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Re: China Chinese penetration of America
« Reply #250 on: September 24, 2022, 10:53:34 AM »
"According to the report released Thursday by Strider Technologies, between 1987 and 2021, an estimated 162 scientists who once worked at Los Alamos returned home to China and took part in a variety of domestic research and development programs."

our rights to privacy
and rights against discrimination make this very tricky to do anything about it.

How the Heck to do protect ourselves from the Han who are traitors to us?

Without discriminating against those who are not .

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Re: China Chinese penetration of America
« Reply #251 on: September 24, 2022, 11:34:28 AM »
Pursue each individual case on its individual merits.



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Chinese penetration of Hunter
« Reply #254 on: September 28, 2022, 09:56:14 AM »
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/victoria-taft/2022/09/27/joe-and-hunters-fang-fang-problem-n1632746

Probably literally at some point.

Don't be surprised if China has a half Chinese Biden grandchild as a pressure point.

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Re: Chinese penetration of Hunter
« Reply #255 on: September 28, 2022, 06:45:56 PM »




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ET: Chinese hypersonics make with US tech: McCaul
« Reply #259 on: October 05, 2022, 11:49:51 AM »
China Used American Tech to Create Hypersonic Missile: McCaul
By Andrew Thornebrooke October 3, 2022 Updated: October 4, 2022biggersmaller Print

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A leading Republican said the Chinese communist regime is using American technology to develop its new weapons systems, and leveraging predatory international deals to secure access to vital trade infrastructure.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said that Chinese weapons, including the hypersonic missile tested by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) last year, have been built using American technology.

“What’s probably the biggest highlighted example of this? The hypersonic missile,” McCaul said during a fireside chat with the Atlantic Council, a D.C.-based think tank. “The weapon that we saw China launch with great precision … and can actually carry a nuclear warhead.”

“When you study it, you realize that that was actually built on the backbone of American technology.”

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The US Navy, in collaboration with the US Army, conducts a static fire test of the first stage of the newly developed 34.5″ common hypersonic missile that will be fielded by both services, in Promontory, Utah, U.S., in this handout image taken on Oct. 28, 2021. (Northrop Grumman/Handout via Reuters)
McCaul’s comments follow closely behind the release of a report by intelligence firm Strider Technologies, which found that at least 162 researchers from the United States’ top nuclear facility have since worked for China, many of them in a military capacity, including hypersonics.

Infiltrating the West
McCaul and the report both said that many of the CCP’s foreign outreach programs, such as its 1,000 Talents program, were explicitly designed to harvest intellectual property from the United States.

“What they do is they infiltrate our researchers, and they give them a lot of money,” McCaul said.

“And some, in the 1,000 Talents program, they will give the mothership back in China this research and development.”

McCaul, who is now the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that he first became concerned about the CCP threat back in 1996. At that time, he said, he was a federal prosecutor working on campaign finance cases.

Among those cases, he said, was that of Johnny Chung, who was caught up in a campaign finance lawsuit after giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee. At least $35,000 of that money, Chung later said, came directly from China’s military intelligence apparatus and was intended to influence U.S. elections.

“It really exposed this plan to influence our elections,” McCaul said.

By interfering in U.S. elections, McCaul said, the CCP sought to ensure that U.S. policies were favorable to China, even at the cost of eroding U.S. national security.

A similar process was repeated in New York City last year, as revealed by a Justice Department lawsuit alleging that CCP intelligence agents plotted to attack or otherwise silence a U.S. Army veteran running for state office.

Global Expansion
Beyond the United States, McCaul said that the CCP has weaponized its diplomatic and economic relationships, creating supply chain dependencies in nations where it does business to exploit the relationship and gain access to new ports and airfields.

“China is in Afghanistan signing leases as we speak and, true to form, I predict they will get access to Bagram Air Base,” McCaul said.

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Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers walk inside the Bagram US air base after all US and NATO troops left, some 43 miles north of Kabul on July 5, 2021. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images)
“Give them credit. We can’t just say, ‘They’re bad’,” McCaul added. “They’re very smart and they are a worthy adversary. We just have to compete with them.”

To counter that effort, McCaul said, the United States will need to reinvigorate its diplomatic and economic deals with nations throughout the world, to ensure that those nations know the United States cares more for their wellbeing than the CCP.

By the United States letting the CCP have unmitigated access to do as it pleased on the world stage for the previous thirty years and by not actively maintaining relationships throughout the globe, he said, the Chinese regime has been able to take advantage of the international system.

To that end, McCaul cited the perspective that a senior U.S. military officer gave to him some years ago.

“We really tried to bring [China] into the family of nations, we wanted them to move forward and be more of a democracy,” McCaul recalled the officer as saying.

“It just didn’t work.”

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above article just pitiful
« Reply #260 on: October 05, 2022, 01:59:55 PM »


****To that end, McCaul cited the perspective that a senior U.S. military officer gave to him some years ago.

“We really tried to bring [China] into the family of nations, we wanted them to move forward and be more of a democracy,” McCaul recalled the officer as saying.

“It just didn’t work.”****

no kidding

****
“China is in Afghanistan signing leases as we speak and, true to form, I predict they will get access to Bagram Air Base,” McCaul said.****

 :x

****
"“Give them credit. We can’t just say, ‘They’re bad’,” McCaul added. “They’re very smart and they are a worthy adversary. We just have to compete with them.”

I give them no credit.  Our leaders are just stupid  :x


****"McCaul, who is now the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that he first became concerned about the CCP threat back in 1996. At that time, he said, he was a federal prosecutor working on campaign finance cases.

Among those cases, he said, was that of Johnny Chung, who was caught up in a campaign finance lawsuit after giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee" ***

gee who was the Pres back then and who was head of the DNC

they would do anything for. buck
and now his wife wants to lead the nation
 :roll:

****
"To counter that effort, McCaul said, the United States will need to reinvigorate its diplomatic and economic deals with nations throughout the world, to ensure that those nations know the United States cares more for their wellbeing than the CCP" ****

well with 'only' 31 trill in debt this should be very "manageable". I mean our GDP is so massive..... :roll:


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Re: above article just pitiful
« Reply #261 on: October 05, 2022, 02:02:55 PM »


****To that end, McCaul cited the perspective that a senior U.S. military officer gave to him some years ago.

“We really tried to bring [China] into the family of nations, we wanted them to move forward and be more of a democracy,” McCaul recalled the officer as saying.

“It just didn’t work.”****

no kidding

****
“China is in Afghanistan signing leases as we speak and, true to form, I predict they will get access to Bagram Air Base,” McCaul said.****

 :x

****
"“Give them credit. We can’t just say, ‘They’re bad’,” McCaul added. “They’re very smart and they are a worthy adversary. We just have to compete with them.”

I give them no credit.  Our leaders are just stupid :x

THIS!


****"McCaul, who is now the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that he first became concerned about the CCP threat back in 1996. At that time, he said, he was a federal prosecutor working on campaign finance cases.

Among those cases, he said, was that of Johnny Chung, who was caught up in a campaign finance lawsuit after giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee" ***

gee who was the Pres back then and who was head of the DNC

they would do anything for. buck
and now his wife wants to lead the nation
 :roll:

****
"To counter that effort, McCaul said, the United States will need to reinvigorate its diplomatic and economic deals with nations throughout the world, to ensure that those nations know the United States cares more for their wellbeing than the CCP" ****

well with 'only' 31 trill in debt this should be very "manageable". I mean our GDP is so massive..... :roll:

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ET: More on the Chinese police stations in NYC
« Reply #262 on: October 06, 2022, 07:45:53 AM »


CCP Runs Police Outpost in New York City, Part of Global Network of Transnational Repression: Report
By Dorothy Li October 5, 2022 Updated: October 6, 2022biggersmaller Print

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Chinese authorities have opened at least one “overseas police service station” in the United States as part of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) global transnational repression, according to human rights group Safeguard Defenders.

“These operations eschew official bilateral police and judicial cooperation and violate the international rule of law, and may violate the territorial integrity in third countries involved in setting up a parallel policing mechanism using illegal methods,” the Spain-based group said in a recent report.

The report, titled “110 Overseas: Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild,” examined the initiative first launched by ten “pilot provinces” in 2018. These stations were also called 110 Overseas, named after the country’s police emergency services phone number.

An outpost in New York City was among the “first batch” of 30 overseas police service stations in 21 countries set up by the Public Security Bureau in Fuzhou city, the capital of the southern coastal province of Fujian. Other Chinese cities also set up their own outposts abroad.

The Chinese police authorities’ division in New York was opened on Feb. 15, according to Dongnan News, a media outlet backed by Fujian provincial government. The center, called Fuzhou Police Oversea Service Station, is located at 107 East Broadway, inside the headquarters of the American ChangLe Association (ACA), a non profit with close ties to the Chinese regime.

