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Dec 08 21:48

'National Security Disaster': House Unanimously Passes TPS Amnesty For Hong Kong Residents, Expands Definition Of 'Refugee'

Republicans and Democrats in the House united unanimously to screw over the American people on Monday by passing a bill to give "Temporary Protected Status" (see: long-term amnesty) to Hong Kong residents and redefine "refugee" to mean anyone with "concern" about the "possibility" of political persecution.

Dec 08 09:48

There Is No Chinese Economic Miracle

Dec 08 08:26

Scandal Dogs China’s ‘King of Vaccines,’ Partner to AstraZeneca

As a government regulator sidled into a car, the Chinese pharmaceutical executive handed over a paper bag stuffed with $44,000 in cash.

The executive, Du Weimin, was eager to get his company’s vaccines approved, and he needed help. The official took the money and vowed to try his best, according to court documents.

Several months later, Mr. Du got the greenlight to begin clinical trials for two vaccines. They were ultimately approved, generating tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

The government official was jailed in 2016 for taking bribes from Mr. Du and several other vaccine makers. Mr. Du was never charged.

Dec 08 08:08

China’s 'Aircraft-Carrier Killer' Missiles Are the Real Deal

Here's What You Need to Remember: A report in China’s Global Times says the missiles operate as part of an integrated network including satellites, radar, reconnaissance assets and warships. This may or may not be true, yet either way, the world, and especially the United States, is taking the threat very seriously.

Several reports say the often-discussed Chinese “carrier-killer” missiles succeeded in destroying moving ships in recent tests, raising new questions about the threat scope and tactical significance of the weapons.

The Chinese DF-21D and DF-26B missiles have long been on the radar at the Pentagon and even greatly informed ongoing studies and debates about the shape, role and configuration of future aircraft carriers. Now, there may be new evidence that the missiles can actually accomplish the stated goal of tracking and destroying moving targets, something which has been a matter of debate, and uncertainty, for quite some time.

Dec 08 08:07

Americans Should Look at Their Conduct: China Points to US Human Rights Abuses

The People’s Republic of China is rapidly regressing on human rights, returning to the sort of political totalitarianism of the mad "Red Emperor" Mao Zedong. Personal autonomy remains largely unfettered, but Xi Jinping has created an expansive and brutal security state which punishes the slightest criticism of or dissent from his and the Chinese Communist Party’s authority.

There is no excuse for the regime treating the PRC’s 1.4 billion people as automatons. Yet Beijing is ostentatiously extending the same controls to Hong Kong, destroying what once was an oasis of liberty within the Chinese system. The same fate certainly awaits Taiwan if it is swallowed by the colossus next door.

Dec 08 07:39

House Votes to Open US Doors to Hong Kong ResidentsBy AFP

The House of Representatives voted Monday to welcome Hong Kong residents to live temporarily in the United States, vowing to be a beacon for rights as China clamps down in the territory.

The House moved by consensus to issue so-called Temporary Protected Status for five years to Hong Kong residents, meaning that people from the financial hub will have the right to work in the United States and will not be subject to deportation.

The initiative must still be approved by the Senate, but it enjoys support across party lines, unlike a previous bid by Democrats to extend the status to Venezuelans that was effectively blocked by President Donald Trump and his Republican Party.

Dec 08 07:27

'They demolished my house for this?' Residents outraged by the Foxconn factory that fizzled

When Sean McFarlane recently returned to the site where his lifelong home was demolished, he found in its place a retention pond and hundreds of geese perched on a hill.

The quiet scene came as a shock. The Wisconsin village of Mount Pleasant had effectively forced him, his girlfriend and four children from their home in 2017 to make way for a proposed 20m sq ft hi-tech plant owned by the Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn, a plant Donald Trump had said would soon be the “eighth wonder of the world”.

Dec 08 07:24

China & The US Are Facing Off In The Third World

During the Cold War, the Third World was a superpower battleground, as the U.S. and Soviet Union jockeyed for position across the globe. Today, the developing regions are once again an arena for rivalry, this time between the U.S. and China.

As the President Donald Trump era ends, Washington seems, somewhat fortuitously, to have mostly avoided the danger that China might divide it from other advanced democracies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific. Yet the struggle for the Third World is only beginning, and Beijing possesses sizable advantages as well as vast ambitions.

Dec 08 07:08

Beijing preparing ‘firm countermeasures’ after US sanctions Chinese officials over Hong Kong

Beijing warned on Tuesday it would take countermeasures, after Washington imposed sanctions on 14 Chinese officials over “an assault against Hong Kong’s democratic processes.”

China will take “firm counter-measures against the malicious actions by the US to safeguard our sovereignty, security, and developmental rights,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters on Tuesday. She also urged Washington to withdraw its decision.

Beijing was prompted to retaliate after the United States on Monday imposed financial sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials, accusing them of playing an alleged role in China’s move to disqualify elected opposition legislators in Hong Kong last month. Hong Kong’s government expelled four opposition members from its legislature after China’s parliament gave the city such powers, triggering mass resignations by pro-democracy opposition lawmakers.

Dec 08 07:04

Trump tweets video of Chinese professor claiming that Beijing can swing US policy because it has 'people at the top of America's core inner circle of power' in clip that has been deleted from social media in China

President Donald Trump has tweeted video of a Chinese professor suggesting that China has managed to influence U.S. policy for decades thanks to a special network of relationships with people at the upper echelons of American power.

The video, which had originally been posted on Weibo but has since been removed from Chinese social media according to Fox News, depicts Di Dongsheng, a professor and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University in Beijing.

Tucker Carlson shared a clip at the top of his show on Monday evening.

