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  • Here We Go: CDC Confirms Mysterious Outbreak on Cruise Ship Infecting Over 150 Passengers and Crews (VIDEO)

    02/18/2024 9:13:02 AM PST · by CFW · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/18/24 | Jim Hoft
    The luxury ocean liner Queen Victoria became the center of an unknown outbreak after 129 passengers and 25 crew members were struck by an unidentified gastrointestinal illness, causing symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting during its grand 107-night world voyage. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this month that the widespread sickness has been ongoing throughout the ship’s journey, which sailed from Southampton, U.K., on January 11 and is set to conclude its voyage there on April 24. The itinerary includes visits to several exotic destinations, including Cape Town, South Africa, and Hong Kong, China. It...
  • Red China’s Hong Kong Crackdown Is About To Get Much Worse

    01/31/2024 11:04:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/31/2024 | Shawn Fleetwood
    Hong Kong leaders backed by Red China’s communist party (CCP) are planning to accelerate their crackdown on basic freedoms throughout the city, government officials announced on Tuesday. Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee revealed that the city would be expanding upon a national security law passed by Beijing in 2020 that effectively stripped Hong Kong of its status as a semi-autonomous region. The law criminalized many basic protest activities, such as classifying “groups speaking of potential independence” as guilty of “subversion.” Activities deemed to involve “secession,” “terrorism,” and “collusion with foreign forces” were also outlawed, all of which “carry a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/29/2024 Hamas Rejects Hostage Deal, Blinken Sees Ukraine Faltering Without US Assistance, US Anti-Aircraft System Confused In Deadly Attack, 20,000 Sexual Abuse Incidents UK National Health Service

    01/29/2024 7:51:11 PM PST · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/29/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    In Northern Ireland late tonight the British Nationalist Democratic Unionist Party agreeing to allow a devolved government with the Leftist Sinn Fein Party playing a leading role... Hamas is giving the thumbs down to any hostage deal with Israel... US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he sees evidence of the battlefield in Ukraine of a lack of US assistance,,, The Royal Navy's UK Maritime Trade Operations reports the approach of suspicious vessels by a merchant ship off the west coast of Yemen... In South Africa the ruling African National Congress party suspending Jacob Zuma the former president of the...
  • Bank of America Initiates Layoffs in Asia Amid Market Woes… Economic Alarm Bells Ring with Fed Survey and Real Estate Downturn.

    01/24/2024 2:34:45 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    Bank of America (BAC) has made headlines by announcing layoffs of approximately 20 bankers in Asia, marking the first major downsizing move in 2024. The decision comes as China and Hong Kong markets continue to underperform, leading to a growing bearish sentiment among smart money players. This move sets the tone for potential shifts in the financial landscape as major institutions respond to market challenges. The economic landscape is painted with shades of concern as the Richmond Fed Survey reveals three consecutive declines. The performance post-lockdowns has experienced a downward trajectory since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). This trend...
  • Trump raised Biden with Xi in June call housed in highly secure server

    10/03/2019 4:42:08 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 73 replies
    ....During a phone call with Xi on June 18, Trump raised Biden's political prospects as well as those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who by then had started rising in the polls, according to two people familiar with the discussion. In that call, Trump also told Xi he would remain quiet on Hong Kong protests as trade talks progressed.The White House record of that call was later stored in the highly secured electronic system
  • FOIA email - Hunter Biden sneaking into State Department for Meeting with Deputy Undersecretary Tony Blinken

    10/17/2020 8:32:12 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | Katicia on Twitter
    @RudyGiuliani : A meeting is coming out in 1-2 days in State Dept. in which Hunter snuck in the back door ... That meeting took place with Tony Blinken."

