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Oct 27 11:55

BREAKING: New audio of Hunter Biden talking about his partner “the f**king spy chief of China”

Hunter Biden – in an audio file labelled “Most Genius Shit Ever” – appears to be referencing Patrick Ho, who was a former Secretary for Home Affairs in Hong Kong, as a “spy chief of China” while lamenting how his business partner Ye Jianming of CEFC China Energy had disappeared.

Ho was also involved in the CEFC venture, as originally reported by the New York Post and suppressed by the media and Big Tech firms.

The audio breaks the mainstream media’s narrative that the hard drive is somehow “fake” or does not implicate Hunter or Joe Biden in criminal investigations and/or business deals with the Chinese Communist Party.

Oct 27 11:53

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Audio Confesses Partnership With China ‘Spy Chief’… Joe Biden Named As Criminal Case Witness

Hunter Biden – in an audio file labelled “Most Genius Shit Ever” – appears to be referencing Patrick Ho, who was a former Secretary for Home Affairs in Hong Kong, as a “spy chief of China” while lamenting how his business partner Ye Jianming of CEFC China Energy had disappeared.

Ho was also involved in the CEFC venture, as originally reported by the New York Post and suppressed by the media and Big Tech firms.

The audio breaks the mainstream media’s narrative that the hard drive is somehow “fake” or does not implicate Hunter or Joe Biden in criminal investigations and/or business deals with the Chinese Communist Party.

Oct 27 11:37

China Preparing For Biden Administration, Sanctions US Companies Over Taiwan Support

China will inflict sanctions on US companies including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for providing weapons to Taiwan, a foreign ministry representative announced Monday.

Raytheon also will be a target, continued the spokesman, Zhao Lijian. He provided no details of what punishments might be inflicted or when.

Oct 27 07:01

Putin’s long game strategy on nuclear missiles in Europe may well pay off because Cold War treaties completely ignored China

In announcing a new variation of his long-held proposal for a moratorium on intermediate-range nuclear forces in Europe, Russia’s president seeks to repeat history, turning an anticipated US/NATO “no” into an eventual “yes.”

In a bold new proposal, Russian President Vladimir Putin has expanded on his existing offer of a moratorium on the deployment of intermediate-range nuclear forces on European soil by suggesting that Russia and the US/NATO engage in so-called “verification measures” (a euphemism for on-site inspections) “regarding the Aegis Ashore systems equipped with Mk 41 launchers at US and NATO bases in Europe and the 9M729 missiles at Russian military facilities in the Kaliningrad Region.”

Oct 27 06:53

US Approves $2.4BN Coastal Defense Missile Sale To Taiwan Amid China Sanctions Retaliation

The State Department has made the official announcement late in the day Monday of US approval for up to 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems and related weapons equipment to be sold to Taiwan in a deal estimated at $2.37 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the intent to transfer, with the main contractor named as Boeing.

The Boeing-made Harpoon anti-ship missiles will serve as an early reaction coastal defense against enemy inbound cruise missiles as part of ongoing rapid modernization efforts to Taiwan's military as it's increasingly surrounded by threatening Chinese PLA exercises.

Oct 27 06:17

The World Is Changing: China Launches Campaign for Superpower Status

The outdated notion that China "just wants to do business" should be completely erased from our understanding of the rising global power’s political outlook.

Simply put, Beijing has long realized that, in order for it to sustain its economic growth unhindered, it has to develop the necessary tools to protect itself, its allies and their combined interests.

The need for a strong China is not a novel idea developed by the current Chinese President, Xi Jinping. It goes back many decades, spanning various nationalist movements and, ultimately, the Communist Party. What sets XI apart from the rest is that, thanks to the unprecedented global influence acquired by Beijing during his incumbency (2013-present), China is now left with no alternative but to match its "economic miracle" with a military one.

Oct 27 05:28

China's Top Leaders Meet To Set Policy Direction For The Next 5 Years

Today China's top leaders represented by the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee started the Fifth Plenum of its 19th Party Congress where they will chart the course for the economy’s development for the next 15 years and set the country’s long-term priorities, with are expected to focus on boosting technological self-sufficiency and domestic demand while Xi cements his influence over the party.

The Plenum will run until Thursday, and will conduct the country’s most important exercise in central-planning: drafting the next Five-Year Plan against the backdrop of a worsening global economy and US sanctions (it's unclear what if any role the recordings China intelligence has of Hunter Biden will play in this exercise). The plenum will also discuss a broad plan for the next 15 years, with goals that are likely to endure for at least the rest of 67-year-old President Xi Jinping’s rule, who as a reminder made himself ruler for life several years ago.

Oct 26 14:59

WW3 warning: India puts China on alert after threat to 'strike first' against Beijing

INDIA has sent a terrifying message to China, after releasing footage of a new anti-ship missile destroying a frigate, accompanied by a pledge to "strike first and strike hard".

Tensions between China and India have intensified after the Indian Navy released footage of a new military drill. In the video, an anti-ship missile obliterates a decomissioned frigate somewhere in the Arabian Sea. The video, posted on Twitter, was accompanied with a claim: "Strike First. Strike Hard."

Oct 26 06:30

As U.S. Tensions Soar With China, Taiwan Fears Cannon Fodder Risk

After 40 years of “strategic ambiguity” in its partnership with the United States, Taiwan has taken the unprecedented move of calling Washington for “clarity” on whether it would be defended in the event of armed conflict with China.

The Washington Post reported last week a senior Taiwanese representative to the U.S. as saying: “We need some degree of clarity.” The post headlined with the question: “Would the U.S. protect Taiwan from China?”

The growing nervousness on the island territory off China’s southern coast comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Those tensions have been fueled by the Trump administration’s sharp divergence from respecting Washington’s erstwhile One China policy.

Oct 26 06:19

US-China Confrontation: The Hijacking of the United Nations Security Council Continues

US Ambassador publishes article in New York Post, October 21, 2020 accusing China of precisely the tactics the US has been using at the UN since its inception.

China replies today:

“On 21 October the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations published an article, viciously attacking cooperation between China and the UN. The article disregards facts, and features lies, twisted logic, ideological bias and a cold war mentality. It is an embodiment of McCarthyism in the new era. We firmly reject it.”

The Security Council meeting on October 5th, 2020, during the Russian Presidency, is a dramatic demonstration of US and allied manipulations and falsifications, the very manipulations and falsifications they accuse China of.