Dec 08 06:26

Taiwan says faces daily threat as U.S. notifies of new arms sale

Taiwan faces military threats on a daily basis from “authoritarian forces”, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, as the United States announced a new $280 million arms sale package to the Chinese-claimed island, the sixth this year.

China expressed anger at the weapons sale, as it always does, threatening unspecified retaliation.

The outgoing Trump administration has ramped up support for the island democracy, with 11 arms sale packages in total, and on Monday the U.S. government notified Congress of the sale of a new Field Information Communications System.

Dec 08 06:23

From the Forever Wars to the Cataclysmic Wars

You may have noticed those U.S. aircraft carrier task forces repeatedly entering the South China Sea to challenge Beijing or the increased arms sales to Taiwan and the special visits high Trump administration officials have paid to that island (another way to challenge the Chinese leadership). I’ll bet, though, that you didn’t notice when the USS John S. McCain slipped into Peter the Great Bay in the Sea of Japan. That “freedom of navigation” float-a-thon that purposely crossed Russia’s claimed maritime border there was ended only when a Russian warship, the Admiral Vinogradov, challenged the Navy destroyer. Or, for that matter, did you notice that American special ops guys, usually associated with the never-ending U.S. war on terror, were firing M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (transported to Romania from a U.S. air base in Germany) 25 miles into the Black Sea as another kind of challenge to the Russians?

Dec 07 13:32

US Navy to Form a Second China-Centered Fleet to Encircle China From the South

The US Navy is moving forward with a plan to add a numbered fleet to the Indo-Pacific as part of its efforts to counter China in the region. The plan would resurrect the First Fleet, which was in operation from 1945 to 1973.

The “administrative requirements” to recommission the First Fleet “are in the final stages of coordination,” Capt. Jereal Dorsey, a spokesman for Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite, told Stars and Stripes. Dorsey said Braithwaite is working with other US military chiefs to ensure the Navy maintains “maritime dominance in an era of great power competition.”

Braithwaite first mentioned the idea during a speech on November 17th. He said the US wants to place a new fleet in the “crossroads between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans” to “have an Indo-Pacom footprint.”

Dec 07 08:43

Invasion killer: Taiwan’s new subs can pack a punch

On paper, as they say, China has a distinct advantage when it comes to naval power.

Over the past decade, it has aggressively built up its navy to over 300 warships and submarines, making it the largest navy in the world.

And, it plans to continue to expand its armada to 450 ships and 110 submarines by 2030, a stark reality which is keeping US Navy officials up at night.

So concerned, is the US, that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Army General Mark Milley, predicted “a lot of bloodletting” in the Pentagon as the military strives to get the Navy the hundreds of new ships it says it needs to confront China, Breaking Defense reported.

Dec 07 08:42

China’s new H-20 stealth bomber could hit Pearl Harbor: analysts

Just when things were not going well for the Pentagon, vis-a-vis China’s rapid military growth, US planners now have to rethink the entire scenario.

There’s a new kid on the block, and “he” is terrifying.

It involves China’s new H-20 stealth bomber, which is believed to have a range of up to 7,500 miles, the UK’s Sun reported.

Analysts believe that would easily bring Hawaii — 6,000 miles away — into reach in chilling echoes of the 1941 attack by the Japanese, making it a “truly intercontinental” threat.

Dec 07 07:52

New Quantum Computer in China Claims Quantum Advantage With Light

Quantum computers are not amazing because they’re revolutionizing everything in the world of computation. They’re still clunky, finicky, insanely expensive, and not too practical. They may very well have a big impact one day—but that day is not today.

No, the amazing thing about quantum computers is that they exist at all.

For a few decades after these exotic machines were first proposed, no one knew if you could actually even build one. Today, we can say that, yes, quantum computers are possible and that there are a number in working order around the world. Developed by the likes of Google, IBM, and IonQ, quantum computers are decidedly here. Now, the question has become: Will they work as advertised? Can they do calculations much faster than a classical computer ever could?

Dec 07 07:26

Report: Chinese Developer Buys Australian Island, Bans Locals

A Chinese developer has allegedly taken over Keswick, a small Australian island off the country’s northeast coast. After purchasing the islet on a 96-year lease in 2019, local residents said this week that the company, China Bloom, has essentially forced them off the island.

China Bloom gained control of about 289 acres of the 1,310-acre island last year under the nearly 100-year lease. The company plans to develop a tourist resort on Keswick to accommodate an estimated 3,000 people. Since preparations for the resort began, Keswick locals say China Bloom has enacted several measures on the island to force residents out.

“The [island’s] airstrip is no longer accessible and, worst of all according to locals, one of the island’s most majestic public beaches is off-limits,” News Corp Australia’s news.com.au reported on Thursday.

Dec 07 07:00

Chinese Royalty Claims 5 Million Counterfeit Ballots Were Printed In China – Shares Phone Call And Pictures

A video was released on Friday in Mandarin Chinese of a phone call request for fake ballots customized by Chinese factory.

The manufacturer is reportedly in Kwangtung, China.

In the video a caller is heard requesting a bulk order of ballots to ship to the United States.

Here is a screenshot with the translation, and the video is included below:

Dec 07 06:52

Chinese speaker literally bragging how they helped Biden–send it to NSA/White House

Just ran this past a Mandarin speaker. The translation is correct but apparently it's even more blatantly audacious in Chinese. The CCP helped the Biden family and now they're triumphantly rubbing it in.

Dec 06 08:44

Around The World In Two Hours? Chinese Scientists Test "Revolutionary" Hypersonic Engine

Chinese scientists have built what they claim is a "revolutionary" hypersonic engine that could one day propel an airframe as fast as Mach 16, or about 12,300 mph, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), citing a new paper published in the Chinese Journal of Aeronautics.

