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Jun 26 19:48

Tesla to recall 285k+ cars in China over faulty cruise control software – Beijing regulator

Electric car giant Tesla will have to recall more than 285,000 cars sold in China, the country’s market regulator has said. The recall comes after a probe found issues with the cruise control which could cause collisions.

The move was announced by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).

It affects both imported and locally produced Model 3 and Model Y Tesla vehicles.

The recall comes after an investigation found the cruise control systems too prone to accidental activation, which could lead to road accidents and collisions. The issue is said to affect more than 285,000 vehicles.

Jun 26 06:17

PENTAGON WHISTLEBLOWER UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER WARNING ABOUT RISKS OF WAR WITH CHINA OVER TAIWAN

Pentagon whistleblower Franz Gayl has been part of the United States Marine Corps for over four decades. He spent the last months trying to warn U.S. government officials and the public of the threat of becoming entangled in a war with China over Taiwan.

Yet instead of seriously considering his perspective, Gayl faces a counterintelligence investigation into articles he wrote and early retirement.

He published an open letter to President Joe Biden on LinkedIn on June 22 in a last-ditch effort to reach the White House and communicate his concerns over the increased potential for an “ill-advised foreign war.”

Gayl warned, “Taiwan’s own watershed ‘Gulf of Tonkin’ event is only a matter of time, probably through an accident or miscalculation. Sensing the urgency, I submitted numerous op-eds to U.S. newspaper and electronic media outlets, but each was rejected.”

Jun 26 06:04

UN Rights Boss Signals She May Move on Xinjiang Without China Nod

The United Nations human rights chief should document her own findings on the plight of Uyghurs in Xinjiang even without China's blessing for a visit, activists and Western diplomats say, amid signs that her patience may be running out.

Michelle Bachelet, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said on Monday that she hoped to agree on terms for a long-sought visit to China this year to look into allegations of mass detention, torture and forced labour.

Beijing denies all allegations of abuse of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, describing camps in its far west as vocational training facilities to combat religious extremism.

Canada led a record 45 countries, including the United States, in urging China on Tuesday to allow Bachelet immediate access to Xinjiang for a first-hand assessment.

Jun 26 05:42

China's Disturbing Nuclear Buildup

In recent summits of Western nations, two shots were fired over the bow of China.

At the Group of Seven (G-7) forum held in Cornwall, England, in early June, the leading Western economic powers announced a new international infrastructure initiative, intended to draw lower-income nations away from China’s burgeoning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

This action was quickly followed up by the NATO summit held in Brussels a few days later, which in its official communiqué issued a dark warning about China’s military modernization. For the first time, NATO singled out China for its “assertive behavior,” which it said presented “systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security.”

In particular, NATO noted China’s nuclear arsenal, which it said was “rapidly expanding,” with “more warheads and a larger number of sophisticated delivery systems,” intended “to establish a nuclear triad” comprising land-, sea-, and air-based systems.

Jun 26 05:34

Senators Tell Biden Hong Kong Newspaper's Forced Closure Requires Mandatory Sanctions

Following Wednesday's unprecedented crackdown against Hong Kong media, specifically the forced permanent closure of Hong Kong's 26-year long running Apple Daily newspaper under the far-reaching China-backed 'national security law', two leading US senators are urging the White House to unleash more sanctions in response to the crackdown.

In a letter to President Biden on Thursday Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa), ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, (D-Md), a committee member, wrote that the recently passed Hong Kong Autonomy Act requires the US secretary of state to identify and take action against any foreign person or foreign businesses "materially contributing" to the "inability of the people of Hong Kong to enjoy the freedom of assembly, speech, press, or independent rule of law."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This from the nation that just shut down all those Iranian media websites?

Jun 25 10:12

Ex-Marine Once Praised by Biden Facing Military Probe After Warning POTUS of Taiwan War Danger

The Biden administration has sustained its predecessor’s ‘tough on China’ attitude toward Beijing, continuing the trade and tech wars, increasing military aircraft and naval deployments in the East and South China Seas and around Taiwan, and accusing the PRC of human rights abuses and ‘genocide’. China has called on the US to stop meddling.

Former US Marine and Marine Corps advisor Franz Gayl – the whistleblower who was suspended, reprimanded and stripped of security clearances in the mid-to-late 2000s for informing Congress and the media on the Pentagon’s failure to protect US troops in Iraq only to be later vindicated, is in trouble again after penning a pair of op-eds in China’s Global Times newspaper warning Biden of the threat of war with Beijing over Taiwan.

Jun 25 10:11

Navy Deploying Warships in Indian Ocean Amid Peak in Tensions with China: Indian Defence Minister

The war of words between India and China has started once again after New Delhi and Beijing accused each other of inciting border tensions in the eastern Ladakh region. Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said that close deployments in Ladakh continue due to a military build-up instigated by China, a claim countered by China's foreign ministry.

Amid the stand-off with China in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Navy had re-positioned a range of naval assets in the Indian Ocean region to send a clear message to China, revealed Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday.

"Navy's proactive forward deployment during the Galwan standoff signalled our intent that we seek peace but are ready for any eventuality," Rajnath Singh said after visiting the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) at Ernakulam wharf of the Cochin port.

Jun 24 11:25

Australians favor neutrality in a US-China war

China’s aggressive stands and the sharp deterioration of the bilateral relationship are flowing through strongly to produce record negativity by Australians towards our biggest trading partner.

The Lowy Institute’s annual poll for the first time finds most Australians (52%) see “a military conflict between the United States and China over Taiwan” as a critical threat. This is 17 points up on just a year before.

More than half (56%) think Australia-China relations pose a critical threat.

Jun 24 08:15

Debunking A 'Chinese Defector' Story

It is sad to see how much Col. Pat Lang's intelligence judgment has deteriorated.

Here he goes crazy over a story of an alleged Chinese high level defector who allegedly brought all kinds of materials with him:

This man, as Chinese counter-intelligence boss looked around the IC and decided that he was most likely to survive an internal leak if he defected to DIA. That means that in spite of the fact that DIA had an internal Chinese mole (recently arrested at DIA request by the FBI), the rest of the agencies are worse in the level in Chinese intelligence penetration not only of their analytic people but also of their operations staff. How do I know that? Material from the defector (Dong) would not normally be shared with analysts if it had his name in it. His identity would be held in operational channels.
Clearly, this man believes that; CIA. army intelligence, naval intelligence, USAF intelligence and all the rest are heavily penetrated. pl.

Jun 24 08:11

China Spymaster Dong Jingwei Makes First Public Appearance Since Defection Rumors

Chinese state security official Dong Jingwei has made his first public appearance amid rumors that he had defected to the United States four months ago.

