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Q: Could we have a new thread about Tits-for ...?

I am reading term tit-for-tit fairly often these days, so I guess we could have special thread about tits ...

 

I ain't sure, if English word 'tit' classifies as a profanity or as an admiration ..., so I apologize in advance, if some of you tits will get offended.

Counting 4-tit-posters at the moment ... 

 

 I can do few different English slangs ... now, 'cause am watching too many English movies. Lock-down and all ...

 

OK, where was I? 

 

1st Tit: Tibet-Tit

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/sino-us-tit-tat-visa-restriction-...

 

Sino-US Tit-For-Tat Visa Restriction Spat Erupts Over Tibet

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would impose travel bans on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials that are restricting foreigners' access to Tibet. Then, in a classic tit-for-tat, China responded Wednesday with visa restrictions on Americans, reported Reuters

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slapped an unspecified number of CCP officials with visa restrictions, limiting their mobility within the US. 

Pompeo condemned the CCP for blocking foreign diplomats, tourists, and journalists to Tibet.

 

"The United States seeks fair, transparent, and reciprocal treatment from the People's Republic of China for our citizens," Pompeo said. "We have taken several steps to further this goal. Unfortunately, Beijing has continued systematically to obstruct travel to the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) and other Tibetan areas by U.S. diplomats and other officials, journalists, and tourists, while PRC officials and other citizens enjoy far greater access to the United States."

 

On Wednesday, in apparent retaliation, China imposed visa restrictions on Americans who have had 'extreme' behavior over Tibet. 

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing: The US "should stop going further down the wrong path to avoid further harming China-U.S. relations and communication and cooperation between the two countries." 

Zhao said China supports travel and tourism to the Himalayan region, it has adopted "certain management and protection measures for foreigners visiting Tibet in accordance with law and regulations" due to its "special geographical and climatic conditions." 

Washington has tried for years to ease restrictions on foreigners' travel to Tibet. Human rights activists claim Beijing has suppressed local culture for decades. 

 

US-China relations have plunged to their lowest point in decades since the trade war began (1Q18), coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong debacle, Taiwan, and hostilities in the South China Sea.   

 

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I found that too many sources you quoted came from.... Zerohedge, this is just like my bilibili app, once I viewed a clip on a waiugoren praising China, I kept seeing more praising clips. Same goes for clips on BLM protests. I have to constantly de-interest them otherwise they'll keep coming at my bilibili, ultimately brainwashing me.

All I'm saying is you keep seeing what you believe in about this world. I cannot tell you how many mistakes I make. But know that you're no better even though you sound full of worldly views.

 

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HK has been annexed ... I've never thought about this term  ... 'cause Bj's disregard of the PROMISE given in 1997 ...

2nd Tit: US$ / HK$ Pair Tit ,,,

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/chinese-banks-preparing-worst-case-hon...

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 19:20

 

In the latest escalation over China's de facto annexation of Hong Kong, Reuters reports that Chinese state lenders are "revamping contingency plans" in anticipation of the soon to be enacted U.S. legislation (just waiting for Trump's signature) that would penalize banks for serving officials who implement the new national security law for Hong Kong.

In a "worst-case scenario" under consideration by Chinese commercial megabanks Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the lenders are said to be looking at the possibility of being cut off from U.S. dollars or losing access to U.S. dollar settlements, two Reuters sources said.

The worst-case scenario also envisions what would happen in the event of a run on its branches in Hong Kong if customers feared that it would run out of U.S. currency, one of the sources said (this is the scenario discussed in "If 500,000 Rich Hong Kongers Leave The City, The HKD Peg Would Surely Collapse"). The scenario was also looking at the experience of banks in Iran, the same person said. Iranian banks have been hit from time to time by U.S. sanctions dating back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

"We are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. You never know how things will turn out," one of the sources said.

In a milder scenario being looked at by the Agricultural Bank of China (AgBank), lenders would need to find ways to address the problem of clients blacklisted by the United States, especially those who might face a sudden loss of liquidity.

As Reuters adds, the contingency planning has been initiated by the banks themselves, who have the most to lose should the US effectively trigger a massive dollar bank run.

