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  • Chinese military researcher hiding out in China’s San Francisco consulate is arrested

    07/24/2020 8:23:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 7/24/2020 | Jerry Dunleavy
    A Chinese military researcher hiding out in China’s San Francisco consulate has been arrested and is being held in a Sacramento jail after being charged with visa fraud. It was first reported that Tang Juan was being harbored by China and was wanted by U.S. authorities on Wednesday, the same day that the United States ordered the Chinese government to shut down its consulate in Houston. China retaliated on Friday by ordering the U.S. to shut down its consulate in Chengdu. A Justice Department official told the Washington Examiner on Friday that Tang Juan, 37, was arrested, and the Sacramento...
  • US consulate in Chengdu prime target for China retaliation over Houston

    07/22/2020 9:21:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 23 July 2020 | Teddy Ng
    China is moving to close the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu in retaliation for the forced closure of the Chinese diplomatic facility in Houston on Tuesday, according to a source briefed on the decision. Washington maintains five consulates on the Chinese mainland – in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chengdu and Wuhan – as well as a consulate general for Hong Kong and Macau. The closure of the Chengdu facility is expected to escalate tensions between China and the US... Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the nationalist tabloid Global Times, said China would take countermeasures but that closing the Wuhan...
  • Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers Remarks for Press Conference on United States V Li, Et Al. (EDWA)

    07/21/2020 1:12:55 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 21, 2020 | DOJ
    Today, the Justice Department unsealed charges in a significant national security cyber matter.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington (EDWA) and the National Security Division (NSD) have charged two Chinese hackers working with the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), including the Guangdong State Security Department (GSSD) of the MSS, with a sweeping global computer intrusion campaign.  In making this announcement, I’m joined here by Dave Bowdich, Deputy Director of the FBI, Bill Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, and Raymond Duda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Seattle Field...
  • Explosion Reported as Firefighters Battle Blaze on Navy Ship (USS Bonhomme Richard)

    07/12/2020 11:27:54 AM PDT · by bitt · 322 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | 7/12/2020
    An explosion erupted as a roaring blaze was reported on a military assault ship at Naval Base San Diego Sunday morning, according to authorities. Plumes of smoke arose from USS Bonhomme Richard as firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze on the 3400 block on Senn St. The vessel is an amphibious assault ship homeported in San Diego, according to Krishna Jackson of Naval Base San Diego. The ship had undergone a regular maintenance cycle before the fire was reported, Jackson said. Crew members typically are aboard the ship on weekends, but there are fewer than on weekdays. Several sailors are being...
  • Professor arrested during alleged attempt to flee US with computers, phones, USB drives

    07/10/2020 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Campus Reform.org ^ | 7/9/2020 | Jon Street
    Another U.S. professor "with strong ties to China" has been arrested and charged with allegedly lying about his ties to the communist country. Song Guo Zheng, who the Justice Department described as a "rheumatology professor and researcher," allegedly used more than $4.1 million in federal research funding to help advance China's capabilities with regard to rheumatology and immunology. The Justice Department alleges he then failed to disclose to the U.S. government that he held employment in China while conducting U.S. taxpayer-funded research as a researcher at multiple universities in the U.S., including Ohio State University. A Google Scholars profile with...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong...

    07/10/2020 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/2020 | Barnini Chakraborty, Alex Diaz
    Li-Meng Yan told Fox News that she believes China knew about the coronavirus well before it claimed it did. She says her supervisors also ignored research she was doing that she believes could have saved lives. Hours before she boarded an April 28 Cathay Pacific flight to the United States, the respected doctor who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health had plotted her escape, packing her bag and sneaking past the censors and video cameras on campus. She had her passport and her purse and was about to leave all of her loved...
  • Chinese National Guilty of Laundering Millions for Mexican Drug Cartels

    07/02/2020 1:08:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 29, 2020 | DOJ
    A Chinese national pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with laundering more than $4 million in drug proceeds generated by large-scale cocaine trafficking in the United States.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Wendy C. Woolcock of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Special Operations Division and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey T. Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division; Jason Crosby, Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division of the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security...
  • China vows "countermeasures" as U.S. bans military exports to Hong Kong over new security law

    06/30/2020 4:57:00 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | 30 June 2020 | CBS/AFP
    China said Tuesday it will retaliate after the U.S. announced it was ending the export of sensitive military items to Hong Kong in response to Beijing imposing a controversial national security law on the semi-autonomous city. China's rubber-stamp parliament formally passed the sweeping law for Hong Kong on Tuesday, which critics and many western governments fear will smother the global financial hub's freedoms and hollow out its autonomy... The State Department will end the export of all items on its controlled list to Hong Kong, which includes products ranging from advanced ammunition to military hardware that already require approval from...
  • Republicans Demand Pelosi Stop Distribution of Chinese Propaganda on Capitol Hill

    06/29/2020 8:34:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JUNE 24, 2020 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    Republicans are challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stop the distribution of Chinese propaganda on Capitol Hill. Rep. Jim Banks (R., Ind.), a member of the GOP-led China task force, has petitioned the Department of Justice and congressional employees to stop China Daily, a Chinese Communist Party-controlled propaganda outlet, from delivering its papers to the Capitol every morning. Now Banks and four other House Republicans are taking the issue to the very top of House leadership, asking for Pelosi to intervene. "I assume you are just as outraged as I am by the presence of such disgusting lies in our...
  • Chinese buy strategic land in Texas, U.S. intel may not be pleased

