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  • China Shuts Down Travel into Beijing amid Coronavirus Surge

    01/08/2021 12:30:02 AM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 07 2021 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The Chinese province of Hebei announced it was shifting to “wartime mode” against an outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus and locked down travel between its capital Shijiazhuang and the nearby city of Beijing on Wednesday. “Hebei reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] cases and 43 asymptomatic cases on Tuesday, making it the place with the most daily newly added cases in China. Among all the cases, 19 confirmed ones and 41 asymptomatic ones are from Shijiazhuang,” China’s state-run Global Times reported. Shijiazhuang has a population of about 11 million. The emergency restrictions imposed on Shijiazhuang included “controls on highways...
  • China seizes house of American woman barred from leaving country

    12/31/2020 10:07:39 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/31/20 | Joel Gehrke
    A court in China has evicted an American woman from her house in Beijing even as the Chinese authorities refuse to allow her to leave the country, despite public appeals and private lobbying from the United States.
  • Zoom Shared US User Data With Beijing to Ensure Chinese Market Access, Court Documents Show

    12/21/2020 6:48:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/21/2020 | Cathy He
    A Zoom executive worked with Chinese authorities to provide data on users located outside of China and ensure the U.S. video-call giant retained market access in the country, according to recently unsealed court documents filed by U.S. federal prosecutors. The documents detailed internal communications between Zoom employees, which showed that Chinese security authorities made numerous requests to the company for data on users and meetings that discussed political and religious topics Beijing deemed unacceptable. Zoom complied with most of these requests, at times involving users outside of China. The revelations highlight how users outside of China’s shores are increasingly being...
  • US Ends 5 Cultural Programs With China in Further Escalation and Erosion of Relationship with Beijing

    12/06/2020 8:10:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Trump administration has ended five cultural-exchange programs with China that it says were being used for the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda and had no benefit to the United States. The terminations follow new visa restrictions announced by Washington limiting stays in the U.S. by members of the CCP and signal further erosion in relations with Beijing. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the exchange programs he ended were fully paid for and operated by the Chinese regime “as soft power propaganda tools.” They provided “carefully curated access to Chinese Communist Party officials, not to the Chinese people,...
  • Mattis didn't disclose ties to China-boosting firm in column slamming Trump's 'America First' policy

    11/26/2020 6:23:36 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Just the News ^ | November 26, 2020 | Susan Katz Keating
    In an online column denouncing President Trump's "America First" policy that includes measures regarding Beijing, ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis did not disclose his affiliation with an organization that fosters international business deals with communist China. As coauthor with three other writers in a Nov. 23 Foreign Affairs column, Mattis did not mention that he works for the The Cohen Group consulting firm. Nor did he challenge China's tough talk against U.S. policies regarding Taiwan, nor the strict economic retaliation Beijing levied against Australia. Instead, Mattis criticized Trump administration policies toward Beijing. Such policies, touted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...
  • How China has poured billions into the Caribbean by investing in ports, roads and a five-star resort in a soft power grab – as Beijing is blamed for Barbados's calls to drop the Queen as Head of State

    09/23/2020 11:16:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/23/2020 | Chris Pleasance
    China has poured billions of dollars of investment into the Caribbean while signing tax and trade deals in an attempt to wrest the region out of the West's sphere of influence and bring it under the sway of Beijing. The Chinese government has invested at least $7billion in six Caribbean nations since 2005, records show - building roads, ports and the five-star Baha Mar casino and resort in the Bahamas - though the true figure is thought to run well into the tens of billions. While some of the money arrives as part of trade and investment deals, much of...
  • GOP-led committees release interim report on Hunter Biden, Burisma probe

    09/23/2020 4:22:12 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23 2020 | Brooke Singman
    The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their monthslong joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged “extensive and complex financial transactions.” Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their investigation has “faced many obstacles” from Democrats on their committees and that executive agencies “failed to comply with document requests.” The chairmen added that “there remains much work to be done” in their probe. Hunter Biden is the son of the Democratic presidential nominee...
  • Beijing Says “No!” To Washington’s Attempted “Robbery” Of TikTok

    09/22/2020 9:54:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Trade For Profit ^ | 09/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    In what is perhaps the most compelling sign yet that Beijing has put the kibosh on the Oracle-TikTok deal, the Global Times on Tuesday published a scathing editorial attacking President Trump for attempting a "robbery" of TikTok and violate China's "dignity." The paper's editorial writers echoed claims made in an editorial published more than six weeks ago by the People's Daily - that Beijing would never tolerate Trump transferring majority ownership of TikTok to the US. Furthermore, as Kyle Bass explained earlier, anything that would require the company to fork over its content-recommendation algorithm is an instant deal breaker....
  • China Calls U.S. Ban on Uyghur Slave-Picked Cotton ‘Naked Act of Bullying’

    09/16/2020 11:02:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2020 | Frances Martel
    A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday decried the U.S.-enacted limits on importing cotton, apparel, hair products, and other goods from companies reasonably believed to be engaging in slave labor in China, calling the sanctions a “naked act of bullying.” The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in tandem with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), announced five new Withhold Release Orders on products from Xinjiang, China’s westernmost province, believed to be home to over 1,000 concentration camps. China has imprisoned as many as 3 million Muslims, most of ethnic Uyghur descent, in the camps, where survivors say they...
  • Beijing Cautions ‘Stupid’ Australia: End ‘Uncivilized, Rude’ Challenges to China’s Diplomats

    09/16/2020 10:51:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2020 | Simon Kent
    An increasingly frustrated China lashed out at what it called “stupid” Australia on Wednesday, using an editorial in a Communist Party mouthpiece to demand an end to Canberra’s “smears” against Chinese journalists, diplomats and academics. The editorial in the Global Times said recent moves against some Chinese diplomats in Australia were “following the strategic steps of the U.S.” and China is entirely blameless of any and all charges against it. The editorial said:
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biden-Linked AI Firm and U.S. Social Media Giants Sponsored Beijing Tech Conference Alongside Chinese Military Proxies

    08/11/2020 12:09:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | August 11, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    The annual conference is hosted by Great Wall Club (GWC), a group comprised of executives from Chinese companies such as Tencent and their Silicon Valley counterparts. This collaboration, however, poses a national security threat and runs the risk of intellectual property theft and espionage per the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Tencent, for example, has been characterized by the U.S. State Department as a “tool of the Chinese government” with “no meaningful ability to tell the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ‘no’ if officials decide to ask for their assistance,”and is among the bevy of Chinese companies banned or on track...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong...