Safeguard Defenders identified 54 overseas police service stations across five continents, including in cities from Toronto to Dublin.

Yet the total number of such stations is unclear. “There is no complete list of such “110 Overseas” police service stations available,” the report stated. “[T]he number is undoubtedly larger and such stations more widespread,” it added.

ACA
Established in 1998, the ACA is one of the most influential communities for immigrants from Fujian Province in the United States, according to its website.

The ACA cooperated with Fuzhou city’s Public Security Bureau to set up the Fuzhou police service station this year, the association’s chairman said at an April event at the group’s office hosting the deputy Chinese consulate general in New York, Wu Xiaoming, Dongnan News reported at the time. Wu, according to the report, recognized the association’s contribution to “promoting Sino-U.S. friendship and supporting China’s peaceful reunification.”

The New York community group, like many purportedly grassroots Chinese organizations, is linked to the Chinese Communist Party’s sprawling “united front” system. This refers to a network of thousands of overseas groups loosely overseen by the United Front Work Department, a powerful Party agency, that work to advance the regime’s interests abroad, including by carrying out foreign influence operations, suppress dissident movements, gather intelligence, and facilitate the transfer of technology to China.

The ACA has maintained close ties to the regime and has been praised for its efforts in supporting CCP and its leaders. Photos displayed on its website include the certificate of appreciation from the Chinese consulate in New York in 2015. The consulate praised the ACA for playing an active role in organizing overseas Chinese nationals to welcome Chinese leader Xi Jinping when he traveled to New York to attend the United Nations meetings at that time.

The group’s former president Zhang Zikuo in 2019 attended an official ceremony in Beijing marking the 70th year of CCP rule over China as a representative of overseas Chinese nationals in the United States, according to a 2020 report by the Fuzhou City Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese.

In May 2020, Zhang, then-president of the ACA, attended an online seminar organized by the United Front Department of Fuzhou city’s Changle District, during which they had an “in-depth study of the spirit of the two sessions,” read the report. “Two sessions” refers to annual meetings held by the regime’s rubber-stamp legislature and political advisory body.

‘Sinister Goal’
Ostensibly, the overseas police service stations serve administrative purposes, with many tasks the report said that would be “traditionally considered of a consular nature.”

For example, the New York station’s most popular service was assisting overseas Chinese in renewing driver’s licenses without returning to the country, according to an August report by Dongnan News. The report said that between March 1 to April 27, 36 applications completed an online physical examination at the station and got their driver’s licenses renewed.

The stations make overseas Chinese feel the “care and love” of the motherland, Lu Jianshun, the ACA chairman, told Dongnan News. The report mentioned that Lu is also a staff member of the New York police service station.

Safeguard Defenders, however, said such 110 overseas have a “more sinister goal as they contribute to ‘resolutely cracking down on all kinds of illegal and criminal activities involving overseas Chinese.’” Some of the stations have already been “implicated in collaborating with Chinese police in carrying out policing operations on foreign soil,” the group said.

One example provided in the report was the successful return of a Chinese fugitive surnamed Xia, who was accused of fraud and fled to Serbia.

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After identifying Xia’s location in Serbia’s Belgrade, Chinese police authorities “successfully [got] in touch” with Xia through its overseas service station, the report stated, citing a 2019 article by Chinese state media. Police in Qingtian city then “directly carried out persuasion to return” through the Chinese social media app Wechat and video calls with the support of staff members of the overseas service. Chinese police, the report stated, educated Xia about “relevant policies, laws and cases” at least once every week before Xia finally actively cooperated with the police to return to China in October 2018.

From April 2021 to July 2022, an estimated 230,000 overseas Chinese nationals have been “persuaded to return” to the country to face criminal charges, according to a Chinese state media report.

Safeguard Defenders noted such “persuasion to return” involves harassment and intimidation of the target’s relatives in China. If the target refused to comply, their families could face punishment, such as their children being denied education.

“These methods allow the CCP and their security organs to circumvent normal bilateral mechanisms of police and judicial cooperation, thereby severely undermining the international rule of law and territorial integrity of the third countries involved,” the report stated.

“It leaves legal Chinese residents abroad fully exposed to extra-legal targeting by the Chinese police, with little to none of the protection theoretically ensured under both national and international law.”

The Epoch Times has reached out to the ACA, the FBI, the Department of Justice, the State Department, and the New York attorney general’s office for comment.

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WSJ: Pompeo & ; China's threat to Taiwan Semiconductors
« Reply #263 on: October 13, 2022, 07:35:34 PM »


China’s Threat to Taiwan Semiconductors
Why aren’t American asset managers paying attention to the risks from an invasion of the island?
By Vivek Ramaswamy and Mike Pompeo
Oct. 10, 2022 1:28 pm ET


Xi Jinping’s all-but-certain installation for a third term as leader of the Chinese Communist Party marks an important milestone in the party’s progress toward annexing Taiwan. That creates significant risks for U.S. investors—many of which have been overlooked.

Mr. Xi has unambiguously stated that reacquiring Taiwan is a pillar of his national rejuvenation platform and a vital national objective. It’s also critical to his personal legacy. Mr. Xi’s ambitions have been checked by his need to secure a third term, as he likely feared international backlash that could threaten his grip on power. After this month, his calculus may change. Taiwan’s annexation could allow him to assert dominance and divert attention away from China’s domestic problems. Mr. Xi may be disinclined to wait, given the risk of a more assertive president in Taipei in May 2024 or Washington in January 2025. Beijing’s recent rhetoric has been consistent with this hypothesis.

Taiwan’s primary defense is its economic influence, not its military. The country’s dominant position in the semiconductor industry—what President Tsai Ing-wen calls Taiwan’s “silicon shield”—serves as a useful protection against Chinese aggression. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. produces more than half of the world’s advanced semiconductors and 90% of the most advanced chips. TSMC is the exclusive producer of the most advanced semiconductors that power Apple’s iPhones, AMD’s advanced CPUs and Qualcomm’s snapdragon chip used in many Android phones.

If China were to invade Taiwan, TSMC’s lights would likely go out. “If you take a military force or invasion, you will render the TSMC factory inoperable,” TSMC chairman Mark Liu told CNN in July. A material disruption to the industry would send shock waves across global supply chains, rendering manufacturers unable to make everyday products.

Though financial analysts and think-tank experts have suggested this could deter China from invading Taiwan, there are other ways for Beijing to achieve its aims without jeopardizing TSMC’s capabilities. A naval blockade, for example, could bully Taiwan’s leadership into surrendering without Chinese troops setting foot on the island.

No matter how it is achieved, the annexation of Taiwan would spell disaster for U.S. interests. If TSMC can’t produce chips, the global economy will tank. If TSMC is still able to produce chips but China dictates the terms of access, companies that rely on TSMC and other Taiwanese semiconductor companies will be left at the mercy of Beijing’s demands.

The U.S. has already experienced the pain of such scarcity. A chip shortage in 2021 cost the auto industry an estimated $210 billion in revenue. A recent study estimates that a one-year disruption in the production of semiconductors in Taiwan would lead to a $490 billion drop in revenue for electronic-device makers, not counting fallout for sectors that aren’t directly reliant on semiconductors.

U.S. semiconductor stocks may offer a reasonable hedge for investors, but only if the companies are sufficiently prepared. U.S. companies should invest in semiconductor technology now to meet the demand that’s expected to grow 80% by 2030. If China annexes Taiwan, U.S. manufacturers could seize on a market dislocation by increasing domestic production while chip prices soar. Though America’s semiconductor industry isn’t as advanced as Taiwan’s, increased investments could change that. And if China bides its time until the U.S. Navy retires more ships as part of its “divest to invest” strategy in the coming years, that will afford U.S. manufacturers even greater flexibility to prepare.

If such investments aren’t made and China annexes Taiwan, U.S. semiconductor firms will face pain in the market and punishment from plaintiffs’ lawyers for failing to act on a known material risk factor.


The better prepared U.S. semiconductor companies are to fill the supply gap created by Chinese annexation of Taiwan, the more reluctant China may be to follow through on its plans. Mr. Xi’s motivations aren’t principally economic, but a rational leader weighs costs and benefits before taking action.

Yet amid rising tensions, the world’s largest asset managers, many of which regularly warn U.S. portfolio companies about risks relating to climate change and board diversity, are conspicuously silent about Taiwan-related risks. The most notable example is BlackRock, whose website raves about the importance of Chinese investments with little mention of Taiwan. In July the firm told investors that “geopolitical events typically have a modest and short-lived impact on markets and economies” and that “we do not see a military confrontation [between China and Taiwan] as imminent.” This came even as China announced military exercises in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

BlackRock’s behavior is unsurprising and may itself be part of China’s long-term strategy of influencing U.S. companies to advance its geopolitical goals. BlackRock has been eyeing the lucrative Chinese asset-management market for years. In 2019 CEO Larry Fink described China as “one of the largest future growth opportunities for BlackRock” and said the firm is “focused on building an onshore presence.”