    06/25/2020 8:20:46 AM PDT · by Dacula · 90 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 6-24-20 | POLIZETTE STAFF
    Given its hold on many American Democrat politicians (Joe Biden among them) and its aggressive global stance, it is not surprising that during testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July 2019, FBI Director Christopher Wray emphasized: “there is no country that poses a more severe counterintelligence threat right now than China.” Now in 2020, China has purchased over 100,000 acres in West Texas for what they say is an economic project. U.S. intelligence is casting a suspicious eye at their claim. Retired CIA station chief Daniel Hoffman told the media, “The specific location in Xi’s crosshairs is the iconic...
  • Police Arrest Chinese Military Officer at Airport Allegedly Stealing U.S. Research

    06/13/2020 2:11:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12 2020 | GABRIELLE REYES
    A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officer was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday while trying to leave the country with U.S. government-funded research from the University of California, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Thursday. Xin Wang was allegedly attempting to depart the U.S. for Tianjin, China, when he was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Upon interviewing Xin, CBP officers determined that he had lied on his original visa application and he was arrested. Xin has since been charged with visa fraud and faces up to ten years in prison and a...
  • Twitter deletes over 170,000 accounts tied to Chinese propaganda efforts

    06/11/2020 9:04:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/11/20 06:30 PM EDT | Maggie Miller -
    Twitter announced Thursday that it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Chinese state-linked operation that were spreading deceptive information around the COVID-19 virus, political dynamics in Hong Kong, and other issues. Almost 25,000 of the accounts that were deleted formed what Twitter described as the “core network,” while around 150,000 accounts were amplifying messages from the core groups. Twitter noted that the accounts taken down this week were tied to a Chinese state-backed operation last year that attempted to sow political discord in Hong Kong. Those accounts were also taken down. According to an analysis of the...
  • WATCH: Resurfaced Joe Biden Speech Shows Him Urging Chinese Communist Party To Increase Its Influence In The United States

    06/03/2020 7:24:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/2/2020 | the scoop
    A resurfaced video from 2011 shows then-Vice President Joe Biden praising the Chinese Communist Party during a speech he made at a university in Chengdu, China. In the speech, Biden encourages the Chinese Communist Party to increase its influence in the United States. WATCH: video
  • 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...
  • REVEALED: Chinese Communist Party Coercion of U.S. Companies

    05/19/2020 9:33:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    thenationalpulse.com ^ | 5/19/2020 | staff
    “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) frequently pressures and coerces U.S. companies to conform to its political values and foreign policy. Because of China’s market size, individual companies often feel as though they have no option but to comply with CCP demands.” The following list was originally released by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, compiled by ranking member Michael McCaul (R-TX) and his team. It is reproduced with permission. 1. Tiffany & Co. (October 8, 2019) Tiffany & Co. removed a tweeted advertisement featuring a Chinese model wearing a Tiffany ring and covering her right eye with her right hand,...
  • Here Are All The Chinese “Propaganda” Centers Currently Operating In The US

    05/14/2020 2:52:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 05/14/20
    Dozens of Chinese “propaganda” centers still operate across the United States, even as U.S. lawmakers debate how to hold the communist country accountable for withholding information about the coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan province.For years, Campus Reform has reported on the number of Confucius Institutes on U.S. college campuses. Funded by the communist regime, these centers are marketed as Chinese language and culture centers. However, U.S. intelligence officials have warned that these centers are little more than “propaganda” arms of the communist country.Even the former Chinese propaganda minister,  Liu Yushan, wrote in a 2010 article for Chinese-state media:“With regard to key...
  • Trump Halts Federal Retirement Investments In Chinese Funds

    05/13/2020 1:41:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    President Donald Trump will cut the federal government’s retirement fund investments in Chinese equities, according to a Monday letter obtained by Fox Business. The White House does not want federal employee retirement funds to have money invested in Chinese equities, national Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and National Economic Council Chair Larry Kudlow said in a letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia Monday. The letter, which was exclusively obtained by Fox Business, notes that “billions of dollars from our federal employees’ retirement funds in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) will soon be invested in Chinese companies.” “This action would expose...
  • Chinese space junk narrowly missed hitting New York City, report says

    05/12/2020 10:33:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/12/2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Space junk from a new Chinese rocket narrowly missed dropping down on New York City Monday night, according to a report, largely burning up in the atmosphere before some of the debris survived long enough to slam into West Africa. The doomed core passed right over New York City, Ars reported -- and if re-entry had been just a few minutes earlier, debris could reportedly have showered the Big Apple. Instead, at least part of it fell on a town in Cote d’Ivoire, Quartz reported. McDowell on Twitter said he could “conclude” that the objects that fell on Cote d’Ivoire...
  • British Doctors Say Ventilators Purchased From China Could Kill Coronavirus Patients

    05/01/2020 10:20:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4/30/20 | Katherine Fung On
    The ventilators received from China, the Shangrila 510 model, were built by one of the country's major ventilator manufacturers, Beijing Aeonmed Co. Ltd. The manufacturer could not be reached for comment. The letter detailed serious concerns over the "basic" quality of the ventilators, calling the oxygen supply "variable and unreliable." The doctors said that the machines are also unfamiliar to British doctors and were built for ambulance use, rather than hospital use. Addressed directly to a senior NHS official, the letter stated: "We look forward to the withdrawal and replacement of these ventilators with devices better able to provide intensive...
  • Coronavirus likely to come back each year, Chinese scientists say

    04/28/2020 5:06:43 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Scientists in China appeared to dampen hopes that the coronavirus would eventually burn out for good and said the virus, which has been blamed for 200,000 deaths and decimating the world economy, will likely return each year. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a coronavirus press briefing earlier this month that the world may never return to the “normal” that was known before the outbreak. "When we get back to normal, we will go back to the point where we can function as a society,” he said. He continued, “If you...