries such as Japan, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, New Zealand, and India.

This triumph for the U.S. government seemed unthinkable at the beginning of this year, as the Chinese telecom giant, a dominant player in the global 5G market, seemed unbeatable.

Dec 30 07:00

Navy challenges Vietnamese claims to seas around resort island in South China Sea

The USS John S. McCain conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea on Thursday, the second such mission in a week, according to the Navy’s 7th Fleet.

The guided-missile destroyer was sent to challenge Vietnam’s “excessive maritime claims” in the Con Dao Islands, about 150 miles south of Ho Chi Minh City, the 7th Fleet said in a statement the same day.

The Con Dao archipelago is made up of 16 islands, most of which are uninhabited, according to Vietnam-guide.com. The main island, Con Son, is home to several beach resorts and fishing villages.

“The ship conducted normal operations within Vietnam’s claimed territorial seas to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access and navigational freedoms consistent with international law,” the 7th Fleet said in the statement.

Dec 30 06:57

STUNNING: All Major Western Media Outlets Take ‘Private Dinners’, ‘Sponsored Trips’ From Chinese Communist Propaganda Front

A host of corporate media outlets including CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and MSNBC have participated in private dinners and sponsored trips with the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a Chinese Communist Party-funded group seeking to garner “favorable coverage” and “disseminate positive messages” regarding China, The National Pulse can reveal.

Other outlets involved in the propaganda operation include Forbes, the Financial Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Reuters, ABC News, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, AFP, TIME magazine, LA Times, The Hill, BBC, and The Atlantic.

The relationship is revealed in the Department of Justice’s Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings, which reveal a relationship spanning over a decade between establishment media outlets and the China–United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF).

Dec 30 06:57

REVEALED: Hillary Clinton Met With CCP ‘Undercover Intel Ops’ Group While Bill Floated Paid Speeches

A delegation from a Chinese Communist Party-run think tank identified by the U.S. government as carrying out “undercover intelligence gathering” operations and seeking to coerce foreign actors into backing the Chinese Communist Party’s “preferred policies” met with Hillary Clinton and a host of high-level military leaders during the Obama-Biden administration, The National Pulse can reveal.

The exchange with the controversial group – China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) – occurred in October of 2009, while Clinton was serving as Secretary of State. The CAIFC delegation, composed of China’s former top military leaders, visited Clinton after stopping in Hawaii to meet with American generals.

Dec 29 12:02

Explosive Report Alleges Extensive Use Of Forced Labor At Apple Suppliers In China

As Apple continues to lobby against the Uygher Forced Labor Prevention Act, a bill intended to punish Chinese companies that utilize forced labor from the persecuted Muslim minority group, the Washington Post has just rolled out a lengthy investigation, conducted in partnership with a human-rights group, exposing Apple suppliers' links to forced labor.

Breaking news that threatens to revive the outrage over the fraught ethical status of Apple's supply chain. 10 years ago, when stories about Foxconn's labor abuses first emerged, coverage seemed to focus on macabre stories of long shifts, low pay and suicide nets strung up around manufacturing facilities to stop workers from leaping to their deaths.

Dec 29 11:58

How U.S. Financed 'Human Rights' Organizations Create Anti-Chinese Headlines

During my daily skimming of the main stream media I at times detect news items that seem of little public interest but are widely published. These pieces are often suspiciously similar to each other and seem to come from the 'Mighty Wurlitzer':

In 1967 the magazine "Ramparts" ran an expose revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency had been secretly funding and managing a wide range of citizen front groups intended to counter communist influence around the world.
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CIA official Frank Wisner called the operation his "mighty Wurlitzer," on which he could play any propaganda tune.

Today's 'Mighty Wurlitzer' song is played simultaneously by all major outlets:

Dec 29 09:59

Covid 20 pro has been released

Dec 29 08:26

Vaccine makers might need insurance

Experts have welcomed a draft regulation on compulsory insurance for Chinese vaccine manufacturers, saying it will better protect the legal rights of vaccine recipients and strengthen oversight of the industry.

The draft regulation, released by the National Medical Products Administration for a month's public consultation earlier this month, includes mandatory liability insurance for all licensed vaccine suppliers on the Chinese mainland to ensure they can provide compensation for recipients injured or killed by substandard vaccines.

