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Nov 25 07:42

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Nov 25 07:33

China Hero Guangcheng Chen Decries Brutal Forced Abortions, Infanticide

Prominent Chinese human rights activist Guangcheng Chen denounced the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ruthless population control policies in a powerful address this week.

Speaking Thursday at an international symposium organized by The Anglosphere Society on behalf of “imperiled Christians,” Chen, who has been blind from an early age, explained how he became a human rights activist in Communist China.

While always moved to fight against injustice, Chen said that his direct experience with the CCP’s draconian population control policies, including forced abortions and infanticide, put him over the edge.

“In 2005, some people from my village told me about the violent one-child policy campaign taking place in Shandong,” he said. “I was horrified and felt compelled to act.”

Nov 24 19:44

China Corporate Debt Bubble

Nov 24 17:28

China Is TERRIFIED of Economic Decoupling

Nov 24 15:30

Communist China Says Americans Owning Guns Is A Serious Problem That Must Change

Nov 24 12:17

Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Pick: ‘Mistake’ for U.S. to ‘Fully Decouple’ from China

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s pick to be Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, previously said it is a “mistake” for the United States to “fully decouple” from China.

On Monday, Biden confirmed that he plans to nominate Blinken to become his Secretary of State. Blinken, in September, shared his view that the U.S. would be making a mistake if it decoupled from China, the same position held by the Chinese communist government.

“Trying to fully decouple, as some have suggested, from China … is unrealistic and ultimately counter-productive. It would be a mistake,” Blinken told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during an online event.

Nov 24 11:50

China launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976

The first lunar sample-return mission since the 1970s is underway.

China's robotic Chang'e 5 mission launched today (Nov. 23) from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, rising into the sky atop a Long March 5 rocket at about 3:30 p.m. EST (2130 GMT; 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 24 local time in Hainan).

If all goes according to plan, the bold and complex Chang'e 5 will haul pristine moon samples back to Earth in mid-December — something that hasn't been done since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 mission in 1976.

Nov 24 11:40

Chinese Gov’t Spending Millions On Ads In U.S. Newspapers

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is spending millions on ad space to spread pro-China messages across the United States. The U.S. Department of Justice reported that in just the last four years, Beijing has spent nearly $19 million in an attempt to push pro-China narratives within the country.

The payments have been on behalf of Beijing-controlled China Daily newspaper, which is an English language publication produced by the CCP that has paid millions of dollars just this year.

Publications like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times have received these payments for running pro-China ads on their websites and printed publication. The paid advertisements are designed to look like real news articles, while often containing a pro-Beijing twist on contemporary news events.

Nov 24 11:08

'Dangerous' US creating chaos in Asia, says China's embassy in Philippines

China's Manila mission on Tuesday accused the United States of "creating chaos" in Asia, releasing a harsh statement after the US national security adviser backed countries in the region that have disputes with Beijing.

"We've got your back," Robert O'Brien told the Philippines and Vietnam in Manila on Monday. Both states are locked in maritime rows with China. The White House envoy also underscored Washington's commitment to Taiwan.

China's embassy in the Philippines said O'Brien's visit to this region was "not to promote regional peace and stability, but to create chaos in the region in order to seek selfish interests of the US."

The Chinese diplomats urged Washington to "stop inciting confrontation" in the South China Sea, saying late on Monday that the US should also stop making irresponsible remarks on the Taiwan and Hong Kong issues, "which are purely China's internal affairs."

Nov 24 11:06

China Announces the Eradication of Extreme Poverty

On Monday, the Chinese government announced the eradication of extreme poverty in 832 counties in the East Asian country as part of an official program to overcome the problem of social inequality.

After decreeing the exit from the list of extreme poverty of the last nine counties in the province of Guizhou, the authorities highlighted the plan executed by the Communist Party of China (CCP) since 1980 in the framework of the "war on poverty" which has aimed to overcome the problem of inequality.

However, in 2012 Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a plan to eliminate poverty in rural areas, reducing the number from 98.99 million to just 5.51 million people affected.

Nov 24 06:42

'A Very British Tilt': How UK May Influence US-China Strategic Competition in Indo-Pacific Region

The post-Brexit UK is seeking to expand its economic influence and military presence in the Indo-Pacific region and join the US effort to counterbalance a rising China, say British, Japanese, and US academics, describing the opportunities and challenges that Britain is likely to face if it returns to its "East of Suez" strategy.

On 22 November, the UK centre-right think tank Policy Exchange, described as the largest and most influential conservative entity, issued a report titled "A Very British Tilt" that outlined the country's new post-Brexit strategy in the Indo-Pacific Region (IPR).

Nov 23 12:26

Shanghai links two of latest virus cases to cargo container from abroad (North America)

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The first of Shanghai’s latest coronavirus infections emerged in airport cargo handlers who cleaned a container that arrived on a flight from North America, city officials said on Monday, as it battles a surge of cases among airport workers.

The news comes as aviation data provider Variflight flagged cancellation of more than 40% of Monday’s flights at the Chinese business hub’s Pudong airport, one of the world’s busiest and a key gateway for international flights during the pandemic.An airport cargo handler figured in a case reported on Nov. 9, and a colleague in another case reported on Nov. 10, after both together entered and cleaned the container on Oct. 30, said Sun Xiaodong, an official of Shanghai’s disease control centre.

Neither was wearing a mask at the time.

“Research at home and abroad has shown coronavirus could live in enclosed, damp environments,” Sun told a news conference.

