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  • China Insider: Boyu Capital, a private equity firm founded by former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin’s grandson, flees to Singapore in fear of CCP Purge

    02/26/2021 8:59:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/26/2021
    On Feb. 22, the Wall Street Journal quoted insiders who said that China’s Boyu Capital, a private equity firm founded by former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin’s grandson, Jiang Zhicheng, has moved part of its business from its Hong Kong headquarters to Singapore. Two co-founders of the company have also relocated to Singapore. The transition was mainly driven by concerns over the weakening influence of the elder Jiang, which will likely leave his family and allies more vulnerable to political purges in China, according to the sources.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/26/2021 Newsdump Friday

    02/26/2021 7:47:17 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/26/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    A group of Food and Drug Administration experts green lighting the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use... The coronavirus crackdown in Israel for the Purim holiday. On the first night of an overnight curfew more than 100 parties broken up and over 25-hundred citations issued... Rush Limbaugh laid to rest at a cemetery in St. Louis on Wednesday in a private ceremony ... The only deadly act of violence at the US Capitol on January 6th was by a US Capitol police officer who killed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt.. "The new US administration should first and foremost...
  • China Wants Your Data — And May Already Have It

    02/26/2021 4:49:11 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    npr ^ | 2/24/21 | Greg Myre
    As COVID cases began to rise a year ago, a Chinese company contacted several U.S. states and offered to set up testing labs. As a byproduct, the Chinese firm, Beijing Genomics Institute, would likely gain access to the DNA of those tested. The offer was tempting for states struggling to set up their own testing facilities for a new virus on short notice. But U.S. national security officials urged the states to reject the offer, citing concerns about how China might use personal data collected on Americans. "We certainly reached out to our partners and the community to make sure...
  • COVAX: Why Biden's billions won't fix Covid vaccine inequality worldwide

    02/26/2021 12:18:57 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | February 26, 2021 | By Alexander Smith
    LONDON — It seemed like a windfall in the campaign to vaccinate the world. President Joe Biden last week announced $4 billion for a humanitarian program called COVAX — short for Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access plan — which aims to fairly distribute vaccines between rich countries and the developing world. But in more than a dozen interviews, current and former officials involved with COVAX and experts with detailed knowledge of the plan suggest Biden's mountains of cash and rhetorical support will not address the real reasons behind the dire state of global vaccine inequality. Some critics say Biden is repeating...
  • Biden: It's Okay to Finance China's Military (Gordon Chang)

    02/26/2021 5:11:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Gordon Chang
    Wall Street wants to finance the enemy, and the Biden administration is opening the door wide. *snip* The People's Republic of China is a unified state, so the investment ban should apply not only to companies the Trump administration designated but also to all state-owned enterprises. State enterprises are by no means separate businesses. The divisions among them are artificial, and all are tightly controlled by the Communist Party. Each one of these entities, therefore, is military-linked and Party-controlled. Moreover, America's investment ban should apply to privately owned businesses. As President Trump wrote in the preamble to EO13959, "the national...
  • Republicans are really mad about BART getting $112 million in COVID-19 stimulus bill

    02/26/2021 2:23:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 25, 2021 | by Eric Ting
    The House version of Biden administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill contains funding for BART's planned expansion into San Jose and Santa Clara — and congressional Republicans are not happy about it. An analysis from Fox Business found that the expansion — long-planned but lacking funding — will be receiving $112 million in federal funds, and transportation officials told the San Francisco Chronicle the figure would actually be closer to $141 million. Twitter accounts for House and Senate Republicans began referring to the project as "Pelosi's Subway" in tweets railing against the legislation. "The Democrats’ $1.9 trillion spending bill is...
  • Video: Gordon Chang: Will Biden Allow Investment in Companies Tied to China’s Military?