The flight test of the hypersonic engine was conducted in a wind tunnel in Beijing suggested unprecedented thrust, fuel efficiency, and operational stability. Scientists believe the engine could operate at Mach 16, propelling an airframe across the world in just two hours.

Dec 06 08:41

"Quantum Supremacy" - China's New Supercomputer "10 Billion Times Faster" Than Google's 

America is locked in a quantum computer race with China. The latest developments from Chinese scientists show a "significant computing breakthrough, achieving quantum computational advantage," according to state media Xinhua News Agency.

Thursday, China's top quantum research group published a new research paper in the journal Science, titled "Quantum computational advantage using photons," outlines how a quantum computer prototype detected up to 76 photons through Gaussian boson sampling (GBS), a standard simulation algorithm, Xinhua said, adding that its ability to process complex problems is exponentially faster than most supercomputers.

Dec 06 08:36

Top US General Calls for More Hi-Tech Weapons to Compete With China

On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the US should focus more on hi-tech battle equipment to maintain superiority over China. The commander said the US should utilize things like artificial intelligence, robotics, and hypersonic weapons.

“We are in the middle of a fundamental change in the character of war,” Milley said at a virtual conference. He said whoever masters precision-guided missiles, drones, and other advanced equipment would be “decisive” in war.

“If you put in artificial intelligence and you do man-machine teaming, add that to robotics, put in precision munitions and the ability to sense and see, throw in a few hypersonic weapons, and you’ve got a fundamental shift,” Milley said.

Dec 06 08:20

Confirmed: FAKE Ballots for 2020 US Presidential Election Were Printed in Guangdong, China

Since November 23 we’ve been trying to confirm whether a video that claims to show fake election ballots for the 2020 US elections is in fact authentic. Today we can confirm that the video is indeed authentic.

We initially found this video which was uploaded to Youtube on November 23, 2020. This is the original video that all others have been copying since November 23, which is why the other copies out there are of less quality.

This is the description for this video:

“China’s Guangdong underground factory forges blank ballots in the U.S. election

Dec 06 07:30

US intel chief: China 'greatest threat to democracy worldwide'

The US intelligence chief on Thursday branded China as "the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II," as Washington clamped down hard on travel visas for members of the Chinese Communist Party.

US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, writing in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, pointed to China's theft of US business secrets and defense technologies.

"The People's Republic of China poses the greatest threat to America today, and the greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide since World War II," he wrote.

Dec 05 08:24

Some Sino-U.S. relations damage 'beyond repair', China state media warn

Some damage to Sino-U.S. ties is “beyond repair” amid a new wave of Trump administration measures to counter China, Chinese state media warned, amid growing rancour underlined by an ugly Twitter spat between a U.S. senator and Chinese journalists.

Relations between the world’s two largest economies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over issues such as trade, technology, security, human rights and COVID-19.

In an editorial, the government-backed China Daily said it viewed as “worrisome signs” Washington’s decision to limit visitor visas for members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families and a ban on Xinjiang cotton imports.

Dec 05 08:07

Kevin McCullough Has Late-breaking News About The Ownership Of Dominion Voting Machines (It's China)

Dec 05 07:23

‘Soft power propaganda tools’: US State Department ends five cultural exchange programs with China

The US State Department has axed five exchange programs with Beijing branding them as instruments of propaganda as relations between the states continues to deteriorate.

The cancelled programs are the Policymakers Educational China Trip Program, the US-China Friendship Program, the US-China Leadership Exchange Program, the US-China Transpacific Exchange Program, and the Hong Kong Educational and Cultural Program.

These “one-way” programs were funded and run by Beijing as “soft power propaganda tools,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

Dec 04 19:19

NATO to Plan Invasion of China

Dec 04 12:49

China flies its flag on the moon: Beijing flaunts picture of its national emblem on lunar surface as probe Chang'e-5 makes its return journey to Earth with rock samples

China has flown its flag on the moon in a symbolic display of its intentions to compete with the US in space, 51 years after America first planted its colours on the lunar surface.

The flag was attached to Beijing's spacecraft Chang'e-5 which is making its way back to Earth with the first lunar samples in decades after taking off from the moon on Thursday.

Beijing's space authority released the picture of the fabric flag, weighing 0.4 ounces, holding still on the windless lunar surface and evoking memories of the Stars and Stripes which were once the crowning symbol of US supremacy in the space race.

Dec 04 11:25

Photos: China’s Chang’e-5 Moon Probe Sends Back Samples, Stunning Images From Surface

The Chang’e-5 spacecraft has accomplished a number of firsts for Beijing, including the first extraterrestrial takeoff and first independent placement of a Chinese flag on an extraterrestrial body. When its samples return to Earth, they’ll be the first brought back from the moon in 44 years.

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe has finished its primary mission of collecting moon samples and the sampling capsule is on its way back to Earth. While the ancient rocks and dust won’t arrive for two weeks, stunning photos from the lunar surface have already been received.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Thursday evening that its Chang’e-5 lunar lander had completed its soil sampling and launched the samples in a capsule into lunar orbit for a separate orbiter spacecraft to retrieve and return to Earth for analysis.

Dec 04 11:24

US Adds Four Chinese Companies to Defense Blacklist Over Alleged Military Ties

Days after the US media called the election for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, US President Donald Trump revealed he’d signed an executive order that would bar Americans from investing in nearly three dozen firms that allegedly do business with the Chinese military.

The Trump administration on Thursday added four additional Chinese companies to its growing list of blacklisted companies, which now also includes China’s top chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and the oil giant China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).

The two other companies said to have ties to the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) are the China Construction Technology Co. Ltd. and the China International Engineering Consulting Corporation. The latest additions bring the tally to 35 blacklisted companies.