Nov 23 11:49

China Now Has Instructions For ‘Incoming Biden Administration’

China has three instructions for a possible incoming President Joe Biden: Obey Beijing, accept the communist country’s supposed economic superiority and remove any existing tariffs.

This was the message signaled to Biden in an op-ed published Sunday by the official propaganda mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Global Times.

China Wants ‘Incoming Biden Administration’ To Fall In Line
The piece states that the CCP wants a “partnership” with the Biden administration that is “categorically different” than the China-U.S. relationship under President Donald Trump.

Nov 23 09:14

White House Planning Unprecedented Trade Alliance To Retaliate Against China

As Trump considers next steps in his ongoing crusade to challenge the election results, he appears increasingly set on unleashing a "scorched earth" policy in the already dismal relations China, if only to make any hope for a quick detente between Beijing and the pro-China Biden as difficult as possible.

Overnight, Reuters reported that the Trump admin is close to issuing a list of 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies that would be unable to access U.S. technology exports due to their alleged links to the PLA. Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., or Comac, and Aviation Industry Corp. of China Ltd. are among the firms named, Reuters reported, citing a draft copy of the list from the U.S. Commerce Department.

As such a move would further restrict the companies from buying American goods and technology, it would fuel already-heightened tensions between the U.S. and China on fronts ranging from trade and Taiwan to the handling of the coronavirus.

Nov 23 08:01

China advances plans to join Arms Trade Treaty spurned by Trump

Beijing says it wants to join the pact, which regulates the $70 billion cross-border trade in conventional weapons, as soon as possible. The treaty has been ratified by 104 countries, but US President Trump has U-turned.

China has prioritized the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which seeks to control the trade in conventional arms and reduce human suffering, the country's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly a day earlier, State Councilor Wang Yi said Beijing had initiated domestic legal procedures to join the pact.

Nov 20 10:54

Senators release new evidence tying Hunter Biden business to communist China, Russian energy

Two Republican-run Senate committees on Wednesday released new evidence they say shows Hunter Biden and his business associates were working deals as late as 2017 tied to communist China and Russian energy interests, arguing the activities created potential counterintelligence concerns for Joe Biden’s family.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) made the documents public as part of a supplemental report in their ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden’s business activities. The documents include emails, text messages and business memos provided to the committee by Biden family business associate Tony Bobulinski, who is cooperating with both Senate and FBI investigations into the Biden family.

Nov 20 10:52

US Navy Secretary Wants New Fleet at Indo-Pacific ‘Crossroads’ in Case of ‘Dust-Up’ With China

A new proposal to recreate a defunct US Navy fleet in the western Pacific could provide the US with another way to confront China in the South China Sea, but could also alienate regional partners at the same time.

US Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite has proposed refounding the US First Fleet and basing it in the Indo-Pacific region, possibly Singapore, at the southern tip of the South China Sea.

“We want to stand up a new numbered fleet,” Braithwaite said Tuesday, at the Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium, according to USNI News. “And we want to put that numbered fleet in the crossroads between the Indian and the Pacific oceans, and we’re really going to have an Indo-PACOM [Indo-Pacific Command] footprint.”

Nov 20 09:10

For the First Time China Hits Moving Ships With Ballistic Missiles

At least some of the ballistic missiles that China’s People’s Liberation Army fired into the South China Sea during an exercise earlier this year, which you can read about more in the War Zone‘s initial story on those drills, reportedly hit a moving target ship. If true, this would be the country’s first known demonstration of an actual long-range anti-ship ballistic missile capability, which could significantly change the operational calculus for any potential opponent, including the United States, in the disputed maritime region and elsewhere in the Pacific.

Nov 20 08:33

Did China Just Test Out A Scary New 'Microwave-EMF' Weapon On Indian Soldiers?

The electromagnetic weapons which fry the human tissue of enemy troops "turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven" and made the Indian soldiers puke, international studies expert Jin Canrong told his students in Beijing.

The microwave weapons heat water molecules in the same way as the kitchen device, targeting water under the skin and producing a growing pain to the target from areas up to 0.6 miles away.

Nov 20 07:36

Taiwan to start building new submarines next week as island prepares self-defense amid tensions with China

Taiwan will start work next week to build its fleet of domestically-developed submarines, the presidential office said on Friday, as the island claims it has the right to self-defense against any military threat from China.

The project will include eight submarines and will strengthen the island’s defenses, according to presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang. “This represents a new milestone in the national submarine manufacturing plan,” Chang said. President Tsai Ing-wen will attend a ceremony next Tuesday to kick off the work.

The program is part of Tsai’s military modernization and self-sufficiency plan. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in September, although without naming China, that the island has the right to self-defense and counterattack amid the “high frequency of harassment and threats from the enemy’s warships and aircraft this year.”

Taiwan’s military added at the time that it has “clearly defined” the procedures for a first response.

Nov 20 07:15

Hunter Biden’s Reported Links with Chinese Tycoon Raise ‘Counterintelligence, Extortion Concerns’

A September report by Republican senators alleged that Hunter Biden and other Biden family members had “cashed in” on Joe Biden’s vice presidency through a “vast financial network that connected them to foreign nationals and foreign governments across the globe”.

Two Senate Republicans - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson have released a report allegedly based on newly obtained documents that shed light on close financial and business ties between Hunter Biden and a wealthy Communist-party linked Chinese tycoon, writes The Washington Times.

The documents, which form the basis of the 18 November report, were ostensibly received from Tony Bobulinski.