As Reuters calculates, Bank of China, the country's most international lender, had the biggest exposure of the country's big four lenders to the greenback at the end of 2019, with about $433 billion in liabilities. China's top four banks, which also include ICBC, China Construction Bank and AgBank, had a combined 7.5 trillion yuan ($1 trillion) in U.S. dollar liabilities at the end of 2019, annual reports show.

According to the report, at least three state-run leasing firms, including an ICBC unit and CSIC Leasing, are also making contingency plans. Leasing firms are often heavily reliant on dollar borrowing to fund purchases of aircraft, machinery and facilities.

China's contingency plans are in response to the unanimous passage in the House and Senate of a bill last week which seeks to impose financial sanctions on Chinese banks in response to the National Security Law. It has yet to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bill calls for sanctions on Chinese officials and others who help violate Hong Kong's autonomy and on financial institutions that do business with them. But it does not spell out what the sanctions would look like.

"There are sanctions in this bill which could be interpreted to prevent a bank from clearing some dollar transactions via U.S. institutions, but unlike other congressional sanctions bills there are not specific provisions mandating it," said Nick Turner, a lawyer specialising in sanctions and anti-money laundering at Steptoe & Johnson in Hong Kong.

Aside from its contingency planning, China has said it would "launch a counterattack against US hegemony" if Trump was to block access of Chinese banks to dollar funding and the SWIFT payment system

SGH Macro have noted that countermeasures from China could include a speeding up of the use of the Renminbi for China’s own parallel Cross-border Interbank Payment System (CIPS), a surge in issuance of RMB denominated loans to Belt and Road Initiative countries, a push for greater RMB use through the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) crude oil futures, and an acceleration of the implementation of China’s Digital Currency Electronics Payment (DCEP), the first digital currency issued by a central bank. 

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She run to USA 'cause of  the 'Tits' ... on the way:

 

Chinese Virologist Flees Hong Kong, Accuses Beijing Of COVID-19 Cover-Up

    "Don't touch the red line... We will get in trouble and we'll be disappeared."

     

     

    Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:48

     

    A highly respected Chinese virologist has fled Hong Kong and says that the Chinese government knew about COVID-19 long before they claim they did, and that her supervisors - some of the top experts in the field - ignored research she was conducting at the onset of the pandemic which she says could have saved lives, according to an exclusive interview with Fox News.

     

     

    Dr. Li-Meng Yan, who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health, fled Hong Kong on April 28 on a Cathay Pacific flight to the United States, knowing that if she were caught she could be jailed or "disappeared."

    She adds that they likely had an obligation to tell the world, given their status as a World Health Organization reference laboratory specializing in influenza viruses and pandemics, especially as the virus began spreading in the early days of 2020.

    Yan, now in hiding, claims the government in the country where she was born is trying to shred her reputation and accuses government goons of choreographing a cyber-attack against her in hopes of keeping her quiet.

    Yan believes her life is in danger. She fears she can never go back to her home and lives with the hard truth that she’ll likely never see her friends or family there again.

    Still, she says, the risk is worth it. -Fox News

     

    "The reason I came to the U.S. is because I deliver the message of the truth of COVID," Yan told Fox from an undisclosed location.

    Yan says she was one of the first scientists in the world to study COVID-19 (aside from Wuhan researchers, perhaps) after he supervisor, Dr. Leo Poon, asked her to look into "the odd cluster of SARS-like cases coming out of mainland China at the end of December 2019," according to the report.

    "The China government refused to let overseas experts, including ones in Hong Kong, do research in China," she said. "So I turned to my friends to get more information."

    The cover-up.

    Yan said that discussion between colleagues in China about the disease took a sharp turn after "doctors and researchers who had been openly discussing the virus suddenly clammed up." Contacts in Wuhan went completely dark and others warned not to ask them about the virus - telling Yan "We can't talk about it, but we need to wear masks."

    "There are many, many patients who don't get treatment on time and diagnosis on time," said Yan, adding "Hospital doctors are scared, but they cannot talk. CDC staff are scared."

    She said she reported her findings to her supervisor again on Jan. 16 but that's when he allegedly told her "to keep silent, and be careful."

    "As he warned me before, 'Don't touch the red line,'" Yan said referring to the government. "We will get in trouble and we'll be disappeared."

    She also claims the co-director of a WHO-affiliated lab, Professor Malik Peiris, knew but didn't do anything about it.