China's 57-year-old vice minister of state security has been the subject of much discussion in America's conservative circles, with the speculation even reaching Chinese social media threads as Beijing's top spy catcher was not seen or photographed for several weeks.

While the Chinese government has yet to publicly address the stories about his alleged defection, its embassy in Washington informed Newsweek on Wednesday that the country's senior counterintelligence official had attended a cross-regional security dialogue earlier in the day.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A phony Chinese defector! Who would have thunk it? :)

Jun 24 08:08

China Says Taiwan's Future Lies in 'Reunification', Attempt to 'Rely on US for Independence' Doomed

The Taiwanese Defence Ministry announced on 15 June that 28 People’s Liberation Army Air Force aircraft, including fighters, maritime strike, and strategic bombers, had entered Taipei’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), which China does not recognise, as it considers Taiwan an inalienable part of the People’s Republic.

Beijing has underscored the need for Taiwan – the island it considers to be an integral part of China - to acknowledge that its future lies in "reunification".

Weighing in on last Tuesday’s incident that saw twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, enter Taiwan's so-called air defence identification zone (ADIZ), Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said the drills, as he termed them, were "a necessary action for the current security situation across the Taiwan Strait and safeguarding national sovereignty".

Jun 23 12:28

Chinese builders construct ten-storey apartment block in 29 HOURS

  • Time-lapse footage of the build shows construction workers completing the high-rise building in Changsha in less than a day
  • The build has been hailed 'world's shortest construction period' by Broad Group
  • But the new residents of the apartments might be a little wary of the quick build


In a feat you wouldn't think - or hope - was possible, Chinese builders have constructed a ten-storey apartment block in just 29 hours.

While the erection of the building in the central city of Changsha has been hailed by the developers as the 'world's shortest construction period', the new residents of the apartments might be a little wary of the quick build.

Broad Group, a Chinese construction company, decided that taking the usual year or so to build a ten-storey apartment block just wasn't going to fit their time-frame, so they went for the much quicker option and built it in just over a day.

Jun 23 10:58

Beijing Blames ‘One Power’ for Global Chaos, Says Won’t Let Taiwan Be ‘Torn Away’ From China

Chinese officials have been fighting a war of words with their US counterparts in the Biden administration in recent months amid the latest escalations of China-US tensions over Taiwan. Beijing considers the island to be an integral part of China, and has threatened to take action against both its “separatist” politicians and their foreign backers.

“One power” is responsible for chaotic phenomena being experienced in the world, and Beijing will not allow Taiwan to be torn away from its jurisdiction, Chinese Defence Minister Col. Gen. Wei Fenghe has warned.

“Today, the world is characterized as chaotic. Chaotic phenomena and situations arise, and the reason for this is that one power, forgetting about everything and putting itself on a course only of Cold War thinking, uses the policy of force, puts its hegemony, unilateralism and interventionism above all else,” Wei said, speaking by video link at a security conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

Jun 23 10:00

Chinese Crypto Miner Airlifts Bitcoin Mining Operation To Maryland Amid Crackdown

According to CNBC's Eunice Yoon, China's continued crackdown on cryptocurrency has resulted in some miners quickly packing up operations and heading for America.

Yoon tweeted Monday, "Chinese Logistics Firm Airlifting Bitcoin Mining Machines to Maryland." A photo in the tweet appeared to show brown cardboard shipping boxes packed with mining machines ready to be airlifted from China to Baltimore, Maryland.

Jun 23 09:38

China Condemns Latest US Warship Transit of Taiwan Strait

China condemned the United States on Wednesday as the region’s greatest security “risk creator” after a US warship again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China.

The US Navy’s 7th Fleet said the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur conducted a “routine Taiwan Strait transit” on Tuesday in accordance with international law.

“The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

The People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command said their forces monitored the vessel throughout its passage and warned it.

Jun 23 09:17

Israel votes to condemn China abuses against Uyghur Muslims

Israel signed a statement presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) yesterday urging China to allow independent observers access to its western Xinjiang region, where UN experts say nearly a million Uyghurs and other minorities have been unlawfully detained in camps.

The decision, the first of its kind by Israel, came after pressure from US President Joe Biden's administration, Walla news reported.

The joint statement – backed by Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the US – cited reports of torture or cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment, forced sterilisation, sexual and gender-based violence and forced separation of children from their parents.

Jun 23 07:37

China Seizes "Large Cache Of Drugs" Hidden In Soy Ship From Brazil

China's Brazilian soybean imports have skyrocketed in May after previously delayed cargo arrived. In one of the shipments, Chinese customs agents found hundreds of pounds of cocaine.

Qingdao Customs in east China's Shandong Province seized 474 pounds of cocaine, the largest bust this year by the customs office.

According to state-run media Xinhua, "authorities swung into action after receiving a tip-off that a foreign ship with a large cache of drugs was heading for Qingdao Port." The ship originated from Brazil, hauling 67,000 tons of soybeans, and had 21 crew on board.

Upon arriving at Qingdao, customs agents searched the vessel and found nine suspicious packages in seven cargo holds filled with soybean. Further laboratory tests confirmed the suspicious packages have a total of 474 pounds of cocaine.

Jun 23 06:08

Is the real reason the US is so interested in what’s going on in Xinjiang because it contains so much oil?

The Americans have made a lot of noise about the Uighurs, but given the region’s strategic importance to China and its richness in natural resources, that may be more about geopolitical machinations than human rights.

Last week, China made a significant announcement that went somewhat under the radar. In the Xinjiang autonomous region in the far west, its oil companies have discovered an oil reserve that amounts to nearly one billion tons. This is the largest found in China in decades, and adds to an ever-growing number of discoveries in this region.

Jun 23 05:59

Cotton: Strip Most Favored Nation Status, Deny Use of U.S. Free-and-Open System to Make China Pay for Pandemic

Tuesday on FNC’s “Your World,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested how the United States could punish the Communist Chinese government for its role in the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cotton told host Neil Cavuto certain privileges could be taken away from China and Chinese officials that would come as a blow to the ruling regime.

“Look, Neil, I think there’s a lot of steps we could take that would make China pay for this pandemic,” Cotton said. “And they’re steps that, frankly, should have been taken long ago. For instance, we can revoke their permanent most favored nation status. So, the president, the Congress have to decide every year if we’re going to continue giving special trade privileges to China. We could insist that international financial organizations, like the World Bank, treat China like the advanced industrial economy it is, not a Third World economy, as it once was, and stop giving them sweetheart financing deals.”