Oct 26 06:06

Chinese Authorities Scramble To Suppress Biggest COVID-19 Outbreak In Months

Chinese authorities are scrambling to suppress yet another outbreak in far-flung Xinjiang after a 17-year-old garment factory worker tested positive.

Health authorities reported 137 new cases on Sunday, all of which were confirmed in Xinjiang Province, making this by far the largest new outbreak since the Spring. In keeping with Beijing's prescribed "wartime posture" approach, authorities last night launched a mass-testing campaign to try and test all 4.75 million residents in and around the city of Kashgar. A couple of weeks ago, authorities pulled off a similarly massive testing drive in Qingdao, a city in the eastern Shangdong Province.

Oct 26 05:56

In Asia, Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China

U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo is flying to India next week to strengthen strategic ties with a nation that is locked in a military standoff with China, in Washington’s latest effort to bolster allies against Beijing.

As part of an intensifying pushback against China’s growing economic and military power in the region, Pompeo will also travel to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, two Indian Ocean countries struggling with a mountain of Chinese debt incurred to finance big infrastructure projects.

Pompeo will conclude his trip, which comes in the final week before the U.S. presidential election, in Indonesia, which is also locked in territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 05:40

Maria Bartiromo Hosts Schweizer to Shed Light on Explosive Biden Partnership With Chinese Military

Oct 26 05:35

World War 3 fears SOAR as German spy chief warns China is close to ‘world domination’

CHINA has been tipped as close to "world domination" by the former head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, who also warned Europe they need to tackle Beijing's influence.

Gerhard Schindler, former head of the Federal Intelligence Service between 2011 and 2016, urged Germany to curb its “strategic dependence” on Beijing. He also urged the country to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G network, in the same vein as the UK and other Beijing-skeptic nations. It comes world leaders have ramped up sanctions and surveillance against China over human rights violations and military actions in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 05:23

Beijing Slaps Sanctions On Raytheon, Lockheed & Boeing In Retaliation For Taiwan Arms Sales

As President Trump and VP Mike Pence (recent COVID-19 infections be damned) fan out across the country for a last-minute pre-Election Day push to get out the vote, Beijing is adding to its long-promised retaliation for TikTok, Hong Kong, the Xinjiang sanctions, all President Trump's COVID-19-related China bashing and - most importantly - Taiwan.

After Beijing sanctioned Lockheed Martin over its involvement in "Torpedoes for Taiwan", the CCP is following up with more economic attacks on American defense contractors, guaranteeing that the Chinese response, and its attendant economic impact, will be elevated to an important talking point and - more importantly - another risk factor for already-uneasy markets, struggling to digest the political uncertainty combined with new record numbers of COVID-19 cases in the US and Europe.

Oct 26 05:21

'Renminbi Diplomacy': How China Bought The US Government?

In an explosive scoop, alternative news outlet Zero Hedge has laid bare how China’s state apparatchik clandestinely baited the family members of the Obama-era vice president and secretary of state into joint business ventures in order to surreptitiously influence the trade and economic policies of the US government favoring China’s geo-economic interests spanning the globe.

Here are a few relevant excerpts from the investigative report authored by Christopher Balding, Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen, China, and also a Bloomberg contributor:

“Hunter Biden partnered with the Chinese state. Entire investment partnership is Chinese state money from social security fund to China Development Bank. It is actually a subsidiary of the Bank of China. This is not remotely anything less than a Chinese state-funded play.

Oct 25 10:29

HAS ‘CHINAGATE SCANDAL’ RATTLED MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

Much like the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MeK) and dissident groups of Ahvazi Arabs that are being used by the CIA as proxies to mount subversive attacks inside Iran, there is a clandestine organization of Chinese dissidents based in the US that until now enjoyed the protection of the US deep state and was used as a trump card to stage psy-ops against the Chinese government.

Oct 25 06:13

China's Elite-Capture Strategy & The Bidens

In 2018 the well-connected Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin pointed out that China had been building networks of influence in the United States over many years, and that the U.S. government “is preparing for the possibility that the Chinese government will decide to weaponize” them to get what it wants. (Although Beijing is not known to use Russian-style “active measures” in the West, deploying them is only a matter of political calculation.)

One of the CCP’s most auda­cious penetration operations, Chinagate in 1996, saw a top intelligence operative meeting a naive President Clinton in the White House, along with donations to the Clinton campaign made through people with ties to the Chinese military.

Oct 24 08:24

Are The Chinese One Step Away From Putting Their Man In The White House While The FBI Worries About Iranian Spam Mail?

The smoking disaster that is our Intelligence Community (IC) was on full display Wednesday. The FBI gave a hastily arranged press conference to inform us of the danger of election interference by the Iranians and the Russians. The Iranians have already begun sending spoof emails to potential voters seeking to sow dissension. The Russians may soon follow suit. Americans need to on guard.

Really? That is a national crisis? We should be terrified of the Iranians and the Russians, but nobody has any concerns about the Chinese interference in our electoral process?

Oct 24 08:20

Code Name ‘Project Hanson’: Insider Documents Reveal How Hunter Biden Associates Helped Chinese Military Contractor Acquire Michigan Dual-Use Manufacturer

In September 2015, the Obama-Biden administration approved the sale of a strategically sensitive Michigan manufacturer, Henniges Automotive, to a firm connected to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and a Chinese military contractor that was on an American watch list because of its close ties to the People’s Liberation Army. Hunter Biden’s equity fund, backed by the Communist Chinese government, and the Chinese contractor, Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), needed special approval for the deal from the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CIFIUS) because Henniges produced technology with potential military use.

Oct 24 07:56

FLASHBACK - She’s Not Speaking For You – How Much Do The Pelosi’s Have Invested In China?

President Trump announced Tuesday that he was immediately suspending funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). The State Department was otherwise poised to hand over to the WHO $893 million over the next two years. The President’s move came in response to the actions of the WHO and particularly its Director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in defending China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Estimates are that 95% of the deaths worldwide from the ongoing pandemic could have been avoided had Chinese authorities not lied about the scope of the outbreak and had instead warned the world of the scope of the problem on their soil.

In making the announcement that funding would be withheld the President also noted that an investigation was being launched into the actions of the WHO stating that the WHO had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures” and that the WHO was “China-centric.”

Oct 24 07:40

A Russia-China military alliance would be a bulwark against America’s global imperialism. Is it time for Washington to panic?

Vladimir Putin says it’s ‘quite possible to imagine’ a full-blown defense pact between Moscow and Beijing in the near future. Such a deal would transform the geopolitical balance – and be a big headache for the US and NATO.

