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  • Marc Thiessen: Trump must threaten China with 'brain drain' and 'capital flight' amid Hong Kong crackdown

    05/28/2020 7:27:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/20 | Victor Garcia
    Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen previewed President Trump's Friday announcement dealing with China on "The Story" Thursday, predicting that the president would "impose sanctions" on the Beijing government in response to its moves to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy. "He's going to tell ... the Chinese regime, 'What you're doing is unacceptable,'" Thiessen said. "When this [national security] law takes effect in September, the Chinese regime is going to be able to ban pro-democracy groups, arrest people for political crimes. They're going to allow the state security service, which is the Chinese secret police that terrorizes people...
  • Trump to hold press conference on China on Friday

    05/28/2020 6:07:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2020 | Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer
    President Trump said he’ll hold a press conference on China on Friday, as he weighs sanctions against Beijing for its crackdown on Hong Kong. The administration reportedly plans to revoke the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students and researchers in the U.S. who have direct ties to schools affiliated with China’s People’s Liberation Army. Thousands of students would be expelled from the U.S., The New York Times reported Thursday. Mr. Trump also has criticized Beijing heavily for allowing the coronavirus to spread to the rest of the world.
  • Japan was likely writing centuries earlier than record suggests

    05/28/2020 3:27:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | May 22, 2020 | Kenji Shimizu / Staff Writer
    Yasuo Yanagida, a visiting professor of archaeology at Kokugakuin University, argues in his latest paper that more than 150 stone artifacts dating from the Yayoi Pottery Culture Period (1000 B.C.-A.D. 250) and the Kofun Period (third to seventh century) he examined could, in fact, be writing tools... In 2016, an ink slab from the latter half of the Yayoi Period (first to second century) was unearthed at the Mikumo-Iwara archaeological site in Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture. That site is said to have been the capital of Itokoku, a community written about in the ancient Chinese historical document "Gishiwajinden," which recorded encounters...
  • Joint Statement On Hong Kong by US, UK, Canada, Australia

    05/28/2020 1:52:53 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 51 replies
    U.S. department of State ^ | 5/28/20 | U.S., UK, Canada, Australia
    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the Beijing authorities, rather than through Hong Kong’s own institutions as provided for under Article 23 of the Basic Law, would...
  • China removes phrase ‘peaceful reunification’ from Taiwan document

    05/28/2020 12:55:02 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 42 replies
    Beijing has removed references to “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan from its annual work report, signalling the country will take a stronger stance against the island territory. The past six work reports since President Xi Jinping took power in 2013 have signalled that any attempt to reunify Taiwan and China would be “peaceful”.
  • The “Obstruction of Justice Trap” – Former AAG Matt Whitaker Confirms Mueller Probe Was Used As Weapon to Cover Coup Effort…

    05/28/2020 8:26:05 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 22 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | May 27, 2020 | Sundance
    Whitaker describes this as the “obstruction of justice trap.” Essentially, this approach confirms the second-prong purpose of the Mueller investigation itself. First, use the special counsel in 2017, 2018 and into the beginning of 2019, as a shield (hide information); and secondly a weapon (threats) against any entity who would reveal the background intelligence that undercut the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. We know President Trump was threatened by Rod Rosenstein not to declassify any information in September of 2018 or the Mueller investigation would use that act as evidence of obstruction. Whitaker confirms that same approach was applied toward any executive...
  • US-China big chill may freeze out Chinese students from American university research labs

    05/28/2020 9:10:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/28/2020 | Simone McCarthy
    American universities may be next to feel the big chill in China-US relations as a group of US lawmakers are proposing a bill to ban mainland Chinese from studying science and technology in the United States, arguing they pose a threat to national security. The two senators and one member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday said the Secure Campus Act would effectively bar Chinese nationals from receiving visas for graduate or postgraduate study in so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Those from Taiwan and Hong Kong would be exempt. “The Chinese Communist Party has long used...
  • Taiwan pledges help for fleeing Hong Kongers, riles China

