Beijing is accusing Washington of “hegemony and provocation” — for telling the truth about China’s ever-more-aggressive moves toward hegemony and provocation. It’d be laughable, except the Chinese Communist Party’s increasing crackdowns at home and influence-seeking abroad are no joke.
Catherine Chang, of Taiwan’s news program, The View, discusses Under Secretary Keith Krach’s historic visit to Taiwan. Chang says the visit ushers in a new era in the Taiwan U.S. relationship.
The trip by Keith Krach, an economic representative, defies Beijing’s opposition to formal exchanges. China sent two anti-submarine aircraft toward the island in response.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)—a law enforcement wing of DHS—introduced five orders blocking goods made in Uighur detention and labor camps. The orders target Chinese companies with a large presence in the Xinjiang province of China, where it is estimated that over a million Uighur Muslims are detained.
Beijing has been spreading Chinese Communist Party propaganda on college campuses throughout the United States via the benign-sounding Confucius Institute for years.
More than 30 leading mobile operators from 20 countries have joined the US in excluding components produced by Chinese government affiliates in 5G networks. Collectively, the Clean Network group of countries covers 52 percent of the global economy and sets a secure baseline for 5G.
The US has supported India’s move to ban over 100 Chinese apps, asking “all freedom-loving nations and companies to join The Clean Network.” It further targetted the Chinese Communist Party accusing it of “exporting “George Orwell’s version of “1984” into the 21st century”.
A global Manhattan Project to create an ethical future is certainly a tall order, but the status quo is not an option.