Just over 70 years ago, Stalin and Mao haggled in Moscow to create the short-lived Sino-Soviet treaty. With China’s Communist Revolution still fresh, Beijing turned to the Soviet Union for economic and military support in securing its new state. Ideologically on the same page, the two powers had a common enemy: the United States and its allies.

By securing a friendship with China, Stalin ultimately hoped to tilt the balance of the Cold War away from Europe and into Asia, giving him a strategic advantage over NATO.

Oct 24 07:39

China may be ramping up de-dollarization by dumping US Treasuries, experts say

Beijing may be speeding up the diversification of its foreign exchange reserves away from US dollar assets in response to Washington’s potential sanctions, the South China Morning Post reported, citing analysts.

Data from the US Department of Treasury shows China cut its holdings of US government debt for three consecutive months to $1.07 trillion in late August, the lowest level since March 2017.

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), China’s foreign exchange regulator, said in its most recent annual report that US dollar assets accounted for 58 percent of the nation’s reserves in 2015, unchanged from a year earlier. This means US dollar assets account for about $1.8 trillion of China’s total reserves of around $3.14 trillion.

Oct 24 07:12

Xi Says War Must Be Fought To Deter Invaders, "Violence Met With Violence" Necessary

Chinese state media is widely circulating a new bellicose statement from President Xi Jinping made on a key Korean War anniversary for Beijing. The quote is going viral following the US presidential debate between Trump and Biden where both were asked how they would "stand up" to the China threat.

Xi is reported to have said "war must be fought to deter invasion, and violence must be met by violence" in what's possibly his most openly jingoistic statement targeting the US to date, though without specifically referencing the United States or any external enemy in particular. But given China fought against the US side in the Korean War, the implications are clear.

Oct 24 07:10

US Sending Coast Guard Cutters to the Western Pacific to Counter China

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said on Friday that the US is deploying Coast Guard ships to the western Pacific to counter China. O’Brien accused China of harassing vessels in the region, threatening sovereignty, and illegally fishing.

O’Brien said the Coast Guard “is strategically homeporting significantly enhanced Fast Response Cutters … in the western Pacific.” The cutters will conduct “maritime security missions” with US partners in the region who have limited offshore capabilities.

O’Brien said the Coast Guard plans to evaluate the possibility of basing cutters in American Samoa. “If the survey is favorable, the United States could further expand its presence in the South Pacific,” he said.

Oct 24 06:53

Bidens sought to pitch Dem access, influence to investors tied to Chinese military, emails show

Records released by a former Biden family business partner reveal that Joe Biden's brother and son proposed connecting a Chinese billionaire affiliated with Beijing's military and intelligence services with top elected Democrats to advance Chinese investments in critical U.S. infrastructure. In doing so, say China experts, the former vice president and his family endangered U.S. national security.

On Thursday, Tony Bobulinski provided the FBI with records of his business correspondence with James and Hunter Biden, the brother and son of the former vice president. Bobulinski was CEO of SinoHawk, which he describes as a joint venture partnership between the Biden family and Chinese firms connected to the government. The documents, acquired by Just The News, appear to show the Bidens' efforts to use the family's name to sell influence to Chinese individuals tied to China's military and spy services.

Oct 24 06:44

FLASHBACK - Nancy Pelosi: Chinese Asset?

The story begins,

Chinese officials are pushing back on the expression “Wuhan coronavirus” — saying the name used frequently by American conservative leaders and commentators to describe the place COVID-19 originated unfairly stigmatizes the Asian nation and borders on being racist.

The coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December. At that time, many media around the world began referring to it as the “Wuhan virus.” But last month, after some pressure, the World Health Organization renamed the illness COVID-19 in an effort to destigmatize a specific location or group of people.

And like clockwork, here come House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and socialist Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez.

Oct 24 06:31

FLASHBACK - As Communist China Rises, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s Communists Ties Re-Surface

Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community has concluded that China is “intentionally” hiding the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities — a fact that should surprise no one, and is yet another way Beijing has made the pandemic a bigger problem for the rest of the world.

China reacted slowly but then effectively to the spread of the virus. It brought it under control, and the flu didn’t become the Chernobyl moment for China many foreign pundits predicted.

But the bigger picture is that we should expect the spread of Communism after this crisis.

Oct 23 11:12

Emails show that Biden group knew they were working with Chinese intelligence

The Biden family business group that partnered with a Communist Chinese company knew that it was working with Chinese intelligence. The Chinese partner was also closely tied to the Chinese regime and the People’s Liberation Army.

Tucked in a Wall Street Journal feature that went online less than 90 minutes before last night’s Trump-Biden presidential debate, the revelation came in a set of emails and texts that former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski provided to editorial writer Kim Strassel.

In a 2017 exchange, Biden business associate James Gilliar reminded Bobulinsky that their Chinese counterparts “are intelligence so they understand the value added” by the Biden name.

The relationship was between Sinohawk Holdings, which the Wall Street Journal described as “a venture between the Bidens and CEFC China Energy, a Shanghai-based conglomerate” between 2015, when Joe Biden was vice president, and 2017.

Oct 23 09:19

Blockbuster Report Reveals How Biden Family Was Compromised By China

In a day when half the US population remained transfixed by the ongoing revelations about the contents of Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell" and the other half was doing everything in its power to ignore the news which the socials have conveniently been desperate to censor, a far less noticed but perhaps just as important investigative report authored by the unknown Typhoon Investigations, was released by Christopher Balding, Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen, China and also Bloomberg contributor (which is odd considering the clear anti-Trump bias of the Bloomberg media empire) exposing Biden activities in China which "the press has simply refused to cover", and which reveals "how Biden was compromised by the Communist Party of China."

Oct 23 07:02

Iran To Import North Korean Missiles In 25-Year Military Deal With China

Following the end on the 18th of October of the 13-year United Nations’ embargo on Iran buying or selling weapons, the roll-out of the military component of the 25-year deal between China and Iran will begin in November, as exclusively revealed by Oil Price.com.

Oct 23 06:37

Germany and China are future SUPERPOWERS and Britain’s role has ‘changed’ claims Putin

GERMANY and China are future superpowers according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The autocratic leader made the claim whilst addressing the Valdair Discussion Club, a Russian think tank, via video link. He commented: “In terms of its economic weight and political influence, China is actively moving towards the status of a superpower.