    05/28/2020 9:05:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 05/28/2020
    TAIPEI: Taiwan promised on Thursday (May 28) to settle Hong Kongers who flee the city for political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling, and prompting angry condemnation from Beijing as it pushes security legislation for Hong Kong. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen this week became the first world leader to pledge specific measures to help people from Hong Kong who may leave the former British colony because of the new legislation. Chen Ming-tong, head of Taiwan's top China-policy maker, the Mainland Affairs Council, told parliament the government will establish an organisation to deliver "humanitarian relief" that includes settlement and employment...
  • What Tasks Does Xi Jin Ping Have for China's Military?

    05/28/2020 8:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/28/2020 | Austin Bay
    On May 26, Chinese President Xi Jinping told senior officers the Peoples Liberation Army and Peoples Armed Police Force increase "preparedness for armed combat" as well as other military tasks. It is a chilling thought, but Xi may have several "tasks" in mind, for both the PLA and the PAP. Throttling Hong Kong immediately comes to mind. Beijing's communist government is on the verge of breaking the 1984 Sino-British treaty that guaranteed Hong Kong's autonomy through 2047. Another round of armed imperial bullying in the South China Sea may be in the offing. In that tense sea, China's artificial islands...
  • 'All-out combat' feared as India, China engage in border standoff

    05/28/2020 7:43:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 27, 2020 | Saif Khalid
    On May 5, a scuffle broke out between Indian and Chinese troops at the Pangong Tso lake, located 14,000 feet (4,270 metres) above the sea level in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. A video shot by an Indian soldier and shared on social media showed soldiers from both nations engaged in fistfights and stone-pelting at the de facto border, known as Line of Actual Control (LAC). The incident, which continued until the next day, resulted in 11 soldiers being injured on both sides.
  • Senate moves to delist Chinese companies from US stock exchanges; The bill's fate is uncertain in the House

    05/28/2020 7:31:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/28/2020 | Ben Werschkul
    The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent on Wednesday to take on Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges. The legislation would require the companies to submit to a range of stringent provisions to avoid being booted. First, they must disclose whether they are owned or controlled by a foreign government. Second, and perhaps most intrusively, they would have to comply with audits from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for three years in a row. “We just want Chinese companies to play by the same rules as everybody else,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) during an appearance...
  • China Has Made Christianity A Main Target For Suppression, So Have Democrats…See A Pattern Here?

    05/28/2020 6:59:49 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    creativedestructionmedia ^ | April 12, 2020 | L Todd Wood
    The Chinese Communist Party has long tried to stamp out religion as it threatens belief in the State as supreme being. Xi Jinping has especially targeted Christianity over the last decade to the point where it is almost impossible to worship freely in China. Beijing even made Christians change the tenants of their faith in order to survive, putting the State above Jesus Christ in order of importance. Now we are seeing the same thing on a regular basis from the Democratic Party in the United States. I don’t believe this is a coincidence. I believe many in our corrupt...
  • US Seized Chinese-Built Transformer – But Nobody Knows Why

    05/28/2020 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    I.T. Wire ^ | 05/28/20 | Sam Varghese
    US Federal Government authorities seized a 226-tonne electricity transformer made by Chinese company Jiangsu Huapeng Transformer Company at Houston port last summer and took it to Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for unspecified reasons, The Wall Street Journal reports. The lab, which is operated by Honeywell International, handles contract work for the US Energy Department associated with threats to national security, the report added.A US representative of the company, Jim Cai, told the newspaper that it had sold more than 7000 such transformers in the past two decades to numerous international customers.Cai was unaware of what had happened to the transformer...
  • California hospitals struggle financially after preparing for COVID-19 surge that never came

    05/28/2020 5:01:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    SACRAMENTO - As the novel coronavirus tore through Italy and then New York in March, California, anticipating a deadly surge in cases, ordered hospitals to shut down routine procedures and called in thousands of health care workers to help patients. But the predicted surge never came. And the cost of all that preparation - setting up field hospitals, doubling the number of intensive care rooms, purchasing protective equipment - dealt a blow to hospital bottom lines, while the ban on all non-emergency procedures cut revenues in half. The measures drove hospitals in the most populous U.S. state close to bankruptcy,...
  • This Election Is Republicans v. China – Oops, I Mean Democrats