    Peiris also did not respond to requests for comment. The WHO website lists Peiris as an "adviser" on the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Pneumonia due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

    Yan was frustrated, but not surprised -Fox News

     

    "I already know that would happen because I know the corruption among this kind of international organization like the WHO to China government, and to China Communist Party," said Yan. "So basically... I accept it but I don't want this misleading information to spread to the world."

    Yan's mainland colleagues - one of whom worked at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, allegedly told Yan on December 31 that the virus was transmissible between humans long before the CCP or the WHO reversed course and admitted this was possible. After she told her boss of this, "he just nodded," she says.

    Days after her CCP contacts told her about human-to-human transmission, the WHO put out a statement on January 9 saying: "According to Chinese authorities, the virus in question can cause severe illness in some patients and does not transmit readily between people... There is limited information to determine the overall risk of this reported cluster."

    WHO denies that Professor Malik Peiris directly works for the organization, telling Fox in a statement "Professor Malik Peiris is an infectious disease expert who has been on WHO missions and expert groups - as are many people eminent in their fields," adding "That does not make him a WHO staff member, nor does he represent WHO."

    Read the rest of the report here.

    Meanwhile, a local Beijing resident says the CCP is covering up new virus cases in a local neighborhood, according to the Epoch Times:

    Two people who live in the Liuyi residential compound, located in the city’s Daxing district, were recently found to be infected with the CCP virus, according to a resident named Ms. Li, who is familiar with local virus outbreak information.

    The entire compound, which is home to roughly 1,000 residents, was locked down after the new cases were discovered, on July 4; only one small gate remains open for grocery deliveries, she said. 

    However, the Beijing municipal health commission hasn’t reported any confirmed patients from the Liuyi compound in recent days. 

    Li shared with The Epoch Times a government list of local businesses and residential complexes that were mandated to conduct systematic disinfection and nucleic acid testing, including a total of 43 locations in Beijing.

    However, under the Daxing district category on the list, the Liuyi residential compound was missing, which Li believes is because Beijing authorities purposely sought to conceal the new infections. -Epoch Times

    Why would China go to such great lengths to cover up a naturally occurring outbreak of an ultra-virulent coronavirus that they insist wasn't created in one of their labs?

     

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      3rd, very expected tit has arrived ... It's named an Oz-Tit ...

       

      https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/china-issues-new-travel-wa...

       

      China issues new travel warning to citizens over Australia days after Hong Kong expats offered extended visas

      China has issued a fresh warning that Australia in the latest act of tit for tat diplomacy just days after Australia offered to extend visas.

       

      July 13, 2020 11:52pm

       

      China has issued a fresh travel warning that Australia is inciting hatred against its citizens and could “arbitrarily” search and steal Chinese assets in the latest act of tit for tat diplomacy.

      Just days after Australia offered to extend visas for up to 10,000 Chinese expats in Australia who wish to flee Hong Kong’s brutal crackdown against democracy campaigners, the Chinese government has hit back.

      And while the travel advice is largely redundant given international air travel is effectively shut down, the use of the word “arbitrarily” is designed to send a strong message to Australia.

       

      Last week, Australia upgraded its own travel advice to China noting that authorities had detained foreigners.

      It also issued fresh travel advice for Hong Kong and suspended an extradition treaty.

      “Australians may also be at risk of arbitrary detention,’’ the DFAT advice states.

      In response, China has now issued its own travel warning to citizens considering staying in Australia using the same language.

      “Australia’s relevant law enforcement authorities arbitrarily search Chinese citizens and seize their items, and these circumstances could cause harm to Chinese citizens in Australia, as well as the safety of their assets,” said the Chinese foreign ministry.

      “Recently, there has been a marked increase in racial discrimination and violence in Australia.

      “The Australian media continue to incite anti-China and hatred of China sentiments.”

      The messages, reportedly also posted on the WeChat social media app also reminded Chinese citizens to “travel with caution to Australia in the near-term”.

       

      Chinese media have run reports over the weekend insisting many expatriate have dismissed the risks of being detained contained in the DFAT warning and lashed the “hypocrisy” of Australians.

      “These are just two of many examples which show the hypocrisy of some Australian politicians who are attempting to smear China with lies and push the China-Australia relationship to the brink of an abyss,’’ the Xinhau report said.