Oct 23 06:36

Boris Johnson shares huge China update as up to THREE MILLION Hong Kongers head to UK

After China introduced a controversial security law restricting Hong Kong’s freedoms in June, the Prime Minister’s Government offered nearly 3 million people in the territory with British National Overseas status citizenship. An assessment from the Home Office has now calculated that the UK economy would see a “net positive impact” up to nearly £3 billion over five years from tax revenue from the migrating population.

Oct 23 06:28

Huawei "Outhustles Trump" By Successfully Stockpiling Enough Chips For 5G Rollout

As fully expected and predicted it's now confirmed that that Huawei has successfully thwarted Trump's sanctions by stockpiling chips to ensure their global 5G rollout runs smoothly with no expected major hitches. Bloomberg writes Thursday that it has effectively "outhustled Trump":

Huawei Technologies Co. quietly spent months racing to stockpile critical radio chips ahead of Trump administration sanctions, ensuring it can keep supplying Chinese carriers in their $170 billion rollout of 5G technology through at least 2021.

Oct 23 06:27

"A Sense Of Euphoria": China's Auto Sales Have Officially Completed Their V-Shaped Recovery

Less than a year after the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak began in China, eventually causing a global economic disaster, China is happy to report its automotive sales are back to normal.

How normal? Journalist Yang Jin recently wrote for Automotive News that when you step into a Chinese car dealership, "you can't help feeling a sense of euphoria".

The article pointed out that at dealerships on Wuzhong Road in southwest Shanghai, employees were wearing masks and there were no customers back in February. Now, salesmen could be seen smoking and laughing outside on break, without masks.

Oct 23 06:24

Taiwan’s New US Weapons Can Reach Mainland China

The State Department approved an arms sale to Taiwan on Wednesday that includes weapons capable of striking mainland China’s coastal areas. It is the first time since Washington cut off diplomatic ties with Taipei in 1979 that the US is providing the island with meaningful offensive weapons systems.

The $1.8 billion package includes 135 AGM-84H cruise missiles with a striking range of more than 168 miles (270km), and 11 truck-based rocket launchers along with 64 missiles that can reach up to 186 miles (300km). The sale also includes sensor pods for Taiwan’s fighter jets.

Mei Fu-hsing, director of the Taiwan Security Analysis Center, a New York-based think tank, told The South China Morning Post that the offensive nature of the weapons is a “breakthrough” for Taiwan.

Oct 23 06:20

Putin: Russia-China military alliance can’t be ruled out

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday there is no need for a Russia-China military alliance now, but noted it could be forged in the future.

Putin’s statement signaled deepening ties between Moscow and Beijing amid growing tensions in their relations with the United States. The Russian leader also made a strong call for extending the last remaining arms control pact between Moscow and Washington.

Asked during a video conference with international foreign policy experts Thursday whether a military union between Moscow and Beijing was possible, Putin replied that “we don’t need it, but, theoretically, it’s quite possible to imagine it.”

Russia and China have hailed their “strategic partnership,” but so far rejected any talk about the possibility of their forming a military alliance.

Oct 23 06:18

Taiwanese Official Lays Out China’s Plan to ‘Terminate Taiwan as It Is’

Gen. Vincent Wen-fan Chen, deputy director of Taiwan’s National Security Bureau, warned in the current issue of the Indo-Pacific Defense Forum magazine that Communist China is moving forward on a long-established plan to solve its Taiwanese “problem” by “terminating Taiwan as it is.”

Chen said Taiwan is standing on the front lines against Chinese influence operations across the Pacific region.

Building on remarks he made in an October 2019 speech, Chen said Taiwan occupies a “unique” position similar to Ukraine and the Baltic states hovering on the edge of Russia’s sphere of influence, but Taiwan is geographically alone in facing “the most powerful party-state in history” in a struggle between “liberal democracy and totalitarian dictatorship.”

“From the perspective of cognitive warfighting, defined as the capacity to weaponize knowledge, Taiwan has a unique vulnerability because Mandarin Chinese is the common language for both China and Taiwan,” he noted.

Oct 23 05:49

Marines are practicing island-hopping ahead of a future war with China

Marines in Japan got a look at what the Corps' future missions could look like during a recent island-hopping naval exercise in the East China Sea.

After a small team of reconnaissance Marines landed on an island during the first-of-its-kind Exercise Noble Fury, a larger force swooped in on MV-22 Ospreys and AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. The grunts "quickly seized control of the island, establishing defensive positions," according to a news release on the exercise.

The Marines then coordinated with Seventh Fleet sailors, who had identified a target they couldn't engage. After passing info along to the Marines ashore, an Air Force MC-130J Super Hercules landed on an expeditionary airfield in the middle of the night with a high-mobility artillery rocket system, or HIMARS.

Oct 23 00:45

Hunter Biden's Fmr Biz Partner Tony Bobulinski Flips: 'Joe Biden Is Lying,' He Knew Of Our Dealings With China

"Hunter Biden's ex-business associate Tony Bobulinski accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of lying about his involvement in his family’s overseas dealings in a stunning appearance just 90 minutes before Thursday evening's presidential debate," The New York Post reports.

Oct 22 21:12

China Threatens Retaliation on United States

Oct 22 06:09

China “Pwns” Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America

The People’s Republic of China isn’t exactly a favorite of the American public. Since the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak of early 2020, Americans are questioning whether or not all of that cheap plastic junk from Wal-Mart doesn’t come with a hidden cost.

It’s not just about the virus: There is also the spectre of deindustrialization, which has been a social disaster for the United States, particularly the rust belt. What’s more, Tucker Carlson and others reported during the early days of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak that the United States was dependent on China for basic medical supplies, such as penicillin.

Carlson’s comments are incredibly important, especially when we begin drilling down further into just how reliant the United States is on China: 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of all active ingredients in American pharmaceuticals come from China. In 2017 alone, the United States imported a whopping $4.6 billion in foodstuffs from the People’s Republic of China.

Oct 22 06:04

Pentagon Chief Unveils New Plan to Counter China and Russia

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced a new initiative on Tuesday to counter China and Russia, another sign of the Pentagon’s shift away from counter-terrorism towards so-called “great power competition.”

The initiative, called the Guidance for Development for Alliances and Partnerships, aims to strengthen and expand US alliances with “like-minded democracies.”

While unveiling the initiative in a speech at the Atlantic Council, Esper stressed the importance of alliances to counter Russia and China. “America’s network of allies and partners provides us an asymmetric advantage our adversaries cannot match,” he said. “China and Russia probably have fewer than 10 allies combined.”