Dec 04 10:43

China turns on nuclear-powered ‘artificial sun’, TEN TIMES hotter than the real thing

Beijing has successfully powered up its “artificial sun” nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, China’s People’s Daily reported on Friday. It’s designed to be a clean energy source, similar to the real Sun.

Made to replicate the natural reactions that occur in the sun using hydrogen and deuterium gases as fuels, the HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device.

It is located in southwestern Sichuan province and was completed late last year. The reactor is often called an "artificial sun" due to the enormous heat and power it produces.

Dec 04 10:01

China's Top Chipmaker SMIC & Oil Giant CNOOC "Shocked" Over Trump Blacklisting

After on Thursday the Trump administration added China’s top chipmaker, SMIC, as well as oil giant CNOOC to its rapidly growing blacklist of Chinese companies with deep ties to the PLA military (which is now being added to on a weekly bases), Beijing has blasted this and other proposed moves on the table like delisting Chinese companies from US stock exchanges as "clearly discriminatory".

"The U.S. should stop abusing national power and national security concepts to suppress foreign companies," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday.

Shanghai-based SMIC says it firmly rejects the decision and allegations, calling it a "fundamental misunderstanding by the US administration of the end-uses of its business and technology" according to Reuters.

Dec 04 09:28

China overtakes the US to become EU's biggest trade partner as Beijing's economy continues to boom post-Covid while the rest of the world slides into the red

China has overtaken the U.S. to become the EU's biggest trade partner while the rest of the world slides into the red due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The country pushed past the United States in the third quarter to become the European Union's top trade partner, as the pandemic disrupted the US while Chinese activity rebounded.

Over the first nine months of 2020, trade between the EU and China totalled 425.5 billion euros ($514 billion), while trade between the EU and the United States came in at 412.5 billion euros, according to Eurostat data.

Dec 04 08:47

Biden adviser and CNN anchor cozy up to XI at China conference

CNN Host Fareed Zakaria and an adviser to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign attended the recent Understanding China Conference. The conference included Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping. It also included high-level communist party members and twenty Maoist speakers.

The theme was “Huge Shake-up, Big Test, Great Cooperation: China’s New Journey toward Modernization and Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind.” They want more Western cooperation with their Maoist government.

Attendance by people tied to Biden and a so-called news station gives the conference legitimacy.

Dec 03 13:14

Chinese Probe Departs Moon, Set To Return To Earth With Haul Of Lunar Rocks

Chinese state media is reporting that its probe, called "Chang'e-5", has lifted off from the surface of the moon and is in the midst of completing the first stage of its return to Earth.

The probe was tasked with collecting a sample of lunar rocks, a task not undertaken by China in its last two trips to the moon, which occurred in 2019 and 2013.

We reported two days ago that the spacecraft had landed on the moon. China's National Space Administration declared on Tuesday morning that it's "Chang'e-5 successfully landed on the near side of moon."

The probe's mission included using a robotic arm, from the lander, to drill into the lunar surface to collect about four pounds of moon rocks, storing them in a container on the ascent module on top of the lander, before returning to Earth.

Dec 03 09:43

Paris attack shows why China's counterterrorism efforts are necessary

Last week Paris was struck by a shocking incident, whereby a 47-year-old history teacher was beheaded in what President Emmanuel Macron described as an "Islamist terrorist attack." The victim had shown cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad during class, which came as a trial proceeds over the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings, where the satirical magazine was attacked by gunmen over the same issue. After having identified and killed the teacher, the attacker was shot dead by police. He was later confirmed to have links to ISIL through his family.

Dec 03 09:26

Bill forcing Chinese firms to meet U.S. accounting standards passes Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a law to kick Chinese companies off U.S. stock exchanges if they do not fully comply with the country’s auditing rules, giving President Donald Trump one more tool to threaten Beijing with before leaving office.

The measure passed the House by unanimous voice vote, after passing the Senate unanimously in May, sending it to Trump, who the White House said is expected to sign it into law.

“The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act” bars securities of foreign companies from being listed on any U.S. exchange if they have failed to comply with the U.S. Public Accounting Oversight Board’s audits for three years in a row.

Dec 03 09:24

New evidence on French COVID-19 patient suggests virus may not have started in China

There’s new evidence that the first case of coronavirus may not have started in China at all.

Doctors at a Paris hospital say they’ve found evidence that an ill patient admitted in December was already infected with COVID-19, with no known association or recent travel to China.

Dec 03 09:24

COVID-19 may not have originated in China, existed in environment for many decades

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 may not have originated in China but could have been thriving in a dormant stage in the environment for decades, according to researchers.

While a British epidemiologist found the virus prevalent in many parts of world before the pandemic, another study traced a part of the virus gene in existence for thousands of years.

A combination of conditions led to its viral spread, reported The Telegraph on Sunday, citing a British epidemiologist.

"I think the virus was already here, here meaning everywhere. We may be seeing a dormant virus that has been activated by environmental conditions," said Dr. Tom Jefferson, an honorary senior research fellow at the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford.

Dec 03 08:57

Chinese communist regime has ‘disgraced itself’ for the entire world to see

Dec 03 08:49

Chinese researchers quit U.S.; agents target Biden team - U.S. officials

More than 1,000 Chinese researchers have left the United States amid a U.S. crackdown on alleged technology theft, top U.S. security officials said on Wednesday, adding that Chinese agents had already been targeting the incoming Biden administration.

China dismissed the accusations as “ludicrous.”

John Demers, chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s National Security Division, told a discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute think tank the researchers had left the country while the department launched multiple criminal cases against Chinese operatives for industrial and technological espionage.

