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Jun 18 12:36

Old and New Official Enemies

There is only one solution to this sordid, deadly, destructive, and corrupt racket: the dismantling, not the reform, of the national-security state apparatus and the restoration of America’s founding governmental system of a limited-government republic. That’s the way to lead America to peace, prosperity, and harmony with the people of the world.

Jun 18 11:31

U.S. Threw Boeing ‘Under The Airbus’ In Effort To Thwart China

President Biden has essentially thrown Boeing BA “under the Airbus,” at least for the time being, as part of a high-stakes, longer-term strategy to reinvigorate Western-led globalization on Democratic Party terms.

The United States USM and the European Union announced earlier this week during Biden’s first foreign trip that the world’s two largest airline manufacturers would set aside for five years tariffs associated with the world’s most expensive and long-standing World Trade Organization dispute — a dispute begun by Boeing in 2004, three years after the WTO’s creation.

The reason? To confront China and its ambitions in the aviation industry.

It was a win for Airbus because, at least for five years and almost certainly longer, it sets aside a WTO ruling allowing Boeing to impose tariffs in retaliation for improper European Union support of Airbus.

Jun 18 11:17

FCC proposes ban on Chinese surveillance cameras, other products

U.S. regulators proposed a ban on products from Huawei Technologies Co. and four other Chinese electronics companies, including surveillance cameras widely used by schools but linked to oppression in western China, stepping up pressure on tech suppliers alleged to be security risks.

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co., whose cameras can be found in U.S. schools and local government facilities, were targeted in an order the Federal Communications Commission adopted in a 4-0 vote on Thursday. Also named in the order were telecom giant ZTE Corp. and two-way radio maker Hytera Communications Corp

The order would forbid U.S. sales of specified telecommunications and surveillance equipment from the companies. The action begins a period of review before a final vote on the matter.

"We are taking direct action to exclude untrusted equipment and vendors from communications networks," said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.

Jun 18 11:13

EXCLUSIVE Pacific undersea cable project sinks after U.S. warns against Chinese bid

  • HMN Tech's bid priced at more than 20% below rivals - sources
    World Bank said all bids deemed non-compliant
  • U.S. warned Chinese firms posed a security threat
  • Undersea cables emerged as sensitive area of Pacific diplomacy


SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 18 (Reuters) - A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded U.S. warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters.

The former Huawei Marine Networks, now called HMN Technologies and majority owned by Shanghai-listed Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd, submitted a bid for the $72.6 million project priced at more than 20% below rivals Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Finland’s Nokia, and Japan’s NEC, the sources said.

Jun 18 07:45

China Targets Taiwan...

Jun 18 07:03

Beijing Retaliates After EU Excludes China-Made Vaccines From Digital COVID 'Passpor

The European Union will start its “EU Digital Covid Certificate” program on July 1, after the tool to streamline information about a traveler’s COVID-19 status was approved by the EU Parliament on June 9. China-made vaccines are not recognized by the program, as is the case with the Russia-made vaccines. The Chinese regime’s embassy in France responded by saying that it would retaliate with reciprocal treatment of French travelers in China.

Jun 18 06:13

China Cancels Its Billionaire Celebrity

One of Jack Ma’s business partners confirms that Ma, who was China’s richest man, now spends his days painting.

You can be forgiven if you haven’t heard much about Jack Ma. China doesn’t want you to know much about Jack Ma right now. Ma was once a celebrity billionaire, earning fame and fortune as the co-founder and CEO of Alibaba. So why has the most famous businessman in China gone missing? A new interview with one of Ma’s closest associates shows that the Chinese Communist Party has muzzled Ma because of his criticism of the Communist regime. The crackdown is evidence that leader Xi Jinping has absolute authority in China, and this episode should give Americans the moral courage to stand up for our values.

Jun 17 11:14

China's Shenzhou-12 docks with space station core module

China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship has successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe on Thursday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The spaceship, launched on Thursday morning, completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast autonomous rendezvous and docking with the front docking port of Tianhe at 3:54 p.m. (Beijing Time), forming a three-module complex with the cargo craft Tianzhou-2.

Footages from cameras on both Shenzhou-12 and Tianhe show the precise moment of docking.

Jun 17 10:22

China's AI fighter pilots are 'better than humans' and have DEFEATED them in test flights

Chinese fighter jets piloted by artificial intelligence are becoming better than humans and routinely defeat pilots in dogfights, the country's military has claimed.

Fang Guoyu, a pilot and aerial combat champion, was recently 'shot down' by one of the craft during a simulated dogfight, according to state-run media.

'This is not the first time the renowned Fang was shot down by the AI, and Fang is not the only ace the AI has defeated,' the military-run PLA Daily reported.

Jun 17 09:12

Mao’s Cultural Revolution Has Arrived In America

From 1966 to 1976, Chinese society suffered under what we now call the Cultural Revolution.

Although the Cultural Revolution (previously known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) was a multifaceted affair, it was undergirded by a vicious, fanatical campaign to destroy the “Four Olds.”

In 1971, The New York Times described the campaign thusly:

“One of the early objectives of the Cultural Revolution in China … was to wipe out the ‘four olds’—old things, old ideas, old customs and old habits.....

“The ‘four olds’ had already suffered setbacks in the years of Communist rule preceding the Cultural Revolution, but the Maoist leadership tried to use the new revolutionary upsurge launched in 1966 t

Tragically, it seems as if the United States is in the midst of its own Cultural Revolution.

Like the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the current “revolution” in America is being waged by the youth, at the behest of radical leftists, of course.

Jun 17 08:50

China's Dangerously Sexy Trends

Jun 17 08:45

Massive Protests Erupt in Mainland China

Jun 17 07:55

China Is Now Respecting the Rule of Law. Beware.

For decades, U.S. officials, businesses, and organizations have urged China to adopt the rule of law.

Be careful what you wish for. China is becoming a country that institutes and implements laws, and then follows them.

On June 10, China’s legislature the National People’s Congress approved the “Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law.” The law criminalizes the sanctioning of China by any organization, or individual.

But it goes further. According to the legal blog NPC Observer, the law permits civil suits in Chinese courts against those that implement, or assist in the implementation of, “discriminatory restrictive measures” that harm Chinese people’s “lawful rights and interests.”

Jun 17 05:56

China's "Virus Control" Measures In Hong Kong: No Easing Lengthy Quarantine For Fully Vaccinated Execs

Hong Kong has within a mere couple years gone from packed streets to silence - as The Guardian has observed following the national security law and mainland China crackdown going deep into effect, given also the arrests and exiling of young protest leaders. One UK-based photojournalist laments that "With no protests left to photograph, it seemed a good idea to take a break... But it was with a heavy heart that I watched the situation continue to deteriorate from afar."