      “Indeed, a long list of similar anti-China claims by certain Australian politicians have proved to be nothing more than brazen slander.

      “Australian politicians should understand that it will bring no good to their country and people to deliberately whip up nationalist sentiment. Demonizing China has already caused damage in the country.”

      The editorial cited reports a Chinese delivery rider in South Australia was filmed being punched in the face and racist attacks on Chinese families in supermarkets.

       

      "Don't go to Woolies ... "-Tit ... 

       

       

       

       

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       Two Tits ... today:

       

      UK-Tit

       

      UK Bars Huawei From Supplying 5G Network In Major Reversal By Johnson

      Starting Dec. 31, Huawei will be barred from providing new equipment to British networks. Additionally, Johnson’s National Security Council agreed Tuesday that all existing Huawei equipment must also be stripped from 5G networks by 2027.

      Oliver Dowden, the UK's secretary of state for media, digital cultural, media and sport, said the decision is intended to build a more "mature" economic relationship with China.

       

      • *DOWDEN: U.K. WANTS `MODERN, MATURE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA'
      • *DOWDEN: U.K. GOVERNMENT IS `CLEAR-EYED' ON CHINA
      • *DOWDEN: HUAWEI DECISION IS ABOUT LONG-TERM TELECOMS SECURITY
      • *DOWDEN: WORKING WITH FIVE EYES SECURITY PARTNERS ON TELECOMS

      This is BoJo's second snub to Beijing in just a few weeks: 2 weeks ago, the PM offered a path to British citizenship for up to 3 million Hong Kongers (though HMG expects only about 200,000 to come).

       

       

      USA-Tit:

       

       

      Tensions Soar As Trump Admin Could Scrap Audit Deal For US-Listed Chinese Firms 

      'cause of morning Bj-Tit by sanctioning Lockheed ... over recent Taiwan's deal ...

       

       

      Beijing Sanctions Lockheed Martin Over "Torpedos For Taiwan" Arms Deal 

       

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       These Tits are unstopable ... 7th Tit in a week time ... 

       

      HK Tit ...

       

      https://www.rt.com/news/494766-china-order-hong-kong-trump/

       

       

      Beijing vows tit-for-tat sanctions & says retaliation INEVITABLE unless US changes course after Trump signs new HK legislation

       

       

      China said it would impose sanctions on the US after US President Donald Trump signed legislation to punish Beijing for “oppressive acts” in Hong Kong and an executive order ending all preferential treatment for the city.

       

      Published on Tuesday evening, Trump’s order will “suspend or eliminate different and preferential treatment for Hong Kong,” including in the realms of national security, foreign policy, immigration and economics, rescinding a special arrangement established with the city under the 1992 Hong Kong Policy Act. The previous law allowed Washington to treat Hong Kong as a separate entity from Mainland China, especially in matters of trade.

       

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      I used my French passport to go to Tibet when I lived in China, too many restrictions and a guide needed as an American. I did not know it got worse, it's always been a problem, sort of a recycled story to me.

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      I found that too many sources you quoted came from.... Zerohedge, this is just like my bilibili app, once I viewed a clip on a waiugoren praising China, I kept seeing more praising clips. Same goes for clips on BLM protests. I have to constantly de-interest them otherwise they'll keep coming at my bilibili, ultimately brainwashing me.

      All I'm saying is you keep seeing what you believe in about this world. I cannot tell you how many mistakes I make. But know that you're no better even though you sound full of worldly views.

       

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      Have you ever seen Tit with 4 T-s? , hehe

      Trump-a's Tik- cheekyTok  -Tit ...  .., on July 17th

       

      White House Weighs TikTok Ban As Worries About CCP Infiltration Intensify

      "We are going to send a very strong message to China." 

      The popular video-sharing app TikTok could be placed on a blacklist via the Trump administration, effectively banning Americans from using the Chinese app, reported Financial Times

      Sources familiar with conversations (three in total) within the White House said the Trump administration is studying one proposal to place ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of the video app, on the Department of Commerce's "entity list. 

