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  • Chinese regime more assertive along Indian border; Indian variant of CCP-virus found in China




    The Indian variant of the CCP-virus has been found in China. The discovery has drawn attention from hundreds of millions of people there. As thousands succumb to the virus in India, China may be taking advantage of the situation. Beijing is now further asserting its territorial claims along their shared border. Communist China’s first ever anti-spy law takes effect. Authorities will now offer rewards for those that report rule breakers. We look at why the U.S. should care about Taiwan. And whether America will defend the island, should Beijing decide to invade. Experts explain that Taiwan’s security has a lot to do with the safety of Americans. And Beijing has quietly taken control of energy suppliers around the world. But what’s behind its unique shopping list? We explain in a special report.

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    • Billionaire Fights China! |The American Dream Takes on China Inc. Part 1 | Zooming In China |Movies




      This story is fundamentally about three things: the American Dream takes on China, Inc., a Silicon Valley veteran beats Huawei, and a political amateur battles the CCP apparatus.

      Under the leadership of Keith Krach, then Under Secretary of State, China’s tech giant Huawei’s ambition to take over the global 5G communications was shattered in a spectacular way by a patriotic team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. In the process, they proved that China, Inc. is beatable and exposed its biggest weakness—lack of trust. Their well-honed, 3-prong strategy harnessed the three biggest areas of the U.S. competitive advantage by rallying its allies and friends, leveraging the resources of the private sector, and amplifying the moral high ground of democratic principles. By building an alliance of like-minded nations and companies based on democratic values, it garnered overwhelming international support and bipartisan backing.

      Team USA’s 5G trifecta served as a beachhead to a larger battle against China’s economic aggression which this documentary series will explore in future episodes. This movie is the first part of the 3-part series.

      The American Dream Takes on China Inc. Part One: 5G Trifecta

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      • Live Q&A: FBI Spied On Trump During Impeachment; China Releases Internet Control Plan | Crossroads




        The FBI spied on Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani during the 2019 impeachment. And in other news, the Chinese government is launching a plan to control the internet globally. In this live Q&A with Crossroads host Joshua Philipp we discuss these stories and others, and answer questions from the audience.

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        • Evidence Reveals That Military Team Collaborated With Lab Where COVID-19 Pandemic Originated

          BY NICOLE HAO, May 3, 2021

          The Chinese regime has said its controversial virology institute had no relationship with the military, but the institute worked with military leaders on a government-sponsored project for almost a decade.

          The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) participated in a project, sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)—a regime-funded scientific research institution—from 2012 to 2018. The project was comprised of a team of five military and civil experts, who conducted research at WIV labs, military labs, and other civil labs leading to “the discovery of animal pathogens [biological agents that causes disease] in wild animals.”

          The WIV is located in central China’s Wuhan City, the COVID-19 pandemic ground zero. As an advanced virology institution, the WIV has the only P4 lab—the highest biosafety level lab—in China and the biggest repository of bat coronaviruses in Asia. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, is “96 percent identical at the whole-genome level to a bat coronavirus,” Chinese researchers wrote in a research article (pdf) published in February 2020.

          In recent months, the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry and Shi Zhengli, the WIV virologist nicknamed “Bat Woman” for her research on coronaviruses of bat origin, denied there is a connection between the WIV and military, and said that no WIV researchers were infected with COVID-19.

          However, according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. State Department, “several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.”

          “The WIV has engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017,” states a State Department fact sheet.

          However, Shi denied that the WIV engaged in research with the Chinese military. “I don’t know of any military work at the WIV. That information is incorrect,” Shi said at a public webinar on March 23. Shi didn’t mention that the WIV was used by a Chinese military medical team in early 2020 for developing COVID-19 vaccines.

          Shi told Science magazine in July 2020 that no pathogen leaks or personnel infections had occurred. The magazine reported that according to Shi, “there is ‘zero infection’ among staff or students with SARS-CoV-2 [2019 novel coronavirus] or SARS-related viruses.”

          In late March, overseas Chinese media reported that three WIV staff members started to have symptoms similar to COVID-19 as early as November 2019. Soon thereafter, Chinese state-run media China News reported that the news was based on rumors.