Esper said the US needs to build stronger ties with “like-minded democracies such as India and Indonesia.”

Oct 22 05:55

Danger in the South China Sea

Over the past two years, the United States has dramatically increased the number of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers sent into the South China Sea as freedom-of-navigation show-of- force missions to remind the Chinese government that the U.S. considers the Western Pacific and the South China Sea as a part of the oceans of America and its allies.

Additionally, in 2020, the Trump administration ratcheted up tensions with China by sending to Taiwan the highest-ranking U.S. officials in over 40 years. The Chinese government has responded with the largest naval exercises in its history and sending flights of 18 aircraft to the edge of Taiwan’s air defense zone.

Oct 22 05:31

Beijing Readying "Retaliation List" After US Names 6 More Chinese Outlets As Foreign Missions

On Wednesday the US State Department designated six more Chinese media outlets as "agents of China's government," forcing them to have to register officially as foreign missions if they want to keep operating on US soil under the Foreign Missions Act. This brings the total number of Chinese media outlets considered "foreign missions" or essentially agents of a foreign power to 15.

“We simply want to ensure that American people, consumers of information, can differentiate between news written by a free press and propaganda distributed by the Chinese Communist Party itself,” Pompeo said. “Not the same thing,” he bluntly concluded.

Predictably, an angry reaction was swift out of well-known Chinese state media pundits, foremost among them Global Times editor Hu Xijin, who denounced that "The US has gone too far."

Oct 22 05:22

Beijing Calls on US to Cancel Arms Sale to Taiwan

In response to the latest round of US arms sales to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called on the United States to cancel the proposed deal on Thursday.

"We call on the US side to recognize the serious harm caused by the arms sale to Taiwan and adhere to the ‘One China’ policy and the China-US three joint communique, halt military communications with Taiwan and cancel related plans on arms sale to Taiwan," Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, said during a regular press briefing.

Zhao’s comments came in response to the US State Department's decision to approve the proposed sale of three weapons systems to Taiwan, valued at $1.8 billion, on Wednesday.

Oct 22 05:21

New American military base in Pacific would show how US-China cold war is heating up fast

The tiny state of Palau has invited the US to build a military base on its territory. It’s a sign of how the Pacific is becoming strategically vital as countries choose to align with either Washington or Beijing.

Few people in the west are likely to have heard of a nation called Palau, an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean. Located close to Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, it boasts a population of only 17,000 people, less than the average small town.

Do not let its size obscure its significance, though. For all these islands may seem irrelevant in the world of contemporary politics, they are in fact situated right at the heart of one of the world’s emerging geopolitical struggles, the cold war between the United States and China.

Oct 22 05:08

China "Steps Up War Preparations" With Hypersonic Missile Deployment Across From Taiwan

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has reportedly deployed hypersonic missiles across from Taiwan, Hong Kong media reported on Sunday, sparking concern about war preparations.

The South China Morning Post, citing anonymous military observers and sources, said missile bases along Southeast China were "upgraded" with Dongfeng-17 (DF-17) hypersonic missiles.

"The DF-17 hypersonic missile will gradually replace the old DF-11s and DF-15s that were deployed in the southeast region for decades," the source said. "The new missile has a longer range and can hit targets more accurately."

Hypersonic missiles give China significant leverage over Taiwan's anti-ballistic missile shield due to the glide vehicle's unpredictable ballistic trajectory - suggesting Taipei is powerless against a DF-17 attack.

Oct 21 12:02

Senate Report: Hunter Biden’s Chinese Payments Raise Criminal Concerns, Extend To James Biden

Senate investigators released an earth-shattering report Wednesday outlining a long list of the Biden family’s conflicts of interest conducting shady overseas business activity with foreign adversaries while serving at the upper echelons of government, raising significant national security concerns with potentially criminal conduct and threats of extortion.

According to the joint report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with the Senate Treasury Committee, Hunter Biden, along with business partner Devon Archer, “engaged in numerous financial transactions with Chinese nationals who had deep connections to the Communist Chinese government.”

Oct 21 09:48

US failed to turn the Philippines against China despite maritime demarcation issues

Cooperation between China and the Philippines could easily be hindered by U.S. interference in territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Washington wants to exploit Chinese-Filipino contentions in their demarcation claims over the South China Sea in an attempt to pressurize and contain China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia. However, despite Washington’s desire to steer the Philippines away from China, the two countries are currently negotiating joint oil and gas exploitation in the South China Sea and the Philippines’ energy urgency could be a powerful driver for the two sides to finally reach an agreement.

Oct 21 06:42

The Communist Party of China: Putting the People First

Among other items “proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,” the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “… human beings shall enjoy freedom … from want.”

The UDHR preamble goes on to state that “fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person … have [been] determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.”

Article 25(1) outlines what each human should rightfully be availed of:

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Accordingly, anyone lacking the rights listed in article 25(1) would be construed in some level of poverty.

Oct 21 06:37

Meet your (Chinese) Facebook censors

China is one of the most censorious societies on earth. So what better place for ­Facebook to recruit social-media censors?

There are at least half a dozen “Chinese nationals who are working on censorship,” a former Facebook insider told me last week. “So at some point, they [Facebook bosses] thought, ‘Hey, we’re going to get them H-1B visas so they can do this work.’ ”

The insider shared an internal directory of the team that does much of this work. It’s called Hate-Speech Engineering (George Orwell, call your office), and most of its members are based at Facebook’s offices in Seattle. Many have Ph.D.s, and their work is extremely complex, involving machine learning — teaching “computers how to learn and act without being explicitly programmed,” as the techy Web site DeepAI.org puts it.

Oct 21 06:27

Food Shortages Hit China: There Is "Not...Enough Fresh Food To Go Around"

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing articles regarding a coming food shortage. I’ve been pointing out that the food shortage is going to hit the United States hard but that it is also going to hit the rest of the world.

A worldwide fit of hysteria over COVID, resulting in the shutdown of the world’s economy, interruption of the supply chain, and the destruction of food products, as well as international trade wars and natural disasters, are going to collide with one another and make this winter one of the toughest on record.

Oct 21 06:25

Republicans Introduce Bill That Names China as Top Threat

On Tuesday, GOP lawmakers introduced a bill to the House that declares China the top economic and national security threat to the US. The legislation, dubbed the China Task Force Act, was authored by House minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and co-sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX).