Jun 23 05:48

Report: China’s Power Grid Failing Its Sprawling Southern Factory Belt

Some factories in southeastern China’s Guangdong province have been forced to rent energy generators in recent weeks after the state-run China Southern Power Grid failed to supply Guangdong and other provinces with sufficient energy supplies starting in May, Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper reported on Monday.

Tang Xuehui, the general manager of a shoe factory in Guangdong’s Dongguan city, told Apple Daily in a report published on June 21 that the plant he manages “can produce 100,000 pairs of shoes each month, but the electricity restrictions in place since May have had a serious impact. The factory has had to rent its own generator in order to guarantee on-time delivery.”

Jun 23 05:33

Major plan to build a US standing force on Australia's doorstep to take on China - and Aussie troops, ships and bases could all be asked to sign up

The US is looking to set up a combat-ready standing force on Australia's doorstep, in an effort to push back against an increasingly belligerent China across the Indo-Pacific.

Ely Ratner, the man nominated by US President Joe Biden's to be the next assistant secretary of defence said establishing a permanent 'combat-credible forward posture' is essential to the US military's ability to deter aggression from authoritarian powers like China.

It is hoped that the standing force, which Australia would likely be asked to join, would protect Taiwan from being seized by force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US sends a military force into the southwest Pacific, but China is the one being belligerent?

Jun 23 05:15

US playing 'same old tricks' by sending warships to Taiwan Strait: China

China has censured the passage of yet another US warship through the Taiwan Strait, describing Washington as the greatest security "risk creator," which continues to intentionally play the same old tricks in the region.

The US Navy said its Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur had conducted a "routine transit" on Tuesday in the sensitive waterway that separates Chinese Taipei from mainland China. "The ship's transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," said the Navy in a statement.

The People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theater Command denounced the transit, saying Chinese forces monitored the vessel throughout its passage and warned it.

"The US side is intentionally playing the same old tricks and creating trouble and disrupting things in the Taiwan Strait," it said.

Jun 22 12:54

The U.S. Wakes Up To China’s AI Threat

I was talking to a friend who is an expert in AI and he told me that he thought the U.S. was at a major inflection point, similar to the one we had after the U.S.S.R. launched its Sputnik satellite.

He reminded me that in 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite that took about 98 minutes to orbit the earth. According to Nasa’s History Division, “That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.S.R space race.”

My friend believes the U.S. needs to have another Sputnik moment, but this time the threat comes from a high-tech challenge from China. China has emerged as a powerhouse in AI and ML research and is raising its tech R&D spending by 7% per year.

Jun 22 09:30

China’s Latest, Most Advanced Warplanes to Perform at Zhuhai Airshow 2021, Organisers Say

Some of the most advanced warplanes in the fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force will be invited to perform at the Zhuhai Airshow 2021, which is scheduled for late September and early October, the exhibition's organiser announced on Sunday.

Originally planned for November 2020 but postponed to this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preparations for the 13th edition of Airshow China - also known as the Zhuhai Airshow since it will be held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province - are going smoothly, the organiser said in a statement on Sunday, at the 100-day countdown to the event.

The event's organisers will invite the PLA Air Force to put its advanced warplanes and equipment on display, in particular the latest planes that were featured in China's National Day military parade in 2019. Those aircraft will deliver flight performances, the statement read.

Jun 22 08:01

Google's reported ties to Wuhan linked scientist points to one of the 'biggest scandals' of our time: Hilton

'The Next Revolution' host Steve Hilton reacts to 'shocking' report on 'Fox News Primetime'

A new report revealing that Google and the USAID-funded Wuhan scientist Peter Daszak’s virus experiments for over a decade unearthed what could be considered one of the "biggest scandals" of our time, Steve Hilton said on Monday.

"It's honestly one of the biggest scandals for, I don't know, a hundred years." Hilton said during an appearance on "Fox News Primetime." "I can't think of a bigger one."

"The Next Revolution" host referenced the "shocking" report published by the "The National Pulse" which reveals financial ties between Google and Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, understood to be "a controversial group that has openly collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology on ‘killer’ bat coronavirus research."

Jun 22 06:19

China Releases Questionable Vaccine Report

China announced early on Sunday that over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have thus far been administered within its borders.

The Associated Press reports that the pace of vaccinations in China has significantly sped up recently after initially getting off to a somewhat slow start. The country's National Health Commission did not specify how many people have actually been vaccinated, however most vaccines approved for use in China are administered in two doses, as is the case with most other COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.

Currently, there are seven Chinese-made vaccines approved for use in the country of over 1.4 billion people, with two recently approved for use in children as young as 3 years old.

Jun 22 05:47

China Crackdown On Bitcoin Sends Retail Graphics-Card Prices Lower Despite Ongoing Scalping

Bitcoin, Ether, and most other crypto tokens tumbled to their lowest levels in more than a week Monday morning amid a continued crackdown on cryptocurrency miners by China, as the PBOC, China's central bank, requested a meeting with Alipay and several local banks over providing services to crypto traders.

As of 1400 ET, BTC was trading around $32,292, a plunge of more than 9% over the past 24 hours and a halving since its all-time high of nearly $65,000 in mid-April.

The continuing crackdown on crypto and mining in China has sent shockwaves worldwide - most of them are bad for the crypto community as miners may have to relocate. But there may be a near-term silver lining, as the most critical component in mining operations, graphics cards, saw prices plunge from record highs - at least for those fortunate enough to score one from retailers at MSRP.

Jun 21 11:41

Chinese drillers announce two MASSIVE oil & gas discoveries in Northwest China

China has discovered a pair of new deposits containing roughly two billion tons of shale oil and gas, according to the state-controlled energy giant China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC).

One of the wells was discovered in the Fuman oilfield – a major region for crude oil production in the Tarim Basin, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. It reportedly contains a billion tons of super-deep oil and gas.

Jun 21 11:00

China Chips Away at the US Chip Wall

China’s output of integrated circuits (IC) in May reached an all-time, single-month high as the country pulled out all stops to produce chips amid a severe global shortage of semiconductors, according to data released by the central government on Wednesday.

China’s IC output in May surged 37.6 per cent from a year ago to 29.9 billion units, the National Bureau of Statistics data showed.

Separately, the nation’s automobile output for last month slid by 5 per cent year on year, according to the bureau’s data. Carmakers have been particularly hard hit by the chip shortage.

May’s output of chips marked an increase from 28.7 billion units in April and 29.1 billion in March, showing that Chinese IC producers have been running at full capacity.

