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  • China's Wuhan finds no new COVID-19 cases in city-wide testing

    06/02/2020 2:41:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2020 | by Lusha Zhang, Roxanne Liu and Se Young Lee
    BEIJING - The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus outbreak first emerged, found no new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and 300 asymptomatic cases in city-wide testing that began in mid-May, officials said on Tuesday. The city launched its ambitious campaign on May 14, testing 9.9 million people, after a cluster of new cases in the city raised fears of a second wave of infections. But authorities found no new cases of the disease in the May 14 to June 1 testing, officials told reporters in a briefing, adding that the asymptomatic cases were...
  • A Close Look at the Riots (5:19 Video)

    06/01/2020 6:07:35 PM PDT · by Boomer · 4 replies
    YouTube (video) ^ | May 30, 2020 | John Birch Society
    Since the fatal arrest in Minneapolis, large-scale riots have taken place. Arthur R. Thompson discusses what is driving these riots as well as the agenda behind them. In actuality, is it really possible to have a spontaneous large-scale riot?
  • Everything with the left is political

    06/01/2020 5:34:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Jun, 2020 | Dex Bahr
    First the Wuhan Virus pandemic, now an epidemic of looting and violence. You think this mayhem is spontaneous? Not on your life. Everything with the left is a political calculation. They see this tragedy and I am convinced that in the hearts and minds of leftist elitists is the question of how this violence will hurt President Trump? This, instead of preparing for the lawlessness perpetrated by Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) that has used the peaceful and justified protests as a cover. However, an amazing dichotomy has been evident by the mayors of these liberal cities and that...
  • Boris Johnson 'changes his mind' over Huawei deal and 'wants a way out of the agreement'

    05/31/2020 11:22:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:05 EDT, 31 May 2020 | Xantha Leatham
    Boris Johnson has “changed his mind” over the deal with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, according to a senior Government source. The company is to hold crunch talks with Downing Street this week following reports No. 10 is seeking a way out of the deal to let Huawei build 35 percent of the 5G network. The meeting with Sir Edward Lister, one of Mr. Johnson’s senior aides, has been described as a “clarifying moment” for the company. A senior Government source told the Sunday Times the Prime Minister wanted to use a new security review “as cover” for getting out of...
  • EXC: Biden China Speech Urged CCP Expansion Into ‘All Levels Of US Govt, Classrooms, Labs, And Boardrooms’

    05/28/2020 4:46:08 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies ^ | May 28, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    The comments – unearthed from a 2011 Sichuan University speech – demonstrate either a fundamental misunderstanding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), or outright collusion with it. The former veep stated at the time: “In order to cement this robust partnership, we have to go beyond close ties between Washington and Beijing, which we’re working on every day, go beyond it to include all levels of government, go beyond it to include classrooms and laboratories, athletic fields and boardrooms.”
  • The Obama People Turned the Whole Philosophy of the American Founding Upside Down. Not Because They're Evil, but Because They're Idiots.

    05/26/2020 5:46:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 May, 2020 | Christopher Chantrill
    I think it is pretty clear now to all but the most klueless, given the bombshells and walls closing in of the past week, that the whole Trump Russia thing was a put-up job, that the Obama people, whether prompted by the Clinton campaign or President Obama himself, spied on the Trump campaign on a presumption about Russian spying. Predicates? We don’t need no stinkin’ predicates. And the latest line on the pursuit of Michael Flynn is that he had dirt on the Obama Iran Deal and wanted to clean out the Augean stables at the intelligence community. So he...
  • Taiwan promises 'support' for Hong Kong's people as China tightens grip

    05/24/2020 8:53:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese-ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing. Taiwan has become a refuge for a small but growing number of pro-democracy protesters fleeing Hong Kong, which has been convulsed since last year by protests. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse tens of thousands of people who rallied on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s plan to impose national security laws on the city. Writing on her Facebook page late on Sunday,...
  • EU’s top diplomat urges ‘more robust strategy’ toward China

    05/25/2020 3:20:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2020
    BERLIN -- The European Union’s top diplomat has called for the bloc to have a “more robust strategy” toward China amid signs that Asia is replacing the United States as the center of global power. EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell told a gathering of German ambassadors on Monday that “analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century.” “This is now happening in front of our eyes,” he said. Borrell said the pandemic could be seen as a turning point in the power shift from West to East, and that...
  • China signals plan to take full control of Hong Kong

    05/21/2020 7:24:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-21-20 | Anna Fifield and Shibani Mahtani
    China’s Communist Party will impose a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong by fiat during the annual meeting of its top political body, officials said Thursday, criminalizing “foreign interference” along with secessionist activities and subversion of state power. The move is the boldest yet from Beijing to undercut Hong Kong’s autonomy and bring the global financial hub under its full control, as it works to rewrite the rules that have allowed the territory to enjoy a level of autonomy for the past 23 years. After steadily eroding Hong Kong’s political freedoms and independent legal system, Beijing signaled that the...
  • China’s military seeks bigger budget amid growing threat of US conflict

    05/20/2020 2:02:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | May 20, 2020 | by Minnie Chan
    China’s military leaders are fighting for a substantial increase in their budget to be announced at the National People’s Congress that starts on Friday, arguing that the world’s largest standing army needs more resources to cope with volatile challenges at home and overseas. But top of the list is the growing confrontation with the US. China-US relations have hit a low point amid a trade war, spats over civil liberties and Taiwan, and conflicts over Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Add to that accusations flying between Washington and Beijing about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic and...
  • Sanders: Rethinking ‘Fundamental Tenets’ of America a ‘Silver Lining’ of Coronavirus (Old Commie Push Communism)

