Hu Xijin, the editor of the Chinese state-run newspaper the Global Times, considers enhancing China’s nuclear program as being vital to the country’s “strategic deterrence” against the United States.
Protests in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the COVID-19 pandemic and accusations China’s engaged in a genocide against the Uighur Muslims are sowing deeper divisions in an already strained relationship between China and the United States. With Beijing one of America’s top concerns, President Joe Biden has sought to strike a stern tone, while China sees much of America’s actions and comments to be an encroachment on its sovereignty.
A source within the Biden State Department wishing to remain anonymous has shared with Human Events News a document that indicates that all U.S. “Diplomatic and Consular posts” are being encouraged to display shows of support for Black Lives Matter on Tuesday, May 25, the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. The memo reads in part, “The Department supports the use of the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ in messaging content, speeches, and other diplomatic engagements with foreign audiences to advance racial equity and access to justice on May 25 and beyond (italics added) We encourage posts to focus on the need to eliminate systemic racism and its continued impact.”
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has warned that relations between Moscow and Washington have plummeted to levels last seen during the Cold War. He believes threats and sanctions will result in “permanent instability.”
“In recent years, relations between Russia and the United States have actually shifted from rivalry to confrontation, essentially returning to the Cold War era,” Medvedev, who now serves as the deputy chairman of the country’s Security Council, wrote in an article for news agency RIA Novosti on Friday.
“Sanctions pressure, threats, confrontation, defense of one’s selfish interests – all of this is plunging the world into a state of permanent instability,” he added.
In particular, Medvedev noted what he called an “organized campaign of harassment against Russia,” such as Washington’s opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and the US attitude towards Ukraine.
Hunter Biden’s dealings with Chinese nationals, including one who is now a convicted felon, pose an “enormous blackmail” threat to President Biden, a key Republican senator who investigated the matter warns.
The War Hawks are back at the helm in Washington DC, vowing to embark on a cyberwarfare program against Russia infrastructure over the next month, as Al Jazerra reports:
Russia has expressed its alarm after it was reported the United States was planning a series of covert counterattacks on Russian networks, saying such strikes would amount to cybercrimes.
The report by The New York Times on March 7 said the planned US move would be in response to the hacking of SolarWinds software that US officials say was conducted by Russia, something Moscow denies.
“This is alarming information,” Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, said on Tuesday. “This would be pure international cybercrime.”
US intelligence agencies in January said Russia was likely behind an enormous hack of government departments and corporations.
As usual the public is offered no substantive proof that Russia carried out any such hacks. Rather, it is expected to believe an administration that overtly stole an election, abetted by US political leaders on both sides of the aisle who routinely lie and deceive their constituencies.
The shadowy Barry Soetoro and his band of communist cronies are clearly back in power, under the guise of the senile senior exec.
“There are indications of military movements in Yangon and the possibility of telecommunications interruptions overnight between 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m,” the U.S. embassy tweeted.
Alex Nitzberg Just the News February 14, 2021
The U.S. Embassy in Burma has told American citizens there to shelter in place.
“There are indications of military movements in Yangon and the possibility of telecommunications interruptions overnight between 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m,” the American Citizen Services for the U.S. embassy tweeted. “U.S. citizens in Burma are advised to shelter-in-place during the 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. curfew hours.”
In 2005, THE EPOCH TIMES acquired a secret speech given by Defense Minister Chi Haotian to high-level Communist Party Cadres sometime before his retirement in 2003. Details given in Chi’s speech coincide with previously unpublished defector testimony on Sino-Russian military plans.
The speech follows:
I’m very excited today, because the large-scale online survey sina.com that was done for us showed that our next generation is quite promising and our party’s cause will be carried on. In answering the question, “Will you shoot at women, children and prisoners of war,” more than 80 percent of the respondents answered in the affirmative, exceeding by far our expectations.
Today I’d like to focus on why we asked sina.com to conduct this online survey among our people. My speech today is a sequel to my speech last time, during which I started with a discussion of the issue of the three islands, [where I] mentioned that 20 years of the idyllic theme of “peace and development” had come to an end, and concluded that modernization under the saber is the only option for China’s next phase. I also mention we have a vital stake overseas. Today, I’ll speak more specifically on these two issues.