But access doesn’t come cheap. Following Mr. Fink’s comments, BlackRock lobbied the U.S. government for policies favorable to China, such as lower tariffs. In August 2020, BlackRock became the first foreign company to win preliminary approval to offer mutual funds in China. In summer 2021, at the height of the selloff in Chinese stocks, China’s securities regulator summoned BlackRock executives to a meeting, after which BlackRock urged investors to triple their assets allocated to Chinese companies. Two weeks later, BlackRock launched its Chinese mutual funds. BlackRock would endanger its business if it alienated the Chinese government by openly warning U.S. investors and companies about Taiwan-related risks.

The effect of these admonitions is subtle but real. BlackRock is the second-largest shareholder of Intel, one of America’s largest and most advanced semiconductor companies. BlackRock includes Intel in its “Climate Focus Universe”—a selection of companies that BlackRock has targeted to demand “climate adaptation strategies” and “rigorous GHG [greenhouse-gas] emissions reduction targets.” This campaign has proved fruitful: Intel regularly touts its sustainability efforts, including committing to net-zero emissions by 2040, but it says little about the company-specific risks and opportunities posed by Taiwan’s potential annexation.

BlackRock’s silence demands a market response. While the consequences of China’s annexation of Taiwan would go far beyond stocks or the economy, market actors can make a difference. U.S. semiconductor companies and their investors can protect against Taiwan-related risks now by investing in a silicon shield of their own.

Mr. Ramaswamy is executive chairman of Strive Asset Management, which holds semiconductor companies through its new U.S. Semiconductor ETF, SHOC. Mr. Pompeo served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2017-18) and secretary of state (2018-21).


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7 indicted in CCP plot
« Reply #265 on: October 21, 2022, 07:12:56 PM »
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7 Indicted in Alleged CCP Plot to Force US Resident to China
By Andrew Thornebrooke October 20, 2022

Seven people, including two New York residents, have been indicted in connection with an alleged plot by the Chinese regime to coerce a dissident in the United States to return to China, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Oct. 20.

An Quanzhong, 55, and his daughter An Guangyang, 34, of Roslyn, New York, were arrested on the morning of Oct. 20 and were due to appear before the District Court for the Eastern District of New York for an arraignment hearing in the afternoon, according to DOJ. The remaining five defendants are at large in China; the United States doesn’t have an extradition treaty with China.

Six of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents for China.

The group allegedly worked at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to illegally force a Chinese national living in the United States to return to China, according to an indictment (pdf) unsealed on Oct. 20.

The lead defendant, An Quanzhong, allegedly acted under the direct orders of various CCP officials in order to conduct surveillance on the Chinese national and engage in a campaign to harass and coerce the individual back to China as part of an extralegal effort known as “Operation Fox Hunt.”

“As alleged, the defendants engaged in a unilateral and uncoordinated law enforcement action on U.S. soil on behalf of the government of the People’s Republic of China, in an effort to cause the forced repatriation of a U.S. resident to China,” Breon Peace, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in the statement, using the official name of communist China.

“The United States will firmly counter such outrageous violations of national sovereignty and prosecute individuals who act as illegal agents of foreign states.”

Operation Fox Hunt is a widespread effort by the CCP to locate and repatriate alleged fugitives and dissidents who have left mainland China. The regime frequently uses extralegal means, including the harassment and detention of family members, to coerce such individuals to return to China, where they face punishment.

The CCP’s actions are done unilaterally, often illegally, and without any communication with or support from the U.S. government.

An FBI representative involved in the case said the targets of this most recent effort had fled persecution in communist China.

“The victims in this case sought to flee an authoritarian government, leaving behind their lives and family, for a better life here,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Michael Driscoll said in a statement.

“That same government sent agents to the United States to harass, threaten, and forcibly return them to the People’s Republic of China. The actions we allege are illegal, and the FBI will not allow adversaries to break laws designed to protect our nation and our freedom.”

The indictment states that the efforts went back to at least 2017 and that in the early 2020s, the CCP went so far as to transport a relative of the victims to the United States to personally convey the regime’s threats.

In 2018, two of the defendants traveled from China to New York City to spy on the victim, prosecutors said. Surveillance footage recorded them looking through windows, going through mail, and attempting to enter the victim’s home, the DOJ said.

An Quanzhong allegedly told the victims that the CCP would “keep pestering you [and] make your daily life uncomfortable,” and said that “it is definitely true that all of your relatives will be involved,” according to the indictment.

An Quanzhong also brought frivolous lawsuits against the victim in New York as part of a CCP effort to make the victim’s life miserable enough to return to China, according to the indictment. In one recorded conversation, An Quanzhong explicitly told the victim that the lawsuits were frivolous and that the CCP could spend a billion dollars to harass them into returning, the document stated.

The indictment also alleged that An Quanzhong and An Guangyang engaged in a money laundering scheme. The scheme used a hotel in Queens, New York, to launder millions of dollars of funds from China into the United States in an effort to fund the CCP’s illegal activities while concealing its true origin, prosecutors alleged. Both defendants were also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

When contacted by The Epoch Times, An Quanzhong’s lawyer Michael Horn said that they “were surprised by these allegations.”

“We’ll spend the next few weeks attempting to understand why the US Attorney’s Office has jumped to such an unjustifiable conclusion. Mr. Ahn is a well established and legitimate New York businessman and Chinese American community advocate. [He has] never worked for the Chinese government. That’s it,” Horn said.

Horn added An Quanzhong has entered a plea of not guilty, and will shortly make a bail application before the judge.

The charge of acting as an agent of the CCP carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. The money laundering conspiracy charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. The remaining charges, including conspiring to commit interstate and international stalking, carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

This article was updated to add comments from An Quanzhong’s lawyer.

Hannah Cai contributed to this report.

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Chinese buying lab to breed monkeys in FL.
« Reply #266 on: October 21, 2022, 07:14:41 PM »
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Chinese Lab’s Purchase of US Land for Primate Breeding Facility Draws Scrutiny
By Eva Fu October 20, 2022 Updated: October 21, 2022biggersmaller Print



A Chinese firm’s purchase of land in Florida to build a lab monkey breeding facility is drawing scrutiny over the company founders’ ties to the Chinese military.

JOINN Laboratories CA Inc., the California subsidiary of a biotech firm headquartered in Beijing, in July purchased more than 1,400 acres of land for building a primate facility in Florida’s Levy County, county records show.

With a combined value of $5.5 million, the 10 parcels of land purchased from L & T Cattle & Timber represents one of the largest known Chinese acquisitions of U.S. land in recent years. While construction has not begun, the deal has attracted public attention at a time of heightened concern about Chinese investments in the United States over security and other risks.

The purchaser’s parent company JOINN Laboratories describes itself as a leader in non-clinical drug screening in China. According to its website, the company was founded in 1995 and employs over 1,500 staff. It has wholly-owned subsidiaries in major Chinese and U.S. cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and Boston.

Zhou Zhiwen and Feng Yuxia, the couple who founded and control JOINN Laboratories, both graduated from China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. The school is the Chinese military’s top medical institute, which was added to a U.S. trade blacklist last year for supplying biotechnology to the Chinese military.

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After graduating, both Zhou and Feng went on to work as researchers at the academy before establishing their business venture, according to Chinese media reports. Zuo Conglin, a board member of JOINN Laboratories, also graduated from the same academy.

These links with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should raise red flags, according to Rep. Scott Franklin (R-Fla.).

“The idea that we would permit a … biotech firm with ties to the Chinese military to breed lab monkeys on U.S. soil is baffling, especially after China unleashed the Covid-19 pandemic on the world,” he told The Epoch Times.

“The Biden administration allowing Chinese Communist Party affiliated companies to buy up American land is unacceptable, especially for these purposes. If the President won’t put his foot down to protect American interests, Congress will.”

Future of Project Uncertain
It’s unclear if JOINN Laboratories can proceed with its plans in Levy County. Because the purchased land is currently zoned for forestry and rural residential, the company would need to rezone the land to industrial to build its lab facility, the county said in a Sept. 22 statement.

The county said that it had been asked about a possible rezoning of the land, and that it replied that “such a request would not receive a favorable staff recommendation” because of “compatibility” issues and that it would create “spot zoning,” referring to the controversial practice of singling out a piece of land for special zoning laws different from the zoning laws around it.

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A laboratory monkey interacts with employees in the breeding centre for cynomolgus macaques (longtail macaques) at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand at Chulalongkorn University in Saraburi, on May 23, 2020. (Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images)
County officials, when reached by The Epoch Times in early October, said it hasn’t received such a formal rezoning request from JOINN Laboratories.