Dec 03 08:37

Judicial Watch: Records Show Obama DHS Scanned Georgia Election Site in 2016

Judicial Watch announced today that it received 243 pages of records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that show the Obama administration’s scanning the election systems of Georgia, Alaska, Oregon, Kentucky and West Virginia in 2016. This activity prompted a letter from then-Georgia Secretary of State (now Governor) Brian Kemp to then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson accusing DHS of, “an unsuccessful attempt to penetrate the Georgia Secretary of State’s firewall.”

The records were produced in response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which asked for all records related to reported cyberattacks against the Georgia secretary of state’s information network involving DHS, including investigative reports, memoranda, correspondence and communications between October 1, 2016, and February 14, 2017.

Dec 03 08:35

Germany’s China Problem

Dec 03 08:32

Biden Says He Will Not Immediately Lift Trump’s China Tariffs

In an interview with The New York Times, Joe Biden said he will not “immediately” lift tariffs on Chinese goods or scrap President Trump’s Phase One trade deal, which was signed by the US and China in January.

“I’m not going to make any immediate moves, and the same applies to the tariffs,” Biden said in the interview that was published on Wednesday. Biden said he first wants to conduct a review of the trade deal and consult with US allies in Europe and Asia about China.

“The best China strategy, I think, is one which gets every one of our — or at least what used to be our — allies on the same page. It’s going to be a major priority for me in the opening weeks of my presidency to try to get us back on the same page with our allies,” he said.

Dec 03 08:04

Firm Linked To Joe Biden Scrubs Website Of All China Related Business

One of the main criticisms by conservatives of Joe Biden over the last 12 months is that he has too many questionable ties to China.

Some have even suggested that Biden is even compromised by his ties to China, and can’t fairly represent the United States.

Now a firm linked to Biden, through someone he wants to add to his team, is fueling speculation by scrubbing their business links to China.

Dec 03 07:33

China releases a super-clear image of the Moon taken by Chang’e 5 probe

Less than a day after its Chang'e 5 probe made a soft landing on the Moon, the China National Space Administration has released both a short video showing the spacecraft's descent to the surface as well as a high-definition image of the lunar landscape.

The panoramic surface image, highlighting the Oceanus Procellarum region where the spacecraft landed, is especially jaw-dropping. It shows the lander and one of its legs in the foreground, with the lunar surface stretching off to the horizon. This zoomable image, which measures 15,000×7,947 pixels, provides incredible detail about small rocks near the lander, as well as the indentation made by the landing leg in the Moon's surface.

Dec 03 07:21

Washington Is Writing Security Checks to Taiwan the US Can’t Pay

A geostrategic time bomb is ticking ever louder in the Taiwan Strait. Beijing’s determination to compel a recalcitrant Taiwan to accept political unification with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is becoming noticeably more insistent. [More like the movement on the island to proclaim a Taiwanese nationalist state in place of the current Chinese nationalist Republic of China is growing in strength, causing the Mainland to react.] At the same time, Washington’s previously vague commitment to defend Taiwan has morphed over the past four years into the functional equivalent of a full-blown military alliance. Those policy changes put China and the United States on a collision course with horrific potential consequences.

Dec 03 03:30

India may reportedly block Wikipedia if the site doesn't delete the map showing Aksai Chin as a part of China

A map on Wikipedia showing Aksai Chin as a part of China has caught the eye of the Indian government.
The country’s IT Secretary has reportedly written to the company asking them to take down the map else it could lead to the online encyclopedia being blocked in India under Section 69A of the Information Technology (IT) Act.
The map can be found on Wikipedia’s page outlining Bhutan-India relations.
After Twitter, the Indian government has now trained its guns on Wikipedia for how its territory is represented on maps. It has asked the online encyclopedia to take down a map that shows the disputed territory of Aksai Chin as a part of China.

Dec 02 13:24

Arm CEO expects regulators to ‘take a good look’ at the Nvidia deal

Arm Holdings CEO Simon Segars told CNBC that he expects regulators to “take a good look” at the company’s deal with U.S. chipmaker Nvidia.

Nvidia announced Sep. 13 that it plans to buy the British chip designer from Japan’s SoftBank in a $40 billion mega-deal but the acquisition has several hurdles to overcome.

“There are regulatory approvals to go through in many jurisdictions around the world,” Segars said Tuesday evening. “That is a drawn-out process. There’s a lot of interaction that has to go on with the regulators to provide the information that they want.”

When the deal was announced, Nvidia and Arm said they expected the deal to take 18 months to complete. “We’re about two months into that now and we still expect that it’s going to take the remaining 16 months to go through the process,” said Segars.

Arm CEO says we can overcome internal divisions to allow Nvidia to complete takeover

Dec 02 10:53

An All-Out Trade War With China Would Cost Australia 6% of GDP

China accounts for more than a third of export dollars earned by Australia.

The figures, for the 12 months to October, cover the period of coronavirus disruptions and disputes over trade.

They apply to physical exports rather than harder to measure services, and are dominated by record-high Chinese takings of Australian iron ore.

But they mightn’t last.

Dec 02 10:00

RUSSIA PLANS TO ELBOW OUT CHINA FROM NORTHERN SEA ROUTE | ZIRCON MISSILE TESTED IN THE ARCTIC!

Dec 02 08:44

Russia deploys advanced S-300 missiles to disputed islands near Japan

Russia said on Tuesday it had deployed a number of its new S-300V4 missile defence systems for combat duty on a disputed chain of islands near Japan, a move that is likely to anger Tokyo.

The Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV station said the mobile air defence system designed to counter ballistic and aerial attacks was on Iturup, one of four islands held by Russia that Japan claims and calls the Northern Territories.

