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  • South China Sea: Beijing mobilizes invasion craft along coast as Taiwan tensions escalate

    08/10/2020 11:56:20 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 46 replies ^ | AUGUST 6, 20202:43PM Video Image NEWS.COM.AU3:58 South China Sea conflict: Will Australia be forced | Jamie Seidel
    As tensions between Taiwan and China continue to escalate, satellite images reportedly show amphibious armoured vehicles and mobile missile launchers massing at military bases near the island nation. Though Taiwan, a country of 25 million people, is happy as an independent democracy, Beijing insists it is a “breakaway province” and “inviolate” Chinese territory, repeatedly stating it will use force to bring the island back under China’s control. Now the images have shown the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) moving the military vehicles into the Eastern Theatre Command on China’s coastal cities across the strait from Taiwan, with missile launchers well within...
  • Blackburn, Rubio Blast NBA for Covering Up Chinese Training Center Abuse

    08/09/2020 7:08:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    Free ^ | 8/7/2020 | Collin Anderson
    'History will not judge kindly those who remained silent or were complicit in the Chinese Communist Party's human rights abuses' Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused the NBA of being complicit in "Chinese state-sanctioned abuse of children" after the league misled lawmakers on its training academy in Xinjiang, China. "Recent investigations suggest that your organization has been aware of Chinese state-sanctioned abuse of children in its Xinjiang basketball training camps, but did not take action," a Thursday letter from Blackburn and Rubio to NBA commissioner Adam Silver states. "The Chinese Government and Communist Party are...
  • China’s Digital Authoritarianism Targets Religious Minorities

    08/09/2020 4:05:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    The Institute on Religion and Democrary ^ | 6 August A.D. 2020 | Kate Cvancara
    China is targeting religious minorities with advanced technological surveillance networks, according to experts speaking at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) webinar hearing led by USCIRF Chair, Gayle Manchin, on July 22. Artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology, DNA collection, and social media regulations track minorities in China–such as the Uyghurs, Falun Gong, and Tibetans–resulting in the ruthless arrests of millions who are forced to labor, concentration camps, sterilization, abortion, rape, and even mental incapacitation. Although China implements nothing short of “genocidal population control measures,” the CCP does not specify which religious behaviors count as “extremist,” which allows...
  • A killer parasite shows signs of drug resistance in Africa_(May work on chicom flu)

    08/09/2020 7:26:40 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies ^ | 8/3/2020 | MEDICAL RESEARCH
    Resistance to the gold-standard malaria treatment, the drug artemisinin, has been rising in southeast Asia for a decade — and there is evidence that artemisinin-based therapies might start to fail in Rwanda, too. In Asia, artemisinin drug resistance has been linked to various mutations in the ‘K13’ section of the genome of the most deadly malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Aline Uwimana at the Rwanda Biomedical Centre in Kigali, Didier Menard at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and their colleagues detected K13 mutations in P. falciparum parasites collected from people with malaria in Rwanda. The team genetically modified parasites to harbour...
  • PLA Rocket Force launches DF-26 ‘aircraft carrier killer’ missile in fast-reaction drills

    08/09/2020 4:46:05 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 39 replies
    Global TimBy Liu Xuanzun Source: es Published: ^ | 2020/8/6 18:38:40 | Global TimBy Liu Xuanzun Source: es Published: 2020/8/6 18:38:40
    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force recently launched a DF-26 intermediate-range anti-ship ballistic missile in an ongoing months-long exercise, after the US provocatively sent two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea for exercises and held joint naval drills with India, Japan and Australia in the Indian Ocean and Philippine Sea respectively in an attempt to contain China. Capable of striking moving targets at sea, the DF-26 has been dubbed an "aircraft carrier killer," and its exercise launch again demonstrated its deterrence and China's firm will in safeguarding national sovereignty and security, experts said on Thursday. A PLA...
  • China and Taiwan Both Send Military to South China Sea as Tensions Grow

    US coronavirus: Five states account for more than 40% of the country's nearly 5… From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people… Newsweek logoChina and Taiwan Both Send Military to South China Sea as Tensions Grow Tensions mount between China and Taiwan as both countries sent military units to the South China Sea this week. Satellite images appear to show Chinese amphibious armored vehicles and mobile missile launchers gathering near the South China Sea, according to News.Com.Au. At the same time, Taiwan has sent about 200 marines to its military outpost on the Pratas Islands,...
  • South China Sea warning: Japan warns Beijing will pay 'high cost' for military expansion