The bill would enact 137 legislative recommendations made by the China Task Force in a report released last month. The China Task Force is made up of 15 GOP legislators. It was set up in May 2020 to assess the threat of Beijing and find legislative solutions to combat the risks that the hawkish lawmakers think China poses.

The act says China’s Communist Party has “risen to become the United States’ prevailing economic and national security threat of this generation.” The bill makes it clear that the Republican lawmakers believe the US is engaged in a new Cold War with China.

Oct 21 06:17

China Is a Challenge, But an Asian NATO Is Not the Answer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to undermine President Donald Trump’s "America First" agenda by promoting ever-expanding military commitments around the globe. Pompeo’s latest interventionist fling occurred last week when he attended the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, in Tokyo.

Also present were representatives of Australia, India, and Japan. This international meet-up was unashamedly directed against China. Pompeo urged participants to protect their people from Beijing’s "exploitation, corruption and coercion." He and Australia’s foreign minister reportedly discussed "China’s malign activity in the region."

Oct 21 06:06

US tries to squeeze Huawei out of Brazil’s 5G network development

Brazil has become the latest battleground in the US tech war against Beijing, with the Trump administration offering the South American country lucrative financing to shift away from China’s Huawei when developing its 5G networks.

On Tuesday, an American delegation led by National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien signed a new agreement with Brazil during a four-day visit to the country. The deal, sponsored by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), is aimed at strengthening economic cooperation between the two sides and promoting US exports in various sectors, especially in the telecommunications area and 5G, according to O’Brien.

“Under the agreement, EXIM and Brazil agree to explore and identify potential opportunities for EXIM financing in a total aggregate amount of up to $1 billion,” EXIM said in a statement.

Oct 20 13:27

China Ambassador: Is White Birth Rate Collapse The Result of 'The Genocide Policy Pursued By Their Leaders?'

China's Ambassador to Grenada, Dr Zhao Yongchen, on Tuesday pushed back against claims his country is "committing genocide" against the exploding Uyghur population by accusing US and European leaders of pursuing a "genocide policy" against their own populations.

Oct 20 09:42

China “Pwns” Us: How the Chinese Are Buying Up America

The People’s Republic of China isn’t exactly a favorite of the American public. Since the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak of early 2020, Americans are questioning whether or not all of that cheap plastic junk from Wal-Mart doesn’t come with a hidden cost.

It’s not just about the virus: There is also the spectre of deindustrialization, which has been a social disaster for the United States, particularly the rust belt. What’s more, Tucker Carlson and others reported during the early days of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak that the United States was dependent on China for basic medical supplies, such as penicillin.

Carlson’s comments are incredibly important, especially when we begin drilling down further into just how reliant the United States is on China: 97 percent of all antibiotics and 80 percent of all active ingredients in American pharmaceuticals come from China. In 2017 alone, the United States imported a whopping $4.6 billion in foodstuffs from the People’s Republic of China.

Oct 20 07:14

‘A New Normal’: Experts Assuage Fears Chinese Redeployments Signal Plan to Attack Taiwan Soon

After a slew of redeployments of Chinese hardware to the southern Guangdong Province were reported in the media, fears grew that Beijing might be preparing an attack on Taiwan. However, experts have noted the situation seems to suggest an increase in tensions to “a new normal,” but not a coming attack.

On the morning of October 18, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) published an alarmist report about China “beefing” up its forces in Guangdong, especially with a rumored deployment of DF-17 hypersonic missiles to the region.

Andrei Chang, editor-in-chief of the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review, told the SCMP the steady expansion of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) missile bases near Taiwan showed the PLA was “stepping up preparations for a war targeting Taiwan.”

Oct 20 07:13

Is China really about to invade Taiwan?

China’s increased military posturing near the island of Taiwan has led some observers to worry an invasion might be in the offing. But is it worth it for either Beijing or Taiwan’s backers, the US, to ruin the tense status quo?
As US-China tensions surged in recent months, one of the biggest flashpoints in the standoff has been the Taiwan Strait, which Washington has sought to weaponize in its attempts to contain Beijing. As the United States has sailed war ships through the strait, Beijing has equally increased naval and air exercises around it, prompting fears that conflict could break out. China claims sovereignty over the self-ruled island, which remains a continuation of the “Republic of China” state which was defeated in the mainland in the civil war in 1949.

Oct 20 06:14

China sanctioned over Iran arms sales

Oct 20 06:08

Indian Army Captures Chinese Soldier Who 'Strayed' Across Ladakh Border

A Chinese PLA soldier has been apprehended by the Indian Army in the western Himalayan border region of Ladakh on Monday, where both sides have been locked in a fierce border dispute which over the summer broke into hand-to-hand clashes that left at least 20 Indian troops killed.

While the Chinese side has kept quiet about it, Indian military officials say the lone Chinese soldier appears to have strayed across the contested border line where thousands on each side have been based amid a military build-up. Indian media is so far widely reporting the soldier is expected to be returned based on official statements.

Oct 19 14:29

Elite Pedophile, Guilty of Raping 25 Kids, Executed in China

An elite pedophile has been executed after being found guilty of raping 25 underage girls — including 14 under 14-years-old — according to a court in China.

Zhao Zhiyong, a wealthy businessman and politician, was found guilty of sexually assaulting his young victims on 32 occasions in the space of one and a half years.

The elite pedophile was sentenced to death last October before being executed yesterday, according to the Kaifeng Intermediate People’s Court in central China’s Henan Province.

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Oct 19 12:39

China unveils ambitious moon mission plans for 2024 and beyond

China has a mission operating on the far side of the moon and is preparing to launch another this year to collect lunar samples. And the country plans to add to its impressive lunar resume, with a new set of missions to explore the moon's south pole.

Chang'e 6, a backup mission for this year's sample-return launch, is scheduled to head to the moon in 2023 or 2024; Chang'e 7 is planned to launch around 2024 with the dual aims of landing on the south pole of the moon and closely studying the region from orbit. An eighth mission is also in the works for later this decade.

Oct 19 12:25

China And Russia To Join Forces In Space, Set Up A New Satellite Internet Network

China and Russia have started the realization of a joint space program aiming to set up a network of low-orbit satellites for the purpose of making high-speed Internet available to as many users as possible, Maksim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, said in a statement.

Oct 19 08:15

Undiplomatic Relations: China Now Threatening US, Canadian Consular Staffs & Tourists

China has threatened the US it will catch Americans hostage if the Department of Justice does not release Chinese research scientists accused of lying about working for the People's Liberation Army, according to sources.

