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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

RIDING THE DRAGON: The Bidens' Chinese Secrets (Full Documentary)

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

TRUMP 2nd TERM will target CHINA BIGLY

Nov 13 12:23

For anyone who needed a good laugh today

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

Oct 30 06:14

Which one of these guys do you think the Chinese communists were buying for $5,000,000?

Oct 29 08:36

US Commander Provokes China: Troops Can Be Sent To Defend Japan's Senkaku Islands

Two weeks ago we detailed the latest flare-up in maritime tensions between Japan and China after Chinese ships intruded into the Japanese-claimed Senkaku Islands area in disputed East China Sea waters, staying for a record amount of time according to Japan's Defense Minister, who previously called the situation "intolerable".

The stakes have now been raised as of early this week given the head of US forces in Japan has said the Pentagon could send American troops to defend the Senkaku Islands from future Chinese aggression.

Oct 29 08:35

Five Arrested As "Illegal Agents" Of China In FBI Bust Of Major PRC Operation On US Soil

The US Justice Department announced charges against eight individuals it says acted as "illegal agents" of China on Wednesday. Specifically the statement alleged they had been engaged in an organized campaign of intimating Chinese citizens currently on American soil.

Five of these have already been arrested while at least one other is being sought by US law enforcement. The DoJ's National Security division Assistant Attorney General John Demers announced at a press briefing:

"[I am here] to announce charges against eight individuals for acting as agents of the People’s Republic of China while taking part in an illegal Chinese law enforcement operation known as Fox Hunt here in the United States."

Oct 29 08:32

DOJ charges eight people in 'Operation Fox Hunt' plot by China to use harassment, surveillance and death threats to pressure Chinese nationals living in the US into returning home

The US Justice Department has charged eight people with conspiring to work on behalf of China to engage in an 'international campaign to threaten, harass, surveil, and intimidate' Chinese citizens to return to their home country.

Five of the individuals charged were arrested on Wednesday, while the rest are believed to be in China, said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

Defendants Zhu Yong, Hongru Jin, and Michael McMahon were arrested in New York and New Jersey; Rong Jing and Zheng Congying were arrested in Los Angeles. Zhu Feng, Hu Ji, and Li Minjun remain at large.

Oct 29 07:46

US Military Aircraft Flew Directly Over Taiwan (Aka China)

The US flew a spy plane directly over Taiwan earlier this week amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. The US Air Force confirmed the flight with The War Zone on Wednesday and said a RC-135W Rivet Joint surveillance plane made the provocative maneuver.

Flight tracking software indicates the RC-135W flew over the northern part of the island and may have flown directly over the capital Taipei. Flight trackers noted the same RC-135W flew over waters to the south of Taiwan and near China’s southern coast along with a US Navy EP-3E Aries II spy plane on October 19th.

News of the flight comes as the US is pushing through more weapons sales to Taiwan. Since Washington severed diplomatic ties with Taipei in 1979 and recognized Beijing, the US has provided Taiwan with military equipment to discourage China from invading the island.

Oct 29 07:22

70 Years after China and the DPRK Defeated the United States in Korea

There is a piece of news on an important anniversary missing from western state and corporate news. This year, 2020, is the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) army entering the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to help in, what the Chinese call, the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea.

Oct 29 07:12

China Sanctions US Companies for Selling Arms To Taiwan

Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman Zhao Lijian Monday announced that his country imposed sanctions on United States companies Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, and Raytheon for their pre-agreement to sell arms to Taiwan.

Last week, Zhao informed that China would provide a legitimate response after the U.S. State Department announced its intention to sell three lots of weapons to Taiwan that included SLAM-ER missiles and several High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which is a multiple lightweight missile delivery system.

He called on the United States to stop selling arms to Taiwan and to cut military ties with the government in Taipei.

Oct 29 07:06

A 20-Year-Old Book Suggests China Is Already Quietly At War With The US

October 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared in Chaozhou City on a visit to the Marine Corps in the Southern province of Guangdong. He addressed the soldiers there and urged them to “maintain a state of high alert” and “put all [their] minds and energy on preparing for war.”