    06/03/2021 2:43:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Outkick ^ | 6/3/21 | BOBBY BURACK
    Evidence continues to point to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) as the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Meanwhile, based on the now publicized emails sent to and from Dr. Fauci, it has become evident that there was a strong push to downplay this theory and convince the world the virus evolved naturally. The story grew thicker on Thursday. According to a report from Vanity Fair, last March, leading scientists aggressively tried to silence former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield after stating his belief on CNN that the virus originated from a lab in Wuhan. Following his public...
  • Pizza Hut Selling Snake Pizza in Hong Kong

    11/17/2023 11:01:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed November 8, 2023 | Chris Lau
    American company Pizza Hut has teamed up with a century-old Hong Kong restaurant to put a modern spin on a traditional dish, or more simply, snake on a pizza. The new offering combines shredded snake meat, black mushrooms and Chinese dried ham – all indispensable ingredients of an authentic snake stew and part of the Hong Kong franchise’s marketing plot to generate buzz online. Some diners in Hong Kong and around southern China have long enjoyed snake stew, especially during the colder months.

    11/12/2023 2:06:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Inside Russia ^ | 12/11/23 | Konstantin
    Russia is in a better place now than it could be. The recipe? Using human greed as a weapon.
  • The real ‘no limits’ friendship is only found between US and Israel

    11/08/2023 10:43:21 AM PST · by FarCenter · 8 replies
    Western pundits like to make fun of the supposedly “no limits” partnership between China and Russia. But if they really want to know what no limits means in a state-to-state relationship and how tremendous self-harm can result, they need to look no further than that between the United States and Israel. What Israel wants, Israel gets; and does not even have to ask first when it comes to emergency financial aid and weapons. As Israel bombs its way across the Gaza Strip and Jewish settlers commit murder to seize Palestinian land in the West Bank, the weapons they are using...
  • Washington state senator Jeff Wilson is arrested in Hong Kong for carrying a GUN while on a five-week vacation with his wife: Faces 14 years in jail under brutal Chinese regime but claims it was just an 'honest mistake'

    10/24/2023 8:52:49 AM PDT · by algore · 115 replies
    A Washington state senator was arrested at Hong Kong Airport and faces up to 14 years in jail after discovering mid-flight he had brought his gun with him on the plane. Longview Republican Jeff Wilson was flying with his wife Trisha to the Chinese city at the start of a five-week vacation in South-East Asia when he realized his mistake. Reaching into his hand luggage for a 'piece of gum' he discovered the firearm in there as well which had also escaped the attention of security staff when he set off from Portland in Oregon. 'It was an honest mistake,...
  • How China’s surveillance state was a mirror to the US for Edward Snowden

    09/17/2019 7:51:03 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | September 17, 2019 | Shi Jiangtao
    American whistle-blower Edward Snowden said Beijing’s use of technology to control its citizens and electronically track US targets prompted him to investigate and then expose Washington’s mass surveillance programme. In his book "Permanent Record," published on Wednesday, the former US spy agency contractor who now lives in exile in Russia, detailed how he fled to Hong Kong and then Moscow after creating one of the most serious security breaches in American history. Snowden, who was a technician subcontracted to the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency for seven years, said he began to have suspicions about secret post-September...
  • Hong Kong Man Jailed for Importing 'Seditious' Children's Books

    10/06/2023 11:00:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Members of the media take photos of evidence on display, including children's books trying to expla
    A Hong Kong man was sentenced to jail on Friday (Oct 6) after importing "seditious" children's books that portrayed the city's democracy supporters as sheep defending their village from wolves. Following massive protests in the Chinese city in 2019, authorities have revived a colonial-era sedition offence to jail dozens of residents, which critics have decried as political suppression. Finance company worker Kurt Leung, 38, was sentenced to four months in prison after he pleaded guilty to "importing seditious publications" - the first known conviction of its kind in recent years.
  • DeSantis Fundraises With RINO Impeachment Donor Who Works as Foreign Agent

