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New Survey Highlights Effectiveness of Anti-China COVID Rhetoric

    New Survey Highlights Effectiveness of Anti-China COVID Rhetoric

A new survey published today highlights the vast gaps between public perception and the reality of the impact of COVID-19 on the world. The survey, conducted by YouGov across eight Western nations — the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Denmark — asked around 10,000 participants to rank the impact that…

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Former McCain Advisor and Iraq War Advocate Niall Ferguson Warns TikTok Is a Chinese Imperial Plot

    Former McCain Advisor and Iraq War Advocate Niall Ferguson Warns TikTok Is a Chinese Imperial Plot

Writing in Bloomberg, Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, warned that TikTok was not simply a popular Chinese-owned video app, but “Xi Jinping’s imperial panopticon,” and a “superweapon” for Chinese domination of the world. Ferguson applauded…

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John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is Coming, Unless We Stop It Now

    John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is Coming, Unless We Stop It Now

When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to open. At a quarter past eight on the morning of…

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Federal Government Releases Bipartisan Anti-China Plan for Artificial Intelligence

    Federal Government Releases Bipartisan Anti-China Plan for Artificial Intelligence

A bipartisan plan for artificial intelligence (AI) in relation to national security has just been released by U.S. Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Will Hurd (R-TX). The report was put together by the D.C.-based think tank Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) of Georgetown University, in addition to industry representatives…

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With Microsoft Purchase of TikTok, US Tightens Grip Over International Media

  With Microsoft Purchase of TikTok, US Tightens Grip Over International Media

Following Donald Trump’s Friday announcement that he would ban the popular Chinese-owned video platform, Microsoft has today swooped in to hoover up TikTok after it received “personal assurances” from the president himself that he would back such a move. Trump has given the two parties up to 45 days to hash out a deal. ByteDance, TikTok’s parent…

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Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China

  Amid Escalating Tensions, US Warships Sail Just Miles off Coast of China

A U.S. warship and military aircraft were spotted traveling southwest from Japan towards China yesterday afternoon, in what some fear is a growing escalation of aggression towards Beijing. A Boeing P-8A Poseidon (hex code AE68A2), an anti-submarine aircraft appeared to be working in conjunction with the anti-submarine destroyer the U.S.S. Rafael Peralta, patrolling as close as…

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Mike Pompeo Delineates Atlanticist Playbook To Target China, Russia and Iran  

  Mike Pompeo Delineates Atlanticist Playbook To Target China, Russia and Iran  

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for a teleconference Q&A with Hudson Institute senior fellow, Marie-Josee Kravis at the Economic Club of New York; a think tank founded at the start of the 20th century, which broaches issues surrounding “social, economic and political questions.” The organization is currently chaired by the President…

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Trump Fires Latest Salvo in US-China Sanctions War

  Trump Fires Latest Salvo in US-China Sanctions War

In a speech at the White House Rose Garden yesterday, Donald Trump announced new sanctions on China due to their “interference” in their own Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. The president said that he was placing “massive tariffs” on Beijing and that Hong Kong would now be treated the same as mainland China, with “no special…

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TikTok Could Become Latest Victim of US War on Chinese Competition

  TikTok Could Become Latest Victim of US War on Chinese Competition

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed last night that he is strongly considering banning the hugely popular video app TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the president, but it’s something we’re looking at,” he told Laura Ingraham. When the Fox News anchor pushed him further, asking if anybody should download the app, he…

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Hawkish, Gov’t Funded Think Tank Behind Twitter Decision to Delete Thousands of Chinese Accounts

  Hawkish, Gov’t Funded Think Tank Behind Twitter Decision to Delete Thousands of Chinese Accounts

Social media giant Twitter announced yesterday that it had shut down over 170,000 accounts favorable to the Chinese Communist Party, as well as more than 1,000 Russian and 7,340 Turkish accounts it claimed were parroting Putin and Erdogan propaganda. Is this evidence of massive Chinese infiltration and control over Western social media? Not quite. Not making…

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