Nov 19 11:59

‘They must be careful not to get their eyes poked out’: Beijing warns Five Eyes alliance not to interfere in Hong Kong

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has hit back at the Five Eyes alliance and warned it not to interfere in China’s internal politics, after the intelligence coalition urged Beijing to reconsider its actions in Hong Kong.

Speaking at a daily media briefing on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian expressed his strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the Five Eyes countries for their flagrant violations of international law and basic norms of international relations following comments made by the Western allies on Wednesday.

Whether they have five eyes or ten eyes, as long as they dare to harm China’s sovereignty, security, and development interests, they must be careful not to get their eyes poked out.

Nov 19 07:26

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Nov 19 06:37

GOP Senators: Hunter Biden Had Even More Ties to China, Kremlin

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) on Wednesday released more details about Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden’s son’s overseas business deals, along with alleged links to foreign individuals who have ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Moscow.

According to a news release from the two GOP senators, the new information cites new records that purport to show that the Biden family had even more connections to the Chinese regime as well as links between associates of Hunter Biden and the Russian government.

“Some of the additional findings from their investigation include millions of dollars sent from a Shanghai-based company with links to CEFC, which was effectively an extension of the communist Chinese government, to a close business associate of Hunter Biden,” they said. CEFC is a firm founded by billionaire Ye Jianming, who is believed to have ties with the CCP.

Nov 18 11:27

A harder US line? Potential Pentagon chief floated idea to sink China fleet in 72 hours

The next Pentagon chief could cement the US’ already hard defence line on China, with one contender suggesting that American forces could bolster deterrence with the ability to “sink all” Chinese vessels “within 72 hours” in the South China Sea.

Michele Flournoy, an undersecretary of defence in the Obama administration, has been touted as a possible defence secretary in the cabinet of US president-elect Joe Biden.

In an article in the journal Foreign Affairs in June, Flournoy said that as Washington’s ability and resolve to counter Beijing’s military assertiveness in the region declined, the US needed a solid deterrence to reduce the risk of “miscalculation” by China’s leadership.

Nov 18 08:52

India dismisses claim that China used microwave weapons on its troops in Himalayan border battle as 'fake news' and says 'our soldiers are still there'

The denial comes after a Beijing professor said that Chinese troops used the weapons to force Indian soldiers to retreat by making them violently sick during the clash between the two countries earlier this year.

The electromagnetic weapons which cook the human tissue of enemy troops 'turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven' and made the Indian soldiers vomit, international studies expert Jin Canrong told his students in Beijing.

But according to Indian officials, China is seeding 'fake news' about the weapons, saying on Tuesday: 'It's pure and poor psyops from China'.

The Indian army issued a denial on Tuesday and noted that its soldiers still remain in control of the high ground in the disputed border region, where Beijing captured two key hilltops after clashes in June that saw at least 20 Indian soldiers killed.

Nov 18 08:41

To regain unity, America needs to create a new enemy. And anti-China hostility is the only thing that unites Reps & Dems

As the US is reeling from the results of the elections, there is a lot of agonizing over how divided the nation has become. The country is seen as deeply split, with civil war no longer looking a purely hypothetical possibility.

There is no doubt that the US is going through one of the most difficult periods in its history. America’s political system – which was created to manage a much smaller, simpler, and homogenous nation – is clearly showing inadequacy in running the world’s third most populous country whose citizenry is characterized by an ever increasing multitude of identities.

Nov 18 08:25

Beijing Sends Biden A Warning

Because of Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden thundered during the campaign, the U.S. “is more isolated in the world than we’ve ever been... America First has made America alone.”

Biden promised to repair relations with America’s allies. And he appears to have gone some distance to do so in the congratulatory phone call he received from Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan.

According to Suga, during the brief call, Biden said Article V of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 covers the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, islands Japan controls but China claims as its own.

Nov 18 08:24

US Bombers Enter Chinese Air Defence Zone As Beijing Mounts Massive Naval Drills

Two US long-range tactical bombers entered China’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday in an apparent show of force, just as the Chinese navy was conducting a series of simultaneous massive drills. Aviation tracker Aircraft Spots reported that two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers left Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on Tuesday morning and entered China’s ADIZ over the East China Sea, after refuelling in flight during the mission.

Since the B1-B - which carries the biggest payload of any US bomber and - and is a departure from the fighter jets and spy planes the American forces have sent before on missions so close to the Chinese coast, the SCMP suggested that the US was sending a blunt warning to China.

Nov 18 06:49

US State Department to Release ‘Kennan-Style’ Blueprint for Containing China

The position paper builds on shifts in US global strategy in recent years toward what the Pentagon has called “great power competition” with Russia and China, which Washington sees as “revisionists” attempting to rewrite the US-led post-Cold War world order.

On Tuesday, Axios published an unclassified document from the US State Department’s Office of Policy Planning that lays out a series of goals the US must achieve if it wants to forestall the rise of China as a global superpower.

The document, titled “The Elements of the China Challenge,” bears a number of similarities to the 1947 “long telegram” written by George F. Kennan, a senior US diplomat to the Soviet Union, about how the US should address the rise of that socialist superpower. Kennan advised a policy of “containment” through regional alliances and steady undermining of the Soviet socialist system that became the basis of the Cold War that followed.

Nov 17 09:12

China 'used secret microwave pulse weapon to cook Indian soldiers alive' and force them into retreat in Himalayan border battle

Chinese troops used 'microwave' weapons to force Indian soldiers to retreat by making them violently sick during a Himalayan stand-off, a professor has claimed.

