G7 summit: Spending plan to rival China adopted – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: Belt and Road is attractive to corrupt leaders of small countries. They would not get attracted by the “transparent partnership”. How can they get their own cuts in any “transparent partnership”?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57452158

…In a statement at their summit in the English county of Cornwall, the G7
leaders said they would offer a “values-driven, high-standard and
transparent” partnership..

Trump planned to hold China and its collaborators to account over Covid-19 revealed | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/06/08/trumps-plan-to-hold-china-and-its-collaborators-to-account-over-covid-19-revealed/

Trump’s plan to hold China and its collaborators to account over Covid-19 revealed. By Sharri Markson.

Donald Trump wanted to haul Anthony Fauci in front of a US presidential commission to give evidence about funding the Wuhan laboratory suspected of leaking Covid-19.

Advanced plans were underway for the special presidential panel, with an executive order even drawn up to hold China and its collaborators accountable and tally a reparations bill to fire off to Beijing.

Trump’s instincts were usually correct, but then some “advisers” would talk him out of it. Again and again.

But the then US president’s senior advisers talked him out of the idea as it was about to be announced, according to insider accounts detailed in a soon-to-be released book on the origins of Covid-19, What Really Happened in Wuhan. In another bombshell revelation from the book, US officials suspected China had developed a vaccine for Covid-19 prior to the outbreak, with the claims included in a “sensitive but unclassified” internal report. The book also reveals Joe Biden scrapped a push by the State Department’s Arms, Control, Verification and Compliance Unit to formally confront China in Geneva over its cover-up of Covid-19 and potential breaches of the biological weapons convention in the Wuhan lab. …

Presidential commission:

In a highly controversial move, Mr Trump’s top adviser on the coronavirus, Dr Fauci, would be hauled in to explain why he funded risky coronavirus research in China and the not-for-profit EcoHealth Alliance president Peter Daszak would be grilled on the missing virus database from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, among other topics. … The Commission would have also tallied a bill to send to Beijing “to recover any damages as well as all costs estimated.” Such a commission, determined to hold the Communist Party to account and ask it to pay reparations for the economic and human damage from the pandemic, would have been explosive, and significantly corrode already strained China-US relations. Mr Yu had an office set up in the White House to run the commission and Mr Navarro says, “We almost got to the finish line”. But the presidential commission was killed off during a meeting in the Oval Office where Mr Trump’s economic advisers argued fiercely against it. Other officials were concerned the commission would be seen as a political manoeuvre so close to the November election and be derided by the media. One senior White House official said: “It was actually an excellent idea, just floated way too late.” “It would’ve looked very political, and (we) had tried very, very hard to make the China issue nonpartisan.” Another senior Mr Trump official said, “An inquiry like that is exactly the right thing but it was going to be almost impossible for President Trump to appoint a commission that was going to be viewed as bipartisan.” “People were too crazed on the left. I don’t think the left would have participated in it,” he said. …

Big mistake:

Mr Navarro said it was a mistake to kill off the idea. “They are all China apologists,” he said. … “We had a presidential commission for Pearl Harbor, for the BP oil spill and for the Kennedy assassination. We need one into the origins of the coronavirus as well.” … Mr DiNanno wrote a memo on December 5, 2020 to senior figures in the State Department attaching a “sensitive but unclassified” document which outlined the case for the démarche. “The research the Chinese were doing on Gain of Function (GOF) was for potential military offensive purposes, they hid it and did not/have not shared what they knew and know,” he wrote. … When Mr DiNanno called one of the State Department’s top weapons experts into his office to discuss the démarche, she told him she had not read his memo and said, “Your attitude is anti-science”. Mr DiNanno lost his temper at the official’s intransigence and admits to yelling at her in fury: “I’m the boss and when I ask you to do something, I expect you to do it.” … “She didn’t want China to have a biological weapon that got out of a lab. It’s too horrible a thing to contemplate,” Mr DiNanno said in hindsight. “But then maybe you should work for another department. If you’re in the biological weapons [agency] you have to deal with biological weapons.” …

Hunter Biden, Chinese dollars, prostitutes… none of that is relevant, is it?

After several months of negotiations, the State Department eventually won interagency clearance on several questions to démarche China … By then Mr Biden was President and the move was ditched. “Biden scrapped it, China would have been demarched with Pompeo still in charge,” Mr DiNanno said.

So close. It was left to the Australian PM to naively suggest an international investigation, for which China retaliated by cancelling billions of dollars of trade with Australia. Touchy, eh? We must all stand together against China on this issue, or there will be more weapons and more lab leaks.

Reminder, The Chinese Communist Party List of U.S. Governors They Can Influence – The Last Refuge – Trump:The American Years

https://americafirst.blog/2021/06/07/reminder-the-chinese-communist-party-list-of-u-s-governors-they-can-influence-the-last-refuge/

Pompeo’s remarks were made to the National Governors Association (NGA) Feb 8, 2020; and there’s an interesting segment where Pompeo reveals his awareness of a list of U.S. governors compiled by China’s communist party; and their alignment with China’s interests. A transcript of the key excerpt from his speech is provided. 

…viedeo …

US to send Taiwan 750,000 ‘urgently needed’ Covid-19 vaccine doses after Taipei rejects Beijing’s help — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/525832-taiwan-us-vaccine-aid-china/

The United States will send 750,000 shots to Taiwan as part of an effort to help combat the coronavirus worldwide, after Taipei rejected similar vaccine assistance from China.

Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, announced in Taipei on Sunday that the US would send 750,000 doses to the island. “It was critical to the United States that Taiwan be included in the first group to receive vaccines because we recognize your urgent need and we value this partnership,” she said, accompanied by Republican Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan and Democrat Delaware Sen. Chris Coons.

The United States is also planning to send vaccines to India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, Egypt, and Gaza, to name just a few.

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, who was present at the announcement, praised the US for its support and accused Beijing of causing “trouble,” which has impacted Taiwan’s ability to receive vaccines.

However, Taiwan has repeatedly refused offers of assistance from China, citing safety concerns about Chinese vaccines.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin claimed on Friday that officials from Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party had “prevented the mainland from importing vaccines to Taiwan in every possible way, and even falsely claimed that the mainland was obstructing its procurement of vaccines.” Also on rt.com Beijing urges Taipei to refrain from political manipulation and allow Taiwanese people access to Chinese Covid-19 vaccines

“Pandemic prevention is the most important thing, and life is paramount,” Wang continued, before urging Taiwan’s authorities “to put their minds on scientific epidemic prevention, remove man-made political obstacles, and ensure the lives, health, interests, and wellbeing of Taiwan compatriots.”

Japan has also provided coronavirus assistance to Taiwan, sending 1.2 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to the island on Friday, despite criticism from China, which considered the move to be politically motivated.

“I want to emphasize that vaccine assistance should return to the original purpose of saving lives, and should not be reduced to a tool for political self-interest,” Wang said in response. Also on rt.com Embattled Japan donates more than a million Covid-19 shots to Taiwan, doubling Taipei’s vaccine stocks

Taiwan is one of the least Covid-affected places in the world, with just 10,956 recorded cases and 224 deaths. More than 678,000 vaccine doses have been administered to the population. In contrast, the US – which is the most affected nation – has recorded more than 33 million cases and nearly 600,000 deaths.

China has recorded 103,000 cases of the coronavirus and 4,846 deaths, but has administered over 763 million vaccine doses.

NYT: It’s Time for America To Become ‘Like China’ – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/06/05/nyt-its-time-for-america-to-become-like-china/

Source: Thenationalpulse.com

New York Times journalist Ezra Klein is now openly calling for America to become more like Communist China and less like the America we all grew up in.

The Vox co-founder and NYT columnist made the remarks on his personal podcast promoting the Chinese-owned TikTok app.

The National Pulse previously exposed Klein for taking a trip from the China United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), which is part of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department.

Thenationalpulse.com reports: This effort aims to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority” of the Chinese government according to the U.S. government.

Klein visited China in 2010 as part of the program which seeks to garner “favorable coverage” and to “disseminate positive messages” in Western media outlets, according to Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) filings with the Department of Justice.

Beyond praising TikTok, Klein asserts it’s “not even the worst thing” if the app is used to make Americans like China more on his show’s June 4th episode:

“Now, you imagine — I mean, China is making tremendous, tremendous investments in AI. Now, you imagine that some of those actually pay off. You build some of that into TikTok. And just on the margin, they’re trying to make you like China more, which maybe is not even the worst thing. We’ve had propaganda efforts in this country forever trying to make people like America more. Why not use your algorithm on your free video app to serve up things that improve cross-cultural communication?”

Klein also praises TikTok as “remarkable” and “amazing”:

So we’ve been in a debate over the past year or two in this country over TikTok, which is this remarkable social networking app that is owned by a Chinese company, ByteDance. And there’s been a lot of worries that maybe TikTok is spyware or what is it really doing.

But something very central about TikTok is its underlying algorithm is amazing. If you look at analysis of why TikTok does so well, its ability to intuit what you like through machine learning and feed it to you, it’s absolutely best of class. It needs a lot less information about you than a Facebook or some of these other players do.

Budapest protest against China’s Fudan University campus – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57372653

Thousands of people marched through Budapest to protest against plans to open a Chinese university campus in the Hungarian capital.

Opponents of the project say it will undercut the country’s own higher education and increase the influence of China’s Communist authorities…

Budapest names streets at planned Chinese university after Uighurs, Hong Kong

https://nypost.com/2021/06/02/budapest-names-streets-at-planned-chinese-university-after-uighurs-hong-kong/

… One street will be named after the Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, labeled a dangerous separatist by Beijing. Another will be called “Uighur Martyrs’ Road” after the mainly Muslim ethnic group that Washington and other capitals say has been victim of a Chinese genocide and a third will be called “Free Hong Kong Road”. A fourth street will be renamed after a Chinese Catholic bishop who was jailed…

Moscow Releases $500M Loan to Isolated Belarus | Ukraine Today .org

https://ukrainetoday.org/2021/06/02/moscow-releases-500m-loan-to-isolated-belarus/

…Belarus’ Finance Ministry said Wednesday it had received the $500 million payment from Moscow — the second tranche of a $1-billion funding package the two countries agreed last year as the country was gripped by nationwide protests in the wake of Alexander Lukashenko’s brutal crackdown on protesters.

Cuttings of prized SunGold kiwifruits were smuggled to China and NZ growers are divided over what to do about it – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-02/china-new-zealand-kiwifruit-trade-impacts-/100129232

…”The New Zealand government could make a larger issue out of this, but we have Australia’s example front of mind that if New Zealand criticises China too directly … the possibility of retribution is always there and the Chinese could easily do without New Zealand’s imports….