It mandates the establishment of a nationwide minimum liability limit, with at least 500,000 yuan ($74,800) in compensation for a death and indemnities for injuries determined by appraisal results.

Dec 29 07:48

Bass Blasts "Deeply Corrupt" EU Over Imminent Landmark China Investment Deal

In contrast to the EU, the US Congress passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in June 2019, and on September 22, 2020, the US House of Representatives passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

As The Gatestone Institute's Judith Bergman notes, the US has sanctioned at least 28 Chinese officials over their actions in Xinjiang. The list includes senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials, such as current Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) Party Secretary Chen Quanguo, who executes Chinese government policy in the region. He is also the current First Political Commissar of the XPCC, a role in which he has exercised control over the entity.

Dec 29 07:43

"The Elements Of The China Challenge": A Reply To Critics

The paper argues that the core of the challenge consists of the concerted efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to reconfigure world order to serve the CCP’s authoritarian interests and aims. It explains the errors that nourished the hope on both the right and the left that economic liberalization in China, coupled with Western engagement and incorporation of Beijing into international organizations, would bring about China’s political liberalization. It describes the characteristic practices of the communist dictatorship, traces China’s brazen programs of economic co-optation and coercion in every region of the world, examines the Marxist-Leninist dogma and hyper-nationalist beliefs that provide the intellectual sources of the CCP’s quest for global supremacy, and surveys China's vulnerabilities -- both those endemic to authoritarian regimes and those specific to the People’s Republic of China. In conclusion, the paper lays out a framework for securing freedom.

Dec 29 07:41

China To Overtake US By 2028; Ushering In Dollar's Demise? 

Americans must wake up to the ugly reality that China will overtake the U.S. to become the world's largest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously anticipated, after weathering the virus pandemic much better than Western countries, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a UK-based consultancy group.

In 2017, CEBR initially reported that China would surpass the U.S. to become the world's largest economy by 2032. However, the pandemic and corresponding economic fallout have rapidly brought forward the economic power shift from West to East.

Dec 29 07:40

Trump's Parting Shot: China Rips Pro-Taiwan & Tibet Measures In Spending Package

China has reacted fiercely to what it says is anti-China language and policies contained in the huge $2.3 trillion spending package President Trump signed Sunday night, namely centered on Tibet Policy and Support Act and the Taiwan Assurance Act.

China's foreign affairs minister Zhao Lijian expressed the Chinese Communist Party's anger, saying the country is "resolutely opposed" to the two measures as they unfairly "target China" and constitute blatant interference in its own foreign affairs and relations.

Dec 29 07:38

Joe Biden Calls For ‘Modernizing’ US Defenses to Face Russia and China

In a speech on Monday, Joe Biden stressed the need for “modernizing” US defense capabilities in the face of threats from China and Russia. Biden also addressed the recently discovered hack of the software company SolarWinds that affected several government agencies.

Biden said he spoke with a member of his transition team about the “different strategic challenges we’re gonna face from both Russia and China and the reforms we must make to put ourselves in the strongest possible position to meet those challenges.” He said those reforms include “modernizing our defense priorities to better deter aggression in the future.”

“We have to be able to innovate, to reimagine our defenses against growing threats in new realms like cyberspace,” Biden said. “We’re still learning about the extent of the SolarWinds hack and the vulnerabilities that have been exposed. As I said last week, this attack constitutes a grave risk to our national security.”

Dec 29 07:37

US President-elect Joe Biden calls for stronger trade coalitions against China, as EU seems close to a deal

US President-elect Joe Biden called on Monday for stronger coalitions against China on the trade and economic fronts, even as the European Union appeared close to a bilateral investment agreement with Beijing.

“As we compete with China and hold China’s government accountable for its abuses on trade, technology, human rights and other fronts, our position will be much stronger when we build coalitions of like-minded partners and allies,” said Biden, who will assume office on January 20.

“On any issue that matters to the US-China relationship – from pursuing a foreign policy for the middle class, including a trade and economic agenda that protects American workers, our intellectual property and the environment – to ensuring security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, to championing human rights – we are stronger and more effective when we are flanked by nations that share our vision,” Biden said.