The company did not publicly announce the sale and not much is known about the proposed breeding facility. JOINN Laboratories didn’t respond to an inquiry from The Epoch Times regarding the purchase and its plans for the site.

It’s unclear whether the company intends to sell the lab monkeys in the United States, China, or elsewhere. Both countries have a high demand for primates for experimental use, and the United States exports a large portion of monkeys from China.

According to Chinese media reports, the average cost for a long-tailed macaque, commonly used for lab research, paid by the Chinese regime has soared from around 30,000 yuan ($4,153) in 2019 to over 130,000 yuan (around $18,000) in early 2022.

JOINN Laboratories currently owns about 18 acres of animal testing facilities in Beijing and Suzhou, a major city in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province, according to its 2021 annual report. It is also building another primate breeding base with the capacity of raising 15,000 large animals in Wuzhou of southern China’s Guangxi Province. The quarantine station for the base is now complete, the report stated.

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Another sign spells out the concerns many residents have over a proposed corn mill in Grand Forks, N.D. (Allan Stein/The Epoch Times)
Chinese Deals Under the Spotlight
Around the time JOINN Laboratories inked its Florida land deal, another Chinese firm’s farmland investment near the northern border was also drawing scrutiny.

Fufeng Group, a Chinese agricultural firm, acquired 370 acres of land near the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, where it plans to build a corn mill.

But such proximity to a sensitive U.S. military base has alarmed residents and lawmakers alike, who fear that the location could be used for foreign espionage.


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Construction on the land was halted in September when the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a federal interagency panel tasked with conducting national security reviews of foreign investments, sought more information about the project.

A local group opposing the Fufeng project is appealing to the state’s highest court to allow a public vote on the plan. The city had earlier denied a local petition that had collected over 5,300 signatures to bring the project to a referendum vote.

Florida, meanwhile, is also paying attention to the Fufeng case. Standing behind a “Stop CCP Influence” sign, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis last month proposed a legislative measure to bar Beijing-affiliated companies from buying land surrounding military bases, of which the state has 21.

“There’s the danger of having this land misuse for intelligence or military purposes. But put that aside, we saw what happened with COVID, when almost all this stuff was made in China, why would you want them to be involved in our own food supply in our chain supply chain here in the United States?” Desantis told the audience at Miami Dade College on Sept. 22.

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« Reply #267 on: October 28, 2022, 08:24:12 AM »
Every State But One Uses Federally Banned Foreign Tech, Report Says
More than 1,600 state and local government entities have purchased products or services from blackballed Chinese companies, CSET report finds.
Edward Graham
BY EDWARD GRAHAM

U.S. policymakers have moved to prevent federal agencies and critical networks from using some foreign-made technologies that they say threaten national security. But state and local government entities in nearly every state have purchased technologies from banned companies in recent years to support a host of public services, according to a report from Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology released on Wednesday.

The report, which examined public government procurement records provided by GovSpend, found that at least 1,681 state and local entities in 49 states purchased information and communications technology and services, or ICTS, from five banned Chinese companies between 2015 and 2021.

“Collectively, these entities conducted nearly 5,700 transactions involving a wide range of covered equipment, including but not limited to smartphones, surveillance cameras, temperature scanners, handheld radios and networking equipment,” the report said, adding that the acquired technologies have been deployed “in schools, hospitals, prisons, public transit systems and government offices around the country.”

Jack Corrigan, a research analyst at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology who co-authored the report, told Nextgov that the 1,681 state and local entities identified in the report likely represents “a lowball estimate,” since the public procurement records analyzed for the report were not standardized in terms of listed information.

Corrigan's co-authors were Michael Kratsios, a managing director at Scale AI who served as chief technology officer during the Trump administration; and Sergio Fontanez, an associate at the Holland & Knight law firm.

Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act forbids federal agencies to use technologies or services provided by five Chinese companies—Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera—and to work with contractors that use equipment from those firms. As the report noted, Section 889 “is the first and most well-known regulation targeting foreign ICTS on the grounds of national security.”

“If we see untrustworthy foreign technology as a national security issue, then it needs to be handled by every level of government,” Corrigan said.

Although five states—Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Vermont—have also “adopted measures to restrict the purchase of untrustworthy ICTS on national security grounds,” the report said that “these regulations are generally not structured to deal with foreign technology threats effectively.” Only Vermont was found to not have any state or local government entities that purchased banned ICTS covered under Section 889 during the examined time period.

Congress and the federal government have moved in recent years to further prohibit the use of some foreign-made technologies and equipment, particularly those from Chinese and Russian companies. These legislative and regulatory efforts have largely been enacted over concerns that “covered technologies could contain secret backdoors or vulnerabilities that are deliberately baked into the technologies.”

“For U.S. national security leaders, the broad reach of these firms—and their integration into the networks of the United States and its allies—presented major national security and economic threats,” the report said. “If the [Chinese Communist Party] wanted to use the Chinese tech industry as a conduit for espionage and other nefarious activities, it could potentially gain access to all these global networks.”

While efforts to purge foreign ICTS have largely focused on federal services and agencies, the report said that the federal laws and regulatory measures already in place could be broadened to focus more on state and local government procurement processes, since “the U.S. government is in the best position to identify vulnerable ICTS and develop strategies to eliminate them from nationwide supply chains.”

The report noted, for example, that the Commerce Department’s ICTS rule—which restricts the procurement of technology and equipment from untrustworthy foreign companies—”has the potential to significantly strengthen the federal government’s ability to crackdown on foreign technology threats across the broader U.S. market, but only if the Commerce Department implements the authority effectively.”

And the Federal Communications Commission also has the authority to determine what foreign ICTS can be legally sold in the U.S. under the Secure Equipment Act of 2021, allowing the agency to “keep untrustworthy foreign technologies from entering the U.S. market,” according to the report.

“Given their resource constraints and limited mandate, state and local governments should not be expected to independently grapple with the national security implications of foreign ICTS,” the report said. “However, by adhering to federal rules on foreign ICTS procurement, state and local governments can protect their digital infrastructure and keep procurement practices up to date without constant regulatory, administrative or legislative interventions.”

As for state and local entities that are already using foreign-made technologies and equipment deemed a national security risk, the report said that the federal government should continue to support programs that replace “compromised ICTS with more trustworthy alternatives.” These so-called rip and replace programs include the FCC’s Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program, which covers the cost of removing and replacing equipment from Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE. As Corrigan noted, however, in just the first round of applications for the program, “the requests far exceed the available funds.”

“It's likely impossible to replace every deployment of untrustworthy foreign technology across the U.S., so policymakers should allocate these funds to the areas with the greatest potential security risks,” Corrigan added.

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Russia’s military is practicing responding to a nuclear attack with a planned exercise known as Grom (or “thunder”) 2022, featuring ballistic and cruise missile tests, according to state-run media TASS. For the U.S. military, there’s no need for anxiety since, as Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Ryder told reporters Tuesday, “The U.S. was notified, and, as we’ve highlighted before, this is a routine annual exercise by Russia.”

But the nuclear rhetoric from Russian officials has been escalating since Sunday, when Moscow’s military chief called his counterparts in the U.S., the UK, France, and Turkey to accuse Ukraine of using a dirty bomb in the days to come. Russian diplomats took their case to the United Nations on Tuesday, though they do not seem to have convinced anyone on the merits of their argument, as Ankit Panda’s reaction to Russia’s letter suggested Tuesday.

For POTUS, when it comes to the dirty bomb allegations, “I spent a lot of time today talking about that,” U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters Tuesday. “Let me just say: Russia would be making an incredibly serious mistake for it to use a tactical nuclear weapon. I’m not guaranteeing you that it’s a false-flag operation yet; I don’t know. But it would be a serious, serious mistake.”

The view from Brussels: “Russia often accuses others of what they intend to do themselves,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday. “We have seen this conduct before, from Syria to Ukraine.”

“President Putin is failing on the battlefield,” Stoltenberg said Wednesday in Brussels. “He’s responding with more indiscriminate attacks on Ukrainian cities, against civilians, and against critical infrastructure—and with dangerous nuclear rhetoric.”

“We’ve also seen Russia accuse Ukraine of preparing to use a radiological dirty bomb. This is absurd,” said the NATO chief. “Allies reject this blatantly false allegation, and Russia must not use false pretexts to escalate the war further.”


BTW: Stoltenberg on Tuesday visited the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS George H.W. Bush during the alliance’s Neptune Strike 2022.2 exercise happening this week in the Mediterranean Sea. Nineteen different nations are represented during these drills, which are intended to help alliance members (and in this case, Finland also) “plan and execute multi-domain real-world vigilance activities” using “carrier strike and amphibious strike capability,” NATO says. More, here.
NATO is still in the midst of its long-planned nuclear exercises known as “Steadfast Noon,” which are expected to end on Sunday. “Training flights will take place over Belgium, which is hosting the exercise, as well as over the North Sea and the United Kingdom,” the alliance said two weeks ago in a preview.