He urged soldiers to be “absolutely loyal” and “reliable” in these times. Jinping did not elaborate on why he needed to voice those words now. He has also recently made and delivered more aggressive and direct statements by CCP members and even Chinese military members.

Oct 29 06:51

Pompeo Spreads Anti-China Message in the Maldives and Sri Lanka

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued his anti-China crusade in South Asia on Wednesday in visits to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Pompeo slammed China for what he called “lawless and threatening” behavior in the region.

Pompeo announced that the US will soon open an embassy in the Maldives for the first time. The move is seen as an effort to counter Beijing’s influence in the small island nation.

China has invested billions of dollars into the Maldives and Sri Lanka as part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. In Sri Lanka, Pompeo criticized China’s business practices and said the US is a better partner.

“We see from bad deals, violations of sovereignty and lawlessness on land and sea that the Chinese Communist Party is a predator, and the United States comes in a different way, we come as a friend, and as a partner,” Pompeo said at a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital.

Oct 29 06:50

Latest US arms sale to Taiwan ‘will help destroy half of any Chinese invasion force’

Taiwan’s ability to strike back at any attack from mainland China has received a further boost after the US approved another potential arms deal to boost its coastal defences.

Taiwanese officials said the deal would help the island achieve its goal of being able to destroy half of any PLA invasion force within five years.

In a statement on Monday, the State Department said it had notified Congress of its approval for the US$2.4 billion package, which includes 400 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, 100 launcher transporters, radar and support systems.

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Oct 29 06:37

Navy Secretary: China Is the Greatest Threat to US Way of Life

Sensational statements from Trump administration officials concerning the threat China poses to the US have become commonplace. On Wednesday, the top civilian leader of the US Navy and Marines Corps added to the Cold War-style rhetoric against Beijing.

“I think [China] is probably the greatest threat to our country that Americans, writ large, do not understand,” Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said at an event hosted by the Navy Memorial. “I literally believe with all my heart and soul — and I can’t stress this any more — what we are seeing emerging is a threat beyond any comparison ever in the history of our country.”

Braithwaite recently returned from a tour of the Indo-Pacific region, where he visited Japan, Singapore, Guam, and Palau. The US has been shoring up the support of Asian allies to counter Beijing in the region. But Braithwaite’s comments went beyond the typical warnings of Chinese military activity in the Pacific.

Oct 29 06:35

How a Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over to Arms Industry and Taiwan Supporters

When the United States finalized a set of seven arms sales packages to Taiwan in August, including 66 upgraded F-16 fighter planes and longer-range air-to-ground missiles that could hit sensitive targets on mainland China, it shifted US policy sharply toward a much more aggressive stance on the geo-strategic island at the heart of military tensions between the United States and China.

Branded “Fortress Taiwan” by the Pentagon, the ambitious arms deal was the engineered by Randall Schriver, a veteran pro-Taiwan activist and anti-China hardliner whose think tank had been financed by America’s biggest arms contractors and by the Taiwan government itself.

Oct 29 06:33

He got a coronavirus vaccine in China, but had to keep it secret. Why? OCT. 29, 2020 1:30 AM

BEIJING — The oil company worker wondered why he had to keep his vaccination a secret. Questions raced through his head as he read the confidentiality agreement, which threatened he would be disciplined if he told anyone outside company management about the COVID-19 shot he was waiting to get.
What if something went wrong? Who would take responsibility? The worker knew the vaccine maker, China National Biotec Group — part of the state-owned pharmaceutical group Sinopharm — was conducting trials of this vaccine on hundreds of thousands of volunteers in the United Arab Emirates, Peru, Morocco and other countries.

“At least they’re in a monitored, controlled situation,” he said of those trials, watching as hundreds of his co-workers lined up around him to get their injection at a clinic in Beijing. “But for us, they can’t make any guarantees. This is us making a sacrifice for the nation.”

Oct 29 06:12

Collusion: Hunter Biden Allegedly Represented Chinese CEO in Deal to Help Russia’s State Oil Company

Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, allegedly acted as the “personal attorney” for Ye Jianming, the chair of a major Chinese energy firm, in a deal to buy a 14% stake in a Russian state oil company facing U.S. sanctions.

