Former British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote in an op-ed in Thursday’s Times of London that “China’s hostility to Taiwan threatens the global order.” Hunt commented on the possible trends of China’s handling of the Taiwan issue, as well as its current crackdown in Hong Kong.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators defied a ban on Thursday to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and protest the Beijing government. The protests come amid the Central Government in Beijing passing the so-called National Security Law for Hong Kong, and the Legislative Council criminalizing Hongkongers who insult the Chinese national anthem.
The Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved a controversial bill that criminalizes offenses against the anthem of the People’s Republic of China Thursday, a bill that the region’s opposition, and democrats at large, regard as undermining the territory’s autonomy.
China announced its strategy to focus on the third world countries digitalization via the use of Crypto-Yuan. Crypto-Yuan (BSN) on April 25 in Beijing. China. China Mobile is heavily involved in the Crypto-Yuan payment system and is also involved in a Facebook underwater cable initiative around Africa.
Last month President Trump announced that he would be freezing funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their misinformation and pro-China bias concerning the recent coronavirus pandemic. When the virus initially appeared in Wuhan WHO praised China’s handling of the situation and commended China’s “transparency” even as it was becoming evident that China had silenced whistleblowers and journalists.
Hong Kong’s Secretary of Justice, Teresa Cheng has accused the American president, Donald Trump, of breaking the principle of non-interference, enshrined in international law. Trump had said that the island could lose its autonomy if Beijing implemented the new national security law for Hong Kong.
There is a race to create faster, more lethal and precise weapons around the world. As of late, China has been focusing on entering the race as well. China announced one of the largest military budgets in history this year. However, the leaders around the world continue to be US and Russia.
China’s authoritative decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong continues to receive international condemnation, fueled by stern warnings of dire consequences from Western countries. The United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia accused Beijing of violating its international obligations towards Hong Kong.
One of the delegates to the 13th National People’s Congress, during the 3rd meeting held on May 27 suggested that simultaneous translation from Chinese to English should not be used during Chinese press conferences. The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, normally referred to as the National People’s Congress, is the highest organ of state power and the national legislature of the People’s Republic of China. With 2,980 members in 2018, it is the largest parliamentary body in the world.
China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted the controversial national security law in Hong Kong Thursday, despite protests and threats from the US, as well as other western nations and a section of world leaders. The cause of the move by China is most likely informed by the massive pro-democracy demonstrations that were witnessed in Hong Kong last year, and part of earlier this year.
Chinese Authorities are considering a law pertaining to the State Security of Hong Kong meant to strengthen China’s control over the area. The law includes a strict ban on separatist activities and a requirement to report regularly to the Central government of the PRC. The consequences for Hong Kong of the adoption of the national security Law in Beijing:
Hong Kong was today treated to a fresh round of violent protests as hundreds demonstrated against a controversial new bill that is in its advanced stages of implementation. The law criminalizes insulting China’s national anthem, punishable by up to three years in jail.
Police in riot gear stormed a protest in Hong Kong on Wednesday. This time, antigovernment activists protested against the intention by the city government to pass a bill that would criminalize insulting the Chinese national anthem. If the law is passed, “disrespect of the Chinese Anthem” would be punishable by up to three years in prison and a $6,450 fine.
China on Monday sounded a stern warning to the US, vowing countermeasures should the country dare to punish it for plans to impose a controversial national security law on Hong Kong. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian says China will take action if the US insists on hurting China’s interests.
Police sprayed tear gas on demonstrators who protested against a proposed Chinese security law in Hong Kong. Thousands of protesters took to the city center on Sunday. Police have said that 120 have been arrested. Earlier this week, several political leaders from different countries issued a statement criticizing China’s draft law.
China’s “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress are taking place in Beijing, and the country’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, accused some US political forces of pushing China-US relations into a “new cold war.” At a press conference on Sunday, Wang accused the U.S. of “wasting time,” and of “wishful thinking.”
Thousands of Hongkongers gathered to protest the new national security law proposed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the island Sunday. The local government, which had expressed support for the bill the previous day, strengthened the presence of law enforcement officers in key areas of the city.
The US officially notified the parties to the Open Skies Treaty of its withdrawal, after which they will be released from their obligations under this document six months later. The announcement came on May 22. The US government cited Russia’s alleged non-compliance with the terms of the agreement as the reason. At the same time, US President Donald Trump did not rule out that the decision may be changed if Moscow begins to follow the document. Russia has denied US accusations of violating the Treaty.
