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  • India Directs Telcos and Internet Firms to Block Banned Chinese Apps

    07/02/2020 10:32:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    NEW DELHI—India has ordered telecom companies and other internet providers to stop access to 59 banned Chinese-origin apps, according to notices seen by Reuters, intensifying efforts to crack down on such businesses following a border clash between the nations. The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) said internet operators should “immediately block” access to such apps and their websites, warning of legal action if they fail to do so, according to notices issued late on June 30. The department’s order came after India’s government this week banned several Chinese apps, including ByteDance’s TikTok, Alibaba’s UC News, and Tencent’s WeChat, citing “threat to...
  • Chaos Erupts as Dems Adopt GOP Motion to Restrict Chinese Access

    07/02/2020 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Sean Moran
    Thirty-nine House Democrats defected and voted for a House GOP motion on Wednesday to restrict Chinese access to American infrastructure projects if those Chinese companies commit human rights abuses. (...)
  • Congress debates refugee status for Hong Kong citizens

    07/01/2020 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 19 replies
    OAN ^ | 07/01/2020 | OAN Newsroom
    House lawmakers have taken the first steps towards providing a refugee status to certain groups of Hong Kong citizens. During a recent Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, congressmen from both major parties condemned China’s new national security law and claimed it will erode the city’s autonomy. “This is a battle between democracy and dictatorship, between liberty and tyranny, between freedom and oppression,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas).
  • Vietnam, Philippines criticise Chinese military drills in South China Sea; Both Countries warned of growing insecurity in Southeast Asia at Asean summit

    07/02/2020 9:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Vietnam and the Philippines on Thursday criticised China’s holding of military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea, warning it could create tension in the region and impact Beijing’s relationship with its neighbours. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said China’s exercises in the waters near the Paracel Islands were “highly provocative”, while Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry called them a violation of sovereignty that could be “detrimental” to Beijing’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). China scheduled five days of drills from Wednesday near the Paracels according to a June 27 announcement by the Hainan’s Maritime...
  • “If this highly suspicious, 13-ton shipment of human hair indeed turns out to be linked to the Uyghur concentration camps, then this is a new low — even for the Chinese Communist Party..." -- NSC spokesperson John Ullyot

    07/02/2020 7:13:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NSC on Twitter ^ | July 1, 2020 | Staff
    “If this highly suspicious, 13-ton shipment of human hair indeed turns out to be linked to the Uyghur concentration camps, then this is a new low — even for the Chinese Communist Party..." -- NSC spokesperson John Ullyot
  • Hair weaves from Chinese prison camps seized in New York

    07/01/2020 2:18:35 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Stephen Rex Brown
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in New York announced Wednesday they had seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. The shipment of almost 13 tons of hair products worth more than $800,000 bore signs of “potential human right abuses of forced child labor and imprisonment,” the agency said in a release. The violations included “use of prison labor” and “additional situations of forced labor, including, but not limited to, excessive overtime, withholding of wages, and the restriction of movement,” according...
  • House Dems Reject Resolution Condemning China for Coronavirus Cyberattacks

    07/01/2020 4:18:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JUNE 30, 2020 | Collin Anderson - JUNE 30, 2020
    House Democrats voted down a resolution that condemned China for launching cyberattacks aimed at stealing valuable coronavirus data from American research institutions. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R., Ill.) introduced the resolution on Tuesday morning. It notes China's "long history of conducting cyberattacks on Americans" and further warns that the Communist nation's coronavirus-related attacks could "jeopardize the delivery of secure, effective, and efficient treatment options for American citizens." Kinzinger's resolution also demands that China be held accountable for "perpetrating such belligerent acts." Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas) argued in support of the resolution, calling China's cyberattacks "a new low." "At a time...
  • China Fears Admitting Galwan Casualties May Lead To Unrest: Dissident