    07/10/2020 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/2020 | Barnini Chakraborty, Alex Diaz
    Li-Meng Yan told Fox News that she believes China knew about the coronavirus well before it claimed it did. She says her supervisors also ignored research she was doing that she believes could have saved lives. Hours before she boarded an April 28 Cathay Pacific flight to the United States, the respected doctor who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health had plotted her escape, packing her bag and sneaking past the censors and video cameras on campus. She had her passport and her purse and was about to leave all of her loved...
  • China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

    06/29/2020 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 30 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 6/29/2020 | Clare Jim, Yanni Chow
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago. .... The legislation pushes Beijing further along a collision course with the United States, Britain and other Western governments, which have said it erodes the high degree of autonomy the global financial hub was granted at its July 1, 1997 handover.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ex-CNN ‘Reporters’ Now Work For The Chinese Communist Party’s Propaganda Outfit: CGTN

    06/22/2020 3:43:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The National Pulse.com ^ | 6/22/2020 | RAHEEM KASSAM AND NATALIE WINTERS
    China Global Television Network (CGTN) has been identified as a “long-standing weapon in Beijing’s arsenal of repression” whose raison d’être is “to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party,” chiefly the U.S. Headquartered in Beijing, funded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and controlled by the regime’s Publicity Department, the outlet is inundated with anti-U.S. and anti-Trump content. As a result, CGTN was forced to register with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) in 2019. CGTN’s international disinformation campaign – which has resulted in airing forced confessions and deeply biased coverage of Hong Kong protests – aligns with President Xi...
  • Beijing military hospital full, funeral home day burning infected body

    06/16/2020 8:55:53 AM PDT · by DEPcom · 41 replies
    Apollo News Network ^ | 6-16-2020 | Apollo News
    A second wave of Chinese communist virus outbreaks in Beijing is higher than Wuhan," experts say. At present, the city's community into a state of war. Beijing residents say funeral homes burn the bodies of the dead every day. The Beijing National Defense University was sealed, and several military hospitals were full, including the Armed Police Hospital.
  • Coronavirus: next three days ‘crucial’ to contain Beijing market outbreak

    06/16/2020 2:16:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | June 16, 2020 | by Zhuang Pinghui
    The next three days will be crucial in controlling the latest outbreak of Covid-19, according to China’s top epidemiologist, as the country reported 32 more cases related to the Beijing market cluster. The capital reported 27 new cases on Monday, while four infections in Hebei province and one in Sichuan were also traced to the sprawling Xinfadi food wholesale market, believed to be the source of the latest outbreak which has so far affected 106 people. There are also two suspected cases and a further 10 who have tested positive but have yet to show any symptoms. Wu Zunyou, chief...
  • Coronavirus latest: Fresh cluster prompts partial Beijing lockdown

    06/12/2020 10:31:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.13.2020 | dvv/stb (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    Eleven residential estates in south Beijing have been locked down due to a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases linked to a nearby meat market, local officials said on Saturday. Forty-five out of 517 samples so far collected from merchants and employees at the Xinfadi meat market have tested positive for the virus, according to the People's Daily. Xinfadi, which has 4,000 tenants, was ordered shut to be disinfected after the virus was found in the environment, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The chairman of the wholesale market told state-run Beijing News that the virus was detected on chopping boards...
  • On The Anniversary Of Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s Bashing Of The US Is Nothing But Hypocrisy

    06/04/2020 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 4, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    When it comes to human rights and race relations, Beijing has no moral authority to criticize and condemn the United States. The Chinese Communist Party has ramped up its criticism of human rights issues in the U.S., as protests and riots spread across America, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. However, given Beijing’s own record of human rights violations and its inhumane treatment of Chinese minorities, especially on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Beijing’s criticism is nothing but hypocrisy.No one can dispute Beijing’s delight in seeing scores of American cities go up in flames....
  • By Forcing Control On Hong Kong, Beijing Killed The Golden Goose

    05/30/2020 8:00:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 30, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-29-at-4.53.59-PM-998x687.png President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has directed his administration to “begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment.” His announcement came a day after China’s People’s Congress passed Beijing’s controversial new national security law related to Hong Kong. Trump’s announcement will profoundly affect the future of Hong Kong and the U.S.-China relationship.The president’s decision was based on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s certification to Congress Wednesday that “Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China,” a decision he said gave him no pleasure but that “sound policy-making requires a recognition...
  • Beijing Effectively Ends Hong Kong’s Historic Freedoms

    05/25/2020 7:55:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    If the United States doesn’t follow through to revoke Hong Kong’s special treatment, Beijing may be emboldened to take aggressive actions against Taiwan. May 22, 2020 will go down in history as an important milestone. On this day, Beijing announced it will impose a new national security law on Hong Kong, which will effectively end the “One Country, Two Systems” era.Beijing made the move at this week’s “Two Sessions,” annual legislative meetings of two organizations: the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In the past, more than 5,000 delegates, representing the elites in China,...