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  • 'This website has been seized'

    04/17/2024 11:31:49 PM PDT · by RandFan · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 18 | Sky News
    Dozens of people around the world have been arrested after police disrupted a UK-founded website scamming victims on an industrial scale. LabHost, a site set up in 2021, tricked as many as 70,000 UK victims, obtaining 480,000 card numbers and 64,000 PINs worldwide, the Metropolitan Police said. It was created by a criminal network and enabled more than 2,000 users to set up phishing websites designed to steal personal information such as email addresses, passwords and bank details. Criminal subscribers could log on and choose from existing sites or request bespoke pages replicating those of trusted brands such as banks,...
  • China’s illegal police stations in 53 countries

    04/16/2024 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    It’s well known that China won’t stand for any criticism. There, opponents of the communist regime are simply not tolerated. But it seems Beijing now thinks it also has the right to ignore international borders and silence dissent anywhere it sees fit. Around the world it’s setting up illegal outposts called “Chinese Overseas Police Service Stations”, and as the name implies, the objective of these offices is clear. Our law enforcement agencies deny there are any of these stations in Australia, even though Chinese authorities openly publicise their existence. But as Tara Brown reports in a special 60 MINUTES investigation,...
  • Ex-TikTok employees sound the alarm over ties to China

    04/16/2024 7:41:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 04/16/2024 | Cockburn
    Cocaine Mitch may be onto something. Last week, the senator called on his colleagues to pass a bill banning TikTok unless it is sold by its Chinese parent company, ByteDance. Now ex-TikTok employees are coming forward with stories detailing the company’s entanglement with China. The bill to ban TikTok or force its sale is still stalled in the Senate, but McConnell may be one step closer to his dream. On Sunday, Democratic senator and chair of the Senate Commerce Committee Maria Cantwell said she wants to end China’s control of TikTok and push the vote on the bill “sooner as...
  • Putin's Plan to Displace US Dollar Failing Spectacularly

    04/16/2024 2:08:38 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 16, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted last August that a drop in the importance of the U.S. dollar was "irreversible"—but there appears to be no sign that the global economy is turning its back on the greenback. "The U.S. Dollar was used in 48% of international payment transactions last year, the highest level in more than a decade. But Brics...," it said next to the graph, which showed the euro making 23.2 percent of transactions and the Chinese yuan way behind at 3.47 percent. "BRICS countries would like their currencies to be used in world trade, but each has a major...
  • Iranian Rial Loses 30% of its Value Overnight

    04/12/2024 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/12/2024 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    In the midst of all its other woes, the Islamic Republic of Iran has just suffered the worst economic collapse of its existence: the Iranian rial has lost 30% of its value overnight.
  • In just four years, tens of millions of dollars flowed from CCP-tied military companies to DC lobbyists

    04/12/2024 10:13:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/12/2024 | Olivia Murray
    >Maybe it’s time we all start learning Mandarin.According to a report published by the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) yesterday, “Chinese military companies” have paid D.C. lobbyists tens of millions of dollars in just the past few years alone—but as you might expect, neither the companies nor the lobbying firms responded to the outlet’s “request for comment” on the matter.Here are the details, via the DCNF exposé:Chinese Military Companies Have Spent Over $24 Million Lobbying The US Gov’t In Recent YearsEntities the Pentagon classifies as ‘Chinese military companies’ have spent more than $24 million lobbying the U.S. government since 2020,...
  • Resignations Rock South Korea’s Conservatives After Landslide Midterm Loss

    04/11/2024 9:01:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Multiple senior members of conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol’s administration and the head of his People Power Party (PPP) tendered their resignations on Thursday after vote counts confirmed that the left-wing Democratic Party decisively took over the National Assembly in Wednesday’s midterm election. The Democrats overcame a chaotic campaign season in which leader Lee Jae-myung survived a would-be assassin stabbing him in the neck. The day he was released from the hospital, three members of his party defected, protesting that Lee was running an authoritarian and corrupt “regime” within the party. Lee was in court on Tuesday for a hearing addressing...
  • China shakes wheat market with canceled shipments from U.S., Australia

