China Update, May 4

Living Shanghai Senior Nearly Sent to Funeral Home +More news emerges from under Shanghai’s lockdown. Workers there were busy loading a filled body bag into a vehicle destined for a funeral home—when they discovered it was still moving.
A wave of tragic suicides hits Shanghai. Driven by starvation and the absence of medical care, more residents have been found dead after struggling under the city’s draconian rules.
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Chinese Military-Linked Firm Gathers American DNA – [VIDEO]

In 1936, Nazi Germany, already gaining world notoriety for its authoritarian, xenophobic culture, hosted the Summer Olympics. Some 85 years on, the despotic Chinese Communist Party—with its doctrine of “unrestricted warfare” against America and the Western world—is charged with hosting the Winter Olympics. Continue reading “Chinese Military-Linked Firm Gathers American DNA – [VIDEO]”

US State Department threatened PRC businesses if they try to ease sanctions against Russia.

Chinese companies, as well as businesses from other countries, may face consequences when trying to soften the effect of sanctions against Moscow, which Washington intends to introduce in case of Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine. This was stated by the representative of the U.S. Department of State, Ned Price, during a briefing.

China seems to be on a “hoarding spree,” stockpiling strategic commodities-Many Supplied by US

Frank Dong – The Epoch Times.

China seems to be on a “hoarding spree,” stockpiling strategic commodities from chips, minerals to grains and cotton. In its global purchases, the United States is one of its largest suppliers.

Beijing has been hoarding chips. Industry experts believe China’s nationwide hoarding played a role in the global chip shortage. In fact, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation in August launched a probe into hoarding and other speculative practices as the regime found it disrupted its own market.

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Chinese Arrested Over Scheme to Smuggle US Cancer Vaccine Data to China

A laboratory test at the Transgene biotech firm, which is working to develop a neoantigen cancer vaccine, in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty Images)
A laboratory test at the Transgene biotech firm, which is working to develop a neoantigen cancer vaccine, in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty Images)

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Eva Fu CHINA REPORTER

A Chinese scientist in California had been secretly passing confidential mRNA cancer vaccine research to her husband to benefit his lab in China, a federal agent is alleging in a recently filed criminal complaint.

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COVID-19 Whistleblower on Why She Won’t Be Silent Despite Threats to Her Life…

‘I’m the Big Problem:’ COVID-19 Whistleblower on Why She Won’t Be Silent Despite Threats to Her Life
Virus whistleblower Dr. Yan Limeng. (The Epoch Times)

Her scientific conclusions about the COVID-19 pandemic and the origins of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus are controversial. The jury is still out on her views that the CCP virus is the result of a secret 20-year-old bioweapons research program by the Chinese regime that includes coronaviruses.

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billionaires’ dangerous involvement with CCP regime; 90 y/o justice-seeker detained + more news…

A 90-year-old in China is detained by police. She’s been fighting for her rights for more than a decade, after her home was torn down by authorities.

Some of China’s richest are now behind bars. That’s after they were recruited by the Chinese Communist Party, and got a little too involved in its internal power struggle.

Is Xi Jinping the cause for the Chinese regime’s aggression? The daughter of Mao Zedong’s secretary says the CCP has long sought global domination.

Beijing is pushing its digital currency to compete on the world stage. It’s going up against the world’s biggest cryptocurrency.

And the U.S. Commerce Secretary is found to own a stake in a Chinese tech giant. The corporation owns messaging App WeChat, which is now under review by the Commerce department.

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Taiwan – Companies Accused of Recruiting Semiconductor Experts for the CCP..

A woman looks through a magnifier to see a 2GB RAM from a notebook during the semi-tech show in Taipei 10 in May 2007.  (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman looks through a magnifier to see a 2GB RAM from a notebook during the semi-tech show in Taipei 10 in May 2007. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Local prosecutors and law enforcement officials on March 9 raided seven locations and questioned 19 individuals in an investigation over China’s poaching of Taiwanese semiconductor experts.

The 19 individuals included four Taiwanese senior executives of two Taiwan-based tech companies, WiseCore Technology Co., Ltd. and IC Link Limited, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office in New Taipei City.