Dec 29 07:37

Australian Senator Predicts War Between US and China in ‘Three to Five Years’

With US-China relations at their lowest point in decades, one of Washington’s closest allies in the Pacific is gearing up for a potential war between the two superpowers. In an interview with Australia’s Seven News, Australian Senator Jim Molan said he expects a conflict to break out soon.

“We are likely in the next three to five years or in the next five to ten years to be involved in a war between China and the United States,” Molan said. The senator made the comments while discussing the budget and capabilities of Australia’s military. “The ADF (Australian Defense Forces) has never been better than it is now,” he said.

Molan voiced his concern over Washington’s current military capabilities, particularly the size of the US Navy. “In 1991, the US Navy was 600 warships strong. Now it’s less than 300,” he said.

Dec 29 07:19

China foreign ministry says firmly rejects new U.S. law on Tibet policy

The Chinese foreign ministry on Monday said it firmly rejected new U.S. legislation on Tibet signed into law by President Donald Trump over the weekend.

Tibet-related issues are domestic affairs, Zhao Lijian, a ministry spokesman, said at a regular media briefing.

The Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020 calls for the establishment of a U.S. consulate in Lhasa and the absolute right of Tibetans to choose a successor to the Dalai Lama.

Dec 29 07:01

China’s economy predicted to outgrow US’ by 2028 – ironically, Trump’s trade war & Covid response only speed that process up

In contemporary history the US hasn’t faced a rival that could outperform it both economically and militarily. The rise of China, combined with the US’ poor response to the Covid pandemic, stands as a game changer.

A recent study by a Britishthink tank, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), states that China will surpass the US to become the world’s largest economy by 2028.

The report, not the only one of its kind making this forecast, had revised its projection forwards by five years, attributing the Covid-19 pandemic as a gamechanger which will take its toll on US growth in the long term.

Dec 29 06:57

Chinese State Media Defends Eric Swalwell, Claims Chinese Spy Report Is ‘Complete Fiction’

Chinese state-run media is claiming an Axios report alleging a Chinese spy developed extensive ties with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is “complete fiction.”

Global Times, a Communist Chinese Party-controlled media outlet, published a report recently that claimed Axios’ report was “a tale cooked up” to “poison China-US relations,” citing a “source.”

The Chinese outlet falsely reported that Swalwell “denied the accusations.” The Global Times’ December 21 report stated: “One California politician Axios named was California Congressman Eric Swalwell, who denied the accusations and noted the report was political retaliation for his criticism and impeachment of the incumbent president.”

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Dec 29 06:42

While giving Americans $600, Congress sets aside $600 MILLION to fight Russia & China

The omnibus spending bill US President Donald Trump eventually agreed to sign gives Americans a pittance, but over $600 million to “counter the influence” of Russia and China and “promote democracy” in Europe and Asia.
The 5,593-page legislation bundled the coronavirus “stimulus” with general 2021 spending. It faced heavy criticism from across the US political spectrum last week, for funding all sorts of pet projects while giving Americans only a $600 individual payment. That’s half of what they got in April, and the only direct assistance to mitigate the economic damage of state-imposed lockdowns.

Dec 29 06:42

European Union Prepares Investment Pact with Communist China

EU member states gave political backing to Brussels’ planned investment pact with China on Monday, clearing the way for a deal between the world’s biggest economic blocs.

At a meeting of ambassadors, the German EU presidency noted that no member had “raised a stop sign and the way for a political endorsement was thus cleared”, a diplomat said.

The diplomats noted “recent positive developments” in negotiations, with China reportedly addressing concerns over the alleged use of forced labour on its farms.

Dec 28 12:32

Pompeo's response to China threat

Dec 27 20:04

COVID-19 Study of Almost Ten Million Finds No Evidence of Asymptomatic Spread, Media Quiet

A research paper published on November 20th highlights a case study of almost 10 million people in China. What the study found was there were 300 cases of Coronavirus in the population being carried without any symptoms at all. So the scientists then tracked the asymptomatic carriers. The contact tracing of 1,174 “close contacts” with the asymptomatic carriers showed ZERO transmission. Not a few, not a couple, but zero -none- not a single transmission of Coronavirus from a person without symptoms.

The conclusion is not that asymptomatic spread is rare or that the science is uncertain. The study revealed something that hardly ever happens in these kinds of studies. There was not one documented case. Forget rare. Forget even Fauci’s previous suggestion that asymptomatic transmission exists but not does drive the spread. Replace all that with: never. At least not in this study for 10,000,000.

