February 27, 2021

Geopolitics

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Win-win-lose: Taiwan offers asylum to Hong Kong protesters
China has warned Taiwan against interfering in its affairs after the Taiwanese government offered asylum to pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Taiwan is a self-ruled island which China considers its own territory under its “One China Principle”. Read More.
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Demonstrators shift gears: ‘People of Hong Kong, keep fighting’
Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators, despite warnings from the Chinese government, filled the streets of Hong Kong on a rainy Sunday afternoon in a "peaceful" protest against what they say are Beijing’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics in the autonomous territory. Read More.
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How China has quietly exploited the U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf
All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy U.S.-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and quietly consolidating a dominant presence in the area with the active support of Russia. Read More.
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Bolton: Accident shows Kremlin's 'hypersonic' nuclear ambitions
U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton says a mysterious accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels shows how hard the Kremlin is working to develop delivery systems for nuclear weapons. Read More.
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'Liberation Day' in Seoul: Massive demonstrations call for president’s ouster
A massive flag rally in Seoul on Aug. 15 to mark the 74th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan was mostly ignored by South Korea's mainstream media while foreign media reported on a smaller demonstration dominated by anti-Japan sentiment, observers say. Read More.
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Tokyo-Seoul feud welcomed by China, Russia, N. Korea
As the trade-culture conflict between Seoul and Tokyo heats up, South Korea's president has floated the controversial idea of a partnership with North Korea. The move by left-leaning President Moon Jae-In amid a sinking economy was cheered by the South’s official media but enraged the nation’s conservatives. Read More.
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China reacts with fury at U.S. plans to deploy missiles in Asia
China spent the week following the Aug. 2 U.S. departure from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, criticizing Washington’s decision. Read More.
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Thiel: 'Investigate' Google's ties with Chinese military
Google is developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology for China which “clearly has a lot of military applications” and should be investigated by the CIA or FBI, technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel said. Under the one-party political system in which the Chinese Communist Party rules, Google’s AI China-based research and development will absolutely end up in the Chinese military’s possession, Thiel said. Read More.
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German exports to Iran drop after U.S. sanctions
Falling trade between Germany and Iran indicate that stinging U.S. sanctions are affecting the commercial preferences of countries when deciding on whether to conduct business with Teheran. German exports to Iran fell by 48 percent to $759 million in the first six months of this year, Reuters reported. Read More.
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Iran: Israel 'could spark war' if it joins U.S. allies in Persian Gulf
The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy has warned that if Israel joins a U.S.-led security coalition in the Persian Gulf it could set off a war. “Any illegitimate presence by the Zionists in the waters of the Persian Gulf could spark a war,” IRGC Navy Rear Adm. Alireza Tangsiri told the Lebanese-based Al-Mayadeen TV. Read More.
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Google hosts climate camp for favored elites at Sicily resort
Commentary by FPI / August 2, 2019 Earth to leftist hypocrites, there is this thing called video conferencing. Google this week hosted a conference for favored political and celebrity elites at a posh resort on the Italian island of Sicily. Climate change was the main topic of the so-called “Google Camp.” Many of the attendees . Read More.
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‘South Korea is in danger’: Korean War veterans issue international appeal
“A flower of democracy in South Korea is about to fall,” warned a group of more than 850 retired South Korean military officials in an open letter. Read More.
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Millions have fled Marxist-torn Venezuela, according to UN reports
In a stunningly stark report on the political and economic conditions in Venezuela, the UN’s Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet, outlined a troubling litany of continuing human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, and economic privations characterizing the besieged Latin American country. Read More.
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British Journalists Requests Asylum After Being Politically Detained
Tommy Robinson, a journalist who has been punished in the past for shedding light on mostly-Muslim grooming gangs accused of abusing hundreds of women and young girls in the UK, has been jailed for nine months for contempt of court. Read More.
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British Journalist Requests Asylum to America After Becoming a Political Prisoner
Tommy Robinson, a journalist who has been punished in the past for shedding light on mostly-Muslim grooming gangs accused of abusing hundreds of women and young girls in the UK, has been jailed for nine months for contempt of court. Read More.

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