          China News reported that a Chinese specialist told the WHO investigation team—which visited China in February to investigate the origin of the CCP virus—that cases dating back to 2019 were patients at WIV-related hospitals, rather than members of WIV staff.

          The NSFC put research results about the animal pathogens on its website on Feb. 1, 2018. It also stated that the project “discovered over 1,640 types of new viruses by using the metagenomics technology,” and the research was performed by a civil and military team.

          Cao Wuchun, 58, a member of the project’s military team, is a colonel and top epidemiologist in the Chinese military. He has been a researcher at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences since September 2017, but has worked there for the last 21 years. He served as the academy’s director from 2007 to 2017, according to his official resume. Cao served on the team as second in command to Major General Chen Wei, China’s top biowarfare expert.

          On Jan. 26, 2020, Cao accompanied Chen to Wuhan and they took over command of the WIV. Chinese state-run media reported, at that time, that the main purpose of the military take-over was to develop a vaccine against the CCP virus.

          Cao also co-led the NSFC project with Shi (the WIV virologist), and the Chen-Cao team had taken over the WIV when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Wuhan.

          The other three team leaders of the NSFC project were Liang Guodong, Zhang Yongzhen, and Xu Jianguo, researchers from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among them, Xu was the project leader or the manager of the other four team members.

          Xu, 69, is the director of the CDC’s state key laboratory for communicable disease prevention and control, a scholar at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and director of the Research Institute of Public Health at Nankai University. Xu’s resume states that he received $987,820 in funding from the NSFC for the project.

          As one of China’s top virus specialists, Xu went to Wuhan to serve as a team leader in early 2020. On Jan. 14, 2020, Xu told China’s Science magazine, “All 763 close contacts aren’t infected. The pandemic isn’t severe, and it might stop next week if there’s no more new infection.”

          In fact, Wuhan people started to crowd inside hospitals for their pneumonia symptoms from early January 2020, but the regime refused to recognize that the virus can transmit among humans until Jan. 20, 2020. The late announcements fooled people into traveling and allowed the virus to spread all around the world from Wuhan.

          Bat Woman

          Shi, 56, directs the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at WIV. In 2000, she received her Ph. D. degree in virology from the University of Montpellier II in France, after studying there for four years.

          Shi started to investigate coronaviruses when China suffered from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2002 and 2003.

          Beijing authorities said the SARS virus was transmitted from civets (a meat-eating animal) to humans in southern China’s Guangdong Province in November 2002, and spread to other Chinese cities and neighboring Hong Kong because the regime didn’t allow people to discuss this infectious disease in the first two months. SARS eventually killed at least 774 people, and infected 8,096 people from 31 countries.

          Chinese state-run CCTV reported on Dec. 29, 2017, that Shi and her team didn’t believe that civets were the natural hosts of SARS, and were only the intermediate host. They started to investigate bats from different Chinese regions in 2004.

          In 2011, Shi’s team detected a SARS-like virus from bats living in a cave in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province. They then named this virus “WIV1” and conducted further studies. CCTV didn’t report the details of the virus, but said Shi’s team continued to get samples from the same cave for five years.

          Since 2015, Shi’s team has been publishing their test results in international magazines, including Virologica Sinica, Nature, and Lancet.

          Weeks after the Chinese regime publicly announced the COVID-19 outbreak, Shi and her team published an article in Nature, linking COVID-19 to bats.

          Shi’s team discovered the bat coronavirus in the bats that they had collected from an abandoned copper mine in Tongguan township, Mojiang county in Yunnan Province. The WIV researchers had visited the mine for several days even after six workers had gotten infected while working there.

          On July 15, 2020, virologist Jonathan Latham and molecular biologist Allison Wilson from Ithaca, N.Y., co-published an article in Independent Science News after translating a 66-page master’s thesis by Li Xu, a Chinese medical doctor who treated the miners and sent their tissue samples to the WIV for testing.

          Li’s thesis was submitted in May 2013. He wrote that six miners removed the bat feces from a mine in April 2012. After working there for 14 days, all workers felt sick with severe symptoms, such as high fever, dry cough, and sore limbs.