    05/18/2020 6:26:57 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 5-17-2020 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called “rethinking some fundamental tenets about the way our government and society works,” a “silver lining” of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanders said, “George, to tell you the truth, that if there’s any silver lining in this midst of this terrible, terrible, and unprecedented moment in American history in terms of the economy and in terms of the pandemic, is that maybe we start rethinking some fundamental tenets about the way our government and society works. And we should ask ourselves, among other things, is health care a human right that all...
  • China's Xi says supports WHO probe when COVID-19 controlled

    05/18/2020 5:39:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 18, 2020 | by Gabriel Crossley and Se Young Lee
    BEIJING - China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization (WHO) after the virus that causes the disease is brought under control, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday. Xi’s comments, made during a video speech to the World Health Assembly, come as a resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for a review of the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus. China had previously opposed calls for such investigations from Washington and Canberra, but Xi signalled on Monday that Beijing would be amenable to an...
  • China acts with "openness, transparency, responsibility" in COVID-19 fight: Xi

    05/18/2020 5:33:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | May 18, 2020 | by The CCP
    BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday China has all along acted with openness, transparency and responsibility in the fight against COVID-19. Xi made the remarks when delivering a speech via video link Monday in Beijing at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly. "In China, after making painstaking efforts and enormous sacrifice, we have turned the tide on the virus and protected the life and health of our people," Xi said. "All along, we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility." "We have provided information to WHO and relevant countries in a most timely fashion. We have...
  • Wuhan lab staff should clear up coronavirus rumours and lies and defend institute’s name, says scientist

    05/18/2020 2:03:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | May 18, 2020 | by Sarah Zheng
    A former employee at a Chinese laboratory at the centre of rumours about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, urged the research facility and its scientists to be proactive and speak out to clear up misinformation about the coronavirus. Zhao Fei, who studied and worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) for several years until the end of 2018, published a long defence of the institute on ScienceNet on the weekend. His article rejected theories that the Covid-19 virus was manufactured in – or had accidentally leaked from – the institute. Zhao accused media reports and politicians of “smearing”...
  • Budapest stands with Beijing in opposing Taiwan’s membership of World Health Organisation

    05/16/2020 12:12:44 PM PDT · by untenured · 32 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | May 15, 2020 | Keegan Elmer
    Hungary supports Beijing’s efforts to prevent Taiwan taking part in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), according to a Chinese statement issued after a telephone conversation between the two countries’ foreign ministers. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called his European counterpart, Peter Szijjarto, on Thursday, the foreign ministry in Beijing said. During the call, Szijjarto told Wang that Budapest would not support Taiwan’s accession to the World Health Organisation (WHO) ahead of the annual gathering of health ministers from around the world that starts in Geneva on Monday and which Taipei is keen to attend. Hungary “always upholds the one...
  • China ready to put Apple, other U.S. companies in 'unreliable entity list': Global Times

    05/15/2020 5:44:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2020 | by Shubham Kalia
    China is ready to put U.S. companies in an “unreliable entity list,” as part of countermeasures against Washington’s move to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei Technologies, the Global Times reported on Friday. The measures include launching investigations and imposing restrictions on U.S. companies such as Apple Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Qualcomm Inc as well as suspending purchase of Boeing Co airplanes, the report said here citing a source. The Global Times is published by the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party. While the Global Times is not an official mouthpiece of the party, its views...
  • China asks US to 'meet halfway' after Trump threatens to cut ties

    05/15/2020 2:39:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    France24 ^ | May 14, 2020
    Beijing (AFP) -- China on Friday urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump threatened to sever bilateral ties. Relations between the world's two largest economies have deteriorated in recent weeks, with both sides trading barbs over the origins of the virus that has killed more than 300,000 people. "To maintain the steady development of China-US relations is in the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, and is conducive to world peace and stability," said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a press briefing....
  • Businesses Chafing Under COVID-19 Lockdowns Turn to Armed Defiance

    05/14/2020 11:26:22 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 23 replies
    Yahoo via NY Times ^ | 5/14/2020 | Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery
    SHEPHERD, Texas — When Jamie Williams decided to reopen her East Texas tattoo studio last week in defiance of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, she asked Philip Archibald for help. He showed up with his dog Zeus, his friends and his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
  • AP Interview: Pelosi: Americans ‘worth it’ on $3T virus aid

    05/13/2020 12:24:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2020 | By LISA MASCARO and PADMANANDA RAMA
    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the stunning $3 trillion price of tag of Democrats’ pandemic relief package Wednesday as what’s needed to confront the “villainous virus” and economic collapse. As the pandemic rages, Pelosi had just one message for Trump: “Tell the truth.” “This is a biggest disaster that our country has ever faced,” Pelosi said. “The president calls it a war — we’re all warriors, that people are dying in the war. No these are family, and people are dying in the family,” she said. “We have to address in a big way,” she said. “The American...
  • California Democrats say 10-year rent-relief plan 'not a giveaway'

    05/12/2020 11:12:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Brie Stimson
    California Democrats on Tuesday proposed giving tenants struggling during the coronavirus pandemic 10 years to pay their rent. The state would purchase unpaid rents and allow renters a decade, starting in 2024, to pay it back, under the proposal by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, tthe Sacramento Bee reported. Landlords would receive a tax credit dependent on committing to not evict tenants. “This is not a giveaway,” Democratic state Sen. Steven Bradford said, according to The Associated Press. "Our goal is to keep tenants houses and keep landlords out of foreclosure."