The electromagnetic weapons which cook the human tissue of enemy troops 'turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven' and made the Indian soldiers vomit, international studies expert Jin Canrong told his students in Beijing.

The microwave weapons heat water molecules in the same way as the kitchen appliance, targeting water under the skin and causing increasing amounts of pain to the target from ranges of up to 0.6 miles away.

Jin hailed the Chinese forces for 'beautifully' executing the move which cleared out Indian troops without violating a ban on gunfire along the disputed border.

It is the first known use of microwave weapons on a battlefield.

Nov 17 07:36

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Nov 17 07:00

Biden’s Pledge To Japan Creates Tensions With China Over Senkaku Islands

After his self-proclaimed victory as the new president-elect of the US, Joe Biden was congratulated by some heads of state and government. In this regard, on Wednesday (November 11), the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, telephoned Biden with the intention of congratulating him on his victory and during the conversation they discussed several matters of strategic importance for both nations.

The American Democrat has strongly stated his commitment that the US will support Japan’s claims on the disputed Senkaku Islands. Biden and Suga also agreed to coordinate joint efforts related to several global challenges, such as combating the new coronavirus pandemic and global warming, as well as other environmental issues. However, the most important point is the issue of the islands due to the delicacy of the topic, which involves an old dispute between Japanese and Chinese.

Nov 17 06:57

Confucius Institute chair 'attacks professor exposing alleged Chinese espionage'

Nov 16 12:36

Trump Pursues Last-Minute China Crackdown To Hem In Biden Administration

Axios' Jonathan Swan reports that in Trump's final weeks in office the president plans to unveil a series of "hardline policies" on China with the ultimate aim of making it "politically untenable for the Biden administration to change course."

Very much akin to 'maximum pressure' on Iran, where the administration has also slapped any and all sanctions possible in order to try and make a Biden presidency's attempt to restore US participation in the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) near impossible, Trump wants to hem in the coming Biden administration and the ability for a Sino-US relations detente on a range of things like the Taiwan issue to China's intervention in Hong Kong to human rights to Chinese tech as a backdoor for spying.

Swan writes, "He'll try to make it politically untenable for the Biden administration to change course as China acts aggressively from India to Hong Kong to Taiwan, and the pandemic triggers a second global wave of shutdowns."

Nov 16 10:32

Asia-Pacific trade deal is a big win for China and a blow for US. America First has in fact put America Last on the world stage

The repercussions of the new RCEP free-trade agreement between China and 14 other countries are huge. It creates a massive trading bloc in Asia that America, though its insular policies, will play no part in.

This weekend, 15 Asia-Pacific nations came together to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mammoth free-trade agreement that has been described as one of the largest in history.

It includes China, Japan, South Korea and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as Australia and New Zealand. The deal solidifies a tariff-free bloc spanning 30 percent of the world’s GDP and 2.6 billion people.

Nov 16 06:57

China warns of action after Pompeo says Taiwan not part of China

China will strike back against any moves that undermine its core interests, its foreign ministry said on Friday, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Taiwan “has not been a part of China”.

China calls Taiwan the most sensitive and important issue in its ties with the United States, and has been angered by the Trump administration’s stepped up support for the Chinese-claimed yet democratically ruled island, such as arms sales.

Speaking in a U.S. radio interview on Thursday, Pompeo said: “Taiwan has not been a part of China”.

Nov 16 06:40

Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries strike world's biggest free trade deal in huge coup for China to extend its influence amid the pandemic

Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday signed the world's biggest free trade deal, seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence amid the pandemic.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has been struck as the world's financial markets have been destroyed by coronavirus.

China's is one of the few economies to have successfully weathered the storm, despite being the country from which the calamitous virus originated.

Nov 16 05:11

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Nov 15 08:17

China Taking Advantage Of US Election Chaos, Threatens This Action Imminently

China represents Taiwan as the most delicate and critical issue in its ties with the United States and has been provoked by the Trump administration’s stepped-up care for the Chinese-claimed yet democratically ruled island, such as arms sales.

Talking in a US radio interview on Thursday, Pompeo declared: “Taiwan has not been a part of China”.

“That was recognized with the work that the Reagan administration did to lay out the policies that the United States has adhered to now for three-and-a-half decades,” he continued.

Nov 14 05:21

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Nov 13 12:23

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Nov 12 06:02

China’s Singles’ Day sales hit record $115 BILLION as economy recovers from Covid-19

Chinese online retail giants Alibaba and JD.com have smashed last year’s record numbers for the world's largest annual shopping spree, known as Singles’ Day, generating around $115 billion in sales across their platforms.

The Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped Alibaba from nearly doubling its previous high. According to the e-commerce giant, its gross merchandise value (GMV), a figure that reflects the total value of orders across its platforms, reached $74.1 billion.

Nov 11 07:47

Chinese government sidesteps question on when it will congratulate US President-elect Biden

The Chinese government on Monday sidestepped questions on when it would congratulate United States President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, with a Foreign Ministry spokesman saying only that China would act in "accordance with international practice."

More than 24 hours after US media declared Biden victorious, China remains one of the few major countries yet to send a message of congratulations to Biden and his team on their defeat of Donald Trump, leaving many to speculate whether officials there are waiting for the outgoing president to formally concede.

And with two months to go until Trump leaves office, Beijing may want to avoid anything that could further destabilize US-China relations.