       

      Since, every human is equiped with two ... here is another Tit of July 17th:

       

      Trump Admin Exempts European, But Not Chinese, Students From Coronavirus Travel Restrictions         

      Foreign students coming from Europe, but not China, will be exempt from a travel ban the United States imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

       

      China, Brazil and Iran face similar travel bans, but students from those nations were not included in the U.S. exemptions. Students in European countries who already have visas to study in the United States are exempt from the ban, according to the memo.

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      This one is a bit OT ...

      Are you familiar with the Latin term 'mare liberum'?

      English word 'liberty' is derived from Latin 'libertas' conj. 'liberum '... and Latin 'mare' stands for 'sea'.

      Ancient Romans used that term to describe Mediterranean Sea ...

       

      Does South China Sea territory belongs to China?

       

      Why is '9-dash line' CCP's cartoonish determination of Chinese sea borders? 

       

       

      https://nationalinterest.org/feature/china-wants-ownership-south-china-s...

       

      China Wants Ownership of the South China Sea. Here's Why That Can't Happen. 

      by James Holmes, 

       

      Know this: Surrendering the South China Sea would embolden other coastal states to repeal the law of the sea by fiat if they felt strongly about offshore seas and possessed sufficient physical might to enforce their will. 

       

      It feels like 2014 again. That’s when it came to light that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had embarked on a seemingly quixotic project: manufacturing islands out of reefs and atolls in the South China Sea and then fortifying them to extend its sway vis-à-vis Southeast Asian rivals impertinent enough to insist on their maritime rights. The region was a fixture in headlines that year and into the next while Washington and Beijing traded barbs accusing each other of “militarizing” the situation.

       

      This week the Trump administration renewed the controversy, issuing a revised “U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea.” In the key paragraph Secretary of State Mike Pompeo proclaimed that “the world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire. America stands with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in protecting their sovereign rights to offshore resources, consistent with their rights and obligations under international law. We stand with the international community in defense of freedom of the seas and respect for sovereignty and reject any push to impose ‘might makes right’ in the South China Sea or the wider region.”

       

      Now, empire is a freighted word for sure. Communist China defines itself in opposition to European and Japanese imperialism, a scourge CCP leaders decry for inflicting a “century of humiliation” on Asia’s leading power. Unsurprisingly, then, China’s embassy in Washington DC leapt to deny Pompeo’s accusation.

       

      And indeed, the CCP is not seeking an empire in the South China Sea, strictly speaking. An empire exercises dominion over foreign territories from an imperial center. Beijing wants far more than a maritime empire. It covets ownership. It wants to make the South China Sea what Romans once called the Mediterranean Sea—namely mare liberum, or “our sea.”

       

      CCP magnates make no effort to conceal their aims. Since 2009, in fact, officialdom has frankly and regularly avowed that its paramount goal is “indisputable sovereignty” within a “nine-dashed line” enclosing the vast majority of the South China Sea. This is an extravagant claim. Think about what sovereignty is. A sovereign government exercises a monopoly on the use of armed force within borders inscribed on the map. It ordains and others obey. The law of the sea, which proscribes national ownership of maritime space—with few, specific, and narrowly drawn exceptions, none of which justify Beijing’s claims—will be no more in the South China Sea if Xi Jinping & Co. get their way.

       

      The waters and land features within the nine-dashed line will be Chinese territory.

      And an awful precedent will have been set. Surrendering the South China Sea would embolden other coastal states to repeal the law of the sea by fiat if they felt strongly about offshore seas and possessed sufficient physical might to enforce their will. Hence Secretary Pompeo’s warning against letting the primeval principle that might makes right—that the strong seize what they want in international affairs and the weak accommodate themselves to the strong—prevail.

       

      Freedom of the sea is a pressing interest for the United States and any seafaring society. It should be nonnegotiable.

      But there are reasons apart from international law why Americans should care whether the Chinese Communist Party rules a faraway expanse of which they know little. First, access. As Alfred Thayer Mahan pointed out a century ago, the paramount goal of maritime strategy is to ensure commercial, diplomatic, and military access to important trading regions such as East Asia. Commerce is king. Military access assures political access assures commercial access and the blessings trade brings. At the same time access is a crucial enabler for maritime strategy. Commerce generates wealth sufficient to fund a navy to protect commerce. Acquiescing in Beijing’s maritime claims would encumber freedom of movement for merchantmen and warships—threatening to interrupt this virtuous cycle and hurt American prosperity.