People familiar with the matter told Chinese government officials have threatened American counterparts regularly and through multiple ways including through the US Embassy in Beijing that the nation will take drastic action if their demands are not answered.

Oct 19 07:09

US-China tech war: Beijing counters restrictions with new law to curb sensitive exports

China’s national legislature passed a new law controlling the export of sensitive goods, services and technologies on Saturday in the latest move to counter escalating restrictions on Chinese technology companies by the United States.

The new law will make it more difficult for US and Chinese tech companies to do business in each other’s countries, in particular making it more difficult for Chinese firms to operate globally, analysts said.

The official Xinhua new service published a report on the new law late Saturday night, saying it will come into effect on December 1.

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Oct 19 06:56

Chinese military beefs up coastal forces as it prepares for possible invasion of Taiwan

Beijing is stepping up the militarisation of its southeast coast as it prepares for a possible invasion of Taiwan, military observers and sources have said.

The People’s Liberation Army has been upgrading its missile bases, and one Beijing-based military source said it has deployed its most advanced hypersonic missile the DF-17 to the area.

“The DF-17 hypersonic missile will gradually replace the old DF-11s and DF-15s that were deployed in the southeast region for decades,” the source, who requested anonymity, because of the sensitivity of the topic. “The new missile has a longer range and is able to hit targets more accurately.”

Oct 19 06:22

"Americans Must Wake Up To The Ugly Reality" - China Is Now The World's Largest Economy

China has now displaced the U.S. to become the largest economy in the world. Measured by the more refined yardstick that both the IMF and CIA now judge to be the single best metric for comparing national economies, the IMF Report shows that China’s economy is one-sixth larger than America’s ($24.2 trillion versus the U.S.’s $20.8 trillion). Why can't we admit reality? What does this mean?

This week, the IMF presented its 2020 World Economic Outlook providing an overview of the global economy and the challenges ahead. The most inconvenient fact in the Report is one Americans don’t want to hear—and even when they read it, refuse to accept: China has now displaced the U.S. to become the largest economy in the world. Measured by the more refined yardstick that both the IMF and CIA now judge to be the single best metric for comparing national economies, the IMF Report shows that China’s economy is one-sixth larger than America’s ($24.2 trillion versus the U.S.’s $20.8 trillion).

Oct 19 05:57

ARTEMIS ACCORDS AND CHINA CONTAINMENT

There can be no doubt that that China is a "space player." In a very short time, that nation has successfully landed probes on the Moon, including the very difficult task of landing a probe on the "far" side of the Moon, a task requiring the insertion of a relay communications satellite in lunar orbit. All this followed the successful landing of the "Jade Rabbit" probe on the "close" side a few years ago, which probe proceeded to take some very interesting pictures, and then not talking much about them. China is not, of course, the only nation recently to have sent probes to the Moon, take pictures, and then not talk about them.

Oct 19 05:51

Thousands infected with brucellosis after leak at biopharmaceutical factory in China

Oct 18 07:57

China’s Oil Imports Are Falling

Oct 18 07:47

RIDING THE DRAGON: The Bidens' Chinese Secrets (Full Documentary)

Oct 18 07:39

China Arming Venezuelan Navy With Anti-Ship Missiles

Venezuela’s propaganda videos are showing off warships armed with new Chinese-made anti-ship missiles. The C-802A missile, supplied by Beijing to the Venezuelan Navy, is designed to take out surface ships at ranges of over 100 nautical miles. The sea-skimming missile is generally analogous to the Harpoon. This arms deal should greatly increase the reach and potency of President Nicolás Maduro’s navy.

The acquisition was revealed on Sept. 25 by the Venezuelan Navy (formally known as the Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela). Footage of one test firing is now being used in propaganda videos posted online, including by Maduro’s official Twitter account (in Spanish).

The video footage is not actually of a Venezuelan Navy ship. It is taken from a Royal Thai Navy test launch of the C-802A missile. That launch, from the Thai Navy’s frigate HTMS Kraburi, can be viewed on YouTube.

Oct 18 07:15

As Communist China Rises, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s Communists Ties Re-Surface

Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community has concluded that China is “intentionally” hiding the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities — a fact that should surprise no one, and is yet another way Beijing has made the pandemic a bigger problem for the rest of the world.

China reacted slowly but then effectively to the spread of the virus. It brought it under control, and the flu didn’t become the Chernobyl moment for China many foreign pundits predicted.

But the bigger picture is that we should expect the spread of Communism after this crisis.

Oct 18 06:53

Beijing Views US Consulates As "Hostile Forces", Orders Monitoring Of Diplomats: Leaked Documents

Chinese authorities see U.S. consulates as “hostile forces” that conduct “infiltration and sabotage” activities on Chinese soil and have ordered officials to monitor key U.S. diplomats, according to a leaked document obtained by The Epoch Times.

In a four-page “work plan” dated April 2018, the Leizhou Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau described the “U.S. and other Western consulates in China” as key targets that could threaten the region’s political and social stability.

At a time when bilateral relations hit a historical low, the document from Leizhou city of China’s southeastern Guangdong Province offers a rare glimpse into how the Chinese regime deals with American diplomats.

Oct 18 06:39

China rejects report Uighur children being separated from parents

China on Friday dismissed as a “farce” a news report saying it is separating ethnic Uighur children from their parents as part of social engineering policies in the western region of Xinjiang.

At a news briefing, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also rejected the Economist magazine’s characterisation of China’s policies in Xinjiang, where most of China’s Muslim Uighur population lives, as a crime against humanity.

Oct 18 06:15

China Warns U.S. It May Detain Americans in Response to Prosecutions of Chinese Scholars

Chinese government officials are warning their American counterparts they may detain U.S. nationals in China in response to the Justice Department’s prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Chinese officials have issued the warnings to U.S. government representatives repeatedly and through multiple channels, the people said, including through the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

The Chinese message, the people said, has been blunt: The U.S. should drop prosecutions of the Chinese scholars in American courts, or Americans in China might find themselves in violation of Chinese law.

Oct 17 07:43

Hunter Biden emails 'identify Joe Biden as ''the Big Guy'' who would receive 10% share in deal with Chinese energy firm', report says

Joe Biden is the person referred to as the 'the big guy' who would receive 10 percent equity in a deal with a Chinese energy firm, as referenced in an email chain including his son Hunter, a report says.