Nov 11 07:10

Communist Party Expands Crackdown On China's Tech Billionaires After Spoiling Ant Financial IPO

Jack Ma might be China's richest man (for now, at least), but in the span of a week, Beijing's decision to postpone the planned IPO/spinoff of Alibaba's Ant Financial unit offering in Shanghai, preceded, according to reports, by onerous new regulatory measures (which, analysts say, could cut the company's value in half) has brought Ma to heel.

What could Ma, whose membership in the Communist Party is a matter of public record, have possibly done to provoke such a painful rebuke? He had the audacity to criticize China's financial regulations during an appearance at a high-profile industry conference in October. Ma's comments didn't make waves at the time, but nothing escapes the CCP.

Nov 11 06:25

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Quit En Masse After Beijing Moves To Stamp Out Last Bastion Of Political Dissent

Just like that, Hong Kong's last remaining bastion of political dissent has been crushed by a swift stomp of the CCP jackboot.

Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers, many of whom have been pepper-sprayed, beaten and arrested with their sympathizers in the streets of what was formerly Asia's gateway to the West, have resigned en masse Wednesday from Hong Kong's legislative council (commonly referred to simply as the LegCo), the city's top legislative body,

It all started early Wednesday, with reports that Beijing was weighing new measures to try and exclude many of the council's 19 (soon-to-be former) Democratic lawmakers in the opposition by imposing a new 'loyalty test'. The report, initially carried in Chinese state media, sparked an uproar, with all 19 legislators threatening to resign if any of them were targeted. Sure enough, the HK government responded by immediately disqualifying four opposition leaders:

Nov 10 07:44

Sweden Halts 5G Auction After Court Allows Huawei to Build 5G Network

While a report estimated the maximum price tag to totally exclude Huawei at $4 billion, Swedish Digitalisation Minister Anders Ygeman argued that the cost of building the 5G network on an uncertain basis would be significantly higher.

Following a ruling by a Swedish administrative court to allow Chinese firm Huawei to participate in the expansion of the country's 5G network, Swedish telecoms regulator PTS halted the upcoming 5G spectrum auctions.

Earlier on Monday, the administrative court of Stockholm temporarily lifted the ban on the Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE to participate in the expansion of the 5G network in Sweden, which Swedish Radio reporter Sven Carlsson described as a "partial victory" for Huawei.

Nov 10 07:36

Client-State Germany to Protect “Rules-Based World Order” From China in the Pacific Ocean

Following the US, other Western countries are looking to increase their presence in the Pacific to counter Beijing. On Thursday, Germany’s Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Berlin is looking to join Australia in the region for naval drills.

The defense minister said Germany will send a Navy ship to the region next year to join Australia for joint exercises. Echoing the rhetoric coming out of Washington, Kramp-Karrenbauer said China is undermining a “rules-based world order” and said Germany wants to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific by teaming up with “like-minded” allies.

“China has its own ideas about individual freedoms, human rights, our Western idea of democracy,” she said. Kramp-Karrenbauer also called China’s global infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative, a “challenge we have to react to.”

Nov 10 07:22

MAJOR: China Declines To Acknowledge Biden’s Victory

On Monday, China declined to congratulate Joe Biden as the “winner” of the US 2020 presidential election, saying the outcome of the vote was still to be determined.

While incumbent Donald Trump is yet to concede (if ever) and has launched several legal challenges, many world leaders prematurely congratulated Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris after the Democrats were declared winners at the weekend and spontaneous celebrations erupted across American cities, AFP reported.

Trump’s four years in the White House have been marked by a costly trade war and increasingly icy relations with China, with the two superpowers sparring over areas from the alleged blame for the COVID-19 pandemic to Beijing’s sovereignty over the South China Sea, as well as what the West claims is China’s allegedly ” bad human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong”.

Nov 09 06:35

World leaders who are NOT rushing to congratulate Biden: Putin and China say they will ‘wait until legal processes are complete’, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu goes out of his way to thank Trump after 12 hour silence and Saudi Arabia stays silent

Russian President Vladimir Putin is refusing to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden upon his projected election victory on the grounds that there are still 'legal processes' to complete.

President Trump is still refusing to concede the presidential election to Biden, claiming the election is not over.

Russia would only recognise a new US president on confirmation of 'official results', according to Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Nov 09 06:34

US Troops Set Foot in Taiwan for the First Time Since 1979 Recognition of ‘One China’ Formula

Taiwan’s Naval Command on Monday (Nov. 9) confirmed media reports that a contingent of U.S. Marines have arrived at the invitation of Taiwan’s military and will begin training Taiwanese troops for four weeks starting that day, marking the first public acknowledgment of U.S. soldiers training in Taiwan in over 40 years.

Starting on Monday, the Marine Raiders, the Marines’ special operations soldiers, will begin training Taiwanese Marines in assault boat and speedboat infiltration operations at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung, reported UDN. This is the first interaction between Taiwanese troops and those of an allied country since the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) put a halt to such exchanges about seven or eight months ago.

The Navy Command stated that this case is a ‘routine Taiwan-U.S. military exchange and cooperation training.” It said that it hopes that through this exchange with U.S. Marines, it can improve the combat capabilities of its own troops.