    05/28/2020 4:05:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s pretty clear who the commie bastards known for their shoddy lab practices and their weird fetish for gnawing on pangolins badly want to win in November, and is not Trump and the Republicans. The Chinese communists want their money’s worth, and they will go all-in for the Democrats who find the chance to hurt Trump at the same time they hurt America too delicious to pass up. Plus, the Dems heartily approve of what Mao’s Pals are doing to freedom-loving Hong Kongers, seeing it as a template for what they would love to do to freedom-loving us. We need...
  • US to cancel visas for thousands of Chinese grad students with ties to Chinese military schools: report

    05/28/2020 3:45:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Brie Stimson
    The White House plans to cancel visas for thousands of Chinese graduate students and researchers affiliated with Chinese universities tied to the People’s Liberation Army, according to a report. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the plan with President Trump during a meeting Tuesday, The New York Times reported, citing officials with knowledge of the discussions. The plan to cancel visas comes as the Trump administration is seeking to punish China after Beijing moved to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong, which was condemned by Pompeo this week. Canceling visas were already being discussed by the administration before...
  • China Approves Plan to Rein In Hong Kong, Defying Worldwide Outcry

    05/28/2020 12:49:37 AM PDT · by wanganghi · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/28/2020 | Keith Bradsher
    China officially has the broad power to quash unrest in Hong Kong, as the country’s legislature on Thursday nearly unanimously approved a plan to suppress subversion, secession, terrorism and seemingly any acts that might threaten national security in the semiautonomous city. As Beijing hashes out the specifics of the national security legislation in the coming weeks, the final rules will help determine the fate of Hong Kong, including how much of the city’s autonomy will be preserved or how much Beijing will tighten its grip. Early signals from Chinese authorities point to a crackdown once the law takes effect, which...
  • Twitter fact-checks China official after Post presses on Trump double standard

    05/27/2020 11:10:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 27 2020 | Steven Nelson
    Confronted with an apparent double standard in its lack of fact-check warnings on tweets by a Chinese government spokesman versus the hardline it took with President Trump this week, Twitter on Wednesday added notations to the postings, which falsely accused the US government of causing the coronavirus pandemic. The social media company’s decision follows its flagging of a pair of tweets from Trump that said mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud. That decision outraged Trump and called into question the political bias of the man in charge of fact checking for the social media giant. But when The Post asked...
  • Biotech firm: Screening to ‘avoid’ babies with Down syndrome is a ‘cash cow’

    05/27/2020 10:25:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 22 2020 | Right to Life UK
    (Right to Life UK) – A Chinese biotech firm has declared “screening out” babies with Down syndrome is a “cash cow” funding the growth of the whole business. The admission comes from a spokesperson for BGI Group – a Chinese genetics conglomerate whose main business is offering non-invasive prenatal tests, primarily used to diagnose Down syndrome. In a segment from an Aljazeera documentary titled Genesis 2.0, the spokesperson gestures towards a digital map of the world and says: “You can see clearly, especially for Down’s syndrome, we have nearly two million samples all over the world. This part is, what...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief says U.S. should not ‘reshore’ all production from overseas

    05/27/2020 9:08:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 05/21/2020 | Jon Dougherty
    The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says he doesn’t believe it’s necessary to ‘reshore’ all industrial production to the United States, which runs counter to President Donald Trump’s “America First” mindset and strategy to reinvigorate American manufacturing. In an online conference this week, Chamber CEO Tom Donohue cautioned about “reshoring” too much of the supply chain from China back to the U.S., Reuters reported.“Protecting the resiliency of our supply chain doesn’t have to mean reshoring all production in the United States,” he said.While it may be that the U.S. will need to bolster its domestic production capabilities in...