Jun 21 07:45

Debunking A 'Chinese Defector' Story

It is sad to see how much Col. Pat Lang's intelligence judgment has deteriorated.

Here he goes crazy over a story of an alleged Chinese high level defector who allegedly brought all kinds of materials with him:

This man, as Chinese counter-intelligence boss looked around the IC and decided that he was most likely to survive an internal leak if he defected to DIA. That means that in spite of the fact that DIA had an internal Chinese mole (recently arrested at DIA request by the FBI), the rest of the agencies are worse in the level in Chinese intelligence penetration not only of their analytic people but also of their operations staff. How do I know that? Material from the defector (Dong) would not normally be shared with analysts if it had his name in it. His identity would be held in operational channels.
Clearly, this man believes that; CIA. army intelligence, naval intelligence, USAF intelligence and all the rest are heavily penetrated. pl.

Jun 21 06:52

US Triples Vaccines for Taiwan as Tensions with China Escalate

US will ship 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan, more than tripling previous allocation of shots for the island, as Washington is competing with Beijing to deepen geopolitical clout through so-called "vaccine diplomacy".

The vaccines will be delivered to Taiwan on Sunday, a senior US administration official said on Saturday.

US President Joe Biden's administration initially had promised to donate 750,000 doses to Taiwan, but it is increasing that number.

The move will almost certainly irk China, which considers Taiwan, the self-governed island, which is also called Chinese Taipei, as part of its own territory. Beijing has grown increasingly assertive in recent months after the US administration’s attempts to interfere in Taiwan.

Jun 21 06:13

As Chinese Nuclear Incident Unfolds, Expert Falls Off Building & Dies

“Harbin Engineering University announces with deep grief that Professor Zhang Zhijian regrettably fell off a building and died at 9.34 am on June 17, 2021,” the statement read. “The university expresses deep sorrow over the passing of comrade Zhang Zhijian and deep condolences to his family.”

The housings of about five of the more than 60,000 fuel rods in the Number One reactor are estimated to have been damaged, accounting for less than 0.01 percent of the total number, far lower than the assumed maximum damage proportion of 0.25 percent in the design for the reactor, it said.

Jun 20 07:41

Massive Student Protest ERUPTS in China

Jun 20 06:29

EU to Commit 'Suicide' if it Obeys Biden's Plan to Take on China & Russia, Warn Scholars

The Biden administration's attempt to compete with a re-emerging part of the world appears doomed, as the so-called "unipolar moment" can no longer be restored, say European observers commenting on the US president's commitment to NATO and Build Back Better World pledges.

On Monday, President Joe Biden met with NATO leaders at the 2021 Brussels summit, where he described the US commitment to the military alliance as "a sacred obligation". A final statement of the meeting emphasised the "threat" posed by Russia as well as the "challenges" caused by China.

Earlier, on Saturday, the US president and G7 member states announced the Build Back Better World (B3W) partnership – an apparent competitor to China's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. Both announcements were made as the White House seeks to reaffirm to its allies that "America is back" at the helm of global politics.

Jun 19 06:25

China as Major Space Power, Dispatches First Crew to New Tiangong Space Station

The first astronauts for China’s new space station have blasted off for the country’s longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power.

The trio launched on Thursday on a Long March-2F rocket for the Tiangong station, where they will spend three months.

Liftoff took place at 9:22 am local time (0122 GMT) from the Jiuquan launch centre in northwest China’s Gobi desert.

Their Shenzhou-12 spacecraft will dock with the Tianhe main section of the space station, which was placed in orbit on April 29.

The module has separate living spaces for each of them, a treadmill for exercise, and a communication centre for emails and video calls with ground control.

It is China’s first crewed mission in nearly five years.

Jun 19 06:23

What to expect inside of America if the USA decides to engage either Russia or China in a war

Lately, there has been all this talk and speculation about how the USA is going to “counter” China. All made with the best of intentions by nationalists with little experience, poor or fraudulent Intel, and a lack of awareness at how incompetent the United States actually is today. Yet they own the MSM; the media mouthpiece and everyone desires to go ahead and pick a fight for “freedom™” and “democracy™”.

I have argued over and over and over again that America is very, very fragile. It is more than balkanized, it is tottering on the edge of chaos. And all it would take to send it over the side is China or Russia doing what the US Military is vocally planning to do.

One strike on a city.

It doesn’t even need to be a nuclear strike.

Jun 18 12:36

Old and New Official Enemies

There is only one solution to this sordid, deadly, destructive, and corrupt racket: the dismantling, not the reform, of the national-security state apparatus and the restoration of America’s founding governmental system of a limited-government republic. That’s the way to lead America to peace, prosperity, and harmony with the people of the world.

Jun 18 11:31

U.S. Threw Boeing ‘Under The Airbus’ In Effort To Thwart China

President Biden has essentially thrown Boeing BA “under the Airbus,” at least for the time being, as part of a high-stakes, longer-term strategy to reinvigorate Western-led globalization on Democratic Party terms.

The United States USM and the European Union announced earlier this week during Biden’s first foreign trip that the world’s two largest airline manufacturers would set aside for five years tariffs associated with the world’s most expensive and long-standing World Trade Organization dispute — a dispute begun by Boeing in 2004, three years after the WTO’s creation.

The reason? To confront China and its ambitions in the aviation industry.

It was a win for Airbus because, at least for five years and almost certainly longer, it sets aside a WTO ruling allowing Boeing to impose tariffs in retaliation for improper European Union support of Airbus.

Jun 18 11:17

FCC proposes ban on Chinese surveillance cameras, other products

U.S. regulators proposed a ban on products from Huawei Technologies Co. and four other Chinese electronics companies, including surveillance cameras widely used by schools but linked to oppression in western China, stepping up pressure on tech suppliers alleged to be security risks.

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co., whose cameras can be found in U.S. schools and local government facilities, were targeted in an order the Federal Communications Commission adopted in a 4-0 vote on Thursday. Also named in the order were telecom giant ZTE Corp. and two-way radio maker Hytera Communications Corp

The order would forbid U.S. sales of specified telecommunications and surveillance equipment from the companies. The action begins a period of review before a final vote on the matter.

"We are taking direct action to exclude untrusted equipment and vendors from communications networks," said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.

Jun 18 11:13

EXCLUSIVE Pacific undersea cable project sinks after U.S. warns against Chinese bid

  • HMN Tech's bid priced at more than 20% below rivals - sources
    World Bank said all bids deemed non-compliant
  • U.S. warned Chinese firms posed a security threat
  • Undersea cables emerged as sensitive area of Pacific diplomacy


SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 18 (Reuters) - A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded U.S. warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters.

