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  • US drops case against MIT professor accused of ties to China

    01/21/2022 5:38:34 AM PST · by devane617 · 33 replies
    ap ^ | 01/21/2022
    The Justice Department dropped charges Thursday against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor accused of concealing ties to the Chinese government, a further setback to a federal initiative that was set up to prevent economic espionage and theft by Beijing of trade secrets and academic research. The department revealed its decision in the case against Gang Chen in a filing in federal court in Boston, saying it could no longer meet its burden of proof. U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins, the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, said the move was “in the interests of justice” and was the result of new...
  • Russia announced Thursday it will hold huge naval drills involving more than 140 warships and supporting vessels this month and in February, at a time of heightened tensions with Western nations.

    01/20/2022 7:55:24 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 21 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 20 Jan 2022 | AFP
    Russia announced Thursday it will hold huge naval drills involving more than 140 warships and supporting vessels this month and in February, at a time of heightened tensions with Western nations. The war games to be held in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Mediterranean will involve "more than 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 pieces of military equipment, and about 10,000 servicemen," the defence ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.
  • How Much Does China Owe To The Nations of The World For The Total Cost of The China Virus?

    01/20/2022 7:49:00 PM PST · by Stayfree · 29 replies
    Self (vanity) | January 20, 2022 | Stayfree
    Whether intentional or by accident, China released the China virus on the world causing millions of deaths and enormous economic disaster world-wide...and yet China has made no effort to investigate the incident nor has it made any effort to reimburse the world's nations for the economic losses resulting from the virus release.
  • Hunter Biden, former Biden aide invested in Chinese company tied to Communist Party, NBA China

    01/20/2022 5:38:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Fox business ^ | 01/20/2021 | Cameron Cawthorne
    EXCLUSIVE: As recently as March 2017, Hunter Biden's private equity firm held a stake in a company run by a Chinese executive with ties to officials at some of the highest levels of the Communist Party of China, according to emails reviewed by FOX Business. Hunter Biden’s longtime business partner, Eric Schwerin, sent him an email in March 2017 breaking down the ownership interests of Rosemont Seneca Advisors, which included a 5% stake in Harves Amusement Parks and ownership in Harves Sports and Entertainment.
  • China sends Urumqi destroyer for joint drills with Russian, Iranian navies in Gulf of Oman

    01/20/2022 5:35:03 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    TASS Russia ^ | 1/20/2022 | Tass
    The drills are aimed at deepening practical cooperation among the navies of China, Russia and Iran BEIJING, January 20./TASS/. The Chinese Navy has sent the destroyer Urumqi to the Gulf of Oman for the CHIRU-2Q22 joint drills with the Russian and Iranian navies, China's defense ministry reported on Thursday...
  • Hunter Biden's private equity firm invested in a Chinese company linked to Communist Party after introduction by former Biden aide

    01/20/2022 4:09:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2022 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Hunter Biden's private equity firm invested in a company run by a Chinese executive with ties to officials at some of the highest levels of the Communist Party of China, it emerged on Thursday.
  • Biden lashes out at reporter’s ‘stupid question’ after Ukraine gaffe

    01/20/2022 4:30:14 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/20/2022 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden lashed out Thursday at a reporter for what he called a “stupid question” about Russia potentially invading Ukraine — as the White House scrambled to clean up Biden’s Wednesday gaffe that Russia may face less blowback for a “minor incursion.” As reporters were escorted out of a science-focused meeting next door to the White House, Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich shouted, “Why are you waiting on [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to make the first move, sir?” Biden’s answer was not captured on the official video livestream, but press audio engineers recorded him saying, “What a stupid question,” according...
  • REPORT: Peter Daszak Worked For CIA, EcoHealth Alliance Is A 'CIA Front Organization'

    01/20/2022 2:58:27 PM PST · by rxsid · 40 replies ^ | 01.20.2022 | Andrew White
    REPORT: Peter Daszak Worked For CIA, EcoHealth Alliance Is A 'CIA Front Organization'EcoHealth Alliance Associate Vice President Dr. Andrew Huff recently claimed that EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, who conducted gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, told him he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Andrew Huff, PhD, MS, publicly stated on January 12 that EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak confessed to him that he was working for the Central Intelligence Agency, and further stated his belief that EcoHealth Alliance was a “CIA front organization.” Huff received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health...
  • U.S. Allows Baltic NATO Members to Send Arms to Ukraine (Stinger missiles!!!)

    01/20/2022 12:40:34 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 76 replies
    WSJ ^ | 01/20/2022 | Michael R. Gordon
    The U.S. has given approval for three Baltic NATO members to send American-made weapons to Ukraine, U.S. officials said. The decision will enable Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia to send Javelin antitank weapons and Stinger air-defense systems for Ukraine’s forces. The Biden administration has also notified Congress that it intends to provide Ukraine with five Mi-17 transport helicopters, U.S. officials said. The Russian-made helicopters had been intended for Afghanistan’s military and were being repaired in Ukraine.
  • Trilateral naval drills between China, Russia and Iran start on Friday

    01/20/2022 9:05:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20
    "The purpose of this drill is to strengthen security and its foundations in the region, and to expand multilateral cooperation between the three countries to jointly support world peace, maritime security and create a maritime community with a common future," the Iranian official told ISNA. Both navies from Iran's armed forces and Revolutionary Guards will take part in the drills, which include various tactical exercises such as rescuing a burning vessel, releasing a hijacked vessel, and shooting at air targets at night.
  • Police union lawyer: Suspect freed after positive COVID test

    01/20/2022 8:57:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2022
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail, the attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association said. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 36-year-old man was released on Jan. 4 and has not been re-arrested. Police association lawyer Jane Dueker said the release was part of a recent policy by the administration of Mayor Tishaura Jones to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the downtown jail by not admitting people with the virus. Messages...
  • Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

    01/20/2022 8:26:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2022 | By ERIKA KINETZ
    At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest ports. Airports from Amsterdam to Athens. NATO’s borders with Russia. All depend on equipment manufactured by Nuctech, which has quickly become the world’s leading company, by revenue, for cargo and vehicle scanners. Nuctech has been frozen out of the U.S. for years due to national security concerns, but it has made deep inroads across Europe, installing its...
  • Opinion: Have San Francisco policies done more harm to children than COVID?

