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  • Communist China's Calculated Lies and Calculated Buys

    06/30/2021 6:15:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 30, 2021 | Austin Bay
    China knows how to curry below-the-radar favor with international political figures, bureaucrats and opinion leaders, then, when a problem develops threatening Chinese Communist Party interests, use covert influence to stifle criticism or delay a response. The most pernicious example of Chinese covert influence in action is the World Health Organization's failure in January and February 2020 to demand Beijing provide a full and accurate accounting of the COVID-19/Wuhan virus epidemic in China, including its origin. Instead, WHO spouted medical nostrums and accepted China's evasions (lies). China ego-stroked WHO officials and created sympathizers by funding "research trips." The tactic is called...
  • Barbara Boxer ‘deregisters’ as foreign agent for Chinese surveillance company that targeted Uyghurs

    02/23/2021 8:41:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | 1/12/2021 | Caitlin McFall
    Former California Sen. Barbara Boxer raised eyebrows this week after first registering as a foreign agent with the Chinese surveillance company Hikvision, then later "deregistering" Tuesday.Hikvision was barred by the Commerce Department in 2019 over its involvement in the Chinese government’s suppression of the Uyghurs -- an ethnic minority population in the Xinjiang province located in northwest China.Boxer, who registered with the Justice Department under the Foreign Agents Registration Act Friday, was expected to serve as a "Strategic consultant," on behalf of the surveillance company for Mercury Public Affairs, a prominent lobbying firm where Boxer was recently named co-chair, the...
  • Half of London Councils Found to have Bought and Deployed Chinese Surveillance Tech Linked to Uyghur Abuses

    02/18/2021 6:37:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    At least half of London’s boroughs have bought and deployed China-made surveillance systems linked to the abuse of Uyghurs, according to data exclusively given to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, raising alarm among privacy advocates and lawmakers. Freedom of information requests filed in late 2020 with all 32 London councils and the next 20 largest UK city councils found about two-thirds owned technology made by two Chinese companies accused of links to the repression of Uyghurs. At least 28 councils owned technology made by Hikvision, the world’s largest purveyor of video surveillance systems and vendor to Xinjiang police agencies, revealed data...