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Beijing’s controversial national security law will take effect immediately after two ceremonial votes on June 30 by the standing committee of China’s rubber-stamp legislature. Unusually, neither Beijing nor the Hong …
China, the same country that gave us the China coronavirus, costing over 100,000 American lives, is also behind much of the bad press related to President Trump and the USA.
China’s CCP (Communist Party) created an entity labeled the “United Front” directed to ensure the media in the US is flattering towards China and policies beneficial to China. The United Front also supports Democrat policies that benefit China and pushes the promotion of these policies.
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Indian congress party supporters leave Chinese goods on a flag displaying the country of China, along with an inscription reading ‘Boycott Made in China,’ during an anti-China demonstration in Kolkata, India on June 18, 2020. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)
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During a recent inspection tour of villages in the region of Ningxia, Chinese leader Xi Jinpingemphasized his goal for China to become “a moderately prosperous society.” This catchphrase was coined soon after he took power in 2012, and is his flagship economic policy.
Xi also penned a May 31 article in Qiushi, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s official magazine, that China is advancing toward achieving that goal, with “400 million people in the middle class.”
His standard for middle class was: an annual household income of 100,000 to 500,000 yuan ($14,160-$70,810). But in China, multi-generational households living under one roof are not uncommon.
Meanwhile, Chinese premier Li Keqiang has recently highlighted the unemployment and poverty crisis in the country, which have been exacerbated by the CCP virus pandemic.
Li said during a meeting of China’s rubber-stamp legislature on May 28 that 600 million Chinese only earn 1,000 yuan ($140) per month, which is not enough to pay for monthly rent on a one-bedroom apartment in a mid-sized Chinese city.
On June 1, Li again said at an economic seminar in Qingdao city: “The challenges that [China] is facing is unprecedentedly difficult.” Li emphasized that hundreds of millions of Chinese people need financial support.
After Li’s speeches, state-run media first promoted the street vendor economy, but began running articles criticizing the idea on June 5.
Since then, each provincial and city government delivered conflicting information on whether or not street vendors would be allowed to sell their wares.
Observers have interpreted the openly contradictory messaging of late as an indication of the power struggle between Xi’s political faction and Li’s.
“Xi and Li fighting with each other in public certainly made it difficult for lower-ranking officials to position themselves,” said U.S.-based China affairs commentator Tang Jingyuan.
Infighting Goes Public
Frank Tian Xie, business professor at the University of South Carolina Aiken, also read Li’s comments as a direct rebuke of Xi. “It shows that Chinese Communist Party senior officials hold different opinions and struggle with each other,” Xie said in an interview.
U.S.-based commentator Jiang Feng said on his YouTube show that Li’s comment about 600 million people living on a monthly income of less than 1,000 yuan was “a slap in the face of Xi Jinping. Xi said China would realize a moderately prosperous society in 2020.”
Tang analyzed that because Li is the Party’s top official on economic policy, he would take the blame for the country’s economic woes.
As China’s economy continues to go downhill, Tang said Li had no choice but to admit to Chinese citizens that the situation was serious.
“Obviously, Li doesn’t want to take the responsibility of lying to the public. This is the key reason why Li announced the existence of such a large number of poor people in China,” Tang said.
He Junjiao, a Chinese economist based in Hunan Province, told the Chinese-language Epoch Times that Chinese economy is in a critical situation, and even the street vendor economy can’t save it.
“If a country relies on the ‘street vendor economy’ to support people’s livelihood, the country is on the edge of bankruptcy… Behind Li’s street vendor economy is mass unemployment,” He said.
The Chinese regime, in desperation, is calling on people to become small-time entrepreneurs. “Otherwise they will starve, or even riot if they have nothing to eat,” He said.
Beijing Normal University conducted a recent survey that shed more light on Chinese people’s average incomes.
Shanghai-based Chinese magazine Caixin reported on June 3 that the university made estimates after surveying 70,000 people.
“The monthly income of 547 million Chinese people, which is 39.1 percent of the population, is less than 1,000 yuan. 52.5 million Chinese people’s monthly income is between 1,000 to 1,090 yuan ($154). That means 42.85 percent of Chinese population earned less than 1,090 yuan every month,” according to the report.
Among those people, 5.46 million Chinese have no income; 216 million Chinese earn less than 500 yuan ($70) every month; and another 200 million Chinese’s monthly income is lower than 800 yuan ($113).
The chairman of China Fuyao Glass, a multinational auto glass manufacturer, once told Chinese media that China has less than 300 million people who have the luxury to buy non-essential products.
According to the latest data released by China’s National Statistics Bureau, the median disposable income was 26,523 yuan ($3,753) for the year 2019. Chinese media noted that this amount of money could only support basic living costs in China.