Dec 27 05:19

China-US Pressure Strains Tech Sector

Dec 26 12:43

Zoom gave our info to China

Dec 26 04:59

Rickards: China Has Infiltrated America

Dec 25 18:52

Trump Tweets Video Exposing CCP

Dec 24 07:58

Exclusive: Venezuela resumes direct oil shipments to China despite U.S. sanctions

Venezuela has resumed direct shipments of oil to China after U.S. sanctions sent the trade underground for more than a year, according to Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data and internal documents from state company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

Chinese state companies China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and its listed subsidiary PetroChina - long among PDVSA's top customers - stopped loading crude and fuel at Venezuelan ports in August 2019 after Washington extended its sanctions on PDVSA to include any companies trading with the Venezuelan state firm. https://reut.rs/36ZyATv

The imposition of the sanctions was part of a push by the Trump administration to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but they failed to completely halt the South American nation's oil exports or to loosen Maduro's grip on power.

Dec 24 07:58

Venezuela: China sends ninth shipment of medical supplies to combat coronavirus

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the ninth planeload of medical supplies from was delivered to Venezuela from China in order to help the state in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The planeload included "medicines and medical products," including" rapid tests and an oxygen concentrator," stated Chinese Ambassador to Venezuela Li Baorong.

Li emphasized the significance of joint efforts at a time when "the pandemic is spreading and the recession of the world economy deepening," as he was talking at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in the capital city Caracas.

Dec 24 07:44

WW3: UK-China relations to COLLAPSE as Beijing genocide row brings tensions to knife edge

RELATIONS between the UK and China could collapse following a House of Lords amendment that would give British courts the power to rule on whether Beijing is committing genocide in Xinjiang.

Dec 24 07:27

EU Tech Companies Reportedly Furious at US for Shutting Them Out of China to Get Competitive Edge

The US has slapped Chinese technology companies with multiple rounds of sanctions, recently adding Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s biggest microchip maker, to its technology exports blacklist. All this while the Treasury has granted exemptions to US tech giants, allowing them to continue to do business with the PRC.

European diplomats and tech executives are becoming "increasingly frustrated" with America’s unilateral sanctions against China, and fear that the restrictions are barring the bloc’s companies from entering the Chinese market, thus giving American firms enjoying exemptions a competitive advantage, the Financial Times has reported, citing business and diplomatic sources.

“So far, US companies have been given licenses to supply Huawei, while European suppliers cannot,” one anonymous executive told the newspaper.

Dec 23 17:33

Facebook fact-checker is funded by the Chinese

It turns out that at one of the so-called “fact-checkers” used by Facebook is, in fact, partially funded by the Chinese.

Lead Stories, one of Facebook’s most prolific fact-checkers of U.S. content, is actually partially funded by TikTok, a social media platform owned by a Chinese company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). TikTok is currently being investigated by U.S. officials as a possible national security threat.

A report by The Epoch Times says that Lead Stories has been also been contracted by TikTok owners ByteDance for “fact-checking related work,” referring to TikTok’s announcement earlier this year that it had partnered with several organizations to supposedly “reduce the spread of misinformation.”

Dec 23 16:32

Biden’s Cabinet is going to be the U.S. branch office of the Chinese Communist Party

Blinken is just the first of what it appears will be a Cabinet full of minions of the Chinese Communist Party. These are not patriotic Americans wise to the ways of the CCP and determined to protect us from them,” Faddis writes. “To the contrary, these are men and women who are fully supportive of China’s ambition to supplant the United States as the dominant power on the globe.”

Dec 23 11:13

Huge ball of fire 'falls from the sky and crashes into a Chinese county', leaving locals stunned

A giant fireball has been spotted flashing across the sky and crashing into a county in southern China.

Footage taken by stunned locals shows an unidentified object exploding into a blazing sphere as it plunges at a fast speed towards the earth.

It is not immediately clear what the ball of fire is, but local media are suggesting the possibility of a very bright meteor. No casualties have been reported.

WEBMASTER ADDITION: From the flat trajectory I would say it is more likely de-orbiting space junk.

Dec 23 10:43

Lin Wood-WHAT CHINA IS TRYING TO DO!