    08/08/2020 12:02:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 38 replies ^ | Sat, Aug 8, 2020 | By BRIAN MCGLEENON
    JAPAN has hit out at Chinese encroachment in the South China Sea warning Beijing to halt their expansionist policies or risk paying a "high cost Usually, Japan is not as vocal as other nations about China's interests in the South China Sea, but the latest outburst from Tokyo as ignited fury from Beijing. Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono said: "Anyone who is trying to change the status quo by force needs to be forced to pay a high cost." Mr Kono said China's building of fortified installations across the South China Sea is "destabilizing". He added: "A free and open...
  • Bezos’ Propaganda Rag/Newspaper Praises Communist China

    08/08/2020 4:18:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 8, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    On August 4, The Washington Post—which is owned by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos—ran a story under the headline: “Trump views China’s Communist Party as a threat. Young Chinese see it as a ticket to a better future.” This is fake news at its worst. Before diving into the details of this obviously ludicrous article, let me offer a real-world example of one former Chinese youth who would vehemently disagree with this outrageous contention.Several years ago, my parents adopted a little girl from China. She was an orphan (thanks to China’s One Child Policy) who assuredly did not have...
  • China’s rampant expansionism continues: It now has its eyes on Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains (China claiming 45% of Tajikistan)

    08/07/2020 12:24:17 PM PDT · by libh8er · 32 replies
    TimesNowNews ^ | 8.7.2020
    China is opening up another front in its relentless drive to expand its territorial claims. The latest target of the Communist Party’s seemingly insatiable expansionist agenda is the central Asian republic of Tajikistan. More than 90 per cent of the territory of this Muslim majority country is mountainous. Recent articles in the state-controlled Chinese media, which don’t publish anything without the prior approval of the Communist Party, have called for Tajikistan’s Pamir mountain range, which runs along the Tajik border with Afghanistan and China, to be ceded to China. According to a report in the Times of India, these include...
  • China, US militaries in crunch talks to avoid conflicts in Taiwan and South China Sea

    08/07/2020 11:13:53 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 7 replies ^ | 7 Aug, 2020 | Robert Delaney
    China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and his US counterpart Mark Esper warned each other in a phone call about escalating risks over Taiwan and the South China Sea, in the highest-level US-China talks since state leader Yang Jiechi met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hawaii in mid-June. Esper “expressed concerns about [the Chinese military’s] destabilising activity in the vicinity of Taiwan and the South China Sea, and called on [China] to honour international obligations” as well as share more of its data on Covid-19, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters in Washington on Thursday. “There are obligations that...
  • Vatican Renews Betraying Agreement With China

    08/06/2020 2:34:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 6, 2020 | Gloria TV
    Vatican Renews Betraying Agreement With China Francis will renew the secret 2018 agreement with China by which he betrays the Catholics to the Communist State.Both sides are "satisfied" with the agreement which is about to expire in September. Vatican Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told (August 5) that the experience went “well.”Sorondo doesn't offer daily Mass nor say the breviary but believes that the Chinese regime is the "best implementer" of Catholic social doctrine.By suspending the agreement Francis would have to admit his mistake, but he prefers to sacrifice the Church rather than his reputation.Across China, statues of Christ and...
  • Producers, Writers Expose How Much Hollywood Self-Censors To Appease China In New Report

    08/06/2020 1:08:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 6, 2020 | Ellie Reynolds
    American studios are not only cutting content that displeases the CCP, but actively inserting propaganda at the behest of the Chinese government. Producers, writers, and financiers inside Hollywood explained to PEN America just how far the industry goes to please the Chinese Communist Party, in an eye-opening report released Wednesday. “Most people do not burn China, because there’s an expectation of ‘I’ll never work again,'” one producer told PEN America. “You consult with Chinese experts and media consultants, you think about whether something is going to be perceived as criticism,” another producer added. “You worry about inadvertently crossing some line.”...
  • China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