And then the streets grew eerily calm after a couple years of mass protest and unrest: "In January 2021, the authorities arrested dozens of activists under the national security law. In one fell swoop, it was as if the entire cast of characters in the story of Hong Kong’s democratic movement – one I had been covering for years – were arrested, in jail, or in exile."

Jun 17 05:54

"Now In Bust Cycle" - China Hog Futures Plunge Near Record Lows On Pork Glut

Chinese hog futures have fallen nearly 38% since launching in January amid rising concerns that the Chinese pork market has gone from shortage to surplus.

Readers may recall African swine fever was first reported in China in August 2018. The spread of the disease slashed the country's hog herd by at least 40%, resulting in hyperinflation of pork prices by 2019.

African swine fever has since been eradicated to some extent in the country as the government urged farmers to breed more pigs. At the same time, China Customs data showed the country imported a record amount of pork from the US in late 2019 and 2020 to replenish supplies.

Jun 17 04:40

China's AI fighter pilots are 'better than humans' and have DEFEATED them in test flights

  • Chinese fighter pilots are being pitted against plane flown by AI in training
  • Renowned pilot Fang Guoyu was recently 'shot down' by one of the computers
  • Fang said the plane used his own tactics against him, adding that he is not the only flying ace to have been defeated by the machines
  • It is thought AI will eventually be used to aid human pilots during combat

Chinese fighter jets piloted by artificial intelligence are becoming better than humans and routinely defeat pilots in dogfights, the country's military has claimed.

Fang Guoyu, a pilot and aerial combat champion, was recently 'shot down' by one of the craft during a simulated dogfight, according to state-run media.

'This is not the first time the renowned Fang was shot down by the AI, and Fang is not the only ace the AI has defeated,' the military-run PLA Daily reported.

Jun 16 11:49

China Insists Reportedly Leaky Nuclear Plant Is Totally Fine

Chinese officials and state media continued insisting Tuesday that everything is “normal” at the Taishan nuclear reactor in Guangdong province, dismissing all reports to the contrary as anti-China hysteria.

The French company that helped build the reactor is thoroughly examining the buildup of inert gases in its cooling system and some outside experts are troubled by the data released so far.

China’s state-run Global Times chided American left-wing broadcaster CNN for sensationalizing the problem at the reactor by publishing a letter sent by French company Framatome to the U.S. Department of Energy last week. The Chinese paper insisted the Taishan plant is running smoothly and dismissed French concerns about reduced safety standards by insisting China has better standards than American or European nuclear plants:

Jun 16 10:52

USS Reagan Strike Group Enters Heavily Disputed South China Sea 

The great power competition between China and the U.S. continued Tuesday as the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group sailed into the South China Sea for the first time this year, according to a U.S. Navy press release.

The strike group's aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey. The group of vessels entered the heavily disrupted South China Sea waters on Tuesday to conduct a maritime security operation.

Jun 16 10:51

China Sends Record 28 Fighter Jets Toward Taiwan After Telling NATO: 'We Won't Sit Back'

The timing appears an unmistakable message and warning to the West after on Monday NATO issued a communiqué which for the first time ever singled out China as a central security "challenge" to the military alliance and a stable global order: China's PLA military on Tuesday flew a record 28 fighter jets into Taiwan's air defense identification zone.

While China has over the past months since Biden took office flown near daily groups of aircraft and bombers near or in Taiwan contested airspace, this latest comes as Biden is in Europe shoring up support among allies for a tougher united front against Beijing. In March China's military had sent a record at that time of 20 aircraft, which included four nuclear-capable bombers, but Tuesday's 28 total aircraft marks the biggest incursion since Taiwan's defense ministry began keeping public tally of incursions.

Jun 16 09:02

China Repeatedly Rejected Phone Calls of US' Austin Over Protocol Violation, Reports Suggest

Beijing has repeatedly refused to receive phone calls from US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, who requested to talk not with his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, but with a higher-ranking official, in violation of diplomatic protocol, the South China Morning Post reported, citing military sources.

According to sources, the US official's request caused a misunderstanding, as he sought to talk with Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman Xu Qiliang, which offended the Chinese Defence Ministry.

Though both the CMC vice chairman and the defence minister report directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to diplomatic protocol, Wei Fenghe should be the Pentagon head's interlocutor, according to the report.

Jun 16 09:02

New Chinese Submarine Armed With Missiles Capable of Covering Entire US, Reports Say

China's newly commissioned nuclear-powered submarine, dubbed the Type 094A, is equipped with ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) — the most powerful in the country, the South China Morning Post reported, citing a military source.

"The Type 094A is an upgraded version of the Type 094 that overcame one of the key problems – noise – by improving hydrokinetic and turbulent systems, allowing it to carry the more powerful JL-3", the source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Before the upgrade, the submarine was capable of firing the inferior JL-2 that could only hit the northeast United States, the source said, noting that currently, it is able to cover the whole American continent.

Jun 16 07:47

Pentagon Reportedly Mulling Cold War-Style Permanent Navy Task Force in Pacific ‘to Counter China’

The Biden administration dramatically ramped up the US’s military footprint in the Asia-Pacific region in recent months, deploying carrier strike groups to the South and East China Seas at four times for ‘freedom of navigation’ missions, and doubling reconnaissance flights over Chinese-claimed waters.

The United States military is mulling the creation of a permanent naval task force in the Pacific “to counter China” and “add muscle” to President Joe Biden’s tough talk about Beijing, Politico reports, citing two persons said to be familiar with the discussions.

The outlet’s sources say the task force would be modelled after a NATO-based permanent naval deployment created in the Atlantic in 1968 to ‘counter the Soviet Union’ known as the Standing Naval Forces Atlantic. That force currently has between four and six destroyers, frigates, and auxiliary ships deployed at any one time, and is designed to provide the Western bloc with an immediate response capability.

Jun 16 05:15

Creating Enemies: China Reacts to NATO Targeting It

After months of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mercilessly – tediously – denouncing Russia and China ahead of yesterday’s summit, the communiqué issued after it finally raised China’s ire. Two of the document’s 79 points addressed China. The second was conciliatory; the first was confrontational. It was the first time the 30-nation military bloc so overtly directed harsh language of that nature at China in an official publication.