Dec 23 09:40

Russian and Chinese bombers fly joint patrol over Pacific

Russian and Chinese bombers flew a joint patrol mission over the Western Pacific Tuesday in a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing.

The Russian military said that a pair of its Tu-95 strategic bombers and four Chinese H-6K bombers flew over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the joint mission was intended to “develop and deepen the comprehensive Russia-China partnership, further increase the level of cooperation between the two militaries, expand their ability for joint action and strengthen strategic stability.”

The ministry added that the patrol flight “wasn't directed against any third countries.”

Dec 23 07:16

BOMBSHELL TRUTH HOW CHINA'S CCP CONTROLS THE US DEEPSTATE! MUST WATCH

Dec 23 07:05

Pharmaceutical factory on fire after explosion: 2 injured

An explosion at a pharmaceutical factory in Taoyuan City left two injured and caused a fire early this afternoon, December 20.

People as far as Tamsui District in New Taipei City reported hearing the massive blast shortly after noon. Immediately after the blast, thick black smoke could be seen pouring out of the SCI Pharmtech factory.

Firefighters responding to the fire found two people injured. A 30-year-old foreign migrant worker suffered third-degree burns to 80%-90% of his body, and is described as being in a critical condition.

A 40-year-old man suffered a burn to one hand. Both men were sent to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Dec 22 07:45

US Publishes List of Chinese and Russian Firms With Alleged Military Ties

On Monday, the US Commerce Department published a list of Chinese and Russian companies, claiming the firms have military ties. The list will restrict the sale of US goods and technology to the firms by requiring US exporters to obtain a license.

The list includes 58 Chinese companies and 45 Russian companies. The list is the latest move by the Trump administration that targets Chinese companies. Last week, the US added over 60 Chinese firms to a similar list that also restricts US exports under the guise of national security. Last week’s move included China’s top chipmaker, SMIC.

The Trump administration is enacting a series of hardline policies against Beijing in its final days. Some believe the actions are intended to box in the incoming Biden administration. If Joe Biden reverses the moves, he would appear soft on China.

Dec 22 07:32

China says firmly opposes U.S. bill that could remove Chinese firms from U.S. exchanges

China said on Monday it firmly opposed U.S. President Trump signing a bill that would kick Chinese companies off U.S. stock exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards, saying it contains discriminatory provisions against Chinese companies.

“This is nothing but an unjustified political crackdown on Chinese enterprises listed in the United States,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a daily new briefing in Beijing.

“It will seriously hinder the normal listing of Chinese companies and distort the basic market economy rules that the U.S. has always touted,” Wang said.

Dec 22 07:21

China Restricts Electricity Use Amid Coal Shortage

Despite the swift industrial recovery from the pandemic, factories in areas in China are working only part-time, and residents in several provinces are asked to save electricity, while authorities are turning off street lights and billboards, warning of coal shortages this winter.

In at least three provinces in China, authorities have ordered limits on electricity use, saying there could be shortages of coal, The New York Times reports. At the same time, Chinese authorities vehemently deny that the potential shortages have had anything to do with the diplomatic spat with Australia, which has turned into a true energy trade war, with China banning imports of coal from one of its major suppliers (last week we reported that "China Endures Worsening Electricity Shortages In Name Of Punishing Australia").

Dec 22 06:53

John Pilger on The New Cold War With China, American Exceptionalism, Biden’s Victory, Coronavirus

Dec 21 12:41

US House Intelligence Panel Chief Slams Trump For Blaming China Instead of Russia for Massive Hack

Several lawmakers on both sides of the aisle previously reiterated accusations levelled by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who claimed that it was "pretty clear" that Russia was behind the cyberattack on several government institutions. However, Trump appeared to disagree with him, suggesting that China might be the culprit.

The chairman of the House Committee on Intelligence, Democrat Adam Schiff, has blasted President Donald Trump in an interview with MSNBC over POTUS’ alleged downplaying of Russia's supposed role in the recent cyberattacks on the US government and pointing the finger at China instead.

"It [is] just uniformly destructive and deceitful, and injurious [...] to our national security", Schiff said, commenting the president's earlier tweets on the matter.

