U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at an Atlantic Council Front Page event on Sept. 15, pointing out that in recent months, China’s “predatory economic activity,” coupled with its sneaky handling of the coronavirus pandemic, has “awakened” the world to the threat Beijing poses to the international community.
The Atlantic Council invited Pompeo to one of its virtual meetings on Tuesday to discuss his recent trip to Europe and how European nations are awakening to the China challenge.
Pompeo said that the United States needs to recognize that its China policies chosen in the 1970s must be changed to protect the security of American people.
Pompeo reiterated that “America is a deeply moral nation and it has a set of founding principles upon which that morality is based.” China using “human rights language to cover up for the most unbelievable human rights violations” is “an enormous crisis in human rights in the 21st century.”
While the CCP virus was raging in Wuhan, another virus was also quietly spreading in Lanzhou, China due to man-made accidents. After issuing an official statement which touched on the issue lightly at the end of last year, relevant data was never released. However, mainland media disclosed on September 14 that the number of infected people exceeded the official data by more than ten times. Almost one year has passed and many infected people still cannot confirm whether they got sick, what treatment to take, and what to do in the future.
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A new report has found that each year, Beijing pours billions of dollars to fund its influence operations worldwide, which seeks to silence dissidents, suppress minority groups, and acquire foreign technology.
Chinese diplomats have insisted that united front groups—state-affiliated organizations in charge of spreading Beijing’s agenda at home and abroad—are benign bureaucratic missions facilitating foreign exchange based on “openness, transparency, [and] equality.” These groups are overseen by either the United Front Work Department or Chinese government agencies that are ultimately controlled by the department.
But the scale of such operations’ funding appears to contradict Chinese authorities’ claims.
There have been numerous unusual natural phenomena taking place in China this year, such as summer snows, coronavirus-shaped hailstones, mountains making strange sounds, and hundreds of fish leaping out of the water at the same time.
Netizens in the Xinjiang region and Shaanxi Province recently reported that some fruit trees that produce beautiful spring blossoms are now blooming in September.
According to traditional Chinese culture, snow and hail in the wrong season, as well as flowers blooming in the wrong season, are inauspicious signs that foreshadow a big disaster in the coming months.
Seven months ago, unusual sightings of dense flocks of crows were reported in central China’s Hubei Province, the place where the CCP virus originated, in late January and early February, when the outbreak was most serious. Chinese elderly used to say that crows are carrion-eaters and have the ability to anticipate death because they can smell the odor of those who are dying. Therefore, they hover around corpses or patients before death.