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  • Senator Urges Biden Administration to Keep Confronting China
    Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) warned that the United States cannot “backslide” on China under the Biden administration. “China has been aggressive and predatory from a military standpoint, from a diplomatic standpoint, and from an economic standpoint for so many years,” said Hagerty in a recent interview with The Epoch Times’ sister company NTD at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida. For example, the senator pointed to Beijing’s recent aggression in Hong Kong and against Taiwan, the latter being a key U.S. ally in the Indo-Pacific region. Beijing has “used the void of this movement into the Biden administration as an opportunity to step up their aggression,” Hagerty said. He added: “China understands a strong America. We cannot be weak at this point. And we certainly can’t backslide right now.” Since President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20, China has escalated its war-mongering toward Taiwan, a self-ruled island …
  • Victims of Communist China Call for Magnitsky Laws in Australia
    Survivors of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gathered in Canberra on Feb. 27-28 for the inaugural “Victims of the Communist Regime of China” conference, where attendees called for the rapid adoption of Magnitsky style legislation in Australia to limit human rights abusers from enjoying the spoils of their crimes. At the conference, the need for Magnitsky legislation was addressed by representatives of the Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong, Uyghur Muslims, and Catholic and Christian communities, as well as Hong Kong and Chinese democracy groups. They also called on the Australian government to continue to stand firm in the face of Beijing’s pressure. The representative of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) for Australia and New Zealand, Lhakpo Tshoko, urged the Australian government to enact legislation comparable to the United States’ Global Magnitsky Act and to encourage other governments to impose similar sanctions. “It is high time that the international community come together for justice and truth …
  • Victims of Communist China Call for Magnitsky Laws in Australia
    Survivors of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) gathered in Canberra on Feb. 27-28 for the inaugural “Victims of the Communist Regime of China” conference, where attendees called for the rapid adoption of Magnitsky style legislation in Australia to limit human rights abusers from enjoying the spoils of their crimes. At the conference, the need for Magnitsky legislation was addressed by representatives of the Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong, Uyghur Muslims, and Catholic and Christian communities, as well as Hong Kong and Chinese democracy groups. They also called on the Australian government to continue to stand firm in the face of Beijing’s pressure. The representative of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) for Australia and New Zealand, Lhakpo Tshoko, urged the Australian government to enact legislation comparable to the United States’ Global Magnitsky Act and to encourage other governments to impose similar sanctions. “It is high time that the International Community come together for justice and truth …
  • Beijing Views Taiwan as ‘Next Big Prize’ After Hong Kong, Xinjiang Crackdowns: Former National Security Adviser
    The threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan makes the island the world’s “most significant flashpoint” that could lead to a “large-scale war,” according to former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. McMaster, speaking before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 2, said that Chinese Leader Xi Jinping views Taiwan as the “next big prize” after solidifying the Chinese regime’s control domestically—by imposing a draconian national security law in Hong Kong, and its genocidal campaign against ethnic Muslims in the Xinjiang region. The former official said Xi believes “he has a fleeting window of opportunity that’s closing” in relation to attacking Taiwan. “He wants to, in his view, make China whole again,” McMaster said. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) views Taiwan as part of its territory, even though the island has been governed as a distinct entity for more than seven decades. It has vowed to retake the island by …
  • China’s ‘Richest Village’ in Financial Crisis
    Huaxi Village in Jiangsu Province, which was once touted by the Chinese regime as “China’s richest village,” is in financial trouble. Experts believe the situation reveals the corruption among the elite. Huaxi Group, the company which is collectively owned by the village and its residents, and has many sub-companies and listed companies, has a debt load of 40 billion yuan (about $6.17 billion) and some Chinese media claim that it is bankrupt. On Feb. 25, a video went viral, showing a large number of residents waiting in several lines in the village square to withdraw their money from Huaxi Group. Some residents told Chinese media that since Feb. 24, the dividend of Huaxi Group’s shareholding has suddenly dropped from 30 percent to 0.5 percent. Since the 30 percent dividend has lasted for several years, many villagers have bought shares. According to mainland Chinese media portal Sina, Huaxi Village’s Communist Party …
  • China Insider: Leading Hong Kong Dissidents Charged With Subversion
    Forty-seven Hong Kong activists were charged on Feb. 28 with conspiracy to commit subversion, in the largest single clampdown on the city’s pro-democracy opposition under a Beijing-imposed “national security law.”