Dec 21 06:43

Today’s China Espionage Scandals Revive The Gouzenko Hoax That Unleashed The Cold War

Today, a new coordinated psychological operation has been sprung to convince every living patriot across the Five Eyes sphere of influence that the enemy of the free world who lurks behind every conspiracy to overthrow governments, and western values is…China.

Over the past weeks, a surge in slanderous, and often conjectural stories of Chinese subversion has repeatedly been fed to a gullible western audience desperate for an enemy image to attach to their realization that an obvious long-term conspiracy has been unleashed to destroy their lives. While the left has been fed with propaganda designed to convince them that this enemy has taken the form of the Kremlin, the conservative consumers of media have been fed with the narrative that the enemy is China.

Dec 21 06:38

UK defence chief says he wants to beat Russia & China ‘at their own game’ with focus on ‘?yber escalation’ below war threshold

The UK needs to “beat” Russia and China “at their own game”, General Sir Nick Carter, Britain’s defence chief, told the Times newspaper after outlining an ‘up-to-date’ strategy that appears to be rooted in Cold War mentality.

Cyber attacks, asymmetric conflicts and digital surveillance – the list of “threats” and “challenges” posed to the UK and its allies by an assertive Russia and China appears to be long, at least in the mind of the British top brass. General Sir Nick Carter defined Moscow as an “acute threat” and called China a “chronic challenge” in an interview with the Times.

Dec 21 06:37

China's cities go dark and industrialists go out of business as tariffs on Australian coal backfire

Dec 21 06:36

Bill Gertz: Leaked Database Suggests Widespread CCP Infiltration; China Silences Hong Kong Activists

Dec 20 06:39

Sen. Johnson: Eric Swalwell & Hunter Biden Were 'Groomed' by Chinese Communist Party

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has slammed Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, accusing the controversial Democrats of allowing themselves to be "groomed" by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).Johnson, who is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, made the comments during a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.The senator warned that, given how China “groomed” Rep. Swalwell, it’s not “farfetched to think they were grooming Hunter Biden” and his connections to his father.The Chinese "were investing in influence," Johnson told Hannity.

Dec 20 06:29

Trump lashes out at media for blaming ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ for hacking, says it ‘may be China’

President Donald Trump has broken with the media and his own Secretary of State, brushing aside allegations that Russia was behind a massive computer hack. Trump instead claimed that the real culprit could be Beijing.
“The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, adding that “everything is well under control.”

Dec 20 04:49

WW3? Hang on Patriots, Trump goes after China

Dec 19 11:07

With global push for COVID-19 vaccines, China aims to win friends and cut deals

The first people in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine were not part of a clinical trial. No TV stations or newspapers covered the historic event. No company issued a statement.

Dec 19 09:42

China Drugmaker Gives Unproven Covid-19 Vaccine to Students Going Abroad

China is expanding distribution of its coronavirus vaccines outside of clinical trials, with a state-owned company offering them to students going abroad amid a campaign by officials to boost public confidence in homegrown inoculations.

China National Biotec Group Co., a division of state-owned Sinopharm that is developing two Covid-19 vaccines, was giving them free to Chinese students planning to study abroad, according to a company website and students who applied for it.

The offer appears to be the latest example of the company using an emergency-use approval to distribute vaccines to hundreds of thousands of people outside of clinical trials.

Dec 19 08:56

China-based Zoom Executive Charged for Disrupting Meetings About Tiananmen Square Massacre

U.S. prosecutors have charged a China-based executive of a U.S. videoconferencing company over his role in disrupting video meetings held to commemorate the Tiananmen Square Massacre this year, the Justice Department announced on Dec. 18.

Court documents did not name the company, but their description matches Zoom, a popular U.S.-based videoconferencing app, developed in China.

Prosecutors allege that Jin Xinjiang, or “Julien” Jin, worked under the direction of Chinese security officials to censor a series of meetings in May and June this year held by U.S.-based activists to mark the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, when the Chinese regime violently suppressed a protest movement calling for pro-democracy reforms. Jin was charged with conspiracy to commit interstate harassment and unlawful conspiracy to transfer a means of identification. He is still at-large in China.

Dec 19 08:14

FBI to brief McCarthy on Swalwell connection to Chinese spy

Dec 19 05:11

Did we lose Duck Duck Go to China?

Dec 18 11:42

One of the greatest tweets of all time.

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