    09/18/2023 7:59:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | September 18, 2023 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Ron DeSantis is attending a Texas fundraiser hosted by Lamar Smith, a former Texas Congressman who is now a registered foreign agent and a donor to Democrat politician Jamie Raskin, who led impeachment efforts against Donald Trump over January 6th.Smith is advertised by Team DeSantis as one of the hosts of the Friday fundraiser in San Antonio. The Florida Governor is currently polling at 10 percent to Trump’s 61 percent in Texas, and Smith seems unlikely to help burnish the Floridian’s America First credentials, being a registered foreign agent.Despite his background as a GOP legislator, Smith is also a donor...
  • Hong Kong Slammed by Super Typhoon

    09/02/2023 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    TVB Hong Kong ^ | 9/1/23 | TVB
    Evening Television News dealing with effects of Typhoon Saola
  • Hong Kongers are bracing for an even wider clampdown on dissent

    08/09/2023 7:45:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    hindustantimes ^ | 08/10/2023
    Officials are sowing fear with vaguely worded warnings against “soft resistance” [A]nti-government discontent in Hong Kong in 2019 prompted China to impose a draconian national-security law on the territory to prevent further protests. Officials say this has helped: Hong Kong has achieved a “major transition from chaos to order”, they insist. But even after thousands of arrests and numerous trials, both under the new law and dredged-up statutes from the colonial era, the authorities are twitchy. Increasingly, they warn of “soft resistance” that could trigger fresh unrest. A new phase may be unfolding in Hong Kong’s war on dissent.
  • Daredevil climber plunges 68 floors from skyscraper

    08/01/2023 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Yahoooooo! ^ | Mon, July 31, 2023 at 7:49 AM CDT | Nicola Smith
    A daredevil climber fell to his death from a high-rise building in Hong Kong after last being seen knocking on a window on the 68th floor. Remi Lucidi, 30, a Frenchman also known as Remi Enigma, was seen by a building worker knocking from the outside of the window, suggesting that he may have been trapped and asking for help, the South China Morning Post reported. Tregunter Tower, from which Mr Lucidi fell on Thursday, is located in the city’s Mid-Levels area. He had fallen 721ft to his death by the time police arrived and officers found his camera, containing...
  • Daredevil climber plunges 68 floors from skyscraper

    07/31/2023 1:38:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 49 replies
    Telegraph via Yahoo ^ | July 31, 2023 | Nicola Smith
    A daredevil climber fell to his death from a high-rise building in Hong Kong after last being seen knocking on a window on the 68th floor. Remi Lucidi, 30, also known as “Remi Enigma”, was seen by a building worker knocking from the outside of the window, suggesting he may have been trapped and asking for help, reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Tregunter Tower, which Mr Lucidi fell from on Thursday, is located in the city’s upscale Mid-Levels area. The Frenchman had fallen 721ft to his death by the time the police arrived and officers found his camera,...
  • Daredevil known for high-rise stunts dead after falling from 68th floor

    07/30/2023 1:16:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 91 replies ^ | July 30, 2023 | Jack Hobbs
    A French man who is known for extreme sports is dead after falling off the 68th-story of Hong Kong residential. Remi Lucidi, 30, was climbing the Tregunter Tower complex when the man fell according to the South China Morning Post. Lucidi, known online as Remi Enigma, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Hong Kong officials, Lucidi arrived at the building around 6 p.m. and told the security guard that he was visiting a friend on the 40th floor. A security officer attempted to apprehend Lucidi after the alleged friend confirmed he was not acquainted with Lucidi — but...
  • China's missing foreign minister has been officially removed, reasons remain murky

    07/25/2023 9:11:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2023 | John Sexton
    Last Monday I pointed out that China’s foreign minister Qin Gang had suddenly vanished and hadn’t been seen in three weeks. Officially, he was said to be ill but unofficially there rumors that he’d done something potentially embarrassing to the party. Today, Qin was officially removed from his post and replaced, once again suggesting that whatever led to his disappearance was seen as a career-ending mistake.Mr. Qin was abruptly removed as foreign minister on Tuesday after having disappeared from public view for 30 days. The move ended the career of a diplomat who had leaped to the top as one...