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  • 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Crackdowns on Unregistered Catholics Resume Across China

    06/13/2020 6:47:00 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | June 11, 2020 | Tang Zhe
    Crackdowns on Unregistered Catholics Resume Across China As the coronavirus lockdown measures were eased, the CCP recommenced threats and intimidations against Catholics who refuse to join the Patriotic Church. On Easter eve, officials from the Religious Affairs Bureau raided the Holy Rosary Church in Fuzhou, a prefecture-level city in the southeastern province of Jiangxi. They pressured its leaders to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Church (CPCA), threatening to demolish the church, impose a fine of 200,000 RMB (about $ 28,000), and arrest its priest if the demand was not implemented. Before leaving, the officials ordered to remove the church name...
  • Chinese company shipped out millions of Australia’s masks, hand sanitiser, glove supplies

    03/26/2020 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    news.com.au ^ | March 26, 2020 | Candace Sutton
    A Chinese government-backed property giant has secretly raided in bulk Australia’s supplies of masks, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes and essential medical supplies and shipped them back to China. The Greenland Group, which manages high-end real estate projects in Sydney and Melbourne, proactively drained Australian supplies of anti-coronavirus equipment, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Three million surgical masks, 500,000 pairs of gloves and bulk supplies of sanitiser and wipes were bought up in Australia and other countries where Greenland operates. While the bulk purchases and shipping were perfectly legitimate, the goods shipped in bulk to China include the very items that...
  • China’s Coronavirus Response Shows the Weakness of Authoritarianism

    02/18/2020 9:14:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 14, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    Despite China’s incredible economic success as of late, it’s important to remember that it is still fundamentally a communist country. Recent events have been a stern reminder. Freedom can be messy, but it’s nothing like the mess an authoritarian regime creates when it fears losing power. The disturbing outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and the communist government’s response to it should be a reminder of the consequence of a system based on state control, without rule by the people and a vibrant civil society. Many are impressed by the fact that China built a 1,000-bed hospital in 10...
  • Coronavirus and China: Beijing’s Behavior Confirms How Bad the Brand Truly Is

    02/06/2020 1:57:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 6, 2020 | James Carafano
    Long before the coronavirus made international headlines, China’s Communist Party, which rules the country with unchallenged authority, had an image problem. Image has always been a key element of Beijing’s plan to rise to global greatness. It has worked assiduously to carve a reputation as an unstoppable power wading well into the midst of world affairs. Today, however, that carefully crafted image is badly tattered. It’s worse than it was just one year ago when nations that eagerly participated in China’s Belt and Road Initiative began to realize that Chinese “aid” was a two-edged sword. No one has done more...
  • From the Chinese Coronavirus Crisis, 3 Early Lessons

    01/31/2020 1:01:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 30, 2020 | Peter Brookes and Brayden Helwig
    The United Nations’ World Health Organization on Jan. 9 announced an outbreak of a new—or novel—coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China. In the three weeks since the announcement, the virus has intensified in China, infecting thousands there and is now spreading across the globe, far beyond its origin in Hubei province. Indeed, this new coronavirus has taken nearly 200 lives in China. As Chinese public health officials strive to contain the virus, it’s important to identify three early lessons that can be drawn from the outbreak and the initial response to it to prevent this Chinese epidemic—and others that will undoubtedly...
  • Virginia’s Recent Extremism a Warning Sign for Other States

    01/28/2020 4:11:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Old Dominion is trending in an ominous direction, and it’s a problem for the whole country. On Monday, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Advocates of the ERA have argued that Virginia is the 38th and final state needed to add it to the Constitution, though the legal argument for that is dubious. Nevertheless, if the ERA were to become law, it would almost certainly provide the legal basis to enshrine left-wing social dogmas nationwide, among other negative consequences. Other states should take note: No matter how conservative your state has been in the past, you’re...
  • Tougher Huawei restrictions have stalled after the Pentagon objects, sources say

    01/27/2020 10:46:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | January 26, 2020 | Ana Swanson, The New York Times
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has temporarily shelved a proposed rule change that would further restrict American sales to Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, after some officials in the Defense Department and other agencies argued that the measure, which was intended to protect national security, could actually undermine it, according to people familiar with the matter. The rule change, which multiple government agencies were reviewing, would close a loophole that allowed technology companies like Intel and Micron to continue shipping chips, software and other products to Huawei despite a ban that prevented the Chinese company from buying some American products....
  • The Land of Disappearing Christians [Red China]...