The opening sentence of section 55 contends that “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security.” A threat to an individual member of NATO can result in the activation of its Article 5 war clause. China was accused of endangering the security of the entire alliance.

Jun 15 11:28

Watch: Fox Host Wallace Attempts To Shift Blame To Trump Over Wuhan Lab-Leak

During an interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Fox News host Chris Wallace attempted to excuse the inaction of the Biden administration over the Wuhan lab leak by suggesting Trump and Pompeo did nothing for a year.

“You also criticized President [Joe] Biden for not pushing hard enough on China to look for the origins of the coronavirus,” Wallace charged, adding “But I want to again go back to your administration and the record there.”

Wallace continued, “President Trump and his team, including you, had almost a year after the COVID-19 first came on the scene to really press Beijing on what the origins were when the evidence was much fresher… What did President Trump and his administration, including the secretary of state, do to press China harder to get the evidence on where the COVID-19 virus came from because we still don’t know?”

Jun 15 10:51

Hot topics put on back burner as G7 is sucked into interminable Brexit row and summit descends into simmering row over sausages

Tempers flare over Brexit and a beach barbecue dominates the sidelines, as UK officials target the ‘offensive’ EU while the rest of the world mulls how to outspend China’s Belt and Road Initiative and save the planet.

Many onlookers expected the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall to be a big reset for the West. A chance to show that, after the tumultuous period of Brexit, Trump and the devastating coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of the biggest democracies on the planet had put all that behind them and were ready to take on the climate, vaccines for the world and an increasingly troublesome China.

And while those issues were addressed, what dominated the summit was the weeping sore of Brexit, the ridiculous ‘sausage wars’ that bedevil the chances of the UK and the European Union ever reaching final agreement on the British decision to leave the trading bloc.

Jun 15 10:13

Russian Ambassador to China Affirms Strategic Partnership

Biden and Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16. Speculation has been rife that Biden will try to draw Russia away from its deepening relationship with China. This makes patent sense – even American strategists have long realized that China isn’t just a much bigger Mexico, and in fact constitutes the one threat to its global hegemony. This shift was in fact started in the late 2010s under the Trump Administration, but Russiagate as a wedge political issue made any real negotiations on the matter impossible. As someone who is certainly not “Putin’s puppet”, Biden may have greater leeway to offer a deal.

Jun 15 08:34

The Covid BioWeapon: Made in the USA, Aimed at China

“…..we are left with the strong likelihood that Covid came from a laboratory along with a good possibility that it was designed as a bioweapon, yet we lack serious indications that any lab-leak occurred. So if the original Wuhan outbreak was due to the deployment of a powerful bioweapon but not one that had accidentally leaked from any lab, then surely China was the intended target, the victim rather than the perpetrator….

Given our ongoing military and geopolitical confrontation with China, America seems the likely source of the attack… The most likely suspects would be rogue elements of our national security establishment, probably some of the Deep State Neocons whom Trump had placed near the top of his administration.

Jun 15 07:44

NATO summit: confronting China, Russia and the world

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended its summit in Brussels on June 14 and issued a communiqué listing achievements since the last summit and a blueprint to take the military bloc to its next one in 2022. The representatives of the thirty-nation alliance also endorsed the 67-page document used to prepare the summit’s discussions and decisions, NATO 2030: United for a New Era. In turn the summit tasked NATO with elaborating a new Strategic Concept to replace that adopted at the Lisbon summit in 2010.

The communiqué is an extensive document consisting of 79 sections; any attempt to systematically examine and analyze those points would be a book-length endeavor.

Instead, the major themes and major points of the summit report will be listed.

Jun 15 07:42

Hunter Biden Invested Millions In Chinese Communist Party Firm Operating Nuclear Plant Reportedly Experiencing Leak.

A nuclear power plant believed to be experiencing a leak posing an “imminent radiological threat” is run by China General Nuclear Power Corporation: a state-owned firm that has enjoyed millions of dollars in investment from President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

Problems at the facility were exposed via a CNN report, which revealed that the plant’s French partner reached out to the White House for assistance:

The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising the acceptable limits for radiation detection outside the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province in order to avoid having to shut it down, according to a letter from the French company to the US Department of Energy obtained by CNN.

Jun 15 07:32

EU to Commit 'Suicide' if it Obeys Biden's Plan to Take on China & Russia, Warn Scholars

The Biden administration's attempt to compete with a re-emerging part of the world appears doomed, as the so-called "unipolar moment" can no longer be restored, say European observers commenting on the US president's commitment to NATO and Build Back Better World pledges.

On Monday, President Joe Biden met with NATO leaders at the 2021 Brussels summit, where he described the US commitment to the military alliance as "a sacred obligation". A final statement of the meeting emphasised the "threat" posed by Russia as well as the "challenges" caused by China.

Earlier, on Saturday, the US president and G7 member states announced the Build Back Better World (B3W) partnership – an apparent competitor to China's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. Both announcements were made as the White House seeks to reaffirm to its allies that "America is back" at the helm of global politics.

Jun 15 07:32

Stop hyping up ‘China threat theory,’ Beijing tells NATO, which labeled it ‘systemic challenge’ to security

China has accused NATO of slander and attempting to whip up conflict after the bloc’s members released a joint statement admonishing Beijing’s actions on the world stage.

The 30-nation military bloc said on Monday that “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security.” In particular, they noted that China is “rapidly expanding” its nuclear arsenal and conducts military drills with Russia.

The NATO countries urged Beijing to uphold its international commitments and “act responsibly” on the world stage.

Jun 15 07:06

Another shipping crisis looms on Covid fears in southern China

First, it was a critical shortage of shipping containers due to the pandemic. Then came a massive blockage in the Suez Canal.

Now, businesses and consumers are bracing for yet another shipping crisis, as a virus outbreak in southern China disrupts port services and delays deliveries, driving up costs again.

The Chinese province of Guangdong has faced a sudden uptick in Covid-19 cases. Authorities have moved to shut down districts and businesses to prevent the virus from spreading rapidly.

That's causing massive shipping delays in major Chinese ports, and jacking up already-high shipping costs as waiting times at berth "skyrocketed," according to analysts and those in the shipping industry.

Jun 15 06:33

Trial of Chinese-Canadian professor goes to jury after FBI agent admits he FALSELY portrayed him as Chinese spy

The trial of a Chinese-Canadian professor accused of defrauding NASA by failing to disclose a conflict of interest has been sent to a jury. The FBI admitted in court that it told a university that he was a spy without any proof.