Nov 06 10:28

Biden Used TIGER Grants to Set The Table For Gulftainer That is Linked To Russia, China & Iran To Take Over Cargo Terminals

Shady Biden Port Deals Placed US At Risk From Russian, Chinese Club-K Container Missiles; Biden’s TIGER Grants Set The Table For GULFTAINER

Click Here to Listen to Lt. General Thomas McInerney, (3-Stars) U.S. Air Force (Retired), Author and Researcher Mary Fanning on this topic with Worldview Radio host Brannon Howse. Brannon's guest is also Former National Security Council Staffer for President Donald Trump Rich Higgins join us to give us his thoughts on what it would mean for America if Joe Biden becomes President due to his a national security threat due to being compromised by the Communist Chinese and government of Russia.

Nov 06 09:24

China Halts Ant Group’s IPO, Throwing Ma Empire Into Turmoil

In just a decade, Ant, an affiliate of Ma’s Alibaba Group, has exploded into the world’s largest financial technology company, reshaping the lives of many ordinary Chinese. But its ascendance -- and Ma’s growing global reputation -- has also posed a threat to China’s state-run lenders and their political benefactors.

Nov 05 08:21

Watch: "The Coming War On China"

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.

Nov 04 07:13

Ant's IPO Suspension Shows It's Too Big To Fail Now

The first shock on Election Day didn’t come from the U.S. Rather, it was the news that China suspended Ant Group’s $35 billion initial public offering.

It’s a PR nightmare for Beijing to call Ant’s IPO off on the eve of what would be the world’s largest public listing - especially after Ant spurned New York to list in Shanghai and Hong Kong. It came just days after co-founder Jack Ma criticized regulators for being out of touch and mocked banks as pawnshops. The financial impact was big enough to cause the Hong Kong dollar to fall Tuesday.

Nov 04 06:56

US, India, Japan, and Australia Hold Naval Drills Aimed at China

The US, Japan, India, and Australia began their largest joint naval drills in over a decade on Tuesday with an eye towards Beijing. The four countries make up the informal alliance known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or the Quad, a group the US is hoping to turn into a more formal security alliance.

The Indian-led Malabar drills began as an annual joint US-Indian operation in 1992. Japan joined the exercise on a permanent basis in 2015, and Australia last participated in the drills in 2007.

Nov 04 06:55

Economic Decoupling Creates Grave Strategic Dangers for China and America

Rising anger toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is fueling calls in the United States for “decoupling” the world’s two leading economies. But decoupling is a strategy that not only would impose severe economic costs on both countries, it also would weaken a crucial buffer that dampens bilateral strategic disputes. The probable outcome would be a substantial increase in tensions at best, and a calamitous military clash at worst.

There is little doubt that U.S.-PRC relations have deteriorated during Donald Trump’s presidency. The deterioration began early on with pointed U.S. accusations that China engages in a variety of “unfair” trade practices. Washington has pursued a more nationalistic economic course that some observers describe as a full-fledged trade war with Beijing. One manifestation of that attitude is an effort to reduce U.S. dependence on China as the source of certain important goods, such as electronic components and pharmaceuticals.

Nov 04 06:26

Chinese Revelers Party In Wuhan Nightclub While Europe Enters Second Lockdown

Footage out of China shows people in Wuhan dancing in close proximity in a nightclub without a face mask in sight even as other European countries enter into a debilitating second lockdown.

The clip, published by France 24, highlights revelers who are not wearing masks or engaging in any kind of ‘social distancing’ dancing the night away.

Nov 04 06:22

China State-Owned News Calls Tesla "Unreasonable And Arrogant" In Handling Model S & X Recalls

Could the love affair between Tesla and the Chinese Communist Party be drifting toward an unceremonious end?

From the looks of an editorial published in Xinhua on Tuesday, that could very well be the call. The country's state owned news agency called Tesla "unreasonable and arrogant" in an article published on Tuesday that addressed Tesla's recall of 30,000 imported Model S and Model X vehicles in the country.

“The automaker refused to acknowledge its defect outside China while taking the recall in the market, blaming the user behavior and pressure from regulatory bodies. Tesla needs to learn first to abide by the local regulations and protect legitimate rights of the car owners,” the editorial said, according to Bloomberg.

Recall, it was about a week ago we first highlighted a massive recall Tesla had to undergo in China due to lingering, years old questions about the safety of Model S and Model X suspensions.

Nov 03 14:24

Street lamps that wirelessly charge phones installed in central China

Street lamps that can wirelessly charge phones have been installed on the streets of Wuhan in central China.

In the video, a smartphone was put on a lamp and started charging.

According to a worker from the local construction bureau, more than 60 lamps which can be used as a wireless charging stations have been installed. The lamps can also monitor pedestrian flow and alarm.

Nov 03 06:30

China Is Stealing Border Land From Tiny Nepal To Build Military Bases

China is again being accused of a blatant landgrab along the disputed Himalayan high altitude border region not far from where Chinese and Indian Army troops previously clashed.

This time it's the country of Nepal that has accused China of stealing over 150 hectares sovereign of its territory, or about 1.5 square kilometers. Leaders of the tiny country wedged between the major regional powers of India and China made the explosive charge to the Daily Telegraph early this week.

"Why should China come over into Nepal, when China is already sixty times the size of our small country?" a lawmaker in the Nepali Congress Party, Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, said. However, it's believed that thus far neither Kathmandu nor Beijing has officially acknowledged it because it would harm trade ties - a much more worrisome prospect for the Nepal side.

Nov 02 13:39

China to build world’s longest underwater high-speed rail tunnel

A project to construct China’s first undersea high-speed rail tunnel in eastern Zhejiang Province was approved on Monday, according to The Paper digital newspaper. Investments in the project will amount to over $4 billion.

