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  • China revels in US protests, sees unrest as PR opportunity

    06/06/2020 2:39:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | June 6, 2020
    The unrest in the US over George Floyd’s death in custody has been seized by China and renewed discourse on “the end of the American era”. But Hong Kong’s defiant demonstration this week suggests Washington’s fall may not be Beijing’s gain. The scenes unfolding on US streets this week, with federal and local law enforcement officers viciously cracking down on anti-racism protesters, have been particularly distressing for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists. The nightly unrest on the streets of several US cities, fueled by heavy-handed security responses, has drawn condemnations from across the world, including the European Union and the UN’s...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/5/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/05/2020 9:57:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/5/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A positive sign for the US economy today with the unemployment rate dropping to 13.3 percent last month, an improvement from April's 14.7... The Mayor of Washngton DC, Democrat Muriel Bowser, renaming the plaza near the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" with the name "Black Lives Matter" spelled out in large yellow letters on the street there. Her move not looked upon positively by the "Black Lives Matter" organization which said her move was: "a performative distraction from real policy changes" and "a way to appease white liberals while ignoring our demands"...... Questions being asked about the federal law...
  • UK to offer path to citizenship for 3M Hong Kong residents if China imposes new security law

    06/05/2020 8:59:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/05/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is offering Hong Kong residents a pathway to citizenship in the United Kingdom should China proceed with implementing a national security law that would effectively control the city-state's government. China's proposed national security law prohibits sedition, secession, and subversion against Beijing in Hong Kong, and was approved last week by the Chinese parliament, which moved to impose it on the island city-state without the approval of the Hong Kong legislature, through a rarely-used legal backdoor. The law also empowers Chinese national security entities "to fulfill relevant duties to safeguard national security in accordance with the...
  • Chinese at the Gates

    06/05/2020 6:57:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jun 5, 2020 | Michael Ledeen
    Washington is awash with rumors of millions of Hong Kong residents moving to America. The Chinese are at our gates, eagerly rewriting the laws against civic disobedience within Hong Kong. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is supporting the people of Hong Kong who support democracy: U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on June 1 that the United States is worried that if Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam cancels the elections or postpones them “that there would be violence or something like that, which is just unfounded.” “The Hong Kongers have held successful elections for years and years, so we...
  • Tiananmen vigil, banned for the first time in 30 years

    06/04/2020 10:13:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    scmp ^ | 4 Jun, 2020 | Sum Lok-kei
    For the first time in 30 years, the Hong Kong police have banned the vigil… Police have said any large public assemblies would increase infection risks for the public. The alliance has branded the ban as politically motivated, while Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the group was free to appeal the force’s decision. Barrister Billy Li On-yin said people violating the public gathering ban could be fined HK$2,000 (US$258), and face arrest for taking part in an unlawful assembly.
  • On The Anniversary Of Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s Bashing Of The US Is Nothing But Hypocrisy

    06/04/2020 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 4, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    When it comes to human rights and race relations, Beijing has no moral authority to criticize and condemn the United States. The Chinese Communist Party has ramped up its criticism of human rights issues in the U.S., as protests and riots spread across America, sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. However, given Beijing’s own record of human rights violations and its inhumane treatment of Chinese minorities, especially on the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Beijing’s criticism is nothing but hypocrisy.No one can dispute Beijing’s delight in seeing scores of American cities go up in flames....
  • UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong

    06/02/2020 10:26:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2020 | Guy Faulconbridge
    “There is time for China to reconsider, there is a moment for China to step back from the brink and respect Hong Kong’s autonomy and respect China’s own international obligations,” British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament. “The sad reality is that if China continues down this track, it will be strangling what has long been the jewel in the economic crown,” Raab said, when asked about the future of the Hong Kong dollar peg. Raab said the security law was in breach of the “one country, two systems” principle enshrined in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, and also conflicted...
  • China-India border: Why tensions are rising between the neighbours

    06/01/2020 1:38:09 PM PDT · by jonatron · 16 replies
    The B.B.C. ^ | 5/30/2020 | By Anbarasan Ethirajan and Vikas Pandey
    The armies of the world's two most populous nations are locked in a tense face-off high in the Himalayas, which has the potential to escalate as they seek to further their strategic goals. Officials quoted by the Indian media say thousands of Chinese troops have forced their way into the Galwan valley in Ladakh, in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian leaders and military strategists have clearly been left stunned. The reports say that in early May, Chinese forces put up tents, dug trenches and moved heavy equipment several kilometres inside what had been regarded by India as its territory. The...
  • 2 American bombers spotted near Taiwan as US-China tensions rise - US warplanes fly close to Taiwan, Hong Kong

    06/01/2020 10:00:13 AM PDT · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 6/1/20 | Keoni Everington
    First B-1B bombers sighted near Taiwan since Trump announcement on Hong Kong TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two B-1B bombers and two support tankers were spotted flying from Guam and nearing northeast Taiwan on Sunday (May 31). On Sunday (May 31), Twitter user Golf9, who specializes in airband monitoring, radar spotting, and aircraft spotting, reported that two B-1B Lancers and two Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers had taken off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and flown into the East China Sea near the northeast corner of Taiwan. Taiwanese and Chinese authorities have yet to issue an official response to the patrol....
  • Hong Kong Police blocks annual Tiananmen vigil; Resident's rush to apply for UK passports