    07/01/2020 3:37:03 PM PDT · by libh8er · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7.1.2020
    Washington DC: Disgruntled retired and serving Chinese Army cadres, who are hurt by the treatment meted out by the government, can launch an "armed" anti-regime action against Xi Jinping's government, said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Jianli Yang, the founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, writes that Beijing fears that the admitting that it had lost troops, that too more in number than its opponent, could lead to major domestic unrest that can even put the regime of Chinese Communist Party...
  • Pompeo Calls Hong Kong Law an 'Affront to All Nations' (Freepers are criminals under this law)

    07/01/2020 12:58:57 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 15 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | July 1, 2020 | By Reuters, Wire Service Content July 1, 2020, at 10:40 a.m.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the new security law China has imposed on Hong Kong was an affront to all nations and Washington would continue to implement President Donald Trump's directive to end the territory's special status. Pompeo told a news briefing the United States was deeply concerned about the safety of everyone in Hong Kong and said Article 38 of the law passed on Tuesday purported to apply to offenses committed outside Hong Kong and likely included Americans. "This is outrageous and an affront to all nations," he said.
  • China is breaking Hong Kong treaty with UK, says Boris Johnson

    07/01/2020 12:22:58 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | Jul 1, 2020 | Patrick Wintour
    Boris Johnson denounced China’s imposition of a security law on Hong Kong as a “clear and serious” violation of its treaty with Britain, vowing to introduce a bespoke five-year visa for as many as 2.9 million Hong Kong citizens with British national (overseas) status. --- He said “China has broken its promise to the people of Hong Kong under its own laws. 
China has breached its international obligations to the United Kingdom under the joint declaration.

  • Social Credit Score Is In America: Visa Blacklisted My Business and My Family for Building Gab

    07/01/2020 9:46:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Gab ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Torba
    As many of you already know we learned last week that Visa blacklisted Gab and we are now unable to process credit and debit card transactions. We learned more information this week and I think it’s important that I share it as a warning for others. It’s not just Gab that is blacklisted. It’s also my family. In China there is something called the Social Credit System, which was developed by the Communist Chinese Party as a “national reputation system.” This system tracks the “trustworthiness” of individuals, businesses, and organizations. “Trustworthiness” here means total and complete submission to the Chinese...
  • Hong Kong Police Quickly Enforce Beijing’s Security Law As Thousands Protest

    07/01/2020 9:50:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 1, 2020 | y Dan Strumpf, Mike Bird and Joyu Wang
    housands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets to stage the city’s biggest protest in months, and police moved swiftly to enforce Beijing’s mandate to quash dissent with more than 300 arrests—including nine under a new national-security law. With an extensive show of force on Wednesday, officers in riot gear confronted demonstrators who gathered around lunchtime in a busy shopping district and later spread to other areas. Police fired pepper spray and water cannon and hoisted purple banners warning protesters that they could be in violation of the new law.
  • Are the Chinese buying Pope Francis's silence? Bribing Francis's Vatican looks like another smart Chinese investment in the Western left elite.

    07/01/2020 9:24:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2020 | Frank Friday
    There are still many wonderful priests, sisters, and bishops in the Catholic Church, sharing the real Gospel of Christ.  They are frequently clobbered for doing so. Father Daniel Maloney was run out of Boston last week by his archbishop for making eminently sensible comments about the George Floyd case and the wicked race violence that has sprouted from it.  Last week, we also learned from a whistleblower it is likely Red China is paying off the Vatican to keep quiet about its human rights abuses.  This comes as no big surprise.  Brave Chinese Christians, especially the underground Catholic Church there, have long been telling what's really going...
  • Hong Kong: UK makes citizenship offer to residents; 3 Million Hong Kong Residents to be given chance to settle in UK and ultimately apply for citizenship

    07/01/2020 8:05:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/01/2020
    Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said. The PM said Hong Kong's freedoms were being violated by a new security law and those affected would be offered a "route" out of the former UK colony. About 350,000 UK passport holders, and 2.6 million others eligible, will be able to come to UK for five years. And after a further year, they will be able to apply for citizenship. British National Overseas Passport holders in Hong Kong were granted special status...
  • China demands information from four US media companies, cites similar demands from Washington