The former Huawei Marine Networks, now called HMN Technologies and majority owned by Shanghai-listed Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd, submitted a bid for the $72.6 million project priced at more than 20% below rivals Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Finland’s Nokia, and Japan’s NEC, the sources said.

Jun 18 07:45

China Targets Taiwan...

Jun 18 07:03

Beijing Retaliates After EU Excludes China-Made Vaccines From Digital COVID 'Passpor

The European Union will start its “EU Digital Covid Certificate” program on July 1, after the tool to streamline information about a traveler’s COVID-19 status was approved by the EU Parliament on June 9. China-made vaccines are not recognized by the program, as is the case with the Russia-made vaccines. The Chinese regime’s embassy in France responded by saying that it would retaliate with reciprocal treatment of French travelers in China.

Jun 18 06:13

China Cancels Its Billionaire Celebrity

One of Jack Ma’s business partners confirms that Ma, who was China’s richest man, now spends his days painting.

You can be forgiven if you haven’t heard much about Jack Ma. China doesn’t want you to know much about Jack Ma right now. Ma was once a celebrity billionaire, earning fame and fortune as the co-founder and CEO of Alibaba. So why has the most famous businessman in China gone missing? A new interview with one of Ma’s closest associates shows that the Chinese Communist Party has muzzled Ma because of his criticism of the Communist regime. The crackdown is evidence that leader Xi Jinping has absolute authority in China, and this episode should give Americans the moral courage to stand up for our values.

Jun 17 11:14

China's Shenzhou-12 docks with space station core module

China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship has successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe on Thursday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The spaceship, launched on Thursday morning, completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast autonomous rendezvous and docking with the front docking port of Tianhe at 3:54 p.m. (Beijing Time), forming a three-module complex with the cargo craft Tianzhou-2.

Footages from cameras on both Shenzhou-12 and Tianhe show the precise moment of docking.

Jun 17 10:22

China's AI fighter pilots are 'better than humans' and have DEFEATED them in test flights

Chinese fighter jets piloted by artificial intelligence are becoming better than humans and routinely defeat pilots in dogfights, the country's military has claimed.

Fang Guoyu, a pilot and aerial combat champion, was recently 'shot down' by one of the craft during a simulated dogfight, according to state-run media.

'This is not the first time the renowned Fang was shot down by the AI, and Fang is not the only ace the AI has defeated,' the military-run PLA Daily reported.

Jun 17 09:12

Mao’s Cultural Revolution Has Arrived In America

From 1966 to 1976, Chinese society suffered under what we now call the Cultural Revolution.

Although the Cultural Revolution (previously known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) was a multifaceted affair, it was undergirded by a vicious, fanatical campaign to destroy the “Four Olds.”

In 1971, The New York Times described the campaign thusly:

“One of the early objectives of the Cultural Revolution in China … was to wipe out the ‘four olds’—old things, old ideas, old customs and old habits.....

“The ‘four olds’ had already suffered setbacks in the years of Communist rule preceding the Cultural Revolution, but the Maoist leadership tried to use the new revolutionary upsurge launched in 1966 t

Tragically, it seems as if the United States is in the midst of its own Cultural Revolution.

Like the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the current “revolution” in America is being waged by the youth, at the behest of radical leftists, of course.

Jun 17 08:50

China's Dangerously Sexy Trends

Jun 17 08:45

Massive Protests Erupt in Mainland China

Jun 17 07:55

China Is Now Respecting the Rule of Law. Beware.

For decades, U.S. officials, businesses, and organizations have urged China to adopt the rule of law.

Be careful what you wish for. China is becoming a country that institutes and implements laws, and then follows them.

On June 10, China’s legislature the National People’s Congress approved the “Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law.” The law criminalizes the sanctioning of China by any organization, or individual.

But it goes further. According to the legal blog NPC Observer, the law permits civil suits in Chinese courts against those that implement, or assist in the implementation of, “discriminatory restrictive measures” that harm Chinese people’s “lawful rights and interests.”

Jun 17 05:56

China's "Virus Control" Measures In Hong Kong: No Easing Lengthy Quarantine For Fully Vaccinated Execs

Hong Kong has within a mere couple years gone from packed streets to silence - as The Guardian has observed following the national security law and mainland China crackdown going deep into effect, given also the arrests and exiling of young protest leaders. One UK-based photojournalist laments that "With no protests left to photograph, it seemed a good idea to take a break... But it was with a heavy heart that I watched the situation continue to deteriorate from afar."

And then the streets grew eerily calm after a couple years of mass protest and unrest: "In January 2021, the authorities arrested dozens of activists under the national security law. In one fell swoop, it was as if the entire cast of characters in the story of Hong Kong’s democratic movement – one I had been covering for years – were arrested, in jail, or in exile."

Jun 17 05:54

"Now In Bust Cycle" - China Hog Futures Plunge Near Record Lows On Pork Glut

Chinese hog futures have fallen nearly 38% since launching in January amid rising concerns that the Chinese pork market has gone from shortage to surplus.

Readers may recall African swine fever was first reported in China in August 2018. The spread of the disease slashed the country's hog herd by at least 40%, resulting in hyperinflation of pork prices by 2019.

African swine fever has since been eradicated to some extent in the country as the government urged farmers to breed more pigs. At the same time, China Customs data showed the country imported a record amount of pork from the US in late 2019 and 2020 to replenish supplies.

Jun 17 04:40

China's AI fighter pilots are 'better than humans' and have DEFEATED them in test flights

  • Chinese fighter pilots are being pitted against plane flown by AI in training
  • Renowned pilot Fang Guoyu was recently 'shot down' by one of the computers
  • Fang said the plane used his own tactics against him, adding that he is not the only flying ace to have been defeated by the machines
  • It is thought AI will eventually be used to aid human pilots during combat

Chinese fighter jets piloted by artificial intelligence are becoming better than humans and routinely defeat pilots in dogfights, the country's military has claimed.

Fang Guoyu, a pilot and aerial combat champion, was recently 'shot down' by one of the craft during a simulated dogfight, according to state-run media.

'This is not the first time the renowned Fang was shot down by the AI, and Fang is not the only ace the AI has defeated,' the military-run PLA Daily reported.

Jun 16 11:49

China Insists Reportedly Leaky Nuclear Plant Is Totally Fine

Chinese officials and state media continued insisting Tuesday that everything is “normal” at the Taishan nuclear reactor in Guangdong province, dismissing all reports to the contrary as anti-China hysteria.