“Short-range anti-aircraft missile systems are already on duty on the island of Iturup in Sakhalin Region. Now the air defence ‘heavy artillery’ has arrived. The so-called large air defence system: the S-300V4,” Zvezda said.

Dec 02 07:48

New NATO Strategy Deems China #2 Enemy Behind Russia Over Next Decade

NATO has previewed a new study that calls for major reform and provides a proposed outline for its future long term strategy entitled "NATO 2030 - United for a New Era". The report is raising eyebrows given its focus on the rise of China, which it says should be considered the Atlantic military alliance's number two enemy and rival over the next decade.

The report compiled by a committee of NATO exports advances 138 proposals to reform NATO along these lines. According to one NATO diplomat cited in Reuters, "China is no longer the benign trading partner that the West had hoped for. It is the rising power of our century and NATO must adapt."

Specifically it calls for NATO maintaining a decisive technological edge over China, which itself has been undergoing a major reform of its military and intelligence capabilities, rapidly modernizing both under a long term plan of President Xi Jinping.

Dec 02 07:38

New Iron Curtain: EU’s proposed sanctions on Russian/Chinese ‘disinformation’ seek to strangle democratic debate, not protect it

Years of Russiagate hysteria stoked by the Atlantic establishment have reached their logical endpoint, with unelected bureaucrats in Brussels now reportedly seeking to sanction ‘disinformation’ in the name of protecting democracy.

According to something called the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP), the EU “needs to use more systematically the full range of tools in its toolbox for countering foreign interference and influence operations, and further develop them, including by imposing costs on the perpetrators.”

“Possible ways of doing so range from publicly identifying commonly used techniques (so as to render them operationally unusable) to imposing sanctions following repeated offenses,” according to a draft document leaked to, oh irony of ironies, the US government-funded propaganda outlet, RFE/RL.

Dec 02 07:33

China’s latest assault in tech battle with US is a way of starving the American war machine

By limiting access to China’s AI and rare earth metals, Beijing is responding to President Trump’s endless stream of sanctions. But this latest move is set to cause big problems for the companies that work with the US military.

China’s announcement of new laws controlling the exports of ‘sensitive items’ in a way that mirrors the US Commerce Department’s ‘entity list’ is the latest example of escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington.

The new regulations are set to control items said to be vital to the country’s national security, including military items, strategic technologies, artificial intelligence algorithms, and, most strikingly, rare earth mineral exports.

Dec 02 07:15

"That's A Dire Warning": Dalio's Chart Hints At What Beijing Is Really Up To

Another day, another stock record. The S&P 500 soared to a fresh all-time high on Tuesday, while the yield curve steepened on optimism about more fiscal stimulus and the imminent deployment of vaccines. The seeming disconnect between financial markets and the economy is kind of surreal, considering that 11 million people remain unemployed and the virus is spiraling out of control.

The fact that U.S. policy makers are still pedal-to-the-metal with monetary stimulus stands in sharp contrast to China, where officials have set their sights on an exit from loose policy. Consider recent events:

Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, described China’s property market as the biggest “gray rhino” - an obvious yet ignored financial risk.

Dec 02 07:04

Beijing Offers Dialogue With NATO After Alliance Identifies China as Threat

On Tuesday, China said it hopes to engage in dialogue with NATO after news of a new report from the alliance that identifies China as an emerging threat. Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry, said Beijing does not practice coercion and intimidation as the NATO report suggests.

The report titled “NATO 2030” identifies Russia as NATO’s top threat but calls for the alliance to increase its focus on China. “China has an increasingly global strategic agenda, supported by its economic and military heft,” the report reads.

The report says China “has proven its willingness to use force against its neighbors, as well as economic coercion and intimidatory diplomacy well beyond the Indo-Pacific region.”

Dec 02 03:37

Hong Kong's leader is being paid in cash due to US sanctions. Carrie Lam earns $56,000 a month and says money is now piling up at her house.

Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, said she has to keep "piles of cash" at home due to US sanctions. She said: "The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don't have a bank account." Lam earns $672,000 per year and is one of the highest-paid leaders in the world, according to the BBC. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said that she has to keep "piles of cash" at home since she has no bank account due to US sanctions.

Dec 01 10:32

China’s Chang’e 5 mission lands on the Moon

China’s Chang’e 5 mission, tasked with bringing a sample of lunar dirt back to Earth, successfully landed on the Moon on Tuesday, marking the third time that China has placed a robotic spacecraft on the lunar surface. The lander will soon begin digging up samples of lunar soil, which will be returned to our planet later this month.

Chang’e 5 launched from China’s Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on November 23rd, flying to space on top of a Long March 5 rocket. It’s a complex mission consisting of four main spacecraft that will all work together to bring between 2 to 4 kilograms of lunar dirt back to Earth. The quartet traveled to the Moon attached together and got into lunar orbit on November 28th.

Dec 01 08:17

If US Stations Troops in Taiwan, China May Sever Diplomatic Ties

As China continues to ratchet up military aggression in the Taiwan Strait, an American scholar on Thursday (Oct. 22) worried that stationing American troops in Taiwan could lead to severed diplomatic relations with Beijing.

During an online forum organized by the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Thursday and titled “Toward a Stronger U.S.-Taiwan Relationship Report Launch,” the subject of basing U.S. soldiers in Taiwan was broached. Richard C. Bush, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, claimed that stationing American troops in Taiwan would lead to complacency in the Taiwanese military and could mean the end to diplomatic ties between Washington and Beijing.

At the end of the forum, the final question posed was: “What is your assessment of the possibility of the physical presence of the U.S. military in Taiwan?” The first to respond was Michael Green, senior vice president for CSIS’ Asia and Japan Chair.