    02/25/2021 8:16:00 PM PST · by Yong · 4 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 25, 2021 | Jan Jekielek
    At the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, we sat down with China analyst Gordon Chang. We discuss President Joe Biden’s recent executive orders on China. Will President Biden ultimately choose to go the route of increasing cooperation or holding the Chinese regime accountable?
  • China in Focus (Feb. 25): Beijing Reacts to Biden’s Move to Cut Reliance

    02/25/2021 8:16:09 PM PST · by Yong · 4 replies
    NTD ^ | February 25, 2021 | Tiffany Meier
    Beijing hits back at Washington for working to reduce its reliance on China after President Biden issued new orders to secure supply chains. NTD dives into Biden’s China policy during his first month in office.
  • China’s Top Leaders Gave Secret Orders in Early Stages of Virus Outbreak: Documents

    02/25/2021 7:18:23 PM PST · by lightman · 12 replies
    epoch times ^ | 25 February A.D. 2021 | Frank Yue
    The Chinese regime was aware of the severity of COVID-19 during the early stages of the Wuhan outbreak but did not alert the public, according to a series of government documents recently obtained by The Epoch Times from a trusted source. Chinese authorities didn’t publicly announce human-to-human transmission of the CCP virus until January 2020. The leaked documents indicate that the top leadership secretly ordered the National Health Commission and regional governments to deal with the outbreak while keeping the public in the dark about the health crisis. In other words, Chinese authorities covered up the outbreak at the early...
  • China Used Anal Swabs On US Diplomats ‘In Error’

    02/25/2021 7:38:03 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 25 Feb 2021
    CHINA ordered US diplomats to undergo ANAL swab tests for Covid sparking fury with the State Department. Its is alleged the diplomats were forced to undergo the swabs due to an administrative error, Vice reports. A spokesperson said: "The State Department never agreed to this kind of testing and protested directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when we learned that some staff were subject to it." "We have instructed staff to decline this test if it is asked of them, as was done in the past," they said. China's foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, dismissed the claims saying, "To...
  • China’s Death Toll in Bloody India–China Border Clash Remains a Mystery: China Did Not Announce Any Deaths For Eight Months

    02/25/2021 7:23:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/25/2021 | Nicole Hao
    China’s state-run media announced on Feb. 19 that four Chinese soldiers died at Galwan Valley, an India–China border region, in a violent face-off on June 15, 2020, while an Indian officer said China’s death toll was 45. It was the first deadly clash on the China–India border in the past four decades. After the bloody fight, India announced that 20 soldiers had died and honored them several times. China didn’t announce any deaths for eight months, until Feb. 19. China and India had troops in a standoff for months at multiple locations along the disputed China–India border in the Ladakh...
  • Joe Biden’s Trade Representative Pick Says Chinese Regime Is Both Rival and Partner

    02/25/2021 7:20:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/25/2021 | Cathy He
    President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, Katherine Tai, on Feb. 25 pledged to work with allies to hold the Chinese regime accountable for its unfair trade practices. In remarks at her confirmation hearing conducted by the Senate Finance Committee, Tai described the Chinese regime as “as simultaneously a rival, a trade partner, and an outsized player whose cooperation we’ll also need to address certain global challenges.” “We must remember how to walk, chew gum, and play chess at the same time,” she added. Tai, who grew up in Taiwan and is a fluent Mandarin speaker, is the top...
  • Leaked Emails Confirm UN Gave Names of Dissidents to CCP

    02/25/2021 6:55:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 25, 2021 | Alex Newman
    Leaked emails prove that, contrary to United Nations denials, UN human-rights officials did in fact give the names of Chinese dissidents to the communist regime in Beijing before those activists were set to testify in Geneva against the Communist Chinese Party’s abuses. In fact, it appears from the leaked documents that the practice of handing over names of Chinese dissidents to the dictatorship was viewed as a “usual practice” by all involved. The whistleblower told The Epoch Times that it continues to this day, despite UN denials. Chinese communist authorities used the names received from the UN to prevent the...
  • No CPAC invitation for Mitch McConnell. ‘Next year would be a better year.’