          Kunming Medical University, School of Clinical Medicine, where Li studied, received and treated the miners. Finally, three of the miners died. Their samples were sent to WIV for further investigation.

          https://www.theepochtimes.com/eviden...d_3798920.html

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          • The Global Fire Truck Market size is predicted to grow at a 4.5% CAGR between 2020 to 2023. The chief purpose of fire trucks are to transport firefighter and water to extremity incidents and these trucks are also equipped with other necessary tools such as a ground ladder, hoses, pumps, basic life support equipment, self-contained breathing apparatuses, water tanks.

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            • Chinese-tied firms received up to $400M US virus relief funds; Beijing mocks India’s virus deaths





              Record numbers of Chinese tourists are packing attractions across China. That’s despite a variant of the CCP virus usually found in India being detected in the country. Beijing is mocking India’s virus death toll. But a post on Chinese social media platform has backfired. One Chinese citizen discovers a hidden spy tool attached to the back-end of his Android device. It reportedly scans and collects data from all connected devices in the household. Hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars, poured into companies tied to the Chinese Communist Party. The money was supposed to help the American small business sector, amid the pandemic-driven downturn. And Canada’s government has dished out millions of dollars of contracts to Chinese companies. That’s while Beijing continues to detain Canadian citizens.

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              • Pharmaceutical Ingredients, a Strategic Weapon of China’s Communist Regime

                BY WILLIAM FANG, May 4, 2021


                On April 22, senators Elizabeth Warren, Tina Smith, and Marco Rubio reintroduced two pieces of legislation that would reduce reliance on foreign nations, especially China, to supply ingredients needed to make various drugs. The Communist regime’s control of pharmaceutical resources in the manufacturing chain is mounting and is putting the free world at risk. This, in the wake of how the regime manipulated the pandemic to suit its political agenda.

                Rosemary Gibson, senior advisor at The Hastings Center, said at a 2019 hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on July 31, “If China shut the door on exports of medicines and their key ingredients and raw materials, U.S. hospitals and military hospitals and clinics would cease to function within months, if not days.”

                The Communist leadership surely knows the power it holds. A commentary from the regime-owned Xinhua News on March 4, 2020 stated: “If now China retaliates with a travel ban on the United States, a strategic control of medical products and a ban on exports will trap the United States in the vast ocean of COVID-19.”
                Global reliance on China


                According to the 2019 hearing on China’s role in global health, and the national security, economic, and public health concerns stemming from the American dependence on Chinese health products, 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients used by commercial sources to produce finished products come from China and India. However, the hearing also revealed that India relies on China for an estimated 80 percent of its active pharmaceutical ingredients.

                Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, once wrote, “APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and chemical intermediates from China are 35 to 40 percent cheaper than Indian ones.”

                It was also revealed that China’s generic drugs industry is thriving as exports to the U.S. rapidly grow. Examples of generic drugs made in China by domestic companies and sold in the United States include: antibiotics, anti-depressants, birth control pills, chemotherapy for cancer treatment for children and adults, medicine for Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy, to name a few.

                For example, the U.S. can no longer make generic antibiotics; and now, China is the leading manufacturer of antibiotics.
                Quality issues


                Li Daokui, an economist at Tsinghua University in Beijing touted at Beijing’s National Political Consultative Conference in March 2019, “Even though the sanction on chips has indeed restricted China, but some developed countries’ medical systems will suffer from reduced exports from China, the world’s largest exporter of ingredients for vitamins and antibiotics.”

                The 2019 hearing also revealed that there are 5,000 to 7,000 companies registered in China’s pharmaceutical sector. China is the biggest global source of generic drugs, pharmaceutical ingredients, and other health products, including dietary supplements, biologics, and medical devices.

                In her testimony, Gibson stressed that in 5 to 10 years, the U.S. will have virtually no manufacturing capacity left for generic drugs, which account for 90 percent of U.S. medicines. “We are losing control over the supply of our medicines and when we lose control over supply, we lose control over quality.” A shocking point she made was, “That’s why we have blood pressure medicines with carcinogens in them.”

                Perhaps the facts sound a warning. At the hearing, Gibson said, “In 2018, more than 31,000 active duty military personnel, veterans, and their family members were notified that they may have been given blood pressure medicines containing a cancer-causing ingredient.” Also the fact that the Department of Defense procures medicines based on price, not quality, puts Americans at risk at the national level.

