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February 3, 2023

Blinken postpones trip to Beijing after Chinese spy balloon spotted over US, officials say

Source: cnn

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed his upcoming trip to China in response to the flying of a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the United States, according to two US officials. The postponement marks a significant new phase in the tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The Chinese foreign ministry claimed Friday that the suspected Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon flying over the continental United States is a "civilian airship" used mainly for weather research that deviated from its planned course.

The statement, by a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, is the first admission that the airship originated in China since the Pentagon revealed it was tracking the balloon on Thursday.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/03/politics/china-us-balloon-intl/index.html

yeah, weather balloon my butt, it's checking for ski conditions over Montana?

Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said on Friday that the US Defense Department knows the suspected surveillance balloon floating over the northern US "has the ability to maneuver."

"The balloon is maneuverable, clearly it's violated US air space, and again we've communicated that fact to the [People's Republic of China]," Ryder said.
The spokesperson did not indicate any details on how it can be maneuvered.

time to move the goal post for china apologist "since usa spies on china, it is okay for china too!"
November 18, 2022

China pushes back on FBI claims of Chinese 'police stations' in U.S.

Source: reuters

FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate hearing on Thursday that it was "outrageous" that the Chinese government would attempt to set up a police presence in the United States, saying it "violates sovereignty and circumvents standard judicial and law enforcement cooperation processes."

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-pushes-back-fbi-claims-chinese-police-stations-us-2022-11-18/

here a picture of one in NYC

There are locations of overseas police stations here with phone numbers, this was advertised on a Chinese Canadian website:


It includes 30 stations all over the world from France to US to Brazil, etc.

The names of countries are in Chinese but the addresses and phone numbers should be readable to English speakers.
October 17, 2022

Hong Kong protester 'beaten up at Chinese consulate in Manchester'

Source: telegraph

A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester was apparently beaten inside the grounds of the Chinese consulate in Manchester on Sunday, according to footage circulating on social media.

Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/16/watch-hong-kong-protester-beaten-chinese-consulate-manchester/

this is outrageous, and this is broad daylight kidnapping.

Western countries have to deport these "foreign agents" and revoke their citizenship if they have one ASAP. This is like Red Guards grabbing and beating someone in China, the difference is that this is in the UK. It won't really be any different in other EU countries or in the US, Canada, Australia etc. because the governments of western countries atm just care about the capital and real estate investment coming from rich Chinese. It'll be too late when the general population realizes that they have Pro-CCP militias patrolling their streets, lynching anybody who dares to criticize the CCP.
October 14, 2022

Texas sheriff certifies the Martha's Vineyard migrants are crime victims,open the door for spec visa

Source: wgbh

A Texas sheriff has certified that the nearly 50 migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were victims of a crime. That certification is a key step in qualifying them for a special visa they would not have otherwise been eligible for.

Read more: https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2022/10/13/texas-sheriff-certifies-the-marthas-vineyard-migrants-are-crime-victims-opening-the-door-for-special-visas

What a great guy that De Santis is! Willing to spend over a $100,000 of state covid funds per migrant to get them citizenship!
September 22, 2022

Chinese police establish stations overseas in 'worrying' crackdown on citizens abroad

Source: the globe and mail

the reports said, the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau (PSB) has also established more than 50 police “service stations” across five continents, including at least three in the Greater Toronto Area, according to a list shared by Chinese media.

Such offices are ostensibly to assist Chinese nationals with matters such as filing local police reports or renewing driver’s licences. But reports in Chinese media and official government pronouncements suggest they often overstep that purview, even going so far as “persuading” alleged criminals to return to China to face justice, according to new research by Safeguard Defenders, a European NGO.

Read more: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-china-police-stations-citizen-crackdown/

I'm not sure why it is allowed to have Chinese Police operating in Canada.

there is one in dublin, ireland too
September 22, 2022

Robot Mourners at Chiayi Funeral as Taiwan's Population Shrinks

even robots are taking jobs away from paid mourners....
June 4, 2022

This is what Tiananmen Square looked liked after 1000s of innocent protestors were massacred 6/4/89

Tiananmen Square Massacre: Black Night In June (2019) -documentary

May 27, 2022

Comedian Ricky Gervais accused of making transphobic jokes in new Netflix show


Comedian Ricky Gervais – best known for starring in The Office and the hit series After Life – is facing strong backlash from the LGBTQ+ community after being accused of making a series of transphobic jokes in a new show on Netflix.

well, netflix is going to die a quick death... time to pirate everything.....
May 16, 2022

Deadly church shooting motivated by Taiwan-China conflict: Police

Source: abc

The deadly shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California, on Sunday, was motivated by the political tension between China and Taiwan, authorities said Monday.
The suspect was identified Monday in Orange County jail records as 68-year-old Las Vegas resident David Chou. He is expected to be charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder and is being held on $1 million bail, jail records show.
Chou is Chinese but an American citizen, officials said. He lived alone in Las Vegas and has a wife and child who are not living in the U.S.
The shooting occurred during a lunch banquet being held at the church, which caters to the Taiwanese population in Southern California.

Read more: https://abc30.com/deadly-church-shooting-motivated-by-taiwan-china-conflict-police/11853891/

hopefully more people are aware how much influence chinese governement have, even in other countries.... such as the recent case of an australian citizen arrested in aurstrlia for holding a sign disparigine Xi.

April 18, 2022

Ukraine: Russia set to launch 'space war' to destroy Elon Musk's Starlink satellites

Source: express

RUSSIA could launch a new "space war" against Elon Musk in retaliation for the sinking of the Moskva on Thursday, according to an adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1596756/ukraine-live-war-update-zelensky-vladimir-putin-russia-nuclear-strike-latest-nato-news?fr=operanews

looks like Ukraine were able to use high tech to their advantage.

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I'm a progressive american, was born in Taiwan. But have been in the states longer than my native country. I'm fluent in English, Chinese, and knows a little of Japanese. Good enough to translate Manga.
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