Anming Hu is a Chinese-born scientist, who moved with his family to Canada a decade ago and became a naturalized Canadian citizen. An internationally recognized expert in nanomanufacturing, he worked at the University of Tennessee (UT) and was involved in two engineering projects for NASA. By taking grants from the space agency, he defrauded the US government, because he failed to disclose his connection to a Chinese university, federal prosecutors allege.

Jun 15 05:54

Trial reveals federal agents falsely accused a UT professor born in China of spying

Armed with a Chinese press release translated on the fly via Google, federal agents falsely accused an internationally-renown welding technology expert at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville of being a spy and brought him to professional ruin.

FBI Agent Kujtim Sadiku admitted last week in an ongoing trial in Knoxville that federal agents:

Falsely accused former UTK associate professor Dr. Anming Hu of being a Chinese spy.
Falsely implicated him as an operative for the Chinese military in meetings with Hu’s bosses
Used false information to put Hu on the federal no-fly list.
Spurred U.S. customs agents to seize Hu’s computer and phone and spread word throughout the international research community that Hu was poison.
Used false information to justify putting a team of agents to spy on Hu and his son, a freshman at UTK, for nearly two years.
Used false information to press Hu to become a spy for the U.S. government.
Why?

Jun 15 05:42

Pompeo has ‘high confidence’ Wuhan lab is linked to China’s military

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he has “high confidence” in an assessment published by the State Department in January linking the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology to the Chinese military.

Mr. Pompeo, a former CIA director, was among the first government officials to press the case last year that the COVID-19 pandemic could have sprung from an accident or viral escape from the Wuhan laboratory rather than naturally from an animal host.

“I was in a position where we could see the accumulating evidence,” he said in an interview with The Washington Times. “Every piece of evidence that we turned over, every rock that we pulled up suggested that this virology lab had all the hallmarks of a place where this could have leaked.”

Jun 15 05:06

China Blasts G7 Criticisms As Revealing "Sinister Intentions Of A Few" Led By US

China has reacted fiercely to the final G7 communique issued on Sunday by underscoring that such a "small" group of countries in reality can never decide the fate of the globe. "The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone," an official statement from the Chinese embassy in London said.

The embassy further protested the G7 communique over its highlighting China malfeasance from its mention of Taiwan to Hong Kong to Xinjiang, slamming the group of wealthy democracies as interfering in China's sovereign affairs. The communique called on Beijing "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms" - which was reportedly language somewhat watered down compared to what the White House had pushed for.

"Stop slandering China, stop interfering in China's internal affairs, and stop harming China's interests," an embassy spokesman said on Monday.

Jun 14 13:00

CHINA LOCKS DOWN 15 MILLION PEOPLE FOR 100 CASES OF “DELTA VARIANT”

The ruling class in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong is carrying out mass testing and has locked down entire areas of the province to try to control a “flare-up” of coronavirus cases in Guangzhou. The “flare-up” consists of 100 cases of the “Delta variant” and 15 million others are now prisoners of the state.

The psychopaths are not giving up on their lockdowns.

The city has cited the Delta variant of the coronavirus, first detected in India, as a driver behind the uptick in cases it has reported since the latter part of May. The Delta strain is known to be highly transmissible.

Guangzhou, a city of over 15 million people and the provincial capital, has reported 96 of the over 100 cases in Guangdong province in this latest outbreak. –CNBC

Jun 14 11:27

Russian Official Warns Conflict Between China, U.S. Would 'Exterminate All Mankind

ussian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov doesn't see war breaking out between China, Russia and the U.S., but if it did, it would "exterminate all mankind."

As the United States' relationship with Russia and China deteriorated, the two countries grew closer. Russia and China have denied that there are any current plans for a military alliance, although both have kept the door open to the possibility of one, raising concerns that a pact between Moscow and Beijing could disrupt the world order.

Denisov told the Global Times, a Chinese state-run outlet, that he wouldn't answer the hypothetical question as to whether Russia would back China in a war with the U.S.

"I am convinced that there will be no armed conflict between China and the U.S., just as there will be no armed conflict between Russia and the U.S. because such a conflict would exterminate all mankind, and then there would be no point in taking sides," Denisov said.

Jun 14 10:12

'Partners with the Chinese': Ex-DOD official says U.S is 'complicit' in COVID lab leak

Stephen Bryen, the founding director of the Pentagon's Defense Technology Security Administration, believes it's time for the U.S. to confront its own culpability in the COVID-19 pandemic — starting with tough questions about the Defense Department's funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese lab now widely suspected as ground zero in the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to humans.

Last month, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as U.S. funding that made its way to the WIV to support research on bat coronaviruses suspected of being exploited in gain of function experiments. Fauci categorically denied under oath any gain of function funding present or past by the National Institutes of Health, the NIAID's parent agency.

Jun 14 08:28

Top US General Warns China Increasing Military At "Serious And Sustained Rate"

The top U.S. general warned Thursday that the Chinese regime is increasing its military capacity at a “very serious and sustained rate” and said it could pose a threat to worldwide stability and peace.

Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that it’s necessary the United States “retain our competitive and technological edge” over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which comes after President Joe Biden and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin raised similar concerns in recent days about the rhetoric coming from the CCP—as the United States and China have remained intransigent over Taiwan, the CCP’s human rights violations, and disputes over territory.

Jun 14 08:21

PLANDEMIC: China had a covid “vaccine” ready and waiting long before the pandemic

A prominent Indian virologist by the name of Dr. T Jacob John claims that communist China had a “vaccine” ready and waiting for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) long before it made its appearance on the world stage.

In a new report, John explains that there are “some mysteries” about China’s “pandemic” that suggest foul play. It was “unique” in the way it manifested in that part of the world, he adds, compared to how other countries were hit by it.

Strangely enough, China appears to have “prepared for this in advance,” John says, adding that the situation there “is not what meets the eye.”

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One example John points to is the young Chinese scientist who was caught applying for a license for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine “as early as February 24, 2020,” which is a full two months before the pandemic officially broke out across the world.

Jun 14 06:05

Rare earth metals at the heart of China's rivalry with US, Europe

What if China were to cut off the United States and Europe from access to rare minerals that are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines and drones?

At a time of frequent geopolitical friction among those three powers, Washington and Brussels want to avoid this scenario by investing in the market for 17 minerals with unique properties that today are largely extracted and refined in China.

"The expected exponential growth in demand for minerals that are linked to clean energy is putting more pressure on US and Europe to take a closer look at where the vulnerabilities are and the concrete steps these governments can take," said Jane Nakano, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

In 2019, the United States imported 80 percent of its rare earth minerals from China, the US Geological Survey says.