The French company that helped build the reactor is thoroughly examining the buildup of inert gases in its cooling system and some outside experts are troubled by the data released so far.

China’s state-run Global Times chided American left-wing broadcaster CNN for sensationalizing the problem at the reactor by publishing a letter sent by French company Framatome to the U.S. Department of Energy last week. The Chinese paper insisted the Taishan plant is running smoothly and dismissed French concerns about reduced safety standards by insisting China has better standards than American or European nuclear plants:

Jun 16 10:52

USS Reagan Strike Group Enters Heavily Disputed South China Sea 

The great power competition between China and the U.S. continued Tuesday as the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group sailed into the South China Sea for the first time this year, according to a U.S. Navy press release.

The strike group's aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh and the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey. The group of vessels entered the heavily disrupted South China Sea waters on Tuesday to conduct a maritime security operation.

Jun 16 10:51

China Sends Record 28 Fighter Jets Toward Taiwan After Telling NATO: 'We Won't Sit Back'

The timing appears an unmistakable message and warning to the West after on Monday NATO issued a communiqué which for the first time ever singled out China as a central security "challenge" to the military alliance and a stable global order: China's PLA military on Tuesday flew a record 28 fighter jets into Taiwan's air defense identification zone.

While China has over the past months since Biden took office flown near daily groups of aircraft and bombers near or in Taiwan contested airspace, this latest comes as Biden is in Europe shoring up support among allies for a tougher united front against Beijing. In March China's military had sent a record at that time of 20 aircraft, which included four nuclear-capable bombers, but Tuesday's 28 total aircraft marks the biggest incursion since Taiwan's defense ministry began keeping public tally of incursions.

Jun 16 09:02

China Repeatedly Rejected Phone Calls of US' Austin Over Protocol Violation, Reports Suggest

Beijing has repeatedly refused to receive phone calls from US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, who requested to talk not with his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, but with a higher-ranking official, in violation of diplomatic protocol, the South China Morning Post reported, citing military sources.

According to sources, the US official's request caused a misunderstanding, as he sought to talk with Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman Xu Qiliang, which offended the Chinese Defence Ministry.

Though both the CMC vice chairman and the defence minister report directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to diplomatic protocol, Wei Fenghe should be the Pentagon head's interlocutor, according to the report.

Jun 16 09:02

New Chinese Submarine Armed With Missiles Capable of Covering Entire US, Reports Say

China's newly commissioned nuclear-powered submarine, dubbed the Type 094A, is equipped with ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets at a distance of 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) — the most powerful in the country, the South China Morning Post reported, citing a military source.

"The Type 094A is an upgraded version of the Type 094 that overcame one of the key problems – noise – by improving hydrokinetic and turbulent systems, allowing it to carry the more powerful JL-3", the source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Before the upgrade, the submarine was capable of firing the inferior JL-2 that could only hit the northeast United States, the source said, noting that currently, it is able to cover the whole American continent.

Jun 16 07:47

Pentagon Reportedly Mulling Cold War-Style Permanent Navy Task Force in Pacific ‘to Counter China’

The Biden administration dramatically ramped up the US’s military footprint in the Asia-Pacific region in recent months, deploying carrier strike groups to the South and East China Seas at four times for ‘freedom of navigation’ missions, and doubling reconnaissance flights over Chinese-claimed waters.

The United States military is mulling the creation of a permanent naval task force in the Pacific “to counter China” and “add muscle” to President Joe Biden’s tough talk about Beijing, Politico reports, citing two persons said to be familiar with the discussions.

The outlet’s sources say the task force would be modelled after a NATO-based permanent naval deployment created in the Atlantic in 1968 to ‘counter the Soviet Union’ known as the Standing Naval Forces Atlantic. That force currently has between four and six destroyers, frigates, and auxiliary ships deployed at any one time, and is designed to provide the Western bloc with an immediate response capability.

Jun 16 05:15

Creating Enemies: China Reacts to NATO Targeting It

After months of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg mercilessly – tediously – denouncing Russia and China ahead of yesterday’s summit, the communiqué issued after it finally raised China’s ire. Two of the document’s 79 points addressed China. The second was conciliatory; the first was confrontational. It was the first time the 30-nation military bloc so overtly directed harsh language of that nature at China in an official publication.

The opening sentence of section 55 contends that “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behaviour present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security.” A threat to an individual member of NATO can result in the activation of its Article 5 war clause. China was accused of endangering the security of the entire alliance.

Jun 15 11:28

Watch: Fox Host Wallace Attempts To Shift Blame To Trump Over Wuhan Lab-Leak

During an interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Fox News host Chris Wallace attempted to excuse the inaction of the Biden administration over the Wuhan lab leak by suggesting Trump and Pompeo did nothing for a year.

“You also criticized President [Joe] Biden for not pushing hard enough on China to look for the origins of the coronavirus,” Wallace charged, adding “But I want to again go back to your administration and the record there.”

Wallace continued, “President Trump and his team, including you, had almost a year after the COVID-19 first came on the scene to really press Beijing on what the origins were when the evidence was much fresher… What did President Trump and his administration, including the secretary of state, do to press China harder to get the evidence on where the COVID-19 virus came from because we still don’t know?”

Jun 15 10:51

Hot topics put on back burner as G7 is sucked into interminable Brexit row and summit descends into simmering row over sausages

Tempers flare over Brexit and a beach barbecue dominates the sidelines, as UK officials target the ‘offensive’ EU while the rest of the world mulls how to outspend China’s Belt and Road Initiative and save the planet.

Many onlookers expected the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall to be a big reset for the West. A chance to show that, after the tumultuous period of Brexit, Trump and the devastating coronavirus pandemic, the leaders of the biggest democracies on the planet had put all that behind them and were ready to take on the climate, vaccines for the world and an increasingly troublesome China.

And while those issues were addressed, what dominated the summit was the weeping sore of Brexit, the ridiculous ‘sausage wars’ that bedevil the chances of the UK and the European Union ever reaching final agreement on the British decision to leave the trading bloc.

Jun 15 10:13

Russian Ambassador to China Affirms Strategic Partnership

Biden and Putin will meet in Geneva on June 16. Speculation has been rife that Biden will try to draw Russia away from its deepening relationship with China. This makes patent sense – even American strategists have long realized that China isn’t just a much bigger Mexico, and in fact constitutes the one threat to its global hegemony. This shift was in fact started in the late 2010s under the Trump Administration, but Russiagate as a wedge political issue made any real negotiations on the matter impossible. As someone who is certainly not “Putin’s puppet”, Biden may have greater leeway to offer a deal.