      It’s never a good time to put prosperity at hazard. Doing so in a pandemic year—a year rife with economic uncertainty—would amount to strategic malpractice. What happens in Southeast Asia has direct implications for Americans.

       

      Second, geopolitics. If U.S. foreign policy has aimed at securing commercial access since the age of Mahan, it also aims at keeping the “rimlands” of East Asia and Western Europe from falling under the dominion of some hostile power or alliance. North America occupies a fortunate geographic position, buffered against Eurasian enmities by the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. If some geopolitical competitor unified one of the rimlands under its rule, however, it might wrest away martial resources sufficient to reach out across the ocean and do the United States harm in its own hemisphere.

      To keep the rimlands fragmented among competing powers and hold danger at bay, U.S. diplomats and seafarers have to be able to get to the rimlands. Consequently, the U.S. Navy, affiliated joint forces, and allied military services must rule what geopolitics sage Nicholas Spykman termed the “girdle of marginal seas” adjoining the Eurasian perimeter. The South China Sea figures prominently among these marginal waterways—and thus to America’s rimlands strategy. Washington cannot let it go.

       

      And third, friends and allies. The United States has no strategic position in the Western Pacific without local partners and the harbors and bases they supply. It must keep its commitments to treaty allies such as the Philippine Islands lest they resign themselves to Chinese Communist supremacy and close their soil to U.S. forces. America could find itself locked out of the region. Its commercially and geopolitically driven foreign policy would falter as a result. Manila is a primary target of CCP abuse in the South China Sea, having seen waters apportioned to it under the law of the sea purloined by China’s maritime militia, coast guard, and navy. Deterring new aggression while reversing past transgressions must be central to U.S. strategy.

      Clearly, then, failing to honor longstanding security guarantees to the Philippines and other allies would place U.S. foreign policy and strategy in jeopardy in manifold ways. If Americans prefer a world of wealth and safety, they have ample reason to take an interest in Southeast Asian affairs. Abandoning the region to a Roman fate risks sacrificing our own future.

       

      James Holmes is J. C. Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College. The views voiced here are his alone.

       

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       When will this 'indispensable' -(5000 years & all .. rice 'n dumplings)- nation realize they are in no position to issue threats and warnings? 

       

      China warns UK to avoid going ‘further down the wrong path’ with Hong Kong interference over expected extradition suspension

      China warns UK to avoid going ‘further down the wrong path’ with Hong Kong interference over expected extradition suspension

      China has warned the UK against further damaging their relationship, in response to reports that London will suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as a result of Beijing’s new national security law there.

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      This post has over 8,000 words.

       

      123 words were written by Stiggs.

       

      67 were added by Wangnan.

       

      43 more came from Ambi.

       

      356 words were texted in by someone with broken thumbs using a Soviet era device.

       

      The remaining 7,478 copied and pasted words were ignored by everyone else.

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       Teaching of English in China by Westerners might soon became an offence ... in West.

      If that will happened, we'll call it "ET-Tit "... .

      Chinese would have a lot of difficulties to find 'tat' ...'cause Confucius Institutes are already banned in most western countries ... I should be a diplomat, he he

       

      Xinjiang-Tit:

       

      US Blacklists 11 Chinese Firms For Uighur Forced Labor, DNA & Human Hair Collection

      “Beijing actively promotes the reprehensible practice of forced labor and abusive DNA collection and analysis schemes to repress its citizens,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said.

       

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      americans!!!! are you prepared to be arrested?

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      DOJ Bombshell: Chinese Consulate In San Francisco Harboring 'Active Duty' PLA Researcher Wanted By FBI

      "...researcher who lied about her affiliation with a Chinese military university entered the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after being interviewed by the FBI on June 20 about alleged visa fraud and has remained there..."

       

      Amid a crazy day of ordered consulate closures, alleged death and bomb threats made against the Chinese Embassy in Washington and diplomatic wrangling, and on threats out of Beijing to "respond" in a devastating way to Trump's growing pressure campaign and China-related sanctions, Axios is just out with a bombshell late in the day Wednesday that ensures the tit-for-tat will only grow much more intense.

      "A researcher who lied about her affiliation with a Chinese military university entered the Chinese consulate in San Francisco after being interviewed by the FBI on June 20 about alleged visa fraud and has remained there, according to an FBI assessment in court filings dated July 20," Axios writes.