Jun 14 06:04

Joe Biden moves US closer to Taiwan, but how far is he willing to risk Beijing’s anger?

The Biden administration’s plan to resume long-stalled trade talks with Taiwan has raised hopes of a normalization of relations, but observers say it remains to be seen how far it is willing to risk China’s wrath.

The White House has surprised some observers on the island by continuing Donald Trump’s policies of moving closer to Taipei, and this week it went a step further than the previous administration by agreeing to resume the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks in the “coming days”.

US trade representative Katherine Tai made the pledge on Thursday during a call with her Taiwanese counterpart John Deng and also said the White House was keen to work with Taiwan “on issues of common concern in multilateral organisations”.

Jun 14 05:34

Chinese Embassy in UK Blasts G7 Statement Mentioning Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan

Beijing has previously slammed the group of seven as outdated, saying "the days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone".

The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom lodged a strong protest on Monday after the G7 statement mentioning Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan and called on the member states to stop interfering in China's internal affairs. The diplomats stressed the G7 nations' focus on Xinjiang is purely political manipulation, noting that China must not be slandered and its interests must not be violated.

Jun 13 22:35

Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) is introducing a bill on Friday aimed at blocking members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from buying land in the United States.

Although the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States does review some attempts by foreign entities to buy land in the country, the bill would completely stop CCP members from buying either public or private land in the U.S.

The bill, called the Securing America's Land from Foreign Interference Act, is being introduced by Roy along with Reps. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas).

"In their quest for global domination, China has been buying up land and strategic infrastructure all over the world and in the United States," Roy said.

Jun 13 06:12

China scoffs at G7’s ‘international system’, says days when world was controlled by a ‘small group’ are over

Beijing has dismissed the notion that G7 nations can chart the trajectory of global affairs, arguing that decision-making by small clubs has been replaced by genuine multilateralism.

Washington has described the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, southwestern England, as an opportunity to reinforce the so-called “rules-based international system” – an assertion that China disputes.

“We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries. The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone,” a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in London said on Saturday in response to the rhetoric coming from Cornwall.

Jun 12 10:25

Proof of Wuhan Coronavirus Lab Leak?

Jun 11 12:27

Nuclear bomb detectors uncover secret population of blue whales hiding in Indian Ocean

Scientists have discovered an entirely new population of pygmy blue whales in the Indian Ocean, which have managed to evade detection for decades despite their enormous size.

Researchers uncovered the secretive cetaceans by analyzing acoustic data collected by an underwater nuclear bomb detection array, which revealed a unique song scientists had never heard before.

The new population of pygmy blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) — a smaller subspecies of blue whale that reaches a maximum length of 79 feet (24 meters) — is now called the Chagos population, after a group of islands in the Indian Ocean near the group's lair.

"The best way to study them is through passive acoustic monitoring," Leroy said. "But this means that we need to have hydrophones recording in the different parts of the ocean."

Jun 11 11:05

China, Russia amp up nuclear power cooperation

China and Russia broke ground on the installation of four nuclear reactors at two power plants in China on Wednesday, at a virtual ceremony attended by leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. The event pooled officials and nuclear engineers from both countries.

The reactors will have a total annual output of 37.6 billion kilowatt-hours and will be built across the existing Tianwan and Xudabao nuclear power plants in eastern Jiangsu and northeastern Liaoning provinces.

He Lifeng, chief of the State Council’s National Development and Reform Commission, a champion of nuclear energy, said at the ceremony that the reactors will run at full capacity by 2026 and could cut annual carbon dioxide emissions by 30.7 million tonnes.

He said the nuclear projects were proof of Beijing making good on its 2060 carbon neutrality pledge made by Xi at the United Nations last year.

Jun 11 11:04

This Close US Ally Is Selling China Billions In Military-Related Equipment

The UK government has authorized the sale of £2.6-billion worth of military and civilian equipment with potential military use to China in the past three years, government figures show. Last year saw a tripling in exports to China of "dual use" items defined as "civilian goods with a military purpose."” Some £1.6-billion worth were authorized in 2020, compared to £526-million in 2019.

The increase coincided with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. The exports have been approved while China is identified by the British government as “an increasing risk to U.K. interests” and "the biggest state-based threat to the U.K.’s economic security."

Jun 11 10:53

This is no exercise — US wants to encircle China with actual troops

Jun 11 08:08

This new Android rival hit 10 million users in just one week

Earlier this week, Huawei announced HarmonyOS 2 — the new operating system that will replace Google’s Android on various smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and other smart gadgets. HarmonyOS 2 is already compatible with dozens of existing Huawei devices.

For a while, we thought that HarmonyOS would be a brand new, universal OS, similar to Google’s own Android replacement, Fuchsia. But more recent reports have suggested Huawei’s OS isn’t as ambitious, as the Chinese company has just developed its own version of Android, which it hopes to deploy to millions of devices. The rollout is off to a great start, apparently. While western Android fans might not even know what HarmonyOS is, it already has over 10 million users in China.

Jun 11 08:04

China's Zhurong rover is spotted traveling across Mars by the Tianwen-1 orbiter circling the Red Planet

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released a new image of its Zhurong rover on Mars that was captured by the Tianwen-1 orbiter circling the Red Planet.

The high-resolution image shows the landing zone in Utopia Planitia, the same region that NASA's Viking Lander 2 touched down in 1979.

A dark area can be seen where the rover landed, which CNSA suggests was caused by the engine plume during landing.

Jun 11 03:37

This Close US Ally Is Selling China Billions In Military-Related Equipment

Authored by Mark Curtis via Consortium News,

The UK government has authorized the sale of £2.6-billion worth of military and civilian equipment with potential military use to China in the past three years, government figures show. Last year saw a tripling in exports to China of "dual use" items defined as "civilian goods with a military purpose."” Some £1.6-billion worth were authorized in 2020, compared to £526-million in 2019.

The increase coincided with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. The exports have been approved while China is identified by the British government as “an increasing risk to U.K. interests” and "the biggest state-based threat to the U.K.’s economic security."

Jun 11 03:30

Container Ship Orders Surge As Firms Race To Add Capacity

About a year ago, shipbreaking was in full swing as the global economy was in tatters. After Western economies injected trillions of dollars in fiscal stimulus, supercharging consumers, maritime traffic between the US and China has been off the charts, resulting in shipping lines adding new capacity.

The latest spending patterns in the West show things are getting back to normal as consumers are using credit cards and debit cards (where the stimmy checks arrive) to buy items mostly made overseas. They are highly confident about the future and are spending like there is no tomorrow - triggering supply constraints as supply chains remain tangled from the virus pandemic.