    02/25/2021 8:12:38 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 49 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 2/23/2021 | DAVID CATANESE
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate’s Republican leader, has not been invited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, two sources familiar with the event’s organizing tell McClatchy. -snip- If McConnell was to show up on the CPAC stage, he would risk being met by a hostile audience, given the group’s loyalty to Trump. While McConnell voted to acquit Trump of inciting the insurrection in his second impeachment trial this month, the Kentuckian said the former president was morally responsible for the rampage and could be held criminally or civilly liable. “There’s always tension between the grassroots and the establishment. That’s part...
  • China celebrates official end of extreme poverty, lauds Xi

    02/25/2021 6:33:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2021 | By JOE McDONALD
    BEIJING - The ruling Communist Party is celebrating the official end of extreme poverty in China with a propaganda campaign that praises President Xi Jinping’s role, part of efforts to cement his image as a history-making leader who is reclaiming his country’s rightful place as a global power. The propaganda apparatus has been linking national successes to Xi, including fighting the coronavirus, China’s rise as a technology creator and December’s successful lunar mission to bring back moon rocks. The party announced in November, with little fanfare, that China no longer had anyone in extreme poverty. That was down from an...
  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

    02/25/2021 3:58:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2021 | By MIKE STOBBE
    NEW YORK - February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades. Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social distancing and virtual schooling — were a big factor in preventing a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19. A push to get more people vaccinated against flu probably helped, too, as did fewer people traveling, they say. Another possible explanation: The...
  • China Denies Using Anal Swabs On US Diplomats

    02/25/2021 1:46:49 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 56 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | 25 Feb 2001
    China on Thursday (Feb 25) said it had never asked US diplomats to undergo COVID-19 anal swabs, following American media reports that State Department personnel had complained of being subjected to the intrusive test. But Beijing rebuffed reports from Vice and Washington Post - citing US officials - that State Department employees in China had been given the test "in error", despite diplomats being exempt from the procedure. "China has never requested US diplomatic personnel in China to undergo anal swabs," foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a regular press briefing Thursday.
  • Lawmakers Demand Investigation Of NIH ‘Secretively’ Funneling US Tax Dollars To Notorious Wuhan Lab

    02/24/2021 10:49:05 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 23, 2021 | Evita Duffy
    A letter sent Tuesday from members of Congress to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Christi Grimm is demanding a “prompt and thorough investigation” into the National Institutes of Health’s relationship with the Chinese Communist Party-run Wuhan Institute of Virology. The 28 congressional signers, led by Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., write: "The NIH, unfortunately, has played a major role in supporting [the Wuhan Institute of Virology] and this treacherous research and the promotion of spurious claims dismissing the NIH-funded lab’s potential role in the COVID-19 pandemic." The Wuhan Institute of Virology is suspected by experts, including...
  • Carter Center asked to explain events 'which seem to promote Chinese propaganda'

    02/24/2021 10:16:54 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://www.wnd.com ^ | Feb 24 2021 | Bob Unruh
    The Carter Center, set up by former President Jimmy Carter, is being asked to explain events it has held "which seem to promote Chinese Communist Party propaganda."
  • Investigative Report: The Reason Behind Blackouts Across China; Not many people know that blackouts similar to Texas have happened in many cities in China , nor do they realize the real reason behind it.

    02/24/2021 5:21:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/24/2021 | JENNIFER ZENG AND KATE JIANG
    The recent blackout in Texas in the United States has drawn a lot of attention from all over the world, but not many people know that similar blackouts have happened in many cities in China since the end of last year, nor do they realize the real reason behind it.An in-depth investigation done by The Epoch Times on the structure of electricity consumption in China has led to the conclusion that its fast-growing digital surveillance industry has not only become an important new engine for the Chinese economy, but also competes with residents for power. The omnipresent digital surveillance system...