  • Jack Ma Loses Title as China’s Richest Man After Coming Under Beijing’s Scrutiny
    BEIJING—Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma has lost the title of China’s richest man, a list published on Tuesday showed, as his peers prospered while his empire was put under heavy scrutiny by Chinese regulators. Ma and his family had held the top spot for China’s richest in the Hurun Global Rich List in 2020 and 2019 but now trail in fourth place behind bottled water maker Nongfu Spring’s Zhong Shanshan, Tencent Holding’s Pony Ma and e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo’s Collin Huang, the latest list showed. His fall out of the top three comes “after China’s regulators reined in Ant Group and Alibaba on antitrust issues,” the Hurun report said. Ma’s recent woes were triggered by an Oct. 24 speech in which he blasted China’s regulatory system, leading to the suspension of his Ant Group’s $37 billion IPO just days before the fintech giant’s public listing. Regulators have since tightened …
  • Florida Governor Unveils Legislation to Confront CCP Influence
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has unveiled sweeping legislation aimed at confronting malign foreign influence, particularly from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “Over the last decade, the Communist Party of China has been meticulous and deliberate in their economic infiltration across the globe,” DeSantis said in a press conference on March 1. He added: “The Chinese Communist Party has made it a mission of their global expansion of power to steal intellectual property from our businesses, our government, and our academic institutions, all to further fuel their global objectives.” “We need to take action, stand firm against the Chinese Communist Party and foreign influence and interference in American research, education, and public affairs,” the governor said. On Monday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took to Twitter to thank the governor for his effort. According to DeSantis, state agencies, state universities, public schools, and local governments must “never use tax dollars to establish …
  • US Urged to Boost AI Weapons to Counter China’s Rise
    The United States must sharpen its artificial intelligence-powered tools in order not to fall behind the efforts of communist China, a U.S. national security commission has told Congress. In a 750-page report (pdf) to Congress released on March 1, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) detailed the threats posed by the regime in Beijing, which has been vying to supplant the United States as the world’s next AI superpower. If left unchecked, the communist regime’s rapid advance in the AI field would see China surpass America within the next decade, warned the commission, headed by former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, along with executives from Microsoft, Oracle, and Amazon. “China is organized, resourced, and determined to win the technology competition,” it stated, adding that the regime “is executing a centrally-directed systematic plan to extract AI knowledge from abroad through espionage, talent recruitment, technology transfer, and investments.” The heavy digital …
  • House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to End US Adoption of ‘One China Policy’
    TAIPEI, Taiwan—U.S. Reps. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) and Scott Perry (R-Pa.) have introduced legislation calling on the U.S. government to drop its “one-China policy” and resume formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan. “For more than 40 years, American presidents of both political parties have repeated Beijing’s bogus lie that Taiwan is part of Communist China–despite the objective reality that it is not,” stated Tiffany, according to a March 1 press release from his office. “Taiwan is a free, democratic, and independent country, and it’s time U.S. policy reflected that fact,” Tiffany added. “It is time to do away with this outdated policy.” The United States currently is not a formal diplomatic ally of Taiwan, since Washington changed its diplomatic recognition in favor of Beijing in 1979. Since then, the United States has maintained a non-diplomatic relationship with Taiwan based on the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). The TRA authorizes the United States to …
  • CCP Uses Private Dinners and Paid Trips to Influence Media and Politicians: Investigative Reporter
    The Chinese regime uses private dinners and paid trips to push for favorable reports or policies from the media and politicians, according to Natalie Winters, an investigative reporter with The National Pulse. “We uncovered that an organization by the name of the China-United States Exchange Foundation [CUSEF]… specifically seeks to co-opt and neutralize any opposition to the Chinese Communist Party [CCP], and really target elites in the West to push policies that advance the desires of the Chinese Communist Party,” Winters told The Epoch Times’ “Crossroads.” Winters pointed out that CUSEF has been identified repeatedly by the U.S. government as working with China’s United Front Work Department, an affiliate of the CCP central committee. The CUSEF was established in 2008 in Hong Kong, labeled as “an independent, non-profit and non-governmental foundation committed to the belief that a positive and peaceful relationship” between China and the United States. “They were paying journalists, reporters, …