To deal with the resurgent consumer demand, shipping companies are ordering new container ships to increase capacity.

Jun 10 09:55

Copper Is The New Gold For U.S. Ammo Makers And The Chinese Companies They’re Competing With For Scarce Supplies

U.S. ammunition makers are competing with Chinese companies for copper, a metal that is essential for building construction and the manufacture of electronics.

Gun sales are continuing to accelerate to record heights during the coronavirus pandemic, as Americans arm themselves for self-protection against an increasingly scary world with civil unrest and rising crime. Guns need ammunition, and making it requires raw materials like gunpowder, brass for the shells and copper for the bullets.

“Copper is very big for us,” said Vista Outdoor Chief Executive Officer Chris Metz in a recent interview.

Copper is part of a soft zinc alloy that jackets the lead bullet to protect the inside of the gun barrel when firing. But copper is also an important ingredient in keeping the lights on around the world, and in running our computers and phones.

Jun 10 09:01

China passes law to counter foreign sanctions

China has passed a law to counter foreign sanctions, as it strives to diffuse pressure from the United States and the European Union over trade, technology, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress standing committee (NPC) passed the law on Thursday, according to state television CCTV. But details of its contents have not yet been released.

The new law is China’s latest and most wide-ranging legal tool to respond to foreign sanctions and local experts say it is intended to give Chinese retaliatory measures more legitimacy and predictability.

Foreign companies, however, worry about the dampening effect it might have on foreign investment.

Jun 10 08:53

Pentagon announces new classified programs to counter China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday directed the Pentagon to start several new initiatives to counter China, though details were scarce on what exactly the efforts would be.

Senior defense officials told reporters that the internal directive will "address the challenge from China," mainly through better cooperation with U.S. allies and partners, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.

"This directive from the secretary is ultimately about getting the department's house in order and ensuring that the department lives up to the stated prioritization of China as the No. 1 pacing challenge," one official said.

But it was unclear how the initiatives - the result of recommendations made by a 23-member Defense Department task force President Biden set up in February - would be different from those already in place, as several of the new efforts will be classified.

Jun 10 08:51

We've got your back: Japan throws its support behind Australia and blasts China's 'illegal territorial claims' and extraordinary tariffs on our exports - amid fears we're on the brink of war

  • Foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Australia held talks on Wednesday
  • They released a joint statement criticising Chinese 'economic coercion'
  • Beijing has blocked several key Australian exports such as beef and barley
  • Scott Morrison has warned 'conflict' in the Indo-Pacific is growing more likely

Japan has thrown its support behind Australia to slam Chinese 'economic coercion' and 'destabilising' actions in the Indo-Pacific amid fears the region is on the brink of war.

Foreign and defence ministers from the two allied countries held online talks to strengthen their security ties on Wednesday in the face of an increasingly assertive Beijing.

Jun 10 07:33

Mongolia Reports Fresh COVID Outbreak Despite High Vaccination Rates

For weeks now, Mongolia has been touted as an unexpected success story in the international vaccination project: the poor, mostly rural country lies between northeastern China and Russia's resource-rich east.

The country, which struck deals with its neighbors to stock its vaccine coffers months ago, drew attention due to its climbing international vaccination rate. But in recent days, Mongolia's COVID-19 rate has surged, raising questions about the efficacy of China's vaccines.

Jun 10 07:10

Wuhan Lab 'Experts' Deny Lab Leak, Claim No Workers Sickened With COVID-19

Anonymous experts at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) have dismissed theories that COVID-19 leaked from their lab, as well as US intelligence that three lab workers fell ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, according to Chinese state-run ECNS.CN.

The experts, who requested anonymity, said individuals from the West can present their proof if they have any. They also dismissed as groundless the reports from some media outlets that three workers from the institute had contracted the virus. -ECNS

According to a May 23 report by the WSJ, Three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were so sick in November of 2019 that they sought hospitalization.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but what the hell did you expect elements of the CPP to say?!?

Hell yes, we are creating bioweapons with which to kill all Westerners?!?

And I have to wonder; were there, or will there be, "genetic markers" in that Covid-19, or future bioweapons, with which to target certain ethnicities?!?

Jun 10 07:05

Blinken Props Up Biden In European Charade For New Cold War

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Blinken is staying close to his boss during the whirlwind tour, because Biden is liable to spin out of control and reap an embarrassing collapse.

It’s a big ask for a frail 78-year-old U.S. president to rally the world around a series of myths and falsehoods. Biden flies to Europe this week to galvanize allies under strong American leadership of supposed shared “democratic values” in a “historic confrontation” with the “autocracies” of China and Russia.

President Joe Biden’s worldview is so disconnected from reality that it is going to prove difficult mentally for him to consistently and coherently make the case over a series of summits in the next week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is of deepest concern to me, watching this charade unfolding, which would be hysterically funny, if not for the potentially deadly consequences, is that it is imminently possible, that Blinken will not be able to manage keeping the wanted "cold wars" against Russia and China, from turning "hot".

The intelligence operatives in both countries are no slouches, and have
probably very much "twigged on" to the reality, that the Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika, is "woke, broke, dystopian, and at war with itself."

Can a country dealing with these realities succeed in a war against both Russia and China, which would probably be the case, if the US aggravates both or either enough?!?

Folks, the short answer here is, "HELL, no!!"

So, since those in power in this country give not a flying frisbee about what happens to its citizens, should war ensure from their idiotic foreign policies, because they have taken measures to protect themselves from most unpleasantness, we have to take care of ourselves and each other the best we can.

Please make sure that you have potable water; storable food; and extra medications for yourselves and your pets, should the excrement hit the fan.
Flashlights; batteries; basic first aid equipment are also of the highest importance. Find people you know with whom you can create a community, where you can share services and barter.

We could very well be going back to a 19th century life style in a moment's notice, should a series of EMPs take out the electrical grid in this county, in light of the reality that our power grids are woefully unprotected.

Jun 10 06:32

China's White Collar Workers Face Invasive Surveillance By 'Big Tech' Overlords

For a Communist nation, the People's Republic has notoriously weak labor protections. While gig economy workers face tremendous pressure to put in long hours with few breaks, as it turns out, their white-collar cousins are facing similar pressures to put in long hours as well.

Nikkei's story starts out with testimony from Andy Wang, an IT professional in Hong Kong, whose company has been ratcheting up efforts to monitor its workforce. They call it DiSanZhiYan, or "Third Eye." The software, installed on the laptop of every employee, monitors all their communications and movements, as well as their browsing activity and software and app usage.