The two companies were set up through a joint venture between an unnamed China-based semiconductor design company and a group of Taiwanese semiconductor design experts. The Chinese company had Taiwanese experts hold senior executive positions at the two companies and asked them to recruit their former co-workers.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/taiwanese-companies-accused-of-recruiting-semiconductor

 

China’s CCP hackers exploits bug in Microsoft’s software to target U.S. organizations

AP) — China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft said that a “highly skilled and sophisticated” state-sponsored group operating from China has been trying to steal information from a number of American targets, including universities, defense contractors, law firms and infectious-disease researchers.

Microsoft said it has released security upgrades to fix the vulnerabilities to its Exchange Server software, which is used for work email and calendar services, mostly for larger organizations that have their own in-person email servers. It doesn’t affect personal email accounts or Microsoft’s cloud-based services.

Full Story: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210303/p2g/00m/0bu/041000c

Chinese CCP Hackers Using Firefox Extension to Spy On Tibetan Organizations…

China Launching Cyber Attacks On Missile Defense Nets ...

Cybersecurity researchers today unwrapped a new campaign aimed at spying on vulnerable Tibetan communities globally by deploying a malicious Firefox extension on target systems.

“Threat actors aligned with the Chinese Communist Party’s state interests delivered a customized malicious Mozilla Firefox browser extension that facilitated access and control of users’ Gmail accounts,” Proofpoint said in an analysis.

Full Story: https://thehackernews.com/2021/02/chinese-hackers-using-firefox-extension.html

China’s CCP theft of genomic data leaves high-profile targets vulnerable to blackmail, surveillance & extortion: NCSC

china health data

While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) already leverages health data to power its Orwellian surveillance state at home, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is looking to America’s ethnically-diverse health data to feed its algorithms to bolster its economic and geopolitical clout abroad.

“The PRC has for years been able to gain access to US healthcare data, including genomic data, through a variety of channels, both legal and illegal” — National Counterintelligence and Security Center

There are many ways in which the Chinese Communist Party “acquires” health data on the American people, including straight-up theft and the more dubious backdoor approach of infiltrating American universities, research labs, businesses, and hospitals through strategic partnerships and negotiations.

Full Story: https://sociable.co/government-and-policy/china-covets-

Germany – Top geoscientist fired after police raid, faces allegations of financial crimes; China CCP involved

 

 

Reinhard Hüttl was dismissed last month by the German Research Centre for Geosciences. DAVID AUSSERHOFER

Reinhard Hüttl had risen to the very top of German science. The soil scientist was head of the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), where he commanded a staff of more than 1200 and a €95 million budget. He was vice president of acatech, Germany’s engineering-focused national academy, and vice president of the nation’s most prestigious state academy, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW). His advice even reached Chancellor Angela Merkel—for example as a government adviser with the Council on Bioeconomy.

That world has come crashing down. Last month, police raided Hüttl’s homes and offices in Berlin and Potsdam on suspicion of fraud, breach of trust, and illegal acceptance of benefits by a public official—offenses that can be punished with fines or prison sentences. On 26 January, the GFZ board dismissed him, saying it “no longer sees any basis for a trustworthy cooperation.” The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which finances the bulk of the GFZ budget, terminated his contract the same day.

Hüttl denies the allegations and has said he would sue BMBF for unlawful dismissal, although labor courts in Berlin and Potsdam said on 16 February that no lawsuits have been filed. Meanwhile, the high-profile case is turning heads in science policy circles across the nation. “Science is damaged severely if it is perceived to be led by interests and to be corrupt,” says Klaus Gärditz, who specializes in science law at the University of Bonn.

Full Story: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/top-german-geoscientist-fired-

Pension Numbers From China’s Hubei Spark Doubts Over CCPVirus Deaths

Pension Figures From China's Hubei Spark Doubts Over Virus Deaths
A medical worker takes a swab sample from an elderly Wuhan resident to test for COVID-19, May 14, 2020.

Chinese government figures showing the absence of more than 150,000 elderly people from the list of those given state subsidy payments in the first quarter of 2020 could point to a far greater COVID-19-linked death toll than previously reported in the country, analysts told RFA.

Data released by the civil affairs department in the central province of Hubei, where the Hubei first emerged in December 2019, showed that around 150,000 names had “disappeared” from the list of recipients in the first three months of 2020, as COVID-19 tore through the provincial capital Wuhan and surrounding areas, sparking a provincial lockdown.

The subsidy is a payment handed out to people over 80 across the province who are experiencing financial hardship.