Jun 15 08:34

The Covid BioWeapon: Made in the USA, Aimed at China

“…..we are left with the strong likelihood that Covid came from a laboratory along with a good possibility that it was designed as a bioweapon, yet we lack serious indications that any lab-leak occurred. So if the original Wuhan outbreak was due to the deployment of a powerful bioweapon but not one that had accidentally leaked from any lab, then surely China was the intended target, the victim rather than the perpetrator….

Given our ongoing military and geopolitical confrontation with China, America seems the likely source of the attack… The most likely suspects would be rogue elements of our national security establishment, probably some of the Deep State Neocons whom Trump had placed near the top of his administration.

Jun 15 07:44

NATO summit: confronting China, Russia and the world

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended its summit in Brussels on June 14 and issued a communiqué listing achievements since the last summit and a blueprint to take the military bloc to its next one in 2022. The representatives of the thirty-nation alliance also endorsed the 67-page document used to prepare the summit’s discussions and decisions, NATO 2030: United for a New Era. In turn the summit tasked NATO with elaborating a new Strategic Concept to replace that adopted at the Lisbon summit in 2010.

The communiqué is an extensive document consisting of 79 sections; any attempt to systematically examine and analyze those points would be a book-length endeavor.

Instead, the major themes and major points of the summit report will be listed.

Jun 15 07:42

Hunter Biden Invested Millions In Chinese Communist Party Firm Operating Nuclear Plant Reportedly Experiencing Leak.

A nuclear power plant believed to be experiencing a leak posing an “imminent radiological threat” is run by China General Nuclear Power Corporation: a state-owned firm that has enjoyed millions of dollars in investment from President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

Problems at the facility were exposed via a CNN report, which revealed that the plant’s French partner reached out to the White House for assistance:

The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising the acceptable limits for radiation detection outside the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province in order to avoid having to shut it down, according to a letter from the French company to the US Department of Energy obtained by CNN.

Jun 15 07:32

EU to Commit 'Suicide' if it Obeys Biden's Plan to Take on China & Russia, Warn Scholars

The Biden administration's attempt to compete with a re-emerging part of the world appears doomed, as the so-called "unipolar moment" can no longer be restored, say European observers commenting on the US president's commitment to NATO and Build Back Better World pledges.

On Monday, President Joe Biden met with NATO leaders at the 2021 Brussels summit, where he described the US commitment to the military alliance as "a sacred obligation". A final statement of the meeting emphasised the "threat" posed by Russia as well as the "challenges" caused by China.

Earlier, on Saturday, the US president and G7 member states announced the Build Back Better World (B3W) partnership – an apparent competitor to China's multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative. Both announcements were made as the White House seeks to reaffirm to its allies that "America is back" at the helm of global politics.

Jun 15 07:32

Stop hyping up ‘China threat theory,’ Beijing tells NATO, which labeled it ‘systemic challenge’ to security

China has accused NATO of slander and attempting to whip up conflict after the bloc’s members released a joint statement admonishing Beijing’s actions on the world stage.

The 30-nation military bloc said on Monday that “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to Alliance security.” In particular, they noted that China is “rapidly expanding” its nuclear arsenal and conducts military drills with Russia.

The NATO countries urged Beijing to uphold its international commitments and “act responsibly” on the world stage.

Jun 15 07:06

Another shipping crisis looms on Covid fears in southern China

First, it was a critical shortage of shipping containers due to the pandemic. Then came a massive blockage in the Suez Canal.

Now, businesses and consumers are bracing for yet another shipping crisis, as a virus outbreak in southern China disrupts port services and delays deliveries, driving up costs again.

The Chinese province of Guangdong has faced a sudden uptick in Covid-19 cases. Authorities have moved to shut down districts and businesses to prevent the virus from spreading rapidly.

That's causing massive shipping delays in major Chinese ports, and jacking up already-high shipping costs as waiting times at berth "skyrocketed," according to analysts and those in the shipping industry.

Jun 15 06:33

Trial of Chinese-Canadian professor goes to jury after FBI agent admits he FALSELY portrayed him as Chinese spy

The trial of a Chinese-Canadian professor accused of defrauding NASA by failing to disclose a conflict of interest has been sent to a jury. The FBI admitted in court that it told a university that he was a spy without any proof.

Anming Hu is a Chinese-born scientist, who moved with his family to Canada a decade ago and became a naturalized Canadian citizen. An internationally recognized expert in nanomanufacturing, he worked at the University of Tennessee (UT) and was involved in two engineering projects for NASA. By taking grants from the space agency, he defrauded the US government, because he failed to disclose his connection to a Chinese university, federal prosecutors allege.

Jun 15 05:54

Trial reveals federal agents falsely accused a UT professor born in China of spying

Armed with a Chinese press release translated on the fly via Google, federal agents falsely accused an internationally-renown welding technology expert at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville of being a spy and brought him to professional ruin.

FBI Agent Kujtim Sadiku admitted last week in an ongoing trial in Knoxville that federal agents:

Falsely accused former UTK associate professor Dr. Anming Hu of being a Chinese spy.
Falsely implicated him as an operative for the Chinese military in meetings with Hu’s bosses
Used false information to put Hu on the federal no-fly list.
Spurred U.S. customs agents to seize Hu’s computer and phone and spread word throughout the international research community that Hu was poison.
Used false information to justify putting a team of agents to spy on Hu and his son, a freshman at UTK, for nearly two years.
Used false information to press Hu to become a spy for the U.S. government.
Why?

Jun 15 05:42

Pompeo has ‘high confidence’ Wuhan lab is linked to China’s military

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he has “high confidence” in an assessment published by the State Department in January linking the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology to the Chinese military.

Mr. Pompeo, a former CIA director, was among the first government officials to press the case last year that the COVID-19 pandemic could have sprung from an accident or viral escape from the Wuhan laboratory rather than naturally from an animal host.

“I was in a position where we could see the accumulating evidence,” he said in an interview with The Washington Times. “Every piece of evidence that we turned over, every rock that we pulled up suggested that this virology lab had all the hallmarks of a place where this could have leaked.”

Jun 15 05:06

China Blasts G7 Criticisms As Revealing "Sinister Intentions Of A Few" Led By US

China has reacted fiercely to the final G7 communique issued on Sunday by underscoring that such a "small" group of countries in reality can never decide the fate of the globe. "The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone," an official statement from the Chinese embassy in London said.

The embassy further protested the G7 communique over its highlighting China malfeasance from its mention of Taiwan to Hong Kong to Xinjiang, slamming the group of wealthy democracies as interfering in China's sovereign affairs. The communique called on Beijing "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms" - which was reportedly language somewhat watered down compared to what the White House had pushed for.

