The world has united against China’s value invasion, says Jimmy Lai – [VIDEO]

The international community has begun to realize that they must stand united against “China’s invasion”, which came in the form of “arbitrary, dictatorial value” instead of military weaponry, said media tycoon and democracy activist Jimmy Lai on Tuesday.

Full story: https://hk.appledaily.com/us/20200818/

Chinese hospitals aborted late-stage pregnancies and killed newborns as part of a campaign to purge the Uighur culture..

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 02: Nearly 200 Uighur Turks gather to protest against China and its East Turkistan policies in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium on February 02, 2020. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A man in Brussels, Belgium, protesting China and its Uighur policies on February 2. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
  • Hospitals in Xinjiang, China, aborted late-stage Uighur pregnancies and even killed newborns, Radio Free Asia reported on Monday.
  • Since 2016, China has operated a so-called counterterrorism campaign against its Uighur Muslim minority. At least 1 million Uighurs have been detained in camps designed to brainwash them.

Full story: https://www.businessinsider.com/china-xinjiang-hospitals-abort-uighur-pregnancies-killed-

Xi Jinping Tightens Grip on Domestic Security Forces in First Broad Purge…

China’s Xi Jinping Tightens Grip on Domestic Security Forces in First Broad Purge

A senior ally of Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for a Mao-style purge of China’s domestic-security apparatus last month, saying it was time to “turn the blade inwards and scrape the poison off the bone.”

The cleansing commenced swiftly.

Within the first week after the call to action, Communist Party enforcers had launched investigations…

Full story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-xi-jinping-tightens-grip

Time for Western Universities to Cut Their Ties to #CCP #China..

 
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It’s time for Western universities to close their Confucius Institutes and end their academic cooperation with China. In the three decades following the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, one of the ways China sought to rebuild its image abroad was by systematically forging partnerships with Western universities.

At first, these partnerships mainly focused on research collaboration. Later, they grew to include the Confucius Institutes for language education, generous funding for various joint projects, and the establishment of Western universities’ branch campuses in China.

Full Story: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/19/universities-confucius-institutes-china/

Local CCP Officials in China Hid Coronavirus Dangers From Beijing…

A patient arriving at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan, China, in January. Officials in the city tried to hide information on the virus from China’s central leadership.
A patient arriving at the Red Cross hospital in Wuhan, China, in January. Officials in the city tried to hide information on the virus from China’s central leadership.Credit…Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A new U.S. intelligence report says top officials in Beijing were in the dark in early January on the true dangers of the virus. That could affect U.S. policy on China.

Full story: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/world/asia/china-coronavirus-beijing-trump.html

Chinese Consulate in Houston Intervened & supported BLM in US Political Movement; helped by Huawei and TikTok?

#China‘s consulate in #Houston promoted riot techniques among BlackLivesMatter  protesters through social media micro-targeting:

Radio Free Asia (RFA) published an article explaining the reason that the U.S. closed China’s Consulate in Houston.

The article stated that the U.S. has known that the staff members at the consulate were conducting suspicious activities, but, for a while, it did not take any action. The Second Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is the PLA’s intelligence unit, sent staff members from a large network company, with fake IDs, to China’s Consulate in Houston. Those technicians used a large video platform’s backend data to identify people who might participate in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and ANTIFA’s protests and then created and sent them customized videos on how to organize riots and how to do promotions.

The purpose was to “weaponize” big data technology. It delivered relevant materials precisely to those people who were most likely to participate in the protests, while other people could not even find those videos.

RFA did not spell out the company names. A Twitter account said the technicians were from Huawei and the video platform they used to identify candidates and push videos to was TikTok.

Sources:
1. Radio Free Asia, August 7, 2020
https://www.rfa.org/cantonese/news/ear/ear-straw-08062020081345.html
2. Twitter, @Raymond999USA

CCP / PLA China says latest U.S. sailing near Taiwan ‘extremely dangerous’

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military said on Wednesday the latest U.S. navy sailing near Chinese-claimed Taiwan was “extremely dangerous” and stirring up such trouble was in neither country’s interests.