The invasive software would automatically file complaints and every once in a while an employee would be fired. Finally, things like 20-hours work days began to seem impossibly daunting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Watch for this to become an " expected reality" at American companies as well.

Jun 10 05:07

THE BEST ADMINISTRATION CHINESE MONEY CAN BUY:

Jun 09 14:34

As America struggles with gun violence, China faces its own public safety threat: mass stabbings

As the United States routinely faces the tragedy of mass shootings, China is struggling to put an end to its own threat to public safety: indiscriminate stabbings.

Over the weekend, six people were killed and 14 injured after a knife-wielding man stabbed passersby on a pedestrian shopping street in the eastern Chinese city of Anqing. Videos circulating on social media show wounded pedestrians lying on the pavement, covered in blood.

Police quickly arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect, a 25-year-old unemployed man who was seeking to "vent anger over family troubles and pessimism," according to a local government statement.

The incident is the latest among a spate of public attacks in China in recent months. With guns strictly controlled and out of reach for ordinary people, knives have become the most common weapon used in such atrocities.

Jun 09 13:53

China Says 'Biggest Threat to U.S. is U.S. Itself' As Bill to Fund Competition Passes

China has rejected the inclusion of language targeting the People's Republic in a new bill passed by Congress to bolster science and technology.

Beijing believes that the United States' greatest rival is not China, but the U.S. itself.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin criticized what he referred to as the "Cold War zero-sum mentality" that filled the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act passed Tuesday by lawmakers in Washington. A key point of the legislation is billions in funding for research and development, supply chains and other areas meant to "address the rising military, geopolitical, and economic competition from China."

It was this sort of sentiment with which Wang took serious exception.

Jun 09 12:34

Is the “3 Seas Initiative” the West’s Answer to China’s Belt and Road?

Op-Ed by Brian Berletic

To counter not only China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) but also Russia’s growing ties with Western Europe, an “alternative” infrastructure drive is being proposed that if and when completed, Washington, London, and Brussels hopes will further contain Russia and cut China off from European markets.

Called the “Three Seas Initiative,” it is described in a Bloomberg op-ed titled, “This Is How Europe Can Push Back Against China and Russia,” as:

"…a joint endeavor by 12 eastern members of the European Union to update the physical and digital links between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas."

The op-ed argues that the initiative is the only way to fight off “Russian bullying and Chinese meddling.”

Jun 09 09:19

CCP lied; people died..

Jun 09 09:00

More European Firms Onshoring In China Than Offshoring, Complicates Biden's Decoupling Plan

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China published a new survey titled "European Business in China Business Confidence Survey 2021," which stated European businesses are onshoring some of their supply chains and investing more in China.

Out of the 585 European Chamber member companies operating in China, about 60% were expected to expand operations in the country, up from 51% last year. Half of the respondents reported profit margins in China were higher than their global average, increasing from 38% a year prior.

Jun 09 08:59

China Mulls Unprecedented Legislation To Counter Western Sanctions

Beijing is poised to take an unprecedented step in its latest efforts to combat US and Western sanctions which have recently been ratcheted up particularly surrounding the Uyghur issue in Xinjiang. A draft law is now being examined by the National People's Congress (NCP) which would shield Chinese entities and institutions from "the unilateral and discriminatory measures imposed by foreign countries" and ultimately the "long arm jurisdiction" of the United States, according to state media.

Jun 09 08:38

America’s Coming War With China

Given the rise in anti-Chinese sentiment spawned by the off-shoring of America’s production base to China, the impact of COVID-19, and hyperbolic rhetoric in Washington regarding China’s alleged malevolent aspirations, any number of observers of American politics might easily conclude that Washington is on the precipice of blundering into another war—this time with China. After all, a similar climate of deep-seated paranoia and military hysteria steered the world’s great powers blindly into war in 1914.

Jun 09 06:57

Watch: Fauci Pal Daszak Describes "Chinese Colleagues" Developing "Killer" Coronaviruses

Authored by Natalie Winters via TheNationalPulse.com,

EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak – who collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on research funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease – appears to boast about the manipulation of “killer” SARS-like coronaviruses carried out by his “colleagues in China” in a clip unearthed by The National Pulse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please watch this video, and come to your own conclusions; that process, embracing both logic and deduction, is something that all elements of the Deep State despise when they have collectively been lying through their teeth about.... anything.

And folks, we have been lied to, big-time from the getgo on this Covid-19 pandemic, to save a few uber-affluent jackasses, both Chinese and American, from massive embarrassment.

What about guilt?!? People who do this kind of work, developing bioweapons, have none, as they have had what was left of a conscience surgically removed.

But it is the people at the top, who gave the go-ahead for the development of these "gain of function" experiments, both Chinese and American (and whoever else) who desperately need to be massively discredited.

To those who lost family and friends to this horrible bioweapon, focus your anger not on violence, but ona complete public condemnation of those "Branch Covidians" like Fauci, Gates, ect., whose dogma of "massive population reduction through disease and medications" is writ large, in the escape of this virus.

In my world, they knew it would kill a certain percentage of the people who contracted it, and that, to folks like Bill Gates, is "perfectly wonderful", because we have too many "useless eaters" on the planet anyway.

And now we have people dying from the Pfizer and Moderna medicines, which were NEVER LICENCED AS VACCINES, but emergency licensed as "experimental MRNA gene therapy, but those who developed this knew this was going to happen to a certain percentage of those who got these jabs.

And that is OK with them?!?

Remember: the only people to whom heads of large pharmaceutical companies are responsible, are their shareholderas, period, end of discussion; and those shareholders are looking at one hell of a "cash cow" with these jabs.

Jun 09 06:19

IS THE “3 SEAS INITIATIVE” THE WEST’S ANSWER TO CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD?

To counter not only China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) but also Russia's growing ties with Western Europe, an "alternative" infrastructure drive is being proposed that if and when completed, Washington, London, and Brussels hopes will further contain Russia and cut China off from European markets.

Jun 08 12:36

China controls 200 square miles in Texas

Jun 08 11:46

Expert: E-Yuan to Expedite China’s Attempt to Topple US Dollar as World’s Dominant Reserve Currency

The Chinese government has stepped up efforts to challenge the dominance of the US dollar as a global reserve currency since 2016 when the International Monetary Fund added the yuan/renminbi to its Special Drawing Rights basket.