    06/01/2020 8:22:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/01/2020 | Zen Soo
    Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday by organizers for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom It would be the first time in 30 years that the vigil, which draws a huge crowd to an outdoor space, is not held in Hong Kong. The vigil commemorates China's deadly military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. The decision follows a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to bypass Hong Kong’s...
  • Another Potential Risk from China: The most likely detonator for major conflict with China is Taiwan

    06/01/2020 6:21:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/01/2020 | Richard Fernandez
    The most likely detonator for major conflict with China is Taiwan. Hong Kong cannot be viably contested. India can defend itself. Beijing would be foolish to rerun the Korean war. That leaves Taiwan. If Taiwan declares independence it might be enough to light the fuse because China has long declared that any such efforts would be met by force. The question arises: what if Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong precipitates a rush to Taiwanese independence? “Taiwan has moved to assure Hongkongers of “proactive rescue and possibly residency’ to help them through the precarious time facing their city.” This must rankle...
  • Trump is right to ditch 5 decades of failed US-China engagement policy

    05/31/2020 9:31:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/30/2020 | Gordon Chang
    In less than nine minutes, President Trump delivered remarks at the White House on Friday signaling his administration has ditched almost five decades of the American policy of engagement with China. It’s about time. China has been challenging the United States across the board, and Trump – with his comprehensive comments Friday – signaled the United States would defend itself across the board. Trump announced a series of actions, including: 1. Terminating America’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump said the WHO is biased in favor of China and has failed to approve reforms arising out of its dealing...
  • Chinese media use race clashes to criticise US over Hong Kong

    05/31/2020 2:57:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | March 31, 2020
    Beijing (AFP) -- Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the unrest with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. And as unrest erupted across the United States over racial inequality and police brutality after the death during arrest of an unarmed black man, Chinese government spokespeople and official media launched broadsides against American authorities. "US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once called the violent protests in Hong Kong 'a beautiful sight to behold.'... US politicians now can enjoy this sight from their own windows,"...
  • U.S. Warns That China's Expulsion of Navy Near Disputed Islands Is a 'Serious Threat' to Sea Travel

    05/30/2020 12:31:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he Chinese military has said it chased off a U.S. warship near a disputed set of islands in the South China Sea, but the Navy contended the vessel was acting within international law. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Southern Theater Command, said in a statement Thursday by official military outlets that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin "illegally intruded" into territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, known to China as the Xisha Islands, earlier that day. As a result, Li said Chinese sea and air units were dispatched to "warn off" and...
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • Welcome to Hong Kong, China's newest gulag

    05/30/2020 12:24:10 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was right to declare Wednesday that Hong Kong can no longer be regarded as autonomous from China. The United States must lead the world in rejecting what China is doing to this former British colony. What is happening in Hong Kong is a legal, political, and moral disgrace. With its move to impose a new national security law upon the city, Beijing is asserting decisive and unilateral authority over Hong Kong in violation of its international commitments. Xi Jinping is abandoning the 1984 Sino-British Joint declaration by which China vowed to respect Hong Kong's political...
  • Chinese state media says US demonstrations are ‘beautiful’ as it hits back at American support for Hong Kong protests

    05/30/2020 8:09:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/30/2020 | Mimi Lau
    Chinese state and social media have been filled with reports highlighting the nationwide demonstrations against police brutality in the US and attacking American politicians who supported the Hong Kong protests. State news agency Xinhua described the chaotic scenes as "Pelosi's beautiful landscape", a veiled reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments last year that the mass protests in Hong Kong were "a beautiful sight to behold". State broadcaster CCTV on Saturday referred to the protest cities as "warzones" and produced round-the-clock updates and analyses highlighting the racial divide in the US. The clashes in multiple cities were triggered by the...
  • By Forcing Control On Hong Kong, Beijing Killed The Golden Goose

    05/30/2020 8:00:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 30, 2020 | Helen Raleigh President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has directed his administration to “begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment.” His announcement came a day after China’s People’s Congress passed Beijing’s controversial new national security law related to Hong Kong. Trump’s announcement will profoundly affect the future of Hong Kong and the U.S.-China relationship.The president’s decision was based on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s certification to Congress Wednesday that “Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China,” a decision he said gave him no pleasure but that “sound policy-making requires a recognition...
  • Come on people. This is a place for discussion, not to get offended by my or anyone's question or response.

    05/29/2020 10:30:04 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 21 replies
    So I posted a question, "Are the protest (started in Minneapolis) now becoming riot is similar to Hong Kong Protest?". I asked that question, because I saw the protest in Minneapolis and I saw Hong Kong protest. I know that protest got started in Hong Kong, because of Mainland China is eroding Hong Kong's autonomy and democracy. Minneapolis protest started when George Floyd was killed by a policeman. As the protest escalate in both cases, police got involved, because violence has occurred. I understand in Hong Kong's case, Beijing Communist people and anyone supported the communist China tries to demoralize...
  • Are the protest (started in Minneapolis) now becoming riot is similar to Hong Kong Protest?

    05/29/2020 10:10:18 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 49 replies
    So as I watch the protest now turned to riot spreads across America (looting, burning buildings down, etc), I was questioning myself, "is this (Minneapolis protestors/rioters whatever you want to call it) is becoming like Hong Kong?". What are your thoughts about this?