New: Australia is sending 30 more Bushmaster vehicles to Ukraine, which would raise that particular total to 90 so far on behalf of Canberra. And “sometime in January,” it’s sending as many as 70 military trainers to the UK to help train Kyiv’s forces there, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced Wednesday. On top of the Bushmasters, the country “has donated six M777 towed howitzers and ammunition, 28 M113 armored vehicles as well as anti-armour weapons and other weapons,” according to Australia’s ABC news.

Norway just arrested an accused Russian spy who studied “hybrid threats” at the University of Tromsø. Turns out, this alleged spy’s gig didn’t last long—he first showed up at the Norwegian institution this past December, posing as a Brazilian researcher named José Assis Giammaria. According to The Guardian, “Giammaria’s behaviour had raised suspicion among colleagues at the university, [one] source said, and he once made a joke to Giammaria, asking him whether he was a spy.” (By the way: Several recently alleged Russian spies have been using South America as a cover, as Bellingcat’s Aric Toler pointed out Tuesday on Twitter.)

Also new: The identity of several alleged Russian soldiers responsible for cruise missile strikes inside Ukraine have been revealed this week by investigators at Bellingcat, The Insider, and Der Spiegel. The three outlets published a deep-dive into the alleged unit of missile programmers after some creative digging by Bellingcat’s Christo Grozev.

For your eyes only: PBS/Frontline just turned in a nearly 90-minute documentary on the necessary task of documenting war crimes in Ukraine, a project produced with journalists from the Associated Press. Check it out, here.

So far, AP and Frontline have documented 539 incidents involving potential war crimes inside Ukraine, including 176 direct attacks on civilians. Read more at AP’s war crimes watch hub, here.

Snapshots of an occupying army in disarray: More than 1,000 pages of Russian military documents were left behind at an abandoned military base in northeastern Ukraine, near the city of Balakliia, southeast of Kharkiv. Reuters journalists obtained the documents recently, and explained their apparent contents in a special report published Wednesday. According to the papers, some of which were found half-burned in a furnace, the Russians fretted over U.S.-provided HIMARS long-range artillery, and officers struggled with desertions and casualties on the front lines.

“Morale was deteriorating,” Reuters’ Mari Saito discovered. What’s more, “An officer wrote on July 24 that someone called Shtanko was a ‘bastard’ facing disciplinary action because he ‘pulled back his platoon.’” Saito says he was able to locate Shtanko and his dad, who said Shtanko refused an order to “send his men into artillery fire.”

Amid a wave of HIMARS strikes, one battalion is revealed to have had only 49 personnel instead of the usual 240. Reporters also found spreadsheets and documents describing in detail certain pay discrepancies between Russian troops and those taken from the local population in formerly-occupied Balakliia. More to that story, here.

From the department of desperate Russian personnel needs, Afghan commando veterans are reportedly being offered gigs fighting for Moscow inside Ukraine, Foreign Policy’s Lynne O’Donnell reported Tuesday. Story, here.


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ET: Chinese penetration of Gov Whitmer of MI
« Reply #269 on: October 31, 2022, 07:43:17 AM »
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Gov. Whitmer Defends Offering $715 Million to CCP-Linked Company
By Andrew Thornebrooke October 28, 2022 Updated: October 30, 2022biggersmaller Print



The governor of Michigan did not contest an accusation by her challenger that she cemented business ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as part of her effort to develop Michigan’s economy and defended the move as an effort to increase economic development.

The exchange between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon occurred during a televised debate on Oct. 25, which aired on WXYZ-TV.

“I will fight for every dime to come to Michigan so I can make your life better,” Whitmer claimed.

Dixon was quick to retort, however, and accused the Whitmer of offering massive amounts of taxpayer monies to CCP-controlled companies in order to get them to develop facilities in Michigan.

“You should be careful of where all of your dimes go if Gretchen Whitmer is in charge,” Dixon said. “Because she just offered $715 million of your taxpayer dollars to a Chinese corporation to come to the state of Michigan.”

The accusation was an apparent reference to the Whitmer administration’s approval of $715 million in grants and tax exemptions for Gotion Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of China-based Guoxuan High-Tech Power Energy Company.

Guoxuan’s chief executive is one Li Zhen, a Chinese billionaire who served in a leadership role for a regional affiliate of the CCP, which is believed to be a part of the regime’s propaganda-oriented United Front Work Department.

The U.S. taxpayer monies handed over to the company by the Whitmer administration are expected to result in the creation of a new EV battery plant on a 523-acre parcel of land in Michigan.

Though the administration has promised the factory will bring 2,000 new jobs to Michigan over 10 years, there is no guarantee that that will happen, nor that the jobs will go to the people of Michigan or even American citizens.

“She can tell you all she wants that she is improving economic development and keeping automotive jobs here,” Dixon said, “but we’re hearing that battery plants are going outside of Michigan unless they’re owned by the Chinese and have strong ties to the Chinese Communist Party.”

“Your tax payer dollars are not safe with Gretchen Whitmer.”

Dixon’s claim is in line with laws (pdf) in communist China which require that Chinese companies or foreign companies with a majority stake owned by Chinese interests must maintain a CCP cell within the company to advocate for the Party.

Whitmer did not deny the accusation but instead said that her administration was “making historic progress when it comes to economic development” by creating such incentives.

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ET: Chinese penetration of American universities 2.0
« Reply #270 on: November 02, 2022, 02:07:42 PM »
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Communist China’s Sprawling Plan to Infiltrate American College Campuses
By Venus Upadhayaya November 1, 2022 Updated: November 2, 2022biggersmaller Print

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The Chinese regime is ramping up efforts to infiltrate U.S. universities to gain access to valuable research and mold the minds of the next generation of America’s thought leaders, advocates and experts warn.

American colleges’ ties to China have drawn heightened scrutiny in recent years, in particular over Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes that have been criticized for spreading Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda and stifling academic freedom, and the revelation that universities received nearly $1.5 billion in gifts and contracts from China from 2014 to 2020.

But these examples form a small part of a multifaceted campaign to subvert the institutions that foster America’s technological and intellectual elite.

“The CCP sees the openness of our leading universities as a weapon that it can turn against us,” said John Metz, president of the Athenai Institute, a student-founded nonprofit focused on removing CCP influence from college campuses.

“It aims to use espionage and its financial influence over universities not only to control discourse and censor its critics, but also to acquire the advanced technology it needs to expand its military might and further its genocidal policies,” Metz told The Epoch Times in an email.

Meanwhile, Chinese influence operations targeting universities are but one aspect of the CCP’s global efforts to subvert all aspects of Western society to benefit the regime. And since the Communist Party wants to overtake the United States as sole global superpower, the United States takes a major focus of its operations.

“In a very literal sense, the CCP’s access to our universities endangers American lives,” said Metz.

“The CCP is targeting young people because it wants to control the minds of the next generation of leaders. We risk losing not just in the present, but in the future as well.”

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A human rights group urges Tufts University to close its Confucius Institute in Somerville, Massachusetts on March 13, 2021. (Learner Liu/The Epoch Times)
Silencing Dissidents
A major part of Chinese influence operations in U.S. universities involves controlling public opinion about the CCP. This has always involved silencing those who speak out against the regime and its abuses.

To this end, Chinese international students themselves and Chinese student associations have become tools by which the regime can suppress dissenting voices on campus. Over the years, there has been a spate of incidents where Chinese student groups with links to the Chinese consulate have successfully or attempted to suppress voices critical of the Party at American universities.

“In my view, the newer generation of international students from China seem to be a lot more nationalistic than the ones I have met in college,” said Se Hoon Kim, director of the Captive Nations Coalition of the Committee on Present Danger: China, an advocacy body representing groups victimized by the CCP.

By nationalistic, Kim meant that these students deemed anything critical of the CCP as anti-nationalistic.

According to Kim, if one talks to Chinese international students on U.S. campuses about the CCP, they generally say, “Party is the people and we are the Party”—a propaganda line repeatedly espoused by the CCP in which it claims to be the sole representative of China and the Chinese people.

“If you have individuals like that occupying U.S. universities and who go taking part in everyday classes and taking part in everyday university activities, what tends to happen is that any type of discussion about the criticism of the Chinese Communist Party actually comes into jeopardy,” said Kim.

FBI Director Christopher Wray in a speech early this year gave an example of the Chinese regime threatening and harassing students at U.S. universities for merely exercising their right to free speech.

“In a recent incident at one Midwestern university, for example, a Chinese-American student posted online praise for those students who were killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. And almost immediately, his parents called from China, saying that Chinese intelligence officers had shown up to threaten them because of his post,” he said.

