Tag Archives: China

Foreign Spectators Banned From 2022 Beijing Olympics

From the International Olympic Committee: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held an Executive Board (EB) meeting today, in the presence of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Beijing 2022 informed the EB of the principles that will help deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as scheduled. Considering the above objective, the IOC and IPC fully respect the principles …

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Milley: Calls To China Were “Routine” Part Of My Job

The Associated Press reports: The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump’s presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. In his first public comments on the conversations, Gen. Mark Milley such said calls are “routine” and were done “to reassure both …

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Milley: My Calls To China Were In Line With My Duties

The Associated Press reports: The top U.S. military officer on Wednesday defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency, saying the conversations were in keeping with his duties as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a written statement, Gen. Mark Milley’s spokesman, Col. Dave Butler, said Milley acted …

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BOOK: Top General Took Secret Action To Protect US Nuclear Arsenal From Being Used By “Crazy” Trump

The Washington Post reports: Twice in the final months of the Trump administration, the country’s top military officer was so fearful that the president’s actions might spark a war with China that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict. In a pair of secret phone calls, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his …

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China Bans Effeminate “Sissy Men” From Television

The Associated Press reports: China’s government banned effeminate men on TV and told broadcasters Thursday to promote “revolutionary culture,” broadening a campaign to tighten control over business and society and enforce official morality. President Xi Jinping has called for a “national rejuvenation,” with tighter Communist Party control of business, education, culture and religion. Broadcasters must “resolutely put an end to …

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Feds Seize More Fake CDC Vax Cards Made In China

The Washington Post reports: More than 3,000 counterfeit vaccine cards arriving from China were recently seized by border officials at the port of Anchorage, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. The cards had “low quality printing,” CBP said Thursday, and mimicked the cards used by the CDC to show proof of coronavirus vaccination. The shipment was one of the largest …

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China “Respects The Wishes And Choices Of Afghans”

Axios reports: China will “respect the wishes and choices of the Afghan people” after the Taliban seized Kabul and toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government, a spokesperson for China’s foreign ministry said Monday, according to the Financial Times. Beijing’s first official comments since the Taliban installed themselves in the presidential palace in Kabul signifies a willingness to work with a Taliban-led government …

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GOP Report Claims Proof Of Chinese Lab Leak Theory

Reuters reports: A preponderance of evidence proves the virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic leaked from a Chinese research facility, said a report by U.S. Republicans released on Monday, a conclusion that U.S. intelligence agencies have not reached. Rep. Michael McCaul [photo], the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a third installment in his investigation into the …

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White House Blames China For Microsoft Email Hack

The Associated Press reports: The Biden administration on Monday blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year. The administration and allied nations also disclosed a broad range of other cyberthreats from Beijing, including ransomware attacks from government-affiliated hackers that have targeted companies with demands …

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US Warns Companies Of New Risks In Hong Kong

Via press release from the State Department: On July 16, the U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued a business advisory to caution U.S. businesses about emerging risks to their operations and activities in Hong Kong. Many of these risks stem from …

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Big Tech Warns: We’ll Quit Hong Kong Over Doxing Law

The Wall Street Journal reports: Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet’s Google have privately warned the Hong Kong government that they could stop offering their services in the city if authorities proceed with planned changes to data-protection laws that could make them liable for the malicious sharing of individuals’ information online. A letter sent by an industry group that includes the internet …

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Chinese Communist Party Marks 100 Years [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: China’s President Xi Jinping on Thursday warned that foreign forces attempting to bully the nation will “get their heads bashed”, and hailed a “new world” created by its people as the ruling Communist Party marked the centenary of its founding. In an hour-long address from Tiananmen Square, Xi pledged to build up China’s military, committed to the “reunification” …

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AP: China Has “Army” Of Fake Accounts On Twitter

The Associated Press reports: A seven-month investigation by the Associated Press and the Oxford Internet Institute, a department at Oxford University, found that China’s rise on Twitter has been powered by an army of fake accounts that have retweeted Chinese diplomats and state media tens of thousands of times, covertly amplifying propaganda that can reach hundreds of millions of people …

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US Probes Reported Leak At Chinese Nuclear Plant

CNN reports: The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an “imminent radiological threat,” according to US officials and documents reviewed by CNN. The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising …

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Chinese Hackers Penetrated NYC’s Subway Computers

The New York Times reports: A hacking group believed to have links to the Chinese government penetrated the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s computer systems in April, exposing vulnerabilities in a vast transportation network that carries millions of people every day, according to an M.T.A. document that outlined the breach. The hackers did not gain access to systems that control train cars …

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China Raises Limits On Children To Three Per Couple

Reuters reports: Married Chinese couples may have up to three children, China announced on Monday, in a major shift from the existing limit of two after recent data showed a dramatic decline in births in the world’s most populous country. Beijing scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit to try and stave off risks …

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DOJ Prepares To Sue Former RNC Finance Chair And Casino Magnate For Lobbying Trump On China’s Behalf

The Hill reports: The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to sue luxury Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn in order to force him to register as a foreign lobbyist over allegations that he attempted to lobby Trump administration officials to obtain a diplomatic favor for China. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that people familiar with the matter said …

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Biden Asks Intel Agencies To Probe Origin Of COVID

The Associated Press reports: President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlikely possibility that the origins of the virus trace to Chinese lab. After months of minimizing the possibility as a fringe theory, the Biden administration is responding both to domestic and geopolitical concerns …

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Actor John Cena Apologizes In Fluent Mandarin After Calling Taiwan A “Country” In Movie Interview [VIDEO]

Wrestling.com reports: WWE legend John Cena has issued an apology to China for calling Taiwan a country in a recent interview. During a promotional tour for Fast & Furious 9, Cena referred to Taiwan as a country while speaking to TVBS – sparking outrage among Chinese fans. Cena posted a video message on the Sina Weibo platform clarifying his comments, …

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People Flee As New Chinese Skyscraper “Wobbles”

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily reports: Shoppers fled Shenzhen’s 71-storey Saige Plaza after the building wobbled on Tuesday afternoon, with the city’s authorities confirming no earthquake and storm had been detected. Dozens of videos circulating on China’s microblogging platform Weibo showed swinging antennas at the top of the building at around 1 p.m., as people ran onto the street in panic …

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