Dec 01 07:33

China likely to attempt its Chang’e 5 Moon landing on Tuesday

China's ambitious space program does not often publish detailed plans of its activities in advance—perhaps because it makes it easier for the government to explain away any failures. But thanks to social media leaks, we can now be reasonably confident that the country will attempt to land its Chang'e 5 mission on the Moon on Tuesday.

The spacecraft's lander has already separated from the main orbital module and is expected to position itself in low-lunar orbit on Monday. Sources suggest the following timeline for activities on Tuesday:

Nov 30 11:35

JUST RELEASED: Phone Call To Chinese Manufacturer Requesting a Bulk Order of Fake U.S. 2020 Ballots

Uh oh!

The web of their deceit continues to be exposed!

A new recording has just been released purporting to be a call to a Chinese Manufacturer requesting a bulk order of Fake United States 2020 ballots.

Now who would need something like that?

Yup.

Hillary. Barrack. Joe. Kamala.

But they got sloppy.

We caught them.

Nov 30 08:54

EU proposes new post-Trump alliance with U.S. in face of China threat: Financial Times

The European Union is seeking to forge a new alliance with the United States to bury the tensions of the Trump era and meet the challenges posed by China, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing a draft plan.

The plan proposes rebuilding ties with common fronts on issues from digital regulation to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the FT said.

Relations between the United States and Europe have been strained under President Donald Trump. The EU and most of the bloc’s states have congratulated President-elect Joe Biden.

“As open democratic societies and market economies, the EU and the US agree on the strategic challenge presented by China’s growing international assertiveness, even if we do not always agree on the best way to address this,” the FT cited the draft plan as saying.

Nov 30 08:29

Kim Jong Un is cutting off his economic lifeline, China, to stave off Covid-19

Kim Jong Un appears to have kicked North Korea's pandemic prevention plan into overdrive, further tightening the country's nearly impassible borders, cutting off nearly all trade with China, and even allegedly executing a customs official for failing to handle imported goods appropriately.

Beijing exported just $253,000 worth of goods to Pyongyang in October -- a drop of 99% from September to October, according to data published by China's customs administration. For context, that's less in terms of dollar value than China exported to Liechtenstein and Monaco during October.

China is North Korea's biggest trading partner and effectively the Kim regime's economic lifeline -- the country basically doesn't import significantly from anywhere else. Before major UN sanctions were put in place as punishment for North Korea's nuclear weapons program in 2016 and 2017, Beijing accounted for more than 90% of Pyongyang's foreign trade.

Nov 30 07:36

‘Apologize to the Afghan people’: China scoffs after Canberra demands Beijing retract poster about Aussie war-crime report

Beijing has rejected calls for an apology after a Chinese official shared a doctored poster of an Australian soldier attacking an Afghan girl, urging Canberra to instead seek forgiveness for its alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanded an official apology from Beijing after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted a tweet calling for justice over a recent war-crimes report released in Australia – with an illustration of an Aussie soldier holding a knife to a child’s throat.

Nov 29 21:10

REPORT: Coca-Cola, Nike Push Back On Legislation That Would Crack Down On Forced Labor In China

Nike and Cola are reportedly pushing back on legislation that would crack down on forced labor in China.

The New York Times reported Sunday that the two companies have joined several others in an effort to put pressure on Congress “to weaken a bill that would ban imported goods made with forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region.”

(RELATED: Report: Apple Is Lobbying To Soften Bill That Fights Forced Labor In China, Link: https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/21/apple-lobbying-china-forced-labor-u...)

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act has bipartisan support in Congress and is designed to ban certain goods that are produced in China with the aid of forced labor, particularly at the expense of religious minorities like the Uyghur Muslims.

Its passage would also force corporations to place their own supply chains under a proverbial microscope in order to ensure that they’re avoiding suppliers who utilized such labor sources.

Nov 29 08:33

Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave

Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China.

Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast majority of the world’s nations including (officially) the United States under the One China policy – but Taiwan’s pro-independence circles have nonetheless enjoyed large amounts of financial and political support from Washington and has been a point of contention in the region and between Beijing and Washington for decades.

The most recent example of this – reported by the Taipei Times in their article, “Two Washington-based pro-democracy NGOs to establish offices in Taipei,” – was the increased footprint of Washington’s notorious regime change front – the National Endowment for Democracy.

Nov 29 08:00

Venezuela resumes direct China oil deliveries despite US sanctions

Venezuela has reportedly resumed direct oil shipments to China after brutal US sanctions against the Central American nation forced the trade to go underground for more than a year.

Two China-flagged very large crude carriers (VLCC) with the capacity to transport some nearly 2 million barrels of crude each loaded Venezuelan heavy crude at the Jose terminal in recent days, Reuters reported Friday citing internal documents from Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data.

One of the vessels, the Xingye, departed from Venezuela on Thursday signaling Singapore as its destination, Eikon data showed. The other carrier -- the Thousand Sunny -- has not yet set sail, according to the report, which noted that both tankers were owned by a PDVSA-PetroChina joint venture until earlier this year when PetroChina assumed full ownership.

Nov 28 08:34

Chinese President Xi tells his army 'not to fear death' and 'prepare to win wars' as he addresses military commanders

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his troops not to fear death and focus on preparing to win wars while addressing military commanders.

He told his armed forces on Wednesday to step up training under combat conditions and 'not fear death and hardship', reported state media, citing the leader.

Xi has previously called for military readiness amid spiking political tensions between Beijing and other countries, particularly the US and self-ruled Taiwan, over coronavirus pandemic, territorial disputes and human rights.

Nov 28 08:25

Venezuela resumes direct China oil deliveries despite US sanctions

Venezuela has reportedly resumed direct oil shipments to China after brutal US sanctions against the Central American nation forced the trade to go underground for more than a year.