    04/11/2024 10:22:44 AM PDT · by EBH · 32 replies
    Nikkei Asia ^ | 4/9/24
    TOKYO -- The global wheat market has been hit by Chinese buyers canceling major shipments, seemingly in an attempt to secure better prices and bolster the country's food security. Benchmark Chicago wheat futures are trading at about $5.50 per bushel, up slightly from a three-and-a-half-year low marked in mid-March but down about 10% from the beginning of the year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last month said 504,000 tonnes of wheat sales to China had been canceled. The figure is equivalent to about half the total U.S. wheat shipments to China in 2022 and the largest cancellation on record going...
  • Why Australia is Gladly Preparing for War

    04/09/2024 4:57:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 2/6/23 | Chrs Cappy & Thomas Priddle
    Australia is preparing for war in order to avoid it. Their historic new increase in defense spending and China’s dependence on them for iron ore make them an important ally. Australia’s defense funding for 2024 will be $35 billion USD, just over 2% of their GDP, and up from $20 billion in 2021. They’ve signed a new trilateral security agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will give the Australian Navy a new weapon that only 6 other nations in the entire world have. Major upgrades are being made to their northern army, air and naval bases. But...
  • AUKUS Partners Consider Cooperation With Japan

    04/09/2024 2:26:36 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 3 replies
    Dept. of Defense News ^ | April 8, 2024 | David Vergun
    The U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, members of the AUKUS partnership, are considering cooperation with Japan on advanced capabilities projects. An aim of AUKUS is identifying the optimal pathway for Australia to acquire conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarine capability, as well as cooperation on a range of other advanced defense technologies. Japan is being considered because of its strengths and its close defense partnership with all three countries, said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh, who held a press conference today. Singh noted that this was announced in a joint statement by the three nation's defense leaders: Secretary of Defense...
  • The War That Will Destroy Us And that we refuse to face.

    04/08/2024 3:39:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 8, 2024 | David Horowitz
    Last year 70,000 Americans lost their lives to Communist China’s genocidal fentanyl offensive. To put that into perspective, we have already lost more innocent Americans to China’s unconventional warfare than we lost soldiers to Hitler in the entire course of World War II. Similarly, if one were to consider the 1,000,000 American deaths caused by COVID19, a biological weapon made in China’s military lab in Wuhan, one would begin to get an idea of the scope of China’s unconventional warfare efforts to bring America to its knees.If one were to add the complicity of the Biden White House in insuring...
  • India seizes $725 million from Xiaomi

    04/30/2022 5:14:10 PM PDT · by libh8er · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4.30.2022 | Igor Bonifacic
    India has seized assets worth approximately $725 million from Xiaomi India after the country’s anti-money laundering agency found the subsidiary had broken local foreign exchange laws. According to Reuters, India’s Enforcement Directorate announced Saturday it recently determined Xiaomi had made illegal remittances when it attempted to pass off some transfers as royalty payments. That money went to three foreign companies, including one under the wider Xiaomi banner. The Enforcement Directorate found Xiaomi designed the payments to benefit itself. "Such huge amounts in the name of royalties were remitted on the instructions of their Chinese parent group entities," the agency said....
  • Obama loosens missile technology controls to China

    10/15/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 52 replies · 2,335+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development. "It's as though Commerce's mishandling of missile-tech transfers to China in the 1990s never happened," said Mr. Sokolski, a former Pentagon proliferation specialist. "But it did. As a result, we are now facing much more accurate, reliable missiles from China." Mr. Sokolski said he expects the U.S. government under the new policy to again boost Chinese military modernization through "whatever renewed 'benign'...
  • Turkish Cypriot Leader Warns Cyprus Could Turn Into Gaza