    01/09/2020 2:38:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 8, 2020 | Tony Perkins
    There were no champagne corks popping, no crystal balls dropping in Wang Yi's new year. The pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church was in prison, spending his second January 1st in a dark cell, charged with a crime Americans commit every day: worshipping Jesus. The actual allegations were much more subtle -- things like "illegal business activities" or "inciting subversion of state power." But in China, government officials need no excuse. Christians, like Uyghurs, Falun Gong, and any other men and women of faith, are fair game. "Where are you taking my husband?" a woman pleads on a cell phone...
  • 2020 to See Harsher Rules for China’s Christians

    12/31/2019 8:28:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | December 31, 2019 | Wang Zhicheng
    2020 to See Harsher Rules for China’s Christians New measures demand total submission to Communist Party Beijing (AsiaNews) - As of Feb. 1, 2020, new administrative measures will be put in place for Chinese religious groups. According to a communication published by Xinhua, published yesterday, they complete the "Regulations on religious affairs" revised two years ago and implemented on February 1, 2018. The text of the "Administrative measures for religious groups" published by Xinhua consists of six chapters and 41 articles dealing with the organization, functions, offices, supervision, projects and economic administration of communities and groups at both a national and local level. Every aspect of the life of religious...
  • Hong Kong conspicuous by absence from list of Pope’s Christmas concerns

    12/26/2019 3:12:13 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Crux ^ | December 26, 2019 | Elise Harris
    Hong Kong conspicuous by absence from list of PopeÂ’s Christmas concerns ROME - When Pope Francis ticked off countries suffering political and violent unrest during his traditional Christmas blessing Wednesday, one place currenting in the thick of months of heated protests was notably absent: Hong Kong.In his traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing on Christmas Day, the pope offered prayers for Syria and the Middle East, Venezuela and the Americas, the Democratic Republic of Congo and all of Africa, and Ukraine in Europe, in each case urging efforts to ensure peace, security and an end to suffering.RELATED: From Syria to Venezuela,...
  • Chinese Christians Submit To Face And Fingerprint Scanning To Attend Church . . .

    11/29/2019 8:45:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 26, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    The totalitarian efforts to suppress and control Christian faith in China have taken a disturbing turn that reflects Beijing’s greater Orwellian aspirations of social control. In the communist nation, in which it is already quite dangerous to be a Christian, some churchgoers must now submit to facial and fingerprint scanning when they come to church. According to Bitter Winter, an online magazine exposing China’s human rights abuses and religious oppression, government thugs set up two biometric scanning stations at the entrance of the Muyang Church in Hubei. Now, before being allowed in to worship, Christians must line up to be...
  • TikTok reverses its ban on a teen who slammed China’s Muslim crackdown in a viral video

    11/28/2019 8:48:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 28, 2019 | The New York Times
    SHANGHAI — The video app TikTok on Wednesday reversed its decision to block an American teenager who posted a clip in which she discussed the mass internment of minority Muslims in China, and acknowledged that its moderation system had overreached in shutting her out of her account. The incident raised fresh concerns about whether TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance, muzzles its users in line with censorship directives from Beijing — an accusation the company has denied. TikTok said the teenager, Feroza Aziz, 17, had been barred from using her personal device to access the app,...
  • Pro-Life U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Deep State Attacks

    10/24/2019 8:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | October 24, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24 (C-Fam) The State Department’s top official for UN affairs will retire next month after five decades of public service, beginning as a combat-decorated Marine, and including U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva. His departure comes after an internal campaign against him by career staffers, propelled by the left-wing media, Democrats in Congress, and the State Department’s inspector general. The campaign against assistant secretary of state Kevin Moley, and his senior advisor, Mari Stull, began shortly after he was called out of retirement to assume his responsibilities in April 2018. Emblematic of the poor state of...
  • Public University Gives Chinese Communists Funding, Exclusive Rights