      If accurate, this would give some level of evidence to support Senator Marco Rubio's earlier charged allegation that "China’s Houston consulate is a massive spy center, forcing it to close is long overdue," as he tweeted, riling Chinese diplomats and pundits. He called it and others a "spy shop" which is part of the "Communist Party’s vast network of spies & influence operations in the United States."

      Analysts cited in the Axios report say that if the FBI allegations are true that the diplomatic outpost, which enjoys immunity from US law given their special protections under international law as an extension of the main embassy it would be "highly unusual" and "extraordinary".

      "It is highly unusual for a Chinese diplomatic post to associate so closely with a suspect in an intellectual property theft-related case," New York-based cyber crimes lawyer Minyao Wang told Axios. "Sheltering a defendant in a criminal case by using the diplomatic immunity of a consular building, if true, is really extraordinary."

      Here are the known details, per Axios, related to one Tang Juan a University of California-Davis researcher previously admitted on a J-1 visa (non-immigrant visa issued to scholars engaged in exchange type programs):

      - On her visa application, Tang stated that she did not have any affiliation with the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the Chinese military.

      - But an investigation revealed that she worked at the Air Force Military Medical University (FMMU), a PLA-affiliated university in China, and she is considered to be active military personnel.

      - After obtaining a warrant, the FBI searched her home and found evidence of her affiliation with the PLA.

      - On June 26, Tang was charged with visa fraud.

      At that point Tang reportedly fled to the San Francisco consulate and is believed to have been given "safe harbor" there in order to avoid prosecution. She's said to still be hiding out their under Chinese diplomatic protection.

      This comes amid a spate of similar charges against Chinese nationals at research and academic institutions who attempted to conceal their ties with Chinese government entities. However it seems the first such case of an individual hiding out at a consular or embassy compound.

      "At some point following the search and interview of Tang on June 20, 2020, Tang went to the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, where the FBI assesses she has remained," the court filings say. And further: "As the Tang case demonstrates, the Chinese consulate in San Francisco provides a potential safe harbor for a PLA official intent on avoiding prosecution in the United States."

      Crucially the FBI says it has formally notified Beijing: "We made the Chinese government aware that she is a charged individual, so it unquestionable that they know the defendant is a fugitive from Justice," an official told Axios.

      All of this of course means that as intense as this week has already been, things are about to get a lot hotter between Beijing and Washington now that the case is public knowledge and out in the open.

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      Legitimate British passport is not recognisable by Beijing?

      Woow, that's crafty ... Move Hong Kongers to Xinjiang into reeducation camps with Uighurs .... Bingo, Bj!

       

      Britain says BNO passports for Hong Kongers are ‘legitimate’ after China threatens not to recognize them in citizenship row

      Britain says BNO passports for Hong Kongers are ‘legitimate’ after China threatens not to recognize them in citizenship row

      London insisted that British National Overseas (BNO) passports are “legitimate” after China said it may end its recognition of them amid a row over new visa rules offering 3 million Hong Kongers a path to British citizenship.

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      If Houston is the tit, Chengdu is the tat.

       

       

      https://www.businessinsider.com/china-tells-us-to-close-chengdu-consulat...

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      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-shutters-us-consulate-cheng...

       

      China’s announcement came hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech outlining the Trump administration’s increasingly aggressive stance toward China on virtually every aspect of the relationship — from trade to technology.

      “We must admit a hard truth that should guide us in the years and decades to come, that if we want to have a free 21st century, and not the Chinese century of which Xi Jinping dreams, the old paradigm of blind engagement with China simply won’t get it done,” Mr. Pompeo said on Thursday. “We must not continue it and we must not return to it."

      He spoke in California at the library of President Richard M. Nixon, whose visit to China in 1972 set in motion a new era of relations that, he said, China exploited to the disadvantage of the United States. His reference to the closing of the consulate in Houston was met with a round of applause.

      Several academics quoted by Voice of America News warned that this latest diplomatic standoff is a sign of a new 'Cold War', and that there would likely be more mud-slinging and military posturing between now and the November election.

      “It is an escalation (of diplomatic tensions). And it is a new cold war that’s been launched step by step by the U.S. and China,” said Sang Pu, a political commentator in Hong Kong.