    04/07/2024 7:10:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | April 6, 2024 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar warned on Friday that “one tiny mistake” could turn Cyprus into “a new Gaza”. Tatar, not recognized as a head of state by the international community, also suggested that Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan may soon recognize the north. Turkey is the only country that recognizes the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. in an interview with the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, said, “A mistake or a misunderstanding such as the shooting of a Turkish soldier on the Green Line… would provoke a bomb between the two populations.” “If you shoot one Turkish soldier, you...
  • Hostile Chinese state agents could install a Canadian Prime Minister without election, MP Michael Chong testifies

    04/04/2024 7:01:12 AM PDT · by Wuli · 18 replies
    The Bureau ^ | Sam Cooper
    Canada’s Foreign Interference Commission heard Wednesday that Conservative MP Michael Chong, who was threatened by Chinese intelligence operators in Toronto, fears foreign agents could infiltrate closed party leadership races and effectively appoint Canadian prime ministers and premiers. Chong’s testimony reflected concerns from CSIS intelligence documents exclusively reported by The Bureau, which found Chinese proxy agents have allegedly infiltrated leadership contests for provincial and national parties recently. Networks of alleged United Front Work Department proxies and Chinese community leaders in Vancouver and Toronto have been the focus of Inquiry evidence so far, regarding Beijing’s attempts to attack candidates seen as “anti-China”...
  • BREAKING: After Draining Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Lowest Level in 40 Years, Biden CANCELS Plan to Refill it Because Oil is “Way Too Expensive”

    04/03/2024 10:03:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 87 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 4/3/2024 | cristina laila
    The Biden Regime canceled its plan to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve because oil is “way too expensive.” Biden drained the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to its lowest level in 40 years. Now, the Biden administration is CANCELLING their plans to refill it because oil is "way too expensive." pic.twitter.com/NYqEZ2Aosa — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 3, 2024 This comes as gas prices are once again skyrocketing. Recall that Biden drained the SPR to its lowest level in 40 years. Biden sold the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) to Europe, India and China. Joe Biden depleted the SPR to help China....
  • Microsoft splits Teams from Office after antitrust scrutiny

    04/03/2024 9:43:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Komo News ^ | April 2nd 2024 | Ass. Press
    Microsoft will stop packaging its Teams videoconferencing app with its Office software after the practice attracted antitrust scrutiny...
  • Biden Assures Xi Jinping He Opposes ‘Decoupling,’ Wants ‘China to Succeed’

    04/03/2024 8:43:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    President Joe Biden held a phone call on Tuesday with China’s genocidal dictator Xi Jinping in which the American leftist leader reportedly emphasized his distaste for a “new Cold War” or “conflict” with the Chinese Communist Party and assured Xi he would not pursue economic “decoupling.” Those details appeared in the flagship Chinese news outlet Xinhua, which paraphrased Xi’s remarks as berating Biden to deny the existence of the nation of Taiwan, reject pressure to limit China’s malignant influence in the United States, and endeavor to “coexist in peace.”
  • The Anti-Tariff Bunk Machine Gets Cranking Again

    03/29/2024 5:29:08 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2024 | John Carney
    Here we go again. The once and possibly future President Donald Trump’s proposal to implement a tariff of ten percent on goods imported into our Republic has been met with a cantillating chorus of critiques claiming they will come at a cruel cost to consumers. The Democrat-aligned Center for American Progress Action Fund has ginned up an analysis that it says shows the tariff would amount to an annual tax of roughly $1,500 on American families. The dire forecast creates the illusion of precision and analytical depth by estimating that households would pay $90 more for food, $90 more for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: China Expert Gordon Chang Rips WashPost for Defending Gov’t-Big Tech Collusion

    03/28/2024 8:59:19 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/28/2024 | Joseph Vazquez
    The Washington Post Editorial Board went to bat for the federal government colluding with Big Tech to police so-called disinformation online. Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow Gordon Chang was having none of it. “Don’t defund the fight against Russia and China’s disinformation,” decried the Board in the editorial. In the editorial, the Board defended the State Department-tied Global Engagement Center’s financing of the now-infamous Global Disinformation Index (initially based in the U.K.), which has since been panned for blacklisting right-leaning American media. The Post propagandized how the GEC “deploys a $61 million budget and a staff of 125 to counter disinformation...