In a new step of escalation against the anti-government movement in Hong Kong, the Chinese government submitted to its National People’s Congress a law on “national security” to govern the semi-autonomous city. Last year, Hong Kong witnessed massive protests against the local government and Beijing.
FGG Low Cost Marketplace have been around for about a year with very strong (almost exponential) growth in visitors, posts, and global penetration. With their low cost and global market, FGG Low Cost Marketplace allows a growing number of freelance gig Buyer and Sellers to save and make more money.
China officially opened a base in Djibouti in August 2017. Djibouti is a strategic country bordered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On the approach-the entrance to the base, there is a sharp turn and exit from the road. There is an automated gate on the 90 degree turn. There are additional control points. It is almost impossible to scale the wall, as the perimeter has multi-level protection.
A new report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons states that global spending on nuclear weapons development set a record not seen since the end of the cold war. The ICANW is a global civil society coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Weibo published the first ever images of the Chinese Nanchang Ship. Weibo is China’s version of twitter Earlier this year, China announced that Nanchang would be joining the Chinese Navy fleet. China’s military is undergoing a massive technological overhaul as part of Xi’s military ambitions to mirror Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda. The ship is designed for long-range air defense, anti-submarine defense, electronic warfare, destruction of surface and ground targets, escort, long-range patrol and surveillance.
When selecting or working with a gig platform or marketplace, whether buying or selling gigs, you need to understand: what is the total cost? You should always try to compare the total cost of a gig platform so you know what you’re dealing with. Often the higher percentage the gig provider takes or charges, the more confusing or complicated they make it in presenting those costs; so if it’s hard to understand the total cost on a platform, that means they are often very high and don’t want to openly disclose the costs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is restructuring the Russian government. In January, he proposed amendments to the Russian constitution. It is highly likely due to the coronavirus that the amendments will be approved without the proposed popular vote. Putin continues to carve out a new Russian power model. The style of governance for the Kremlin has been more of a dictatorship.
China has been boasting that the coronavirus pandemic is no longer a threat. The Chinese government claimed that China had zero new cases until now. It has been previously reported that as of April 24 all patients have been discharged from the hospitals. Russia joined in on the Chinese propaganda campaign meant to showcase the highly executed protocols by the Chinese government in response to the virus containment.
South Korea successfully tested the Hyunmoo-4 missile. The information became available via the Yonhap News Agency. According to a South Korean government official, the testing took place at the Anheung test site, which is located in Taeang County on the west coast of the country. The name of the site if translated means ironically “the guardian angel of the Northern Sky.”
A tweet has been made by the Editor-In-Chief of The Global Times calling for China to increase its number of nuclear warheads. This is not the first tweet of this nature within the same week. The suggested increase is to 1,000 nuclear warheads. Calls for an expansion of the nuclear arsenal were also published in the article in the The Global Times.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un only travels by trains. The North Korean National airline Air-Koryo has never flown Kim. It is unknown, if the North Korean leader has ever taken a flight. His father, Kim Jong-II never traveled by plane either and always used a train. The late Kim Jong-II was rumored to have a fleet of six personal trains, which included 90 armored luxury cars.
US President Donald Trump’s special envoy for arms control, Marshall Billingslea, stated that the strategic treaty with Russia should include new weapons systems. Trump appointed Billingslea on April 10 as Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control. In this role, Billingslea will lead arms control negotiations on behalf of the US government. Previously, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing in the United States Department of the Treasury.
The news broke that a Chinese researcher working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was murdered on May 2. He was apparently on the brink of big breakthrough pertaining to the coronavirus. He was murdered by a fellow Chinese national, who committed suicide after the murder. The deceased has been identified as Dr Bing Liu and was only 37 years old.
On Monday May 4, Reuters published leaked information pertaining to a classified report compiled by the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, a think tank affiliated with the Ministry of State Security, China’s top intelligence body and key intelligence structure of the PRC. The report was told to Reuters by sources familiar with the contents of the document.
China launched a new propaganda campaign over the weekend. The campaign is timed with the start of the Russian holidays associated with May 1st celebrations. In 1918, a year after the Russian Revolution, May 1 became an important public holiday, known as the Day of the International Solidarity of Workers in the Soviet Union. Most Soviet cities had parades and obligatory workers’ marches on this day until 1990.
Coronavirus continues to be the main topic of discussions around the world. Currently, there are over 3.3 million infected and over 234,000 deaths around the globe. US intelligence agencies are investigating the origin of the Coronavirus and are not ruling out that the coronavirus leaked from the lab in Wuhan. A French Nobel prize winner and virologist already made an educated statement proving the COVID-19 is a man made virus and that Chinese scientists were working on the AIDS vaccine (since the virus does have some of the HIV particles) and the virus was released.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill to postpone the end of World War II from September 2 to September 3, 1945. This revision has important political and diplomatic implications. The bill was signed on April 24, 2020. According to Kremlin, the bill is aimed at restoring historical truth and strengthening Russia’s national unity.