                “More than 10 percent of generic drugs tested do not meet quality standards.” Gibson said.
                A market too large to ignore


                Huang, on the other hand, explained that under the cut-throat, winner-takes-all bidding process, multinational pharmas lose their market share in China even with assurances of the high quality of their products.

                In fact, because “none of China’s vaccine scandals have involved foreign manufacturers,” as Huang stated, Chinese consumers prefer high-end, imported pharmaceutical products.

                China has emerged as the second largest pharmaceutical market in the world by revenue behind only the United States. However, U.S. health and biotech firms continue to face regulatory and other market barriers that limit their ability to sell in China and compete with Chinese firms, as stated by hearing co-chair Michael Wessel.

                In the policy recommendation, Huang indicated, “We should deliver an explicit message to the Chinese side that healthcare products should not be used as a weapon in the U.S.-China trade war.”

                https://www.theepochtimes.com/pharma...e_3801520.html


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                • Philippine minister slams China with expletive; Xi Jinping urges deterrence against the west





                  The Chinese Communist Party leader is pushing for more military deterrence. In a speech, he claimed China has the upper hand amid the current global situation. The world’s biggest power players are debating how to deal with China. America’s top diplomat is making his position clear. The Pentagon is calling for a “new vision” for U-S defense. It’s top official says the country should use technology to address threats from China. The Philippines’ Foreign Minister seems to have had enough. He told China to “get out” in a Twitter post, complete with vulgar language. This as Chinese ships continuously show up in Filipino waters. And the sea level is rising along China’s coast. A number of cities could be at risk, including financial hub Shanghai. New reports disclose the unusual reason why.




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                  • China’s Leaders ‘Studied the Holocaust Very Carefully’—Nury Turkel on Genocide in Xinjiang




                    Nury Turkel was born in a Chinese re-education camp where his mother was imprisoned at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution. Now, he’s a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Chinese Communist Party has been waging a war on faith, Turkel says. Uyghurs Muslims in Xinjiang are being treated as less than human and forcibly sterilized, religious believers are forced to study Xi Jinping thought, and Falun Gong practitioners are being targeted for their organs. What is the Chinese Communist Party doing to religious believers behind closed doors?


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                    • EU, India to combat China Belt and Road Initiative; Chinese luxury car not so luxurious: driver




                      Two weeks before announcing that the coronavirus is contagious… new reports say China had already started developing a vaccine. A Chinese luxury car brand, exposed. One driver’s experience seems to highlight the brand’s quality control failings. While other anecdotes point to problems even before the cars make it off the lot. A major American manufacturer has been slapped with a $13 million fine. The penalty comes after it handed sensitive data over to several other countries, including China. Among the leaked info… Technical details related to military aircraft designs. The European Union and India discuss a global infrastructure agreement. It could provide an alternative to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. And a resolution is condemning forced organ harvesting in China. Texas state senators unanimously passed the move. And a specialist explains why it’s needed.

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                      • Born in a Chinese Re-Education Camp—USCIRF Commissioner Nury Turkel on the Genocide in Xinjiang



                        Nury Turkel was born in a Chinese re-education camp where his mother was imprisoned at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution. Now, he’s a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Chinese Communist Party has been waging a war on faith, Turkel says. Uyghurs Muslims in Xinjiang are being treated as less than human and forcibly sterilized, religious believers are forced to study Xi Jinping thought, and Falun Gong practitioners are being targeted for their organs. What is the Chinese Communist Party doing to religious believers behind closed doors?

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                        • G7 says no to China, stands with Taiwan; China suspends economic dialogue with Australia




                          A White House advisor warns against making a clear statement on Taiwan. They say backing Taiwan in case of war with China would have “significant downsides.” Seven of the world’s most advanced economies say ‘no’ to Communist China’s human rights abuses. They’re also standing with Taiwan. A U.S. court rules on the fate of the Chinese company. It’s allowed to continue trading on the American stock market, despite its alleged ties to the Chinese military. The World Trade Organization has a new Deputy Director General. The position has been filled by a senior Chinese official, amid growing concerns about Beijing’s unfair trade practices. And Australia is rethinking its 99-year lease to a Chinese firm. The company rents a sea port there. But in the case of war in the South China Sea — it could be part of a key strategy.