    07/01/2020 8:04:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 01 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    China has demanded four U.S. media outlets that operate in the country provide information on their staff and businesses, a move that comes in response to similar demands on Chinese state-controlled news outlets that operate in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian announced Wednesday that The Associated Press, United Press International (UPI), CBS and National Public Radio must file documents detailing their staff, financial operations and real estate ownership, among other matters, within seven days. Zhao said the move is in direct response to the U.S.’s decision in June to designate four Chinese media outlets as “foreign missions” amid...
  • Hong Kong police arrest more than 300 protesting China's 'birthday gift' of national security law

    07/01/2020 7:59:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/01/2020 | Scott Murdoch, Yanni Chow
    Beijing unveiled the details of the much-anticipated law late on Tuesday after weeks of uncertainty, pushing China’s freest city and one of the world’s most glittering financial hubs on to a more authoritarian path. As thousands of protesters gathered for an annual rally marking the anniversary of the former British colony’s handover to China in 1997, riot police used pepper spray and fired pellets as they made arrests after crowds spilled into the streets chanting “resist till the end” and “Hong Kong independence”. “I’m scared of going to jail but for justice I have to come out today, I have...
  • Facing China? Don't Forget Indonesia.

    07/01/2020 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 9 replies ^ | July 2nd 2020 | Ozguy1945
    The Republic Of Indonesia is a profoundly religious country frequently underestimated and maligned in the West. It is a multiparty democracy with a strong commitment to freedom. This commitment is best symbolised by the way the country stops every 17th August to remember its birth in 1945 when Japanese power collapsed at the end of World War Two. My dad was there then in the field ambulance of the Australian 2nd 14th Battalion implementing Douglas MacArthur’s operation Oboe. Dad saw his friends die under Japanese fire on the beach of Balikpapan. He never forgot it and dedicated the rest of...
  • Hong Kong Thrives Only in Freedom

    07/01/2020 6:51:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies ^ | Howard Husock
    Beijing has now acted to impose a new security law on Hong Kong, turning its back on the “one country, two systems” agreement to which it had committed when the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997. Hong Kong will be subject to the same sort of draconian infringements on liberty as mainland China, following a year of street protests demanding just the opposite. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has considered offering a path for British citizenship to some 3.5 million Hong Kong residents, now at risk of confronting police rule under the Chinese Communist Party. It’s a...
  • Australia to spend $270b building larger military to prepare for 'poorer, more dangerous' world and rise of China

    06/30/2020 7:24:20 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | By political reporter Jade Macmillan and defence correspondent Andrew Greene
    Australia will build a larger and more aggressive military focused on its immediate backyard, including new long-range missiles, signalling a major shift in the nation's defence strategy. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled a greater focus on the Indo-Pacific region, warning Australia needs to prepare for a post-COVID-19 world that is "poorer, more dangerous and more disorderly". Mr Morrison also announced a commitment to spend $270 billion over the next decade on defence capabilities, including more potent strike weapons, cyber capabilities and a high-tech underwater surveillance system. Over the next decade the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is expected to...
  • India deploys T-90 tanks in Galwan Valley after China’s aggressive posturing at LAC

    06/30/2020 8:12:30 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 34 replies ^ | 6/29/2020 | Shishir Gupta
    Signalling that it is all for peaceful restoration of status quo ante in East Ladakh but is also prepared for the worst case scenario, the Indian Army has deployed six T-90 missile firing tanks and top-of-the-line shoulder fired anti-tank missile systems in the Galwan Valley sector. The senior military commanders from India and China are meeting at Chushul on Tuesday to work out the de-escalation and disengagement process on mutual terms.\ The army's decision to deploy the T-90 Bishma tanks was taken after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had beefed up its positions on the river bed with armoured...