Wray was talking about a 2020 incident involving Kong Zhihao, a Chinese graduate student at Purdue University in Indiana who was subsequently accused by other Chinese students on campus of being a “CIA Agent.” Due to harassment received from the CCP, Kong reluctantly decided to cancel a planned speech for an event commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre.

“I think some of the Chinese students in my school are CCP members. I can tell they are not simply students. They could be spies or informants,” Kong told ProPublica at the time.

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The Confucius Institute building on the campus of Troy University, in Troy, Ala., on March 16, 2018. (Kreeder13/Wikimedia Commons)
Confucius Institutes Simply Rebranded
Confucius Institutes, Beijing-funded language centers criticized as conduits of propaganda,  have drawn considerable pushback in recent years, resulting in 104 of the 118 centers across U.S. colleges and universities to close down.

But the National Association of Scholars said in a June report that many of these closures have simply resulted in a re-branding of the programs. Confucius Institute-like programs have since emerged under other names or have reappeared in other forms, the report said.

Universities are generally eager to replace their Confucius Institutes with similar programs. According to the report, out of those closed, 28 have replaced their institutes with a similar program, 58 have maintained close relations with the former Confucius Institute partner university, and five have kept their Confucius Institutes alive by transferring the center to a new host.

The report said after the closure of the institutes, some host institutions were made to refund money to the Chinese regime, and in certain cases, this was in excess of $1 million.

Espionage
China’s theft of research and technology from American universities has been a direct assault on American innovation leadership. Recently there has been more clamor about the theft of sensitive technology adding another angle to China’s meddling in U.S. universities.

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, last year voted unanimously to approve its final report (pdf) to Congress recommending that American universities take steps to prevent the theft of sensitive technology by the Chinese military.

“On a level playing field, the United States is capable of out-innovating any competitor. However, today, there is a fundamental difference in the U.S. and China’s approaches to AI innovation that puts American AI leadership in peril,” said the report, adding that unlike China, the U.S. innovation model is based on the open exchange of ideas, free markets, and limited government involvement.

“China is executing a centrally directed systematic plan to extract AI knowledge from abroad through espionage, talent recruitment, technology transfer, and investments. It has ambitious plans to build and train a new generation of AI engineers in new AI hubs,” it said.

During the Cold War, technology competition between the United States and the Soviet Union was characterized by research and development programs that were divorced from one another. But in today’s interconnected world, U.S.-China competition is more complicated because both countries’ research ecosystems are deeply connected through shared research projects, talent circulation, and commercial linkages that include supply chains, markets, and joint research ventures, according to the report.

Growing awareness of the threat of technology theft rose amid the Trump administration, which launched the China Initiative, a Department of Justice program aimed at combating economic espionage and other malign actions emanating from the communist regime.

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Harvard University professor Charles Lieber leaves federal court following his arrest in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 30, 2020. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)
Dozens of U.S. or Chinese researchers or academics have been prosecuted or convicted under the initiative, with charges ranging from theft of trade secrets to grant fraud.

Late last year, former chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department Charles Lieber was convicted by a jury of lying to federal agencies about his ties to the Thousand Talents Plan, the Chinese regime’s talent recruitment plan accused of facilitating the transfer of American know-how to China.

However, the Biden administration ended the China Initiative in February amid allegations of racial discrimination. While an internal review found no racial bias in the department’s approach, the program was shuttered over the concern of a perception of bias, Assistant Attorney General for National Security Division Matthew Olsen said at the time.

Chinese Funding
Ian Oxnevad, a program research associate with the National Association of Scholars and one of the authors of the above-mentioned report on Confucius Institutes, told the Epoch Times that China’s influence operations on U.S. universities align with the CCP’s goal of becoming a global superpower.

“Part of China’s sort of grand strategy is not only stealing economic and security-related secrets, specifically in technology from around the world, but it’s also shaping how China is viewed,” said Oxnevad. This means that discussions on subjects like human rights violations, the Tiananmen Square massacre, and atrocities like the Great Leap Forward will continue to get censored. This concern has brought up a louder debate about Chinese funding to U.S. universities.

Metz said that Chinese funding is a “massive source” of university funding, and it is attractive because it deceptively appears to be freely given and there’s a need to root it out by preventing universities from accepting such funding.

He pointed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as one example of Chinese money flowing to American colleges. The university received over $100 million in contributions from various Chinese sources between 2015 and 2019, according to a 2020 Department of Education report.

Last year, Michelle Bethel, a board member of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, resigned over ethical concerns about the institute’s partnerships with Chinese research bodies.

“By conducting research with institutions in China, the McGovern Institute unwittingly could be aiding the country’s repressive security apparatus or its military, whose officers have published articles declaring biology a new domain of warfare,” Bethel wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed explaining her resignation.

“My concerns about how Beijing might be using our findings were dismissed as racist and political,” she wrote.

To Metz, American universities’ collaboration with Chinese institutions and their financial links to China is an untenable situation.

“That vast financial leverage creates an incentive for universities like MIT to look the other way while the CCP abuses human rights and threatens U.S. national security,” he said.

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In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the “Great Dome” atop Building 10 on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
An MIT spokesperson told The Epoch Times that the MIT has “strong processes for evaluating and managing the risks of research involving countries, including China, whose behavior affects U.S. national and economic security.”

Earlier in response to Bethel’s op-ed, the university issued a statement jointly by Robert Desimone, director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Nergis Mavalvala, dean of MIT’s School of Science, and Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research at the university.

They said that of the dozens of research projects at McGovern Institute, only one on developing treatments for severe forms of autism or neurological disorders is with China, and MIT receives no funding from China for it.

“Every proposed engagement that involves an organization or funding source from China, once it has been evaluated for compliance with U.S. law and regulation, is further reviewed by committees of senior administrators to consider risks related to national security, economic competitiveness, and civil and human rights,” the statement said.

What Should the US do?
The question of how the United States should respond to the Chinese regime’s interference on U.S. campuses has prompted varying recommendations from experts, ranging from cutting federal funding to universities that partner with the Chinese regime to stepping up information sharing with like-minded countries.

Greg F. Treverton, a professor at the University of Southern California and the former chairperson of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, told The Epoch Times that incidents of the CCP trying to censor criticism on U.S. campuses are “occasional, worrisome, but not worth cutting off cooperation” with China.

“I think there are two sorts of cooperation that ought to be beefed up, there ought to be more and more explicit cooperation between universities and for instance, the FBI,” he added. Treverton said such cooperation doesn’t come “naturally” because generally many people in the universities are skeptical of the government.

The second kind of cooperation should be between the United States and its “friends around the world” like Australia, another popular country with Chinese international students. Treverton said this is important because if the U.S. closes its doors to Chinese students, they’ll go elsewhere.

“We can share information about what’s happened with various countries, by way of connections between China, Chinese authorities and their students,” he said.

The National Association of Scholars report recommended that, in the short term, the federal government should amend the National Defense Authorization Act to target Confucius Institute-replacement programs, and should institute “new limits on other sources of federal funding to institutions that maintain a [Confucius Institute] or similar program.”

In the long term, the report said that authorities should levy tax on the Chinese funds and contracts received by U.S. institutions, and take other measures to build transparency in funding processes.

This will cap the “amount of Chinese funding a college or university may receive before jeopardizing eligibility for federal funding, and prohibiting funding to colleges and universities that enter research partnerships with Chinese universities involved in China’s military-civil fusion,” the report said.

Metz of Athenai said that he has started to witness a shift in that universities, for the first time, are starting to reconsider their investments in China.

“Universities like CUA [The Catholic University of America] and Yale are already investigating their endowments links to the Uyghur genocide; others, like Harvard, are rolling back these investments more quietly,” he said.

“By the end of the 2022-23 school year we expect other universities to begin to divest at an accelerating rate,” said Metz, adding that university leaders including trustees and other administrators are reaching out to Athenia asking how they can reduce their exposure to the worst actors in China.

Athenia plans to launch a new, interactive online tool that will help students, policymakers, and other stakeholders actually begin to measure their universities’ exposure to China.

Metz said this online tool will look at everything from gifts and research partnerships to Confucius Institutes, investments, and state-supported harassment and censorship of students.



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Chinese penetration of Biden
« Reply #273 on: November 18, 2022, 05:01:20 AM »
Communist China Is the Primary Profiter From Biden Admin’s Policies
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 November 17, 2022 Updated: November 17, 2022biggersmaller Print


The video clip of the handshake between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden in advance of the G20 meeting in Bali is an interesting study. One could argue in observing the body language that things are going according to plan—Xi’s plan, that is.