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                          • To China’s Communist Party, All Religious Beliefs Are ‘Sign of Disloyalty’—Nury Turkel



                            Nury Turkel was born in a Chinese re-education camp where his mother was imprisoned at the height of China’s Cultural Revolution. Now, he’s a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Chinese Communist Party has been waging a war on faith, Turkel says. Uyghurs Muslims in Xinjiang are being treated as less than human and forcibly sterilized, religious believers are forced to study Xi Jinping thought, and Falun Gong practitioners are being targeted for their organs. What is the Chinese Communist Party doing to religious believers behind closed doors?

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                            • Chinese Communist Party Keeps Rewriting History, But History Cannot Be Changed

                              May 4, 2021 | By Yi Ran


                              History as a fait accompli is something we can only learn from, but not alter. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), however, has been altering history to its own advantage since it took power in 1949. The Chinese civilization dates back at least 5,000 years, so the history of China is not the same as the brief history of the CCP, which is a fact that the CCP is unable to change.

                              The CCP, though, has never stopped attempting to rewrite history in order to brainwash the Chinese people, especially the younger generations, with the communism ideology, to strike fear in their minds and strengthen its totalitarian rule. The latest revision to the CCP’s history, including removing political movement tragedies and whitewashing the Cultural Revolution from its history books, is one such example.

                              According to Sing Tao Daily and other news media, the most recent version of the History of the Chinese Communist Party released this February has eliminated contents such as zhengfeng (or “rectification” targeting people with different opinions than the CCP), fanyou (Anti-Rightist), Great Leap Forward, and people’s commune. The damage of the Cultural Revolution was also brushed off, and the resulting havoc was claimed as an initiative to oppose corruption and elite groups.

                              In this article, we will look into this topic and explain why such a narrative is misleading. In fact, the Cultural Revolution was a catastrophe, both culturally and politically. It fostered corruption and the CCP’s elite class, which continues to exploit Chinese people to this day.
                              Unprecedented Cultural Catastrophe


                              China has a long history of about 5,000 years, and Beijing was the capital of several dynasties. But an initiative known the “Destroy the Four Olds” (Old Ideas, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Customs) was launched in Beijing at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution in 1966. Led by extreme students known as Red Guards, it was essentially a mess of destroying heritage sites, objects, beating people, and ransacking homes. It soon spread to the entirety of China and caused immeasurable losses.

                              Over 114,000 households in Beijing were ransacked at the time, including 1,061 in Fusuijing Residential District alone. Robbed books, artworks, and archaeological objects were burned for eight days. More than 2.35 million ancient books, along with nearly 4 million calligraphy and artworks, and antique furniture were confiscated in Beijing alone. Many artworks in the Summer Palace, an invaluable imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty, were also destroyed.

                              Similar things happened in Shanghai and other cities. A 7-foot tall Buddha statue along with about 1,000 small statues in renowned Longhua Temple were smashed into pieces. A statue even had its head chopped off. But the CCP officials simply shrugged it off. “Households of 100,000 capitalists were ransacked [in Shanghai],” commented then premier Zhou Enlai, implying that these enemies-of-the-state deserved such treatment.

                              Across China, about ten million such households were ransacked. Countless tragedies happened to historical sites throughout China, and numerous scholars, celebrities, and ordinary citizens were targeted, and some even killed.

                              A well-known writer named Qin Mu once said, “This is an unprecedented catastrophe. Millions of people were targeted and died, numerous families were broken apart with youths turning into hooligans, countless books were burned, and historical sites were ruined. Even graves of ancestors were dug up and so many crimes had been carried out in the name of revolution.”

                              But such killings, arsons, looting, robberies, and damage to history and culture is now labeled by the CCP as an anti-corruption campaign. (To view the whole article visite the link below)

                              https://en.minghui.org/html/articles.../4/192177.html

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                              • Will Elon Musk’s Starlink Break China’s Great Firewall? | Zooming In With Simone Gao



                                At the horizon of 6g that will fundamentally change the way we connect to the Internet, my interview with Greg Autry, Clinical Professor of Space Leadership, Business and Policy at Arizona State University. We talked about among other things whether #ElonMusk​​ 's #StarLink​​ have the potential ability to break #China​​ ’s great firewall.

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