"Stop slandering China, stop interfering in China's internal affairs, and stop harming China's interests," an embassy spokesman said on Monday.

Jun 14 13:00

CHINA LOCKS DOWN 15 MILLION PEOPLE FOR 100 CASES OF “DELTA VARIANT”

The ruling class in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong is carrying out mass testing and has locked down entire areas of the province to try to control a “flare-up” of coronavirus cases in Guangzhou. The “flare-up” consists of 100 cases of the “Delta variant” and 15 million others are now prisoners of the state.

The psychopaths are not giving up on their lockdowns.

The city has cited the Delta variant of the coronavirus, first detected in India, as a driver behind the uptick in cases it has reported since the latter part of May. The Delta strain is known to be highly transmissible.

Guangzhou, a city of over 15 million people and the provincial capital, has reported 96 of the over 100 cases in Guangdong province in this latest outbreak. –CNBC

Jun 14 11:27

Russian Official Warns Conflict Between China, U.S. Would 'Exterminate All Mankind

ussian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov doesn't see war breaking out between China, Russia and the U.S., but if it did, it would "exterminate all mankind."

As the United States' relationship with Russia and China deteriorated, the two countries grew closer. Russia and China have denied that there are any current plans for a military alliance, although both have kept the door open to the possibility of one, raising concerns that a pact between Moscow and Beijing could disrupt the world order.

Denisov told the Global Times, a Chinese state-run outlet, that he wouldn't answer the hypothetical question as to whether Russia would back China in a war with the U.S.

"I am convinced that there will be no armed conflict between China and the U.S., just as there will be no armed conflict between Russia and the U.S. because such a conflict would exterminate all mankind, and then there would be no point in taking sides," Denisov said.

Jun 14 10:12

'Partners with the Chinese': Ex-DOD official says U.S is 'complicit' in COVID lab leak

Stephen Bryen, the founding director of the Pentagon's Defense Technology Security Administration, believes it's time for the U.S. to confront its own culpability in the COVID-19 pandemic — starting with tough questions about the Defense Department's funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese lab now widely suspected as ground zero in the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to humans.

Last month, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul grilled Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as U.S. funding that made its way to the WIV to support research on bat coronaviruses suspected of being exploited in gain of function experiments. Fauci categorically denied under oath any gain of function funding present or past by the National Institutes of Health, the NIAID's parent agency.

Jun 14 08:28

Top US General Warns China Increasing Military At "Serious And Sustained Rate"

The top U.S. general warned Thursday that the Chinese regime is increasing its military capacity at a “very serious and sustained rate” and said it could pose a threat to worldwide stability and peace.

Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that it’s necessary the United States “retain our competitive and technological edge” over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which comes after President Joe Biden and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin raised similar concerns in recent days about the rhetoric coming from the CCP—as the United States and China have remained intransigent over Taiwan, the CCP’s human rights violations, and disputes over territory.

Jun 14 08:21

PLANDEMIC: China had a covid “vaccine” ready and waiting long before the pandemic

A prominent Indian virologist by the name of Dr. T Jacob John claims that communist China had a “vaccine” ready and waiting for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) long before it made its appearance on the world stage.

In a new report, John explains that there are “some mysteries” about China’s “pandemic” that suggest foul play. It was “unique” in the way it manifested in that part of the world, he adds, compared to how other countries were hit by it.

Strangely enough, China appears to have “prepared for this in advance,” John says, adding that the situation there “is not what meets the eye.”

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One example John points to is the young Chinese scientist who was caught applying for a license for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine “as early as February 24, 2020,” which is a full two months before the pandemic officially broke out across the world.

Jun 14 06:05

Rare earth metals at the heart of China's rivalry with US, Europe

What if China were to cut off the United States and Europe from access to rare minerals that are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines and drones?

At a time of frequent geopolitical friction among those three powers, Washington and Brussels want to avoid this scenario by investing in the market for 17 minerals with unique properties that today are largely extracted and refined in China.

"The expected exponential growth in demand for minerals that are linked to clean energy is putting more pressure on US and Europe to take a closer look at where the vulnerabilities are and the concrete steps these governments can take," said Jane Nakano, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

In 2019, the United States imported 80 percent of its rare earth minerals from China, the US Geological Survey says.

Jun 14 06:04

Joe Biden moves US closer to Taiwan, but how far is he willing to risk Beijing’s anger?

The Biden administration’s plan to resume long-stalled trade talks with Taiwan has raised hopes of a normalization of relations, but observers say it remains to be seen how far it is willing to risk China’s wrath.

The White House has surprised some observers on the island by continuing Donald Trump’s policies of moving closer to Taipei, and this week it went a step further than the previous administration by agreeing to resume the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks in the “coming days”.

US trade representative Katherine Tai made the pledge on Thursday during a call with her Taiwanese counterpart John Deng and also said the White House was keen to work with Taiwan “on issues of common concern in multilateral organisations”.

Jun 14 05:34

Chinese Embassy in UK Blasts G7 Statement Mentioning Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan

Beijing has previously slammed the group of seven as outdated, saying "the days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone".

The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom lodged a strong protest on Monday after the G7 statement mentioning Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Taiwan and called on the member states to stop interfering in China's internal affairs. The diplomats stressed the G7 nations' focus on Xinjiang is purely political manipulation, noting that China must not be slandered and its interests must not be violated.

Jun 13 22:35

Roy introduces bill blocking Chinese Communist Party members from buying US land

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) is introducing a bill on Friday aimed at blocking members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from buying land in the United States.

Although the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States does review some attempts by foreign entities to buy land in the country, the bill would completely stop CCP members from buying either public or private land in the U.S.

The bill, called the Securing America's Land from Foreign Interference Act, is being introduced by Roy along with Reps. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas).

"In their quest for global domination, China has been buying up land and strategic infrastructure all over the world and in the United States," Roy said.

Jun 13 06:12

China scoffs at G7’s ‘international system’, says days when world was controlled by a ‘small group’ are over

Beijing has dismissed the notion that G7 nations can chart the trajectory of global affairs, arguing that decision-making by small clubs has been replaced by genuine multilateralism.

Washington has described the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, southwestern England, as an opportunity to reinforce the so-called “rules-based international system” – an assertion that China disputes.

“We always believe that countries, big or small, strong or weak, poor or rich, are equals, and that world affairs should be handled through consultation by all countries. The days when global decisions were dictated by a small group of countries are long gone,” a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in London said on Saturday in response to the rhetoric coming from Cornwall.

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