Biden ATF nominee Chipman failed to disclose Chinese state TV hit used as propaganda by the communist state | “OUR WORLD”

https://nackpets.wordpress.com/2021/08/04/biden-atf-nominee-chipman-failed-to-disclose-chinese-state-tv-hit-used-as-propaganda-by-the-communist-state/

Published August 04, 2021

Chipman failed to disclose his 2012 appearance on CGTN, an arm of China’s propaganda machine that was required to register as a foreign agent in 2019

EXCLUSIVE: President Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) failed to disclose to the Senate a media appearance on Chinese state TV, which may have been used as propaganda by the communist state to cover up a mass stabbing of children…

The dubious terms of China’s massive international loan spree – China News

https://chinanews.net.au/2021/08/04/the-dubious-terms-of-chinas-massive-international-loan-spree/

Yet the terms of these loans to sovereign borrowers have been shrouded in secrecy. Until now. The Peterson Institute for International Economics, a DC-based think-tank, has a fascinating paper published earlier this year* which pulls together findings based on 100 contracts made to sovereign creditors mainly in Africa and South America...

China Aims to Dominate Global Governance

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/07/29/china-aims-to-dominate-global-governance/
Though the dangers to the world of China becoming a global powerhouse are evident, a few frilly words from China seem to be all that is needed for Western elites to disbelieve their eyes. Go to Source Author: {American Thinker}… Read more

China interest in Afghanistan could be ‘positive’, says US Blinken – BBC News

Comment by tonyttan2015: It is time for America to throw out its “exceptionalism” and observe international laws.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58007517

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said China’s possible involvement in Afghanistan could be “a positive thing”.

He said this was if China was looking towards a “peaceful resolution of the conflict” and a “truly representative and inclusive” government.

His comments came after Taliban representatives visited China…

US-China Tianjin Talks “Stopped Short Of Actually Negotiating Anything”

Comment by tonytran2015: Is there any point in negotiating if the US must let China interfere with its internal matters ?

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/07/27/us-china-tianjin-talks-stopped-short-of-actually-negotiating-anything/

As we detailed before the Chinese side presented no less than two lists of grievances – or essentially things the Biden administration must rectify before any real diplomacy can take place,
focusing on lifting sanctions and all travel restrictions on Chinese
officials, and revoking policies which see Chinese media as ‘foreign
missions’.

Labor gaslights Australia on China – MacroBusiness

https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/05/labor-gaslights-australia-china/

… Perhaps a better way ahead for Labor is to follow the MB path of separating rhetorically and politically the CCP from the Chinese
people. The former may not like it but it is a way of managing the expectations of both the local Chinese Australian and wider communities vis whatever is meant by “China”.

An even better idea is to slash immigration so that the problem doesn’t develop into some kind of domestically generated fatal schism in
strategic policy.

‘Mossad cell’ arrested over plans to provoke violence during ongoing protests in Iran, Tehran claims — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/530374-mossad-arrest-iran-israel/

Members of an armed cell who allegedly worked with Israel’s
Mossad spy agency and planned to provoke violence during protests in
Iran have been detained, Tehran’s Intelligence Ministry has told local
media.
The group, which allegedly
had access to a heavy shipment of weapons and ammunition, was recently
apprehended after entering Iran through its western border, an official
from the ministry told the Fars news agency.

The
official didn’t elaborate on the size of the unit or the nationality of
those arrested, but they insisted that the suspects were acting in
cooperation with Mossad, the Israeli spy agency.

The weapons
seized from the alleged agents included pistols, grenades, rifles,
shotguns, and ammo. The arms were being brought into Iran to be used
during “urban riots and assassinations,” according to the ministry official.

The
announcement comes after several weeks of demonstrations in Iran
against water shortages in the southwest of the country, caused by
severe drought. The unrest has resulted in at least five deaths among
the protesters.



Also on rt.com
Iran accuses Israel of June sabotage attack at nuclear site, says it caused ‘no damage to equipment’

The Intelligence Ministry representative also claimed that Israel had been intending to carry out “acts of sabotage”
during the Iranian presidential election in mid-June, which was won by
hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi. The country’s security forces
prevented those activities, he added, and “dealt a blow to the Mossad terrorist network.”

He also thanked Iranians for their “constant vigilance,” while urging the public to remain wary of any “suspicious offers,” particularly if made online.

Tehran
has long accused Israel intelligence of undertaking malign activities
on Iranian territory in an attempt to undermine the country’s stability
and derail its nuclear program.

The two blasts that rocked the
Natanz nuclear site in April 2021 and July 2020, as well as the
assassination of a top scientist in Iran’s nuclear program, Mohsen
Fakhrizadeh, in November 2020, have been linked to Mossad by Iranian
officials.

While the Israeli government has not claimed or denied
responsibility for those incidents, recently retired Mossad chief Yossi
Cohen implied last month that his agency could well have played a part
in them.



Also on rt.com
‘This madness mustn’t be
tolerated,’ Tehran says after ex-Mossad chief implies Israel played role
in blast & assassination in Iran

In a bombshell TV interview, Cohen remarked that the Natanz facility didn’t “look like it used to”
after the explosion crippled its centrifuges, and confirmed that
Fakhrizadeh had been a target for intelligence-gathering by Mossad “for many years” because Israel was “most troubled” by his work.

Selective justice –> Donald Trump’s inaugural committee chair Tom Barrack charged with secretly helping the United Arab Emirates – ABC News

Comment by tonytran2015: Selective justice. What happens to people who help Israel (also a foreign nation)?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-21/tom-barrack-arrested-for-secretly-helping-united-arab-emirates/100310088

  • Tom Barrack was accused of acting as a foreign agent while Mr Trump was running for office
  • A former executive from Mr Barrack’s company and a businessman from the UAE have also been charged
  • Prosecutors said the allegations struck at “the very heart” of the United States’ democracy

Human Rights Watch reveals harassment, surveillance of Chinese students studying in Australia – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-30/china-international-students-australia-human-rights-watch-report/100253852

Students fear being ‘doxed’

Bonnie
is among almost 50 students and academics who spoke to Human Rights
Watch, as it investigated allegations of intimidation, harassment and
surveillance of Chinese and Hong Kong students on Australian university
campuses.