Construction of the Jintang undersea tunnel is expected to start this year, while the overall project will take six to seven years to complete.

With a maximum depth of 78 meters and a diameter of 14 meters, the 16.2km-long tunnel will be the world’s longest undersea tunnel for high-speed rail upon completion. It will link the Jintang island of Zhoushan and the coastal area of Ningbo.

Nov 02 13:24

BREAKING: Evidence of Biden Payments from China Support Tony Bobulinski and Show the Bidens Made Millions Swindling America

The MSM, Democrats and the Biden Campaign are complaining that the Tony Bobulinski story is a lie. They want Americans to believe that Hunter and Joe Biden are men of character and Bobulinski is the man lacking integrity. Unfortunately for this corrupt group, we have evidence that proves Bobulinski right.

Yaacov Apelbaum at the Illustrated Primer reports:

Several MSM outlets have been challenging the validity of Tony Bobulinski’s claims regarding Joe Biden’s and his brother Jim’s involvement with Hunter’s China business activity. The latest NY Post forensic evaluation confirmed that Bobulinski’s email was legit. But apparently, this is not good enough for propaganda outlets like CNN, NYT and WaPo which continue to challenge these emails and any claim of “family” involvement.

Nov 02 08:25

Ethnic Mongolians battle to keep their language and culture alive in China

In recent years, the Chinese government has faced damning criticism over its handling of ethnic minorities like the Uighurs and also Tibetans.

Now the central government, which is dominated by China’s majority Han Chinese, has decided to reduce Mongolian language teaching, prompting rare protests in China’s northern border region.

China correspondent Stephen McDonell travelled to the Mongolian grasslands.

Nov 02 08:04

Huawei Purportedly Has a Plan to Get Around U.S. Sanctions: Build Its Own Chips

Huawei has apparently lost all hope, or patience, that it will ever free itself from U.S. sanctions, which have effectively choked off its access to much-needed chips. The company is purportedly getting ready to do something about it. The solution: build its own chip plant.

According to a report in the Financial Times, Huawei is working on a plan to develop its own chip plant in Shanghai. Trump administration sanctions prohibit any company from using U.S. software or equipment to sell chips to Huawei without a license from the Department of Commerce. Huawei’s planned chip plant would not use American technology, the Times reported, which will allow it to secure supplies for its core telecom infrastructure business.

Nov 02 07:56

INVESTIGATION: HOW CHINESE INTELLIGENCE CULTIVATED THE BIDEN FAMILY

An intelligence firm recently published an investigation report on how the Chinese intelligence cultivated the Biden family. The intel report disclosed a detailed narration of important events and interactions which took place during meetings between the Biden family and Chinese tycoons. As a direct result of the elaborate influence operation China managed to steal America’s nuclear secrets. As part of the operation, Joe Biden also blocked the sale of Russian Cryogenic rocket engine technology to India describing it as being “dangerous”.

Nov 01 10:41

Is China An Existential Threat To America?

This is a crucial time in the history of our republic.

UN Secretary?General Antonio Guterres, speaking to the General Assembly on September 22, said the world must do everything to prevent a new Cold War. "We are headed in a very dangerous direction," he said.

We can agree with that dangerous-direction assessment, but we might not agree with his recommendation. Guterres recommended that the world embrace multilateral cooperation.

We can, of course, cooperate with a China that is a partner or a friend. We can even cooperate with a China that is a competitor; all nations to some degree compete. The question is this: Is China just a competitor? Can we, for instance, cooperate with a China that is an opponent or an enemy?

Nov 01 07:27

FLASHBACK - She’s Not Speaking For You – How Much Do The Pelosi’s Have Invested In China?

President Trump announced Tuesday that he was immediately suspending funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). The State Department was otherwise poised to hand over to the WHO $893 million over the next two years. The President’s move came in response to the actions of the WHO and particularly its Director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in defending China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Estimates are that 95% of the deaths worldwide from the ongoing pandemic could have been avoided had Chinese authorities not lied about the scope of the outbreak and had instead warned the world of the scope of the problem on their soil.

In making the announcement that funding would be withheld the President also noted that an investigation was being launched into the actions of the WHO stating that the WHO had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures” and that the WHO was “China-centric.”

Nov 01 07:25

FLASHBACK - Exclusive– Congressman: Nancy Pelosi Blocking Investigation into Chinese Coronavirus Origins, Tax Money to Wuhan Lab

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) told Breitbart News this weekend that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would rather investigate President Donald Trump again than focus on the actual origins of the Chinese coronavirus and U.S. tax dollars that went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from which intelligence officials increasingly believe the virus leaked.

Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, Reschenthaler discussed his efforts to investigate tax dollars that flowed through a New York firm to the Wuhan lab. He said that Pelosi and House Democrats are not interested in holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable and, instead, want to focus their oversight efforts on politically harming President Trump again just like they tried and failed with the partisan impeachment last year and earlier this year.

Nov 01 07:24

FLASHBACK - It Now Makes Sense: Pelosi Staffer Is Registered Chinese Media Lobbyist

A few weeks ago, many people wondered why Nancy Pelosi continues to spend taxpayer money in order to have Chinese communist propaganda sent to every member of congress… and now they know why. A staff member of Pelosi’s worked very hard to help the CCP propaganda “expand” into American homes.

The National Pulse reported:

During his tenure as Executive Vice President at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Daly secured a contract between the lobbying behemoth and China Central Television Network (CCTV).