  • Florida Governor Unveils State Legislation to Confront CCP Influence
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has unveiled sweeping legislation aimed at confronting malign foreign influence, particularly from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). “Over the last decade, the Communist Party of China has been meticulous and deliberate in their economic infiltration across the globe,” DeSantis said in a press conference on March 1. He added: “The Chinese Communist Party has made it a mission of their global expansion of power to steal intellectual property from our businesses, our government, and our academic institutions, all to further fuel their global objectives.” “We need to take action, stand firm against the Chinese Communist Party and foreign influence and interference in American research, education, and public affairs,” the governor said. On Monday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took to Twitter to thank the governor for his effort. According to DeSantis, state agencies, state universities, public schools, and local governments must “never use tax dollars to establish …
  • US Urged to Boost AI Weapons to Counter China’s Rise
    The United States must sharpen its artificial intelligence-powered tools in order not to fall behind the efforts of communist China, a U.S. national security commission has told Congress. In a 750-page report (pdf) to Congress released on March 1, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) detailed the threats posed by Beijing, which has been vying to supplant the United States as the world’s next AI superpower. If left unchecked, the communist regime’s rapid advance in the AI field would see China surpass America within the next decade, warned the commission headed by former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, along with executives from Microsoft, Oracle, and Amazon. “China is organized, resourced, and determined to win the technology competition,” it stated, adding that the regime “is executing a centrally-directed systematic plan to extract AI knowledge from abroad through espionage, talent recruitment, technology transfer, and investments.” The heavy digital dependence of Americans …
  • Signs of Infighting Within Chinese Leadership Surface in Leaked Document
    An ongoing internal struggle exists within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between Xi Jinping, the head of the regime, and Premier Li Keqiang over their different visions for the Party’s management of the nation’s economy, according to an internal document recently leaked to The Epoch Times. The confidential circular, issued by the Shijiazhuang City Commission for Discipline Inspection (CDI)—a branch of the CCP’s anti-corruption agency, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)—on May 25, 2020, mentioned that the CCDI’s investigation team conducted research earlier that month to “coordinate epidemic prevention and control with economic and social development.” The document shows the CCDI getting involved in State Council affairs, giving guidance to local authorities on “resumption of work and production.” Li, who has the reins of China’s economy, is the chair of the State Council. Under Xi, the CCDI has become the CCP’s main watchdog. It has been taking aim at rampant corruption in …
  • WHO Probe Under Scrutiny Over Investigators’ Ties to Chinese Regime
    International critics are questioning the impartiality of a World Health Organization (WHO) team that recently conducted a fact-finding mission in Wuhan to probe the origins of the CCP virus. The team consisted of 17 Chinese experts and 17 foreign experts from 10 countries. They began their work in the central Chinese city of Wuhan—the epicenter of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus outbreak—in late January before presenting their preliminary findings at a virtual press conference on Feb. 9. However, the composition of the WHO team has come under scrutiny. In particular, some experts have relationships with the Chinese regime, raising conflict of interest issues. Leung Man-to, a political science professor at Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University, told The Epoch Times that the independence of the findings was compromised by the fact that foreign experts chosen by the WHO needed to first be approved by Beijing. In October last year, Mike …
  • Foreign Journalists in China See ‘Rapid Decline in Media Freedom’: Survey