The stunning accusation was made by Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of the Biden family, during an interview Tuesday evening with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.

Bobulinski explained that he was to have been the CEO of a new firm, Sinohawk, that was to be a joint venture between CEFC — the “capitalistic side of the Chinese government” — and the Biden family. He said he met with Joe Biden in 2017 to discuss the arrangement, contradicting Biden’s denials on the campaign trail.

Oct 29 05:54

China’s Foreign Ministry Responds to Hostile US Actions and Rhetoric

US war on China by other means risks direct confrontation between two superpowers if things are pushed too far — what’s been happening since before Trump took office.

On Tuesday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin addressed unacceptable US regional actions, notably its escalating hostile policies toward Beijing.

Oct 29 05:53

ISRAELI MOSSAD SECRETLY SECURED COVID-19 VACCINE FROM CHINA, SAY SOURCES

THE ISRAELI EXTERNAL INTELLIGENCE agency, the Mossad, has allegedly secured a Chinese-produced vaccine against the coronavirus, according to reports on Israeli television. The report came as the Israeli government confirmed over the weekend that “several diplomatic efforts are occurring behind the scenes” to acquire various vaccines against COVID-19.

According to The Jerusalem Post newspaper, an unnamed senior official in Israel’s Ministry of Health “who is in the know” said that Israel was close to reaching agreements with developers in several countries to purchase coronavirus vaccines. On Monday, however, Israel’s Channel 12 television said “multiple sources” had confirmed that the Mossad had secured the Chinese vaccine and “brought it to Israel”, so that it could be studied by Israeli scientists.

Oct 29 05:39

Joe Biden not good for India as he could be soft on China, says Donald Trump Jr

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is not good for India as he could be soft on China, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son said at an event to celebrate the “success” of his book that talks about graft allegations against the Bidens.

Forty-two-year-old Donald Trump Jr is leading the re-election campaign of his 74-year-old father. The presidential elections in the U.S. are slated to be held on November 3.

“We have to understand the threat of China and no one knows that probably better than Indian-Americans,” Trump Jr, told a select group of supporters from the community at the event in Long Island, New York.

Oct 28 15:54

'Holy S**t, Biden Is Compromised': Hunter On Tape Admitting To Chinese Scheme

A former Navy lieutenant who spent six months in 2017 in business with Hunter Biden, trying without success to get a joint venture with a Chinese firm off the ground, has published an audio recording from earlier this month, which he insists was a Biden partner trying to quiet him.

Tony Bobulinski appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Tuesday night and a recording of Rob Walker was played - whose wife works for Jill Biden - supposedly warning Bobulinski not to publish the information.

Oct 28 14:07

China Sets Its Sights On Global EV Dominance

Oct 28 07:36

India will get access to U.S. satellite data that can make military missiles more precise Published Tue, Oct 27 202010:29 PM EDT

The United States and India reaffirmed their defense and security partnership on Tuesday and signed an agreement allowing New Delhi to access U.S. satellite data crucial for targeting missiles and other military assets.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh announced the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) in New Delhi between the two countries.

The U.S.-India partnership is more important than ever for regional security and stability, according to Esper. “We stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific for all, particularly in light of increasing aggression and destabilizing activities by China,” he said in remarks shared by the State Department.

Oct 28 05:57

Japan Order To Shoot Any China Fishing Boats, After Increasing Number of China Fishing Boats in EEZ

Oct 27 11:55

BREAKING: New audio of Hunter Biden talking about his partner “the f**king spy chief of China”

Hunter Biden – in an audio file labelled “Most Genius Shit Ever” – appears to be referencing Patrick Ho, who was a former Secretary for Home Affairs in Hong Kong, as a “spy chief of China” while lamenting how his business partner Ye Jianming of CEFC China Energy had disappeared.

Ho was also involved in the CEFC venture, as originally reported by the New York Post and suppressed by the media and Big Tech firms.

The audio breaks the mainstream media’s narrative that the hard drive is somehow “fake” or does not implicate Hunter or Joe Biden in criminal investigations and/or business deals with the Chinese Communist Party.

