Concerns over German Chancellor Scholz’s upcoming trip to China…

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to China later this week could trigger fierce backlash at home, analysts told Axios.

Why it matters: Scholz’s trip on Friday with a delegation of business leaders will make him the first EU leader to visit the Asian country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit will also come less than two weeks after Chinese President Xi Jinping secured a historic third term in office.

  • The trip could send a confusing signal about how Europe’s largest economy plans to deal with Beijing, especially as other EU countries increasingly toughen their stances on China, analysts say.

State of play: Scholz’s predecessor, Angela Merkel, had close economic ties with Beijing. China was Germany’s top trading partner over the last six years, with bilateral trade reaching $245 billion last year.

  • But 84% of Germans would like the country to reduce economic ties with China, according to a recent poll by German public service broadcaster ZDF.
  • “Germany made a big bet on China,” says Noah Barkin, a managing editor of Rhodium Group’s China practice. “For many years, this was seen as a source of strength. Now it has become a vulnerability.”

Full Story: https://www.axios.com/2022/10/31/concerns-scholz-china-trip

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Biden lifts restrictions on Chinese imports produced with Uyghur slave labour to promote solar panel production.

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Biden’s invocation of the Defense Production Act, among other executive measures, comes on the heels of complaints from the green energy industry over delays in receiving crucial parts needed to create solar panels and other related equipment. Continue reading “Biden lifts restrictions on Chinese imports produced with Uyghur slave labour to promote solar panel production.”

China’s Influence in Latin America; USA’s backyard is under assault. China seeks to loop around and set up shop – VIDEO

How do we preserve freedom and order in the region, as countries south of us join China’s Belt and Road project?

Meanwhile, dwindling recognition for Taiwan and potential dual-use facilities raise questions about the United State’s lack of presence. What are the serious dangers when the Chinese communists take over? This was asked to Joseph Humire, a national security expert at the Center for a Secure Free Society.

$54M in Chinese gifts donated to UPenn, home of Biden Center..

Joe Biden pictured at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Joe Biden speaks at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

A government watchdog is demanding the US attorney probing Hunter Biden in Delaware investigate tens of millions in anonymous donations from China to the University of Pennsylvania, where an academic center is named for his father, President Biden. Continue reading “$54M in Chinese gifts donated to UPenn, home of Biden Center..”

10 Pacific island nations reject China security pact

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Ten Pacific island nations rebuffed China’s push for a wide-ranging regional security pact Monday, amid worries the proposal was designed to pull them into Beijing’s orbit.
Talks in Fiji between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and leaders from the small island nations failed to reach an agreement, in a high-profile diplomatic setback for Beijing. Continue reading “10 Pacific island nations reject China security pact”

Hunter Biden Admitted Business Relationship with ‘F***ing CCP Spy Chief of China’ on Explosive Audio Recording..

President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has been under immense scrutiny since the 2020 election campaign for his cashing in on his father’s name in multiple international deals. He has been under federal investigation since at least the Obama administration, and has been the subject of a widening tax probe since 2018. Continue reading “Hunter Biden Admitted Business Relationship with ‘F***ing CCP Spy Chief of China’ on Explosive Audio Recording..”

Chinese-Linked Casinos in Pacific Islands Are Vehicles for Corruption, Expanding CCP Influence..

Massive resort desecrates Fiji island jewel

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A Fijian court handed down a sentence and ordered a Chinese casino developer to pay $650,000 on April 28 for causing substantial damage to the environment while undertaking unauthorized development on Malolo Island in Fiji’s west. Continue reading “Chinese-Linked Casinos in Pacific Islands Are Vehicles for Corruption, Expanding CCP Influence..”

Chinese Foreign Minister Pacific Charm Offensive To 8 Nations in 10 days

Beijing has revealed the full extent of FM Wang Yi’s Pacific trip that will encompass Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands in 10 days.
The tour comes after a security agreement signed with the Solomon Islands last month, with Wang expected to firm up similar agreements across the region.
State-backed outlet Global Times claimed Washington and Canberra’s regional alliance attempts are “doomed to fail”, and that the US Indo-Pacific China containment strategy is “not working”.

China’s Food Security Push Poses Threat to US; More Biden Wrongful Blame?

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US Officials warn Chinese firms could attempt to steal intellectual property, cut into Washington’s foodstuff exports profits, undermine American supply chains, and even target US genetically-modified crops with biological warfare.
A report issued this week by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission centers on “China’s interest in US agriculture” and states that Beijing is “augmenting food security through investment abroad” after facing “challenges” in recent years. Continue reading “China’s Food Security Push Poses Threat to US; More Biden Wrongful Blame?”

Escalating Student Protest Trend in China + More …VIDEO

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On top of uproar in Beijing and Shanghai, students in another major city protested against strict COVID-19 rules, as a sensitive anniversary is around the corner.
Some Chinese banks are having a hard time processing withdrawals. The issue first appeared in rural community banks but has now extended to a major bank in the country’s capital city.
At least a few Americans have asked a U.S. consulate in China for airlift evacuation. But a source told NTD that the consulate has responded with a firm “no” so far. Continue reading “Escalating Student Protest Trend in China + More …VIDEO”

Chinese construction spotted in East China Sea – Japan Lodges Protest

Courtesy of the Defense Ministry Structural foundations are seen west of the Japan-China median line in the East China Sea.
A photo released by the Defense Ministry showed a structure that could be linked to the development of a natural gas well.
“It is extremely regrettable that China is unilaterally proceeding with the development,” a government official said Friday. Continue reading “Chinese construction spotted in East China Sea – Japan Lodges Protest”

Nearly 1 Million Chinese Customers Unable to Access Their Bank Deposits..

A teller counts yuan banknotes in a bank in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, on August 11, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Nearly 1 million Chinese bank customers have not been able to access their deposits for more than a month, according to Chinese media reports. While the Chinese bank regulator claimed that its investigation found illegal wealth collecting activities involving a major shareholder and a third party platform, customers believe the regulator failed to safeguard people’s interests in the first place. Continue reading “Nearly 1 Million Chinese Customers Unable to Access Their Bank Deposits..”

US State Department slams China’s CCP, U.N. rights chief, ahead of Xinjiang visit

Satellite images expose China's vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang - ABC News ...
Satellite images expose China’s vast network of secret re-education camps in Xinjiang – ABC News …

Chinese Hackers Caught Stealing Intellectual Property from Multinational Companies..

Operation CuckooBees

An elusive and sophisticated cyberespionage campaign orchestrated by the China-backed Winnti group has managed to fly under the radar since at least 2019.
Dubbed “Operation CuckooBees” by Israeli cybersecurity company Cybereason, the massive intellectual property theft operation enabled the threat actor to exfiltrate hundreds of gigabytes of information. Continue reading “Chinese Hackers Caught Stealing Intellectual Property from Multinational Companies..”