      “U.S.-China relations have been hitting all-time lows since the [coronavirus] pandemic started or, in particular, Hong Kong’s national security law took effect,” Shi Yinhong, an international relations professor at Beijing's Renmin University, told VOA.

      “There are still four months ahead of the U.S. presidential election and six months before the next administration takes office in the White House. During that period of time, Trump will no doubt make many other moves to worsen the relationship between both countries,” the professor projected.

      A speech delivered last night by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last night seemed to pour salt in the wound, as America's top diplomat suggested that the Chinese people should essentially rebel against totalitarian Communist Party rule.

      But Pompeo's speech wasn't the only reason for CCP officials to grouse. Media reports published yesterday claimed the US had identified at least 25 CCP members who are involved with sensitive research at universities around the US.

      Sen Marco Rubio tweeted earlier this week that China's Houston consulate was a "nest of spies"; the White House hasn't offered much in the way of justification for the decision.

      White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said during a press briefing earlier this week that President Trump "remains unhappy" with China over its handling of an outbreak that has killed more than 140,000 Americans.

      Washington “abruptly demanded” the closure of the Houston consulate late Tuesday, according to media reports confirmed by China's Foreign Ministry. The order apparently led officials at the diplomatic mission to start burning sensitive documents, drawing the attention of local police.

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      The entire Internet is down again.  I'm so thankful Copy and Paste Boy has supplied us with all the news that we couldn't possibly have access to on our own.

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      US Military got involved with stealing and lying Chinese academic MFs ...

       

      https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/has-chinas-military-deeply-infiltrated...

      Report by Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, who previously worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and conducted basic and clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a member of the Citizens Commission on National Security.

       

       

      It is a widely accepted fact that China has stolen U.S. intellectual property worth billions of dollars.

      The U.S. government recently ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, which Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) described as a “central node of the Communist Party’s vast network of spies & influence operations in the United States.”

      At virtually the same time, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted two Chinese nationals for seeking to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies in the United States and abroad, including defense contractors.

       

      Now, Juan Tang, 37, who had been a visiting cancer researcher at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine for several months, has been arrested by the FBI  after hiding in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco.

      She is one of four Chinese researchers charged by federal authorities in recent days with lying about their background to gain entrance into the United States.

      A federal criminal complaint filed in court in Sacramento charges Juan Tang with lying about her connections to the Chinese military when she applied for a nonimmigrant visa on Oct. 28, 2019.

      The FBI criminal complaint shows Juan Tang in Chinese military uniforms and her scientific affiliations are listed as the National Translational Science Center for Molecular Medicine & Department of Cell Biology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an 710032, China.

      According to Andy Fell, a spokesman for the University of California, Davis, Juan Tang was a visiting researcher in the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology. Her research was funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council, “a study-based exchange program affiliated with the China’s Ministry of Education and Xijing Hospital in China.”

       

      Yes, but why the University of California, Davis?

      It may be because Jian-Jian Li, who received his M.D. degree in 1984 from China’s Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and, like Juan Tang’s position in China’s National Translational Science Center for Molecular Medicine, Dr. Li is Director of Translational Research at the University of California, Davis.

      Dr. Li received a Ph.D. in 1994 from the Department of Radiation and Free Radical Biology, University of Iowa and was trained at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health from 1995 to 1998.

       

      Over many years, Dr. Li has maintained extensive collaboration with scientists in China, some of whom work at the Fourth Military Medical University.

      It seems highly unlikely that Dr. Li did not know of Juan Tang’s affiliation with China’s Fourth Military Medical University.

      The arrests of the four Chinese nationals mentioned in this article represent only a tiny proportion of the Chinese students, postdoctoral researchers and full-time medical scientists, many of whom are supported by U.S. taxpayer dollars, and may be actively assisting China’s military obtain U.S. secrets and proprietary information, medical research being the softest of the soft espionage targets.

      The time is long past for a comprehensive investigation of the medical research exchange programs between the U.S. and China.

         

         

        Laowai English teachers applying for Z visa must feel fortunate when Z sponsor demands all presented documents (degrees, diplomas, non-Crim. Cert.) must be authenticated ... I mean, you might come to China to teach English and then you lecture in Japanese, instead ...

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