China launched their new Crypto-Yuan (BSN) on Saturday, April 25, in Beijing. The event was attended by government officials and leaders of organizations that joined the initiative. These include the China Mobile Communications Project Institute, UnionPay payment network, mobile operators China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, and Beijing Red Date Technology.
China continues to suppress vital information and critical data pertaining to the origin of coronavirus in Wuhan. The Chinese scientists that published the genome sequence disappeared and their lab was immediately shut down. According to a French virologist and Nobel Prize winner the coronavirus is indeed a man made virus from a Chinese lab. It is in line with the findings of an Indian Lab, but they were pressured to abandon their findings back in February of this year.
Many countries are slowly opening their economies and borders after dealing with the coronavirus. In the US, the State of Georgia is already reopened and slowly other states are following, with the exception of California and New York at this time. The Czech Republic opened its borders for all international travel with a caveat that visitors must provide a health certificate upon entry or re-entry.
At present, the number of infected with coronavirus is surpassing 3 million and over 205,000 deaths around the globe. Even though many nations seem to have passed their peak of the pandemic. The concern now is the possible second wave of COVID-19. On April 26th, US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the need to form the World Health Organization (WHO) and the convening of the conference of leaders of the “five” permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Boston Dynamics announced on April 23rd that their four legged robot Spot will be going to one of the Boston hospitals to aid the staff in caring for patients with Coronavirus. Boston Dynamics has ambitious plans to expand and implement its robot base in many areas of healthcare, as well as providing open access software — so that all hospitals in the world can use such electronic assistants if they want.
More than 232,000 people may have been infected in the first phase of the coronavirus in mainland China, a number four times higher than that released by the authorities at the time. The conclusion is from a study carried out in Hong Kong, which comes after Beijing was accused by several countries of not being transparent about the numbers and the origin of the pandemic.
Coronavirus created a lot of challenges from the economic and security prospective. China’s failure to provide accurate data and contain the virus caused a lot of losses. The virus is claimed to be man made and such findings are corroborated by a Nobel Prize winning French virologist. China is facing a backlash for being the cause of the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world. Japan recently announced funding to aid their companies in moving manufacturing out of China and back to Japan or alternatively to another country.
In January 2017, Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking to a large group at Georgetown University, said that the Trump administration would be faced with a “surprise outbreak” of a coronavirus. How would he know that such an event would unfold almost three years in advance? Was the infection of the population intentional? And if so, why? After all, it’s not as if pandemics happen on a timescale, nor have they been known to happen frequently to the point that they can be that closely predicted.
Hong Kong announced today it would extend measures to control the spread of COVID-19 for two more weeks. This includes a ban on public meetings of more than four people. As per the new extension measures, bars, beauty salons, and karaoke clubs will henceforth be closed up to at least May 7th.
Coronavirus has been on the forefront of the majority news outlets around the world. Currently, there are over 2.4 million cases around the world and over 165,000 deaths.
A majority of countries are starting to slowly reopen their economies and ease their state of emergency restrictions. US President Donald Trump announced over the weekend a reopening strategy with phase 1 and phase 2. In the US governors are the ones who will decide when to reopen individual states for business. Japan is quite the opposite and only now declared a State of Emergency and a mandatory quarantine.
The world is not going to be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic. The US Government is working on quantifying the damages coronavirus caused to the economy and China’s liability. The projected number is over $10 trillion. Also, there is a discussion of US defaulting on debt to China. Even though many nations are slowly starting to reopen their economies and providing plans in phases to reopen, the virus is still here.
All eyes are on China as it is now believed that the Novel Coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab. US officials are conducting a full scale investigation in China’s possible release and cover up of the virus that has brought the global economy to its knees.
Given this, I thought now a pertinent time to explore another controversial Chinese venture, the Belt and Road Initiative. On the surface the initiative, which aims to fund and oversee infrastructure projects in some of the world’s poorest countries, seems like a genuine commitment to improving the quality of life for many people around the world.
The United States has led the world nearly a century. There were certain setbacks and challenges over time. One would be the Caribbean Crisis in the last century. After the Caribbean Crisis, the world was divided into two spheres of influence between the United States and the Soviet Union. From 1944 the US dollar became the world’s reserve currency and the United States destroyed its main competitor Britain. Sole US power around the world has lasted only about 18 years.