Taiwan has said that 38 Chinese jets have entered their defense zone in the last two days. The Taiwanese government also pointed out some of those jets had nuclear capabilities.
The incursion is the biggest of its kind by Beijing to date. China has been doing such missions into Taiwan airspace for a year. The Chinese government sees Taiwan as a break away state, however the people of Taiwan see themselves as a free sovereign democratic nation.
“China has been wantonly engaged in military aggression, damaging regional peace,” Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters on Saturday.
Peter Schweizer has said the release of two Huawei executives back to China is proof of a conflict of interest for President Biden, and is a “strategic retreat”.
“There’s no question those conflicts exist. Joe Biden himself, two of his family members, his son, Hunter Biden — of course — and his brother, James Biden, have received millions of dollars from politically connected Chinese interests,” Schweizer said during an appearance on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.
“[T]here’s plenty of evidence to support that Hunter Biden was paying Joe Biden’s bills,” Schweizer said. “We know that there were contractors that were working on Joe’s private residence in Delaware while he was vice president, and Hunter and his business associates were handling the payment of those bills.”
“We know there were things like a private phone or several phones that Joe Biden had while he was vice president,” Schweizer continued. “The bill was three hundred plus dollars a month that was being paid by Hunter’s business. So we know at least tens of thousands of dollars of bills. Thus far. We’ve been paid and this is illegal. You cannot subsidize a family member in politics by paying their bills.”
Chinese is building two nuclear reactors which are attracting some attention. The mysterious reactors are of a type called China Fast Reactor 600 (CFR-600). These reactors are known as breeder reactors, as they create more fuel than the use.
In the nuclear fission process of these reactors, plutonium and depleted Uranium is produced. It is thought that China is using these reactors to accelerated their nuclear weapons program. It is projected that by 2030 China could have as many nuclear warheads as the U.S., in their arsenal.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has addressed the World Economic Summit in Davos. In his first speech since President Biden took office he called on a return to multilateralism. He warned that a “slip into arrogant isolation will always fail.”
“For the first time in history, the economies of all regions have been hit hard at the same time, with global industrial and supply chains clogged and trade and investment down in the doldrums. Despite the trillions of dollars in relief packages worldwide, global recovery is rather shaky and the outlook remains uncertain,” Xi said.
The Chinese president called on governments “to abandon ideological prejudice and jointly follow a path of peaceful coexistence, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation.”
Xi continued his theme of inclusion throughout the address, adding: “To build small circles or start a new Cold War … will only push the world into division and even confrontation.”
Across China tens of millions of men and boys are being compelled to give blood samples for the government’s DNA mapping project. The Chinese government have been collecting samples since 2017, and the data will be paired with the country’s wider surveillance program.
The aim is to genetically map the countries 700 million males. With the database the authorities will be able to track down the male relatives of any citizen in the country.
A U.S. company, Thermo Fisher, has come under fire for selling the Chinese government the testing kits used in the program.
The genetic testing along with the extensive surveillance databases Beijing have created is an increasing worry to minority groups in the country. Christian and Muslim minorities have already been targeted by the government. As well as those who have criticised Beijing or who seek greater freedom in the country.
Tensions have been running high within the Hong Kong legislature. A fight broke out over the election of a pro-Beijing chair for the committee. Pro-democracy lawmakers were forceably removed from the legislature.
Under the “one country, two systems” framework, Hong Kong has been allowed to exist as a semi-autonomous region. However, that framework is now up for review. And Beijing are making moves to tighten control of the region.
Furthermore, Pro-democracy activists have also called Hong Kong residents to take to the streets to protest Beijing’s plans to impose new and tighter security restrictions on the region.
Activists fear this new legislation will further erode the freedom and democratic nature of Hong Kong.
China’s decision to impose the legislation hit the Hong Kong stock market and prompted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to condemn the move, saying, “The decision to bypass Hong Kong’s well-established legislative processes and ignore the will of the people of Hong Kong would be a death knell for the high degree of autonomy Beijing promised.”
A CIA report has stated it believes China threatened the WHO to downplay the Coronavirus outbreak. They say that in the crucial weeks, in mid-January, when the Coronavirus began to spread across the globe, China threatened the WHO, saying they would not cooperate in any investigations into Coronavirus. In the meantime China were stockpiling medical supplies, including PPE, some of which manufactured in the US.
The report has not been published. However, the contents of report, entitled ‘U.N.-China: WHO Mindful But Not Beholden to China,’ were confirmed to Newsweek by two U.S. intelligence officials.
The German intelligence agency have also accused the Chinese leader Xi Jinping of personally pressurising WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The German Federal Intelligence Service ‘Bundesnachrichtendienst’ BND said: ‘On January 21, China’s leader Xi Jinping asked WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to hold back information about a human-to-human transmission and to delay a pandemic warning.
‘The BND estimates that China’s information policy lost four to six weeks to fight the virus worldwide’.
The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International importance on January 30th.
The Chinese have been working on a stealth bomber that could be ready by the end of the year. Xian H-20 would give the Chinese the ability to launch a nuclear attack by land, sea or air. Only America and Russia currently have this complete nuclear capability.
The new bomber would make Australia, Japan and Korea within range. And is likely to heighten tensions between the US and Beijing.
China has this week been appointed to the U.N. Human Rights Council. The appointment means that China will be part of the body that decides who investigates abuses in human rights.
This is despite a catalogue of human rights abuses by the Chinese authorities. And at a time when the Chinese is showing itself to be more authoritarian.
Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, which monitors the UN Human Rights Council and has championed the rights of victims in China, stated, “Allowing China’s oppressive and inhumane regime to choose the world investigators on freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief. It’s absurd and immoral for the UN to allow China’s oppressive government a key role in selecting officials who shape international human rights standards and report on violations worldwide.”