Taiwan News published a statement made by Taiwanese economist Wu Chia-lung on July 24 offering his opinion that the United States has at least 10 ways to counteract China’s aggressive global expansion. Wu’s proposals are:• Jointly demand compensation: The United States can join with other countries to hold China accountable for its responsibility for the global COVID-19 pandemic. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), in an April 28 article, proposed something similar
The Chinese government ordered the closure of a U.S. consulate in the city of Chengdu in retaliation for America’s closing of the Chinese consulate in Houston. The communist nation gave the United States 72 hours as of Friday to complete the closure. American officials have not confirmed whether they will follow through with China’s demand. A senior State Department official told NBC News that the Trump administration is ready to deal with the aftermath of its decision to close the consulate and will continue sending diplomats to China.
Police in Hong Kong trained water cannons and fired tear gas at protestors on May 24 after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest a proposal announced by China’s National People’s Congress three days earlier, “establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms” for Hong Kong in order to “safeguard national security.” Hong Kong police said they arrested at least 120 people, reported the Associated Press.
Taking to heart St. Augustine’s observation that an “unjust law is no law at all,” a growing number of protesters and some sheriffs have decided to resist coronavirus lockdown orders. And now they reportedly have a powerful new ally: an Illinois state attorney who has announced that he will not enforce Governor J.B. Pritzker’s lockdown order in his county.
Is the #Wuhan #Coronavirus outbreak going to stay at the level of #SARS, MERS and Ebola or is it going to be much worse? How are the #Chinese people coping with the crisis? And what’s the Communist leadership’s bottom line if the epidemic grows out of control ? My interview with #Dr.LinXiaoxu, a Chinese and American trained microbiologist. He was lab director of viral disease branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who was involved in the outbreak response for #MERS in the Middle East in 2014
The New American’s Christian Gomez interviews Chapman Chen, founder and CEO of Hong Kong Bilingual News, about the Trump Administration and Xi Jinping reaching “Phase One” of a prospective U.S.-China Trade Agreement and how the Chinese Communist Party regime is likely to break its word and the terms of any agreement it reaches with the U.S.
The New American’s Christian Gomez interviews Chapman Chen, founder, and CEO of Hong Kong Bilingual News, regarding Hong Kong’s struggle for self-autonomy. Chapman discusses the previous extradition bill, recent elections, how Chief Executive Carrie Lam is a puppet for Xi Jinping, and how the current situation in Hong Kong is consistent with Dr. Gregory Stanton’s 10 Stages of Genocide.
When he was considering whether or not to sign two bills passed nearly unanimously by Congress strengthening a long-term trade agreement with Hong Kong dating back to 1992, President Trump admitted it was complicated. On Fox News he said, “Look, we have to stand with Hong Kong. But I’m also standing with President Xi. He’s a friend of mine. He’s an incredible guy.”
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed Beijing’s accusations that the United States is behind the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Already into the third month, the protests show no sign of slowing down as citizens of the city are worried that the HK government might be working hand in hand with China to bring Hong Kong under communist control.
The Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill caused more than 2 million Hong Kong people to protest in the streets on June 16. Protesters sang Do You Hear the People Sing? while marching to call on the government for freedom and democracy. The scene moved 93-year-old lyricist Herbert Kretzmer, OBE, as he watched the protesters on television from his home in West London. He wrote an article on June 19 for Daily Mail to express his thoughts.