    BEIJING—China used coronavirus prevention measures, intimidation, and visa curbs to limit foreign reporting in 2020, ushering in a “rapid decline in media freedom,” the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) said on Monday. For the third year in a row, no journalists told the group that working conditions had improved, the FCCC said in an annual report based on 150 responses to a survey of correspondents and interviews with bureau chiefs. “All arms of state power—including surveillance systems introduced to curb coronavirus—were used to harass and intimidate journalists, their Chinese colleagues, and those whom the foreign press sought to interview,” it said. Authorities cited public health concerns to deny reporters access to sensitive areas and threatened them with enforced quarantine, it added. Visa restrictions were also used to put pressure on reporting. At least 13 correspondents were given press credentials valid for 6 months or less, the FCCC said. Foreign …
  • Chinese Hackers Target Indian Vaccine Makers, Says Security Firm
    NEW DELHI—A Chinese state-backed hacking group has in recent weeks targeted the IT systems of two Indian vaccine makers whose coronavirus shots are being used in the country’s immunization campaign, cyber intelligence firm Cyfirma told Reuters. Rivals China and India have both sold or gifted COVID-19 shots to many countries. India produces more than 60 percent of all vaccines sold in the world. Goldman Sachs-backed Cyfirma, based in Singapore and Tokyo, said Chinese hacking group APT10, also known as Stone Panda, had identified gaps and vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure and supply chain software of Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine maker. “The real motivation here is actually exfiltrating intellectual property and getting a competitive advantage over Indian pharmaceutical companies,” said Cyfirma Chief Executive Kumar Ritesh, formerly a top cyber official with British foreign intelligence agency MI6. He said APT10 was actively targeting …
  • Signs of Infighting Surface Among Chinese Leadership in Leaked Document
    An internal document of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently leaked to The Epoch Times exposes an ongoing internal struggle within the party between Xi Jinping, the head of the regime, and Li Kechiang, the premier, who have different visions for the CCP’s management of the Chinese economy. The confidential circular, issued by the Shijiazhuang City Commission for Discipline Inspection (CDI)—a branch of the CCP’s anti-corruption agency, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)—on May 25, 2020, mentioned that the CCDI’s investigation team conducted research on May 9, 2020, to “coordinate epidemic prevention and control with economic and social development.” The document shows the CCDI getting involved in State Council affairs, giving guidance to local authorities on “resumption of work and production.” Under Xi Jinping, the CCDI has become the CCP’s main watchdog. It has been taking aim at rampant corruption in the CCP—a personal mission of the regime’s leader. Given …
  • Rep. Perry: Designate CCP a Transnational Criminal Organization
    Rep. Scott Perry said Sunday that the Biden administration must designate the Chinese Communist Party as a “transnational criminal organization.”
  • International Outcry After 47 Opposition Figures in Hong Kong Charged Under National Security Law
    The United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Taiwan have voiced concern at the Hong Kong government’s subversion charges directed at 47 pro-democracy activists under the pro-Beijing national security law on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken took to Twitter late on Sunday night to condemn the detentions and charges against the activists, saying that “freedom of expression” should not be a crime. A State Department spokesperson also told The Epoch Times in an email, “The United States condemns the re-detention of these individuals under Hong Kong’s National Security Law. We call on the Hong Kong authorities to immediately release those still held and to drop the charges against them. “Political participation should never be a crime. These individuals simply sought to exercise their rights by participating or helping others to participate in elections. This is yet another example of how the National Security Law is used to stifle dissent, not improve …
  • Dozens of Leading Hong Kong Dissidents Charged With Subversion
    HONG KONG—Forty-seven Hong Kong dissidents were charged on Feb. 28 with conspiracy to commit subversion, in the largest single clampdown on the city’s pro-democracy opposition under a Beijing-imposed “national security law.” Sam Cheung, a young activist and a participant in an unofficial primary election last summer, was dressed in a black mask and accompanied by his wife when he was charged after reporting to a local police station. “Hong Kongers have a really tough time these days,” he told reporters before entering the station. “I hope everyone won’t give up on Hong Kong … [and] fight on.” Cheung was arrested in a dawn raid, along with more than 50 other lawmakers and activists on Jan. 6 in the largest so-called national security operation since the law’s passage last June. They were accused of organizing and participating in an unofficial primary election last July aimed at selecting the strongest candidates for a legislative …
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