Despite still being a dominant currency across the globe, the share of the US dollar held worldwide by the government, central banks, and other financial institutions as foreign exchange reserves has reached its lowest level in the last 25 years – 59 percent – during the fourth quarter of the financial year 2020.

The IMF’s Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserve (COFER) survey has found that the US dollar has declined mostly due to increasing competition from other currencies used by central banks for international transactions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody has to topple the dollar. The dollar, created from thin air and then loaned out at interest, is self-destructing!

Jun 08 10:52

Coronavirus Outbreak Worsens in Southern China

Officials in Guangdong, southern China banned all travel out of the southern province and its capital, Guangzhou, indefinitely starting June 7 to contain a local Chinese coronavirus outbreak.

“Starting from Monday noon, passengers leaving Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province are required to present negative nucleic acid test results from within the last 48 hours, as the city tightens its travel restrictions to curb the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] spread,” China’s state-run Global Times reported on June 6.

“We call on our residents not to travel out of the province unless necessary. Those who need to travel out of the province must have a negative test done 48 hours before their departure,” Chen Bin, a spokeswoman for the Guangzhou Health Commission, said at a press briefing on June 6.

Jun 08 10:51

‘Breaking the News’: How Pro-China Corporate Media and Left-Wing Activists Gutted Reporting on the Wuhan Coronavirus

As has become clear in recent weeks, the establishment media and Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe were never particularly interested in doing accurate reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.

As I document in my new bestselling book, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, the press sought to turn the virus into “God’s gift to the left” (that’s Jane Fonda’s terminology, not mine), pushing a narrative that we are all victims of the Trump Virus and the former president’s supposed incompetence. The only solution, we were told, was a massive expansion of government and more corporate control over our lives.

Jun 08 10:20

US Sides With Malaysia in South China Sea Dispute With Beijing

The US military expressed support for Malaysia after the Southeast Asian country said 16 Chinese warplanes came close to its airspace. Beijing is disputing the claim and said they only sent two aircraft to the area for a routine mission.

On May 31st, Malaysia said it scrambled jets and saw the Chinese warplanes over the South China Sea, about 60 nautical miles from the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which is located on the island of Borneo.

Whenever there is an incident in the region between China and its neighbors, the US is quick to get involved. In comments to This Week in Asia, an officer from US Pacific Air Forces expressed support for Malaysia. “We support our partners in the Royal Malaysian Air Force and encourage [China] to respect the sovereignty of all nations,” the officer said.

Jun 08 10:16

Wuhan Lab Upheld as Source of COVID-19: China as a Target. Corrupt Political Circus on Behalf of Super-Rich

The commercial media is full of reports about the possibility that the COVID19 virus was released from a laboratory in Wuhan, China and the Republican Party is using this unfounded accusation as a means to further its anti-China agenda.

Donald Trump claimed credit recently for having identified China as the source of the virus and he demanded of 10 trillion dollars in compensation.

The Biden administration has demanded an investigation of the Wuhan labs so as to fend off this Republican assault, but since he has put opaque pay-to-play intelligence organizations in charge, and not established accountable international research teams, he guarantees that we will receive a politicized and meaningless report.

Jun 08 08:05

To fight China's economic extortion, take a page from the Cold War

You may have missed it amid the usual flurry of social media trends, but for a time, there was a campaign amongst politicos and policy wonks alike to encourage the purchase of Australian wines in response to what amounted to a ban from the Chinese Communist Party. In March, some 11,000 liters of wine were seized in Shenzhen alone, as the party imposed over 200 percent anti-dumping duties. The duties were the latest in a string of moves by Beijing to punish Canberra for supporting an international inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus, but are also indicative of the growing tension between the two countries.

While the import duties on wine and the resulting social media campaign may seem silly, they are indicative of a much more alarming trend in the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party, which amounts to economic extortion and coercion in support of its geopolitical aims.

Jun 08 06:21

Xinjiang government criticises US, says forced labour claim is ‘card played by anti-China forces’

The Xinjiang government criticised the US over its forced labour accusations and said it welcomed United Nations officials to visit the region to “see the real situation”, in the latest bid to defend heavy-handed policies in Xinjiang amid growing international pressure.

A panel of 10 men, including Xinjiang government officials and industry representatives, reiterated familiar attacks against the United States and the West during a two-hour press briefing in Beijing on Thursday, saying accusations of forced labour of ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang were “pure fabrications”.

Xu Guixiang, spokesman for the Xinjiang government, said forced labour claims were a “card played by anti-China forces in the West” in an attempt to disrupt the region’s stability and to contain China’s development.

Jun 08 05:59

Push of Covid-19 ‘lab leak’ theory ‘no different’ from Iraq WMD lies – Chinese Embassy

Beijing’s embassy in the US has blasted the renewed attempts to blame China for the Covid-19 pandemic, comparing it to how the George W. Bush administration hyped up false claims about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.

The origin of Covid-19 is a subject of scientific inquiry that should not be politicized, embassy spokesman Liu Pengyu tweeted, adding: “The campaign to politicize the study of origins and smear China is no different from the lies about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) 12 years ago.”

Jun 08 04:42

5 Disturbing Reports Of College Professors Selling American Secrets To China

American universities are easy targets for Chinese influence campaigns — a reality of which the Chinese Communist Party is well aware.

As former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned last year, the Chinese government knows that “left-leaning college campuses are rife with anti-Americanism, and present easy targets for their anti-American messaging.”

“That’s why they planted Confucius Institutes on our campuses,” said Pompeo, who noted that they are “literally up to no good.”

Beyond their efforts to warm Americans’ views of Chinese communism, Xi Jinping’s government has been bold enough to try and steal research developed by America’s higher education system. From smuggling hard drives into China on private planes to blatantly lying about affiliations with the People’s Liberation Army, federal law enforcement officials have uncovered elaborate plots to capitalize upon the intellectual property produced at American universities.

Jun 07 20:24

China Will Use "Coercive Power" To Force Digital Yuan On Population

It was supposed to be the biggest threat to the reserve status of the dollar (China's denial that it has no desire to replace the USD with the digital yuan only confirms it) since the failed experiment that is the "whatever it takes" euro, but instead it is turning out to be one giant yawn.

While many pundits have argued that China's digital yuan would be a "potentially fatal challenge" to American hegemony according to historian Niall Ferguson, Templeton's Hasenstab saying it could undermine the dollar's role as a reserve currency and even Biden's White House studying the potential threats to the US currency, one month ago we reported that those who’ve actually used the digital yuan in China offer a vastly different response: big shrugs of indifference.

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