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

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 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

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/

Chinese Court Rejects Lawsuit Seeking Compensation for CCP Virus…

A Chinese woman surnamed Xu has filed a lawsuit against the municipal government of Wuhan, saying its mishandling of the CCP virus outbreak led to her father’s death. But a city court recently rejected her case without providing an explanation.

“It was the negligence of the government that directly led to the death of my father,” said Xu, a Wuhan resident, in a phone interview with the Chinese-language Epoch Times on July 29. Xu filed a complaint with a local court on July 20.

She elaborated that if the municipal government had accurately informed the public about the outbreak at that time, she and other locals would have taken measures to protect themselves.

Xu is seeking compensation of 1.8 million yuan (about $258,000) from the municipal government for her financial loss, mental trauma, and her father’s medical expenses.

Full story: https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-court-rejects-lawsuit-seeking-compensation-for-ccp-virus

President Trump says considering U.S. ban on Alibaba…

Fake products on Alibaba BEWARE

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug 15 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was “looking into” whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States. Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such as by vowing to ban short-video app TikTok from the United States.

Full story: https://news.trust.org/item/20200815220042-m2ix4/