Specifically, the firm helped the state-run propaganda outfit CCTV expand into American homes by “providing strategic counsel, identify relevant parties to communications activities, and media relations to support the launch of CCTV America.”

Nov 01 07:20

Chinese firm to build $1 billion wind farm in Ukraine

Chinese company PowerChina and Ukrainian WindFarm have signed a contract on building a wind power station with a capacity of 800 megawatt in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk Oblast, near towns Manhush and Nikolske.

It will become the biggest wind farm in Europe if offshore wind farms aren’t counted, reads the WindFarm’s statement published on Oct. 30. The project will cost at least $1 billion.

When built, the wind farm will sell its power for the market price, meaning that, unlike all other renewable power producers, PowerChina and WindFarm won’t be selling their electricity to the state for above-market prices — through the country’s green tariff, WindFarm deputy director Aleksandr Charun told the Kyiv Post. Currently, Ukraine has the highest tariff for renewable power in Europe.

Oct 31 07:01

Biden Pledges to ‘Collaborate’ With CCP in Chinese-Language Newspaper

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised a more collaborative approach to China in an op-ed published in a Chinese-language newspaper whose editors frequently attended junkets organized by the Chinese government.

Biden published an op-ed in the World Journal, a U.S. newspaper widely read by the Chinese-American community, on October 22. World Journal, which is owned by a Taiwanese news conglomerate, historically had an anti-CCP tilt but has become open to Beijing in recent years. The newspaper's editors have attended annual conferences hosted by the Chinese government and reportedly complied with a demand from the Chinese consulate to scrub an advertisement about the Falun Gong, an oppressed religious movement.

Oct 31 06:54

Get ready for global technology war & end of globalization as we know it – China unveils ambitious 5-year plan

Beijing remain’s resolutely committed to increasing the nation’s financial prowess in the face of growing anti-China sentiment on the world stage and a simmering ‘Cold War’ with Washington.

Today the Communist Party of China wrapped up a very important week-long meeting. Known as the “fifth plenum” of the party’s central committee, the leaders of China released a communiqué which set out their immediate goals, political priorities and vision for the country’s future, including its new five-year economic plan.

Oct 31 06:50

Chinese fixer targets FIVE Prime Ministers: New evidence of Beijing's infiltration of British Establishment as it emerges leading figure 'tasked with grooming foreign elites' met politicians including Boris Johnson, David Cameron and Tony Blair

A leading figure in a Chinese group allegedly created to groom foreign elites has been pictured with five British prime ministers.

Photographs uncovered by the Daily Mail show how Zhirong Hu has moved among the British Establishment.

He has met Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair.

Oct 31 06:44

David Cameron's UK-China fund 'struggling to attract investors'

David Cameron’s efforts to raise $1bn for a fund to invest in China have met with a lack of enthusiasm, according to reports.

One person who was asked to put money into the project described it as “moribund”, according to the Financial Times, signalling slow progress nearly 16 months after it was launched.

The UK-China Fund is intended to promote cooperation between the two countries in areas including energy, technology, healthcare and manufacturing, and has been endorsed by Beijing and Westminster.

However, one person who was asked to become involved in the project told the FT: “It’s completely moribund … They approached all the big banks and other serious investors. And I don’t know of anyone that’s put money up.”

Oct 31 06:43

Farage Warns Chinese Interests Lining up for ‘Fire Sale’ of UK Businesses

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has warned that Chinese interests are lining up to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis by buying “vast swathes of our strategic and manufacturing industries”.

“What is happening right now is that Chinese companies and Chinese money are lining up for what they expect to be a ‘fire sale’ of British businesses,” Mr Farage said during a Facebook live stream on Wednesday.

Mentioning that Germany has put into law protections for German companies against foreign takeover during the coronavirus crisis, he continued: “I fear, we’re going to allow China in to buy up vast swathes of our strategic and manufacturing industries and it just can’t be allowed.

Oct 31 06:40

US & China Hold Military Talks To Deescalate Ratcheting War Rhetoric

The US and Chinese militaries are holding "crisis communications" talks after days of escalating 'war rhetoric' between the two countries.

This latest was held via video conference between the US and PLA sides Wednesday through Thursday of this week, Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian confirmed. This also as Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Mike Pompeo toured Asia seeking to gain support and cooperation from allies on confronting and countering the "China threat" to the region.

Over the course of this month President Xi Jinping has made multiple hugely provocative statements telling PLA forces to "prepare for war" as tensions are ratcheting over Taiwan, particularly after US warship 'freedom of navigation' passages through the Taiwan Strait and Washington's latest approval of advanced weapons transfers.

Oct 31 06:38

Germany is sure of a Trump victory as Merkel calls for US and EU to unite against China

Oct 30 06:51

Massive Biden Family Scandal: If Biden wins, China corruption wins #Bobulinski

The degree of collusion, corruption, mobster tactics, lies, suppression now dominating the US mainstream, is at an all time high shocking level.

What many have complained about for years is now out in the open, demonstrating to the whole world how degenerated the American system has become.

The Joe and Hunter Biden scandal and corroborations with the Chinese now makes it clear to everyone that if Biden wins, China wins the US election.

Reports Fox: Tony Bobulinski joins Tucker Carlson to discuss his alleged dealings with Hunter and Joe Biden.

Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, was the former CEO of SinoHawk Holdings, which he said was the partnership between the CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming and the two Biden family members.

Oct 30 06:25

Joe Biden PARTNERED With Chinese COMMUNISTS For $30M | Rudy Giuliani

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