Oct 27 11:53

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Audio Confesses Partnership With China ‘Spy Chief’… Joe Biden Named As Criminal Case Witness

Hunter Biden – in an audio file labelled “Most Genius Shit Ever” – appears to be referencing Patrick Ho, who was a former Secretary for Home Affairs in Hong Kong, as a “spy chief of China” while lamenting how his business partner Ye Jianming of CEFC China Energy had disappeared.

Ho was also involved in the CEFC venture, as originally reported by the New York Post and suppressed by the media and Big Tech firms.

The audio breaks the mainstream media’s narrative that the hard drive is somehow “fake” or does not implicate Hunter or Joe Biden in criminal investigations and/or business deals with the Chinese Communist Party.

Oct 27 11:37

China Preparing For Biden Administration, Sanctions US Companies Over Taiwan Support

China will inflict sanctions on US companies including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for providing weapons to Taiwan, a foreign ministry representative announced Monday.

Raytheon also will be a target, continued the spokesman, Zhao Lijian. He provided no details of what punishments might be inflicted or when.

Oct 27 07:01

Putin’s long game strategy on nuclear missiles in Europe may well pay off because Cold War treaties completely ignored China

In announcing a new variation of his long-held proposal for a moratorium on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Europe, Russia’s president seeks to repeat history, turning an anticipated US/NATO “no” into an eventual “yes.”

In a bold new proposal, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expanded on his existing offer of a moratorium on the deployment of intermediate-range nuclear forces on European soil by suggesting that Russia and the US/NATO engage in so-called “verification measures” (a euphemism for on-site inspections) “regarding the Aegis Ashore systems equipped with Mk 41 launchers at US and NATO bases in Europe and the 9M729 missiles at Russian military facilities in the Kaliningrad Region.”

Oct 27 06:53

US Approves $2.4BN Coastal Defense Missile Sale To Taiwan Amid China Sanctions Retaliation

The State Department has made the official announcement late in the day Monday of US approval for up to 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems and related weapons equipment to be sold to Taiwan in a deal estimated at $2.37 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the intent to transfer, with the main contractor named as Boeing.

The Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles will serve as an early reaction coastal defense against enemy inbound cruise missiles as part of ongoing rapid modernization efforts to Taiwan's military as it's increasingly surrounded by threatening Chinese PLA exercises.

Oct 27 06:17

The World Is Changing: China Launches Campaign for Superpower Status

The outdated notion that China "just wants to do business" should be completely erased from our understanding of the rising global power’s political outlook.

Simply put, Beijing has long realized that, in order for it to sustain its economic growth unhindered, it has to develop the necessary tools to protect itself, its allies and their combined interests.

The need for a strong China is not a novel idea developed by the current Chinese President, Xi Jinping. It goes back many decades, spanning various nationalist movements and, ultimately, the Communist Party. What sets XI apart from the rest is that, thanks to the unprecedented global influence acquired by Beijing during his incumbency (2013-present), China is now left with no alternative but to match its "economic miracle" with a military one.

Oct 27 05:28

China's Top Leaders Meet To Set Policy Direction For The Next 5 Years

Today China's top leaders represented by the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee started the Fifth Plenum of its 19th Party Congress where they will chart the course for the economy’s development for the next 15 years and set the country’s long-term priorities, with are expected to focus on boosting technological self-sufficiency and domestic demand while Xi cements his influence over the party.

The Plenum will run until Thursday, and will conduct the country’s most important exercise in central-planning: drafting the next Five-Year Plan against the backdrop of a worsening global economy and US sanctions (it's unclear what if any role the recordings China intelligence has of Hunter Biden will play in this exercise). The plenum will also discuss a broad plan for the next 15 years, with goals that are likely to endure for at least the rest of 67-year-old President Xi Jinping’s rule, who as a reminder made himself ruler for life several years ago.

Oct 26 14:59

WW3 warning: India puts China on alert after threat to 'strike first' against Beijing

INDIA has sent a terrifying message to China, after releasing footage of a new anti-ship missile destroying a frigate, accompanied by a pledge to "strike first and strike hard".