Full Story: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/doubts-02172021092531.html

Chinese Communist Party, (CCP) Prepares for War, Collects Genetic Data With Deliberate Intent

After the outbreak of the CCP virus, the personnel of BGI Group tried to distribute its products contacted at least 11 states in the United States to promote testing products to enter government-run laboratories or establish entire laboratories.

U.S. officials are very skeptical and concerned about the BGI Group proposal and its ties to the CCP government. Bill Evanina, the top counterintelligence official, then ordered a bulletin to state governments, hospitals, clinics, and interested groups warning that “outside powers may collect, store, and use biometric information obtained through CCP virus testing,” and that the genetic data would go to an unknown destination. BGI Group has denied any involvement in the conduct in the warning in question.

Full Story: https://gnews.org/911645/

Australian member of the WHO China Virus Investigate team; CCP didn’t provide enough data, [VIDEO]

An Australian member of the WHO team that visited the Chinese city of Wuhan to investigate the origin of the coronavirus says China did not provide them with some key data.

NHK interviewed University of Sydney Professor Dominic Dwyer on Monday.

Dwyer said the team was interested in the first 174 cases that were reported in the city in December 2019.

He said that the Chinese side did provide all the aggregated data, but the team was interested in going deeper into that data. He added they didn’t supply it during the four-week period of investigation.

Full Story: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210215_17/

Australian Defence Department has quietly extended a contract with a Chinese-owned company to continue storing data…

A collage of images including an older man with glasses, the Chinese flag, global switch logo and a soldier outline
A deal between the Defence Department and a Chinese owned company which was expected to end has now been delayed after a new deal was signed.(ABC News: Emma Machan)

Defence renews storage deal with Global Switch, years after Government vowed to ditch Chinese-owned firm

The Australian Defence Department has quietly extended a contract with a Chinese-owned company to continue storing data in its Sydney facilities, despite a push to end the arrangement by 2020.

For a decade sensitive military files have been stored by Global Switch, but concerns were raised four years ago when a Chinese consortium bought half of its British parent company.

The ownership of Global Switch changed in December 2016 when the London-based parent company, Aldersgate Investments, accepted $4 billion in cash for a 49 per cent stake from Chinese consortium Elegant Jubilee.

Full Story: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-16/global-switch-deal-defence-data-security-files

WHO finds signs of wider Wuhan China Virus outbreak in 2019….

WHO investigators found evidence that Wuhan was experiencing a much wider coronavirus outbreak than previously thought in December 2019. © Reuters

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (Tokyo time)

4:30 a.m. An estimated 1,000 people might have been infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan during December 2019, suggesting a much larger early outbreak in the city than previously thought, according to an World Health Organization investigator.

The lead investigator for the WHO mission, Peter Ben Embarek, has told CNN that the mission found signs of a more wide-ranging 2019 spread, including evidence that over a dozen strains of the virus were in Wuhan already in December.

Embarek added that Chinese scientists presented the team with 174 coronavirus cases in and around Wuhan in December 2019. This larger number of likely severe cases that had been noticed by Chinese doctors early on meant the disease could have hit 1,000 or more people in Wuhan that December, he said.

Full Story: https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/Coronavirus-Free-to-read/Coronavirus-latest-WHO-finds-signs

China’s CCP Spy Recruitments Not Limited to Ethnic Chinese…[VIDEO]

CHINESE CITIZEN ARRESTED BY FBI FOR SPYING ON U.S.: A case ...

A researcher on Chinese Communist espionage operations tells people not to believe that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) only targets ethnic Chinese people in spy recruitCCPments. He says efforts to recruit foreigners go back to as early as the 1930s.

Watch here: https://www.ntd.com/beijings-spy-recruitments-not-limited-to-ethnic-chinese-researcher_565909.html

Vodafone Suspends China TV From Cable….

Vodafone Germany Suspends China TV From Cable
The logo of British telecom giant Vodafone atop the Spanish headquarters in Madrid, Spain, on July 28, 2015. (Gerard Julien/AFP via Getty Images)

BERLIN—Vodafone Germany has had to stop distributing China’s state-owned CGTN television on its cable services as a result of a media row between Britain and China.

The unit of British telecoms group Vodafone said on Friday it hoped to restore CGTN to its services, but that it currently did not have a valid license to do so.

Britain last week revoked a license that let CGTN be distributed in Britain. That drew protests from China, which on Friday barred the BBC from its television networks and limited its reach in Hong Kong.

Full Story: https://www.ntd.com/vodafone-germany-suspends-china-tv-from-cable_566085.html