According to Fox News, the May 13, 2017, email sent to Hunter by James Gilliar, from consulting firm J2cR, has been authenticated by others included on the chain.

The network also claimed that sources have confirmed Joe Biden was 'the big guy' listed among the six people who would receive the payments.

Oct 17 07:40

China Threatens ‘Health and Safety’ of Canadians if Justin Trudeau Helps Hong Kong Refugees

China’s Ambassador to Canada, Cong Peiwu, warned the country on Thursday that, if Ottawa cares about the “health and safety” of Canadians, it will not extend a hand to help Hong Kong refugees fleeing a wave of communist repression.

Leftist Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had warned China in remarks this week that Canada would not accept “coercive diplomacy” and that Ottawa would publicly condemn China for human rights abuses both in Hong Kong and in Xinjiang, a western province where evidence suggests the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has placed as many as 3 million people in concentration camps.

Oct 17 07:40

Exclusive — ‘This is China, Inc.’: Emails Reveal Hunter Biden’s Associates Helped Communist-Aligned Chinese Elites Secure White House Meetings

Newly obtained emails from a Hunter Biden business partner lay out in detail how the Vice President’s son and his colleagues used their access to the Obama-Biden administration to arrange private meetings for potential foreign clients and investors at the highest levels in the White House. These never-before-revealed emails outline how a delegation of Chinese investors and Communist Party officials managed to secure a private, off-the-books meeting with then-Vice President Joe Biden.

In a 2011 email, Hunter Biden’s business associates also discussed developing relations with what one called “China Inc.” as part of a “new push on soft diplomacy for the Chinese.” These emails are completely unconnected to the Hunter Biden emails being released by the New York Post.

Oct 17 07:14

Esper Calls for More Military Spending to Face China and Russia

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is calling for an increase in military spending to counter China and Russia. In two separate speeches on Thursday, Esper said China and Russia had become “near-peer rivals” of the US, and an adequate budget increase must be made to reflect that.

“I would like to see three to five percent annual real growth for the Defense Department to stay ahead of the challenges we face, especially from China,” Esper said. “The department’s vision for readiness is one in which our people are focused on great power competition from day one.”

Esper’s comments reflect the US military’s shift in focus from terrorism to so-called “great power competition,” as outlined in the 2018 National Defense Strategy. Since he was appointed Secretary of Defense in 2019, Esper has identified China as the Pentagon’s “number one priority.”

Oct 17 06:32

Taiwan Must Prepare To Deter Chinese Amphibious Landing: National Security Advisor O'Brien

Days after China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted large-scale joint amphibious landing drills on the Chinese coast, President Trump's national security advisor has issued provocative statements Friday while speaking at an Aspen Institute event.

Robert C. O'Brien, currently Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, urged Taiwan to pursue strategies for deterring a Chinese amphibious landing.

"Taiwan needs to start looking at some asymmetric and anti-access area denial strategies" ultimately to deter a land invasion when the time comes, O'Brien stated.

Oct 16 11:34

Image Shows Chinese Submarine Entering Mysterious Cave Facility At South China Sea Base

China's massive Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island is one of the greatest strategic interests in the region. It is home to China's nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet—the backbone of its second-strike deterrent—as well as other submarines. It sits at the northern edge of the highly contentious South China Sea. To its east is the gateway to the open Pacific and Taiwan. The most intriguing feature of this facility is the mysterious submarine cave built into the side of a mountain that dominates the southern end of the installation. Although I have seen satellite images of the roadway barges removed from the opening, we have never seen one with a submarine actually using it, until now.

You can read all about Yulin Naval Base, its submarine cave, and the very high level of strategic interest the U.S. and allied regional players put on it in this past article of ours.

Oct 16 11:11

China has expanded the shipyard where its nuclear submarines are built, satellite imagery shows

New satellite analysis has found that China has expanded its capacity for building nuclear-powered submarines at one of its largest shipyards.

The US Naval Institute (USNI) news site reported this week that commercial satellite imagery has revealed work on a new construction hall at the Bohai shipyard – a major site for China’s nuclear submarine programme – that could make room for two additional submarines to be built simultaneously.

The latest hall resembles another one built there in 2015, which is believed to be intended for construction of a new generation of nuclear submarines, according to the report.

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This could mean the shipyard will have capacity for four or five submarines in the sheds at one time, including room for two more at the new hall and potentially another one at a third, older construction hall.

Oct 16 05:44

Hunter Update: New Batch Of Emails Show Just How Connected China Is To Family

According to the latest trove of messages uncovered by the New York Post from what is said to be Hunter's personal laptop, the son of the Democratic presidential nominee communicated with China's largest private energy company, CEFC.

The latest emails, published again early in the morning, focus on Hunter's dealings with Ye Jianming, the former chairman of CEFC in 2017.

Ye has not been seen since being taken into custody by Chinese authorities in 2018 amid rumored links to the Chinese military and intelligence services.

Oct 15 11:11

Latest Cache Of Emails Detail How Hunter Biden Earned Millions In China "For Introductions"

Update (1000ET): Donald Trump Jr. has just raised an interesting question in a tweet: Is Twitter censoring the Hunter Biden stories from the NY Post at the behest of the Communist Party of China?

"There needs to be an immediate government investigation into @twitter/@jack. Not just because of their blatant election interference to protect Biden, but to find out if they're censoring these NY Post stories at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. Put Jack under oath!!!" Don Jr. tweeted.

Oct 15 09:45

China's President Xi violently coughs throughout speech, prompting speculation on his health, as state media cuts away each time he is forced to stop speaking

Chinese President Xi Jinping has been caught coughing his way through a speech to his cronies, sparking speculation about his health.

The Communist leader could be heard coughing repeatedly during the final ten minutes of a speech in Shenzhen, close to Hong Kong, on Wednesday.

State TV repeatedly cut away from Xi during the bouts of coughing, but caught the moment he lifted his hand to his mouth.

Oct 15 05:59

China Had COVID-Like Patients Months Before Official Timeline

Internal CCP documents show patients in Wuhan had symptoms as early as September 2019, but authorities didn't disclose to the world...

A series of leaked documents shows that patients in China with symptoms similar to COVID-19 were hospitalized months before the regime’s official timeline, throwing into question when exactly the CCP virus began spreading in Wuhan, China’s epidemic ground zero.

At least one patient started experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms in September 2019, according to hospital data obtained by The Epoch Times from a trusted source who has access to government documents. Dozens more were hospitalized over the following month.

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