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin sailed through the narrow and sensitive Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, the U.S. navy said, in what have become relatively routine trips in recent months, though they always anger China.

Full story: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-china-taiwan/china

CCP Newspaper Endorses Joe Biden….

The Global Times is a daily tabloid newspaper and voice of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing.

On Thursday (China time), on the same day as Joe Biden’s much anticipated Democrat Party convention speech, the Chinese Communist newspaper endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States.

The Global Times says Joe Biden may reactivate the job-killing TPP and the Iran nuclear deals pushed by the Obama administration.

China is rooting for a weak America.
Trump is rooting for a strong America.

More: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/confirmed-chinese-communist-newspaper-endorses-joe-biden

China Seeks to Use Access to Covid-19 Vaccines for Diplomacy…

TAIPEI—With China closing in on a coronavirus vaccine, Beijing’s top officials and some of its drugmakers have begun promising early access to countries of strategic interest as it seeks to shore up its global standing after a pandemic that has strained geopolitical ties.

Full story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-seeks-to-use-access-to-covid-19-vaccines-for-diplomacy-11597690215

Britain may boycott 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as diplomatic relations with China head for a freeze…

The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing
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The stance would mirror that at the World Cup in Russia 2018 two months after the Novichok gas attack in Salisbury.

A senior minister said: “Awkward conversations are having to be had about it.”

On Tuesday night a government source insisted that no decision had yet been made.

However ex-Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith urged the Government to lobby the International Olympic Committee to change the venue.

Full story: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12438854/britain-may-boycott-2022-winter-olympics

Chinese drone giant SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has been making sweeping cuts to its global sales and marketing teams…

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SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Chinese drone giant SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has been making sweeping cuts to its global sales and marketing teams as it faces coronavirus headwinds and mounting political pressure in key markets, current and former staff told Reuters.

Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tech-dji

 

As US targets CCP China, TikTok rival BIGO shifts servers from Hong Kong to Singapore

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SINGAPORE: BIGO Technology, a smaller rival of embattled Chinese app-maker ByteDance, is shifting servers from Hong Kong to Singapore, out of the reach of a new national security law at a time when it is seeking to emphasize independence from its Chinese parent.

The move, which follows India’s ban on the firm’s apps during this year’s flare-up in hostilities between New Delhi and Beijing, comes as the United States toughens scrutiny of Chinese-owned firms in one of its most promising markets.

China’s billion dollar pig plan met with resistance by Argentinians…

Piglets look out from a fence at Cabanas Argentinas del Sol pig farm in Marcos Paz, Argentina
Nearly 400,000 have signed petitions opposing plan to expand pork industry. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

A government-sponsored plan to turbocharge Argentina’s hog industry with Chinese capital is generating unprecedented resistance among its supposed beneficiaries – the Argentinian general public.

Nearly 400,000 people have signed petitions opposing the move. “We never had such a huge response before,” said environmental lawyer Enrique Viale, one of the group who banded together last month to challenge the government’s initiative.

Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/chinas-billion-dollar-pig-plan-

 

China – CCP Regime Detains Dissidents Ahead of Secret Beidaihe Conclave…

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping and other senior officials haven’t appeared in public for several days, while police in the northern resort town of Beidaihe recently began tightening security, leading observers to predict that the Chinese Communist Party’s annual secret conclave will soon take place.

Chinese petitioners who appeal for authorities to hear their grievances were also recently detained in the area. Ahead of important political meetings, police typically suppress dissent.

It’s customary for top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party to go on vacation in Beidaihe, located in northern Hebei Province, for about two weeks, usually beginning in late July or early August.

Party factions conduct informal negotiations, discuss major national policies, and finalize decisions during the conclave, but details are kept secret.