Tensions between China and India have intensified after the Indian Navy released footage of a new military drill. In the video, an anti-ship missile obliterates a decomissioned frigate somewhere in the Arabian Sea. The video, posted on Twitter, was accompanied with a claim: "Strike First. Strike Hard."

Oct 26 06:30

As U.S. Tensions Soar With China, Taiwan Fears Cannon Fodder Risk

After 40 years of “strategic ambiguity” in its partnership with the United States, Taiwan has taken the unprecedented move of calling Washington for “clarity” on whether it would be defended in the event of armed conflict with China.

The Washington Post reported last week a senior Taiwanese representative to the U.S. as saying: “We need some degree of clarity.” The post headlined with the question: “Would the U.S. protect Taiwan from China?”

The growing nervousness on the island territory off China’s southern coast comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Those tensions have been fueled by the Trump administration’s sharp divergence from respecting Washington’s erstwhile One China policy.

Oct 26 06:19

US-China Confrontation: The Hijacking of the United Nations Security Council Continues

US Ambassador publishes article in New York Post, October 21, 2020 accusing China of precisely the tactics the US has been using at the UN since its inception.

China replies today:

“On 21 October the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations published an article, viciously attacking cooperation between China and the UN. The article disregards facts, and features lies, twisted logic, ideological bias and a cold war mentality. It is an embodiment of McCarthyism in the new era. We firmly reject it.”

The Security Council meeting on October 5th, 2020, during the Russian Presidency, is a dramatic demonstration of US and allied manipulations and falsifications, the very manipulations and falsifications they accuse China of.

Oct 26 06:06

Chinese Authorities Scramble To Suppress Biggest COVID-19 Outbreak In Months

Chinese authorities are scrambling to suppress yet another outbreak in far-flung Xinjiang after a 17-year-old garment factory worker tested positive.

Health authorities reported 137 new cases on Sunday, all of which were confirmed in Xinjiang Province, making this by far the largest new outbreak since the Spring. In keeping with Beijing's prescribed "wartime posture" approach, authorities last night launched a mass-testing campaign to try and test all 4.75 million residents in and around the city of Kashgar. A couple of weeks ago, authorities pulled off a similarly massive testing drive in Qingdao, a city in the eastern Shangdong Province.

Oct 26 05:56

In Asia, Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China

U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington’s latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing.

As part of an intensifying pushback against China’s growing economic and military power in the region, Pompeo will also travel to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, two Indian Ocean countries struggling with a mountain of Chinese debt incurred to finance big infrastructure projects.

Pompeo will conclude his trip, which comes in the final week before the U.S. presidential election, in Indonesia, which is also locked in territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 05:40

Maria Bartiromo Hosts Schweizer to Shed Light on Explosive Biden Partnership With Chinese Military

Oct 26 05:35

World War 3 fears SOAR as German spy chief warns China is close to ‘world domination’

CHINA has been tipped as close to "world domination" by the former head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, who also warned Europe they need to tackle Beijing's influence.

Gerhard Schindler, former head of the Federal Intelligence Service between 2011 and 2016, urged Germany to curb its “strategic dependence” on Beijing. He also urged the country to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G network, in the same vein as the UK and other Beijing-skeptic nations. It comes world leaders have ramped up sanctions and surveillance against China over human rights violations and military actions in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 05:23

Beijing Slaps Sanctions On Raytheon, Lockheed & Boeing In Retaliation For Taiwan Arms Sales

As President Trump and VP Mike Pence (recent COVID-19 infections be damned) fan out across the country for a last-minute pre-Election Day push to get out the vote, Beijing is adding to its long-promised retaliation for TikTok, Hong Kong, the Xinjiang sanctions, all President Trump's COVID-19-related China bashing and - most importantly - Taiwan.

After Beijing sanctioned Lockheed Martin over its involvement in "Torpedoes for Taiwan", the CCP is following up with more economic attacks on American defense contractors, guaranteeing that the Chinese response, and its attendant economic impact, will be elevated to an important talking point and - more importantly - another risk factor for already-uneasy markets, struggling to digest the political uncertainty combined with new record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the US and Europe.

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