Earlier today President Trump signed an executive order targeting members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) who have engaged in corrupt activity. The XO bars entry into the U.S. and seizes property belonging to the targets. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Attorney General Bill Barr and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien explain why these measures are needed.
[White House] As part of President Donald J. Trump’s steadfast commitment to protecting American service members and defending our national sovereignty, the President has authorized economic sanctions against International Criminal Court officials directly engaged with any effort to investigate or prosecute United States personnel without the consent of the United States. The President has also authorized the expansion of visa restrictions against International Criminal Court officials and their family members.
The United States is not a State Party to the Rome Statute and has repeatedly rejected the International Criminal Court’s assertions of jurisdiction over United States personnel. The International Criminal Court’s actions are an attack on the rights of the American people and threaten to infringe upon our national sovereignty. The International Criminal Court was established to provide accountability for war crimes, but in practice it has been an unaccountable and ineffective international bureaucracy that targets and threatens United States personnel as well as personnel of our allies and partners.
Despite repeated calls by the United States and our allies to reform, the International Criminal Court has taken no action to reform itself and continues to pursue politically-motivated investigations against us and our allies, including Israel.
We are concerned that adversary nations are manipulating the International Criminal Court by encouraging these allegations against United States personnel. Further, we have strong reason to believe there is corruption and misconduct at the highest levels of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor, calling into question the integrity of its investigation into American service members.
As the President’s Executive Order makes clear, the United States will continue to use any means necessary to protect our citizens and our allies from unjust prosecution by the International Criminal Court. (read more)
History teaches us that Fascism always wins when the conditions for a Marxist revolution are perfect… be careful what you wish for…
The American reality, however, suggests the opposite. Instead of uniting us in a fierce battle against Wall Street and its broad daylight robbery of what is left of American wealth, the American Left is investing its last drops of political energy in a ‘race war.’ Instead of committing to the Left’s key ideological values, namely: class struggle that unites us into one angry fist of resistance against this theft and discrimination, and without regard to our race, gender, or sexual orientation, the American Left makes us fight each other.
The silence of the Left on the current Wall Street “wealth transfers” is hardly an accident. American Left and Progressive institutions are supported financially and by Wall Street and global financiers. This funding means that, in practice, the American Left operates as a controlled opposition. It maintains its relevance by sustaining social and racial tensions that draw attention away from Wall Street and its crimes. The so called ‘Left’ is also reluctant to point at Wall Street and its current theft, as such criticism, however legitimate, would immediately be censured as ‘antisemitic’ by the Jewish institutions that have appointed themselves to police Western public discourse.
There is plenty of history of such divisive politics from the Left and the way it often ends up betraying the Working Class. The collapse of the German Left in the early 1930s is probably the most interesting case-study of this…….Read rest of the story
Tedros Adhanom (L), Director General of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese Leader Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Jan. 28, 2020. (Naohiko Hatta – Pool/Getty Images)
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Thousands of Hongkongers ignored a police ban and staged a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4 evening.
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, the organizer of the annual rally since 1990, lit the first candles at around 6:30 p.m. local time near a water fountain at the park, before entering the park’s football pitches despite barricades set up by local authorities.
Police had banned the event, citing concerns about the spread of the CCP virus.
Members of the alliance were soon joined by hundreds of locals, despite the presence of riot police officers at roads near the park.
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Hong Kongers flock to Victoria Park to honor #TiananmenMassacre anniversary with a candle light vigil – despite government’s cancellation of the annual event for the first time in 31 years.
The vigil officially began at 8 p.m. local time. A moment of silence was observed for the victims at 8:09 p.m.
Unlike the vigil of past years, people did more than remembering the victims. They also took the opportunity to voice their demands as part of a local pro-democracy movement that began in June last year.
People shouted slogans such as “Free Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times,” “Vindicate June 4,” “End One-Party Dictatorship,” and “Opposition Against the National Security Law,” referring to new legislation recently imposed by Beijing. Many expressed fears that the security law would enable Beijing to clamp down on dissent.
“Glory to Hong Kong,” the unofficial anthem of the democracy movement, was also played at Victoria Park. Some people waved placards with the words, “The Heavens Will Destroy the Chinese Communist Party.”
People hold up placards with the words “The Heavens Will Destroy the Chinese Communist Party” at a vigil at Victoria Park, Hong Kong, on June 4, 2020. (Song Bilung/The Epoch Times)
Hongkongers also staged remembrance events in other parts of the city. At around 8 p.m. local time, over 200 gathered near the Sai Ying Pun metro station, where Alan Leong, chairman of the pro-democracy Civic Party, also participated, according to local media HK01.