Full story: https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-detains-dissidents

Harvard Advised Chinese CCP Govt-Backed Group Sanctioned For Human Rights Abuses

The Treasury Department moved to sanction the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), its former Political Commissar, and its former Deputy Party Secretary and Commander on Friday for “serious human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, which reportedly include mass arbitrary detention and severe physical abuse.”

XPCC, however, has liaised with Harvard’s Ash Center for Innovation and Diplomacy as part of its “China’s Leaders in Development Program,” inaugurated in 2001.

The program trained officials from the XPCC in 2012 and 2011, supplying them with meetings at the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and, as the program’s description notes, other “local, state, and federal government organizations in the United States.”

Full story: https://thenationalpulse.com/news/harvard-uyghur-officials/

Australia – Sydney councillor advising ‘pro-Beijing’ group linked to CCP….

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Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Councillor Robert Kok at a Lunar New Year launch in 2018.(AAP: Ben Rushton)

A Sydney senior councillor has declared he had been advising an organisation with links to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), once headed by exiled Chinese billionaire and political donor Huang Xiangmo.

Veteran City of Sydney councillor and former Deputy Mayor Robert Kok reported his involvement with the Australia Council for Promotion of Peaceful Reunification (ACPPRC) on his register of interests.

The organisation actively promotes the “reunification across the Taiwan Strait” and “peaceful development” across the Asia Pacific, which some academics labelled as quietly operating in the interests of Beijing.

Full story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/sydney-councillor-robert-kok-advised-pro-beijing-group/12537832

Evidence that the Multinational Companies Really Did Sell the U.S. Out to China…

RealityChek readers and anyone who’s familiar with my work over many years know that I’ve often lambasted U.S. multinational companies for powerfully aiding and abetting China’s rise to the status of economic great power status – and of surging threat to U.S. national security and prosperity. In fact, the dangers posed by China’s activities and goals have become so obvious that even the American political and policy establishments that on the whole actively supported the policies – and that permitted money from this corporate Offshoring Lobby to drive their decisions – are paying attention.

If you still doubt how these big U.S. corporations have sold China much of the rope with which it’s determined to hang their own companies and all of America (paraphrasing Lenin’s vivid supposed description of and prediction about the perilously shortsighted greed of capitalists), you should check out the latest report of the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). As made clear by this study from an organization set up by Congress to monitor the China threat, not only have the multinationals’ investments in China figured “prominently in China’s national development ambitions.” They also “may indirectly erode the United States’ domestic industrial competitiveness and technological leadership relative to China.”

Full story: https://alantonelson.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/our-so-called-foreign-policy-evidence-that-the-multinationals-really-did-sell-the-u-s-out-to-china/

Apple faces protests after censoring for CCP China…

Tibetans, Uyghurs, and other activists held a protest outside Apple’s flagship store in the Carnegie Library, Washington DC this week to protest Apple’s censorship at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party and call for the company to protect free speech and human rights.

The protest was organized by the international consumer group SumOfUs and activist group Students for a Free Tibet. It took place one day after Apple CEO Tim Cook testified to Congress during a hearing on antirust laws.

Full story: https://reclaimthenet.org/tibetans-uyghurs-protest-apple-censorship/

China’s CCP officials’ $1 trillion secret assets? Food shortage worsens; Virus experts awarded, [VIDEO]

 

  • Chinese internet celebrities famous for ‘eating broadcasts’ (mukbang) are feeling the heat from authorities. That, as the country responds to the leader’s order on reducing food waste.
  • 4 virus experts in China were awarded with national honors, including the military officer who took over the Wuhan P4 lab, and an expert who denied human-to-human transmission in the early stage of the outbreak.
  • A Chinese netizen described the situation of Chinese people living within the firewall with a video. And other netizens discovered new insights from the scenes.
  • Chinese economists warn that Beijing needs to get prepared for the financial decoupling between China and the U.S.
  • Hong Kong’s police credit union is moving assets to Chinese banks, citing worries over U.S. sanctions.