We know what Xi’s plan is; after all, he has been conveying the elements of his plan for a decade now. That plan involves the assertion of communist Chinese supremacy over the planet. To do so necessarily involves displacing the United States as the world’s only economic and military superpower. His grandiose initiatives, such as the Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, are roadmaps to achieving that goal just as Beijing’s corruption of international institutions, U.S. and other foreign diplomats, and others are hollowing out the current global order and undermining Washington at every turn to aid the process.

In a perfect and transparent world, Biden would have provided a status report to Xi at that G20 pre-meeting on the actions by his administration (and the Democratic Party) in undermining U.S. national and economic security in favor of Beijing. That is exactly what Biden’s policies are accomplishing, as most executive orders signed by Biden and most bills passed by Congress since January 2021 have been bad for America and good for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Let us examine the premise in detail.

As China pursues Xi’s political, military, and economic hegemony goals, any U.S. policy that diminishes national and economic security and/or the cohesiveness of American society, in general, is bad for the United States. The following policies implemented by the Biden administration and Democrat-run Congress have trashed the United States in one or more important ways.

Open Border
Biden’s open-door policy on the U.S.-Mexican border has resulted in the invasion of over 2 million illegal aliens and counting since January 2021. The results are disastrous for the United States: soaring crime rates (including drug and human trafficking and gang-related violence), astronomical social services costs in absorbing those illegals, diversion of scarce law enforcement resources away from public safety and other police missions, and tens of thousands of fentanyl deaths per year (most fentanyl and its precursors are manufactured in China).

Green New Deal
Biden’s executive orders that shut down the Keystone XL pipeline and U.S. domestic oil and gas production, as well as the passage into law of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, have essentially implemented significant parts of the Democrats’ Green New Deal. The goal is a complete replacement of hydrocarbon-based energy production in the United States with so-called “clean energy” sources, such as solar and wind, through federal mandates, uneconomic green subsidies, and coercion of U.S. industry to rapidly achieve arbitrary green goals through Marxist “environmental, social, and governance” standards.

What are the results of these disastrous policies?

A reversal of the United States from a net exporter of oil and gas under former President Donald Trump to a net importer under Biden.
Sky-high energy costs, including a doubling or tripling of gasoline prices in some states from those in December 2020 (average costs in California are currently $5.31 per gallon, with some gas stations charging over $7 per gallon).
A depletion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the lowest level since 1984 for political reasons to artificially depress gasoline prices ahead of the midterm elections (the SPR is a national security asset to be used in an emergency; its depletion, by definition, reduces U.S. national security).

A shortage of diesel fuel, according to the Energy Information Administration, will drastically reduce long-haul trucking and contribute to gasoline shortages across the United States and even higher prices for food and other basic commodities.
Further incentives to import Chinese-made green tech and add to the U.S.-China trade deficit (China is the world’s largest producer of electric vehicles, lithium batteries, and solar panels).

The bottom line: massive disruption in the U.S. economy and energy production industry, and subsidization of green imports from China.

Gargantuan Spending Bills

Over the past 21 months, the Biden-Democrats have added nearly $4.8 trillion to U.S. national debt, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, by passing into law the following bills: the America Rescue Plan ($1.9 trillion), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ($1.2 trillion), the Inflation Reduction Act ($740 billion), and other unfunded commitments.

The GOP establishment was complicit, as these bills would not have been possible without their assistance in twice extending the debt ceiling by over $2.5 trillion, as well as some Republican votes for the bills themselves (less the ARP).

The result? Skyrocketing inflation (unfunded government spending being the prime cause for inflation), an economic slowdown (two consecutive quarters of declining GDP growth), and a future debt service that will consume future GDP as interest rates continue to rise. All of those bills have little-known embedded provisions that are deleterious to the U.S. economy in the future.

For example, the Tax Foundation estimates that a single provision in the Inflation Reduction Act—the 15 percent minimum tax on corporate book income—“is the most economically damaging provision in the bill, reducing GDP by 0.1 percent and costing about 20,000 jobs.”

Woke Military
Biden’s policies are transforming the U.S. military in the worst possible way by creating divisiveness and destroying unit cohesion and readiness. These actions range from continuing misguided Obama-era policies, such as “making diversity the mission,” to the Defense Department standdown in February 2021 to supposedly address “extremism in the ranks,” to COVID-19 jab mandates that weakened medical readiness and forced resignations, to the promotion of “transgender” rights over religious liberty in the military.

The results? Declining military effectiveness and combat readiness, the resignations of mid-career officers and enlisted, and the growing recruiting/retention deficit. China’s People’s Liberation Army generals must be laughing as they watch the U.S. military implode through disastrous personnel and administrative policies.

Adoption of Cultural Marxism
Through executive orders, the Biden administration has promoted the principles of critical race theory (CRT) and diversity-equity-inclusion (DEI) and their advocacy throughout the federal government.

The purpose of CRT and DEI is to employ racialism to “abolish the nuclear family, abolish gender, defund the police, abolish the border, abolish prisons, abolish the Senate, abolish the Electoral College, abolish ICE, abolish voter ID, abolish capitalism, abolish private/charter schools, abolish religious freedom, abolish free speech, abolish rights, abolish objective truth, abolish reality,” according to Newsweek.

In short, their goal is to destroy America’s institutions and culture from within. The CCP couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

LGBTQI+ Advocacy
Biden signed an executive order and a memorandum that advanced the controversial LGBTQI+ agenda at the expense of most Americans who do not suffer from sexual dysphoria. With the stroke of a pen, his actions wiped out over 4,000 years of Judeo-Christian history, morals, and beliefs that undergird American culture and our Republic.

The result is a continued substitution of identity politics over merit, along with the exacerbation of divisiveness among Americans and the deterioration of moral standards in our institutions. Worst of all is the Democratic Party’s support for the sexualizing and grooming of children by the public education system.

Ukraine Aid
With the lockstep support of Democrats in Congress and many establishment Republicans, the Biden administration continues to pour taxpayer money down the Ukraine rathole to the tune of $52.2 billion through the beginning of October with more in the queue (see here and here).


The result? An ongoing depletion of U.S. weapons and ammunition stores in the face of the rising threat posed by the Chinese regime, and the distraction caused by a regional war in Europe away from the hybrid war that China has been conducting against the United States for years.

An even greater benefit to the CCP are the revelations stemming from the FTX cryptocurrency scandal that is unfolding. As reported by The Post Millennial, “FTX had partnered with Ukraine to process donations to their war efforts within days of Joe Biden pledging billions of American taxpayer dollars to the country. Ukraine partnered with FTX as the Biden administration funneled funds to the invaded nation, and FTX then made massive donations to Democrats in the US.”

No wonder the U.S. Senate refused to pass Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) amendment requiring mandatory aid audits to Ukraine. With the potential political paralysis that may ensue in Washington as the scandal unravels, Beijing stands much to gain.

Concluding Thoughts
The above list of “Biden administration and Democratic Party accomplishments” should have been presented by Biden (servant) to Xi (master) on Nov. 14 in advance of the G20 summit in Bali. After all, the results from that list could not have been more in Beijing’s long-term interests if Xi had drawn it up: high inflation, economic slowdown and chaos, a weakened U.S. military, divisiveness among Americans, and a looming sovereign debt crisis.

The communist Chinese are reaping massive dividends on their investments in and corruption of the Biden family and many others in the U.S. political class. Meanwhile, Americans are getting the (very) short end of the stick.

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ET: Chinese police stations in America
« Reply #274 on: November 18, 2022, 05:22:52 AM »
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An overseas Chinese police outpost is located inside the America ChangLe Association building in New York, pictured on Oct. 6, 2022. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)
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China’s Secret Police Station in NYC ‘Violates Sovereignty’ of US: FBI Director
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The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is violating the sovereignty of the United States through the creation of secret police stations on U.S. soil, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“I’m very concerned about this,” Wray said during a Nov. 17 hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “We are aware of the existence of these stations.”

“I have to be careful about discussing our specific investigative work, but to me it is outrageous to think that the Chinese police would attempt to set up shop—you know, in New York let’s say—without proper coordination. It violates sovereignty and circumvents standard judicial and law enforcement cooperation processes.”

Wray’s comments focused on the creation of China’s so-called “service stations,” which effectively act as overseas police stations for the CCP, which rules China as a single-party state.

The overseas police stations ostensibly serve administrative purposes normally entrusted to an embassy, including assisting Chinese immigrants with renewing driver’s licenses without having to leave the country.

But a September report by the nongovernmental organization Safeguard Defenders revealed that these stations also serve more sinister purposes, such as tracking down, arresting, and extraditing people wanted by the CCP, including dissidents against the regime and its leader Xi Jinping.

Wray refrained from commenting on the legality of such outposts, but said that they were part of the CCP regime’s campaign of global transnational repression. Relatedly, the Netherlands previously closed two such stations for illegally conducting Beijing’s campaign to repatriate critics of the regime back to China to be imprisoned. Likewise, Ireland shut down two similar operations in October for illegally acting on behalf of a foreign state.

