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China Controlling Citizen Travel, ‘Clipping’ Passports

Border police in Guangzhou have stepped up controls on incoming Chinese citizens, questioning them about their overseas activities and confiscating passports, amid ongoing controls on people leaving the country.

Border guards wanted to know what they had been doing in the countries they were returning from, why they were coming back to China, and whether they planned to leave the country again, the post said.

Some passengers had their passport corners clipped, invalidating them for further travel, the post said.

Read More:  RFA

Chinese Public Security Official Appointed to Interpol

A top Chinese Security official has been appointed to the executive committee of interpol. The move has been celebrated by the state backed Beijing media. However, the move was widely criticized over concerns that the position may be exploited by the Chinese authorities.

Hu Binchen, a Deputy Director General at China’s Ministry of Public Security, will join the committee after years of intense campaigning from Beijing to have him appointed.

However, it is widely believed that Hu has been heavily involved in Operation Fox Hunt, through which Beijing hunts down dissidents in foreign countries and forces them back to China.

“The government of the People’s Republic of China has repeatedly abused the Interpol red notice to persecute dissidents in exile,” said in a letter from the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), which has 50 signatories. “By electing Hu Binchen to the executive committee, the general assembly would be giving a green light to the [Chinese] government to continue their misuse of Interpol and would place the tens of thousands of Hongkonger, Uygur, Tibetan, Taiwanese and Chinese dissidents living abroad at even graver risk.”

Read More: Fox News

Biden: I’ve Spent More Time with Chinese Leader than any other World Leader

President Biden has boosted of his close relationship with Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, than any other world leader.

“Not a joke … I’ve had hours and hours and hours of meetings and personal conversations with Xi Jinping,” Biden said during a speech at a daycare center in Connecticut. “I’ve spent more time with him, I believe, than any other world leader has.”

Their close relationship was nurtured when Biden was Vice-president.

Read More: Breitbart

Taiwan says 38 Chinese Jets Entered Defence Zone

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.

Read More: BBC

Chinese Factories Hit by Energy Crisis

Chinese factories have taken an unexpected hit due to the energy crisis engulfing the nation. Factories have had to halt production, and some provinces in China are seeing electricity rationing.

The sudden from in output has sparked fears regarding the Chinese economy. China has turned to Russia to help plug their fuel gap.

Rising commodity prices have also had a negative impact on production.

Read More: The Guardian

Huawei Executives Released to China show Conflict of Interest says Schweizer

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.”

Read More: Fox News

 

China’s Secret Nuclear Reactors

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.

Read More: Popular Mechanics

Chinese President Xi Jinping Address World Economic Summit, Calls for “Global Cooperation”

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.”
Read More : CNN

Covid 19: China Pushes QR Codes as Travel Pass

At the G20 Summit President Xi Jinping has called for a “global mechanism” to open up international travel.

He suggested that everyone have a QR code. “We need to further harmonise policies and standards and establish ‘fast tracks’ to facilitate the orderly flow of people,” he said.

QR codes would be linked to your health care status.

However, human rights campaigners have warned that the system could be used for “broader political monitoring and exclusion”.

Within the Chinese city of  Hangzhou a permanent QR code system will be implemented to give citizens a personal health score based on their medical history, personal fitness and health check ups.

Singapore and Australia have also used QR code technology during the pandemic in their track and trace systems.

Read More:  BBC

Chinese Government Orders Low Income Christian Families to Abandon Their Faith or Lose Welfare Payments

The Chinese Government is continuing to target faith groups in China. Now ordering low income Christian households to abandon their faith or lose welfare payments.

The Chinese economy has been severely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, particularly low income families.

A local pastor said: “All impoverished households in the town were told to display Mao Zedong images… The government is trying to eliminate our belief and wants to become God instead of Jesus.”

In April a disabled Christian had their welfare payments, which amounted to $14, because the believer continued to attend a worship service.

Read More: CBN News