    10/18/2019 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 16, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    In the midst of a human rights crisis and violent pro-democracy manifestations in China, Judicial Watch has obtained records that expose a troubling partnership between a public American university and the Chinese Communists at the heart of the abuses. The records show that the University of Arizona (UA), a taxpayer-funded institution with an enrollment of about 44,000, paid $100,000 to launch a Confucius Institute on its Tucson campus more than a decade ago and subsequently dedicated nearly $2 million and other public resources to keep it going. Confucius Institutes were founded by the Chinese government and are managed by China’s...
  • On Hong Kong the Pope Is Silent. Obedient to Beijing

    09/16/2019 8:56:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | September 16, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    On Hong Kong the Pope Is Silent. Obedient to Beijing Silence on everything that could irritate the Beijing authorities is certainly one of the many prices that the Holy See has agreed to pay, to keep from breaking up the fragile accord on the appointment of bishops that it sealed on September 22 2018 with China.It is a silence to which the first to submit is Pope Francis, usually extremely talkative about everyone and everything, but who on the popular protests that have been raging in Hong Kong for three months has not said word one.And yet from the beginning...
  • Pope Francis Goes Silent on Hong Kong Protests as Christians Take Major Role

    08/29/2019 1:29:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Elizabeth Your
    Yore: Pope Francis Goes Silent on Hong Kong Protests as Christians Take Major Role “One who mounts a tiger can never get off.” ~ Chinese Proverb“Hagan Lío.” “Take to the streets.” “Make a Mess.”Pope Francis famously bellowed “Hagan Lio” to the 300,000 young Catholics gathered at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on July 26, 2013, urging them to shake up the complacency of their lives.Sounding more like the socialist community organizer Saul Alinsky than the Vicar of Christ, Francis prodded young Catholics to take to the streets and shake up the establishment. He challenged that the young people,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Homosexualist Bp. Hubbard's Connection to Communist Friendly Hong Kong Cdl. Tong

    08/24/2019 4:23:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Catholic Monitor ^ | August 23, 2019 | Fred Martinez
    [Catholic Caucus] Homosexualist Bp. Hubbard's Connection to Communist Friendly Hong Kong Cdl. Tong Recently accused of sex abuse Bishop Howard Hubbard is widely known for promoting homosexuality when he was bishop of Albany. A Church Militant article reported that there was "rampant homosexuality among the Albany clergy" when he headed the diocese. Moreover, the article revealed: "Bp. Hubbard helped found and currently sits as vice president of the board of, a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, communist front organization." (Church Militant, "Accused Bishop is Vice President of Catholic-Funded Communist Front Group," August, 23, 2019) The pro-Communist homosexualist Hubbard has a connection to a...
  • Chinese Government Continues Takeover of Catholic Church in China

    08/16/2019 6:56:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Church Militant ^ | William Mahoney
    Chinese Government Continues Takeover of Catholic Church in China A Chinese Christian refugee talks about the 'Great Red Dragon' ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Religious persecution in China continues to escalate as the Chinese government holds socialist training programs for Catholic clergy and summer camps are forced to close. AsiaNews, the official press agency of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, published a first-hand report Wednesday on a training program for Chinese priests and religious officials held by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  The training program took place from July 21 to July 27 in Beijing for 30 Catholic priests registered with the...
  • The Treasury Department Is Wrong. China Didn’t Just Devalue Its Currency.

    08/14/2019 2:21:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 13, 2019 | Riley Walters
    The U.S. Treasury Department has incorrectly labeled China a manipulator of its currency. An important distinction exists between devaluing a currency and currency depreciation. Devaluing implies the People’s Bank of China actively manipulated the value of the Chinese renminbi to gain unfair advantage for its exports. Depreciation simply means the renminbi has lost purchasing power relative to the U.S. dollar, based on market forces. There’s no indication that China is actively devaluing its currency. However, according to the Treasury Department, China met a broad definition of manipulation laid out in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, which says...