Concerning the United States, Wray said the stations—one of which is in New York City—were part of a wider effort undermining the United States’ sovereignty.

“The reason this is so important is because we have seen a clear pattern of the Chinese government, the Chinese Communist Party, exporting their repression right here into the U.S.,” Wray said.

“We have seen plenty of situations … where the Chinese government, under the pretext of going after corruption, have essentially used that as a vehicle to surveil. We’ve had situations where they’ve planted bugs inside Americans’ cars.”

Wray explained that Chinese communist intelligence agents, acting both in person and through proxies hired in America, systematically engaged in “harassing, stalking, surveilling, blackmailing people who they just don’t like or who disagree with the Xi regime.”

“It’s a real problem and it’s something that we’re talking with our foreign partners about as well, because we’re not the only country where this has occurred,” Wray said.

While Wray did not comment on the future of the outpost in New York City or what the FBI’s current investigations into it had revealed, he warned that Chinese immigrants and visitors to the United States needed to be wary of the existence of such stations and immediately report any efforts made by such a station to surveil or detain them.

“This is something we’re trying to call out and it’s important that Chinese Americans and Chinese dissidents who are here know to call the FBI to report when they think they may have been been targeted with this conduct,” Wray said.

“I’m deeply concerned about this and I’m not going to just let it lie,” he said.








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RANE: White House narrows review of investment in China
« Reply #291 on: January 13, 2023, 10:22:30 AM »
U.S.: White House May Narrow Scope of Outbound Investment Screening Mechanism for China
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What Happened: The U.S. Biden administration is considering narrowing the scope of outbound investments in Chinese industries subject to a national security review in order to reduce domestic opposition to the proposed mechanism, Axios reported Jan. 12. The White House is reportedly considering focusing on investments in semiconductors, quantum computing and artificial intelligence, not batteries or biotechnology.

Why It Matters: By narrowing the scope of investments subject to a review, the White House is likely to break down some of the domestic and business opposition to the rules, particularly as the Biden administration already targeted China's semiconductor, quantum computing and artificial intelligence industries with broad export controls in October 2022. The Biden administration hopes these reviews will further restrict the growth of those Chinese sectors by choking off Western financing and investment by Western companies. Congress has also considered a similar outbound screening mechanism, but for now, the White House appears to be moving forward with an executive order. No formal announcement on the mechanism is expected prior to Secretary of State Antony Blinken's planned visit to China, which is expected to occur sometime in February.

Background: Several weeks before the United States implemented the most recent export controls on China's semiconductor, quantum computing and artificial intelligence industries, the U.S. Commerce Department announced new regulations to block China's access to chipmaking technology and gear that can be used to manufacture cutting-edge logic and memory chips.

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CCP bribing S Dakotans
« Reply #294 on: January 20, 2023, 05:36:03 PM »
moving from China - US thread:

I would imagine it would not take much Chinese money to put the half the  state on the payroll....

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/20/exclusive-special-interests-intervene-south-dakota-attempt-slow-noem-proposal-restricting-chinese-land-purchases/

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WSJ: WeChat worse than TikTok
« Reply #295 on: January 25, 2023, 01:28:58 PM »
TikTok Is Bad, but WeChat Is Worse
Beijing uses the popular app to steal data, censor, propagandize and spread disinformation in the U.S.
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WeChat is the most popular communications platform in the world for Chinese speakers. It’s also a preferred vehicle for China’s Communist Party to steal data, censor, propagandize and spread disinformation in the U.S., where the app has an average of 19 million daily users. Congress banned the use of TikTok on government devices recently, and the Biden administration is reportedly seeking to go further by, for instance, limiting access to user data to mitigate the app’s dangers. Given the zeal to address threats emanating from a Chinese app, why is WeChat being ignored?

First developed by Tencent in 2011, WeChat is China’s “app for everything.” A billion people use it for texting, calling, video conferencing, playing videogames, shopping, paying bills, sending money, reading news and more. In the U.S., it is the most important source of news for Chinese students, immigrants and first-generation Chinese-Americans. But since it is a China-based technology product, WeChat is also a prominent part of Beijing’s mass-surveillance network. User activity is tracked, analyzed, censored and handed over to the government in line with Communist Party mandates. Algorithms are adjusted to promote the party’s narratives and demote or censor information that runs against them, making the app invaluable to the party’s efforts to spy on and influence Chinese communities world-wide. (Tencent said in 2020 that “user privacy and data security are core values” and that it was taking “seriously” reports that it surveilled foreign users.)

Lydia Liu, an immigrant from China with a doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, knows this all too well. She started a WeChat public account in 2018 with the aim to tell “the truth of real American life to Chinese immigrants in the U.S.A. and world-wide,” as she told me. Ms. Liu worked countless hours over three years to build the account, eventually reaching more than 250,000 followers and millions of monthly views.

But promoting a positive understanding of life in America—and its democracy and freedoms—challenges the Chinese Communist Party’s narrative about the U.S. In 2021 WeChat suspended Ms. Liu’s account, first for two weeks and then for six months. Posts that contradicted China’s stance on trade or Covid were repeatedly banned. Dozens of articles were disqualified before publication, and more than 40 were removed after publication. Comments were similarly censored. Meanwhile, Ms. Liu was repeatedly harassed. Trolls “repeatedly used the F-word, nicknamed me ‘stab people in the back’ and posted my name and Facebook information on many WeChat groups,” she said.

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While users like Ms. Liu report that WeChat censors or demotes content that is positive toward the U.S., negative posts go viral daily. Chinese-speaking Americans see content suggesting that the U.S. treats Chinese people as second-class citizens, that whites always discriminate against Chinese people, the U.S. is a society plagued by gun violence, and that America’s streets were filled with dead bodies during the pandemic. The goal is to suppress Chinese and Chinese-Americans’ passion for politics and make them believe that the American political system is no better than China’s authoritarianism.

The Communist Party also uses the app to stifle the reach of Chinese-American political candidates who take a strong stance against it, such as Allen Shen, a Chinese-born U.S. Army veteran who ran as a Republican for a seat in the Minnesota House. Mr. Shen says he is unable to post on the app because of his political positions. Lily Tang Williams, who was a law professor in China, ran in a GOP primary for Congress in New Hampshire. She says she avoids anything that might be deemed political while on WeChat, out of concern for her relatives in China.

The Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda and censorship efforts are supported by a group of state-backed internet commenters known as the 50 Cent Army, so named because that’s how much they were originally paid per post. (The figure is in Chinese yuan; the U.S. equivalent is about 15 cents.) Numbering anywhere from 500,000 to two million within China, with more overseas, this propaganda army creates articles or comments on social media in China and abroad that promote the party-state’s narratives while undermining anything that might challenge them. Many of the 50 Cent foot soldiers working on American social media are based in the U.S. and claim they have acquired U.S. passports or green cards. Sadly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other arms of the federal government lack the understanding and resources to constrain them.

The Trump administration tried to ban WeChat from U.S. app stores in 2020 on national-security grounds, but a federal judge blocked the ban. The Biden administration revoked President Trump’s executive order and kicked WeChat to the Commerce Department in 2021 for a review, as it did with TikTok. Many states—including Georgia, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Virginia—have recently banned WeChat and TikTok from state government devices, but there’s been no perceptible momentum to impose strictures on WeChat at the federal level. The Biden administration is likely much more concerned with TikTok because of its popularity with American youth. And what occurs on WeChat—arguably pernicious for American democracy—is hidden in a language few people in Washington, the media and think tanks understand.

WeChat is likely to grow both in importance to its users and in influence over Chinese-language media in general. Its pervasiveness means that all other Chinese-language media must use it to reach readers. The Biden administration and Congress should therefore refocus on mitigating this growing threat.

Tencent has work to do. If it can’t ensure American standards of free expression and privacy on WeChat, and if its algorithms appear to continue promoting anti-American content while censoring posts critical of China, the U.S. should ban the app. If Washington decides to take that step, it must be done in tandem with other democracies to ensure Beijing’s propagandists and censors can’t own the Chinese-speaking world’s public square.

Mr. Kaplan is a professorial lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He lived in China for seven years.


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« Reply #297 on: February 01, 2023, 06:03:54 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fang_Fang

she made this list :

Fang Fang was on the list of the BBC's 100 Women announced on 23 November 2020.[10]

her name must have been removed
as an aside most of  the women on the list are libs/socialists me to or climate activists  or other lib activists
as far as I can tell

so Fang Fang , a commie spy fits right in .

Swalwell boasted he got her out of the country - with the implication it was good he protected us from the spy once he found out....

She should have not been allowed to leave the country and should be sitting in a Federal max security prison....

certainly his helping her leave the US was self serving
the lying little prick