Two China-flagged very large crude carriers (VLCC) with the capacity to transport some nearly 2 million barrels of crude each loaded Venezuelan heavy crude at the Jose terminal in recent days, Reuters reported Friday citing internal documents from Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data.

One of the vessels, the Xingye, departed from Venezuela on Thursday signaling Singapore as its destination, Eikon data showed. The other carrier -- the Thousand Sunny -- has not yet set sail, according to the report, which noted that both tankers were owned by a PDVSA-PetroChina joint venture until earlier this year when PetroChina assumed full ownership.

Nov 28 07:51

Video: Why US-Funded Mobs Are Attacking Thai-Chinese Relations

Thailand’s ongoing US-funded anti-government protests aren’t “pro-democracy,” they are anti-Chinese.

Just like in Hong Kong, the US is attempting to create crisis for China and its allies and impede both China’s and Asia’s rise upon the global stage.

I go over the close and ever-growing ties between Thailand and China and why the US is so determined to undo them.

Nov 26 15:24

By Recognising Tibetan Govt-in-exile US Touched One-China Policy, Says CTA President Lobsang Sangay

After making attempts for a decade to walk into the White House for a meeting with officials, Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay finally managed to break through the barriers this year. With this, he said, not only has the United States recognised the Tibetan government-in-exile, the question of its autonomy, but most importantly touched on the hugely sensitive one-China policy.

In an exclusive conversation with News18.com while in Washington DC, President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Sangay said, "In the last 60 years, the White House has always said ‘allowing you to enter and inviting you inside will amount to acknowledging or recognising the Tibetan government in-exile’. Once you recognise that government, you raise the issue of status of Tibet, whether it is independent or not? It touches the one-China policy. So it was very sensitive."

Nov 26 07:46

US vs China? Duterte says Philippines interest comes first

In case tensions between the United States and China escalate into open conflict, President Duterte will always put forward the interest of the Philippines, Malacañang said.

“The President’s stand is clear: he will put the national interest of the Philippines, in view of a clash between the two superpowers,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said at a briefing yesterday.

Roque reiterated the President’s policy of “being friends to all, and enemy to no one,” when asked about the country’s position amid the heated exchanges between the two countries.

Nov 26 07:46

Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. has lost

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.

Nov 26 07:45

US strategic position eroding as Philippines cozies up to China

Chinese naval exercises off the coast of the Philippines this summer finally forced the hand of President Rodrigo Duterte, if only for six months.

Despite a friendly relationship with President Trump, the Filipino president had maintained a hard line against the United States while continuing to appease China.

Promised Chinese economic investments, infrastructure development, and jobs were not forthcoming to boost the populist Duterte. Meanwhile, popular support for China is plummeting in the Philippines, and the Filipino military is growing concerned by Chinese activity near the disputed Spratly Islands.

Duterte’s June 1 rapprochement with the U.S. was measured: a six-month delay in the suspension of a Visiting Forces Agreement set to expire with the U.S.

Nov 26 07:29

Chinese netizens, observers deride 'Eight-Nation Alliance' against China as a farce

Chinese netizens and observers have derided the newly founded Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), formed by a group of Western lawmakers, as a contemporary era "Eight-Nation Alliance" invasion force, calling it a farce which aims to seek attention and create an anti-China climate among the people of the West.

They added that times have changed and China will not allow being bullied as in the early 20 century and urged some Western politicians to abandon their cold War mentality and cease provoking China.

The formation of IPAC was announced on Friday with 20 high-profile lawmakers in several countries, skeptical of China joining in. The members included US Senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez, the European Parliament's Reinhard Bütikofer, and Iain Duncan Smith,

Nov 26 07:28

Chilling World War III 'wargames' show US forces crushed by Russia and China

Research organization RAND has run dozens of wargames simulating major conflict scenarios in what it describes as Russia and China’s “backyards.” The wargames suggest that the U.S. forces in those locations would get attacked by a vast array of both conventional and cyber weapons.

RAND Senior Defense Analyst David Ochmanek discussed the simulations at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington D.C. last week. “In our games, where we fight China or Russia … blue gets its a** handed to it, not to put too fine a point on it,” he said, during a panel discussion. Blue denotes U.S. forces in the simulations.

Nov 26 06:52

Communist China says all humans should be marked, tracked to prevent spread of Covid-19

Xi Jinping, the communist dictator of China and personal pal of Joe Biden, is absolutely thrilled that his country’s latest coronavirus release was a success in shutting down the world and destroying the global economy. And the next step, he says, is to implement a global QR code system to mark and track all humans, giving authoritarian governments like his own the ability to restrict travel if a person is deemed to be “infected.”

During the recent G20 meeting, a who’s who of globalist world leaders, Xi openly called for a “global mechanism” to verify the “health status” of all people on earth. In order to travel, those living in the new world that Xi envisions will have to get “permission” from the government in order to move about, much like cattle that have to be punched with ear tags before moving from pen to pasture.

Nov 25 12:12

Manila will be involved if 'shooting war' erupts between the US and China says Philippines defense secretary

The defense secretary of the Philippines has warned of the growing risk of conflict in the South China Sea and claimed that if a war erupts, his country will be involved whether the people like it or not.

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a speech on Wednesday that the Philippines will get dragged into a conflict between the US and China if tensions continue to escalate.

Lorenzana, a retired army general, claimed the confrontation between China and the US and its allies was the most concerning security challenge in the Indo-Pacific region.

“While the US and China continue to assert that their actions are defensive, the danger of miscalculation is ever present, like the near collision of two frigates belonging to the US and China two years ago,” he said.

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