    01/20/2022 8:12:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | January 20, 2022 | by Laura Fagan
    San Francisco children make up just 13% of its population, the smallest share of kids among the 100 most populous cities in the United States. Yet for the past 22 months and counting, an outsized burden of COVID-19 mitigation has been placed on them. As a parent, I have become increasingly concerned by the lack of cost-benefit analysis and rigor over which policies are the most effective or even necessary, and which policies may be causing long-term damage. Early and consistent evidence that children are at very little risk of serious COVID-19 complications has been largely ignored, while paranoia and...
  • French lawmakers officially recognise China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’

    01/20/2022 8:01:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | January 20, 2022
    France's parliament on Thursday denounced a "genocide" by China against its Uyghur Muslim population, in a resolution that risks straining ties between Paris and Beijing two weeks before the Winter Olympics. The non-binding resolution, adopted with 169 votes in favour and just one against, was proposed by the opposition Socialists in the lower house of parliament but also backed by President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party. It reads that the National Assembly "officially recognises the violence perpetrated by the People's Republic of China against the Uyghurs as constituting crimes against humanity and genocide". It also calls on...
  • Sinopec to hold LNG auction as China's winter heating season nears

    01/20/2022 5:11:43 AM PST · by texas booster · 7 replies
    Gas Processing News ^ | Jan 19 2022 | Tom Daly
    A unit of China’s Sinopec Group will hold a LNG auction on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange (SHPGX) on Nov. 14, the exchange said on Friday, without revealing the volume on offer. Potential buyers are invited to submit bids to Sinopec’s Guangxi gas sales subsidiary from 0900–1130 Beijing time (0100–0330 GMT) and 1330–1500 (0530–0700 GMT) on that day, the SHPGX said in a statement on its website. The auction comes on the eve of China’s peak winter heating season, which gets under way in mid-November, and amid warnings of severe gas shortages in the coming months. This winter, millions...
  • Saying 'Nobody Cares' About The Uyghurs Is Like Saying Nobody Cared About The Jews

    01/20/2022 4:39:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 20, 2022 | David Krayden
    A rare moment of truth from billionaire National Basketball villain Chamath Palihapitiya the other day when he frankly suggested in an interview that “nobody cares” about the persecution, internment and extermination of the Uyghur minority in China. The “nobody” that he refers to are the elites who he hobnobs with and who often own or play for NBA teams. China can do no wrong because it is a source of vast capital. You don’t criticize a mountain of money like that. You don’t even suggest there is anything worth assessing. You just remain silent. Of course, China is poised to...
  • Ex-Im is Wasteful Enough Abroad -- We Don't Need it at Home

    01/20/2022 3:59:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 20, 2022 | Veronique de Rugy
    For years now, the U.S. Export-Import Bank -- an under-the-radar agency that provides subsidized loans to foreign firms willing to buy American products -- has tried to remain relevant. After a semi-hiatus alongside criticism for functioning as the "Bank of Boeing," Ex-Im convinced the Trump and Biden administrations that it may be a tremendous weapon to fight Chinese influence. While it can do no such thing, Ex-Im is now moving on to something else: extending its domestic influence. Ex-Im's grandiose claims shouldn't distract us from its mediocrity. In 2019, Congress handed the agency a seven-year reauthorization and restored a quorum...
  • Be Honest, You Don’t Really Care About the Uyghurs Either

    01/20/2022 3:30:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | January 20, 2022 | Derek Hunter
    It was the statement that caused all the pearls to be clutched – when Chamath Palihapitiya, part owner of the Golden State Warriors, said he didn’t really care about the genocide the Chinese communists are committing against its Uyghur Muslim population. The Pavlovian virtue signaling reflex kicked in, from almost everyone, about how outrageous such a statement was. Then everyone who made it went right back to not giving a damn about the Uyghurs, just without saying it. First, what did Palihapitiya say? “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, okay. You bring it up because you care and...
  • How Good Is China’s J-20 Fighter Jet? Is it in the same league as the U.S. F-22 and F-35?

    01/19/2022 8:57:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/19/2022 | Richard Bitzinger
    <p>By Richard Bitzinger, an independent international security analyst. He was previously a senior fellow with the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore.</p><p>How good is China’s most advanced fighter jet, the J-20? The J-20 is a “fifth-generation” combat aircraft, which ostensibly puts it in the same league as the U.S. F-22 and F-35.</p>
  • US Has Stepped Up Aircraft Carrier Deployments In South China Sea

    01/19/2022 8:03:24 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 1-19-2022 | Dave DeCamp via,
    Reflecting the Pentagon’s new focus on China, US aircraft carrier strike groups almost doubled deployments to the South China Sea in 2021 compared to the year before. According to the Beijing-based South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI), US carrier strike groups entered the South China Sea 10 times in 2021, compared with six times in 2020, and five in 2019. “The US military have drastically reinforced their military deployment in the South China Sea since last year, in terms of training scales, sorties and scenarios,” SCSPI director Hu Bo said Friday, according to The South China Morning Post. Hu said...