    08/06/2020 11:36:35 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 8 replies ^ | August 05, 2020 | TheNewArab
    China is helping Saudi Arabia develop its nuclear facilities amid fears recent advances are a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's chilling threat that the kingdom could develop nuclear weapons might become true. The Wall Street Journal reported this week that China is working on the development of a facility in Saudi Arabia that could extract uranium yellowcake from uranium ore, a huge shift in Riyadh's well-publicised civilian nuclear programme. In a highly enriched state, Yellowcake can be used in the development of nuclear weapons. The facility is believed to be located near the northwest Saudi city of Ula...
  • China Builds Surveillance Network In South China Sea

    08/05/2020 10:46:07 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies ^ | Aug 5, 2020 | H I SuttonContributor
    China has been building a series of surveillance platforms spanning parts of the South China Sea (SCS). Many of these are in Chinese waters, but several are floating in international waters. This is controversial, not least the dual-use military context of the network. While ostensibly civilian, these can be viewed as part of the Chinese Navy’s (PLAN) efforts to control the SCS. It is unrealistic to assume that their sensor data cannot be accessed by the PLAN for military purposes. And they may be part of a much larger sensor network, most of which is unseen beneath the waves. This...
  • Taiwan sends marines to reinforce South China Sea outpost amid reports China plans to practice invading it

    08/05/2020 10:46:04 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 2 replies ^ | 8/5/2020 | Lawrence Chung, South China Morning Post 3 hours ago
    Taiwan's military has sent a marine company to reinforce the garrison on a small outpost in the South China Sea amid reports that the People's Liberation Army was planning a simulated attack on the islets. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the navy had sent a company of around 200 marines to reinforce the coastguards stationed on the Pratas Islands, which are known as the Dongsha Islands in Chinese. "The marines left for the Pratas about a week ago and will remain there on a short-term rather than a long-term basis," the source said, adding the posting...
  • Duterte On The South China Sea: 'I Cannot Afford' To Go To War With China

    08/03/2020 12:45:07 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies ^ | 08/03/20 AT 4:03 AM | By James Patterson
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte responded to criticisms about his unwillingness to act against Beijing over contested areas He said their ability to wage war against the communist superpower is insufficient financially and in numbers of arms and troops However, Duterte’s critics said they are not calling for war with China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his country could not afford to go to war against China in the South China Sea as he responded to critics of his unwillingness to act against Beijing over contested areas in the West Philippine and South China Seas. CNN Philippines reported Duterte, speaking at...
  • It's Too Late To Stop China's Military Catch-Up With America

    08/01/2020 10:57:46 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | by Robert Farley
    <p>As the People’s Republic of China (PRC) emerged from war and revolution in 1949, it became apparent that the Chinese economy lacked the capacity to compete with the U.S. or the U.S.S.R. in the production of advanced military technology. Transfers from the Soviet Union helped remedy the gap in the 1950s, as did transfers from the United States and Europe in the 1970s and 1980s. Still, the Cultural Revolution stifled technology and scientific research, leaving the Chinese even farther behind.</p>
  • Trump Says He’ll Ban TikTok in U.S.

    07/31/2020 8:01:05 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Jul 2020 | AP
    <p>ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States.</p> <p>Trump made the announcement to reporters Friday on Air Force One as he returned from Florida.</p>
  • Chinese state-backed hackers infiltrated Vatican, cybersecurity firm says

    07/31/2020 12:02:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2020 | Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli
    Chinese state-backed hackers infiltrated Vatican, cybersecurity firm says ROME — An American cybersecurity firm has said that a Chinese state-backed hacking group targeted and infiltrated the Vatican this year, in what the firm described as an espionage mission probably aimed at gaining an advantage in diplomatic negotiations.The reported hacking comes at a time when the Vatican and Beijing are looking into extending a controversial agreement on the process of appointing Catholic bishops in China. That provisional deal, signed two years ago, was aimed at healing a decades-long rift between the Holy See and China and eliminating a system in which...
  • China Says It Has Completed a Navigation Network That Could Rival the U.S. GPS

    07/31/2020 11:25:23 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies ^ | 7/31/2020 | ap
    China is celebrating the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitical clout. President Xi Jinping, the leader of the ruling Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, officially commissioned the system Friday at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. That followed a declaration that the 55th and final geostationary satellite in the constellation launched June 23 was operating after having completed all tests. The satellite is part of the third iteration of the Beidou system known as BDS-3, which began...