At a cultural center in Tsim Sha Tsui, about 100 people held candles and laid down flowers to remember the dead, according to local media RTHK. Local district councillor Michael Mo was seen among the group.
There were small gatherings across Hong Kong, including Sai Kung, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsing Yi, Mong Kok, and Central, according to local media.
At about 8:40 p.m. local time, Lee Cheuk-yan, the alliance’s chairman, announced that the vigil was over and asked people to show up again next year.
At around 9 p.m., after people threw debris on the road following a vigil in Mong Kok, plainclothes police arrived and subdued several individuals, while deploying pepper spray, according to RTHK.
The United States is banning all Chinese flights to and from America as retaliation for China failing to let U.S. carriers freely conduct operations. President Donald Trump’s administration said seven China-based airlines, …
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G-7 summit, which the president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis.
“The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G-7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told POLITICO on Friday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.
Children were due to return to school at the end of August after classes for more than 25 million primary and secondary students were shut
“Unless I am sure that they are really safe it’s useless to be talking about opening of classes,“
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during a march against Beijing’s plans to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong on May 24, 2020. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
On Friday night Victor Davis Hanson joined Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle to discuss the tyrannical Democrat governors who are refusing to follow science and instead are putting unrealistic expectations on the situation in their state before they left their lockdowns.
Employees work on a production line inside a Dongfeng Honda factory after lockdown measures in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China’s epicentre of the CCP virus outbreak, were further eased, on April 8, 2020. (Aly Song/REUTERS)
Chinese paramilitary police wear protective masks as they march by the entrance to the Forbidden City as it reopened to limited visitors for the May holiday, on May 2, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Ginsburg, 87, underwent non-surgical treatment for acute cholecystitis, a benign gallbladder condition, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
The justice underwent outpatient tests at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. on Monday following oral arguments with the court, which confirmed that she had a gallstone blocking her cystic duct, resulting in an infection…..
Mueller and His Team of Angry Democrats Withheld Evidence, Lied to the Court and Indicted Innocent Men… Are These Crooks Looking at Jail Time?
Yesterday, earth shattering details about how the Obama-Biden FBI set up General Michael Flynn to sow chaos, destroy his life and sabotage the incoming Trump administration came to light.
Handwritten notes were even released showing the Obama deep state’s intent to sabotage the Trump administration.
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) responded to this momentous news of government corruption by asking if Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his corrupt team of angry Democrat lawyers will face justice for deceiving the American public and lying to the court.
CNN’s description of the Mueller gang would lead the casual observer to believe that this was an experienced group full of competent attorneys with no clear conflicts of interest. But this was not the case.
What CNN does not share is that the investigation is unconstitutional for many reasons with one of the reasons being that the team is the most conflicted group of investigators and attorneys ever assembled for any investigation in US history.
Below is the list from CNN with additional information not provided by CNN in italics! (Some of which was previously reported.)
The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is in grave danger after a surgery, according to a US official with direct knowledge.
Kim recently missed the celebration of his grandfather’s birthday on April 15, which raised speculation about his well-being. He had been seen four days before that at a government meeting.
Kim last appeared in North Korean state media on April 11. April 15 — North Korea’s most important holiday, the anniversary of the birth of the country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung — came and went without any official mention of Kim Jong Un’s movements.
Experts are unsure of what to make of Kim’s absence from any festivities celebrating his grandfather. When North Korean leaders have not shown up to these important celebrations in the past, it has portended major developments. But it has also turned out to be nothing.
On Friday, Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson unleashed on the main stream media as he called them out for relaying communist Chinese state media propaganda relating to the coronavirus outbreak.The segment started with Carlson discussing how China has changed their story multiple times on how the coronavirus outbreak began…..continue
Attorney General William Bar notified the world of the deployment last week saying, “For years, the cartels have used these routes mainly from Colombia, but now also from Venezuela. And these shipping lanes on both coasts have become the primary routes to bring cocaine to the US. “
OUTRAGEOUS!… Top Experts Used by CDC Move Total US Coronavirus Deaths From 2.2 Million to 200,000 to 81,766 in Only 8 Days!
Last TUESDAY Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx pushed the talking point that by completely locking down the US economy and American public, the US government and Coronavirus task force “experts” were able to cut the total coronavirus deaths in the United States from 1 to 2.2 million deaths to 100,000 to 200,000 deaths.
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This is based on “models” by her chosen scientific “experts” — Chris Murray and the IMHE.
Here is the chart Dr. Birx discussed during the daily coronavirus press conference at the White House.
It shows an estimated 2.2 million US deaths.
Again — this was at the press conference 6 days ago!